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Director, Infrastructure

Director, Infrastructure

Nch’ḵaỷ Development Corporation (NDC) was established in 2018 as the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation – Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw. Nch’ḵaỷ’s mandate is to develop, manage, and own the active businesses of the Nation and was created to allow for the separation of business and politics within the Squamish Nation.

Our mission is to generate wealth and prosperity from economic opportunities for current and future generations of the Squamish Nation. 



The Director, Infrastructure is a Permanent Full-Time position based at Nch’ḵaỷ’s Office in North Vancouver, BC on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Sḵw̱xwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and its people. You will be working towards generating wealth and prosperity for the people of the Squamish Nation.  You will be working with a supportive team. You will have the opportunity for continuous learning, development, and growth within your job and career. 

We offer our Team Members generous benefits to help them achieve their goals and support our company culture. We are looking for Team Members who align with our values, Squamish Nation values – Úxwumixw (Community), Sté lmexw (Collective), Nexwníw (Pride), Wená xws (Empowerment, Respecting Others), Siyám̓ in (Leadership, Everyone has a role to play), Snew̓ íyelh (Culture, Tradition, Resilience, Foundation, Teachings, Knowledge).


In return, we offer:

  • Opportunities for career growth and development,
  • Friendly and supportive work environment and an ambitious team,
  • Flexible work schedule (hybrid),
  • Extended dental and health care benefits,
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program,
  • Pension Plan and Supplementary Savings Plan,
  • Life Insurance,
  • Paid leave (i.e., sick leave, vacation, family days) and 14 statutory holidays including National Indigenous People’s Day and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.


Scope of the Position

Nch’ḵaỷ is responsible for several operating businesses and continues to grow. Our team of 100+ staff is dedicated to serving our clients, Team Members, Squamish Nation, and Squamish Nation Members to deliver on our mandate to develop, manage, and own the active businesses of the Nation.

The Director, Infrastructure, is responsible for providing leadership and direction to Nch’ḵaỷ ‘s Operating Business’ infrastructure maintenance and capital projects as well as determining the lifecycle and renewal of the physical infrastructure within Nch’ḵaỷ ‘s operating businesses. 

The Director of Infrastructure oversees maintenance, the maintenance team develops maintenance cycles, contract management, and project management. The Director is also responsible for budget control, contract negotiation, dispute resolution, and regulatory compliance.

This position is located in North Vancouver, BC (on-site). You will be a member of a dedicated team of professionals in a multifaceted, progressive, and growth environment. The technical experience and expertise you bring to this role will not only enhance and improve the strength of the Operating Businesses team but will also help make a significant impact on Nch’ḵaỷ ‘s growth.

A. Duties, Responsibilities, Authority, and Accountabilities 

  • Directs and oversees the Operating Businesses infrastructure, develops infrastructure records, infrastructure lifecycle maintenance, infrastructure upgrades, and replacements. 
  • Responsible for providing strategic and technical expertise in subject matter areas throughout the Operating Businesses infrastructure of the Maintenance Operations portfolio. 
  • Develop an infrastructure preventative maintenance program for all Operating Businesses.
  • Develops and implements capital project and ongoing asset lifecycle replacement budgets, including budget preparation, authorization, control, and reporting of expenditures, ensuring the efficient utilization of financial resources within objectives, plans, and budgets. 
  • Provides effective support to the Operating Business’ Planning and Capital Project Implementation portfolios to ensure that projects in the planning, design or construction phases are compatible with existing and planned building systems and maintenance protocols, 
  • Coordinates capital infrastructure replacement planning strategy with the EVP Operations & HR from a lifecycle and sustainability perspective, incorporating technological advances and aligning with existing projects. 
  • Define a project’s scope and budget consistent with a risk management-based needs assessment and Nch’ḵaỷ ‘s long-range, strategic, and capital plans. 
  • Develops lifecycle and replacement plans for all Operating Businesses’ infrastructure with a focus on standardization, sustainability, resilience, technical support, and the adoption of emerging technology. 
  • Oversees the delivery of and, where required, manages capital infrastructure and asset renewal projects across Nch’ḵaỷ ‘s Operating Businesses portfolio. 
  • Provides oversight of and technical support to Nch’ḵaỷ ‘s Operating Business’ capital projects to ensure the delivered infrastructure’s consistency, quality, and maintainability. 
  • Oversees procurement and management of required outsourced service providers for specialty engineering.
  • Researches, promotes, and implements best practices in delivering efficient, adequate, resilient infrastructure and systems.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with industry peers. 
  • Provides regular feedback to constantly update documents and ensure the information is regularly shared with stakeholders.

B. Other

  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Adheres to and promotes Nch’ḵaỷ’s six Guiding Principles and six Squamish Nation values.

C. Reporting Responsibilities and Authorities from Supervisor

  • Reports to the Executive Vice President, HR and Operations.

D. Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Marine maintenance is an advantage (Marinas),
  • Engages Others, Achieves Results, Develops Coalitions, and supports Systems Transformation. 
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of building systems, operations, and maintenance practices in a complex, multi-site environment.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of appropriate legislation, relevant laws and by-laws, and provincial/national standards, rights, and titles.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of management of consultant contracts, capital implementation, construction and renovation projects, labour relations, contracted services, capital planning, and implementation.
  • Proven ability to define/amalgamate diverse organizational requirements, and financial parameters, resolve issues, identify, and mitigate operational risks, and develop long-range plans. 
  • Sound business acumen and ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with business partners and other external stakeholders. 
  • Superior conflict resolution, negotiation, and people skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage strategic planning and design projects and support, capital projects from design to the completion of construction.
  • Proven initiative, judgment, decision-making, and problem-solving capabilities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to act in a crisis management environment. 
  • Ability to operate related equipment, including related software applications, and a solid understanding of information systems used in the management of facilities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coach team members through complex organizational change. 
  • Manages the professional development of technical support employees through the formal assessment of training needs and development of training plans. 


E. Qualifications

  • Professional designation in a relevant discipline, supplemented by ten (10) years of recent, related experience in progressively more complex and senior management leadership roles,
  • Multi-site organization, including significant experience with design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure projects and operations.
  • Strong team player with solid communication skills.
  • Experience working with First Nations is an asset.
  • Documentation, recordkeeping, and collaboration.


F. Education and Certificates

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related education
  • Construction Management 
  • Project Management

G. Special Requirements

  • Willing to work additional hours and off-site as required.

H. Working Conditions

  • Occasional travel to other locations.


Doing business the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh way, on unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territory

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