Chief Engineer
Executive Steps
Edmonton, AB
3d ago

Position Profile :

Reporting to a dynamic CEO, the ideal candidate is a true leader who can provide direction and business decision support regarding the building services which include maintenance, ice plant and aquatic operations, grounds, housekeeping, and safety and security.

This individual is accountable for developing the strategies of the department, while ensuring the team is capable and equipped to execute the strategies, all while maintaining a superior image of the facility to help ensure our long-term success.

Accountabilities :

  • Demonstrates 24-hour accountability for operations, quality of services, and all aspects of safety and maintenance programs within the building
  • Ensures provision of quality services by maintaining appropriate resources, staffing levels, competency of staff, maintenance and performance of equipment, instrumentation calibration, physical space, and training and education of staff
  • Accountable for all aspects of safety and maintenance programs of the facility - ensures safe, well-maintained environment of care assuring the safety and well-being of Members, guests, and employees throughout the building
  • Oversees all aspects of maintenance (preventive, corrective and scheduled) and construction projects to ensure quality standards are met
  • Demonstrates current knowledge and competency in regulatory compliance and ensures active organizational wide ongoing educational programs for self and staff
  • Leads and facilitates departmental and organization-wide compliance with legal and all regulatory and accrediting agency requirements
  • Applies the principles of continuous quality improvement to measure, monitor and assess effectiveness and potential adverse effects of delivery of service to optimize improvement in services and / or prevent injury
  • Supports and recognizes members and guests as important customers
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability in managing productivity standards - continuously evaluates and assesses staff assignment, and work process / design to enhance productivity and service delivery to meet stakeholder expectations and business goals
  • Actively seeks knowledge of current trends, methods, products and services and analyzes feasibility for implementation
  • Actively monitors budget and evaluates expenditures on a regular basis
  • Initiates recommendations to ensure department is operating within budget
  • Optimizes the use of supplies, equipment, utilities and services ensuring high level of service - actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising safety or services
  • Demonstrates responsibility and fiscal accountability for all aspects of building services, renovations and construction projects
  • Provides leadership of the building services function, operations, and programs - ensures selection and retention of competent workforce to ensure effective delivery of departmental services - demonstrates accountability for maintaining and monitoring utilization of resources, physical space, equipment, department protocols, standards, policies, and practices
  • Provides leadership in effectively managing, facilitating and communicating organizational change - encourages risk taking;
  • fosters a culture of innovation and continuous improvement

  • Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for orienting new staff to specific job duties with particular focus on safety
  • Manages staff performance through regular review, real time feedback, and performance planning - ensures performance reviews are conducted on time - actively coaches and mentors staff
  • Communicates effectively and works collaboratively with all members of the regulatory agencies and interdisciplinary team to promote overall volume and growth initiatives
  • Develops, advises, and contributes to master facility plan, in collaboration with the CEO, Board of Directors, architects, and engineers to ensure consistency with the facility’s vision, mission and values to promote overall volume and growth
  • Assumes personal responsibility for professional development - Actively promotes development of self and others through participation in professional organizations, educational opportunities, etc.
  • Demonstrates and promotes a positive customer service attitude, which encourages a quality environment of safety and enhances the image / reputation of the facility
  • Demonstrates and promotes a culture of recognizing diversity and valuing individual strengths
  • Personal / professional conduct reinforces the facility’s values and promotes Code of Conduct
  • Demonstrates ethical and compliance principles in daily activities
  • Working Conditions - occasional requirement for work outside of regular business hours
  • Candidate Profile :

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated success in building maintenance and operations, engineering, continuous improvement, and / or material handling design
  • A minimum of five years of leadership and people management experience, including proven success in leading, coaching, and motivating teams and individuals to achieve goals and objectives
  • Any suitable combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize strategic thinking in a building services environment
  • Solid experience in planning and managing projects is required
  • Experience in managing at least two of the following departments is preferred : maintenance, housekeeping, and corporate security
  • Driven, mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to executive level associates and a Board of Directors
  • Excellent leadership, influence, and communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships with customers, associates and vendors
  • Knowledge of ice plant and aquatic operations is preferred
  • Soft-Skills :

    A confident and determined approach; an overall positive demeanor

    The ability to cope with rejection and resolve conflict; excellent customer service skills

    A high degree of self-motivation and ambition

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills and comprehension

    Exceptional organizational and analytical skills

    Ability to prioritize multiple demands

    Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

    Excellent problem solving skills

    Strong customer service focus

    Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as a team player

    Self-directed, task and goal oriented

    Strong sense of accountability, dependability, ethics, and integrity

    Strong skills in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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