Manager, Mechanical Department District Facility Centre

School District No. 36 (Surrey)

Manager, Mechanical Department
District Facility Centre 

School District No. 36 (Surrey)
Surrey, BC

Spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the city's biggest employer. Located on Canada's spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver. Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 316km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. The Surrey School District team of approximately 10,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.  

The search continues for the Surrey School District Facilities team! Due to an internal promotion the Surrey School District is seeking a motivated individual for the Manager of Mechanical Department role at the District Facilities Centre. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Facilities, the Mechanical Department Manager is responsible for planning, managing and providing oversight for the Mechanical/HVAC department including renovations, maintenance, installations and projects across 140 District sites. This key management role works closely with District departments and outside agencies, provides exceptional leadership to the Mechanical Department staff and acts in the capacity of the mechanical expert for District projects and initiatives.

The District Facilities team values applicants who are eager to learn and excited to grow their leadership career in the stable and structured Surrey School District team. As the leader of the District’s high performing mechanical department the ideal candidate would spend a large amount of time dealing with project management, plan reviews, and handling complex technical issues. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator with exceptional people skills and the ability to provide exceptional client care to both our District staff and external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate for this position must possess:

  • A Red Seal trade qualification in a related mechanical trade and/or comparable education;
  • 5 years of relevant field experience, ideally in a busy multi-site organization;
  • Experience in facility maintenance;
  • Class 5 drivers licence;
  • Preference given to applicants with project management experience and/or education.  

This position is based out of the District Facility Centre in the heart of Surrey. This exempt position offers a salary range of $77,910 to $97,388 commensurate with education and experience, plus an excellent benefits package including municipal pension.  

Interested and qualified applicants should apply on  Please quote competition #1037-19. This competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Note:  The successful applicant will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted, to all others, thank you for you interest.

Organization: School District No. 36 (Surrey)
Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning, Facilities Management/Development
Posted: July 16, 2020, 12:28 pm
Expires: August 17, 2020, 4:30 pm

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