Engineering and Building Systems Manager

Nov 9, 2022 - Dec 7, 2022

If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™.


We are searching for an Engineering and Building Systems Manager to join our Property and Support Services team based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Meaningful Benefits

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who make our communities great places to live, work and visit. As an established and respected organization in the healthcare sector, Shannex offers opportunities for growth, development and advancement. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of our residents. Additional benefits include:

About the Opportunity

  • Serves as a technical lead in M&E design and building systems commissioning
  • Plans, organizes, directs and ensures a best-in-class decision making process related to design, systems and equipment.
  • Collaborates with peers, construction team and operations to develop and maintain appropriate processes and policies.
  • Creates property and asset development strategies that advance the vision of the organization. This includes strategies for investing, re-purposing, and the improvement of current assets.
  • Completes market research and recommends new and innovative building systems technologies.
  • Maintains in depth involvement with upcoming technologies and where appropriate utilize Shannex properties for test projects
  • Develops processes for decisions related to both new construction and existing properties as they relate to design/systems/equipment.
  • Maintains documentation of decision making as it occurs for each project.
  • Monitors legislation changes and keeps current with best practices.
  • Actively participates with senior leadership to develop and understand the strategic plan, then ensures the assets and engineering recommendations support the plan.
  • Develops and maintains a current Strategic Asset Master Plan for the enterprise which supports and aligns to system-level strategies for properties
  • Supports the development of long-range capital budget planning for the enterprise

About You

In addition to placing high value on continuous improvement, collaboration and accountability, you bring:

  • Engineering Degree, Mechanical or Industrial
  • Approximately 10 Years progressive experience focusing on facilities management, energy management design and building construction/development.
  • Knowledge of building systems and construction
  • Experience in the transitioning of construction projects to the operations team
  • Exposure and detailed knowledge of electrical and mechanical design, installation and commissioning, measurement, and verification
  • Experience, and leadership in Energy Management
  • Exposure to LEED, Energy Star, BOMA, ISO 50001 and Carbon neutral projects with the ability to lead or support new projects
  • In depth familiarity with ASHRAE guides

About Us

It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For more than three decades, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by residents and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Faubourg du Mascaret, Milestone Communities, and Care at Home team members who create an exceptional resident experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.   

If you’re ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!

Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization.  Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.

All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Our company policy requires all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19