Date posted: August 2019

Facilities Manager

Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company provides value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality properties.

We are currently seeking a Facilities Manager that will be responsible for all aspects of client and tenant satisfaction at the client’s 24/7 data center.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage operating expense budgets for site including monthly variance reports.
  • Initiate purchase order requests for goods and services for site
  • Manage subcontractors and suppliers to deliver goods and services against contracts and expectations.
  • Work with Regional Facilities Manager to oversee the delivery of maintenance and repair services.
  • Act as point of contact with site occupants, property management/landlords.
  • Coordinate Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Provide support for maintenance and housekeeping related activities
  • Ensure regulatory and standard safety requirements are in place and administered
  • Participate in Energy and Environmental meetings and follow up on issues as required
  • Conduct informational client meetings as required
  • Support Client Emergency Response plan and Evacuation plan
  • Management, supervision and professional development of all building personnel

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 10+ years property management & Operations
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in managing people and customers
  • Strong strategic thinker and planner
  • Strong judgement and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fundamental skills and understanding of critical systems needed to support Data Center and other critical facility operations (i.e. emergency generator, UPS, power distribution systems, HVAC, Life Safety systems, etc.)
  • Technical proficient in operations of Building Management Systems, CMMS, Microsoft Office.
  • Extensive electrical, mechanical and plumbing knowledge of commercial facilities with a strong background in critical data operations

 

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Avison Young is committed to employing the best talent with the most fair and equitable recruitment practices.

 

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