Black & McDonald’s Alberta team is growing! If you are 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 Calgary and the greater Calgary area. This includes maintaining safe conditions inside and outside of the facilities, performing minor plumbing and electrical repairs, safety oversight on sub-contractors, conducting 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. The ideal candidate is someone who is “hands-on” and able to use prior work experience and technical skills to determine service requirements.

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 5/4 Power Engineering Certification
  • Construction trade certification in plumbing, HVAC or electrical is beneficial


  • 1-2 years’ experience as Building Operator
  • Knowledge and experience with 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
  • Clean Class 5 AB Driver’s License
  • Willing and able to travel to various assigned client facilities in Calgary and surrounding area
  • Must attend and pass Black & McDonald's Basics of Supervision training

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities.
Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.