City of Vancouver
General Manager, Real Estate & Facility Management
Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, reconciliation, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.
The City of Vancouver is seeking a multi-faced senior leader to take on a diverse and complex portfolio of critical assets. The General Manager engages with the City of Vancouver community to define and implement a vision for the role of Real Estate and Facilities Management that aligns with the strategic direction of the City of Vancouver. The General Manager oversees a diverse team that is responsible for the maintenance, development, management, design and construction of all of the real estate assets and facilities infrastructure at the City of Vancouver, including facilities operated by the Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation, Vancouver Fire & Rescue, Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver Public Library, and all other City-affiliated divisions and departments. They will be the key advisor on all new and emerging real estate and facilities issues and opportunities.
As the ideal candidate, you have been responsible and accountable for overseeing a large and diverse portfolio of properties and facilities, ensuring a high level of customer service to a broad range of clients. You bring an understanding of managing a portfolio in a way that balances cost efficiencies with meeting the unique needs of a variety of users. A true and demonstrated leader and relationship builder, you have a strong customer service ethic and an ability to infuse that across an organization. Ideally you have had experience working in a unionized, public sector environment where needs are extremely varied. A seasoned operator, you are able to contribute to the overall strategy and objectives of the City as a member of the City’s leadership team. Your experience is ideally augmented by a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or Architecture.