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Public Works Manager Employer: Gilbert Plains Municipality Location: Gilbert Plains, MB Application Deadline: TBD

Job Description:

POSITION:                         Public Works Manager– Permanent Full Time

DEPARTMENT:                 Public Works

RATE OF PAY:                   $70,000 to $90,000, dependent on experience and qualifications

POSTING DATE:                March 18, 2024

CLOSING DATE:                Open Until Position Filled

 Please send resumes to CAO Roehl at or drop off at the municipal office.

 Only successful applicants will be notified.



Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Public Works Manager will be required to perform a variety of tasks and duties and be responsible for the planning and management of activities and operations in the areas of Public Works, Transportation, Public Utilities, and Landfill Operations. This position is an office position in which duties will include the planning of projects, delegation of work to the Public Works Lead Hands, and providing effective leadership and guidance to the Public Works Department.

The successful applicant must demonstrate skill, knowledge, and experience in a public works environment having a willingness to serve the public and to improve the community’s well-being. The successful applicant must have a basic understanding of team leadership, finance and budgeting, creating tenders and public procurement, and project management.  This position requires a high competency of computers and programs with the ability to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, CGIS, applying for permits, and other applications.

The successful applicant must be a team player possessing effective communication and leadership skills and must be courteous and respectful to Council, the CAO, colleagues, and the general public.


  • Assist in planning and developing programs for the construction or rehabilitation and maintenance of streets, roads, lanes, sidewalks, ditches, bridges, drains, sewer, and water systems including obtaining necessary permits.
  • Manage all interactions with contractors, external consulting engineers, material suppliers, government departments, etc.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct all Public Works, Transportation, Public utilities, and Landfill Operations through the Public Works Lead Hands.
  • Perform management duties including documenting performance, conducting performance reviews, and authorizing absences, vacation, and overtime for Public Works Staff in coordination with the CAO.
  • Implement standardized best practices and document operating procedures for efficient departmental operations.
  • Participate in the preparation and control of the annual operating budget and the 5-year capital budget as well as the development of an asset management program.
  • Availability to respond to emergency calls on when required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CAO – see job description for more details.


  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Computer skills including use of Microsoft programs.
  • Organized and accurate record keeping.
  • Be able to work well independently.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Willingness to attend conference, courses, and seminars for continuous professional development.
  • Successful candidate must be willing to provide a Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, and Vulnerable Persons Check

Direct Applications To:

As mentioned above

Application Deadline: Open until filled