Current Postings


The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver

Manager, Special Projects

Temporary Full Time

The City of North Vancouver is the urban core of the beautiful North Shore and has a long-term vision to be “The Healthiest Small City in the World”, with five key priorities to be a City for People, a Resilient City, a Vibrant City, a Connected City and a Prosperous City.
The Engineering, Parks and Environment department has an exciting opportunity for a temporary full time Manager, Special Projects until approx. December 31, 2026.  Reporting to the Manager of The Shipyards and Waterfront, this role is part of an integrated public space team that oversees all public space in the City – including The Shipyards, Parks and the City’s Public Realm Infrastructure group. We are looking for a motivated and passionate professional who can apply their strong communication and organizational skills to lead and deliver strategic planning and public space projects for The Shipyards and Waterfront Division.
Duties and responsibilities include: working with senior staff in formulating and implementing project work to meet desired objectives; overseeing all aspects of projects including the development of project definition documents, work programs, scope of work, request for proposals, feasibility studies, budgets and cost estimates;  monitoring and reporting out on the progress of the work related to budget, schedule and quality of work; identifying project risks and proposing mitigating measures; overseeing implementation of plans, ensuring elements are scoped, phased appropriately, budgeted for and executed according to plans or specifications; reviewing plans and projects at various stages for conformity with the program of requirements; reviewing change orders, progress payment certificates/invoices and recommend payments.
This position will manage a team of professional consultants, external advisory groups, internal staff working groups and report out regularly to senior leadership steering committees to ensure the delivery of high quality programs and projects for The Shipyards and Waterfront Division. This position may also manage a small group of reports.  The successful incumbent will liaise with internal and external stakeholders including other city departments, governments, agencies, community residents, stakeholders and business interests coordinating communications and engagement activities both internally and externally. This position will also be responsible for prepering and delivering council presentations, reports and information reports. Performs related work as required.
A Master’s degree in a related discipline (e.g. Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architect or Urban Design) and considerable years of experience with managing large projects of institutional or complex nature, or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required. Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, methods and procedures applicable to project management is required.  Experience with municipal planning and project delivery such as urban design, public space planning and design, landscape architecture development practices is preferred. Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite are required. A Class 5 BC driver’s license is also required.
During the recruitment process, applicants will be requested to provide a current Police Information Check (PIC).
We offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package for this exempt position, including a compressed work schedule. The salary range is $119,964 - $141,132 annually (2024 rates).
If you are passionate about making the City of North Vancouver an even greater place to live, work and play, apply online through the Career Portal at by Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Thank you for your interest in the City of North Vancouver.
We respectfully acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional and unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. The City of North Vancouver is committed to Reconciliation with these Nations, who have lived on these lands since time immemorial.
Posting: 2024-0045