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Managing Director, Building Operations

University of British Columbia

Location: Vancouver, BC

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has been ranked as one of the top 20 public universities in the world, with strengths across a multitude of disciplines and programs. UBC is home to over 60,000 students who are supported by 15,000 faculty and staff on two campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna.

The Managing Director, Building Operations, is responsible for ensuring the best physical environment for learning and research at UBC by providing strategic leadership, vision, and direction in the stewardship, operation, maintenance, renovation, and repair of university facilities and grounds. Reporting to the AVP Facilities, and a member of the Finance and Operations management team, working closely with colleagues in Energy & Water Services and Infrastructure Development, the Managing Director, Building Operations is responsible for the operation and maintenance of over $5 billion in building and landscape infrastructure at the UBC Vancouver campus, including 9 million square feet of academic building space in over 200 buildings and 470 acres of landscaped grounds.

A strong, collaborative, and empowering leader, he/she provides leadership for over 700 staff across a range of campus-wide services, including Custodial Services, Municipal Services, Trade Services, Customer Services and a centralized work control group. The Managing Director has overall responsibility for the planning and preparation of the $60 million department operating budget and the $50 million capital maintenance and renewal budget.

An experienced and service-oriented leader, the ideal candidate will bring a track record of success in a senior general management role related to infrastructure and facilities management. He/she will bring experience managing large, complex, unionized departments. Superior leadership skills with emphasis on decision-making, problem solving, research and analysis, team building, and the ability to foster a motivating, and respectful environment will be key to the new Managing Director’s success. An engineering degree or related professional qualifications are required.

This is an exceptional leadership opportunity. The successful candidate will be joining a world-class institution and will work alongside talented individuals who are passionate about the financial, social, and environmental sustainability of UBC and its surrounding communities.

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For more information about UBC, visit www.ubc.ca.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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Managing Director, Building Operations University of British Columbia Vancouver

Expiry Date: 2018-01-22
Date Posted: 2017-12-22
Province: British Columbia
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