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Superintendent - Park Board (Construction Shop)

City of Vancouver

Superintendent - Park Board (Construction Shop)

Requisition ID: 20433 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose & Function
The Superintendent of the Construction Shop is responsible for managing civil works, minor construction and general maintenance services in the Board’s parks and recreation facilities including routine maintenance, repairs, alterations and new installations.  The position is responsible for managing the work of the Construction Shop, ensuring work is completed in an efficient and cost effective manner. The incumbent is expected to exercise independent judgment and initiative, including providing expertise to other divisions and participating in the development of policies and long range plans.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • The main focus is to enhance operational efficiencies and the management and coordination of civil works, minor construction and general maintenance services within the Board’s parks and facilities including but not limited to concrete work, ceramic tiling, cleaning and caulking of pools, gutters and down pipes, sand blasting, pressure washing, park furniture and associated work and snow and ice control
  • Plans, schedules, prioritizes and manages the work of the Construction Shop in the maintenance of services and systems in major recreational facilities, buildings, structures, marinas, concessions, golf courses, parks and playing fields.
  • Prepares and submits progress and other reports
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication and coordination with other divisions and departments in the Park Board, the City, with consultants, and contractors and with different levels of government, outside agencies, not-for-profit organizations, associations and the general public
  • Sets priorities for maintenance and coordinates the use of equipment with supervisors and superintendents in other divisions
  • Participates in Park Board team meetings, conducts staff meetings and presents crew talks
  • Provides leadership to staff, typically 10-12 Operations Workers, including hiring and termination, discipline, performance and attendance management, coaching, training, development and guidance and represents the employer in the grievance process
  • Provides coaching on a timely basis; develops goals and expectations, identifies training and development needs, including all aspects of OH&S technical and administrative requirements
  • Meets with employees to resolve disputes and administers appropriate collective agreements, hears grievance meetings at step 1 of the grievance process and in consultation with superiors has the authority to resolve grievances at that step
  • Establishes and maintains communication with staff to discuss policies, administrative issues and to share information and plans as well as problem solving around difficulties encountered working in a challenging environment
  • Sets performance goals and coaches employees to achieve desired results
  • Establishes and monitors attendance management goals within the group; meets with employees to address and resolve attendance problems
  • Provides input into staffing requirements to ensure efficient use of budget allocation
  • Oversees contractors and consultants, ensures goods and services are provided within the set parameters of the contract, identifies discrepancies and makes recommendations to address problems identified
  • Monitors operating and capital budgets, and provides input and recommendations into the budget process
  • Works closely with other divisions to ensure timely completion of projects in parks and facilities
  • Maintains operational and office records, completes work orders and requests, keeping daily attendance records, checking time sheets for accuracy and completeness, authorizing overtime, vacation and monitors expenditures to keep projects on schedule and within budgetResponsible for keeping maintenance and work records; developing, implementing and monitoring work schedules and coordinates activities with other work unitsResponsible for ensuring safe work procedures are in place and are followed, investigates accidents and near misses and represents the employer as required in OH&S committees
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from a university, institute of technology or college in a technical field related to this position, or completion of an apprenticeship and Trade Qualification recognized in BC with preference for an Inter-provincial seal; supplemented by courses in supervision, project management and management training or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Considerable experience in civil works, minor construction and general maintenance work
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of supervisory experience, preferably within the public sector and in a union environment
  • Experience in budget management
  • Demonstrated experience in HR management, applying policies and administering collective agreements, recruiting, dealing with discipline, representing the Employer at grievance hearings in consultation with Human Resources
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to manage and review multiple projects
  • Demonstrated experience in project management

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of operations, maintenance and effective customer service
  • Excellent knowledge of budget management
  • Good knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work with civic, provincial and federal levels of government
  • Good knowledge and experience relating to federal and provincial legislation, acts and regulations related to the work
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in HR management, staff training and labour relations
  • Knowledge of pertinent WCB and OH&S standards
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of technical practices in civil works, minor construction and general maintenance
  • A high level of personal and professional excellence, including the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Reliable, punctual, adaptable and tactful
  • Well developed interpersonal skills including ability to coach and train others
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to formulate and articulate ideas and opinions
  • Excellent ability to resolve conflicts and to lead problem solving in an inclusive positive manner with the ability to articulate own goals and those of others
  • Ability to plan for, assign work and manage a diverse workgroup and/or contractors
  • Ability to work constructively and consultatively with staff in the organization, various levels of government, private and public organizations and residents
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks and changing priorities within assigned time frames
  • Demonstrated ability to plan work programs and projects, suggest and implement changes and revisions to maintenance plans and programs
  • Ability to prepare reports on operational matters
  • Ability to carry out negotiations and interest based conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships and alliances with peers, business communities, partners and staff
  • Ability to manage organizational changes, anticipating future events and determine service delivery alternatives to ensure an efficient use of resources
  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative, flexible and entrepreneurial
  • Sound judgment and ability to effectively and professionally represent the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • The requirement to be able to operate a computer to run the following software: SAP - modules for Work Order Entry, Procurement, and Financial Analysis; MS Excel; MS Word; Outlook mail client; Fiori – mobile application for work order management; VanDocs; Qlik Sense analytics
  • Ability to learn new software applications as these are implemented to assist in optimizing the delivery the services provided by the shops

Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400) 
Affiliation: Exempt 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 
Position Start Date: August, 2020
Application Close: August 9, 2020
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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Organization: City of Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation, Public Works & Operations, Construction
Posted: July 31, 2020, 2:17 pm
Expires: August 9, 2020, 4:30 pm

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