Public Works Manager


 Position Title: Public Works Manager Department:  Public Works
 FTE/STATUS: Full-Time, Permanent Salary Range: $72,000 – $79,000
 Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm Effective Date:  April 26, 2024

Position Summary:

The Public Works Manager is responsible for the efficient, effective, and productive operation of the Public Works Department. The Public Works Manager shall provide leadership and management expertise in accordance with standard operating policies and procedures. The Public Works Manager manages programs through the effective delegation of activities and tasks to direct reports.

Under the direction of the Lands and Capital Director, the Public Works Manager oversees a large variety of programs/services and tasks that require planning, organizing, control and evaluation including:

  • Asset Management, planning, asset protection, insurance, replacement reserves, preventative and maintenance repairs, inventory tracking, condition and reporting.
  • Facilities /Infrastructure Maintenance Management plan.
  • Oversight of Custodial Program.
  • Roads, Parks and Grounds Development and Maintenance including roads, culverts, bridges, streetlights, garbage collection, etc.

Required Qualifications / Education / Experience / Skills:

  • Post-Secondary Education in Project Management, Construction and/or other related disciplines.
  • 5+ years progressive experience in a related field with a minimum of 3 years of management experience; or a relevant combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and electrical systems.
  • Experience working with civil infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of building construction and maintenance standards and codes.
  • Knowledge of ISC Capital and Asset Management Processes.
  • Certification or experience in wastewater, SCADA, Blueprints, WHMIS, HVAC, and water management is an asset.
  • Proven project management experience, budgeting and financial planning skills. 
  • Ability to read blueprints, understand the BC Building Code, National Building Codes, and CFN Land Codes.
  • Experience working with legal contracts and tender documents.
  • Knowledge of management principles and skills in relation to planning, scheduling, and costing and controlling and creating work plans.
  • Must possess strong leadership, supervisory, negotiation, analytical, people management, public relations, organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of inspection procedures.
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Internet, and Email).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Possesses strong ethical standards, work ethic, and highly motivated.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities, multitask, and to work under pressure.
  • Ability to be flexible and to work in an environment that applies cross-training within other Departments.
  • Ability to maintain Confidentiality and abide by Cheam First Nations’ Policies and Procedures.
  • Knowledge, respect and understanding of Stó:lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset.
  • Experience working with First Nations community is considered an asset.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Develop annual department work plan.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports, plans, and budgets as required. Maintain accurate records.
  • Research, introduce, develop, implement, evaluate and update operational and capital project plans in conjunction with the Lands and Capital Director.
  • Plan, organize, control, integrate and evaluate all Public Works’ functions to ensure effective and safe completion of all public works tasks.
  • Develop, review, approve and submit departmental purchases and contracts, monitoring budgets and expenditures, and revise annual budget plans/projections as required.
  • Prepare, review and approve purchase orders and cheque requisitions, ensuring that program expenditures are made within budgetary parameters.
  • Ensure that all external reporting required for the various projects are submitted to funding, regional, or legislative bodies in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all assets, materials and supplies are safeguarded, tracked and that inventory records are updated as required.
  • Ensure compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Standards.
  • Supervise, manage, orientate/mentor/coach/train and evaluate Public Works’ department personnel. Identify gaps in manpower, training, skills and abilities and work to strategize solutions for deficiencies.
  • Ensures Municipal type agreements are reviewed and in-place.

This role is a permanent, full-time position that includes a competitive salary and benefit program. Interested applicants should email their resume (CV) attention: [email protected]

We would like to thank all applicants who express an interest working with Cheam First Nation, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We are excited to hear from all interested candidates, with preference to First Nation applications of interest.