The Town of Peace River is a dynamic community situated in northwest Alberta, along the banks of the Peace River at its confluence with the Smokey River and Heart Rivers. Located approximately 500 km northwest of Edmonton and 200km north of Grande Prairie, Peace River is a community of approximately 6,850 people with a median age of 32 years.  The Valley is stunningly beautiful and offers a modern lifestyle, events, numerous parks and trails in town, and hiking within a short distance of the community, downhill and cross country skiing, proximity to several lakes and an array of outdoor attractions and activities. In-town facilities include a regional pool and recently opened multiplex, a water play-park, a museum and much more. Main industries in the area include government, forestry, agriculture, oil and gas support services, retail, manufacturing, construction, health services and education.

The Town mission is to “strive to be an ambitious, prosperous and supportive community. Council, Administration and staff are deeply committed to the community they serve. The Town of Peace River has a dynamic and professional workplace and culture, making it a truly a great place to work, live and play. Join a great team where family and quality of life matter.

The Opportunity: Director of Engineering and Infrastructure

The Town of Peace River is accepting applications for the position of Director of Engineering and Infrastructure. This permanent full-time position will report to the Chief Administrative Officer and will provide leadership and guidance to the Engineering Department. The successful applicant will be responsible for all Town related engineering, GIS, planning and development, public works, fleet, facilities, roads and water and wastewater departments and will keep the CAO and Council advised on successes, challenges and other relevant matters. This position oversees a total compliment of 27 staff, with 5 direct reports. The Director must have knowledge of local government operations. Project management skills are required and the candidate must be capable to develop and manage budgets and capital plans.

The Director will also provide technical and environmental advice and engineering services to the other department directors. Because this position works closely with staff, consultants, contractors, provincial agencies and other levels of government the ability to communicate and coordinate well with internal and external stakeholders is a requirement.

The Ideal Candidate will hold:

  1. Four year Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree or related field of engineering, or C.E.T.
  2. Five years of related experience preferably in an Alberta municipal setting.
  3. Registered as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) or CET with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology (ASET) or able to be registered within three months;
  4. Practical knowledge and experience in computer systems and business applications in MS Office, MS Project and MS Teams;
  5. Working knowledge of:
    1. Autocad, Autocad Civil 3D;
    2. ArcGIS;
    3. H2OWater or other water modelling software;
    4. Cityworks;
    5. Questica; and
    6. Great Plains Dynamics Diamond Municipal Solutions software.
  6. Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.

The Application:

The Town of Peace River is dedicated to equity and diversity, and fosters an environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs, while providing an atmosphere free from barriers in order to promote and thereby ensure equity and diversity in employment. We provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees.

The Town of Peace River offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please submit a cover letter and detailed resume to Matt Noble, Ravenhill – Smith Search Inc.:
[email protected]

Questions should be directed to Matt Noble, Team Leader, Ravenhill Group Inc.

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