The Zone Director provides direct support and expert counsel to the Executive Director, Capital Management (North Zone) and Senior Management Team on all aspects of Facilities Maintenance and Engineering. This position establishes and maintains positive relationships with key local, provincial and national representatives and health care stakeholders including government departments and officials in order to provide operational leadership to all related programs and services in the zone. The Zone Director is accountable for divisional objectives regarding implementation, operational excellence, management and monitoring of zone and provincially integrated delivery of Facilities Maintenance and Engineering services and quality measurement programs in the most effective, leading manner. The Zone Executive Director will also provide coaching and development to those directly reporting to them to ensure appropriate succession planning.
A minimum of a Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering or 1st Class Power Engineering Certification or Engineering Technology Diploma or Journeyman Certification in a Building Trade combined with other education achievements. A minimum of 5 years in an Healthcare Facilities Management or Buildings Maintenance / Operations Administrative role in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development. Demonstrated ability to advance strategic initiatives and manage people and budgets. Superior interpersonal, communication, facilitation and leadership skills. Ability to set and accomplish objectives and manage expectations. Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills, with an aptitude for innovative, progressive thought. Proven ability to foster a collaborative, team approach to decision making. Capability to negotiate sustainable solutions that encompass zone needs within a provincial context, while being able to tactfully mediate solutions to complex stakeholder concerns, at all organizational levels both internally and externally.
In addition, the incumbent will possess a record of accomplishment in the following areas: Progressive senior leadership experience in a Facilities Management or Buildings Maintenance / Operations environment, including five years' experience in a senior management role. Successful record of achievement as a leader, including extensive experience in senior leadership of a large and diverse range of functions. Knowledge in the use of Lean principles in healthcare. Strategic thinking, taking into account long-term goals assessing options and implications. Effective communicator with strong organizational skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing long term 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 diverse human, financial and physical resources within a complex environment. Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within a large, diverse organization and managing within a unionized sector. Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and build solid relationships with public agencies, government, boards, committees and other partners.
Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered.