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Posted on: November 12, 2021
Deadline: December 13, 2021
Grade: N/A
Campus: SGW


This posting represents one full-time five-year contract position.


Reporting to the Manager, Consulting Team (with a dotted line report to the Senior Director, Property Management, the Senior Director, Project Management and the Director, Strategic Planning) the incumbent supports engineering activities for the University’s two campuses totaling 500 000 sq m. with over 60 buildings in various conditions. They will develop, review and update owner engineering requirements and standards based on the portfolio of buildings.

Primary responsibilities

  • Evaluate new technologies, and their potential for integration into our operations; proceed with pilot projects when necessary, monitor the results, evaluate the benefits and potential problems and make recommendations.
  • Assist in the widespread implementation of the new technologies based on their added value through upgrades in the standards.
  • Manage a series of project feasibility studies, business cases and strategic development projects for acquisitions, master planning, new construction or renovation projects including new research initiatives.
  • Provide technical planning advice, guidance and support to internal clients, discuss needs and analyze requirements; conceptualize, develop and design pre-concept solutions to meet client needs, code requirements and facilities management standards. Participate in the commissioning process.
  • Analyze electrical issues to identify root causes of failures and put in place a plan or project to remedy or mitigate the impact; assist project scoping by recommending opportunities to replace and-or upgrade systems, etc.
  • Analyze pertinent information for the development of projects by researching best practices in electrical engineering; contribute to updating the University’s electrical standards and specifications and technical programs such as the implementation of sustainable design. Propose solutions for improving or optimizing processes and procedures.
  • Lead operational projects or support project and property managers leading projects composed of internal clients and services and external professionals to the successful completion of project studies and scope definitions.
  • Offer technical support to the internal teams and act as the internal asset expert (problem solving, development, etc.)
  • Review drawings and specifications of proposed asset replacements, modifications or new installations. Ensure conformity with codes and University standards; provide approved conceptual specification and plans when required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and four to seven years of job-related experience as an engineer.
  • LEED or similar accreditation desirable.
  • Commissioning certification is an asset.
  • Experience with institutional-educational environment is an asset.
  • Permit holding Member in good standing of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec or another equivalent professional association.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building codes, construction practices, laws and procedures.
  • Track record elaborating electrical projects, preparing feasibility studies, business plans, and strong construction knowledge.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of written English and French language skills: able to write reports, able to respond with sensitivity to queries); very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken English and French in order to communicate with the internal and external stakeholders.
  • Basic knowledge of Word (able to format documents), and PowerPoint (able to build presentations using a template); good knowledge (Intermediate Level) of Excel (able to create spreadsheets and prepare financial calculations). Experience using MS Project and solid Knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Customer orientation with ability to anticipate potential problems and address them proactively.
  • Strong business acumen, excellent judgment and negotiation skills.
  • Experience working on projects involving diverse stakeholders.
  • Good organizational skills, including the ability to maintain organization in a changing environment, multi-task and establish priorities.


$88,467 -105,667 per annum

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by December 13, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

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