• Company: Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Closing date: October 16, 2023

Job Description

Facilities Management
(Permanent Position)


We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.


Atlantic Canada’s most publicly engaged university, Memorial is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary, public, teaching/research university community. Memorial strives to have national and global impact, while fulfilling its social mandate to provide access to university education for the people of the province and to contribute to the social, cultural, scientific, and economic development of Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond. The University’s mission is to be one of the most distinguished public universities in Canada and internationally.


Memorial has more than 19,000 students spread across four campuses and nearly 90,000 alumni active throughout the world. As a respected employer of more than 3,700 faculty and staff, Memorial University provides a progressive and dynamic place to work, in an environment that fosters innovation and creativity.
The St. John’s campus of Memorial University encompasses more than 80 buildings with approximately 4 million square feet of teaching, research, student residences, and office space. In addition to supporting its own infrastructure, the campus maintains its own utilities infrastructure that provides power to its buildings and the Health Sciences Centre, the tertiary health care facility for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.


Being part of vibrant, diverse community at Memorial situated on a beautiful campus that offers walking trails, recreation facilities, food court, coffee shops and so much more. Our total rewards include:


• Flexible work opportunities including remote work options depending on position.
• A defined benefit pension plan
• A comprehensive group insurance plan.
• Plenty of learning and development opportunities to assist you in reaching your career goals including the ability to avail of funding for undergraduate and graduate programs.
• Employee wellness initiatives such as an Employee Assistance Program, discounted membership rates at The Works (Aquarena and Field House) and an employee blood work clinic to name a few.
• A progressive leave plan including annual leave, family leave, short term disability and long term disability that supports your overall well-being. We also offer summer hours, a December holiday break to rejuvenate and an expansive university holiday schedule.
• Employee social functions that provide an ability to meet and network with other members of Team Memorial across our campuses.


Reporting to the Director, Operations and Maintenance, this position is responsible for the safe and efficient operations and maintenance of electrical systems for multiple facilities inclusive of high (where applicable), medium, and low voltage components and electrical power generation systems (>13MW capacity in total).


This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of maintenance programs for electrical systems; managing the electrical workforce through effective team building and communications while adhering to University policies, procedures, and collective agreements; managing budgets for electrical system operations and projects; ensuring application of evolving code and regulatory requirements; development of near, medium, and long term planning of electrical systems and resources for evolving requirements of the University community and strategic goals; providing technical leadership on existing and planned systems elements in support of modifications and upgrades to infrastructure arising from within Facilities Management and the broader University as well as utility providers, consultants, and government agencies/representatives; planning; executing and overseeing projects for electrical systems upgrades, expansion, and replacement; reviewing project design documents pertaining to electrical systems to verify compliance with University standards; developing and overseeing various contracts with outside vendors in provision of goods and services to the University; participating in the overall management of the operations and maintenance team in pursuit of University and departmental strategic goals and continuous improvement objectives; and performing other related duties as required.


Experience (5-8 years) in specialized facilities management support services with senior technical knowledge in electrical distribution systems (design, operations, and maintenance); completion of an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. The successful applicant will have excellent problem solving, analytical, planning, and organizational abilities as well as exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Eligibility for membership in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador is required. Project management certification or experience is an asset.


SALARY Under salary review
CLOSING DATE October 16, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. NST


Please note that we will ONLY accept applications for this position through our website


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities.


The personal information requested in your application is collected under the authority of the Memorial University Act (RSNL 1990 c M-7) for the purpose of identifying and recruiting candidates; assessing applicant qualifications; and maintaining records pertaining to the administration of employment with Memorial University of Newfoundland.


If you are a successful candidate, this information will form part of your permanent employment record and will be used for other activities related to the employment process. This information may be disclosed to government departments and agencies as legally required; and to third party service providers, as necessary to administer programs and activities.


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Please be advised that we are unable to provide updates on current competitions.


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