The incumbent represents the owner’s interests on the planning and programming team, and on the project management team.
Assists the senior manager/engineer in planning, developing, monitoring and implementing an effective commissioning program for construction, renovation and refurbishment programs from start to final delivery to the client.
Provides the technical and logistic support needed to confirm that plans and estimates meet project specifications and the University’s operational and functional requirements. Also conducts checks, performance tests, and document reviews to certify that building systems perform interactively, in accordance with these specifications.
Works with the project manager and with the design and construction team to coordinate the commissioning process. Observes contractors, specialist companies and their representatives as they start-up and breaking-in new equipment. Analyses and writes test reports and, if necessary, corrects deficiencies to meet the requirements of the University’s project.
Ensures that Technical Services, Operations and Maintenance personnel receive the appropriate training, information, and operator manuals, including standing procedures, to measure new equipment performance.
University degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, or equivalent training (such as a college diploma in building systems engineering technology) and relevant experience
Excellent understanding of mechanical and electrical systems, general aspects of building construction and building system monitoring, balancing, and adjustment
At least 5 years’ proven experience in the design of mechanical and electrical systems
Knowledge of HVAC systems and at least 10 years’ related experience
Knowledge of electrical systems and related experience
Knowledge of electronic, pneumatic and mechanical control systems and related experience
Experience in operating and maintaining mechanical, electrical, or control systems
Relevant construction site experience
Experience in using computer systems and software such as Windows, word processors, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, email and Internet browsers
Experience in setting priorities and managing time
Knowledge of, and experience in, negotiating with several stakeholders
Ability to read and explain both technical documents and construction reports, as well as plans, estimates and other bidding documentation
Ability to conduct construction site inspections and write observation reports
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines
Ability to plan and set priorities
Communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to get along well with clients
Critical thinking skills and ability to resolve conflicts
Bilingualism - French and English (spoken and written)
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
Contract of approximately 36 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).
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