Current Opportunities

Operations Assistant

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 Operations Assistant will be primarily responsible for the maintenance and repair of commercial building equipment and the day to day operation of a fully integrated maintenance program, while ensuring that the facility is a safe and comfortable environment.

If this is your new career, you will:

• Monitor, log, program and perform maintenance on the building equipment and systems (building automation, Security Access and Cameras, Lighting Controls and Preventative Maintenance Program)
• Perform general repairs to the interior/exterior of the building as required
• Respond to tenant requests;  take corrective measures in completing tenant work orders as assigned
• Administer files and records, which include processing work orders and purchase orders
• Assist Building Operator in maintaining inventory for filters, fuses, lamps, ballasts, plumbing supplies and HVAC parts
• Respond to emergency calls on a rotational 24-hour basis (pager, cell phone provided)
• Assist Building Operator to ensure Fire Safety Equipment complies with Fire Code
• Liaise with outside contractors to ensure compliance with building rules and regulations ensuring the building systems are not altered or damaged
• Perform other duties as assigned.

We want to hear from you if you:

• Have a minimum of two (2) years of commercial building operations experience
• Have post secondary education in building systems or related disciple in progress
• Are capable of being secured to Government of Canada (secret level clearance)
• Are knowledgeable of building mechanical/electrical equipment, building automation, HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, preventative maintenance programs and Building Code and Fire Code

During your interview, we’ll ask you about your:

• Good organizational skills, self-starter with the ability to function well under pressure
• Excellent customer service skills with the ability to partner with clients to meet their needs
• Ability to cope with changing client needs and deliver successful results within agreed upon time frames
• Good verbal and written communication skills in both official languages
• Detail oriented nature and ability to resolve problems using facts and sound reasoning
• Professionalism and flexibility; ability to work both independently and as part of a team


Location:Ottawa, ON
Date Posted: 7/21/2014
Job Type: Permanent