Internship Opportunity - Summer 2020 - Technician
Ottawa, CA
6d ago

Job Field : Facility / Property Management Job Type : Internship / Co-op Building Location : Ottawa / Gatinuea Length of Assignment :

Internship Opportunity - Summer 2020 - Technician

Are you looking for an active, entry-level role in building operations or a path into the world of trades? Do you want to work for a safety-first company that trains from start to finish and invests in your future?

Are you available May-August 2020 for a technical internship?

BGIS is looking for committed, curious self-starters who are currently in college / cégep who are interested in the world of facilities management and building operations.

Facilities management is BGIS’ bread and butter, and focuses on how we can maintain buildings through their lifecycle, engage with its tenants and create memorable customer experiences, and make the experience of working in that building as functional and problem-free as possible.

Start from the ground up as a Technician I, who is responsible in assisting the senior technical team in performing routine and on-demand maintenance services on non-technical facility components (i.

e. walls, floors, minor housekeeping). The Technician I is also responsible for performing work in accordance with established processes and practices and for complying with internal and external requirements including but not limited to environmental, mechanical, health and safety, and fire protection.


  • Performs work in accordance with established processes and practices
  • Complies with all internal and external requirements including but not limited to environmental, health and safety, fire protection
  • Performs regular facility, non-technical component monitoring, maintenance and inspection
  • Provides observations about facility, non-technical component conditions and deficiencies, and provides suggestions for enhancements and repair
  • Monitors assigned facility by conducting facility walkthroughs and component monitoring and inspection
  • Responds to routine and on-demand service requests
  • Performs maintenance on non-technical components within the facility (i.e. walls, floors, minor housekeeping, etc)
  • Records resolution data within service maintenance management database. Ensures work completed meets quality, contract response and all other requirements
  • Receives, tracks, monitors and reports status of maintenance work within service maintenance management database. Initiates documents to obtain formal approval of work required
  • Assists in the implementation of preventative maintenance program. Ensures that deficiencies are identified, recorded and escalated, and that related documentations are maintained
  • Participates in and assists with facility-related projects
  • Ensures the manner in which work is performed is in compliant with corporate and legislated policies, procedures, practices and guidelines related to environmental, health and safety, fire protection and any other applicable requirements
  • Maintains all assigned tools and arranges for repair and replacement where required
  • Submits all expenditures on a timely basis
  • Assists in enhancing tenant and customer satisfaction and maintaining positive relations through manner in which work is performed and services delivered
  • Assist with administrative duties
  • Other duties as assigned
  • MINIMUM EDUCATION : Enrolled in a college or Cégep program and a High School diploma; no trade certification / license required

    JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE : Interest in facility management, building operations and maintenance


  • Ability to research, learn and gain greater proficiency in applying the following on-the-job fire, life, safety and building codes and standards
  • Possesses a strong environmental, health and safety mindset. Ability to perform work in a safe manner
  • Strong client-service orientation along with a high sense of urgency
  • Effective communication skills for the purpose of data relay, exchange, feedback, and clarification
  • Bilingual (English / French) is an asset
  • Licenses and / or Professional Accreditation

  • None required
  • Demonstrates an interest in enrolling and completing a trades certification or license
  • Must meet security clearance requirements and be able to wear personal protective equipment
  • What’s in it for you?

  • Apply what you’ve learned in school in a real-world business environment
  • Coffee chats with senior leaders
  • Young Leaders program
  • Open-concept office environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Apply now!

    Why work for us? We’re Canada’s leading real estate management services provider. With a combined team of over 7,000 team members globally, BGIS inspires better business performance across its client’s real estate portfolios by developing and implementing real estate and facilities management strategies.

    Globally, BGIS manages over 300 million square feet of client portfolios across 30, 000 + locations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

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