Multi-Trade SubHead, Construction Office

University of British Columbia

Staff – Union

Job Category
CUPE 116

Job Profile
CUPE 116 Salaried – SubHead Trades 2 – Carpenter

Job Title
Multi-Trade SubHead, Construction Office

Construction Office Building Operations

Compensation Range
$6,577.00 – $7,016.00 CAD Monthly

Posting End Date
November 25, 2023

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

Job End Date

**Please note we are hiring for 2 positions.

**This position is eligible for a 7% SubHead premium as well as a $1.10 multi-trade premium

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career. 

Job Description Summary
UBC Facilities provides comprehensive facilities maintenance, operations and renovation services for lands and buildings owned by the University of British Columbia. The Construction Office group performs complex repairs and minor renovations of architectural building systems across campus.
The Sub Head organizes and directs the work of an assigned crew of Field Carpenters, Joiners, Painters, Plasterers, and Signwriters engaged in complex , projects, installation and renovation work.
Organizational Status
Reports to the Project Supervisor. The Sub Head provides daily supervision, training and assistance to Carpenters, Joiners, Painters, Plasterers, Signwriters and Apprentices.
Work Performed
Supervises, organizes and allocates the work of an assigned crew of trades, such as, Field Carpenters, Joiners, Painters, Plasterers, and Signwriters. Monitors quality of work and takes remedial action as required or recommends solutions to supervisory staff verbally or in writing.
Assists the Project Supervisor to provide direction and guidance, and helps to ensure operations are running according to policies/procedures.
Works alongside the Project Supervisor to train, supervise, and coach employees and works with the Project Supervisor on resolution of any staffing issues that arise. Openly encourages other crew members to voice their ideas and concerns. Utilizes strength of crew members to ensure departmental objectives are being met.
Develops and maintains cooperative and productive working relationships with crew members and leads by example, fostering a cooperative and respectful work environment for their crew.
Liaises with the Project Supervisor and stakeholders as required, and assists the Project Supervisor with communicating plans to support departmental objectives and problem solving. Actively solicits ideas and opinions from others to efficiently and effectively accomplish strategic objectives. Troubleshoots and Investigates issues, and solicits multiple sources of advice prior to taking action when appropriate.

Works with the Project Supervisor to ensure service levels are being met based on department objectives. Works with the Project Supervisor to implement effective mechanisms to deliver services, solutions for stakeholders. Seeks out and involves clients in assessing service, solutions or alternatives to determine ways to improve service.

Establishes and maintains relationships with stakeholders at the University. Collaborates with the Project Supervisor to share information with crews and leadership and readily determines to whom to go for relevant information. Partners with the Project Supervisor and crew members to achieve expectations.
Works alongside the Project Supervisor to identify inefficient/ ineffective work processes and offer constructive alternatives.
Works with other journeypersons to educate apprentices on job standards and practices. Monitors work and provides direction where needed.
Participates in relevant training as required.
Works alongside the Project Supervisor in participating in the performance management and performance evaluation process as required.
Deals with day-to-day on-site problems by initiating appropriate action to correct the situation.
Participates in or performs the work of journeypersons in their respective trade as required.
Prepares cost estimates for jobs and orders required materials.
Checks to ensure that work is completed in accordance with requirements and specifications.
Maintains work function related records, such as, timekeeping, costing, tools, equipment and work assignments.
Ensures that employees under his/her jurisdiction work in a correct and safe manner and in accordance with all normal safety standards and practices and university and departmental policies and procedures.
Responds to trouble calls and emergency call-outs.
Coordinates with other shops.
Ensures that their respective shop and equipment is maintained in good safe working condition.
Communicates with customers as required to ensure the efficient delivery of service.
May be required to transport workers and equipment to and from job sites using assigned vehicle.
May be required to maintain, issue and keep records of a store of equipment and material required for work.
Carries out any other related duties as required in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of positions in this classification.
Performs the duties of the Project Supervisor when scheduling requires it.

Consequence of Error/Judgement
The Sub Head makes decisions regarding the organization and allocation of trades work performed for assigned area and/or crew; inappropriate decisions may result in service delays and costs.
Supervision Received
Works under general supervision of Project Supervisor via oral and written instructions, work orders, drawings and specifications.
Supervision Given
The Sub Head organizes, allocates and supervises the work of assigned crews; providing training, assistance and supervision on an ongoing basis.
Minimum Qualifications

A trade certification to journeyperson level in a related Architectural Trade and Valid BC Drivers License. Minimum 5 years of related construction project experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
– Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own

– Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to adapt to changing workload priorities, effectively reprioritizing or deferring tasks in line with operational and strategic goals. Ability to effectively train, supervise, and motivate employees. Ability to communicate effectively with employees and stakeholders. Ability to provide quality service to customers in a courteous, patient manner and effectively resolve complaints in a calm manner; exercising sound judgment. Ability to explain, assign, and monitor work of their assigned crew; communicating clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with crew members and to lead by example.

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