Requisition Number:  9341
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Remote Work:  No, critical onsite role
Closing Date:  September 29, 2023 23:59 EST

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We invite you to join an organization where differences are seen as strengths and are recognized, valued and respected. We welcome all candidates to apply and strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they identify with an Employment Equity designated group (Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Women or Racialized/Visible Minorities). 

Building Systems Specialist

Take a central role

The Bank of Canada has a vision to be a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada. No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in our environment. 

Building on the principles that have always guided us – excellence, integrity and respect – we strive to be forward-looking and innovative, to welcome people with diverse perspectives and talents, and to earn trust by living up to our commitments and by clearly explaining the intent of our policies and actions.  

With our defined-benefit pension plan, benefits, and high flexibility for work life balance - find out more about why we are annually ranked as one of Canada's top employers:  Working Here - Bank of Canada


Find out more about the next steps in our Recruitment process


We are currently looking to hire 1 permanent position and 1 term position for 12 months.


What you will do 
The Building Systems Specialist completes a variety of skilled tasks to ensure that the building systems in the high-availability (HA) facility are continuously operating to support the Bank's mission-critical applications and computing environment. You will be working within an established framework that supports a redundant, highly available, mission critical facility.


Reporting to the Manager of Facilities Services, you perform maintenance of the chillers, water pumps, treatment systems, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), generators, fire suppression systems and other building systems. You also operate, monitor, and maintain these systems to the highest standards.


You will join a dynamic team that provides 24/7 coverage of the facility, working on a rotating shift schedule.  


In addition, you will:

  • monitor electrical, mechanical systems and the Building Automation System (BAS)
  • follow a change management process to plan and implement work
  • assist in the installation, repair and upgrade, to the electrical, and HVAC components of the building systems to ensure uninterrupted operation of the building’s critical systems 
  • apply building expertise to resolve technical problems in collaboration with colleagues and external subject matter experts 
  • maintain collaborative relationships with team members, internal clients and external partners to support operational objectives


What you need to succeed
As a Building Systems Specialist, you are a team player, effective communicator, self-starter, change contributor, and innovative problem solver. 


You have knowledge of the following:

  • specialized procedures and regulations related to building system maintenance and other user-related administrative procedures (e.g., with IT specialists)
  • general practices during maintenance procedures related to safety
  • multiple building codes, ASHRAE standards, standard practice related to O&M and ability to read and understand drawings
  • hands-on use of computer software such as MS Office, CMMS, Building Automation System


Where needed, we will provide site specific training.



  • experience working in critical facilities (e.g., Data Centre, Pharmaceutical, Medical, or Electrical)
  • experience working with fire suppression systems, UPS, and/or generators systems


Your education and experience
Trades Certificate in one of the certified trades (e.g., Electrician, Plumber, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Systems Mechanic) or high school diploma with a minimum of three years of relevant experience in either: electrical maintenance, mechanical maintenance, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment and pumps, chiller systems, etc. 



What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Be eligible to obtain Reliability 
  • For permanent hires - Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.



What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider


  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $63,380 to $74,560 (job grade 13)
  • The Bank offers an incentive for successfully meeting expectations at  3 to 5% of your base salary. The Bank offers performance pay for those who exceed expectations (7% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Indexed, defined-benefit pension
  • FOR TERM HIRES: Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.