2-Job Postings

1. Manager of Facilities

Fulltime, Permanent Position


Be part of the team of employees in managing a full range of West Vancouver Schools operations in a forward-thinking, innovative and cutting-edge school district.


This position provides an opportunity for long term, secure employment, leading a dedicated staff of tradespeople that take great pride in building and maintaining safe and welcoming facilities for the children of our community. Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Manager of Facilities is responsible for planning, budgeting, organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing the Structural, Electrical, and Mechanical staff and their work,  including renovations and predictive/preventative maintenance with the objective of achieving an efficient, effective, economical, and safe operation.


Required Qualifications

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 and a Diploma in Building Engineering Technology and/or Inter-Provincial Trade Qualification plus five years’ experience in the maintenance and supervision of an institutional setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Self-starter with ability to organize daily tasks, set priorities, work independently and as a member of a team; and work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to supervise, discipline and evaluate the work of a unionized staff and deal with any grievances which may arise.
  • Proven ability to work in a team setting, recognizing individual strengths and skills and utilizing such skills to the benefit of the department and District as a whole.
  • Proven ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, while effectively leading a diversified team of individuals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to address competing needs and advance established priorities.
  • Proven ability to plan, organize and implement preventative maintenance programs.
  • Proven ability to seek innovative solutions to problems and exercise independent judgment and action in performance of all duties.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Thorough knowledge of WorkSafe BC and BC Building Code regulations.
  • Must hold valid B.C. Driver’s license.



The District offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with qualifications.


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume via http://www.makeafuture.ca/west-vancouver  by 1:00pm on February 8, 2018. Please note that email and fax applications will not be accepted.  Please visit the Job Opportunities http://westvancouverschools.ca/job-opportunities-how-to-apply page on for more details on the application process.


Successful applicants not currently employed by West Vancouver Schools are required to sign a “consent for Criminal Record Search” to permit a criminal record review.  Only those individuals under consideration will be contacted.






The Vancouver Board of Education is seeking seasoned and skilled Project Manager to implement over one billion dollars in capital projects over the next decade.


The Vancouver Board of Education is an exciting, progressive and dynamic school district offering a wide range of educational opportunities for more than 50,000 learners from kindergarten to adults.  We have an excellent reputation as being diverse and inclusive, and for providing outstanding, student-centered, choice programs. The School District has almost 8,000 employees, 112 schools, a $500 million operating budget, and many major capital projects in the Long Term Plan.


The Vancouver Board of Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, plans to upgrade all of its high seismic risk schools.  There are numerous projects currently in design and construction with many more to proceed with the preparation of the Project Definition Reports or feasibility studies required to secure capital funding for the projects.


The Project Manager will be responsible for managing the planning, implementation and completion of major capital projects ranging in values from $10M to $100M. This is project management work involving technical, contractual, planning and financial activities required for capital project delivery.  The work involves applying project management and technical knowledge to new school construction and major seismic renovation projects, while integrating long-term maintenance considerations and budget limitations.  The Project Manager negotiates fees and construction costs, directs activities of architects, consultants, contractors and liaises with school administrators on behalf of the school board. Financial recordkeeping of individual projects on the computer is required.  The employee exercises considerable independence of judgement and action in order to maintain the project budget and schedule for several projects simultaneously.


Specific Responsibilities


  • Manages production of contract documentation and administers contracts including correspondence, plans and specifications, approval documentation, notices of changes, change orders, contractual notices and invoices.
  • Liaises with architects, consultants, contractors, municipal authorities and school administrators to ensure that the interest and needs of the school board are reflected in the final project.
  • Supervises additional staff as required.
  • Participates in a consultative process with facility users, designers, and senior management during the planning phase of projects.
  • Prepares funding submissions to the ministry, project cost estimates, and project schedules.
  • Manages assigned projects from start to completion ensuring legislative and contract compliance for satisfactory project completion.
  • Carries out regular field reviews of contract progress to ensure general conformance with the contract documents and prepares progress reports. Ensures satisfactory contractor performance; directs the change order process.
  • Ensures satisfactory project completion within the authorized budget.
  • Provides computerized financial recordkeeping of ongoing projects by reviewing and approving invoices, preparing and maintaining detailed project cost reports showing commitments, expenditures and available or received funding. Prepares design aid sheets for existing buildings and proposed projects.
  • Manages contract and legal dispute processes as required. Provides dispute and claims resolution advice for senior management on legal claims issues. Resolves contractual issues up to designated level. Recommends and carries out contract termination in cases of unsatisfactory performance.


Required Knowledge and Abilities


  • Thorough knowledge of construction contract law, CCDC documents, CCAC documents, public tendering practicing, bonding and surety, bid depository rules and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of up-to-date building technology for architectural, mechanical, electrical and structural disciplines. Thorough knowledge of materials and methods used in building construction. Considerable knowledge of contracting practices, sub trade management and C.P.M. project scheduling.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to recognize errors, deficiencies and faulty workmanship of designers and contractors.
  • Ability to develop, implement and maintain detailed Critical Path schedules.
  • Ability to effectively utilize Windows computers including word processing, spreadsheets, database and communications software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, school and maintenance staff, consultants, city inspectors and others.
  • Ability to provide technical information and advice in matters relating to major projects.
  • Ability to aggressively ensure that projects are completed on budget and on schedule.


Required Education and Experience


  • Graduation in Engineering, Construction Management, or Architecture with minimum five years supervisory project experience, or Registered Quantity Surveyor with minimum five years project management experience.


Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations


  • Eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer, PMP, Architect, or as an Applied Science Technologist in an appropriate discipline.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.  (Business use of personal vehicle will be required)


Please apply online at www.makeafuture.ca/vancouver

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