Asset Management Advisor

Location: Thunder Bay or Brantford                                                      

Closing Date:  Open

The mandate of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is to provide engineering and technical advisory services to all Unaffiliated First Nations and Tribal Councils in Ontario. 

The Asset Management Advisor will work under the direction of the Director of Engineering & Infrastructure Services and supervision of the Senior O&M Advisor to support the Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Program activities for First Nations infrastructure assets. This includes developing methods that helps improve First Nations O&M funding and processes that ensures effective operation & maintenance and planning procedures are applied in a cost-effective manner over the full life cycle of community infrastructure.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key member of the O&M team to drive Asset Management Planning and Climate Change Risks’ services to all First Nations in Ontario;
  • Review and manage value added strategies and capital improvements, with particular knowledge in the day-to-day operations & maintenance and planning of community infrastructure;
  • Providing advice, support and training to assess the risks and impacts of severe climate events on community infrastructure using the FN PIEVC/Asset Management Toolkit;
  • Develop effective asset management planning and procedures that assist in facilitating the short-medium-long-term sustainability to First Nations community infrastructure;
  • Create asset management plans and analytics that incorporates current infrastructure data, risks and conditional assessments, climate & climate risk assessments, GIS/GPS and life cycle costing;
  • Provide strategic advice that ensure First Nations infrastructure is operated & maintained in the most cost-effective manner over their full life cycle;
  • Provide support on First Nations current O&M reporting requirements and ensure reporting conform to Indigenous Services Canada policies;
  • Collaborate with all OFNTSC program practitioners to ensure programs activities are incorporated into asset management initiatives;
  • Ensure program reports & schedules are completed and submitted to the Director of Engineering & Infrastructure Services; and

Collaborate with various levels of government to advance asset management initiatives for First Nation communities in Ontario.


  • Jr. Engineer or College Diploma in Engineering Technology/Technician or other related discipline;
  • 2-5 years of technical competencies in design, operations & maintenance of infrastructure assets; and
  • Sensitivity to the culture and empathy of First Nations peoples.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Extensive traveling required through the Province of Ontario; and
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Please mark clearly on subject line of the email “Asset Management Adviser” and send your cover letter and resume with the attachment labelled as [LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_AssetManagementAdviser2020] to:

Melanie Debassige, Executive Director

Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation

195 Henry Street, Building #4, Unit #3

Brantford, Ontario, N3S 5C9

[email protected]

We thank all applicants, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date