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Infrastructure Manager & Chief Engineer

Reference ID: 18-169EM

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Reporting to the Director, Facilities Management & Capital Planning, the Infrastructure Manager & Chief Engineer provides oversight of the Power Plant, the Bioenergy Plant, all building HVAC, and all related infrastructure. The Chief’s primary role is to provide certified supervision of the Shift Engineer crew and equipment to ensure Technical Safety BC legislative requirements are met and that the plants are run in a safe and efficient manner. This is a senior position in the Facilities Department.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying strategic priorities for the Power and Bioenergy Plants, establishing and implementing short and long term organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, programs, and services;
  • Directing the day to day operations and supervising staff in the operation of the boilers, machinery and equipment connected to the Power Plant;
  • Managing a crew of 6 – 8 employees, including hiring, supervising, orientating, and evaluating new and current Shift Engineers on expectations and responsibilities;
  • Planning and budgeting annual system maintenance and scheduling of preventative maintenance activities;
  • Resolving day to day employee relations issues, providing input to the University regarding collective bargaining issues, and making and carrying out disciplinary action, when necessary;
  • Ensuring safety and operational policies and procedures are up-to-date;
  • Managing the daily, cyclical and preventative maintenance of all plant equipment, water and sewer infrastructure, and elevator systems;
  • Liaising with Energy Management staff to ensure University goals and objectives are met;
  • Formulating and developing shift engineers’ professional development activities, including mentoring and identifying other professional development opportunities.


The successful candidate will possess a valid BC or Inter-Provincial 3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate, together with a minimum of 7 years related experience, preferably in a commercial/institutional environment.

Previous supervisory experience is required. You must have extensive knowledge of computerized building control and energy management systems, and proficiency in water treatment/testing, controls and HVAC systems. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to work in a service-oriented team environment demonstrating flexibility in an ever-changing setting. You must be able to obtain and provide the results of a clear Criminal Record Check prior to appointment.

An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

UNBC offers employee tuition waivers (includes spouse and dependents), excellent benefit and pension packages, as well as employee training and development opportunities. For more details please see

Normal hours of work will be 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

About the Community

Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the North. Located in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia, UNBC’s excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to and Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply

Please forward your resume and proof of education quoting competition #18-169EM to:

Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia,

3333 University Way, Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9

Email submissions:" target="_blank">" target="_blank">Inquiries: (250) 960-5521

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Priority will be given to applications received by October 21st, 2018.

Posted: October 9, 2018
Closes: December 8, 2018