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Director, Building Services

by Western University

Reference #: 31153
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 06, 2023
Western University

Job Description

About Us
Considered Canada's most beautiful University, Western University's main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern LEED-certified capital structures providing an idyllic environment for our community of scholars.  The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 400,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.

With a commitment to excellence and focus on customer service, the Division of Facilities Management ensures the optimal functioning of the university's extensive facilities, ranging from state-of-the-art research laboratories and lecture theatres to modern residences and recreational spaces. The Facilities Management team is comprised of dedicated professionals who bring their expertise in design, maintenance, sustainability, and project management to ensure the highest standards of facility operations. 

About the Role
The Director, Building Services plays a pivotal role in ensuring a clean, safe environment for Western’s faculty, staff, students and visitors. In this role, you will provide oversight for the cleaning services of more than 95 structures, ranging from stately Collegiate Gothic buildings to gleaming state-of-the art research facilities. You will use your strategic thinking and operational skills to support the planning and management of annual operating budgets for Building Services, ensuring the effective and efficient use of financial resources, while providing strategic and tactical leadership in the development and execution of programs and policies relating to the cleanliness and related services for campus buildings and residence facilities. Your success in this role will ensure that highly efficient, client-focused and responsive services are delivered to the University community.

About You
As our ideal candidate, you have a strong record of leading and managing staff in a complex, large-scale facility. You are a collaborative leader, strategic partner, trusted advisor and innovative problem solver who enjoys working in a diverse, complex environment. You have a genuine customer service orientation with a sense of creativity and resourcefulness that enables you to proactively address business issues and identify service improvements. You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and a natural inclination to build relationships, coach and mentor staff, and inspire a shared vision. You are known as a skilled operations leader, with the ability to align human and financial resources to customer needs, understand key financial principles, plan and organize projects, and monitor for continuous improvement. These skills are complemented by your University Degree (preferably in a field related to Engineering and/or Business), and your previous years of experience in a unionized working environment or large commercial, industrial or institutional setting. ________________________________________
To apply to this opportunity to play an integral role in shaping Western’s world-class campus environment, please visit: to apply online to job reference #31153 by midnight on June 14, 2023

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, Black persons, Indigenous persons, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.
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