Black & McDonald’s Alberta team is growing! If you are a committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

The Building Operator oversees maintenance of client sites located in downtown Calgary. This is a “hands-on” entry level / junior operator position. In this role, you will maintain safe conditions inside and outside of the facilities, perform minor plumbing and electrical repairs, safety oversight of sub-contractors, conduct mechanical inspections and maintenance of equipment using Facilities, Maintenance and Operations (FMO) strategies to ensure it’s continued operation. Compliance with Black & McDonald’s code of conduct, health and safety policies, and work practices is a priority.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • In conjunction with the Project Manager and the team, plans and executes maintenance in accordance with BAS or facility management system
  • Performs basic tours and log readings
  • Performs duties related to cleaning, painting, garbage removal, snow removal, HVAC, plumbing, and other mechanical duties
  • Establishes methods to meet work schedules and coordinates work activities with other subcontractors; supervises subcontractors and assists them as required
  • Responds to tenant requests and complaints
  • Regularly communicates health, safety and environmental issues or concerns with Black & McDonald staff, sub-contractors and client
  • Builds and maintains client and supplier/vendor relationships to enhance competitiveness in the industry; promotes good client relationships
  • Assists in developing and implementing quality control programs
  • Represents the company on matters such as business services
  • Prepares progress reports and issues progress schedules to clients
  • Assists in the purchase of building materials
  • Reviews work/contracts/WIP for areas of risk and corrects deficiencies


  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others


  • Class 5 or 4 Power Engineering Certification
  • Construction trade apprenticeship/training in plumbing, HVAC or electrical would be an asset


  • Ideally with 1 to 2 years’ experience as Building Operator in a commercial facility, preferred
  • Candidates with less experience but have related work experience in other trades, combined with Power Engineering certification, will be considered.
  • Knowledge and experience in building automation systems


  • Must be able to work on ladder or scaffold at various heights
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 kg (bending and lifting is required)
  • Must be able to work in confined space
  • Must be able to pass and complete the requirements of a Security Clearance
  • Ability to maintain, troubleshoot and repair mechanical and electrical building systems and equipment
  • Communicates effectively, both written and verbal; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use computers and related technology efficiently
  • Available for emergency out-of-hours duties
  • Must attend and pass Black & McDonald's Basics of Supervision training