Employment Opportunities


Manager, Building Operations

St. John’s Sports & Entertainment Ltd. is responsible for the maintenance and operation of two venues; Mile One Centre and the St. John’s Convention Centre. The organization maintains its own refrigeration system, HVAC system, and two emergency power plants. As part of the senior leadership team reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Manager, Building Operations will provide strategic direction and leadership to all facilities operations and maintenance. This includes accountability for 30 employees working in electrical, mechanical, technical, plumbing, carpentry and general maintenance; utility generation and distribution; work control, energy management and centralized building systems control, preventative maintenance planning and scheduling; custodial and landscaping maintenance and initiatives.

Specific accountabilities include:

  • Leading and supporting a team of tradespersons and general labourers with a strong commitment to their success and thereby the success of the operation;
  • Embracing and empowering a safety culture;
  • Leading and participating on departmental committees;
  • Leading review and execution of shared-services agreements relating to operations and maintenance matters;
  • Ensuring all legislative and compliance obligations are met;
  • Monitoring the schedule of all electrical/mechanical shutdowns and planning of regular maintenance including the installation of new and/or replacement equipment;
  • Developing deferred maintenance plans and budgets in collaboration with the senior leadership team;
  • Making recommendations, and performing and requesting studies related to the facilities environment;
  • Developing and allocating project and departmental budgets as well as identifying priorities for major equipment replacement and procurement decisions;
  • Guiding the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the organization’s changing business requirements;
  • Optimizing the organization’s CMMS and technical operations so as to ensure excellence in event-delivery and patron experience;
  • Liaise with the Human Resources department on labour relations and recruiting needs.

Candidates should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management, Engineering or related field.  A minimum of 5 years progressive management experience along with a strong knowledge of mechanical equipment is preferred.  The ideal candidate will be an exceptional leader with outstanding communication and organizational skills, capable of directing the work of the maintenance and technical department, while also managing the demands of new and changing priorities in the event industry. The ability to effectively manage a diverse work group and communicate effectively with the various stakeholders, clients and contractors of Mile One Centre and the St. John’s Convention Centre.   The salary range for the position is $104,000 – $118,000 plus benefits. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Interested applicants please send a complete resume including cover letter and references to:

St. John’s Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

50 New Gower Street
St. John’s, NL
A1C 1J3
RE: Manager, Building Operations

All applications must be received by Wednesday, January 15th, 2020






At St. John’s Sports & Entertainment Ltd. we understand that our employees are the backbone of our business. Our success is attributed to the quality and well being of our employees.

Are you a cleaner who is reliable with a positive outlook? Do you have a service-orientated approach, strong analytical and communication skills with an ability to work flexible hours including on-call requirements?


Some of the cleaning duties required, but are not limited to the following:

  • Clean all common areas according to established standards and frequencies
  • Detailed cleaning and maintenance of washrooms
  • Sweeping and mopping
  • Vacuuming
  • Operate floor scrubber
  • Glass cleaning
  • Elevator polishing
  • Removing garbage and recycling to maintain order and cleanliness
  • Ensure storage rooms are kept clean and organized
  • Follow all health and safety regulations

Some customer service related responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Professionally and courteously handle all inquiries, feedback, complaints or concerns
  • Ensure a high level of cleaning standards are maintained through regular contact and proactive attention to facility and client needs
  • Maintain an overall focus on enhancing the customer experience
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with all contractors, service providers and colleagues

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Other duties may be required in the building cleaning of the St. John’s Convention Centre & Mile One Centre. The position will be reporting to the organization’s Facilities Coordinator.


Education:       High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent


  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, organization and communication skills
  • Detailed cleaning minimum one (1) year experience
  • Ability to work on call
  • Must have the ability to follow directions
  • Ability to lift, push and pull heavy objects including garbage bins and furniture
  • The successful candidates must provide a cleared Certificate of Conduct
  • The successful applicants will be required to participate in all training programs applicable to this position

Applicants for positions must be members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 569-01, or should be prepared to join the Union immediately upon appointment.

Closing Date:              January 31st, 2019

Rate of Pay:                $15.25 per hour

Apply To:                  Building Cleaner

St. John’s Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

50 New Gower Street

St. John’s, NL A1C 1J3

or via email to hr@sjsel.ca

Mile One Centre is always on the look-out for energetic and dependable individuals!

If you enjoy working in a fast-paced and exciting environment, please forward your resume and cover letter to:

St. John’s Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
50 New Gower Street
St. John’s, NL  A1C 1J3
Attn: Human Resources
Fax:(709) 576-8467