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Associate Director, Technology and Facilities

Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Faculty of Applied Science Office of the Dean is seeking applications for an Associate Director, Technology and Facilities to play an integral leadership role of on a dynamic and evolving Senior Leadership team  in the Faculty of Applied Science at Simon Fraser University.  Reporting to the Director of Administration and Strategic Planning, the Associate Director is a member of the Faculty's executive team and will provide leadership in the prioritization, development, and implementation of strategies that supports the academic goals and direction of the Faculty.  The Associate Director will manage a team of professionals and technical staff responsible for providing support for facilities, laboratories, technology infrastructure, and technical services across the Faculty and will oversee renovations, projects and maintenance of facility infrastructure and spaces at SFU Surrey and SFU Burnaby, distributed, specialized facility and leased sites. The Associate Director leads the development and operationalization of safety protocols and procedures and provides technical and facility oversight into program accreditation and reviews.  The successful candidate should demonstrate strong senior level leadership skills and have experience managing personnel within a unionized and non-unionized environment; including technical and non-technical staff.

The Faculty of Applied Science is the fastest growing faculty at Simon Fraser University with a current count of 3700 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students and 120 faculty members.  In supporting the rapid expansion of the Faculty, the Office of the Dean is in search for an Associate Director, Technology and Facilities, who will play one of the lead roles in supporting this mission.  The Faculty of Applied Sciences strives to be a driver of social change. The research mission for the Faculty is to make discoveries in science and technology that have lasting social impact; our educational mission is to tell the story of those discoveries.  Our Faculty’s guiding principles involve: student experience; societal engagement; excellence of people and organization; career development; synergy and harmony; diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Apply here: https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIMOFRAS&cws=37&rid=1564




  • Master's degree of Applied Science in Engineering and qualified for Professional Engineer designation with Engineers and Geoscientists BC or related discipline and eight years related experience in the management an engineering laboratory, facility and operation, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Excellent management, financial and human resource management skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of teaching and research standards, science or engineering laboratory requirements and configurations.
  • Excellent knowledge of the principles of planning, design and construction of institutional laboratory facilities.
  • Excellent knowledge of related laboratory health and safety guidelines/regulations (University, Provincial, Federal), risk management assessment, laboratory hazards (e.g., chemicals/mechanical/electrical), and safety equipment/procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge of common and specialized engineering and scientific laboratory equipment, instrumentation, operations, technology, and procedures in modern engineering sciences facilities.
  • Excellent knowledge of best practices and industrial standards in engineering design protocols, processes and quality assurance cycles for engineering specific applications, systems and development platforms.
  • Excellent planning, organizational ability, analytical reasoning, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral, written and presentation) skills.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for a high degree of initiative and innovation. 
  • Demonstrated ability in customer service. 
  • Ability to manage large complex projects with multiple stakeholders and partners.
  • Ability to develop relationships and partnerships and to work collaboratively at all levels and areas within the organization. 
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex policies and procedures.
  • Ability to exercise professional and mature judgment and to handle confidential/sensitive material with discretion.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with others, and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to arrange suitable transportation to various work locations.

Please include your cover letter and resume in one attachment. 

Please note: Required to work at both SFU Surrey and SFU Burnaby. Must be able to work evenings and some weekends. 


Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2019-12-07

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