Manager, Fleet & Solid Waste Services

Competition Number: 22127

Job Title: Manager, Fleet & Solid Waste Services

Department: Engineering - Public Works - Fleet & Solid Waste Services

Position Type: Permanent Full Time Position (Exempt)

Salary: A competitive compensation package is offered

Posted Date: March 29, 2022

Closing Date: July 21, 2022

Last Modified: July 22, 2022, 11:04 am

Status: Closed


The District of Saanich is seeking an experienced operational Manager to lead its Fleet and Solid Waste Service Sections. These sections are responsible for the maintenance and replacement of the corporate fleet, curbside refuse and organics collection, garden waste drop-off, leaf collection, and boulevard litter control.

As a leader in corporate sustainability, the Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring innovative and cost-effective waste diversion and fleet operation strategies that meet corporate sustainability goals. This includes reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions by identifying opportunities to optimize solid waste operations and recommending low carbon technology options for replacement fleet assets.  

The successful candidate will have thorough knowledge of principles, methods, equipment and tools of the automotive mechanical trade, particularly as related to the overhaul and repair of a mixed municipal fleet in combination with experience surrounding equipment and practices used in refuse/organics collection. They will be an innovator with a commitment to lifelong learning, organizational excellence, and knowledge development and have demonstrated ability to lead and supervise employees in a unionized environment.  They will be a critical thinker with superior interpersonal, written and verbal skills including public speaking and presentation skills. They will have knowledge of occupational health and safety standards and practices, preferably in the public sector.

As a qualified candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s Degree including technical courses with a preference given to Mechanic Engineering; eligibility for registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC) or with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC); possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain the British Columbia Inspection Facility Operator Certification and Vehicle Inspection Facility Designation Permit; eight years of progressive experience in managing a fleet maintenance facility/programs and solid waste service operations; a valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s Licence along with a personal vehicle available for use as and when required. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

The successful candidate will work Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (35 hours per week).  

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.