Supervisor, Fire & Life Safety

Back to Job List

Date Posted: 6/3/2022

Location: CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa, ON, CAN

Reference No.: 2022-9603

Department: Property Security

Position Type: Full Time

Job Grade: E

Role Impact:

The Supervisor, Fire & Life Safety is responsible for overseeing the functional, technical and applied Life Safety program at a high-profile, mixed-use urban property. This position is tasked with ensuring adherence to applicable Fire and Building Codes, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Supervisor, Fire & Life Safety will assist the Manager, Fire & Life Safety to maintain company standards and implement industry practices in the areas of emergency management, operational management, maintain fire alarm and fire prevention equipment, and personnel & staffing.


What you will deliver:


  • Planning and oversight of all property F&LS, and OHS training, in line with company and industry standards.
  • Evaluate operation of Life Safety & Fire Alarm systems by inspecting, recording and scheduling maintenance repairs as required, to ensure company inspection and maintenance standard are upheld.
  • Assist with annual service contracts administration.
  • Review drawings, blueprints for code compliance and recommend modifications as required.
  • Support Property Action Plans and Security Risk Assessment (SRA) to ensure identified issues are addressed and resolved in an expedient and prioritized manner.
  • Enforce the Tenant Construction Manual and issue warnings and fines as required.
  • Communicate and conduct required annual evacuation drills as per code and collaborate closely with tenants and partners on their emergency preparedness response plans.
  • Collaborate closely with Project Management, Operations, and tenants prior to and throughout construction projects and ensure fire verification requirements are met.
  • Develop, implement and supervise operational procedures, processes and standards to facilitate ongoing and effective F&LS Management practice.
  • Ensure security personnel are trained in and aware of relevant emergency-related protocols.
  • Conduct annual tenant fire warden training.
  • Collaborate closely with emergency response authorities ensuring emergency response training is aligned with municipal requirements.
  • Administer and maintain property emergency notification system
  • Review and post the Fire Safety Plan, Standard Operating Procedures and Emergency Response Plan.
  • Create and deliver ongoing reviews of critical Emergency Response Plans utilizing engaging tabletop drills/exercises.
  • Support the property management team in the Emergency Operations Centre and oversee incident response activities at the location of the emergency to ensure efficiency and complete resolution.
  • Respond to calls for emergency assistance; fire, first aid or other related health & safety incidents in a timely manner.
  • Chair the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JH&SC) and assist in conducting accident investigations (where applicable).
  • Ensure property personnel are qualified, experienced and trained to be classified as "competent workers" as defined by EH&S legislation.
  • Maintain WHMIS training and compliance, annual First Aid, and C.P.R. training. Administer the training and maintenance of the Automatic External Defibrillator program.
  • Other duties as assigned


What your strengths are:


  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, blueprints and plans.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and time management skills
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealings with all levels of the organization and with external contacts
  • Ability to work in a challenging, fast-paced, multi-tasked environment
  • Flexible and adaptable in dealing with a diversity of situations and people
  • Good public speaking and presentation skills in group settings
  • Ability to delegate and empower effectively
  • Great teammate with a positive demeanour


What you need to succeed:


  • Completion of Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 years working in a fire and life safety capacity and 1 year in a supervisory capacity.
  • Enrolled in or completed the Emergency Management Certificate Program
  • Knowledge of WorkSafe/WCB requirements​
  • Knowledge of building operating systems and maintenance of fire and life safety systems and equipment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all applicable fire and life safety related laws, bylaws, regulations and codes for the province as well as federal and municipal legislation.
  • Digital literacy in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint or similar software
  • Solid understanding of NFPA Standards, fire safety system and suppression equipment/methods.
  • Knowledge of industry techniques and emergent trends in Fire & Life Safety.

Why you should join us:

At Cadillac Fairview we have been transforming communities for over 50 years.  We are so much more than our properties.  We are building leaders at all levels.  We offer the challenge of interesting work, a great organizational culture, the opportunity to collaborate with the best in the business, and support for your growth and development.  We reward values-based behavior and superior results with a competitive rewards package that includes best-in-class benefits and pension.  Imagine a place where you can make a difference!


At CF our everyday actions and critical business decisions are guided by our CF Values. Achieving results is naturally important for us and we achieve results through behaviours that are consistent with our CF Values.


Are you someone who believes in our values?


  • Aim Higher – we strive to exceed expectations
  • Own Your Expertise – we empower ourselves and each other
  • Collaborate Effectively – we bring the right people together to get the right results
  • Engage with Empathy – we objectively consider the needs of others
  • Embrace Change – we drive, learn from, and adapt to change


At CF you’ll join a diverse community and award-winning team where your talent and commitment to excellence are welcomed, valued and respected.  We’re ready to meet you there – are you?


CF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.  If you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment, assessment, and/or selection process, please notify your CF contact or email


CF currently has a vaccination policy that is a condition of employment.