Manager, Facility Services - City of Richmond
Manager, Facility ServicesJob ID: 2021-0341
The City of Richmond is committed to being the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community.
The City of Richmond offers competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits and attractive incentives. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada”, then please apply.
Reporting to the Director, Facilities and Project Development, the Manager, Facility Services, is responsible for day-to-day building operations and maintenance of all City owned buildings, rental properties and rental houses.
Examples of key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Lead a diverse technical team supporting the City’s vision to be the most appealing, livable and well managed community in Canada.
- Develop and approve contracts for on-call contractors, general contractors, project managers, construction managers, sub-trades and consultants for all City building maintenance and new building projects.
- Develop citywide facility maintenance programs, including painting, HVAC, electrical, elevating systems, fire and life safety as well as overall building cleanliness for all major facilities.
- Develop and manage operating, maintenance and capital budgets, including review and approval of expenditures and payment for services.
- Conduct physical plant evaluations, complete plant and equipment replacement analysis, building management programs, program development, and evaluation and costing for all building maintenance.
- Support Council and Administration for all civic building responsibilities, including creating and delivering reports and presentations, as well as acting as a liaison with internal and external agencies, including provincial, federal, and municipal inspectors, various committees, community associations, Richmond Fire Rescue, RCMP, Councillors, the Mayor, and City administrators.
- Identify opportunities for external funding by recommending and submitting annual energy management strategy.
- Ensure project compliance with applicable guidelines, British Columbia building codes, and all related building codes.
- Oversee the Facilities department, including hire, supervise, and train staff; develops work plans and job performance expectations; evaluates and coaches staff, develops succession programs and initiatives, and addresses labour relations issues and ensuring overall efficiency is provided by Facility services.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge and expertise in the operations, construction and maintenance of buildings, and specifically, buildings within a municipal operations environment.
- Experience managing an operational budget including budget development, preparation, monitoring, and reporting.
- Experience developing and negotiation contracts for building maintenance and new building projects.
- Ability to satisfy a wide array of customer, environmental, code, and technical requirements and develop creative solutions.
- Experience conducting plant evaluations and equipment analysis.
- Experience in program development, evaluation and costing for building maintenance requirements.
- Strong leadership ability with the skill to manage and motivate a diverse workforce in a unionized environment.
- Ability to establish/maintain working relationships, as well as work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, with demonstrated interpersonal skills including tact and diplomacy.
- Ability to effectively respond to complex customer complaints and problems, including addressing jurisdictional and politically- driven issues.
- Ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills in both oral and written forms, including preparing and delivering effective presentations.
- Ability to write clear, orderly and informative reports to senior management and Council.
- Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to manage a diverse workload while working under the pressure of deadlines.
- Skill in the use of Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
- Demonstrated experience in blueprint reading.
- Ability to successfully pass a Police Information Check.
Qualifications and Experience:
University Degree in Engineering supported by Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) designation, or directly related Technical Certificate or Trade Qualification, supplemented by a minimum of 10 years related experience in construction, new construction, renovations and maintenance, OR an equivalent combination of technical training and experience. Registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) or, a valid B.C. Trade or Inter-provincial Qualification. Valid British Columbia Class 5 Driver’s License with a clean driver’s abstract.
Duties are performed in an office environment with site visits required.
$116,682 - $145,852