Director, Water, Waste & Environment

Openings: 1 

Type of Posting: Internal & External 

Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA 

Date Posted: November 17, 2023

Closing Date: December 15, 2023

Profession: Managerial & Executive Leadership 

Experience Level(s): Senior/Executive 

Desired Employment Status: Permanent

Job ID: 1824 

Position Summary

More than 200,000 residents rely on the services and programs run by the City of Regina every day. Across 60 lines of business, our City team is dedicated to building a strong community by providing reliable and sustainable services. The City’s vision is to be Canada's most vibrant, inclusive, attractive, and sustainable community, where people live in harmony and thrive in opportunity.

The City Operations division adopts a customer-focused approach to deliver reliable services to our community. We work together to build and maintain safe roads, provide sustainable transportation, and water, waste and environmental services to our community.

Reporting to the Executive Director of City Operations, the Director of Water, Waste & Environment has full autonomy and independence to make all day-to-day operational decisions, operating within the context of overarching City policy, direction, and Council priority. As the leader of the department, the successful candidate will be responsible for strategic, operational and program planning, stakeholder relationship management, financial management and people leadership. You will assume overall responsibility for directing and overseeing a committed management team consisting of 7 branches:

- Environmental Services
- Operational Services
- Program Development & Delivery
- Sewer & Drainage Operations
- Solid Waste Operations
- Water Operations
- Water & Sewer Engineering

This position requires a holistic leader who is passionate about operational service delivery and has excellent team building skills, strong influence, political insight, strong planning, and leadership skills. This position is a member of the Division’s leadership team with responsibility to work effectively with diverse stakeholders, elected officials and provide advice and guidance to the City’s Executive Leadership Team.

Ideal Knowledge & Skills:
- Knowledge of senior leadership practices related to planning, policy development, financial management, program development / evaluation, performance and risk management, project management, contract management, customer management and human resources.
- Knowledge of issues, trends and challenges related to City specific and broader municipal operations as well as water, solid waste, and environmental service delivery.
- Knowledge in solving complex and interrelated financial, technical, programming and relationship management issues that require the development of new strategies or approaches.
- Knowledge of asset management practices in support of planning and operations.
- Requirements also include the ability to use complex analytical tools and processes such as statistical modelling, business analytics and scenario planning.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated your ability to provide exceptional leadership to a team, deliver on priorities, develop forecast and budget plans and have a deep understanding and proven track record of operational service delivery. You are well known for your commitment to continuous improvement and delivering outstanding service to your customers and have a proven track record for successful long-term visioning, strategic planning, and making measured and innovative enhancements to program and service delivery. You are an inspirational leader who can instill a strong vision in your team.

✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.

Jurisdiction: Out of Scope 

Division: City Operations 

Department: Water, Waste & Environment 

Annual Salary: $137,859.00 - $183,813.00 


The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.

Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please note in your application or contact 306-777-7000.