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Facility Manager
Black & McDonald Limited - Toronto, Ontario
Job Description

Black & McDonald Limited is actively seeking Facility Managers to support our commercial and institutional portfolio located in Toronto, Ontario.  The Facility Manager is responsible for managing and maintaining either single or multiple Client facilities, including managing building staff and vendors, coordinating space renovations, and client relationships.  In addition you will ensure profitability through effective planning, management, and development of effective controls and procedures.  


  • Manage the total overall operation of the facilities in the areas of safety, productivity and efficiency to the standards of the contract and to the satisfaction of our customers
  • Develop and maintain an expandable comprehensive maintenance program, which will include training maintenance personnel and establishing an innovative Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Effectively manage employee performance utilizing appropriate processes including establishing objectives, coaching, mentoring and corrective disciplinary action
  • Responsible for solving problems and/or conflicts in a professional manner while maintaining open & timely communication with the customer
  • Interface with internal and external customers ensuring effective communications regarding status and priority of work
  • Develop and implement shift schedules while managing labour resources to ensure that the appropriate staffing levels are maintained
  • Manage and coordinate all Utility Building activities (such a boiler, emergency generators, chillers, electrical units, etc.)
  • Prepare proposals for additions, deletions and changes to the contract scope as requested by the customer
  • Tracks, analyzes and trends project costs.  Provides accurate invoicing and budgets based on the contract type, terms and conditions
  • Responsible for the development and management of operational and capital projects
  • Plan and prepare project schedules, milestones, and budgets while monitoring progress against established schedules
  • Establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with vendors and other third parties to understand challenges and opportunities, ensure timely exchange of information, and ensure budgetary and service level requirements are met or exceeded
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts, renewals, changes and additions to contractual agreements with clients, architects, consultants, suppliers, and subcontractors
  • Adherence to and implementation of health, safety, quality control and environmental policies and programs
  • Inventories and orders equipment, materials, and supplies for the maintenance department
  • Review and approve all expenditures for materials, equipment, tools, supplies and subcontractors
  • Must be able to respond to facility emergencies after hours
  • Travel within the GTA is required

Desired Skills & Experience


  • 3-5 years' experience in building maintenance or related trade preferred
  • Must have a strong knowledge of building electrical, mechanical, HVAC and building structural systems
  • Experience in maintaining and managing all building services utilizing contractors and in-house staff
  • Experience with commercial / institutional buildings, project management, and hydro/Water/HVAC an asset
  • Experience implementing process & procedural improvements
  • Knowledge of Local and National electrical codes, National Building Code and National Fire Code are required
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving abilities
  • Proven track record supervising multiple teams
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to shift priorities on an ad hoc basis and flexibility with working hours
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be assertive while maintaining diplomacy and political awareness
  • Ability to anticipate customer's needs and to proactively implement solutions.
  • Ability to motivate, lead and facilitate a cross-functional work team to achieve objectives
  • Must maintain a valid driver's Licence
  • All candidates must be able to pass a police reference check for vulnerable persons​
Company Description
In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada, US and Bermuda. ​The company has over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices.

Black & McDonald approaches accessibility from an inclusive perspective, and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Additional Information
Job Type: Full Time
Job Experience: First-level Manager
Job ID: 2016229722