Door Hardware and Lock Systems Specialist

VFO Building Operations

Competition No.  -    S103948067
Posting Date  -    Jun 14, 2022
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.
Position Type  -    Full Time - Operating Funded
Salary Range  -    $58,675 to $81,208 per year
Grade  -    10
Hours  -    35

This competition is open to all applicants however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page.


Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Position Summary

As an integral part of Engineering & Operations, the Door Hardware and Lock Systems Specialist is responsible for managing the design, implementation, life cycle planning and tracking of the door hardware and lock systems deployed on campus. The University has over 200 000 doors across North Campus, South Campus, Campus St. Jean as well as the Edmonton Research Station and Botanical Gardens, all of which have hardware and associated locks and keys.

This position is important to reducing the overall physical security risk to the institution by ensuring that policies and procedures pertaining to key control are kept current and design and installation standards are adhered to. In addition this position engages and consults with internal and external consultants, contractors, and building users and provides estimates for project and/or maintenance work.


Door Hardware and Lock Systems Management - 60%

  • Design, develop, and maintain master-keying systems.
  • Maintain, renew and evolve associated standards and guidelines for door hardware and master-keying systems for implementation across the entire University portfolio of buildings.
  • Monitor door hardware systems to assess appropriate life and level of maintenance to ensure best value for hardware used in our buildings.
  • Provides technical support to operations staff to resolve complex operational issues.
  • Sources replacement components, and manages product updates and enhancements that are above the general availability for locksmith staff.
  • Arranges and administers service contracts for vendors and their system components.
  • Produces, edits and maintains as-built system documentation, user manuals, and operating procedures.
  • Identity and resolve advanced application and code related errors.

Work Management (Maintenance, Renovation and New Construction Projects) - 25%

  • Establishes and continually improves standards and procedures (sequence of operations) for connections/interfaces to existing electronic card access systems.
  • Guides designers with the application of standards.
  • Reviews consultant design packages.
  • Coordinates internal control and security installation projects.
  • Coordinates the related work of maintenance tradesmen and building operators.
  • Participates in the commissioning and testing process, including system verification.
  • Designs and prepares construction documents using internal staff, and/or manages external consultants to perform design services.
  • Implements automation system construction projects, and/or manages external contractors to perform work.
  • Detail and estimate complex projects accurately and cost effectively.

Policy, Planning, Design and Analysis -15%

  • Analyzes and resolves all emergent issues relating to policy, planning and design.
  • Applies unique and intuitive knowledge of many proprietary systems (hardware and software), gained either through experience or training by the system manufacturer.
  • Completes cost/benefit analysis.
  • Prepares and administers construction and maintenance contracts.
  • Presents proposals to users and supervisors.
  • Represents the Engineering & Operations unit at consultant and contractor meetings.
  • Creates technical reports and specifications.
  • Interprets Alberta Building and Alberta Safety Codes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Grade 12 High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Architectural Hardware Consultant (AHC) Certification or Door+Hardware Consultant (DHC).
  • Certification via DHI are required.
  • Consideration will be given to candidates with Door+Hardware Technician (DHIT), Access Control.
  • System Consultant (ACSC) or Electrified Hardware Consultant (EHC) Certifications who are in pursuit of their DHC and have adequate experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of practical related industry experience.
  • Certified Journeyperson Locksmith (in Alberta) would be considered an asset.
  • Working knowledge of institutional or commercial electronic locking systems and door hardware.
  • Familiarity with computer systems as well as CAD applications.
  • Strong verbal communications and a courteous manner in dealing with stakeholders/customers.
  • Ability to work independently on a wide range of projects and equipment.

    How to Apply

    Apply Online

    Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.