Evaluates problems related to the faculty’s space and facilities and recommends solutions or improvements to ensure research and teaching activities can carry on by prioritizing day-to-day operations. Ensures complex building infrastructure and sophisticated equipment remain up and running in order to minimize potential impact on staff, students, buildings and equipment in continually changing situations.
College diploma in a related field (architecture, building science, or civil, mechanical or electrical engineering technology) or at least five years’ equivalent experience
Minimum of two years’ experience in building management, ideally in an educational or research setting
Knowledge of mechanical systems and building maintenance systems, including research laboratory systems (HVAC, controls, service distribution, chemical fume hoods and those containing biohazards, mechanical and electrical systems)
Knowledge of construction, electrical and mechanical trades and ability to read architectural and engineering drawings
Project management knowledge for small construction and relocation projects
Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as it relates to construction and the use of tools (hammers, screwdrivers, etc.)
Basic knowledge of the Ontario Building Code and environmental standards
Advanced level in Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), Windows, the internet and AutoCAD software (version 2014 or later)
Ability to handle competing priorities and meet strict deadlines
Communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Ability to work with a high level of expertise under tight deadlines and to provide succinct instructions in challenging conditions
Excellent knowledge of the internal processes and structure of the University or a similar organization, good negotiation skills and ability to balance the needs of a wide variety of groups and interests
Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written)
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve 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. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
Contract of approximately 24 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).
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