Building Superintendent

Paramount Management

The Lawen Group is the controlling company for Dexel and Paramount Management, providing property development and management services across Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). Since 1972, the Lawen Group has forged a reputation for superior construction and management for a large portfolio of properties including 1,200 residential units and 300,000 square feet of commercial retail and office space throughout HRM.

Summary Description:

Responsible for day-to-day effective operations of one or more multi-unit residential properties through preventative maintenance, building improvements, policy adherence and quality tenant relations.


    • Conduct responsive, respectful and professional tenant relations including address lease violations and tenant enquiries
    • Responsible for building attractive appearance and appealing atmosphere including cleanliness, organization and good repair
    • Perform General interior and exterior maintenance including repairs, painting, minor plumbing and electrical, appliance issues, upgrades, renovations and landscaping
    • Deliver emergency, preventative, corrective and seasonal maintenance according to priority and pre-determined schedules
    • Ensure policies, procedures and operations are implemented effectively and efficiently while maintaining full compliance with applicable current regulations and contracts
    • Maintain and conduct property inspection; including mechanical systems, common areas, units, fire safety as well as building envelope
    • Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety regulations and ensure compliance including participate in required training
    • Advise on vendor and supplier contract terms and scheduling
    • Conduct inventory control of maintenance/cleaning supplies and equipment
    • Maintain accurate and comprehensive work order documents and logs

     Education / Training:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

     Related Experience:

  • Five years’ experience in related role
  • Property management
  • Maintenance technician
  • Skilled trade

     Skills / Knowledge:

  • Working computer skills including MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings and manuals
  • Working knowledge of building operating systems including water systems, electrical, heating, cooling, fire and sprinkler, fire pump and generator
  • Basic understanding of contract terms and residential leases
  • Knowledge of maintenance practices, procedures, standards and requirements
  • Comprehensive knowledge of building code


  • Excellent maintenance diagnostic and remediation aptitudes
  • Manage multiple tasks and ability to meet deadlines
  • Customer service orientation
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills working with diverse styles
  • Responsive to changing priorities and requirements
  • Consistently professional in demeanor and appearance
  • Well-developed organization and strong problem-solving skills
  • Team and collaboration skills
  • Exhibit tact and composure under pressure
  • Reliable and demonstrate strong work ethic

Work Conditions:

Interior and exterior work in all weather conditions, field assignments, high requirement for physical inspections and visits to properties, resulting in frequent physical exertion

As the successful candidate, you will be joining an entrepreneurial organization that manages some of the most recognizable and creative residential buildings in Halifax. You will have the opportunity to be a part of properties that will shape the city’s future, and you will be rewarded with a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Please submit a resume and cover letter HERE

While we do appreciate all applicants interest in the position, only those selected to move on to the interview process will be contacted.