Facilities Planner / Technologist

Job Code: 3449229

Job Description

Facilities Planner/Technologist

As part of a dynamic Facilities Team you will be responsible for for planning, designing, drafting, surveying, cost-estimating, ensuring compliance with requirements of the various regulatory agencies, and other duties related to the construction and maintenance of sites.

Your Role

  1. Completes preliminary surveys; designs and sketches, for submission and approval, for roadways, parking, landscaping, fencing, drainage, playgrounds, playfields, services utilities, and other site-related items; also designs and sketches for construction, alteration and modification to buildings, respecting various trades areas.
  2. Acts as Owner's Representative for the purpose of inspecting/approving work to ensure contract compliance and workmanship quality, monitoring the ongoing appropriateness of contact documents and issuing contemplated change orders, reviewing change orders for appropriateness of content and cost/credit, etc.
  3. Coordinates School Based Building Committees and attends District Building Committee meetings regarding the planning, design, and construction of assigned projects, and advises committees regarding budget, scope of work, and Ministry and District policies and standards.
  4. Prepares working drawings and cost estimates based on approved sketches, obtains necessary permits. Investigates and recommends solutions to problems related to the District sites and facilities
  5. Catalogues and maintains applicable records and technical data using both computer and manual methods. Works with District Staff to ensure facilities data is available to users via the wide area network/Internet
  6. Operates Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) system, and other applicable facilities-related software. Assists in the development of site improvements/maintenance/minor renovations projects program for annual budget development
  7. Advises or assists other employees including trades foremen, general foremen, and management staff
  8. Consults/liaises with principals, District staff, consultants, regulatory agencies, parent groups, suppliers and contractors, architects and engineers regarding design-related work, and installation of play equipment, for the purpose of cost estimating, material ordering, obtaining permits and coordinating installation as required
  9. Coordinates site improvements/maintenance/minor renovations projects as required where work is undertaken by contract
  10. Attends community, school and district meetings as required
  11. May, on occasion, be required to perform other related duties as assigned

Your Education and Experience

  • High school graduation or the equivalent
  • Graduation from an ASTTBC accredited diploma program in a related technology, with and five years related experience, and a minimum of three (3) years experience in project management or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Eligible for registration with ASTTBC as a certified technologist
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A thorough working knowledge of MS Office products, and an understanding of operating systems, networking and GIS software
  • Thorough and current working knowledge of computer-assisted drawing programs
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Working knowledge of the trades as applicable to the duties of this position


$36.04 per hour, increasing to $37.04 plus Cost of Living Allowance July 1, 2023. Position includes a comprehensive benefits and pension package

Work, Live & Play in Nanaimo!

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools employs more than 2,250 professionals, all committed to the education of our nearly 15,000 students. All members of our staff are integral to our excellent education system and our positive workplaces, supporting our district goals of: continuous improvement of instruction and assessment that is inclusive of our entire learning community; safe, caring and healthy learning and working environments; environmental stewardship and sustainability; and truth and reconciliation.

Nanaimo is centrally located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. We boast the best climate in Canada, are surrounded by some of the most beautiful wilderness in the world and enjoy excellent year‐round recreational & cultural amenities. As a hub city, we have ready access to all of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Lower Mainland. Learn more about who we are and what we offer on our website at www.sd68.bc.ca.

How to apply

Please apply via www.makeafuture.ca/nanaimo-ladysmith

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed personal résumé, and any other relevant supporting documentation.

Please note: Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools thanks all applicants for their interest in working with us, however, only those shortlisted will be contacted. To submit your application to the actual job posting you must click onto the job posting, then click the "apply" button.

If you have questions or require assistance with this application process, please contact the Customer Care department at MakeAFuture at 1 866 806 6851 or applicant@makeafuture.ca

Posted On
May 15, 2023
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations
Wage is $36.04 per hour, increasing to $37.04 July 1, 2023.
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Certificates & Diplomas