MANAGER, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS Facilities Management [Permanent Position] Apply Now


It is recognized that the campuses of Memorial University are located on the ancestral lands of various Indigenous communities. We express our respect for the different historical and cultural backgrounds of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit communities residing in this province.

Memorial, the most publicly engaged university in Atlantic Canada, is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary, public institution that serves as a teaching and research community. Memorial University endeavors to achieve both national and worldwide influence, while simultaneously upholding its civic responsibility to facilitate university education for the residents of the province and to make valuable contributions to the social, cultural, scientific, and economic progress of Newfoundland and Labrador and its surrounding regions. The objective of the University is to establish itself as a highly esteemed public institution, both within Canada and on a global scale.

Memorial boasts a student body of 19,000 individuals, distributed over four campuses, and an active alumni network of nearly 90,000 individuals worldwide. Memorial University, with a workforce of over 3,700 faculty and staff, offers a forward-thinking and vibrant work environment that encourages innovation and creativity.

Memorial University’s St. John’s campus comprises over 80 buildings, covering an area of about 4 million square feet dedicated to teaching, research, student housing, and office facilities. Furthermore, the campus is responsible for the maintenance of its own utilities infrastructure, which serves the purpose of supplying power to its buildings and the Health Sciences Centre, which serves as the tertiary healthcare facility for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

What are the benefits for you?

Participating in a dynamic and heterogeneous community at Memorial University, located on a picturesque campus that provides many walking routes, recreational amenities, a food court, coffee shops, and various other amenities. The aggregate awards we offer encompass:

The availability of flexible work opportunities, such as remote work options, is contingent upon the specific role.
A pension plan with a defined benefit structure.

A comprehensive insurance plan designed for groups.

There are numerous learning and development possibilities available to support individuals in achieving their career objectives, which encompass the provision of financial support for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

The organization has implemented many staff wellness initiatives, including a staff Assistance Program, reduced membership prices at The Works (Aquarena and Field House), and an employee blood test clinic, among others.

The proposed leave plan encompasses various categories, namely annual leave, family leave, short-term disability, and long-term disability, with the aim of promoting the overall well-being of employees. In addition, our institution provides summer hours, a December holiday break for rejuvenation, and a comprehensive university holiday program.

The employee social functions offered by Team Memorial facilitate opportunities for individuals to engage in meetings and networking with fellow team members across various campuses.

The chance

This position is accountable to the Director of Operations and Maintenance for ensuring the secure and effective functioning and upkeep of electrical systems across various facilities, including high (when applicable), medium, and low voltage components, as well as electrical power generation systems with a total capacity exceeding 13MW.

This role entails the development, implementation, and supervision of maintenance programs for electrical systems. It involves managing the electrical workforce by fostering effective teamwork and communication, while adhering to University policies, procedures, and collective agreements. Additionally, it involves managing budgets for electrical system operations and projects, ensuring compliance with evolving code and regulatory requirements, and developing near, medium, and long-term plans for electrical systems and resources to meet the evolving needs of the University community and strategic goals. Furthermore, it involves providing technical leadership on existing and planned system elements to support modifications and upgrades to infrastructure arising from Facilities Management and the broader University, as well as utility. Examining project design documents related to electrical systems in order to ensure adherence to University standards; formulating and supervising multiple contracts with external vendors for the provision of goods and services to the University; contributing to the overall management of the operations and maintenance team to achieve University and departmental strategic goals and objectives for continuous improvement; and carrying out additional responsibilities as necessary.

The candidate

5-8 years of experience in providing specialized support services for facilities management, with advanced technical expertise in electrical distribution systems (including design, operations, and maintenance). Possession of an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or a combination of experience and training that is equivalent. The preferred candidate should possess a strong aptitude for problem-solving, analysis, planning, and organization, alongside superior communication and interpersonal proficiencies. The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador mandates that individuals meet certain eligibility criteria in order to be eligible for membership. Certification or experience in project management is considered advantageous.


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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

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