Manages deferred maintenance projects related to implementation of mechanical and electrical systems for the entire university, in support of uOttawa’s operations and strategic orientation. Assists with capital and renovation projects. Leads and advises a team of experts who ensure planning, control, oversight, review and implementation of electrical and mechanical systems. As a licensed professional engineer (P. Eng), sees to the development of specifications, standards, procedures and methods applicable at the University and ensures project compliance with them. Supports project managers in determining optimal, accepted solutions, working closely with regulatory agencies, external consultants and other stakeholders. Manages assessment of project complexity and determination of implementation procedures, trials and performance tests.
The University of Ottawa has launched its Transformation 2030 initiative having the objective of building the university of tomorrow, and completing our metamorphosis into an illustrious internationally-engaged learning and research center. Part of this transformation incudes the launch of Project Top Shelf – a major capital investment program which will leverage next generation technologies to deliver best in class research infrastructure, reshape campus life and student experience, and provide a sustainable environment for students, researchers, teachers and community. We are looking to hire highly motivated individuals having the requisite skillsets to take on key strategic positions. If you are motivated, creative, dynamic, want to make a difference, and be part of something special, we want to hear from you!
University degree in electrical or mechanical engineering
Membership in good standing of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and licence to practise as a professional engineer (P. Eng.)
In-depth knowledge and experience in the following systems:
- heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
- building electrical systems rated at or below 600V
- automated control systems for buildings
- fire protection systems
- industrial ventilation (fume hoods)
Fifteen years’ experience in the field of building construction
Experience in managing a team of professionals
Knowledge of, and experience in using, relevant software and MS Office
Knowledge of project management, budgeting, and cost estimates, particularly as they apply to construction projects and risk management
In-depth experience and knowledge of construction regulations in effect in Ontario and in the City of Ottawa (Ontario Building Code, etc.) and of health and safety legislation that applies to construction sites
Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written)
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
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.
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.
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 36 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring. This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. 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).