Senior Manager, Maintenance

EPCOR Utilities - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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With over 100 years of experience, EPCOR Water Canada works with industry, municipalities and communities to design, build, finance and operate water and wastewater treatment plants, distribution and collection systems. We serve more than 85 communities and industrial sites in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan, making sure that the water exceeds public health, environmental and industrial requirements.

Brief Description

EPCOR Water Canada is currently seeking a Senior Manager, Maintenance to provide leadership and ensure the optimal performance of the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Maintenance team.

This opportunity is accepting applications from both current EPCOR Employees and external applicants. Detailed Description

Reporting to the Director, Gold Bar WWTP, the Senior Manager, Maintenance will be accountable for the performance of Maintenance facilities at Clover Bar. The key accountabilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Providing input to the Gold Bar WWTP plans and directions while ensuring an appropriate understanding of the overall EPCOR and Gold Bar WWTP strategy.
Ensuring collaborative relationships between Maintenance and other Senior Manager positions at the Gold Bar WWTP and across EPCOR.
Developing and implementing business plans (1-2 year timeframe), ensuring business plans and deliverables of directly reporting positions are aligned and integrated, and ensuring that performance expectations and deliverables are understood by all Maintenance team members.
Leading and managing a high performing team of 60 staff including managers, trade, non-trade and administrative staff.
Strategically identifying and planning for the necessary operational budget requirements. Assessing competition and market opportunities and threats; recommending appropriate plans to improve the operational effectiveness of the maintenance function and implement decided actions.
Analyzing and identifying issues impacting operational performance and establishing initiatives for continuous improvement to ensure maintenance standards are exceeded and proper, reliable maintenance is performed; ensuring the provision of industry leading work practices.
Providing expert operational advice to assist the Director, Gold Bar WWTP and the Water Services leadership team in evaluating business decisions and changes to strategic positioning.
Ensuring the proper maintenance is performed at the right time and safety is an integral part of the culture. Developing a thorough understanding of Water Services maintenance functions.
Providing added value in supporting and enabling operational success across all Water Services operations.
Ensuring a high level of employee engagement and employee development; developing succession plans. Developing and nurturing a high performance, high discipline, safe, accountable, focused, innovative and achievement oriented organization that is easy to do business with.
Job Requirements

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Completion of post-secondary education from a recognized educational institute such as:
Trades certification (Red Seal if acquired outside of Alberta)
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or closely related field
A combination of education and experience may be considered

In a leadership or supervisory role. Supervising or managing in a unionized environment is a valuable asset.
5+ year’s relevant maintenance experience.
Advanced level of knowledge and understanding in Maintenance, Plant Operations, Engineering / Project Management and Control Systems would be an asset.
A commitment to and proven track record of developing and sustaining a “zero incident” safety culture.
Intermediate computer skills, with programs such as; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), SharePoint, Oracle IVARA.

In addition to the above, as the successful candidate you will demonstrate the following:

Exceptional interpersonal skills: exercises influence strategies when advising business unit leadership of the impacts of operational decisions.
Ability to resolve conflict and enable positive team dynamics while demonstrating flexibility, tact, and diplomacy.
Strong leadership ability: demonstrating a competitive, engaged, entrepreneurial spirit with a history of making sound decisions.
Ability to create supportive and collaborative relationships between Gold Bar WWTP Maintenance and other Business Unit functions.
Proactive business partner with a focus on optimizing opportunities, finding solutions and providing advice that supports quality business decisions.
Fully engaged in managerial work, making improvements on an ongoing basis.
Seeks opportunities to enhance personal effectiveness in both the business unit function and of operational understanding.

You possess strong problem-solving and organizational skills, have the ability to multi-task and function in a fast-paced setting, and demonstrate exceptional time-management abilities. You also demonstrate exceptional written and verbal skills, which allow you to present concepts and technical information effectively to both internal and external stakeholders and partners. You always take initiative to develop process improvements and customer relationships, are customer focused, and above all strive to achieve a high level of operational performance.

With strong supervisory skills, you have a proven ability to manage performance, delegate appropriate authority, and are fully engaged in coaching and providing feedback. Looking for opportunities for continuous improvement and efficiency within your own team and the larger operation, you bring a strategic outlook and think creatively to improve processes. Additional Details

Jurisdiction: MGMT

Hours of work: 80 hours bi-weekly

Location: Edmonton, AB - Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant-

Commencing with your first day of employment as a permanent EPCOR employee you will enjoy a variety of benefits, such as:

Competitive salary
Annual incentive (bonus) pay program
Paid vacation
Flexible benefits plan
Five paid personal days off each year
One Friday off per month
Access to internal and external career development programs
Financial support for personal development
EPCOR Savings Plan with company matched contributions
Pension Plan
Financial support for employee wellness
Career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines and operational areas
Financial support for charitable organizations that employees contribute to

About EPCOR:
Clean water and reliable energy are at the heart of what we do. We proudly keep the lights on and the water flowing in over 100 communities across North America. With a rich 125-year history, EPCOR has ambitions to be one of North America’s premier providers of essential services, and we have the top employer and sustainability awards to prove it. If you’re looking for new opportunities, people who care and work that matters, apply today to find a career where you matter more. Check out to find out more.

Please note the following information:
A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.
If you are being considered for a driving position, a current 5 year commercial Driver Abstract will be required.
A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.
To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.