Facilities Manager- Engineer Operations Manager
Job ID
Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
Building Management, Building Surveying/Consultancy  , Construction, Consulting, Engineering/Maintenance, Facilities Management, Property Management
Kamloops - British Columbia - Canada, Prince George - British Columbia - Canada, Vancouver - British Columbia - Canada, Victoria - British Columbia - Canada

Plans, implements, coordinates and manages all mechanical operations, maintenance, communications, energy management, and manpower development programs for a facility, campus or portfolio of buildings.


Manages technical staff, including hiring, training, personnel development.
Manages operations and maintenance for assigned facilities and assists in development of operating and capital budgets.
Assists in operations and maintenance issues, troubleshooting and problem solving as required.
Recommends/implements improvements for preventive maintenance programs on an on-going basis and develop/maintain effective building-specific maintenance and safety procedure manuals.
Coordinates maintenance efforts with outside contractors, tenant finish personnel and technicians.
Oversee all building systems including fire/life safety, plumbing, HVAC and electrical issues and must remain current with latest HVAC technology trends.
Maintains on-going communication with tenants, clients, owners, facility management team and vendors.
May assist in solicitation and acquisition of new management contracts and coordinate development of and/or maintain as-built drawings.
Responds to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure etc.) and customer concerns.
Implements and administers inventory control programs/purchase parts and supplies.
Develops specifications and assists in solicitation and administration of maintenance/repair service contracts.
Ensures compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agencies and company directives as relates to building operations.
Other duties as assigned.


Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area.
Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Full Covid 19 Vaccination and/or approved Covid 19 testing (where accepted as an alternative) is a requirement for the role


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university and a minimum of four years
experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge
and understanding of all applicable practices and techniques, laws, project controls and
environmental regulations to include safety regulations.


Universal CFC certification. Certification / license in two or more of the following is desired, and
certain certifications may be required by local / state jurisdiction: electrical, mechanical, HVAC
and refrigeration systems, boiler, plumbing. Facilities Management certification is desired.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to
respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and
articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex
topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and
negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired


Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex
figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including
the preparation of reports.


Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations.
Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing
strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the
analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.


Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and intranet/internet. Ability to use work
order system.
Working knowledge and understanding of architectural, electrical and mechanical systems.
Understanding of leases, contracts and related documents.


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.


Responsible for personal safety and the safety of those who are affected by your work. This includes but is not limited to:
1. Complete all required and assigned HSE training at a satisfactory level,
2. Follow all activity policies and procedures, including all HSE-related requirements at all times,
3. Participate in all HSE-related programs & activities as required, including incident investigations,
interviews, auditing and assessment, etc.
4. Report any conditions which you feel could result in an accident or injury and / or stop work if
As a Manager:
1. While adhering to all HSE requirements established for CBRE employees, supervisors and managers
are additionally required to:
a. Provide sufficient distraction-free time for employees to complete all required HSE training &
support the HSE training program implicitly,
b. Investigate and resolve (if possible) all reported unsafe conditions / acts and communicate results
back to the affected stakeholders,
c. Support “stop work” authority when it is exercised in good faith,
d. Communicate any / all potential workplace hazards and workplace procedures
CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.