Division Manager, Field Utilities and Water Treatment Maintenance –

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    Metro Vancouver
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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Division Manager, Field Utilities and Water Treatment Maintenance

Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: Liquid Waste Services
Employee Group: Exempt
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby

Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a Division Manager, Field Utilities and Water Treatment Maintenance who will be responsible for the oversight of a team of over 100 employees including exempt, unionized trades and technical staff that provide a variety of civil maintenance and construction, and field utility and plant maintenance services. This position will have the opportunity to contribute as a shared service provider to the advancement of maintenance initiatives, investment decisions and most importantly lead a team of dedicated maintenance professionals.  

You are: An energetic leader and strategic thinker with maintenance and asset management experience, and strong change and people management skills. If this sounds like you, you should join our team.

The Division Manager, Field Utilities and Water Treatment Maintenance reports to the Director of Wastewater Collections and Drainage Operations and Maintenance, and falls within our Management / Leadership, Level 4A job family.

This role:

  • Manages the delivery of comprehensive maintenance services to the Liquid Waste Services (LWS) and Water Services (WS) departments. Liaises with other departments and organizations to deliver reliable and cost effective maintenance services to the water and wastewater utilities. 
  • Liaises effectively and works collaboratively with the Division Manager, Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance to ensure maintenance practices are aligned.
  • Manages a shared technical services maintenance team that services both the Field Utilities, Water treatment and the Wastewater Treatment Maintenance Divisions.
  • Accountable for the Utility Maintenance Division’s budget preparation and reporting; ensures appropriate allocation of costs to the legal entities and sub-areas. Monitors and controls spending to ensure effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds within the approved budget. Contributes to the preparation of long range financial plans.
  • Adopts relevant maintenance practices and technologies which provide value and effectiveness; ensures work programs and priorities are completed; determines required resources; allocates, adjusts, and manages resources according to priorities; provides high-level direction for improving maintenance and optimizing expenditures; and reports to technical and political committees as required.
  • Manages all maintenance activities; initiates and follows Corporate standards; ensures regulatory and safety requirements are adhered to; implements monitoring and assessment monitoring programs; and manages performance.
  • Assesses requests for maintenance division engineering support on capital projects for the sewer collection system, water distribution system and wastewater treatment plants. Identifies resources and liaises with the capital project managers to support the capital programs in the Liquid Waste and Water Services Departments.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls and manages the existing asset maintenance program for the Water and Liquid Waste Departments operating and maintenance divisions.
  • Ensures the delivery of preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance programs; manages the development and implementation of maintenance strategies to optimize performance and reliability; ensures maintenance engineering and technical services are managed effectively.
  • Responsible for supervising, directing and motivating staff and monitors performance towards division, department and corporate objectives; ensures staff adhere to corporate and board policies.
  • Leads, coaches, mentors and develops staff recognizing the importance of leadership, supervisory and technical training; develops and sustains a flexible workforce encouraging staff to pursue opportunities that complement their skills and experience.
  • Leads the implementation of strategic goals and ensures the division’s activities are consistent with the organization’s values and goals. 
  • Provides leadership to address critical and complex equipment and infrastructure repairs; coordinates staff and advises on difficult decisions about regarding shut downs, repairs and equipment replacements.
  • Provides advice and guidance on approach and problem situations to others within Metro Vancouver and on behalf of to the organization to contacts external to the organization; represents the organization to the media, elected officials, and the public as required.
  • Liaises with other departments, external agencies, municipalities and the public on maintenance issues and concerns; partners with consultants and technical associations to further the division’s objectives.
  • Performs other maintenance related duties as required.
  • To be successful, you have:

  • University degree in engineering or other relevant field and 10 years of recent, related progressive experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Formal professional or technical designation in appropriate area of expertise.
  • Expertise in the maintenance of utility systems related to water and wastewater operations; superior understanding of maintenance aspects affecting the design, construction, and operations and maintenance of water and wastewater facilities, safety requirements, regulatory requirements and relevant municipal bylaws.
  • Excellent budgeting and financial management skills. Demonstrated ability to manage and monitor budgets, meet financial objectives and ensure the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds. Excellent contract administration and project management skills including the ability to resolve complex issues. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including sound report writing and presentation skills. Persuasively communicates complex information to diverse audiences and upholds the reputation the organization in communications with external agencies, the media, elected officials, and the public.
  • Ability to build and maintain respectful working relationships; skill in dealing openly and tactfully in a variety of situations; responds effectively to emotional triggers in self and others.
  • Proven ability to use judgment to resolve complex challenges; flexible and able to develop and revise strategies to address problems and changing circumstances. Demonstrates persistence in overcoming obstacles and considers the diverse and long term implications of decisions beyond the work at hand. Focuses the work of the division on priorities that will make the biggest difference to the organization.
  • Contributes to the team with constructive ideas and experiences; effectively deals with disagreements to prevent escalation of conflict; seeks to include team members in decisions that will impact them.
  • Ability to lead, supervise, coach and guide others while enhancing individual and team effectiveness. Ability to mentor and foster the development of direct reports and provide leadership to a number of ‘support but does not report’ working relationships. Sound understanding of and ability to apply labour and employee relations principles and practices including applicable collective agreements.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook for communication, documentation, reporting, analysis, and cost control.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Our Vision:
    Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

    Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by March 3, 2021.

    Organization: Region: Professional Categories: , , Posted: February 10, 2021, 1:37 pm Expires: March 3, 2021, 4:30 pm Employment Type: Full Time
    Employment Length: Permanent
    Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
    Job Experience: 5 years or more

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