Manager of Facility Operations

The Opportunity.

Our residents, community partners, Council and staff care a lot about this Town; our excellent services and facilities allow us to give back.  If you enjoy providing top-notch facilities to top-notch people in a top-notch location, we're looking for you. The Town of Ladysmith is seeking a permanent full-time Facility Operations Manager to lead our maintenance team.

Why Work at the Town of Ladysmith?

Our team, across the entire organization, works for purpose, balance and community.  We are all engaged to create a safe, caring, and well managed work environment that reflects the quality of its people. 

As your employer we want to be an important part of your life, but we also want you to have a life.  The Town of Ladysmith supports its employees with competitive total compensation including vacation, health & dental benefits and wellness programs including employee family assistance and the ability to deal with personal and family life.

We also recognize you need to enjoy your work and the people you work with.  At the Town of Ladysmith, we are growing and evolving. This creates a motivating environment and work community, and will keep you excited about your job day after day. We are colleagues, mentors and friends.

The Location.

Nestled on the eastern shores of spectacular Vancouver Island the Town of Ladysmith has a population of approximately 9,000 people, provides an inviting small town atmosphere and yet, is only a short commute to all the amenities of a major urban centre. Residents enjoy excellent community and recreational facilities and year-round opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

The Position.

No two days will ever be alike. The Fa­cility Operations Manager works in a challenging, fast-paced environment and is accountable for providing lead­ership to facilities maintenance staff. You will be involved in planning, developing, coordinating and im­plementing lifecycle and operating maintenance management programs, energy management programs, and a variety of additional initiatives. Responsibilities will also include contract and facilities construction project management, involving multiple complex capi­tal projects linking consultants, ar­chitectural and engineering firms and general contractors.

The Requirements.

To ensure success, the incumbent will hold a related degree, and/or profes­sional designation in facilities man­agement (FMP, CFM, BID, PMP) and a minimum five years’ progressive, related experience in a unionized municipal, provincial, or similar setting. In addition, management ex­perience including knowledge of  architectural, electrical, and mechan­ical building system codes, standards, regulations, the BC Building Act, fa­cilities and capital project manage­ment, estimating, scheduling, quality assurance, resource allocation, cost control, and successfully leading staff is required.

How to Apply.

Interested in joining our team? If your background mirrors our requirements, we’d love to hear from you.  Please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to referencing competition #2020-25.  This competition will remain open until 4:00 pm October 18, 2020.

For a complete opportunity profile, please visit our website at and for further information, contact:

Chris Barfoot, Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture

Frank Jameson Community Centre, 810 6th Avenue

Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A2


(p) 250.245.6421