Manager, Mechanical Department
District Facilities Centre
Spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the city's biggest employer. Located on Canada's spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver. Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 328km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. The Surrey School District team of approximately 11,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.
The Surrey School District is seeking a motivated individual for the Manager of Mechanical Department role at the District Facilities Centre. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Facilities, the Mechanical Department Manager is responsible for planning, managing and providing oversight for the Mechanical/HVAC Department including renovations, maintenance, installations and projects across 140 District sites. This key management role works closely with other District departments and outside agencies, provides exceptional leadership to the Mechanical Department staff and acts in the capacity of the mechanical expert for District projects and initiatives.
The District Facilities team values applicants who are eager to learn and excited to grow their leadership career with the stable and structured Surrey School District team. As the leader of the District’s high performing Mechanical Department the ideal candidate would spend a considerable amount of time with project management, plan reviews, and handling complex technical issues. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator with exceptional people skills and the ability to provide exceptional client care to both our District staff and external stakeholders. A Red Seal qualification in a related mechanical trade and/or comparable education/experience would be an asset.
The ideal candidate for this position must possess:
- 5 years of relevant field experience, including 2 years in a leadership/supervisory capacity;
- Experience in facility maintenance in a busy, multi-site organization;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Class 5 driver’s license;
- Preference given to applicants with project management experience and/or education.
This position is based out of the District Facilities Centre in the heart of Surrey. The Surrey School District offers an attractive salary and benefits package, including a municipal pension.
Interested and qualified applicants should apply by clicking "apply online" below by 4pm August 13, 2021.
Note: The successful applicant will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted, to all others, thank you for your interest.