Operations Manager, Road, Drainage and Sanitation – City of Prince Rupert

14 June 2023

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City of Prince Rupert

Operations Manager, Road, Drainage and Sanitation 

Prince Rupert sits on the traditional and unceded territory of the Ts’msyen Sm’algya̱x-Speaking Peoples.

The mandate of the City of Prince Rupert is to maintain and enhance those services that make Prince Rupert a good place to live and work, taking community leadership to seize opportunities that will be advantageous to Prince Rupert citizens.
City employees believe that providing quality government services to fellow citizens is the most satisfying work anyone could choose to do. The City knows candidates have many options, whether you are just beginning your career, seeking a second career, or just looking for a new challenge. The City is always interested in talking with people who want to be part of a local government that is moving forward in many ways. The City strives to provide a competitive, comprehensive compensation package that will attract and retain the brightest and best.
The Operations Department manages and maintains City infrastructure and properties. Some of the services provided by Operations include: maintenance of water, sewer, storm sewer, roads, sidewalks, parks, fields, tot lots, and trails, cemetery, sanitation and landfill and street lighting.

Reporting to the General Manager, Public Works, the Manager of Roads, Drainage & Sanitation Services (the Manager) is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, and construction of the City’s stormwater infrastructure. Additionally, the Manager oversees the day-to-day operation, maintenance, repair, and construction of the City’s road network infrastructure, including  roadways, traffic signals and street lighting. The Manager is responsible for the City’s sanitation service, which includes street cleaning, public space clean-up and Refuse collection and curbside pick-up and delivery of residential garbage, recycling and — in the coming years — organics. The Manager guides and oversees the work of City Operations staff to ensure service efficiency, systems effectiveness, and workplace safety.
This is an exciting management opportunity, to lead a diverse public works portfolio. The successful candidate will have or be working towards a Diploma in Civil Engineering or Technology (or a  related discipline) and Applied Science Technologist (with the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia). In addition, the position requires Water Distribution Operator 1 EOCP, Wastewater Collection Operator 1 EOCP, and/or Water Treatment Operator 1 EOCP certification or higher. It will be integral that the preferred candidate has excellent communication skills, bring an understanding of local government operations, and possess a collaborative approach to problem-solving. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Local government
  • Public works
  • Municipal operations
  • Labour relations
  • Civil engineering


  • Politically astute
  • Communication
  • Solutions focused
  • Problem solving
  • Team management

Letter of Introduction & resume via email to Harbour West Consulting

Harbour West Consulting believes equity, diversity and inclusion are essential for the organizations we serve to achieve the business goals they strive for. We believe that everyone – no matter their gender, racialized identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, political beliefs, family status, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, or Indigenous status – should have equitable access to jobs and opportunities. We strive to ensure the recruitment process unfolds in a fair, transparent, timely and open manner to include individuals previously underrepresented or discouraged from participating.
Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with the City of Prince Rupert, please contact Harbour West Consulting at 604-998-4032 or forward your resume and letter of introduction, in confidence, to info@hwest.ca. We will respond to all who express interest.