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About the faculty/service: Facilities
Facilities services are characterized by a dynamic and creative growing team where the winds of change are blowing, offering people like you opportunities to use your leadership and innovation skills to contribute to the achievement of their inspiring mission: to deliver best in class research infrastructure, reshape campus life and student experience, and provide a sustainable environment for students, researchers, teachers and community.
The purpose of this position is to ensure the preventive and corrective maintenance of all building envelopes including roofs, curtain walls, coverings and foundations. This position also assist the Unit Head in the management of post-disaster services.
In this role, your responsibilities will include:
Handle call centre requests related to building envelopes and services after serious incidents.
Determine the nature and extent of work required, set priorities, and manage operations internally or hire external contractors. Conduct frequent repairs with specialized materials and tools. Move about frequently to oversee situations requiring immediate attention.
Work on the front line, managing contractors, determining equipment required and setting out a series of actions in the event of an incident. Conduct daily monitoring until the incident is under control.
Conduct on-site visits with all types of contractors (general contractors and specialists in masonry, roofing, glazing, painting, etc.) to explain the scope of required work and obtain their bids.
Conduct visual or destructive inspections of buildings using specialized tools and materials. Report observations to section head and enters information in the maintenance management application.
Coordinate work in accordance with requirements, provide necessary explanations and clarifications, and reports delays or problems experienced before and during work. Coordinate work of various tradespeople.
Conduct construction site inspections and intervene when work design or execution is deficient, as well as when there are health or safety issues.
Take on section head’s daily activities when the latter is absent.
What you will bring:
Knowledge of building science normally acquired through college education. A combination of training and equivalent experience will also be considered.
In-depth knowledge of the construction processes of all elements of the building envelope, including roofs, curtain walls, coverings and foundations
Minimum of 10 years experience in the field of construction
Experience in handling disaster recovery claims and designated substance interventions would be considered an asset
Demonstrated ability in using typical tools of the construction industry
Knowledge and experience in reading and interpreting plans
Prioritization / scheduling experience based on urgency, budget, etc.
Experience with the use of the Microsoft Office suite. Experience with Maximo or other similar maintenance management software would be considered an asset.
High critical thinking
Autonomy and decision-making skills
Ability to judge and act accordingly
Ability to operate according to a strict timetable
Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
Key Competencies at uOttawa:
Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.