Maintenance Foreman - Department of Facilities Management *REPOST*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Date of Posting: 
October 5, 2016
Department of Facilities Management
Maintenance Foreman
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week (Evenings and Weekends)

Commensurate with qualifications

As soon as possible for 1 year term

Reporting to the Manager Capital Projects & Maintenance, this position will manage dedicated resources and contractors to ensure proper routine and preventive maintenance is completed, as well as emergency repairs. This includes organizing tasks and preparing work schedules, work orders, participating in day to day hands-on maintenance and any other related duties as may be delegated.  This position requires the successful candidate to provide supervision to subordinates, coordinate contractors to complete operational maintenance and project work. They will assist the Manager of Capital Projects and Maintenance in updating deferred maintenance and fleet replacement planning.  The Maintenance Foreman reports to the Manager of Capital Projects and Maintenance.  It involves a high level of cooperation with other Facilities Management staff.  This position will require the successful candidate to provide direction to the snow clearing lead hand on weekends and evenings as required. This position will also require being on-call after hours.


• Supervision of maintenance staff daily, assign duties and quality control.
• Schedule and plan maintenance work, moves, event set-ups, and minor renovations
• Ensure maintenance staff adhere to policies & procedures
• Manage, purchase, and maintain equipment and materials within the department and for maintenance work.
• Supervision of outside contractors
• Occasionally  act as a project manager for smaller renovation projects
• Arrange for quotes from contractor(s)/vendor(s).
• Ensure all appropriate permits are obtained.
• Ensure safety standards and procedures are maintained according to the UPEI, Municipal and Provincial codes and standards throughout the project, including Workers Compensation and H&S Act
• Ensure work conforms to appropriate code/Standards
• Represent Facilities Management at meetings with various departments on campus
• Review construction plans for renovations and new construction from architects and consultants to ensure design meets UPEI standards as a quality check
• Manage work orders in order to maintain Facilities Management mandate for completing work orders
• Responsible to hold in confidence all matters pertaining to the workplace
• Help to maintain and to promote good working relationships with maintenance staff along with contractors, consultants, City, Municipal and Provincial Officials and UPEI staff
• Responsible to perform the duties of other foreman in the department in their absence when directed
• Any other duties as assigned by the Manager Capital Projects and Maintenance


• High School Graduation Diploma
• Heavy equipment mechanic or Diploma/ Certificate in Carpentry or electrical repair or plumbing trade from a recognized institution
• Facilities management courses and/or project management training would be considered an asset
• Minimum 5 years in an appropriate trade along with 2 years supervisory experience (preferably unionized)
• Proven supervisory experience, with sound professional judgement, initiative, leadership, effective motivation and delegation
• Sound knowledge and working experience with computers and related software
• Valid driver’s license
• Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, team building and leadership skills.  Ability to develop and maintain productive interpersonal relationships with staff, faculty, professionals, and external agencies
• Ability to plan, organize and monitor work activities of self, according to priorities, established schedules and deadlines
• Knowledge of construction and building systems principles

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Previous applicants of Competition # 79E16 need not reapply.


Successful Candidate(s): 

D. Kaffa

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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