This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).
This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits .
Location - This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in-person.
Working for the University of Alberta
The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.
The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.
Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.
Working for the Department/Faculty
The Asset Information and Analysis unit is one part of the Integrated Planning, Development, and Partnerships department that supports the asset management and work management systems of Facilities & Operations. We enable team members across F&O to work more efficiently and effectively by managing and tracking facilities data within the portfolio.
Reporting to the Director, Asset Information & Analysis, the Infrastructure Asset Specialist is responsible for the collection, management, and validation of infrastructure asset information for the University of Alberta from installation to removal of assets. The role is responsible for in-field verification, collection, tagging, and cataloguing of infrastructure assets across the U of A portfolio. In addition, the role will be tasked with contributing condition assessment information that inputs to the provincial deferred maintenance database.
The role will also be responsible for managing record drawings of asset locations, as well as maintaining the database of asset data including data quality validation and upkeep. This information, in tandem with the Trades Infrastructure Maintenance team will be used to develop and maintain the Preventive Maintenance program.
Finally, the role will work as subject matter experts of infrastructure assets in a cooperative relationship with a variety of team members in Engineering & Operations, Project Management Office, and Trades Infrastructure Maintenance. In order to ensure that the asset information database is up to date, as well as reporting on and providing expertise to stakeholders.
- Conducts in-field audits in buildings to validate and collect information on infrastructure assets. Also tags and catalogues new and missed equipment for addition to the infrastructure and asset inventory database.
- As part of the validation and collection of information, this role also documents and assesses asset and facility condition using visual inspection and investigation as well as creating cost estimates on the deferred maintenance liabilities associated with any requirements.
- Tracks and maintains the VFA deferred maintenance database by ensuring deferred maintenance requirements are added, closed, costed, or modified as per the latest facility and asset condition assessment data.
- Inputs, manages, and manages all asset data in the infrastructure asset inventory database to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the database.
- Works with the Facilities & Operations work management system AssetWorks AiM to manage asset data to ensure that the Preventive Maintenance program is both complete and running.
- Act as the F&O subject matter experts to internal and external stakeholders regarding U of A facilities and infrastructure asset information, condition, and deferred maintenance requirements.
- 6+ years of directly relevant experience in building design, construction, operations & maintenance.
- P.Eng. or C.E.T. designation is required in good standing with APEGA/ASET.
- Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical, electrical, architectural and structural building systems, as well as knowledge of applicable maintenance standards and building code.
- Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Must be proficient with AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit.
- Proven ability to read and interpret construction drawings.
- Proven experience with cost estimation is a strong preference.
- Proven experience with work management or computerized maintenance management systems would be an asset.
- Experience with business intelligence tools (Tableau, Power BI) would be an asset.
- Strong problem solving abilities coupled with a natural curiosity towards process improvement are necessary for success.
- Ability to prioritize and adaptable while maintaining professional standards will be key to success.