The FM&E Rural Maintenance Manager is a key leadership role in the Facilities, Maintenance & Engineering (FM&E), Capital Management portfolio, and reports directly to the FM&E Director, Grande Prairie & Area. This position is responsible and accountable for providing the direction, leadership and organization over the activities of the department at multiple sites; in support of the vision, mission and business plan of Alberta Health Services. These activities also will include the integration of various resources to carry out these activities. The position is also responsible and accountable for making key decisions and having direct leadership responsibility for establishing and contributing to the achievement of the goals of the department. The FM&E Manager will develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders in order to provide leadership to the Facilities Maintenance & Engineering Department. The Manager is also responsible for: Effectively leading a team of technical, trades, maintenance workers and contract staff for the maintenance and operation of all mechanical, electrical, architectural and building equipment and systems at the assigned facilities and grounds, based on a 24 hour, 7 days per week, operation. Planning, evaluating, and facilitating the allocation of all resources. Assessing resource requirements and prioritizing needs in service delivery for assigned sites. Safe and efficient maintenance of existing infrastructure. Steward of fiscal and budget obligations; review and preparation of operating budget. Monitoring performance measures; measuring against AHS benchmarks and establishing quality improvement initiatives in service delivery. Development and enhancement of excellent client relationships. Input into construction and systems planning. Shared on-call responsibilities with other FM&E managers.
Knowledge of Building Code, Fire Code and CSA Guidelines as applied in a health care setting. A minimum of 5 years of management experience in building operations in a hospital setting or in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development and leadership in a facility maintenance environment. Equivalencies of education and experience maybe considered. In addition, the incumbent will possess a record of accomplishment in the following areas: Effective communicator with strong organizational skills, influential skills, and client focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services. Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Demonstrated ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues. Ability to manage human, financial and physical resources within an operating environment.
Proven ability to foster partnerships and achieve organizational goals. Managing within a unionized environment. Strong track record in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Effective leadership abilities combined with a strong commitment to operating within a team environment and the ability to motivate and inspire others to achieve common goals. Excellent analytical and decision making skills. Ability to plan, organize and manage short and long term plans and projects and deliver customer focused results. Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and build solid relationships with public agencies, government, committees and other partners. Specific experience with HVAC systems, electrical systems, emergency electrical systems, other mechanical systems, fire alarm systems, and medical gas systems is important. General knowledge of health care industry pertaining to building operations. Knowledge of applicable trade codes for a hospital environment. Knowledge of trade areas supervised. Leadership skills, including the ability to provide clear and consistent advice, counsel and instructions to all levels of professional and technical staff so that work is expedited safely, consistently and efficiently. This position requires operation of a vehicle for business use. Possession of a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to operate AHS vehicles is required.
Alberta certification in a mechanical, electrical, or related trade, interprovincial Red Seal preferred. Certificate as a Power Engineer, preferred, or certification as a mechanical or electrical or engineering technologist. Knowledge of specific and appropriate policies, i.e. Infection Prevention and Control.