• Director, Facility Design, Construction and Maintenance

    Job ID
    # Positions
    External Closing Date
    Environment and Infrastructure Services
    Internal Closing Date
    Facility Design, Construction and Maintenance
    Closing Time
    4:30 pm EST.
    CAD $149,619.00/Yr.
    Posting Type
    CAD $173,548.00/Yr.
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Commissioner, Environment and Infrastructure Services (EIS), the Director, Facility Design, Construction and Maintenance will establish the strategic vision and direction to be taken, and will provide leadership, communication, expert guidance, and financial direction for the daily functions of the division. You will provide creative, problem solving leadership in dealing with complex issues and be responsive to changing needs in a dynamic work environment. You will shape the decision making for the maintenance, operations and security of all Town facilities and project management of all existing and new building, extensions and renovations. The successful candidate will:

    • Lead the divisional priorities, development and management of staff to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services while promoting innovative thinking and collaborative working relationship
    • Prepare division operating budget, maintain financial controls, and prepare annual facility capital budget for all Town facilities
    • May occasionally be required to make presentations to Council or various committees
    • Maintain facility infrastructure building portfolio to accepted Town standard and to satisfactory levels for client departments and the public
    • Establish and maintain preventative maintenance programs and procedures, and service level agreements with user departments
    • Maintain all Town facilities, including major equipment life cycle replacement preventative maintenance programs
    • Monitor and maintain the Corporate Capital Forecast for all Town facilities
    • For new buildings and additions, you will be responsible for all aspects of the project design and construction, including functional program development, design, tender award, construction and facility turnover
    • Retain project design team and engineering support consultants
    • In conjunction with the Asset Management section, develop the Corporate Asset Management Plan by building component condition assessment for all building equipment components, life expectancy and replacement costs
    • Participation in various Steering Committees and specific project committees


    The ideal candidate will possess a University Degree in Engineering complemented by ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience within the engineering field and be licensed as a Professional Engineer by the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is required. Prior practical or consulting experience in the engineering and construction project management field is an asset. Other key attributes will include:

    • Understanding of multi-discipline facility systems and how they operate, including structural, mechanical, electrical and architectural components
    • Knowledge of the Construction Lien Act, and Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC), as well as the Ontario Building Code, Fire Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
    • Experience preparing staff reports, and reviewing technical documents and specifications
    • Demonstration of the Town’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care, and courage
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project)
    • Proven communication skills which bring an exceptional ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
    • Excellent project management skills with a demonstrated ability to deal with changing issues/priorities
    • Relationship building skills including team building, conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation, and facilitation
    • Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage budgets including establishing, forecasting and controlling budgets
    • Accomplished in strategic and analytical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making
    • Ability to lead organizational change through strong leadership and people development skills
    • Aptitude to model leadership through passion, courage and integrity
    • Strength in creating a work environment of curiosity, risk taking and challenging the status quo
    • Proven ability to lead the organization in a way that builds and protects a culture of honesty, openness, respect and trust through open communication
    • Experience supervising in unionized environment
    • Must possess a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License, and have access to a vehicle for use on corporate business (mileage compensated) and will be required to provide proof of vehicle insurance upon hire.

    We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

    The Town of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.



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