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JOB POSTING: Senior Manager - Closed

May 15, 2019

Service Area: Vegetation Management; Ecosystem Restoration
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Employment Status: Permanent
Closing Date: Open Until Filled



Established by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Inlailawatash Limited Partnership (Inlailawatash) provides a range of integrated cultural and renewable resource services to Aboriginal and crown governments, private sector organizations, communities, and non-profit’s. By placing the respect of Aboriginal and environmental values as the priority of our business, Inlailawatash is truly unique. Inlailawatash is a SAFE Certified company with a 10 year award-winning track record that has resulted in a reputation for delivering exceptional and trusted services to clients. Visit for more details.

Inlailawatash has an established and highly regarded Vegetation Management program with an experienced team of Certified Utility Arborists, Apprentice Arborists and Saw Operators. Inlailawatash is a Primary Contractor for BC Hydro’s Transmission Vegetation Management Program for the North Shore Region, operating between North Vancouver and Pemberton / D’Arcy.


Job Summary:

The Senior Manager will join a dynamic team of professionals and will be responsible for all operations of the Vegetation Management and Ecosystem Restoration Business Units of Inlailawatash, reporting directly to the CEO. The Senior Manager has a key role in particular in leading the Vegetation Management program, including supervising and mentoring staff and work crews, managing contractual obligations and client relationships, monitoring financial performance, developing proposals, leading projects, developing strategy, and driving business expansion. This role is primarily office based, but involves regular site visits in the field in inclement weather and remote access locations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of the Vegetation Management program, including: operations and logistics coordination; managing staff and work crews; contract management and client relationships
  • Delivery of the Ecosystem Restoration Business Unit, including: developing proposals; leading projects; managing subcontractors; contract management and client relationships
  • Management of key internal programs, including: Health and Safety Program; SAFE Certification; Quality Assurance; HR, Training and Development
  • Driving business development, growth and diversification
  • Ensuring the financial performance of the Business Units, including developing and reporting on budgets and monitoring financial systems


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for a staff of approximately ten (10) people, plus management of subcontractors associated with the Vegetation Management and Environmental Restoration program areas



For this role, we are seeking the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or Masters program relating to natural resource management or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional and business experience in aboriculture, urban forestry, chainsaw-based vegetation management and/or natural resource management (other
    combinations of education and experience will be considered
  • Professional designation relevant to the Vegetation Management program area (e.g. ISA Arborist; Certified Utility Arborist; RPF) is a major asset
  • Demonstrated understanding of First Nation’s history, culture, heritage values, and perspectives
  • Previous experience working with or for a First Nations community, business and/or organization is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability for leadership responsibilities in a team environment; experience managing and leading work crews in a physical outdoor industry is a major asset
  • Experience in running/working for a small business and demonstrated ability to manage finances and budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently make good strategic decisions in accordance with company values and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability for building and maintaining effective client and stakeholder relationships
  • Program and project management experience, with strong planning and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to write high-quality proposals and bid responses in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability in Health and Safety program management, with the ability to develop, implement and manage safety protocols and procedures in coordination with work crews
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s Licence (Class 5) and willing to travel locally with occasional work away from home for short periods at a time


Apply by sending your cover letter and resume, quoting competition 180703/INL to:

Closing Date: Position open until filled.

We thank you for your interest in advance. Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.

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