Permanent Full Time

May 24, 2019

Public Works

Place “Public Works Foreman” in the subject line.

JOB SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, the Public Works Foreman will plan, organize and supervise repairs, maintenance & renovations of TWN houses, buildings, facilities and grounds. In this hands-on position, the PW Foreman will oversee and train staff, and manage contractors and staff in a safe, efficient, cost-effective, well-planned and community-centered manner.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Manage and oversee the maintenance of TWN houses, buildings, facilities, grounds and other assets, as required.
2) Regularly inspect TWN houses, buildings and grounds.
3) Develop, plan, and implement cost-effective preventative, scheduled and emergency maintenance, repairs and renovations.
4) Provide quality control for repairs and renovations by staff and contractors.
5) Develop and maintain accurate and well-organized inspection, maintenance & repair records.
6) Authorize and monitor expenditures within approved budgets.
7) Participate in developing or develop requests for proposals.
8) Coordinate and administer trade contracts.
9) Manage staff, including hiring, training, supervision, and performance evaluation.
10) Ensure timely planning, and regularly communicate scheduling and impacts to clients.
11) Address client questions, requests and complaints in a sensitive, timely and effective manner.
12) Conduct regular safety meetings and ensure that staff are trained and aware of best practices.
13) Work with the Operations Supervisor to develop and implement maintenance, repair & renovation policies, procedures, plans, budgets and schedules.
14) Perform other related duties as requested.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage up to 3 full-time staff, casual employees and contractors.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• The successful applicant must have either an industry trade ticket or a significant body of experience in building construction, repairs and renovations.
• Minimum of five years’ experience in residential or other construction, maintenance and/or repairs.
• Minimum of three years’ experience in supervising employees, and managing budgets and contracts.
• Must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.
• Must have First Aid Level 1 or willing to obtain within a specific timeframe.
• Must be willing to participate in job-related workshops, training, seminars and conferences to upgrade skills and training as required.
• Previous experience working within a First Nation community or organization is preferred.
• Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Able to read and interpret plans and instructions and keep accurate service records.

KNOWLEDGE:
• Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation culture and traditional territory is an asset.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Outlook, and Excel) and the Internet.
• Knowledge of safe procedures related to construction activities and operation and maintenance of related equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
a) Physical demands:
• May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
• May include repetitive actions, such as lifting and bending.
• Must be comfortable with heights up to 30 feet.

b) Mental focus:
• Must remain calm, professional and constructive, even when faced with hostility.
• Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
• Adherence to established systems and processes.
• Focus on client and member service.

c) Environmental conditions:
• Coordinate multiple work sites with regular interruptions.
• Work with potentially dangerous machinery.
• Periodic work outdoors.
• Periodic work outside normal office hours.

-Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.-

WHY WORK FOR TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION?
Training and career development
Business casual office
Community fitness & gym access
Comprehensive group benefits plan & pension plan

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