Assists with and supports the department’s strategic planning efforts addressing stewardship responsibilities and long-term sustainability of the University’s campus, facilities and infrastructure; maximizing opportunities for efficient delivery of campus services and optimal investments in University-wide infrastructure.
Operations Planning and Management
Oversees the planning, management and delivery of services related to HVAC, building automation and fire / life safety systems, fostering a client-focused, service-oriented work environment. Promotes operational consistency, effectiveness and ensures compliance with all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and standards related to facilities operations, including occupational health and environmental safety. Includes:
Coordination of a fire alarm system maintenance program, establishing schedules for the regular inspection, testing, and servicing of all systems to maintain code compliance.
Managing the building automation platforms, ensuring all installed hardware and software for the systems remains current and supportable and correcting operating problems.
Providing input to the Maintenance Supervisors and Chief Engineer regarding the activities of their staff to assist with coordination of their activities as they relate to overall operational requirements.
Updating capital expenditure forecasts and ensuring the section is performing to budget expectations.
Sourcing and ordering parts and materials required for maintenance and alteration work within a signing authority for purchases up to $5000.00,
Coordinating and monitoring projects performed by contractors.
Responsible for the workplace health and safety of the section members. This requires the application of safe methods, codes and standards, the creation of job procedures; training, informally during job assignment and formally during safety meetings; the correction of hazards identified through suggestions from the crew; inspection of the work place and the investigation of accidents.
Responsible for the productivity, effectiveness and morale of the section members. This is accomplished by effective assignment of the available resources, clear instructions, training as required, evaluation of results, and corrective action as necessary.
Provides recommendations on the skills makeup and crew size requirements and recruits to fill these roles.
Co-ordinates the resources of labour, material and equipment to meet the demands of maintenance and special project work requests.
Inspects the workmanship, safety and productivity of the section and takes the necessary corrective and disciplinary action to maintain the standards of the department.
As the first line of supervision, (s)he has the responsibility of supervising unionized employees, answering grievances presented as verbal complaints, handling disciplinary actions and communicating on behalf of the University.
Provides technical support for the section; identification of the need for repairs, upgrades or programming revisions and implementing the required changes. Investigates, trouble-shoots and devises solutions to problems either directly or by having resources to call on.
The managing of special projects is an additional responsibility of this role.
Consulting with clients, some design responsibility, material and services procurement, scheduling of construction activity and utility shutdowns, providing jobsite inspection and commissioning.
Contractors and consultants are sourced and recommended to provide resources and skills unavailable in the section. Their work is then coordinated, supervised, and inspected.
Provides input on and assists in delivering energy conservation projects.