Facilities Manager

BC Liquor Distribution Branch - Burnaby, BC (30+ days ago)

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Facilities Manager, R24*
Regular, Full-Time – Burnaby
R24 $63,973.31 - $72,937.86 per annum

  • The job description and classification for this position is under review.
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The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of two branches of Government responsible for the wholesale distribution and retail sale of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis. In 2018/19 the LDB recorded gross sales of $3.6 billion, generating a net income of $1.104 billion that supported vital public services including health care and education. It has a workforce of approximately 4600 full- and part-time employees working across 197 BC Liquor Stores, two BC Cannabis Stores (online and stand alone), a Head Office, three Wholesale Customer Centres and three Distribution Centres. The LDB is led by a General Manager and CEO who is responsible for administering the Liquor Distribution Act and the Cannabis Distribution Act, subject to direction from the Minister. As part of BC’s mixed-model retail system for liquor and non-medical cannabis, the LDB is committed to providing customers with an enhanced shopping environment, an expansive product selection and a high level of service.

Reporting to the Director Real Estate, this position is responsible for managing the facilities portfolio requirements including day-to-day operational issues, strategic facilities planning, managing or overseeing facilities projects, space planning and providing advice to the executive management team.

This position is also responsible for overseeing the monitoring of building and equipment services provided by landlords and external property managers, for the arranging and coordination of contracted service providers and the acquisition, maintenance and disposal of physical assets. The Facilities Manager oversees the mail room, print shop, central supplies, equipment and fixtures for liquor and cannabis retail stores, and the cafeteria contracted service providers at corporate head office.

This position is responsible for the achievement of appropriate corporate strategic plan objectives, Real Estate Department - Facilities Maintenance Business Plan Objectives and the efficient and effective utilization of resources. This role works with considerable independence to act within general LDB policies and directives.

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications, and competencies. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Please note that a cover letter is a requirement for this competition. A criminal record check is required. A valid BC Drivers License is required. An eligibility list for future temporary or permanent vacancies may be established.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Mark Long, Director, Real Estate, at 604-252-7431. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

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Education and Experience

Post-secondary degree/diploma related to facilities management/accreditation through relevant institute (IFMA or BOMA) with Facilities Management Professional, Certified Facilities Manager or Facilities Management Administrator designation and five years related experience in building operations, facility management and contract management.
Minimum three years of experience in project management, facilities planning, design and/or construction.
Budget development and management experience.
Experience with retail and wholesale operations and facilities management are preferred.
Experience and knowledge of Energy Management Fundamentals, certification preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.


Sound knowledge of best practices for facilities operations and the ability to communicate on a technical level with contracted service providers.
Sound knowledge of health, safety and environmental regulations.
Working knowledge of procurement and contracts administration.
Requires practical management and technical knowledge in dealing with LDB outlets on their facility related requirements to ensure their operational needs are met for maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Well-developed understanding of policy/process changes in other levels of government (i.e. federal, municipal and other provinces) and agencies (e.g. WorkSafeBC, Technical Safety BC, Local Building and Fire codes and regulations) which can influence the delivery of programs, and their facility requirements is preferred.
Strong MS Office skills with an emphasis on Word, Excel and Outlook.
Skills and Abilities

Requires excellent communication skills and confidence to advise senior management and executive management on a wide variety of matters affecting the provision of facilities. Ability to clearly communicate and define facilities related requirements and needs on day-to-day operational needs to all LDB staff.
Requires practical initiative and judgement to develop recommendations for facilities services policies and procedures, and make decisions on administrative procedures, which are applied throughout the LDB.
Ability to evaluate the accuracy and viability of project cost estimates and program changes on facilities services expenditures, including building occupancy.
Ability to lead the implementation of corporate-wide facilities initiatives that take into account broader corporate people management practices and the Branches organizational needs.