Supervisor Property Maintenance

McGill University - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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Reporting to the Director of Building, Grounds, Events Support, Printing and Mail, the Supervisor Property Maintenance is in charge of the planning, development, co-ordination, implementation and technical expertise required to ensure the protection, safety and maintenance of the University property.

Primary Responsibilities:
Directly supervises the team of trades (grounds men, mechanics and contractors) in widely dispersed locations across the University campus.
Supervise the Grounds operations, training and coaching Grounds trade employees on many procedures and techniques.
Supervises and coordinates the work executed by the tradesmen involving the irrigation and drainage systems during the various seasons.
Supervises and coordinates the property maintenance of grounds yearly in order to maintain the various properties and to ensure safety at all times.
Coordinates and supervise all property maintenance work to be done on McGill grounds and determines the priorities for the upkeep.
Consults with Director on a variety of matters including maintenance, security, and effectiveness of material, products and machinery equipment.
Assist in implementing and maintaining Grounds procedures and techniques.
Ensures the healthy operation of all grounds equipment such as heavy machinery, snow removal equipment and grounds maintenance equipment.
Manages the human and financial resources for trades such as (time sheets, work orders, quotes, RFP'S etc.) at a high quality level of services while managing all costs effectively.
Acts as the resource person in resolving all problems related to grounds and verifies the progression of work related.
Supervises and coordinates all outsourced contracts during their work and provides a complete report of the work done.
Acts as a support to other trades and departments when needed.

Minimum Education & Experience:
Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience



Five (5) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities:
Proven knowledge in best practices of Horticulture, irrigation and drainage systems as well as snow removal operations. Proven knowledge of the mechanical equipment in relation to Grounds Maintenance. Demonstrated ability to supervise, train and coach unionized employees. Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate and receive information. Demonstrated knowledge to drive and operate all grounds equipment. Proven knowledge to manage technical staff. Strong administrative skills required. Demonstrated ability to Work in a PC environment using Word processing, databases and spreadsheets. English and French, spoken and written.

Reference Number:

Reporting To:
Assistant Manager Building Services

Salary Range:
(Grade 05) $56,800 - $71,100 (midpoint) - $92,500

Facilities Management and Ancillary Services

Position Type:

Hours Per Week:

How To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Facilities Management and Ancillary Services:


McGill University, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services (HR), Area Personnel Office

1010 Sherbrooke Street West, 10th floor

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 2R7


(514) 398-5191

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The deadline to apply for this position is October 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

  • Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*
We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

McGill applicants, covered by the McGill Non-Unionized, Non-Academic Personnel Policies and Procedures, must apply to a regular M and Excluded position within ten (10) working days of the date of publication to maintain internal priority.
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