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Island Health
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Member Company
19 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
$63.88 - $91.82
Facility Management
Min Experience
Over 10 Years
Min Education
Master's Degree
U.S. And Canada
Salary - Type
Hourly Wage
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Facility Management Professional
Job Function
Facility Operations & Maintenance



Island Health is seeking a Director, Facilities Maintenance and Operations to join our growing team!

In this position, you will be accountable for providing leadership and strategic direction to the Facilities Maintenance and Operations departments within Island Health including human resource management, budget control, contract negotiation, dispute resolution and regulatory compliance. As the Director you will be responsible for facility operations at designated owned buildings and leased properties, preventative maintenance and defect rectification of buildings and infrastructure, as well as the oversight of physical plant services which are critical to the daily operations and provision of safe patient care at Island Health. The Director is accountable for an annual budget of up to $23 million and physical assets of 2.5 to 3 million square feet within a defined geographical region.

Why work with Island Health?

Island Health offers health care services to more than 850,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities through hospitals, clinics, health centres, community-based health units, long-term care and assisted living facilities. As the largest employer on Vancouver Island, we employ 27,000 employees, and 2,400 physician partners as well as host more than 2,500 volunteers.

We believe that our values guide our actions and relationships, shaping how we make decisions and plan for the future. At Island Health, C.A.R.E. guides everything we do:

·         Courage: To do the right thing – to change, innovate and grow.

·         Aspire: To the highest degree of quality and safety.

·         Respect: To value each individual and bring trust to every relationship.

·         Empathy: To give the kind of care we would want for our loved ones.

Island Health continues to be selected for top employer awards, including BC Top Employer (2024). Employees may be eligible for exceptional employer-paid benefit packages including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long-term disability and an extensive extended health plan, as well as vacation, leave, and municipal pension benefits. 

Our Commitment

Island Health offers programs and services on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka'wakw Peoples.

As an organization, we are committed to cultural safety and humility and we demonstrate this through our actions to address Indigenous-specific racism, systemic racism and the ongoing impacts of colonialism.

Please reach out to our Indigenous Recruitment and Retention team for support with your application if you identify as Indigenous at

About Vancouver Island

Live, work and play! Surrounded by ocean, Vancouver Islanders enjoy the best year-round climate in Canada with warm summers and mild winters. Imagine skiing, golfing and scuba diving all in the same day! The relaxed pace, easy access to outdoor activities, an abundance of art, music, theatre and festivals ensures that there is something for everyone.

Whatever the lifestyle you are looking for, we have it here.

Vaccination Notification

To keep our employees, clients and the communities we serve safe, Island Health is enforcing an employee mandatory vaccination policy which is intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. As such, Island Health requires Proof of BC Provincial Immunization Registration as a condition of employment, and any offers of employment are contingent on you providing proof of vaccination prior to commencement of the offered effective date. If an offer of employment is extended, but proof of vaccination is not provided, the offer will be rescinded.

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  • A Master's Degree and professional designation in a relevant discipline
  • Supplemented by ten (10) years' recent, related experience in progressively more complex and senior management roles in a large, unionized, multi-site organization, including significant experience with design, construction and maintenance of health care or institutional facilities projects and operations.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills And Abilities:

  • Proven knowledge of CSA standards and provincial Fire, Building and Electrical codes. Thorough understanding of Technical Services BC, WorkSafe BC and Ministry of Labour and Health regulations;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a proven ability to lead and coach team members including the ability to provide direction and manage others during an emergency;
  • Proven budgeting and financial analysis skills; an ability to oversee a large operational budget and diverse cost centre activities;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of building systems, operations and maintenance in a complex, multi-site health care environment;
  • Proven ability to define/amalgamate diverse organizational requirements, and financial parameters, resolve issues, identify and mitigate operational risks and develop long-range plans;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively support capital projects from design to the completion of construction;
  • Proven initiative, judgment, decision-making and problem-solving capabilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to take action in a crisis management environment;
  • Ability to operate related equipment including related software applications and a solid understanding of information systems used in the management of facilities;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders; and
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Job ID: 72928293
Healthcare / Health Services
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