The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community. The City of Richmond offers competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits and attractive incentives. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada”, then please apply.
Reporting to the Director, Parks Services, the Parks Infrastructure Manager is responsible for the creation and oversight of the divisional asset management GIS system, the capital construction, renovation and replacement program and the analysis and maintenance of Parks data and infrastructure. The manager will also develop and monitor assigned budgets, annual and long-range capital asset replacement and operational planning functions.
This position plays an integral leadership role within the Parks Department and as part of the Community Services Division management team. The successful incumbent will be a progressive parks professional who is an excellent communicator, a collaborative and adaptive leader, and someone who thrives on innovation to develop creative solutions to complex problems.
Examples of key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Overseeing the development and implementation of routine preventative maintenance schedules of park infrastructure, ensuring maintenance standards are adhered to by staff and contractors, and ensuring asset data and GIS information items are updated regularly.
- Uses data analysis to inform and support critical decision making on planning, programming and capital investment decisions.
- Overseeing the development, scheduling, estimating and installation of capital construction, renovation and replacement program.
- Divisional long-term planning activities and consultation with users, the public, external agencies and City management to identify and meet the immediate and future needs of the community
- Ensuring financial, operational and strategic goals, as well as developing and monitoring assigned budgets, annual and long-range operational and capital planning functions and achieving performance targets
- Developing meaningful relationships with supervisors, clients, outsourced providers and internal staff leading to timely, safe, and quality outcomes. This will include occasional after-hours support and guidance when necessary
- Establishing and monitoring operational plans to ensure budget targets are met, quality programs and events are being offered and delivering a high standard of customer service excellence
- Leadership, progressive discipline – up to and including termination, direction and supervision to subordinate staff including recruiting and coaching, reviewing and monitoring work performance, and identifying needs for training and development
- Write reports and memos to Council and Committee, respond to Council inquiries, and respond to public inquiries to Mayor and Council.
- Health and Safety initiatives such as inspections, policy development, and ensuring the proper and safe operation of all park assets and infrastructure are in alignment with safety standards and regulations
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Management skills including leadership and supervisory skills, problem analysis and decision-making, planning and organizing, interpersonal sensitivity, management control, adaptability, flexibility, stress tolerance and time management.
- Excellent oral communications skills for working effectively with a diversity of personnel, subordinates, public officials and citizens.
- Excellent writing skills, including technical report writing.
- Organizational awareness to recognize and appropriately use information about the division's procedures, strengths and key individuals to accomplish goals; appropriately use timing and knowledge of group processes to manage change.
- Knowledge and ability in fiscal and records management including cost analysis, budget analysis, maintenance management, and work order systems.
- A working knowledge of relevant government, community institutions, organizations, procedures and processes.
- A working knowledge of technical horticultural and facility maintenance practices.
- Working knowledge and ability to operate a variety of computer programs such as spreadsheets, databases, cost accounting, maintenance scheduling, graphic and word processing programs.
- Ability and willingness to demonstrate the Public Service Competencies of Service Orientation, Results Orientation, and Teamwork and Cooperation.
- Ability to prepare effective briefings, reports and presentations, demonstrating excelled written and oral communication skills to a wide variety of audiences including public committees.
Work is conducted primiarly in an office environment.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Building Technology, Project Management, Asset Management, Trades Qualifications or other related discipline. A valid B.C. Driver's License with a safe driving history is also required.
A minimum of 3-5 years related experience, including considerable supervisory and asset management experience.