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April 17, 2018

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Job Description

Manager, Facility Operations

Join the Ontario Science Centre as we implement a new strategic plan and make preparations to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2019. As one of Canada’s most visited cultural attractions and a world-renowned learning institution, we inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery. The Centre hosts up to a million visitors each year, and offers hands-on experiences and insights into science and technology that help visitors of all ages understand and contribute to the world around us.

This position provides operational and facilities management for the Centre’s iconic building which comprises a 500,000 square foot complex located on 47 acres of spectacular natural landscape in central Toronto.

What can I expect from this role?

Reporting to the Director, Technical Operations, you will:
• Manage the day-to-day delivery of facility maintenance services, and shipping/receiving control to support core building operations.
• Advise on and develop project and operational plans.
• Prioritize and oversee facility capital and renewal projects.
• Ensure all statutory and regulatory obligations are met or exceeded with respect to maintenance of the facility.
• Prepare procurement documents, review bids, negotiate terms, prepare contract documents, and monitor sub-contractor performance.
• Communicate and advise management on policies and procedures, technical problems, and priorities associated with operational standards of facilities. Provide expert technical advice to the Director, Technical Operations.

How do I qualify?

Leadership Skills
• You have proven ability to inspire, engage and motivate a team to deliver excellent customer service and achieve operational priorities in a changing environment.
• You have experience in coaching for performance.
• You are a collaborative leader and have incorporated the principles of inclusion and diversity to support an effective, efficient and respectful workplace.
• You are open, accountable, and transparent in your dealings with others and foster continuous improvement, creativity and excellence.
• You have strong administrative and organizational skills to prioritize, plan and coordinate a wide range of activities by staff and contractors.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills
• You have strong communication and interpersonal skills to connect, consult and advise clients and service partners.
• You have strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills to develop solutions.
• You have strong oral and written communication skills.

Technical Knowledge
• You have well-developed technical and operational knowledge of facilities management to oversee day-to-day site operations.
• You have thorough knowledge of repair and maintenance practices related to maintaining public grounds.
• You have experience with contract tendering and management.
• You have overall knowledge of building trades.
• You are able to develop, administer and control expenses and operating budgets, both for projects and for the work unit.
• You have the ability to understand and apply all relevant legislation with respect to environment, building code, and health and safety issues.
• You have proven ability to read, understand and interpret drawings and prepare specifications for building projects.
• You are skilled in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, statistical, drawing and project management software to prepare analyses, reports and recommendations.

Salary Range: $68,671 – $98,950 per year

Additional information:
• 1 Temporary, 24 months (with possible extension), 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto

Interested applicants must apply online, by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, by visiting and entering Job ID 122080 in the Job ID search field.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.