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Building Engineer, Facilities Management

by London Health Sciences Centre

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 31, 2023
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Building Engineer, Facilities Management


This position is covered by a collective agreement. Applications from outside the bargaining unit are welcome but can only be considered if the position is not filled from within this bargaining unit.

Department Name

Facilities Management 

The Building Engineer is a shared resource between Victoria Hospital and University Hospital.  Reporting to the Coordinator, Facilities Engineering, the Building Engineer's primary function is the safe, reliable and efficient operation of building physical plant equipment and systems which includes water, waste return, electricity, steam, HVAC, fire alarm systems and medical gas distribution. The Building Engineer must have a sound working knowledge of these systems and be able to make adjustments in order to maximize performance at peak operational levels.

This individual must be familiar with various types of control systems, with the ability to troubleshoot and repair various electro/mechanical systems and equipment.  In addition to projects and tasks as assigned by the Coordinator, responsibilities of the position include, regular mechanical systems inspections, execute planned programmed maintenance routines.

Status:                          Regular Full-Time
Rate of Pay:                 $30.51 per hour - $31.10 per hour

Hours of Work:            Shifts are required by unit and subject to change in accordance with the Collective Agreement


  • Diploma in Stationary or Power Engineering, Facilities Systems Technician (3 terms) or Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) or Electrician - Construction/Maintenance
  • Provincial Certificate of Qualification as a Third Class Stationary Engineer, Industrial Millwright, Facility Technician, or Electrician - Construction/Maintenance (Steam time required for Third Class, up to 4 year apprenticeship required for Millwright, Electrician or Technician)
  • Minimum 4 years' recent building operational experience in an industrial or healthcare environment operating a computerized Building Automation System
  • Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT) designation preferred
  • Demonstrated proficient computer skills (Internet, email, and Honeywell BAS)
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and ability
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety, WHMIS, Fall Arrest, Lock out/Tag out, Arc Flash, Asbestos, Building and Fire code regulations, and relevant technological advances
  • Valid Ontario driver’s licence and ability to meet requirements of Use of Personal Vehicle for Hospital Business Policy preferred
  • Ability to execute planned program maintenance routines
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret blueprints, technical manuals, and hospital naming of equipment protocol and drawings
  • Demonstrated advanced ability to follow safe working practices and procedures
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), with the ability to tailor communication style in order to interact effectively with Coordinators, contractors and agency representatives to achieve departmental objectives
  • Customer focused with service-oriented attitude
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn and take initiative
  • Demonstrated planning, analytic, and problem solving abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to be self directed and work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and deal with competing priorities
  • Advanced ability to make and execute life safety decisions and to work under extreme stress conditions
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:

Successful candidates will be required to complete a health review which includes providing vaccination records or proof of immunity against Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (Chicken Pox). In addition, candidates will need to provide documentation of Tuberculosis Skin testing and a completed COVID vaccine series (two vaccines).

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable.

As part of the assessment process applicants may be required to complete a written examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months.

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