Closing date: Open until Filled
Assistant Director of Public Works (Continuous)
Engineering and Public Works Department
Victoria is a vibrant and sustainably focused city, renowned as a globally recognized tourist destination welcoming over 3.5 million visitors annually and a place with an exceptional quality of life for its residents. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and the capital of British Columbia, Victoria is home to over 80,000 people and is the economic and cultural centre for the Capital Region’s 350,000 residents. The city is experiencing change and growth with increased levels of development, and major City-building initiatives on the horizon.
The City of Victoria is recruiting for the Assistant Director, Public Works which is the head of the City’s Public Works Division, comprised of over 200 multidisciplinary employees. The City is seeking a highly motivated, self-starting individual, with exceptional technical and leadership abilities. The successful candidate will have extensive municipal operational planning and management experience, combined with exemplary problem solving and communication skills, in order to lead the City’s public works and operational services, which include streets, utilities, cleaning services, fleet, surface infrastructure and administration operations.
This individual will be a highly professional, natural leader, relationship-builder and team-player, committed to fostering a culture of engagement with all internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate will the lead City’s trades to operate, maintain, and enhance the City’s infrastructure in a safe, effective, efficient and sustainable manner. This highly influential role presents an opportunity for the successful candidate to use their experience and abilities to impact and shape Public Works for the City of Victoria.
Reporting to the Director of Engineering and Public Works, the Assistant Director (AD) Public Works works closely with the two other Assistant Directors responsible for Engineering and Transportation respectively. The Assistant Director is responsible for the effective delivery of the full range of operational and capital programs to support City infrastructure needs for residents, visitors, business and other City departments.
This position is responsible for developing and managing the provision of Public Works management, operations, construction and maintenance programs including:
Direct and manage over 200 managerial, technical, construction and labouring staff of Public Works including:
Professionally represent Public Works across all City departments and achieve required results and outcomes by:
Manage the delivery of public works operations, construction and maintenance services including:
Perform other related activities as and when required.
An equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered
To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume
City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.
We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at HR@victoria.ca