City of North Vancouver

Manager, Central Waterfront Public Realm
Posting Date: 
November 13, 2018 - December 4, 2018

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 55,000 and an award-winning municipality, we have a long-term vision to be a truly livable community, one that is safe, sustainable, prosperous and inspiring to all people.


Reporting to a member of the Senior Management Team, you will lead the development and implementation of strategic planning, programming and all operational requirements for the City’s Central Waterfront Area, including buildings, plazas, stages, outdoor ice rink, water features, wharfs, gateways and other public open spaces. The City’s Central Waterfront Area has seen significant redevelopment and is evolving into a local and regional destination.   This position will involve coordination with overall City priorities and departments and liaising and coordinating with external area stakeholders and the public.  Stakeholders will include various levels of government and diverse business and public interests.  You will have a dynamic entrepreneurial focus while understanding work within the public sector framework and will be responsible for staffing, budget management, contract management, asset management and long-term capital support.  You will liaise with contacts in all City departments and will establish and maintain strong ties to a myriad of external area stakeholders and the public.  You will oversee employees engaged in the maintenance and caretaking of the facilities, as well as an events and marketing position that will coordinate the activities of auxiliaries/contractors (e.g.  hosts, skate shop attendants etc.).


You will have a degree in public policy, planning, business, commerce or related discipline and 10 years related experience, including demonstrated experience creating unique public experiences and projects involving urban design, public space and the pedestrian realm.  You are passionate about place making and building on shared values.  Your strong written and verbal communication skills, together with your ability to lead and work collaboratively as part of a diverse and evolving team will ensure your success.  A valid Class 5 Driver’s license is required for this position.

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. Due to the responsibilities of this position, it may be necessary from time to time to work outside of the regular hours of work.  


If you are passionate about making the City of North Vancouver an even greater place to live, apply online through the Career Portal at prior to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

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

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