The Water Operations Manager is responsible for operations management of the City of Kelowna water utility including domestic and irrigation water supply. Plans, organizes, leads and controls water operations, and develops branch goals, standards, partnerships, policies and procedures to ensure sustainable, safe, and efficient utilization of financial, human and physical resources. Provides input and professional expertise related to overall Branch strategic plans, objectives and goals; is a representative of the Branch to City Council. This management position actively participates on corporate teams as required and is responsible for compliance with all regulatory, policy and legal infrastructure requirements.Duties
1. Lead water operations management, maintenance and operations
2. Manage Human Resources
3. Manage Branch sustainability
4. Manage budget and prioritize overall branch budget requests
5. Communicate and provide input and professional expertise related to overall Branch strategic plans & goals
6. Support Corporate Initiatives
Post-secondary degree in Engineering, Science or other applicable technical discipline.
Eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer.
Minimum 3 years leadership and management experience in the field of drinking water provision.
Strong management, leadership and technical skills regarding the supply, treatment and distribution of water.
Multi-tasking to manage complex projects and multiple priorities effectively; analyze problems.
Strong verbal and written communications with staff, political leaders and the public.
Ability to read and interpret technical drawings.
Budgeting procedures and techniques.
Demonstrate a civic entrepreneurial spirit by generating new, innovative ideas and development of better methods to accomplish tasks and complete projects.
Relationship Building and People Management
Leadership and Strategic Thinking
Please ensure that you have a resume, cover letter and Driver’s Abstract to attach, as these are required documents when applying to this posting.
Other documents such as educational documents are optional and can be provided under other documents 1, 2, 3 etc.
If you do not currently possess a Driver’s License, or are waiting to receive a Driver’s Abstract, you are still eligible to apply. Please upload a word document stating “driver’s abstract is on order” or “do not possess driver’s license”.
We offer progressive employment practices and a great work environment. This is an exempt position that offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
If you have previously applied to this posting, please do not reapply. We will be considering all applications received.