City of North Vancouver

Manager - Development Services
Posting Date: 
November 8, 2017 - November 30, 2017

We are the urban core of the beautiful North Shore with convenient access to major regional and global centres.  As a west coast community of 50,000 and an award winning municipality, we have a long-term vision to be a truly livable community that is safe, sustainable, prosperous and inspiring.  We are proud of consistently leading the way in urban policies advancing sustainability, energy efficiency, and housing initiatives.  The City is a compact (5 square miles) and very urban municipality with a Regional Town Centre at its core.  As a result, development includes high density and mixed use building forms with a strong emphasis on walking, transit and public open spaces.  Major ongoing development initiatives along the City’s waterfront and within Central Lonsdale are having a transformative effect.  An opportunity exists for an ambitious professional to join our team at a senior level and facilitate service delivery to the development community.

Reporting to the Director of Community Services, you will manage a group of 5 – 7 Development Technicians who are responsible for ensuring that developers uphold and deliver all off-site requirements including subdivision conditions, site servicing, public property frontage construction etc.  You will set direction for the group, recommend and implement policy and related business processes.  You will also be responsible for managing your team.  You will serve as an Approving Officer responsible for approving or denying all forms of subdivision.  You may appear before Council and are often a public spokesperson for development in the City.  You will prepare background material for politicians and senior officials.  In addition, you will work closely with internal and external stakeholders on development application review processes and service delivery.  Given the small size of our organization, you will work closely with other departments to advise on development applications to ensure a coordinated approach to development. 

This position requires a dynamic individual with considerable related experience.  A track record of working in the public sector and specifically on engineering and development related matters with private developers and infrastructure providers within tight timelines is essential.  Sensitivity to the general public, development industry, business community and political astuteness should be evident.  You will have a strong understanding of the principles of complex development conditions, proven leadership skills, superior communication and interpersonal skills and a track record of working effectively in a public oriented and collaborative working environment.  You will also have the ability to negotiate effectively with developers regarding the provision of amenities, including utility upgrades and other infrastructure improvements.


You will have a degree in engineering or planning, supplemented with theoretical practical knowledge of construction both on private property and within the public realm and with a sound working knowledge of municipal and non-municipal utilities.  You will understand the various complexities of multi-family, commercial and industrial construction, particularly how it affects the public realm adjacent to the site during the construction process.  Understanding construction sequencing and traffic management is critical in delivering minimal impacts to neighbouring properties and to the general public, including pedestrians and cyclists.  Membership or eligibility for membership with ASCTT as an RTMgr, with APEGBC, or the Canadian Institute of Planners is required.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office and working knowledge of computerized analysis techniques in the profession is also necessary.  A valid Class 5 BC Driver's License is required.  


During the recruitment process, applicants will be requested to provide a current Police Information Check (PIC).


We offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package for this exempt position, including a compressed work schedule.


If you are passionate about making the City of North Vancouver an even greater place to live, apply on-line through the Career Portal at prior to 5:00 pm, November 30, 2017.


Thank you for your interest in the City of North Vancouver.

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