Current Opportunities

Building Operator

GWL Realty Advisors is a leading Canadian real estate investment advisor providing comprehensive asset management, property management, development, portfolio management and specialized real estate advisory services to pension funds and institutional and retail clients. As a trusted real estate investment advisor, we are known for strong corporate governance, stewardship of clients’ assets and a commitment to outstanding customer service. We have earned and maintained the trust of our clients by helping them reach their investment goals. GWL Realty Advisors seeks to deliver strong returns for its investors in order to remain the trusted partner for real estate advice and services.

GWL Realty Advisors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Great-West Life Assurance Company.

At GWL Realty Advisors, trust, accountability and recognition are the cornerstones that have created our unique and rewarding high-performance culture.

Thank you for your interest in joining the GWL Realty Advisors team. Successful candidates whose skills and interests fit the opportunity will be contacted.

Reporting to the Property Manager, the successful candidate will fill the full-time position of Building Operator in the Government District in Edmonton, AB.

The primary objective of the Building Operator is to ensure that the building is being maintained in a safe and environmentally responsible manner to the highest level of operational efficiency. 

If this is your new role, you will: 

• Review, monitor and inspect all building functions including mechanical and electrical areas; provide direction to trades in maintaining first class standards of building operations and services. Tasks include decisions for various operational modes, equipment logs, inspections, chemical tests, filter changes and temperature concerns
• Provide regular visits and prompt service to building tenants to ensure satisfactory and problem resolution.  Order supplies and services based on pre-authorized levels of approval  
• Be responsible for the efficient and effective control of all equipment, maintenance and repair of building structures and property in accordance with approved practices, procedures, Leasing guidelines and financial limitations
• Implement WHMIS, Health & Safety programs, WPS, Riskcheck items and departmental directives
• Provide standby support to on-call maintenance staff as required and attend after hour building emergencies 
• Conduct repairs to the building and its equipment
• Review energy management practices for lighting and HVAC and seek to identify areas for improvement
• Perform chemical tests on building water systems - includes chilled water back up, base building and emergency generators
• Conduct final inspections on all construction to ensure deficiencies are corrected, space conforms to codes, ensure that the space has been built as per the drawings and provide a completed and detailed report
• Prepare and submit reports based on operations as may be required

We want to hear from you if you: 

• Have a 5th Class Power Engineers Certificate of Competency
• Have at least two (2) years relevant experience
• Are mechanically/electrically inclined
• Are proficient in Microsoft applications; Word/Excel 
• Have a valid driver’s license 

During the interview, we’ll ask you to tell us about your:

• Knowledge of Building HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, DDC BAS Systems and Life Safety Systems
• Exceptional communications, organization, interpersonal and time management skills
• Willingness to advance knowledge and experience through educational studies
• Pride in workmanship and ownership of responsibility

Location:Edmonton, AB
Date Posted: 1/16/2014
Job Type: Permanent