Director, Redevelopment, Facilities & Bio Medical Engineering - Joseph Brant Hospital

  • Promeus
  • Nov 06, 2018
Full time

Job Description

Director, Redevelopment, Facilities & Bio Medical Engineering

Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is a full-service community teaching hospital serving the communities of Halton and Hamilton, including Burlington, Waterdown, Flamborough, Milton and Stoney Creek, with a skilled staff of 175 physicians, 1,500 full-and part-time staff and more than 600 volunteers. In conjunction with McMaster University, JBH is a Clinical Education Campus, and designated as an Academic Community Teaching Hospital.

As part of a $450M redevelopment project, JBH recently opened its new seven storey state-of-art Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower which features a new Emergency Department; 172 acute inpatient beds; 9 new Operating Rooms and a new post-anaesthetic care unit; an expanded Diagnostic Imaging Department; expanded medical, surgical and outpatient services; expanded Cancer Clinic; expanded Intensive Care Unit; renovated Special Care Nursery, level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; an expanded and modernized laboratory; and 70 per cent single-patient rooms. As JBH continues this journey, there are several other planned milestones that will continue through 2018/2019 and include additional renovations and upgrades.

The Position

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Administration and CFO (EVP), the Director, Redevelopment, Facilities & Bio Medical Engineering (Director) will lead and coordinate all stages for capital projects under the Ministry of Health Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Capital Planning Process, and provide operational and strategic direction to the Hospital, as it relates to capital planning, redevelopment and physical plant operations. The Director will lead a portfolio that includes: Capital Projects, Redevelopment and Bio Medical Engineering. Working in partnership with the EVP and with key partners, the Director will be instrumental in creating the strategy and mapping out the approach for the Hospital’s ongoing and future redevelopment projects and leading the execution of this plan in becoming a reality.  

Inherent in the role will be the ability of the Director to lead JBH’s continued agenda of growth and modernization as well as to support innovation and enable a culture of learning. In partnership with the EVP, the Director will play a key role in developing and fostering successful strategic partnerships with the Hospital Foundation, the Ministry, the community, and broader hospital operations.

Key leadership initiatives for the new Director will be to:

  • Oversee current capital redevelopment initiatives that include projects related to facility upgrades, unit/program renovations and modernization initiatives, including the acquisition of an MRI, and renovations of the Labour and Delivery, and Mental Health units.
  • Advance JBH’s growth agenda by contributing to plans for early stage Phase 2 redevelopment and an ambitious Master Plan targeting future expansion of the existing hospital site.
  • Liaise with the MOHLTC officials and Infrastructure Ontario relative to all facets of major capital redevelopment projects and lead the selection process to engage consultants and prequalification of contractors.
  • Facilitate, organize and manage all relevant issues and coordinating all relevant deliverables associated with securing approvals from the MOHLTC.
  • Work with key partners to set a clear direction, create a vision, and establish effective project teams.


The successful candidate will have at least 5-7 years of progressive leadership experience, preferably in a similarly complex health care environment. He/she will have capital planning and project execution experience, and have demonstrated their ability to manage large projects, keep stakeholders effectively involved in the process, and meet key milestones and deadlines. In addition to large-scale capital redevelopment experience, the candidate will be an exceptional communicator and relationship builder, effective at promoting collaboration and managing change.

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman, at

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Burlington, ON