Toronto Community Housing
Program Manager, Life Safety Systems
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|Job Requisition Number:||5320|
|Location:||Operations - BESS - Safety Systems|
|Address(es):||35 Carl Hall Road, Unit 4|
|Affiliation:||Non-Union: Management & Exempt|
|# of Vacancies:||1|
|Vacancy Type:||Full-time Permanent|
|Hiring range/wage $:||78,178.80 - 97,723.50|
|Salary/wage range $:||78,178.80 - 117,270.25|
|Work Details (Days/hours):||Monday - Friday 36.25 hrs per week|
|Existing or New:||New|
|Deadline to Apply:||3/4/21|
Make a difference
Are you passionate about Life Safety Systems and looking for an opportunity to work with an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of residents from diverse backgrounds? Do you want to use your Life Safety experiences to influence construction programs in a multi discipline environment? If this sounds like your ideal career, then Toronto Community Housing is the place for you! We are searching for a collaborative and strategic team player who enjoys working in a dynamic and energetic environment. In this role, you will get to work with internal and external partners to manage the effective delivery of 24/7/365 demand services requests, planned maintenance, preventative maintenance and construction programs in a multi discipline environment in relationship to the Fire Protection Program and Building Compliance Program.
What you’ll do
- To collaboratively plan and execute maintenance and construction services for our residents.
- Assist with the development and maintain oversight processes which ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
- Provide expert advice, guidance and support to Site Management regarding all fire protection matters.
- Ensure the use of task assigning, advisory, monitoring, coordinative, auditing, or prescriptive measures.
- To manage the receipt of Notice of Violations and Orders from Toronto Fire Services.
- To manage the review, dispute process and reconciliation of False Fire Alarms.
- To manage the internal audit program of all life safety components for all properties.
- Planning, co-ordination, implementation, inspection of planned, preventative & emergency maintenance & construction programs.
- To assess operating systems, provide recommendations to replace, extend life cycle, reduce/mitigate potential damages or reduction in life cycle of building life safety components.
- Prepare/evaluate/execute service proposals (eg. RFP, quote, contract review etc.) for construction, preventative, and demand service requests for clients on an on-call 24/7 basis.
- Prepare, review, confirm, recommend on assigned projects; scope of work, contract reviews (including service level agreements).
- Establish; client communication protocols, financial reporting, progress updates, scheduling and work activities to meet/exceed contract obligations.
- Mitigate risks to client’s assets through establishment of proven service standards. Assists their direct reports and clients in providing business operations performance reports
- Coordinate with various departments at TCH to successfully implement assignments.
- Participate in JHSC meetings and/or committees as required.
- Prepare regular equipment/service audits as required.
- Implement, evaluate and recommend corporate vendor management policy and procedures.
- Supervise, mentor, train and direct unionized service and administrative staff.
- Coordinate all aspects of service delivery and staff deployment.
- Manages staff’s attendance: i.e. vacation requests, payroll input and monitor staffing capacity re: shifts, on call, call-out schedules.
- Coordinate with Human Resources and respective Unions to deal with grievances, conflict resolution.
- Health and Safety compliance, workplace accident and injury investigations & reporting.
- Supervision of multi-disciplined vendors’ pool, including performance evaluations, site inspection, service procurement and delivery strategies from concept to completion.
- Preparation/review/development of resources.
- Responsible for the project communication to all parties.
- Prepare/Review/Conduct progress meetings/minutes and presentations to stakeholders.
- Develop and manage stakeholder relationships.
- Prepare and/or review project budgets including projections, tracking, adjusting and reporting costs anomalies, and reconciling costs quarter/year end.
- Provide and recommend approaches on program /project budgets to Manager or designate.
- Provide sound technical recommendations when/where requested.
- Appropriately deploy life safety personnel (in-house and external) to ensure all life safety component equipment is inspected, tested, checked and maintained.
- Oversee and conduct buildings audits to assess fire code compliance and take immediate corrective action.
- Represent the organization as an expert witness at court hearings related to code compliance.
- Recommend and develop capital replacement programs, purchase of new equipment and maintain inventory documentation.
- Participate in interactions with developers, architects, engineers and building owners to provide sound knowledge to ensure compliance with the provisions of applicable acts and regulations in order to meet adequate fire safety in new and existing buildings.
- Attend Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) or attends emergency scene as required during major emergencies. Participate in annual emergency exercises and provide input for the review of the organizations emergency plan.
- Ensure emergencies are handled in accordance with departmental guidelines.
- Plan and direct the implementation of resident education programs on fire prevention and life safety in coordination with Toronto Fire Services.
- Other duties as assigned
What you’ll need
- Minimum 5 years of job related experience (fire, life safety) which includes code compliance, contract administration, tender preparation, development and monitoring of budget plans and extensive supervisory experience in at least one of the following related disciplines: Fire Alarm, Suppression, and Generator systems.
- Minimum requirement to possess a professional designation related to fire safety: Certified Fire Protection Technologist (FPT) or other equal designation.
- Preference may also be made to candidates possessing professional designations: Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), Member of the Association Trades Certification (Mechanical, Electrical).
- Experience in a leadership role in a unionized environment.
- Experience working in a highly regulated public environment.
- High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability.
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), with demonstrated professional and confident style as it relates to internal and external interactions.
- Ability to effectively interface, build and sustain relationships at all levels of the organization including key stakeholders.
- Flexible and adaptable in dealing appropriately across a wide variety of social situations and in consideration of varied cultural and societal diverse peoples.
- Exceptional capacity to collaborate and overcome conflict.
- Diplomatic in dealing with all levels of the organization consistently transparent in providing facts and information for accurate decision-making.
- Ability to understand risk implications, analyze complex situations to reach appropriate conclusions.
- A results-oriented focus is essential, as is the ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment and effectively manage several projects simultaneously.
- Experience supervising unionized staff is an asset.
- Working knowledge of projects and processes (Business Case, Request For Proposal, Request for Vendor Qualification, Request for Quote, etc.
- Ability to create, develop and direct the delivery of training programs, manuals, lesson plans, guide sheets and training syllabus.
- Ability to participate in senior management decision making, problem solving and department policy reviews.
- Ability to administer departmental policies and procedures, including all staffing responsibilities, i.e., hiring, promotions, mileage reviews, training, evaluations, examinations, discipline, grievances, etc.
- Ability to perform team development, mentoring and coaching.
- Sound knowledge and ability in identifying threats, hazards and assessing related fire risk related to real property in the property management business industry, as well as the identification of reasonable policies, procedures, systems or hardware to mitigate the identified risk.
- Sound knowledge of all relevant construction, industrial codes and maintenance codes including Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Ontario Building Code, Gas Code, Ontario Fire Code, Jurisdictional code requirements, local By-Laws etc.
- Sound knowledge of Ontario Social Housing Act (OSHA), Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
- Ability to collaboratively develop and implement fire prevention programs for training and education for staff and residents.
- Ability to act in Emergency Response Plan roles as required.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and own vehicle.
- Ability to work after hours.
Once you apply, we’ll review your resume and contact you if we believe your skills and experience will make you successful in the role. If you are selected to move forward, the process will include one or more interviews and/or assessments and reference checks.
In addition to a competitive salary and a rewarding career where you can truly make a difference, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that meets the various needs of our diverse employees, including:
- Three weeks paid vacation and two personal days
- Defined Benefit Pension Plan
- Health and Dental Benefits including Healthcare Spending Account
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Maternity and Parental Leave Top Up
- Fitness Membership discount
- Annual Tuition Reimbursement