Warranty & Maintenance Manager, Properties

The Position

Warranty & Maintenance Manager, Properties

With our head office just steps from the Campbell River Sea walk, overlooking Discovery Passage, WestUrban Developments Ltd. is a vibrant, fast-growing real estate development company.  Our team has over 30 years expertise in construction management, customized development and development planning in Western Canada and Vancouver Island.  We believe that positive relationships are the cornerstone for success, and we strive to build strong teams built on respect, integrity, and safety.  Our positive environment encourages and empowers our teams to find innovative solutions and overcome challenges.

If this sounds like the place where you would like to grow your career, we are currently seeking a Warranty & Maintenance Manger to join our team. Working under the general direction of the Director of Property Services, the Warranty & Maintenance Manager, in collaboration with the Property Managers will be responsible for all Warranty and Maintenance schedules at all properties in the WestUrban portfolio. This newly created position will develop the warranty and maintenance schedule and program for the Properties group. This position will work closely with the property manages to ensure that all regular maintenance, walk throughs, and inspections are done on a regular basis and in a timely manner and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible to build and implement our asset management program;
  • Overall accountability to manage, process and maximize warranty recoveries for assigned properties. Includes: warranty submissions, warranty recoveries, warranty reconciliation and warranty audits;
  • Oversee, schedule and coordinate the regular and specialized maintenance, in a timely manner;
  • Schedule, coordinate and maintain inspection records for various assets including grounds, facilities, and equipment to determine if repairs or preventative maintenance is required and to ensure that all properties are maintained to WestUrban’s standards;
  • Obtain, review and approve quotes from contractors for repairs & maintenance and creates Purchase orders for larger building maintenance components;
  • Seek and develop new/existing relationships with local trades and contractors to be added to WestUrban’s approved vendor list;
  • Ensure monitoring of contractor’s work progress;
  • Perform walkthrough at building turnover from construction to properties and assemble all of the documentation related to building parts and systems operations and warranty;
  • Create, maintain and manage a full building operations annual plan for each of our properties. Includes scheduled maintenance and regular fire inspections, roof inspections, seasonal change overs etc;
  • Maintain a thorough report that accurately tracks task progress and other relevant information;
  • Perform inspections once sub-trades and laborer have confirmed completion of warranty jobs.

Qualifications

  • 2-5 years’ work experience in warranty/maintenance field, real estate, property management or similar field; residential construction background is preferred;
  • Strong project and/or asset management background;
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Word and Excel is required, previous experience with Buildium is an asset;
  • Self-motivated and team player with strong customer service attitude but capable of taking a firm but fair approach when dealing with trades and contractors;
  • Strong prioritization skills with the ability to meet deadlines and take responsibility for your work;
  • Relevant education (Certificate/Diploma/Degree) from a recognized institute;
  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field is an asset.

We are committed to the principles of employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates.   We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.   This job posting will remain open until the role has been filled.

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