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Location: Tla’amin Nation (Powell River, BC)

Posting Closes: When a suitable candidate is selected

Application: HR@TN-BC.CA – Subject line: Director of Public Works,
or 4779 Klahanie Road, Powell River, BC V8A 0C4 – Attention: Director of Public Works

Salary Range: Competitive – Negotiable based on education and experience
Includes a no-cost, comprehensive health plan, disability insurance and an optional pension plan with matched contributions.

About Us: Tla’amin Nation (TN) is a vibrant self-governing Modern Treaty Nation community located on the beautiful northern sunshine coast of BC. We are located approximately 170 km north of Vancouver. There are approximately 1,200 registered Tla’amin individuals, with approximately 600 residing in Tla’amin territory. TN is an employer that prides itself on diversity and fairness, providing a progressive working environment that fosters culture, positivity and growth. TN provides services to the people of Tla’amin that include health, social, administrative, membership/citizenship, public works, housing, lands and education. It is essential that these services are provided in a way that supports TN’s vision.

Position Summary: The Director of Public Works oversees the planning for, care, and maintenance of all Nation owned properties and buildings, including various programs, and develops and coordinates capital projects, plans and operations budgets. The Director of Public Works will oversee contractors and consultants in all areas that deal with public works, monitor spending and make all efforts to ensure that projects come in on budget.

Primary Responsibilities
• Overseeing planning, maintenance and protection of all TN capital assets.
• Being an integral team member who provides leadership, guidance and assistance in planning for capital needs of the community. Effective collaboration with multiple departments, committees and other levels of government is critical.
• Adhering to internal controls, policies, procedures and administrative systems to ensure that the department’s day-to-day operational activities are secure, efficient, effective, and are in-line with approved strategic initiatives and budgetary allocations.
• Preparing budgets for capital projects and assisting in the development of a capital planning process, asset planning, and infrastructure planning.
• Preparing requests for proposals, tendering and assessing the results.
• Ensuring that projects conform to legislation and industry standards.
• Promoting the vision, mission and values of the Tla’amin Nation.

Requirements
• Post-Secondary Degree, Diploma or Technologist in Civil Engineering or another relevant field, and minimum five years of proven and successful related experience; in a First Nations setting preferred; or a combination of education, training or work experience which TN deems to be equivalent.
• Membership (or actively working towards it) in the Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia.
• Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
• Criminal record check and driver’s abstract that are acceptable to TN.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Certification and experience in Project Management, Assets Management or Facilities Management an asset.
• Proven experience leading a cohesive team.
• Experience with human resource management. Proven ability to work with people of diverse education, cultural and language backgrounds.
• Excellent liaising, networking, interpersonal and relationship building skills.
• Sound knowledge of related legislation, codes and requirements.
• Proven experience managing departmental and project budgets.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Exhibits a high degree of initiative and self-direction with a solid work ethic.
• Analytical with strong attention to detail.
• Proactive problem solver with excellent conflict resolution skills.
• Able to maintain strict confidentiality.
• Honest, respectful and trustworthy.

No phone calls please!