Manager, Facility Services Job at City of Richmond BC – Richmond, BC

The City of Richmond is committed to be 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.

Working Conditions:
Duties are performed in an office environment with site visits required.

Additional Information:
Employee Group: Exempt

Position Status: Regular Full-Time

Duration of Appointment: N/A

Salary Range: $116,682 – $145,852

Hours of Work: 8:15am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday on a compressed work-week schedule.

Application Posted: 10/8/21

External Closing Date: 10/29/21

PCC#: 1054

About the Company

Company: City of Richmond BC –

Company Location:  Richmond, BC

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