Supervisor, Capital Portfolio Planning

Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: Project Delivery
Employee Group: Exempt
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby
Our Project Delivery Department is seeking a Supervisor, Capital Portfolio Planning who will support, lead and facilitate the centralized capital planning process for the Water, Liquid Waste, and Solid Waste departments at Metro Vancouver.  This is a hands-on position who will work closely with teams across the organization and senior leadership to support the planning, coordination, development and finalization of capital plans and budgets and aid corporate decision-making. This position plays an integral role in developing leading practices and driving transformational change and continuous improvement.
You are: a well-rounded professional with excellent financial and communication skills, and a strong understanding of project governance and financial systems.
The Supervisor, Capital Portfolio Planning reports to the Lead Senior Engineer and falls within our Professional / Technical, Level 3A job family.
This role:

  • Supports and leads the centralized function for capital planning in Metro Vancouver, including the planning, coordination, development and finalization of short and long-term capital plans and budgets.
  • Responsible for leading, coordinating and delivering the 30, 10, 5 and 1 year capital planning budgets for the organization. Works with teams across Metro Vancouver to identify the strategy and facilitate the development, communication, training, change management and continuous improvement of capital planning and budgeting practices; leads efforts to standardize tools, processes and systems across the capital planning process to ensure consistency with best practices in financial management.
  • Reviews and analyzes capital planning documents, databases, reports, presentations, requests and works with Lead Senior Engineer and senior staff to identify issues, trends and risks.
  • Supervises, coordinates and provides capital planning, financial, technical and administrative leadership and guidance to a team of professional staff in the department and across the organization.
  • Develops, implements and oversees initiatives related to capital planning, including data management and analytics, for projects and programs across Metro Vancouver.
  • Provides strategic direction, coordinates ongoing support and continuous improvement of enterprise wide capital planning and reporting systems; including collection of project requests, project evaluation and scoring exercises, portfolio optimization, reporting and analytics to support short and long term decision making and financial planning.
  • Presents and/or participates in various meetings to develop, implement and improve information systems as they relate to capital planning. May provide advice or recommendations to MV Board or Committees.
  • Hires, manages and supervises staff. Monitors team and individual performance towards division, department and corporate objectives. Ensures staff adhere to corporate workplace conduct policies. Leads, coaches and mentors staff; determines developmental requirements; provides ongoing and timely feedback; and supports the resolution of technical and interpersonal issues staff encounter while doing their work.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:

  • University degree in Engineering, Finance, Business or other relevant discipline. 7 years recent, related experience in capital planning for large utilities; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Membership or eligibility for immediate membership in the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • PROSCI Change Management training is preferred.
  • Highly developed technical knowledge, experience and understanding of principles of capital planning and utility management issues. Demonstrated ability to act as a subject matter specialist to staff and provide sound and practical guidance for unusual or problem situations.
  • Demonstrated ability in the development and implementation of capital planning business practices, processes and information systems.
  • Experience and highly developed skills in developing new programs, identifying strategy, planning for and implementing change. Experience managing initiatives with high dependence on specialized software tools and systems.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills. Excellent presentation and facilitation skills; ability to influence without authority. Ability to provide clear instructions and translate highly technical information to language easily understood by a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts; expert relationship building and skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented work environment. Ability to effectively deal with disagreements and prevent the escalation of conflict.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills including the ability to mentor, coach and guide direct reports.
  • Ability to meet timelines and objectives requiring persistence to overcome obstacles.
  • Proficiency using Questica, Metrolytics and Microsoft office programs, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion and being representative of the region we serve.  We invite all qualified candidates to apply including Indigenous People, visible minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ2S+, all genders and persons with disabilities.  Please follow this link our Careers page where you can submit your application by July 22, 2021.

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