Job Posting 75321

Maintenance Manager
Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society (NAHS)
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Nanaimo, BC
closes in 5 days (Fri, 24 Sep)
full time  •  65000 to 70000 per year

About Us


Founded in 1990, Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society (NAHS) believes housing is a basic human right and that tenants should be treated with respect and dignity. NAHS further believes that all tenants deserve well maintained housing that is affordable, independent, safe and secure, and which promotes a sense of home and community. Visit for more information on the Society.


The Position


Reporting to the CEO and in accordance with NAHS mission, strategic direction, principles and policies, the Maintenance Manager is responsible to ensure the efficient, cost-effective operation, maintenance, and repair of the full portfolio of NAHS assets.


An on-the-ground, hands-on, collaborative, and accountable working manager, primary responsibilities of this key role include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Manage all care, maintenance, repair, restoration, and capital improvements for all NAHS operated properties; work closely with Housing Operations and Tenant Support teams for coordinating in-unit inspections, repairs and maintenance


  • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate approved comprehensive preventative maintenance programs, annual operating budgets, and long-term asset management plans; bring forward issues and risk management concerns for review with Senior Leadership


  • Plan and oversee daily maintenance and repair activities; regularly monitor and inspect facilities to anticipate, identify and resolve issues; manage key inventory and alarm codes; conduct annual (and as-needed) building and in-unit inspections; ensure security technology and operating software is up to date


  • Recognize and appropriately respond to emergency situations in accordance with NAHS policies and procedures; develop and manage after hours response protocols; participate in on-call rotation


  • Negotiate, establish, and maintain approved service and supply contracts for ongoing asset maintenance and repairs, including waste removal, window cleaning, fire safety inspections, etc.; implement approved purchasing and expense control strategies; supervise trades and contractors
  • Provide leadership, direction, mentoring, and recognition for direct reports; lead weekly team meetings; monitor tasks to ensure work is on track to meet departmental goals


  • Confirm staff compliance with all WorkSafeBC regulations, NAHS policies and safety procedures; participate as employer representative on Joint Health and Safety Committee


  • Other related responsibilities as required



What You Bring


An innovative, collaborative, respectful and logical approach to providing excellence in full spectrum asset management for all NAHS-owned properties. Highly developed leadership skills with an emphasis on building and maintaining productive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues, direct reports and key stakeholders. An enthusiastic, positive energy directed towards carrying out a diverse range of responsibilities. Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to positively meet the challenges and changes of a growing organization.


Preferred qualifications include:



  • Trade certificate/diploma, or degree/diploma in building technology or property management plus a minimum of 5 years’ experience in property maintenance; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience
  • 5+ years experience in team leadership including negotiating and monitoring service contracts, overseeing construction trades and other contractors
  • Training and experience as an employer representative on joint H&S committees



  • Superior knowledge of affordable housing, complex building systems, residential/ commercial property maintenance, construction, job costing and cost control
  • Sound knowledge of safe work practices as well as WorkSafeBC and other relevant regulatory requirements, standards, guidelines, policies, procedures and responsibilities
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication, problem solving, organizational and conflict management abilities; second language skills an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, property management software and security technology; knowledge of Arcori and HappyCo applications an asset



  • Valid Driver’s Licence and Clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check
  • WHMIS and OFA Certification, or equivalent
  • Willingness to work evenings and emergency on-call rotation



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