Manager, Facility Operations

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: 41
  • Deadline: June 28, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Cape Breton University invites applications for the position Manager, Facility Operations in the Department of Facilities Management.

The Facilities Management Department provides a range of services including the alteration and maintenance of existing facilities, project management, utilities services, the maintenance of residences, and management of the Canada Games Complex. The objective of the Department is to effectively and efficiently deliver a multitude of diverse functions and services in support of the University’s overall mission.

The Manager, Facility Operations is responsible for the management of trades personnel involved in the operation, maintenance and alteration of existing facilities, ensuring that all jobs are completed safely, efficiently and on time within regulatory guidelines. In addition, the Manager will be required to contribute to a safe CBU campus through work with the CBU Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC), the University Safety Officer, Deans, Directors and Chairs. The Manager will deal with all manner of client issues, complaints and concerns pertaining to the building environment, with an ability to identify the specific issue or concern and determine how it can be resolved.

Qualifications of this role are:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years in maintenance and/or construction. Candidates with equivalent education and significant relevant experience will be considered, certification in a trade (red seal) an asset.
  • Five (5) years supervisory or management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage personnel in a unionized environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including responding to emergency calls during evenings and weekends.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work cooperatively and effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Proven ability to review and interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction and contracting methods, Workers Compensation, and contractor insurance requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of distributed control systems.
  • Knowledge of regulatory procedures, provincial Codes/Standards.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of building trades, the N.S. OHS Act, WHMIS and the Construction Safety Association of Nova Scotia.
  • Proven knowledge of safe work procedures.
  • Physically fit as the position requires extensive walking.

Applications for the successful candidate will include:

  • a cover letter describing the expertise and management experience of the applicant
  • a complete resume
  • A list of least three references.
    • Short listed candidates will be required to submit three reference letters.

Please upload all required documents to Additional Documents if no designated area is listed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Click here to view more information and to apply.

Applications must be received by June 28th 2024


Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1M 1A2