Challenging, rewarding and a great group of colleagues to work with.
Manager (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 8 February 2014
I have already described a typical day at work as the Manager of Building Maintenance.
I have learned that keeping our customers (Faculties / Departments) updated and informed on maintenance related activities is essential and allowing them not only an insight on what work is scheduled but allow their input and have them buy into the project from beginning to end.
The Facilities Department believes on empowering people to perform their work. Therefore I have the responsibility and authority to manage my department in my management style and capabilities. Very rewarding.
My colleagues are professionals and perform as such within their own field of expertise. They are fun loving, caring, understanding, believe in collaboration and just a great group of people.
Probably the most difficult part of my job is seeing a project completed as scheduled when dealing with general contractors and sub-trades as we are known to provide very short time lines on projects so as not to interfere with class schedules and inconveniences to faculty, staff, students and visitors at the University.
The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing my staff highly motivated, perform the impossible, show pride in their work and proud of their accomplishments.
Goog Benefits, ability to manage with very little direction from my supervisor.
Dealing with the bureaucracy.