Senior Manager, Operations & Maintenance - Seneca College

Senior Manager, Operations & Maintenance

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Facilities Management – Seneca College, Markham Campus 

Reporting to the Director, Facilities Management, the Senior Manager, Operations & Maintenance will ensure continuity across all campuses in the areas of building operations and maintenance, grounds keeping, vehicle maintenance, building leases, utility services and maintenance service contracts. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of all Maintenance personnel and finances and ensuring that consistent and effective maintenance programs, policies and procedures are in place to reduce the College’s exposure to risk. The incumbent will be responsible for responding to internal and external information requests and the leadership, direction and development of staff. This position will work closely with the Senior Managers on the delivery of College initiatives and programs, will be required to assess and respond to operational issues and ensure that the College facilities are operated efficiently, safely, and in compliance with all pertinent legislative codes and standards.

Specific Accountabilities:

 Plans, organizes and directs all Facilities Maintenance activities across campuses.

 Develops, implements, and monitors maintenance programs, policies and procedures and makes improvements as required.

 Develops the Facilities Maintenance and Grounds keeping budgets and operates with allocated resources; ensures the efficient and effective use of human, fiscal, and physical resources.

 Assists Director in identifying and planning for the acquisition of capital equipment and capital improvements as well as developing strategies for reducing exposure to risks and ensuring the College is in compliance with codes/regulations, health and safety requirements, etc.

 Assists Director in identifying and developing business plans to address plant maintenance and facility renewal for all campuses.

 Utilizes knowledge of technical concepts, methods, and procedures to implement and manage Facilities Maintenance related programs.

 Establishes and implements preventative maintenance programs, lease management, utility services, grounds keeping and maintenance service contracts within allocated resources and makes improvements as required.

 Responsible for ensuring that the computerized maintenance management system is being operated and maintained efficiently and effectively.

 Develops proposals for existing and/or new systems, which result in improved services and cost savings, while providing improved customer service.

 Works in conjunction with Senior Managers on the delivery of College capital initiatives and energy management cost savings programs

 Provides leadership to Facilities Managers, Maintenance and Grounds keeping support staff.

 Provides Maintenance and Grounds keeping staff training programs for continuous improvement in building operations & maintenance, grounds keeping, security, health and safety and, other job related training.

 Assists Director in compiling, analyzing, and presenting statistical data and responds to requests from internal and external parties.

 Departmental representative on the College’s Central Joint Health and Safety Committee.

 Participates in and provides advice in various college committees.

 Prepares, reviews, and approves facilities, property and vehicle maintenance purchase requisitions.



 A 4 year Degree, preferably in mechanical or electrical engineering. If education is in another field, state how it is related.

 P.Eng. with current good standing as a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is required.

 Accreditation as a Certified Facilities Manager, Facilities Management Professional, or Building Environmental Systems training would be beneficial to this position.

 10 Years of progressive management experience in plant, building operations & maintenance and/or construction field.

 Experience in the preparation and management of budgets.

 Extensive experience in managing operations and maintenance teams within an organization, consisting of Facilities Managers, Maintenance Supervisors and skilled trades

 Strong client services skills, ability to make decisions on-site and resolve conflicts as they arise.

 Strong project management, organizational, planning, and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and manage concurrent responsibilities in a fast paced, unionized environment.

 Ability to interpret facilities infrastructure, mechanical and electrical drawings and specifications.

 Strong operations and service contract management skills.

 Intermediate user of Microsoft Excel, Word, Project and Access are required, with knowledge of VFA an asset.

 Detailed knowledge of WHMIS, Elevating Devices Act, Worker’s Compensation Act, Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Canadian Safety Association (CSA) and Electrical Safety Authority (ESA).

 Well-developed interpersonal, customer service and communication skills (verbal and written) to interact effectively with multi-cultural/racial/able students, staff and the public are required.


START DATE: As soon as possible

Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Upon request by the applicant, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

TO APPLY: Please prepare a covering letter and resume (as one document) with Competition 16A-1027 in the file name, and addressed to Agnes Nowocien, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist. Applications are accepted online at

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.