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Requisition Number:  7400
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Ottawa (East End), ON, CA

Remote Work:  No, critical onsite role
Closing Date:  August 31, 2022 23:59 EST

Diversity and Inclusion
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We make career growth and professional development a priority. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce.

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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 a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


Find out more about the next steps in our Recruitment process


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

    **We are establishing a pool of pre-qualified candidates to staff upcoming permanent positions.**

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) 


  • 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 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process. All interviews are conducted virtually.  

Vaccination Policy

Please note that the application of the Bank’s Covid-19 Vaccination policy has been temporarily suspended, effective June 20, 2022.  As a result, you will not be required to submit verification of your vaccination status before starting employment with the Bank.  However, please note that the Bank reserves the right to reintroduce vaccination requirements in the future if necessary to respond to changing public health advice and\or government direction.


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


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 $62,135 to $73,100 (job grade 13)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (3 to 5% of your base salary) or for exceeding 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 #LI-POST