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Facilities Manager - North America

GHD Thornton Full-Time
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GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents and the Pacific region. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 10,000 people delivers projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.
 
Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate.
 
GHD’s North American business has an opportunity for Facilities Manager to ensure that our buildings and their services meet the needs of the people that work in them. This position is best suited to sit in our Waterloo, ON or Niagara Falls, NY offices. You will be accountable for services such as cleaning, security and parking, to make sure the surrounding environment is in a suitable condition to work. They also manage any building maintenance with things like heating and air conditioning, to maintain the working environment.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Managing any refurbishments, renovations and office moves to make sure they all run smoothly and according to plan
  • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of buildings to ensure that they meet health and safety standards and also the legal requirements
  • Manage the cleaning, waste disposal, catering, security and parking of each site, while managing the budgets and keeping records of all payments
  • Managing the office systems including IT and office equipment

 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • University degree in facilities management, business, engineering or equivalent, combined with 10 years of experience in similar role
  • Certification in facilities services
  • Proven ability to develop good working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Be well organised and have excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer and client management skills
  • Ability to manage a varied and complex workload
  • Technical knowledge of building services
  • Responsible for a budget; able to control efficiently and manage it and have the ability to make decisions quickly
  • Problem-solving is an essential skill as there will be times when things don’t go to plan and skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are also required

 
We offer an opportunity to be part of a growing and dynamic employee owned company, a professional working environment with career development potential, flexible hours and a competitive salary packages based on qualifications, skills and experience in a privately held, quality driven and client focused company.

As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.

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GHD is one of the world's leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients.

Established in 1928 and privately owned by our people, GHD operates across five continents - Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America - and the Pacific region. We employ more than 9000 people in 200+ offices to deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics across the entire asset value chain. Driven by a client-service led culture, we connect the knowledge, skill and experience of our people with innovative practices, technical capabilities and robust systems to create lasting community benefits.

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