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Richmond , British Columbia
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Vancouver Coastal Health
Job Description


Reporting to the Senior Manager, the Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the development and supervision of the day to day activities of the assigned service delivery area and coordinates major and minor construction projects through effective project management and maintenance scheduling techniques; ensures the smooth functioning and code compliance of designated facilities, including Hospital equipment and systems, by managing and directly supervising the activities of designated maintenance personnel and external contractors; liaises with colleagues in the industry to share information and establish/review benchmarks to review productivity; provides professional expertise to other health care organizations, and negotiates with contractors, regulatory bodies, manufacturers and/or suppliers.


Education and Experience

  • Trades Qualification as a journeyman in a relevant trade or Power Engineering certificate, plus five (5) to seven (7) years’ recent, related experience.
  • Minimum of two (2) years direct supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Candidates that have experience working in a unionized environment with a variety of mechanical systems preferred. 
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead and inspire staff, and build a team environment that fosters trust and respect.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, customer relations, communication and facilitation skills to develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Possesses business acumen and analytical skills to anticipate financial and business requirements and ensure effective use of resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage maintenance and construction projects within a large complex health care environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of working relationships and trades needs in a maintenance department within a hospital setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate issues and develop various options for resolutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate current computer applications such as AutoCAD, word processing, database, spreadsheet, and maintenance management systems.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process . Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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