Permanent, Full-Time

Start Date: As soon as possible

Reporting to the Director, Facilities, the Associate Director oversees the operations of the Facilities Department.  Areas of responsibility include maintenance & performance of the physical plant, grounds and parking, janitorial services, waste management, Shipping and Receiving.  The Associate Director is also involved in the planning and implementation of facility improvements and new construction. 


Education & Experience

  • Graduate degree in architecture, building engineering, or other related technology.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in facilities management, capital planning, or construction management, including extensive experience in project management in a complex, unionized environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience managing and supervising staff, preferably in a unionized environment.
  • Considerable knowledge of budgetary processes, including development and administration of budgets.
  • Experience and understanding of construction tenders, RFP’s, contract law, lien act, building codes, Work Safe BC regulations and other applicable requirements, including federal and provincial financial regulations.
  • Technical knowledge of all design and engineering disciplines involved in facilities planning and development.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of computerized information systems (i.e. Banner), MS Office applications 
  • Experience in policy and procedure development.
  • Must maintain current knowledge of construction management processes and technological aspects of the construction industry.

Skills & Abilities

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, relating effectively to faculty and staff of various backgrounds, both internal and external.
  • Ability to control the scope, cost, schedule and quality of planning and development of facilities related projects.
  • Ability to read architectural and engineering drawings.
  • Exceptional project management skills as demonstrated through effective ability to organize, delegate, multi-task, and balance multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated consultation, facilitation and relationship building skills are required
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with employees from all levels of the College.
  • Ability to resolve conflict and problems while creating a positive work environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as participate as a team member.
  • Strong presentations skills in order to conduct informational sessions as required.
  • Ability to achieve continuous improvement and to exemplify customer service focus.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to positively influence and direct the work of others in a collegial setting to ensure the commitment and achievement of desired outcomes.
  • Ability to assess issues and make accurate, timely decisions based upon research, consultation, experience and judgement.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and apply College, government, agency, and departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ability to supervise, and recruit staff; conduct staff performance appraisals.

Salary Range: $2,858.25 - $3,572.81 Bi-Weekly (Pay Grade Q)

Employee Group:  ADMIN

Hours & Days of Work: 8:30am - 4:30pm. Monday to Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department. This position is not subject to the compressed workweek schedule.

Application Information: To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter no later than 4:30pm of the closing date. For a copy of the position description please click here.

Please note that internal applicants may be given first consideration.

Closing Date: March 23, 2017

Competition No.: A013-17

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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