Building Operator

Nova Scotia
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Building Operator

Halifax, Nova Scotia
AM - 16683


Meridia Recruitment Solutions has partnered with Great West Life (GWL) Realty Advisors to recruit a Building Operator to join their team in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Our client, GWL Realty Advisors is the Property Management subsidiary of Canada Life, one of the nations leading insurance and financial services companies. With billions of dollars worth of assets, and an impressive portfolio of properties, GWL Realty Advisors own and operate prestigious commercial spaces across the country. Their team cares deeply for the properties that they own and/or manage, and lead by example to support operational excellence and investment performance. As an organization that adheres closely to their core values, GWL Realty Advisors is passionate about minimizing their environmental footprint and has received recognition from both LEED as well as BOMA for their efforts towards sustainability. Moreover, our client has just received Level 1 recognition from Diversio for their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Role Description
Reporting to the Manager, Technical Services, the Building Operator is responsible for ensuring GWL Realty Advisors commercial office properties are being managed and maintained in a safe, presentable, and environmentally friendly manner. The incoming Building Operator will assume a proactive approach, to ensure that preventive maintenance is as a top priority within our clients’ properties. You will also collaborate with your team to address corrective maintenance concerns. Additionally, you will check and monitor various building systems, and action service requests from tenants in a timely and professional manner.
By joining GWL Realty Advisors, you’ll be part of a small but skilled and passionate team that values collaboration as well as the continued success of the organization. This is an amazing role for someone who is excited to learn more about building systems in a supportive environment. In exchange for the knowledge and experience you bring you will be rewarded with a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Your Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the efficient, effective, and successful control of all base building equipment and systems such as chillers, boilers, centrifugal pumps and various air-handling systems;
  • Taking a pro-active approach to maintenance and repairs, assisting with preventative and corrective maintenance on building equipment as required, using Angus Anywhere PM system;

  • Achieving high levels of tenant satisfaction by responding to inquiries effectively, with a strong focus on customer/client service;

  • Obtaining estimates and quotations for proposed scopes of work within the building, in collaboration with contractors;
  • Performing water treatment chemical testing, critical system testing including automatic transfer switches, base building and tenant generators;
  • Actively participating in energy management practices for all mechanical and ventilation systems;
  • Ensuring that all corporate OH&S policies, procedures and programs are implemented and strictly followed, including environmental, sustainability and property management policies and procedures.

Your Qualifications
As the ideal candidate, you are positive, energetic and willing to learn. You enjoy taking initiative and keeping busy, often investigating and researching solutions to problems before bringing recommendations forward. You demonstrate professional client service, take pride in your work and are passionate about ensuring that tenants have the best experience possible.

Your qualifications include:

  • 2+ years of experience in commercial property management operations;
  • Sound knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, BAS, and life safety systems;
  • Second class NS/interprovincial plant operator license or the ability to obtain this license;
  • Post secondary education in heating, ventilation, air condition and refrigeration systems (HVAC&R) would be considered an asset;

  • Relevant mechanical/electrical or general construction aptitude and trouble-shooting skills;

  • Highly collaborative, and team oriented;
  • Passionate about sustainability and energy management.

To express interest in this opportunity please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” below.

For more information contact Austin McLennan, Senior Consultant, at 902-424-1103 and or Kyle Armstrong, Recruitment Specialist at 709-383-1328 and
Meridia Recruitment Solutions connects leading organizations with top talent by building strong relationships and creating ideal matches with candidates because we are only successful when you are. We appreciate your interest in this opportunity.
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