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The award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre is currently in search of a Manager, Event Technical Services to join our team. The Manager, Event Technical Services is responsible for event electrical, and non-complex plumbing services, a critical component at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This position requires significant analysis and understanding of all venue activities in order to support the department accurately and expediently delivering on service expectations. The Manager, Event Technical Services will also be responsible for overseeing a cohesive Event Technician team ensuring diversity across multiple levels of qualifications, skill sets, and industry experiences.

ABOUT US:

BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) is a provincial Crown Corporation with a significant mandate to generate economic and community benefit for the people of British Columbia through its world-class facilities - BC Place Stadium and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Our internationally- recognized facilities host a diverse range of events, from global summit meetings, professional and amateur sports to trade and consumer shows, and cultural, film and entertainment events, generating in excess of $400 million annually of economic benefit.

PavCo is recognized as a global leader in venue development, marketing, and management. The Province’s flagship stadium, BC Place is proudly referred to as “Canada’s Home Stadium” for international sporting events. The iconic Vancouver Convention Centre is the world’s first double LEED® Platinum certified convention facility and has twice been named “World’s Best Convention Centre”.

Across all business units, PavCo’s team of approximately 800 staff collaborate with a diverse range of local and international partners, official suppliers with over 1,400 staff, and clientele to host an exciting year-round schedule of events. Together, we consistently deliver an outstanding level of commitment, skill, and professionalism as we host exceptional experiences for a global audience.

WHY WORK WITH US:

Located on Vancouver’s downtown waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world to build your career.

Our award-winning facility hosts upwards of 550 events a year, from global conventions and trade and consumer shows to meetings, banquets, and special events, welcoming hundreds of thousands of attendees from around the world. Apart from generating vital economic activity for BC, these events provide an important platform for the exchange of knowledge and information across industry sectors. The Convention Centre is an enviable position, consistently attracting globally sought-after events that bring industry leaders from around the world working in medicine, education, arts, intellectual science, and many other influential fields.

Apart from the distinction of ‘Best Convention Centre and Best Convention Centre Service in North America’ by Watkins Research Group, we are proud to be the world’s first double LEED® Platinum certified convention center. Our commitment to global leadership in environmental sustainability does not stop at our building; we follow sustainable practices daily from our ‘scratch’ kitchen that provides healthy food offerings to our staff and guests using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, to our extensive facility-wide recycling program.

At the Convention Centre, you will join an extraordinary team recognized for a commitment to delivering unparalleled, seamless service to our guests and leadership in all aspects of our business. Our leaders are passionate about the growth of others, investing the time to coach, teach and advise every day. Leaders look for talent and find opportunities for that talent to flourish and shine.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Possess a complete understanding of the building's event electrical and plumbing limitations and creatively remove any limitations to the client or internal requests within budgetary constraints.
  • Analyze the operational challenges between event bookings, highlighting interdepartmental awareness, and providing guidance in order to adjust required resources for success.
  • Create comprehensive and complex event electrical plans that are executed utilizing available resources within event deadlines.
  • Manage, lead, and oversee a cohesive Event Technician team ensuring diversity across multiple levels of qualifications, skill sets, and industry experiences.
  • Resolve any client, exhibitor orders, service complaints or issues.

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

  • Full Entertainment (FE) Certification with Field Safety Representative Certification or Journey-person Red Seal Interprovincial Electrical Certification is considered an asset.
  • Experience in the event industry, venue logistics, operations, build outs and procedures across multiple departments and buildings is preferred.
  • Leadership experience with a proven ability to motivate and engage with employees.
  • You demonstrate exceptional communication skills, whether explaining, offering feedback, handling conflict, or sharing a vision. You are able to communicate a clear, simple, and detailed message.
  • You hold yourself and your team accountable to service excellence through establishing high standards, measuring performance and implementing initiatives of continuous improvement.
  • You will be able to handle a high-pressure environment that requires fast-paced decision making and strict timelines.

This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative team dedicated to achieving outstanding results.

The team at PavCo thanks you for your application.

Job Type: Full-time

 

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