Manager, Power Plant & Chief Operating Engineer - Plant Operations & Maintenance - Regular full-time 2023-5376

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Date Posted: 8/24/2023

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Reference No.: 2023-5376

Position Type: Regular full-time

Department: Plant Operations & Maintenance

FTE Status: 1.00

Hours of Work: 8 hrs

Campus Site: Bayview

Shifts Weekday Required: Days

Shifts Weekend Required: No Weekends

Statutory Holiday(s) Required: No

We currently have an opportunity for Regular Full-time opportunity for Manager, Power Plant & Chief Operating Engineer in Plant Operations & Maintenance department.


Reporting to the Director of Plant Operations & Maintenance, the Manager, Power Plant & Chief Operating Engineer is responsible for the safe and ecient operation and maintenance of the 1st Class Central Utility Plant (CUP), HVAC, Plumbing and Medical Gas systems. Sunnybrook CUP systems include high pressure steam boilers (240,000#/hr), steam turbine and electric chillers (10,000 tons), back-up diesel generators (9.35MW) and a new (2021) state-of-the-art Cogeneration plant (8 MW GTG with 90,000 #/hr HRSG).


Summary of Duties:

  • Monitors and oversees Steam Boiler Plant, Chiller Plant, Emergency Generators, HVAC, Plumbing and Medical Gas systems. Oversees supervisors and teams of operating engineers, HVAC mechanics and plumbers. Prioritizes, assigns and follows up on required tasks throughout the Hospital. 
  • Implements operational and preventative maintenance plans for the Power Plant and Plumbing departments that support Hospital operations and reduce risk.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations, standards and hospital policies. 
  • Monitors annual budget and manages within budget.
  • Identifies ongoing energy conservation measures and further advances Sunnybrook’s current position as a leader in Environmental Sustainability 
  • Provides recommendations to senior management on emerging technology, trends, legislative changes and industry best practices
  • Establishes and monitors annual goals and objectives to ensure ongoing improvements in customer service, operational efficiency, cost effectiveness, safety and compliance.
  • Regularly interacts with approved consultants, suppliers and service providers. Coordinates contracted services and manages a variety of projects.



  • First Class Operating Engineer Certificate is mandatory
  • Engineering degree/diploma and post-secondary training in business management preferred
  • Significant recent related management/leadership/technical experience, preferably in a health care setting
  • Cogeneration GTG and HRSG experience is preferred 
  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of applicable legislation and standards required
  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching, interpersonal, communication and risk management skills
  • Proven superior strategic thinking, analytical, decision making and problem solving skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and effectively under pressure
  • Demonstrated fiscal responsibility and budget management experience
  • Computer proficiency (Work, Word, Power Point, CMMS, BAS)
  • Strong organization, prioritization and time-management skills required
  • Understanding of current infection prevention and control practices preferred
  • Understanding of, and demonstrated high level of, Emotional Intelligence (EI)
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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is an equal opportunity employer.