Black & McDonald is currently seeking a Building Operator to join our Facilities Management & Operations team at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, BC! If you are a hands-on, customer service-oriented, and technically-inclined professional searching for the opportunity to build a solid foundation for your career, this position is for you. The Building Operator position is located in Victoria and will report directly to the Project Manager.

The Building Operator will be responsible for performing preventative and demand maintenance for the Royal BC Museum facility. As part of a team, the Building Operator will be responsible for monitoring the conditions within the facility and grounds to ensure that the building operates within the designed environmental thresholds. This will be achieved by executing the preventative maintenance plan, combined with a proactive approach to detect failures by performing inspections and correcting deficiencies.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • In conjunction with the Project Manager and the team, plan and execute responsive and planned maintenance in accordance with contract requirements
  • Provide access and operational support to subcontractors performing work on our behalf, verify that required work is completed and report any deficiencies with proposed remedial actions
  • Ensure that work order requests and scheduled Preventative Maintenance (PMs) are prioritized and addressed in a timely manner
  • Monitor Building Automation System
  • Schedule and co-ordinate work activities with other subcontractors
  • Perform daily rounds and record readings for all major equipment
  • Perform mechanical rounds and log readings
  • Respond to tenant requests
  • Perform duties such as cleaning, painting, snow removal, HVAC adjustments, filter maintenance, minor plumbing maintenance, general building repair
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures
  • Obtain site information for contracts and service agreements
  • Prepare progress reports and issue progress schedules to clients
  • Request materials and supplies


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Team Player
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Values and Respects Others


  • Trades background would be considered an asset
  • Hospitality training would be considered an asset


  • Basic understanding or working knowledge of Building HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, and Life Safety Systems
  • Experience with DDC and building automated systems
  • 2+ years’ experience in building operations, Facilities maintenance, Site Operations


  • Available for after hours on-call and Emergency call outs on a rotational basis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • proven ability to foster/develop/maintain relationships with internal/external contacts
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times with the client, fellow employees and the general public who visit the facility
  • Solid computer skills and working knowledge of Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Strong problem solving skills

We welcome and encourage applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.