Supervisor, Utilities – Wastewater – Resort Municipality of Whistler

30 June 2023

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Supervisor, Utilities Wastewater

Permanent Full Time
Posting No. 080-23

June 30, 2023

Situated within the shared, unceded territory of the Li̓ lwat7úl (Lílwat People) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish People), the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is a vibrant destination resort community, local government organization and leader in providing municipal programs, services, progressive planning and infrastructure. The RMOW is a high performance municipal organization and significant tourism economy serving a community of 14,000 permanent residents and over three million annual visitors. Whistler’s vision is to be a place where our community thrives, nature is protected and guests are inspired. 

The Utilities Group department has an opportunity for qualified individuals to apply for the position of Supervisor, Utilities – Wastewater. Reporting to the Utilities Superintendent, this position offers 76.5 hours bi-weekly starting as soon as possible.
This role supervises the operation of the municipal EOCP Level IV Wastewater Treatment, EOCP Level III Collection system, District Energy System, and the Landfill Closure assets. This position supervises and coordinates a crew of operators and maintenance personnel, sub-contractors, and consultants to ensure the WWTP, collections system, DES plant and land fill closure assets operate effectively, efficiently, within regulatory and operating permit requirements.
Qualified candidates have completed, at minimum a two-year post-secondary program and applicable EOCP certification with at least 5 years managing wastewater treatment, wastewater collection networks, and formally supervising staff. Applicants with an equivalent combination of training and experience in water utility operations and maintenance environments may be considered. Qualified candidates demonstrate excellent working knowledge of biological nutrient removal and other advanced wastewater treatment plant technologies; comprehensive knowledge of all regulations, standards and guidelines for Municipal Wastewater Treatment and Municipal Collection Systems; and comprehensive knowledge of all applicable Laws, Regulations and By-Laws governing Occupational Health and Safety. Qualified candidates possess the abilities to read and interpret blueprints, process diagrams and other engineering-related technical documents; ability to create and maintain budgets; high level of computer software skills and comfort working with computer software, including e-mail, spreadsheets, word processors, finance, payroll, and work order software; and the ability to respond from time-to-time to upset situations or emergencies outside of normal working hours. Candidates must also be able to occasionally assist with heavy physical outdoor work at night, in very cold, very hot, snowy, or rainy conditions.
The successful candidate demonstrates strong leadership, supervisory and communication skills to clearly articulate direction and intents and is approachable and diplomatic with the strong ability to use analytical and research-oriented approaches to problem solving. The successful candidate also demonstrates commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace within their team and will create and maintain effective working relationships with others while contributing to a positive environment. As a requirement of the position, the successful applicant must hold a valid BC class 5 driver’s license prior to beginning employment.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter online at
Posting No. 080-23 | Deadline for applications is Sunday, July 16, 2023
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to being an equal opportunity employer who embraces and respects diversity.