Download [ Tradesperson – Drywaller position - pdf ]

Maintenance Infrastructure Department

Spread across one of the largest and fastest growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the city’s biggest employer. Located on Canada’s spectacular West Coast, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver. Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 316 km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. The Surrey School District team of approximately 10,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.

The Surrey School District has an exciting opportunity for a qualified Drywaller to join our team. The successful candidate is expected to perform a variety of skilled tasks related to the construction, repair, maintenance, renovation and operation of School District facilities. The successful candidate is also expected to carry out assigned duties independently and requires the interpersonal skills to interact with teaching staff and co-workers.

The ideal candidate will have Grade 12, BCTQ for Drywalling, and a valid BC Driver’s License. Five years Journeyman related experience in building maintenance field would be an asset.
This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. We are proud of our education successes and our employment environment. We are one of British Columbia’s Top 100 Employers, and a 2017 “Canada’s Greenest Employer” recipient.

The School District offers a positive work environment that allows you to reach your full potential both professionally and personally. We value career growth and professional development and offer a competitive compensation package, including municipal pension, health, vacation and sick benefits.

Interested and qualified applicants should forward their resume with supporting documents, references and cover letter, quoting the competition number, by 4:00 pm Monday September 4, 2017, on-line at www.makeafuture.ca/surrey or via mail to:
Competition #: TD:886:17
Human Resources Department
School District No. 36 (Surrey)
14033 92nd Avenue
Surrey, BC V3V 0B7

NOTE: The successful applicant is required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment. Only applicants selected for interviews are contacted.


Download [ Capital Projects Manager / Capital Construction Coordinator position - pdf ]

The Board of Education of School District 36 Surrey (SD36) is seeking a seasoned and skilled Project Manager for its Capital Project Office. As the largest and fastest growing school district in BC, SD36 is a progressive, dynamic and fast growing school district offering a wide range of educational programs and opportunities for more than 70,000 learners. The district supports more than 9,600 employees including over 5,500 teachers at 125 schools with an operating budget of over $700 million. Growing by an average of 1,000 students per year, the need for new schools and school upgrades are constant.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the planning, implementation and completion of major capital projects ranging in values from $0.5M to $70M. This work involves technical, contractual, planning and financial activities required for capital project delivery. Projects may include new school construction, additions and major renovation projects (seismic, building envelope, mechanical upgrades).

The Project Manager will negotiate / manage fees and construction costs; direct activities of architects, consultants and contractors; and liaise with school administrators and various district staff on behalf of the School Board. Financial control of individual projects is required, with assistance provided by SD36 Finance Department. The employee exercises considerable independence of judgment and action in order to maintain the budget and schedule for several projects simultaneously.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manages production of contract documentation and administers contracts including correspondence, plans and specifications, approval documentation, site instructions, notice of change, contemplated change orders, change orders, change directives, contractual notices and invoices.
  • Liaises with architects, consultants, contractors, municipal authorities, district maintenance staff and school administrators to ensure that the interest and needs of the school board are reflected in the final project.
  • Supervises and/or directs SD36 staff, contractors and consultants as required.
  • Participates in a consultative process with facility users, designers, and senior management during the planning phase of projects.
  • Assists in preparation of funding submissions to the ministry, project cost estimates, and project schedules.
  • Manages assigned projects from start to completion ensuring legislative and contract compliance for satisfactory project completion.
  • Carries out regular field reviews of construction progress to ensure general conformance with the contract documents and prepares progress reports as required. Ensures satisfactory contractor performance; directs the change order process.
  • Ensures satisfactory project completion within the authorized budget.
  • Assists in preparation and review of computerized financial recordkeeping of ongoing projects by reviewing and approving invoices, reviewing and managing detailed project cost reports showing commitments, expenditures and available or received funding. May direct preparation of design aid sheets for existing buildings and proposed projects as required..
  • Manages contract and legal dispute processes as required. Provides dispute and claims resolution advice for senior management on legal claims issues. Resolves contractual issues up to designated level. Recommends and carries out contract termination in cases of unsatisfactory performance.

Skills and Attributes 

  • Strong, clear, concise communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Exemplary problem-solving skills. Ability to seek creative solutions to difficult problems
  • Assertive, strong negotiation skills to ensure others meet expectations and interests of the Board are met or exceeded. Required Education, Experience and Certification University graduation in Engineering or Architecture plus minimum five years’ project management experience; or Registered Quantity Surveyor or graduate of an Institute of Technology. Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Certificate in Project Management is desirable. Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations

Eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer, PMP, Architect, or as an Applied Science Technologist (Building Construction) in an appropriate discipline.

Valid BC Driver’s License. (Business use of personal vehicle will be required)

Qualified and interested applicants can apply online at www.makeafuture.ca/surrey
or forward their application, cover letter, resume and references, quoting competition number, no later than September 15, 2017 to:
Competition #:PM:885:17 Human Resources Department
School District No. 36 (Surrey) 14033 92 Avenue Surrey, BC V3V 0B7

In accordance with the Criminal Record Review Act, all successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record search prior to employment. Only those persons selected for interviews will be contacted. To all others, thank you your interest. Faxed or emailed resumes will not be accepted.


Download [ Maintenance Technician position - pdf ]

Meadowridge School is an independent, co-ed, university preparatory, IB World School serving students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. We are seeking a dedicated individual to join us in the position of:

Maintenance Technician

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, daily maintenance of buildings, security, custodial support, special event preparation, some heavy lifting, some work at heights, shipping and receiving.


  • Previous maintenance experience required
  • Experience in plumbing, HVAC, carpentry or general handyman an asset
  • Man lift/boom lift experience an asset
  • Reliable personal transportation, valid driver’s license
  • Basic computer skills [Word, Outlook]
  • Ability to work in a school environment, with minimal supervision
  • Good organizational skills
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communications skills in English (verbal, written, comprehension)
  • A high level of self-motivation and dependability

If you are energetic, dedicated to service excellence and enjoy working in a fast paced team environment, we invite you to apply. This position will be day shift 8 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday to Saturday.

All candidates are asked to please forward resumes, along with 2 references to:
Meadowridge School
Attention: Human Resources
12224 240th Street, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 1N1

No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Updated August 14, 2017


Download [ Capital Projects Coordinator position - pdf ]

Under the direction of the Director of Facilities, or designate, coordinates the planning, design, tendering, construction supervision, commissioning, and warranty of assigned capital construction projects, and liaises with the Ministry and the various regulatory agencies regarding assigned projects.

Job Duties

  • The Capital Projects Coordinator provides a coordinated and integrated array of support services that include:
  • Acts as Owner's Representative for the purpose of inspecting/approving work to ensure contract compliance and workmanship quality, monitoring the ongoing appropriateness of contact documents and issuing contemplated change orders, reviewing change orders for appropriateness of content and cost/credit, etc.
  • Coordinates School Based Building Committees and attends District Building Committee meetings regarding the planning, design, and construction of assigned projects, and advises committees regarding budget, scope of work, and Ministry and District policies and standards.
  • Liaises with architects, consultants, and district staff regarding the design and construction of assigned projects.
  • Monitors, maintains records of, and assures accuracy of all financial transactions regarding assigned projects.
  • Liaises with the Ministry and regulatory agencies, and prepares and submits required documents/reports regarding assigned projects.
  • Administers contracts and agreements arising out of assigned projects.
  • Prepares monthly reports for the Building Committee and the Business Committee regarding assigned projects.
  • Prepares and makes presentations to the Board of Trustees as required.
  • Liaises with maintenance staff and coordinates district work and/or Board managed projects related to assigned projects.
  • Reviews contract documents and makes recommendations to the Director.
  • Assists the Director in the preparation of the Capital Plan.
  • Attends community, school and district meetings as required.
  • May on occasion be required to perform other related duties as assigned.


  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • Technologist or Technician certification in a related field, with a minimum of five (5) years experience in construction, and a minimum of three (3) years experience in project management - or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  •  Good analytical and logical problem solving ability.
  • Good computer skills - (word processor, spreadsheet, etc.)

Valid BC driver's license.

How to apply:
Please apply via www.makeafuture.ca/nanaimo-ladysmith

Please note to submit your application to the actual job posting you must click onto the job posting, then click the “APPLY” button.


Download [ Manager of Transportation position - pdf ]

Central Okanagan Public Schools (School District No. 23), Kelowna BC, provides education services to 22,000 students in the communities of Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country and the Regional District of Central Okanagan. We invite applications for the position of:


The Central Okanagan School District has a diverse opportunity for a dynamic, self-motivated individual as Manager of Transportation. This full-time excluded position is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the student transportation system. The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • planning and maintaining transportation routes, walk limits and special needs support;
  • hiring, scheduling and supervising bus drivers, mechanics and transportation office staff;
  • ensuring the safe operation of district vehicles and equipment;
  • organizing training and staff development;
  • managing the transportation budget, vehicles, equipment and fuel management and
  • Arranging for replacement of buses and maintenance vehicles/equipment.

The successful applicant must possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Grade 12 graduation supplemented by post-secondary courses in management and supervision;
  • Knowledge of Edulog route mapping system;
  • Leadership experience in the operation of a bus fleet transportation system or commensurate training and experience;
  • Class 2 BC Driver’s License with Air Endorsement;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of transportation systems with the ability to schedule bus routes, vehicle preventative maintenance/repairs, staff resources and to determine the appropriate
    use of equipment, fleet and materials needed to perform specific job related duties;
  • Knowledge of the Transport Canada National Safety Code and Provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement Program;
  • Knowledge of WorkSafe BC, WHMIS and occupational health and safety regulations;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, verbal and written skills;
  • Influential leadership and negotiation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience managing in a unionized environment;
  • Training certificate/diploma would be a definite asset re: defensive driving and pupil management;
  • Computer Basics for Business Program Certificate – Okanagan College or approved equivalent;

This is a full time position with a competitive salary and benefits package, including participation in a defined benefit pension plan.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online complete with cover letter and resume outlining relevant background and work experience and 3 references by 4:00 p.m. PST on Friday, August 18,
2017 at www.makeafuture.ca .

The Central Okanagan Public Schools thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Download [ Painters (Temporary) position - pdf ]

We are currently accepting resumes for Trade Qualified Painters. Successful applicants will have proven initiative, ability to work independently and good interpersonal skills required to interact with students, teaching staff, co-workers and the general public.

Salary: $29.13 per hour plus allowances and 11% in lieu of benefits.

Hours: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Term: 6 months, with the possibility of extension.

This position falls within the CUPE 382 bargaining unit. For a detailed job description, please click here.

Please submit letter of introduction, résumé, and proof of Trade Qualification and references to:

Human Resource Services
Greater Victoria School District #61
556 Boleskine Road
Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1E8



250-475-4113 (fax)

School District 61 thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.