Job: Manager, Water Distribution

Title Manager, Water Distribution
Employer City of Abbotsford
Application Close Date Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Location Abbotsford
Date Posted July 10, 2019
Job Information

Manager, Water Distribution
Engineering and Regional Utilities

Exempt, Full Time


The Utilities Operations Division of the Engineering and Regional Utilities Department is responsible for the construction, maintenance and operations of the City’s underground infrastructure including, but not limited to, Water Supply and Distribution, Wastewater Treatment and Collection, and Drainage, Dyking and Irrigation for the City and Regional Utilities. This Division ensures that the City’s infrastructure is safe, well managed, efficient, effective and meets all regulatory and legislative requirements in accordance with Council’s vision of the City “…to be the Hub of the Fraser Valley.” This Division will also help shape the future of the City and is viewed as a steward of the community that will attract and retain people to live, work and play in the City of Abbotsford.

We are seeking a key member of our Utility Operations leadership team for the position of Manager, Water Distribution.  Reporting to the Director, Utility Operations, the Manager is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water distribution infrastructure throughout the City. As the Manager, the scope of your role includes planning and implementing all maintenance programs for the seventeen CUPE staff you will be leading. At times, this may be expanded to performing minor capital improvements or construction projects.

You have the ability to motivate, mentor, coach and lead a diverse team of operational and maintenance staff. As well as strong communication and interpersonal skills allowing you to build credible and trusted relationships with your team and throughout the organization.

As the Manager, you will have:

  • Degree in Engineering or Diploma in Technology, or other related discipline.
  • Professional Designation as a P. Eng or AScT.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive related experience, with a minimum of 3 years in a leadership role.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive.  We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

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Closing Date: August 7, 2019

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