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Title Facilities Manager
Job ID 14A-1024
Division/Department Facilities Management
Campus/Site Markham
Job Classification Administrative
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Reporting to the Senior Manager, Operations & Maintenance, the Facilities Manager Markham Campus will ensure continuity in building operations and maintenance, building leases, utility services and maintenance service contracts. The incumbent will manage all maintenance personnel and finances, and ensure consistent and effective maintenance programs, policies and procedures to comply with legislative codes and standards, and reduce the College’s exposure to risk. This position works closely with the Facilities Management Projects team on the delivery of College capital initiatives and programs, and assists other Facilities Managers including acting on their behalf during absences. If necessary, the incumbent may be reassigned to another campus to meet College needs.
Responsibilities • Plans, organizes and directs all Facilities Maintenance activities at Markham Campus.
• Develops, implements, and monitors maintenance programs and procedures.
• Develops the Facilities Maintenance budget for Markham Campus; ensures effective use of human, fiscal, and physical resources.
• Assists Senior Manager, Operations & Maintenance in planning for the acquisition of capital equipment and capital improvements; developing strategies to reduce exposure to risks; ensuring compliance with codes/regulations, health and safety requirements; developing business plans to address maintenance and facility renewal for Markham Campus; compiling statistical building data .
• Works closely with other departments (e.g. College Services, ITS) to ensure the facilities are maintained to a high standard.
• Establishes and implements preventive maintenance programs, lease management, utility services and maintenance service contracts within allocated resources. Makes improvements as required.
• Ensures that the computerized maintenance management system is being operated efficiently.
• Works in conjunction with the Facilities Management Projects team on the delivery of College capital initiatives (i.e. new construction and renovations) and energy management and cost savings programs.
• Provides leadership and training to Maintenance support staff for continuous improvement in operations, maintenance, security, health and safety, etc.
• Responds to information requests from internal (i.e. SEC) and external (i.e. Ministry, CRA, Municipal Services) parties.
• Departmental representative on the Markham Campus Joint Health & Safety Committee.
Qualifications • The successful applicant will hold either:
1) Journeyman / Skilled trades designation in an electrical or mechanical designation with a certificate of qualifications from the Ontario Ministry of Skills and Development and completion of an apprenticeship; OR
2) Diploma/Degree in mechanical or electrical engineering with a C.E.T. designation.

• Accreditation as a Certified Facilities Manager, Facilities Management Professional, or Building Environmental Systems training would be beneficial.
• Minimum 5 years of progressive management experience in plant, building operations & maintenance, and/or construction field.
• Expertise in the field of plant and systems operations (CMMS, BES), facilities management, and/or construction.
• Practical experience with commercial and industrial heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing and electrical, and large uninterrupted power supplies (UPS).
• Strong facilities operations and service contract management skills; experience in budget preparation and management.
• Ability to interpret facilities infrastructure, mechanical and electrical drawings and specifications.
• Strong client services skills, ability to make decisions on-site and resolve conflicts as they arise.
• Intermediate level user for MS Excel, Word, Project and Access, knowledge of VFA would be an asset.
• Knowledge of Ontario Building Code (OBC), Ontario Fire Code (OFC), Occupational Health & Safety Act, Canadian Safety Association (CSA) and Electrical Safety Authority (ESA).
• Experience in managing operations and maintenance teams consisting of skilled trades including electricians, building operators, and general maintenance workers.
• Excellent customer service, communication and human relations skills to interact effectively with the College’s multi-cultural/racial/able students, staff, and the public, all levels of trades, and management personnel.
• A valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required for travel to other campuses.
Posting Date September 11, 2014
Closing Date Open until filled
To Apply
Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format. 
Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Upon request by the applicant, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.
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