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Project Manager (Trades Training Centre Facilities)

BC Hydro
Surrey, British Columbia V3W 3G2
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Source:    BC Hydro
Job Title:  Project Manager (Trades Training Centre Facilities)

Job Number: BCH-R-5586-191018E1

Job Location: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Job Status: Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Permanent




We’re BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.


Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.


We’re investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We’re upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities. We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row.


It’s our vision is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.






Reporting to the Manager, Training Administration and Business Development, the Project Manager, Trades Training Centre Facilities, is responsible for multiple buildings and surrounding properties as well as a 5-acre training yard; for developing, implementing, and managing facilities operations, maintenance and capital program(s) for the Trades Training Centre (TTC); site safety management and coordination and stores functions. Develops, maintains and executes building safety, security and operational policies, procedures and practices; and tool, equipment, vehicles and training yard replacement cycles supervising storekeeper activities. Responsible for building and implementing processes to address needs of school and determine requirements for space, communication and office equipment to accomplish Learning & Development business group objectives.


The incumbent plays a key role in safety and safety planning by performance of the role of Facility Safety Lead as the delegate of the manager responsible. Chairs the Joint Health and Safety Committee and leads and coordinates site First Aid attendants and First Aid requirements for the facility.


  • Responsible for the Trades Training Campus which includes a portfolio of buildings with offices, classrooms, labs and outdoor training areas.


  • Responsible for ensuring work performance by a contracted provider of facility management services. Follows up to resolve implementation problems and ensure targets and efficiencies are maximized.


  • Monitors and ensures that the operation and maintenance of each area meets or exceeds environmental, safety, building code, municipal and other regulations and requirements.


  • Develops and implements related policies, strategies, processes, standards and procedures to ensure ongoing success of the facilities management program.


  • Researches, analyzes, evaluates and presents business and financial options, strategies, benchmarking opportunities and business cases for new and revisions to the facility operation and maintenance program(s). Identifies, responds to and recommends, documents and prioritizes building improvements to meet occupant’s operational requirements, increase safety or improve building performance.


  • Project management of projects outside the scope of the outsourced Facility Management contract and BC Hydro Properties.


  • Contributes to tendering, contract negotiations and ongoing administration of local contracts specific to the Trades Training Centre and may perform the role of “Hydro Representative” on TTC Facility specific contracts, managing and administering contracts related to facility management, maintenance and construction improvements.


  • Develops strong internal and external relationships with other areas of BC Hydro and external organizations for ideas and opportunities to enhance the cost effectiveness and efficiency of facility operation and maintenance program(s).


  • Maintains awareness of new and emerging facilities management technologies and methods via membership in professional organizations, attendance at seminars and conferences etc.


  • Acts on the behalf of the Facility Safety Lead to perform all activities associated with this role, providing safety leadership for the Trades Training Centre and may perform the role of Incident Commander.


  • Leads the development and maintenance of all safety planning requirements for the facility and performs the role of Chair for the Joint Health and Safety Committee.


  • Is the Trades Training Centre facility management representative for the Safety Rodeo, participating in the Safety Rodeo planning committee.


  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of equipment and materials management and procurement for the Trades Training Centre, supervising the activities of the Trades Training Centre storekeeper.


  • Will be required to provide vacation relief for other managers reporting to the Trades Training Centre and therefore required to manage a group of highly skilled administrative staff or curriculum coordinators from time-to-time.


  • Key contact for the delivery of tours for visitors interested in the TTC. Must have the ability to understand and describe training equipment and configurations.


  • Directs the preparation and dissemination of facility communications including the development of the facility newsletter.




  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with a minimum of 5 years progressively more responsible and demonstrated experience planning, development and implementation of facility operation and maintenance programs and the management of facilities management service providers. Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, diploma in Business Administration, Building and Facilities Management or equivalent.


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or eligible to achieve PMP status would be an asset.


  • Educational Institute facility management experience would be considered a strong asset.


  • Strong experience in budgeting and fiscal control, contract negotiation, supervisory and management organization, planning, analytical and problem skills and demonstrated knowledge of facilities planning and project management.


  • Working knowledge of employment policies, union agreements, human relations, equity issues and approaches to problem solving; working knowledge of management planning, budgeting and cost control policies, procedures, methods and practices; ability to determine, set and maintain employee standards of performance.


  • Ability to effectively lead and facilitate multi-disciplinary teams in undertaking project and relationship management initiatives in an environment of conflicting priorities and time pressures.


  • Well-developed oral, written, presentation, interpersonal communications and staff management skills, knowledge and experience.


  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use and operation of facility operation and maintenance computer application programs and systems.


  • Knowledge of safety and environmental concerns, risks and liabilities related to land and facilities.


  • First Aid Level 2 or Level 3 qualification or demonstrated eligibility / ability to achieve First Aid Level 2 or Level 3 is an asset.


  • Membership in the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) is an asset.


  • Knowledge of building trade and maintenance allies.





  • A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your class 5 drivers’ license in good standing.


  • Please note this is a Full-Time Regular (FTR) M&P P3 opportunity located at the Trades Training Centre in Surrey.


  • Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings.


  • As part of the selection process, applicants may be required to take a written test/assessment or do a presentation as part of the interview.



How to Apply


Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html by 1st November 2019.


Click here to access the job posting or visit the BC Hydro “Current Opportunities” Careers page to view and apply for jobs.


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On the BC Hydro Careers site, click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job. Please be sure to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and include copies of your certifications, if applicable.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.


Our values guide our work. Want to join us?


We are safe.

We are here for our customers.

We are one team.

We act with integrity.

We respect our province.

We are forward thinking.


BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.


Posted: 2019-10-18 Expires: 2019-12-02

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