Position Title: Facilities Manager
Reports to: Director,
Hours of Work: 35
Hours Per Week
to the Director of Facilities Management, the FacilitiesManager will
be responsible for the hands-on operation and management of a preventive
maintenance program for the Granville, Port, and Academy Campuses. This
position will supervise all custodial and maintenance staff and external
contractors and ensures facility maintenance service excellence in support of
NSCADS’s programs and students. The Facility Manager will in coordination with
the Director of Facilities assist in ensuring the facilities and life safety
systems are maintained to a safe standard.
KEY DUTIES AND
¨ Schedule, coordinate
and supervise the cleaning services of all NSCAD buildings and respond to
special requests from staff and faculty and ensures requests are addressed
within established budgets.
¨ Schedule, coordinate
and supervise the progress of all work assigned to external contractors in the
following areas: electrical, plumbing, elevators, roofing, glazing, signage,
landscaping, snow removal, pest control, paving, locks, cleaners, waste
management, furniture, and recycling work in cooperation with Computer Services
on matters relating to UPS (Battery Back-up systems) and HVAC.
¨ Responsible for the
upkeep and regular testing of all fire alarms, fire extinguishers, emergency
lighting and sprinklers or other fire suppression equipment, building security
Health and Safety
¨ Manage all
environmental elements of the buildings to ensure a safe and comfortable work
environment for students and employees. Ensures NSCAD meets all environmental
clauses as required in the lease with the Halifax Port Authority. Assists the
Director in completing regular environmental monitoring certificates for the
Board of Governors. Ensures NSCAD meets environmental legislature requirements
and codes for all three facilities.
¨ Assist in the
formulation of facility-related policies, procedures, operational,
Environmental, OH&S, etc. for the Facilities Management Department.
¨ Co-lead on Joint
Occupational & Safety Committee and Crises Management Committee.
¨ Develops and
implements schedules and procedures for safety inspections and preventative
maintenance programs within the Facilities Management Department. Works with the Technicians to ensure proper
hazardous material handling and removal.
¨ Prepare relevant
information for budgeting purposes and ensures costs are controlled and within
budgeted expectations including supplies, labor and equipment. Ensures all
purchasing and procurement complies with NSCAD policy.
¨ Responsible for the
scheduling and Management of the Facilities Department and staff. Ensures
priorities are being met and work is being completed in a quality and timely
manner. Responsible for the management
of the work order system.
¨ Set measurable work
performance standards to meet operational needs and continuously monitors to
ensure standards are met.
¨ Facilitate and coach
Facilities Management staff to optimize resources and
performance. Recruits and trains new staff as required.
sustainability and operational initiatives that would reduce facility related
operating costs and energy consumption. Ensures NSCAD receives optimal pricing
for the facility operating purchases and project work per the NSCAD Purchasing
¨ Assists in the
coordination of the Standard Operating Procedures and safety signage in
coordination with all Shop Technicians, faculty and academic administration.
Develops and coordinates Standard Operating Procedures within the Facilities
A background in a recognized
trade with Journeyman status or a Technology Engineering Diploma in a
recognized field, along with a minimum of three (3) years of Management
experience of technical trades personnel in an industrial, university or
institutional setting is required. The successful candidate will enjoy
using a hands-on approach, lead by example, and have a demonstrated ability to
provide a quality, safe and healthy work environment.
Strong computer and written
Skills and training in
occupational health and safety, WHMIS, and first aid.
Hands-on experience with
Building Automation Systems, PLC’s, pneumatics, electrical, heat pumps,
propane, refrigeration and steam systems is required.
Key assets will be previous
experience in a reliability maintenance program and knowledge/experience of
Building Automation Systems.
As this is a recognized
leadership role, the ideal candidate will be a team player who processes
outstanding communication skills, with strong problem solving skills and who is
comfortable in a fast paced, multi-tasked setting.
AutoCAD experience an asset.
planning and organizational ability
operate independently and exercise sound judgment
Applications should be sent to
Human Resources via email to email@example.com. Applications should include a
cover letter and detailed CV. Closing date November 1, 2016.
All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of
Canada will be given priority in this search. NSCAD University is
committed to employment equity and values a diverse and inclusive workplace.