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Manager, Plant Services
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Competition #:01659031
Bargaining Unit:NON-CONTRACT
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Position Summary

We have an amazing leadership opportunity available in an incredible location! Come love where you live, work and play. We are once again a BC Top Employer and at Interior Health, we offer one of the best benefit packages in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we offer a defined pension plan and paid vacation starting at 4 weeks to a maximum of 7 weeks annually.

About the role:

Our Facilities Management and Operations team is seeking an experience leader to oversee the Plant Services of 12 sites within the East Kootenay region of Interior Health. This position is responsible for the overall development, operation, and direction of Plant Services and oversees the operation and maintenance of facilities and associated equipment. The Manager is responsible for recommending, developing, and maintaining policies and procedures. The Manager is also responsible for providing quality services in a timely, cost effective manner by planning; directing; coordinating; recruiting; and providing management, leadership, and supervision of Plant Services staff and projects. The Manager oversees the operating budget for Plant Services in the East Kootenay and area works closely with Capital Projects teams on construction projects over $100,000.


1. Provides decisions, direction, communication, and support to staff through policy development, procedures, meetings, and reviews.

2. Manages staff including recruiting, hiring, evaluating performance, disciplining, and terminating staff as required to meet department objectives. Leads the development of educational plans, in-service training, and mentorship to support employee development.

3. Develops and monitors the operating budget for Plant Services in the East Kootenay area. Plans and adjusts budget to meet projections and annual targets, approves expenditures, and reports on variances.

4. Determines priorities for Capital Improvement Projects and Maintenance Improvement Projects within the East Kootenay and develops a long-term capital plan for this area.

5. Identifies opportunities for cost savings within the East Kootenay through energy management projects.

6. Works with WH&S, Worksafe BC, and the BC Safety Authority to ensure code compliance and standards are being met.

7. Performs other duties as assigned.

• Completion of grade 12.
• Must possess either a first or second class power engineer’s certificate; a degree in engineering; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Five to seven years recent, related experience, preferably in healthcare or a similar organization, including experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
• PMP designation and/or previous Project Manager experience would be an asset.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results, follows culturally respectful processes that also produce results
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities
• Must have a thorough knowledge of building systems, plant operations, maintenance, and construction practices.
• Strong computer skills, including word, excel and power point. Knowledge of and ability to work with AutoCAD would be an asset.
• Professional and legal standards in establishing departmental policies.
• Demonstrated ability to develop strategies and controls and to adjust to changing requirements.
• Demonstrated ability to apply current professional knowledge to ensure the standards, goals, and objectives of the department are achieved.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze problems and implement and/or recommend solutions.
• Proven supervisory ability.
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Ability to organize work and set priorities.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
• Class 5 BC Driver’s license.

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