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Job Title
-, Manitoba
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Position type
Job Function
Construction / Store Design
Project Management
Experience level
Entry Level
Mid to Senior Level
Education level
High School or equivalent


Company Description

Hudson’s Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world.  In North America, HBC’s leading banners include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, Saks OFF 5TH, Find @ Lord & Taylor, and Home Outfitters. In Europe, HBC’s banners include GALERIA Kaufhof (the largest department store group in Germany), Galeria INNO (Belgium’s only department store group), and Sportarena. At HBC we are a company of adventurers who explore uncharted territory, challenge convention, and work with imagination and fun.  

Role Mandate:

Building Engineer for Multiple 150,000 sq ft plus retail buildings.  Position reports to the Lead Building Operator and entails providing technical and operational support to the retail properties. Duties include, troubleshooting, minor repairs, preventative maintenance, regular inspections and ensuring the smooth operations of the heating and cooling systems. The Building Operator has overall responsibility for maintaining a safe, comfortable working environment for all employees

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the building maintenance operations for the assigned area. Ensure proper operation and maintenance of systems, equipment and buildings; includes performing routine maintenance tasks and keep maintenance records
  • Ensure the safety of the buildings, staff and public from fire, flood and other hazards by ensuring that all mandated tests and inspections are carried out while responding to emergencies; oversee any work performed by outside forces , whether it is portion of scheduled maintenance that is sourced or major/minor repairs. Be available for on-call duty to respond to emergency situations 24 hours a day
  • Address current and future needs of all buildings within the assigned areas through regular inspections of buildings within the assigned area
  • Identifies, prioritizes and recommends all required new projects, equipment replacement or preventative maintenance work on a proactive basis to ensure uninterrupted service
  • Defines scope of work of both major and minor facility maintenance and repairs projects, sources vendors, Co-ordinated, schedules, monitors and completes projects on schedule and on budget. Approves purchase of materials, equipment and contracted services to complete repairs within approved budget levels
  • Regularly evaluates and recommend effective allocation of resources, including staff, based on the workload of the team
  • Manage the daily operations with a strong commitment to customer service
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • A minimum of 2 years of building operation with a 4th-5th  Class Power Engineering Certification and experience in a retail environment with exposure to Boilers/Chillers, proficiency with BAS and automated systems, familiarity with different HVAC systems includes replacement, repair/adjustments to motors, belts, pumps, bearings
  • PC literate, demonstrated ability with Microsoft office
  •  High level of knowledge of building operation, structure, engineering system, architectural features, equipment function, building codes and regulations for public buildings
  • Advanced knowledge of generally accepted facilities management principles and practice
  • Ability to manage multiple activities/projects simultaneously, work independently, assess priorities to meet deadlines with attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to liaise with internal customers, team members and external contacts
  • Excellent communication skills in written comments and correspondence to promote  respectful and collaborative team environment
  • Travel as needed for ENG calls to store locations; must have valid driver’s license and own vehicle
  • The position is achievement oriented and requires resourcefulness to meet service delivery goals