Over the past 37 years, McElhanney’s Campbell River branch has experienced steady growth and long track record of delivering exciting infrastructure projects. With a team of 25 professionals providing Land Surveying, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Planning and Materials Testing services, we have a long history in the area.

Our Campbell River team has an excellent depth of technical talent and a mature client base - we are proud of our strong connections to landowners, local government, and contractors. Our local team caters to both public and private sector municipal and land development clients, First Nations communities as well as providing assistance to other McElhanney branches across Western Canada through the sharing of resources and projects.

The Opportunity:
Following our management succession plan, we have an exciting opportunity for a visionary leader to become the Branch Manager of our Campbell River office. As our Branch Manager, you will lead a well-established team of consulting professionals in a mature market. We are seeking a business minded professional who will help expand our local service offerings and strengthen our specialty services which are offered more broadly. The ideal applicant will be professionally connected within the Campbell River marketplace and within the engineering/survey consulting or land development industry.

As a seasoned professional, you will execute strategic objectives and meet Key Performance Indicators across McElhanney’s four cornerstones of People & Communities, Clients & Partners, Processes & Technology, and Financial. To accomplish this, you will be the leader in cultivating a positive work culture, have an unmatched drive for success, and be passionate about your role as a catalyst for excellence in the branch, in the region and in the company. 

Working closely with the Regional Vice President and Division Managers to achieve operational excellence and optimize collaboration and resource sharing across the region and company. You will also work with senior staff to develop and implement strategic objectives that align with McElhanney’s Corporate Strategic Plan. The successful candidate can rely on very capable and established operational and support teams in developing a strong, cohesive, branch culture that incorporates and prioritizes our shared commitments to safety, project management excellence, and client satisfaction.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Establish effective talent acquisition and retention plans, including monitoring and elevating staff performance, conducting performance management reviews, and developing employee learning plans  
  • Train, coach, and mentor staff to assist with professional development and foster an engaged workplace culture
  • Lead business development, assist with proposal writing, and engage in industry and professional association events as a McElhanney ambassador
  • Lead branch operations such as workload management, strategic planning, safety, and quality management
  • Act as a project management excellence champion and provide technical oversight, as needed
  • Manage branch financials such as employee salaries and bonuses, annual budgets, KPIs, quarterly forecasting, and accounting oversight (invoicing and collections)
  • Ensure the branch has the right people, in the right positions, doing the right things; aligned to fulfill our company purpose: ACE: Amaze our clients, Care for our communities, Empower our people

What You’ll Bring:
  • A professional accreditation in a field applicable to our business (engineering, environmental, geomatics)
  • 15+ years’ experience in consulting with 5+ years of management experience, including managing financial outcomes
  • A proven track record of business development and fostering long-term client relationships particularly entering new markets, gaining new clients, and/or providing new services
  • Success in attracting, hiring, and training engaged teams
  • Strong understanding of the Campbell River market, is preferred but not required for the ideal candidate
  • Exceptional project management experience with demonstrated ability to deliver client projects on time and within budget

Why Campbell River?
Life in Campbell River offers you an alternative to the cost and congestion of a city without giving up professional development. A place to call home for families and adventure-seekers alike, Campbell River enjoys a more affordable lifestyle with access to unlimited natural amenities.

What Can We Offer You?
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your busy lifestyle
  • Great benefits, including extended health and dental coverage, healthcare spending account, and RRSP matching
  • Competitive salary and participation in our generous Performance Bonus Plan
  • Financial assistance with relocation if applicable
  • As a professional you may have an opportunity for share ownership (subject to meeting eligibility criteria and approval)
  • Employee and Family assistance program, which offers 24/7 support for all employees and their families either online or over the phone
  • A workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all
  • Continuous support for your professional development and growth
  • Participation in our numerous programs that support our Four Cornerstones

Application Instructions
Please include the following in your application:
  1. An updated resume that is relevant to the position
  2. A cover letter that includes:
    • How does this role at McElhanney align with your personal development goals
    • What relevant experience do you have?

Deadline to apply: September 9, 2022, by 12:00pm PST
  About McElhanney
Based in Western Canada for over 110 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. As a 100% employee-owned and operated firm, with over 1,100 staff members in 33 locations, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. At McElhanney, we work in teams to build strong connections with our staff, clients, and local communities. Our employees enjoy working here because of our varied projects, high levels of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation, and benefits package, and collaborating with a team of great professionals.

Our Purpose:  Amaze our clients. Care for our communities. Empower our people.

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If this is the opportunity for you, apply now or visit to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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Department: Management & Leadership
This is a full-time position

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