Equipment Planner

City Surrey
Job ID 2022-10665
Corporate Professionals - Non-Clinical - Lower Mainland Facilities Management
Posting Date
5 months ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Facilities Planning & Real Estate
Salary at Time of Posting
$39.76-$57.15 per hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and long-term care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable places to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.


We are proud of the innovation, dedication, integrity and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.


Position Highlights:

Do you have a broad knowledge of clinical services and equipment used in healthcare?  Are you highly competent in MS excel with a good understanding of databases?   If so, bring your comprehensive knowledge of the health care industry in delivery systems, project management, and analytical thinking and evaluation skills to develop, review, and refine project equipment lists, and coordinate the procurement and commissioning of equipment to complete the project.


As an Equipment Planner for Facilities Management, your work will include the following:

  • Collaborate with project planning teams to develop and finalize equipment lists for the implementation phase of capital projects.
  • Organize and chair structured, productive meetings with project leaders, working groups, and clinical committees.
  • Review the equipment budget planning and forecasting responsibilities, including project requirements.
  • Develop strategies and processes to manage and minimize the organization’s contractual and technical risk.
  • Develop specifications, details and transfer analysis of all clinical equipment requirements.
  • Contribute to integrated project timeline and ensure activities and cost targets are adhered to by working with user groups to complete assigned target dates.
  • Prepare and present detailed work plans and regular status reports to project teams and leadership. You will also identify and report equipment and equipment-related problems or deviations.
  • Work with project team and procurement agents to develop detailed procurement strategies and schedules aligned with construction schedule and budget.
  • Develop and implement equipment delivery, installation and commissioning plan once construction is complete.
  • Conduct research to ensure evidence-based information is provided throughout the project planning processes to identify and resolve critical path issues and to develop appropriate means to resolve these path issues.

Our Equipment Planning team digs into the details, requiring long periods of intense focus and attention to detail. Your core responsibilities are guided by critical schedules and deadlines’, so functioning effectively under pressure is key. All members of the Equipment Planning team seek to improve processes to deliver greater accuracy more efficiently.


Are you motivated to join our team? We will be looking for you to have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, clinical engineering, biomedical technology, or health technology
  • 5 to 7 years’ recent, related experience with complex medical equipment
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience with MS Project, Visio, and Access is an asset
  • Project Management training or demonstrated knowledge of the domain is an asset

Build on your career and be a part of our dedicated team with Facilities Management.

This is a regular full-time position based at our Central City office in Surrey, BC.


Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


Valued Benefits

We offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of Facilities Management professionals in a dynamic, forward-thinking and rewarding health care environment. The technical experience and expertise you bring to this role will not only enhance and improve the strength of the Facilities Management team but will also help make a huge impact.

Are you passionate about building an engaging environment that supports and challenges others to achieve their goals? If so, we encourage you to apply today and take the next step in your career so we can continue the conversation and make a difference in the communities we serve. We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.




Detailed Overview

Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health including service delivery that is centered around patients/clients/residents and families:

Responsible for developing, reviewing and coordinating clinical equipment needs throughout the planning process including the development of specifications details and inventory assessment of all clinical equipment requirements for various projects at Fraser Health (FH); works with a project planning team to establish, review and incorporate equipment lists into the planning and implementation phase of capital projects; assists with the developing the equipment budget and the installation of clinical equipment; maintains a project equipment database for FH.


  1. Works with the project planning teams to develop strategies and processes to manage and minimize FH contractual and technical risk associated with budget planning, design integration, equipment specifications, selection and installation of all project related equipment; develops strategies and processes for collecting, tracking, reviewing and maintaining all clinical equipment data.

  2. Establishes a process with the user group of a capital project for the development and review of the equipment list that responds to a desired and documented operational plan; prepares business cases around equipment budget planning and forecasting including project requirements.

  3. Conducts research to ensure evidence-based information is provided throughout the project planning processes to identify and resolve critical path issues and to develop appropriate means to resolve these path issues.

  4. Develops project schedules and ensures activities and cost targets are adhered to by working with user groups to complete assigned to target dates; identifies and report equipment and equipment-related problems or deviations from the approved plan; prepared justification reports as needed to accompany any requested equipment changes

  5. Consults with Clinical and Facilities Planners in establishing and reviewing clinical equipment lists ensuring that appropriate specifications are established and design reflects user requirements and needs; prepares equipment lists and associated budget and funding source; develops a procurement strategy including organizing equipment based on dollar value in consultation with the Procurement Department; confirms that adequate funding is in place.

  6. Works with the other team members to ensure that facility design accommodates equipment space and functional requirements including utilization needs; reviews proposed equipment lists and facility plans with user groups to ensure architectural, electrical and/or plumbing plan support such equipment; performs site inspections to ensure proper dimensional specifications and services have been provided for equipment installations.

  7. Works with external consultants to identify specific manufacturers and equipment models to ensure established standard, user needs and safety protocols are maintains during equipment selection, installation and user training; integrates existing equipment inventory into room standards and tailors equipment requirements to the specific department requirements.

  8. Manages risks and issues related to equipment to ensure project integrity, escalating issues as appropriate; prepares status reports at project milestones that reflect progress, budget, risks and issues.

  9. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge base of medical equipment, clinical products and technological advances by reviewing literature, attending product forms and networking with suppliers and vendors.

  10. Participates in equipment planning meetings and/or committees as it relates to budgeting, evidence-based practice, asset management and equipment forecasting, as requested.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, clinical engineering, biomedical technology, or health technology, supplemented with five (5) to seven (7) years' recent, related experience with complex medical equipment.

Skills and Abilities

Demonstrates the LEADS capabilities of Leads Self, Engages Others, Achieves Results, Develops Coalitions and supports Systems Transformation.

Professional/Technical Capabilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in collaboration/consultation with others

  • Comprehensive knowledge of health care delivery systems

  • Knowledge of project management principles and methodologies

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and evaluation skills

  • Ability to develop and maintain rapport with others

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic environment with changing priorities

  • Ability to persuade and provide leadership and guidance to others

  • Ability to operate related equipment including related software applications

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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