Operations Manager, Physical & Environmental Resources
This is a newly created role and we will be filling two regular full-time positions.
The Physical & Environmental Resources (P&ER) department is responsible for planning for and providing a safe and comfortable campus environment conducive to learning & working.
Reporting to the Director, P&ER and working with a team of approximately 60 unionized (CUPE Local 3886) staff, you will be responsible for the effective management, coordination, support, and achievement of departmental goals in the areas of; plant operations, custodial/housekeeping services, production services, and gardens and grounds. Additionally, you will facilitate the management of renovations, refurbishments, minor construction, and special facilities projects at the University. You will provide support, guidance, advice and direction to staff and external contractors in each of these areas, with a focus to building and maintaining sound relationships and open communication with each stakeholder group.
Another key area of responsibility will be to ensure the University complies with applicable legislated requirements and that a safe and clean campus is maintained with proper processes and equipment in place to guarantee the protection of the Universities physical assets and its employees, students and visitors.
To be well suited to the role you will possess the following qualifications and competencies:
- Trades qualification in a relevant field, plus at least 5 years of related experience in a supervisory position supplemented with courses in supervision, human resource management, budgeting and related management skills, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
- Undergraduate degree in a relevant field is an asset
- Valid BC Driver’s License
- Proven ability to lead and supervise groups of unionized staff performing a wide variety of building and grounds maintenance and construction tasks
- Thorough working knowledge of the care and maintenance of structures, building systems and related equipment, including an understanding of heritage designation requirements
- Demonstrated project management skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, independent judgment and initiative
- A strong ability to work effectively and forge relationships with internal staff,
representatives of other agencies and the general public
- Proficiency with computers, including working knowledge of web technologies, MS Office suite of software
- Proficiency with computerized maintenance management systems
These are regular full-time positions each working 37.5 hours per week. This role requires the incumbent to be able to respond to a flexible work schedule including evening and weekend shifts. The recruitment range is $51,680 to $64,600 per annum. The University is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.
Please forward your cover letter and resume (preferably in electronic format) to:
Competition # 12-036-M0126
Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, B.C. V9B 5Y2
Fax: (250) 391-2570 Tel: (250) 391-2511
The competition will begin on April 30, 2012 and will close on May 18, 2012; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.
While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short- listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.
Please note that two of our heritage buildings, including Hatley Castle, have some areas that are not easily accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. Please call 391-2511 for information and assistance if you are dropping off your application in person.
If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe format.