Manager, Structures & Systems – Capital Regional District

19 July 2023

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Capital Regional District

Manager, Structures & Systems

Parks & Environmental Services – Facility Management & Engineering Services

Competition 23/198                                                                                                 
Status Exempt Management                                                                           
Salary Range $134,187 – $157,867 annually (2023 rates)                                 
Review of applications begins 4:00pm on August 9, 2023, but the posting will remain open until filled.
Position Purpose
The Manager, Structures & Systems is responsible for providing Professional Engineering and leadership services within the Facilities Management & Engineering Services division and other CRD divisions consistent with CRD standards, policies and procedures, codes, and regulations, in the areas of structures, buildings, energy, HVAC, climate change, and contract management with the overlying purpose of protecting public health and the environment.
Key Accountabilities / Position Outcomes

  • Contributes to the achievement of CRD strategies and deliverables by preparing budgets, planning, scheduling, and implementing projects related to the construction and optimization of office buildings, recreation centres, theatres, process facilities and related systems involving energy and GHG reduction.
  • Manages a small group of project engineers and related administrative staff through the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning phases of a diverse range of projects.
  • Provides project management for small to medium sized projects of a complex nature.
  • Manages and carries out engineering feasibility studies including cost estimates and compiles technical reports to make recommendations regarding projects.
  • Manages projects and the contract process including preparing contract documents (specifications, schedule of quantities, etc.),
  • Develops terms of reference, evaluates consultants and their work, assists in tender calls, and analyzes work carried out by contractors ensuring projects are completed on time and on budget.
  • Contributes to the achievement of strategic and departmental financial targets by consulting regularly with Finance Staff on matters related to budget preparation and monitoring, cost estimates, statutory requirements.
  • Ensures that subordinate staff meet their own deliverables by providing them with the required direction, resources, information, and supervision.
  • Applies leadership, coaching and management skills to create a highly engaged team of professional staff to ensure division goals and objectives are met including a triple bottom line approach. Applies diplomacy and strong communication, presentation and relationship building skills to ensure projects and deliverables are understood and client’s needs are met.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable Engineering discipline plus fifteen (15) years of related experience in building construction, consulting, and/or local government setting, including planning, design, and management of projects involving structures, buildings, and related systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certification in energy and/or building management will be considered an asset.
  • Project Management Professional certification will be considered an asset.
  • Membership in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.

Role-specific Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • Operational knowledge of WorkSafe BC regulations and the ability to plan and coordinate projects to protect the safety of employees, contractors, consultants, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of project delivery methods and associated procurement procedures.
  • Knowledge of project management best practices.
  • Knowledge of contract management best practices, processes, and systems.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Management Systems such as SAP.
  • Knowledge and experience working with MS Office programs and other relevant software.
  • Experience leading and managing technical and administrative staff.
  • Knowledge of CRD organizational structure and function considered an asset.
  • Must possess a valid BC driver’s licence.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and covering letter online at under “Careers”.  To learn more about working with us, visit our website.
The CRD wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

Leadership Profile:
CRD Leaders are champions for creating an accountable, high performance, service-oriented organization that makes a difference in our community.  They pay attention to shifts and trends in an ever-changing and complex environment and think strategically to serve residents, businesses, and local governments today while developing a sustainable organization for the future.

Leadership Summary: (P5)
Leaders at this level are generally recognized as experts in their field, having developed depth and breadth of expertise in multiple related disciplines.  They anticipate client needs and influence the development of innovative solutions, coordinating work outside their own area.  These leaders participate in the development of business strategy and create innovative solutions that are consistent with organizational objectives.  They present highly complex ideas and influence others.  They provide leadership, mentoring and guidance to others, and develop and manage plans to solve the most complex problems, creating solutions that are both innovative and that meet organizational objectives.

CRD Leadership Competencies:
Leaders are accountable to all Leadership Competencies, the following have particular relevance to this position: Thinks Strategically
Thinks strategically when analyzing issues, making decisions, and prioritizing actions, including:

  • Takes an organizational perspective.
  • Ensures client and stakeholder interests are considered. strategic plan.
  • Assesses social, economic, and environmental trends for opportunities and challenges.

Sees the Big Picture
Understands and helps others see the complexity of the CRD environment, including:

  • Identifies connections, relationships, and possibilities between and within different parts of the CRD.
  • Considers the impact of actions on other areas and/or the whole organization.
  • Helps others to connect current actions with the vision and strategic goals of the CRD.
  • Reviews and adapts plans to take advantage of emerging opportunities and to address changes in other areas.

Is Accountable for Results
Aligns the people, resources, and systems necessary to deliver business results, including:

  • Takes personal accountability for actions and outcomes in own area of responsibility.
  • Delegates appropriately to achieve results.
  • Empowers others to be accountable by setting clear outcomes, checking-in regularly, and providing mentoring to ensure goals are met.
  • Celebrates individuals/teams successfully delivering outcomes.

Understands the Politics
Uses an understanding of the complexity and nuances of own political arena (internal and external) to gain stakeholder support, including: 

  • Communicates relevant and timely information and alternatives to help stakeholders make decisions.
  • Anticipates barriers and motivators for stakeholder support.
  • Balances the nature of communication between informing and influencing.
  • Uses an understanding of timing to take the right action at the right moment to gain stakeholder support

**note: internal stakeholders can include decision makers, those who allocate resources and/or superiors
Builds Partnerships
Pulls people together to accomplish goals that could not be reached individually, including:

  • Uses formal and informal networks to identify opportunities for collaboration.
  • Invites participation from diverse groups with common interests.
  • Balances consensus building skills with negotiation and influencing skills to achieve outcomes.
  • Empowers team members to take joint ownership of outcomes.