Public Works Manager

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Penticton, BC



Located in the south-central region of BC, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) covers an area over 10,400 km2 and is renowned for its orchards, vineyards, and golf courses, as well as its widely varied landscape including deserts, mountains, valleys, and pristine lakes. Outdoor recreational opportunities are endless throughout the Regional District and residents enjoy a wide array of activities all year long.

The RDOS has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced professional who will bring innovative and effective leadership to the position of Public Works Manager. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and as a key member of the Senior Management Team, the Public Works Manager provides oversight and leadership for capital infrastructure projects, civil engineering, water and wastewater utilities, landfill and transfer operations, solid waste management practices, and waste reduction public education programs. The successful incumbent will establish and lead a team of staff, determine priorities, ensure operational requirements are met, and work effectively with elected officials. We are seeking a results-oriented individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills with:
  • A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field.
  • A minimum of seven years of related experience in design, construction, project management of local government engineering projects and infrastructure planning.
  • Five years of supervisory experience.
  • A member of, or eligible for, full membership with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) or the association of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC).
  • EOCP certifications in water distribution, water and waste water treatment would be considered an asset.
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
This is an excluded position within the organization offering a competitive salary and benefits package. For more information on the RDOS, visit
If you are a qualified candidate and looking for an exciting opportunity, please submit your application quoting Competition No. 17-01E by Sunday, January 22, 2017 to:
Human Resources Department
Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen
101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9
Tel: 250.492.0237  Fax: 250.492.0063

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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