Requisition ID: 14230
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
Streets are among the City’s greatest public space assets. As the City grows and densifies these spaces become a critical component of the liveability, inclusivity and vitality of the City. Street Activities, as a part of the Public Space and Street Use Division, collaborates with City departments and key stakeholders to deliver new public spaces identified through community planning and engagement, and the branch supports the use of streets and public spaces for active living, cultural expression, social connection and economic vitality.
The Street Activities Branch is seeking a talented Senior Public Space Project Manager to lead in the piloting and development of these exciting places for people. The primary responsibilities of this position will be related to the development and management of complex integrated public space projects and pilot / demonstration projects in the Street Activities Branch. These public realm projects will be based on key community plans and policy, and they will explore design opportunities to support increased demand on the existing public space network as Vancouver continues to grow with more residents, businesses and visitors each year. These projects will be highly multi-disciplinary with coordination of Transportation, Electrical, Utilities, Sustainability and other core groups to ensure our varied plans and policies are achieved. Other project elements to be piloted and/or advanced are weather protection for our vulnerable populations, increase visibility for our varied cultural communities, and the role of placemaking as a tool to increase safety for all. Additionally the Senior Public Space Project Manager will ensure that public spaces are designed with an equitable lens, with a focus on inclusivity.
Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships
This position will report directly to the Streets Activities Branch Manager and supervise unionized and exempt staff within the Branch. Key external contacts include stakeholders organizing special events, TransLink, Coast Mountain Bus Company, BIAs, Province of BC, Institutions, and other industry members (consultants in the engineering, architecture, and landscape architecture fields). Internal contacts include most City Departments: Legal Services, Risk Management, City Manager’s Office, Social Policy, Cultural Services, VPD, Fire, Park Board, and Planning.
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Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300)
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: November, 2019
Position End Date: November, 2021
Number of Positions: 1
Application Close: October 2nd, 2019
At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. The City of Vancouver is always interested in adding high performing team members to its staff. If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply on our careers site.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.