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Job Title:
Technical Maintenance Officer

£52,166 per annum

Vacancy type:



Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London, UK

Closing date for applications:
05-11-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general direction of the Regional Manager, deliver projects related to the maintenance, repair, improvements, upgrade and modification of buildings and building systems for offices and residences at Canadian embassies throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Plans and conducts inspections and monitors building maintenance activities; develop and prepare statements of work and contract documentation and supervises project work. Provide technical support services and advice to missions for the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and use of buildings. Input to headquarters stakeholders to support property program and asset planning and delivery.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened on the essential qualifications below and must demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet these criteria. Only those candidates who meet all the Essential Requirements will proceed to the next stage of the process.

Education: University degree or diploma in building engineering technology, building sciences, building studies, architecture or facility management;


A minimum of *post-secondary education in addition to 5 years’ experience directly relevant to the duties of the position. *post-secondary education is defined as A-levels, BTEC, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

Minimum of 5 years’ **recent work experience in at least three (3) of the following:
- Evaluating building system maintenance and making recommendations for improving building system reliability, performance and longevity;
- Developing or reviewing preventative and corrective maintenance management plans;
- Directing operations and maintenance of facilities and associated systems (e.g. electrical, HVAC, building automation, fire detection and suppression);
- Inspecting facilities for compliance, performance, safety and asset integrity;
- Preparing technical statements of work, cost estimates and requests for proposals for projects related to the maintenance, repair, improvement, upgrade and modification of buildings and building systems;
- Analysing and interpreting building construction drawings, specifications and other related technical documents

Minimum of 5 years’ **recent experience in construction administration and implementation such as quality control, progress payments, change orders, site supervision, commissioning, and claims management.

**Recent is defined as within the last eight (8) years.

Linguistic Profile: Proficiency in English and French (oral and written)

Rated Requirements
Candidates must also meet the Rated Requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following: cover letter, written test, oral communication, interview and reference checks:
• Knowledge of best practices, methods, trends and legislation in facility management and construction management;
• Knowledge of building systems with a broad knowledge of civil, structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering.
• Knowledge of legislation and regulations pertaining to property matters including relevant codes and standards with emphasis on life and fire safety codes and standards;
• Knowledge of financial budgeting, planning and forecasting.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work.
• Ability to conduct building construction inspections against required deliverables
• Ability to resolve issues related to clients, scope, and cost.
• Client focus
• Initiative and good judgement
• Team-work

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications. Candidates must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their cover letter:
• Possession of professional designation related to building surveying or facility management from a recognised institution (e.g. IMechEE, MIEE, MRICS , CEng, MCIBSE, MAPM, CIOB or similar)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Willingness and ability to travel internationally
• Willingness to access and work in industrial settings and/or active construction sites
• Willingness to work overtime, weekends and after normal working hours based on operational requirements

Condition(s) of Employment:
Hours of work will be 37.5 per week, worked Monday to Friday at time to be arranged by the supervisor. Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory employment and character references, and the ability to maintain a Reliability Security clearance (including a criminal record and financial check).
Copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process. Successful candidate must have a valid passport and the required documentation allowing the right to work in the UK. Documentation will be required.

Area of selection:
United Kingdom

Important Notes:
This position is open to candidates currently resident in the UK, who hold current documentation allowing them to work in the UK without restriction, who meet all of the essential requirements stated and whose applications are received by the closing date. Those candidates holding documentation/visas not renewable in the UK such as the Youth Mobility Visa will not be eligible to apply for this position.

The High Commission of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interview nor does it reimburse any relocation costs. The High Commission of Canada does not sponsor work permit applications on behalf of candidates.

The High Commission of Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce.

The High Commission of Canada is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

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