Maintenance Manager

· Victoria, British Columbia
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Maintenance Manager - Full Time

M’akola Housing Society – Victoria, BC

Who We Are


M’akola Housing Society (MHS) is an Indigenous affordable housing provider committed to supporting vibrant, diverse communities in British Columbia. Our portfolio spans the entire province and involves property management, asset management, Assisted Living and providing professional consulting services to other service providers.


At MHS, we have energetic and engaged teams. Each member brings a unique approach and skillset, and together we are committed to delivering high-quality service to our tenants and their communities. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all team members take personal accountability for their work, have a passion for excellence, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.


We honour our Indigenous roots as an Indigenous organization and strive to hire and train interested Indigenous people to work in all areas of our organization. We understand that there have been historical events that have affected the identity of Indigenous people.


We accept all self-identifying Indigenous employees including status, non-status, Metis, and Inuit pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code. We honour and understand Indigenous cultures and values and do our best to support our employees. If you have any questions regarding this position or applying for the position, please reach out and email us at: or by phone: 778-402-9260. We want to support all applicants during this process.

Position summary: 

As part of the Housing Operations Department and reporting to the Senior Director of Housing Operations, the Maintenance Manager (MM) works closely with Property Managers and Caretakers of our 6 regional offices across British Columbia while liaising with the Director of Asset Management to ensure M’akola’s facilities and assets are maintained in accordance with Society policies and procedures. The job duties include working with Property Managers on annual site inspections, coordinating and liaising on large repair projects, and tracking proactive and seasonal maintenance. The Maintenance Manager is an integral part of M’akola Housing’s Continuous Improvement Program and has provincial oversight while also performing ‘field work’ to provide support and follow up as required. The Maintenance Manager looks for economies of scale establishing service contracts and bulk purchasing opportunities where appropriate.


This position is Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.


M’akola offers the following:


  • Competitive wages and annual reviews
  • 3 weeks vacation to start
  • Extended health and dental
  • $250/year towards Health & Wellness
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pension plan 




  • Plan, monitor and administer annual unit inspections and other inspections to identify needs, document condition, and track action items while integrating regular maintenance activities and organizational processes into M’akola’s Property Management Software system (Happy Co, training will be provided);
  • Create, maintain and execute the routine and preventative maintenance program for each property while working closely with the Property Managers to ensure execution;
  • Manage, administer and monitor the annual maintenance operating budgets for each region and work with the Director of Asset Management to track extraordinary expenditures and capital planning;
  • Ensure the health and safety of tenants and staff while ensuring compliance with building codes and WorkSafeBC regulations and to preserve building assets;
  • Develop and apply energy efficiency policies, practices, and standards for maintenance, capital improvements, and tenancy management, and monitor key energy usage data as part of the mechanical preventive maintenance program;
  • Make recommendations and contribute to the establishment of the society’s policy for use of contractors and suppliers;
  • Undertake business process improvement initiatives related to unit turnover activities;
  • Participate and advise on training and development for Caretakers as a maintenance and facilities management subject matter expert;
  • Review vendor invoices and payments to identify and problem-solve issues;
  • Generate and prepare reports and provide recommendations based on trends and patterns;
  • Set up new vendor accounts and manage the approved vendor list;
  • Present at other agencies or conferences occasionally;
  • General administrative duties as related to this role; and
  • Other related duties as required from time to time



  • 5+ years of experience in managing maintenance of a large portfolio of properties
  • Property management, social housing, and trade journeyman experience are considered assets
  • Sound technical knowledge of building mechanics, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, etc.
  • Asset management experience of building components, systems, and various trades
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the applicable codes, including Building Codes, Plumbing Codes, and Fire Codes
  • Excellent MS Office skills including the ability to write and analyze reports
  • Demonstrated aptitude in dealing with private and confidential information; uses diplomacy and tact in all interactions
  • Knowledge of project budgets and ability to manage monthly costs
  • Experience working in and with the Indigenous communities and Indigenous people




  • Willing to travel at least 25% of the time with additional travel required for urgent issues
  • Provide Criminal Record Check upon selection, costs covered by M’akola
  • Follow M’akola policies and procedures
  • Have valid class 5 driver’s license


We hire employees of all cultures including Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Our Indigenous employees have diverse backgrounds including status, non-status, Metis and Inuit. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and cultures to join our diverse team.


Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry (please self-identify) as per Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code.

Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter.

Closing Date: January 25th, 2022


Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.    


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  • Location
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience