The Project Manager reports to the Director, Project Implementation and is responsible for the successful implementation of recurring and non-recurring capital projects as assigned. The position provides support to the core business of the Operations Divisions by contributing to the development of preventive maintenance programs; providing expert advice; undertaking specialised investigations and finding solutions to technical problems. The Project Manager participates in the effective performance of the project management team and works closely with planning section staff in preparing capital budgets and long range plans.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages Capital Maintenance Projects:
Manages assigned capital repair, renovation and improvement projects from planning to completion, including control over quality, cost and schedule in accordance with corporate policies and procedures.
Reviews assigned projects with Planning Section staff to ensure scope definition and project justification is clear, concise and accurate and corporate standards for project approvals are maintained. Prepares preliminary designs and class "C" cost estimates for assigned capital budget line items.
Prepares final project design either independently or jointly with design support as needed to ensure design is economical, practical, reflects current professional and trade practices and utilizes appropriate construction products and materials. Prepares Class "B" cost estimates and obtains approval for variance from approved budget allocation. Prepares contract specifications and drawings to obtain bids in accordance with corporate purchasing policies.
Administers contracts for projects assigned including the co-ordination of bid closing and award; the monitoring and control of project schedule and cost and authorising the release of security and holdback at close out of contract. Carries out field review independently or jointly with inspection support as needed to ensure that the contract specifications are followed; that the contract performance is acceptable and that deficiencies are identified and corrected. Reviews contemplated change orders, shop drawings and mock-ups, prepares change orders, deficiency notices and letters of default where warranted, authorises progress payments and initiates other control mechanisms as required for the successful completion of the work.
Prepares requests for proposals to retain consulting services for projects with external design and supervision resources identified. Administers consulting contracts in accordance with corporate policies including evaluation of proposals, recommending award, verifying deliverables, authorising payments and monitoring and control of completion of overall consulting assignment.
Maintains records, inputs data and produces status reports relevant to projects assigned including maintaining project files, input of cost and schedule status and producing standardized status reports.
Provides technical support to Operations Divisions:
Provides expert technical advice to Operations Division as an in-house consultant for operational maintenance issues.
Assists with development of preventive maintenance programs as assigned in support of Operations Division responsibilities for maintenance.
Investigates building conditions to assist Operations Division with technical problems. Identifies potential causes, makes recommendations for solutions and supervises work to completion if identified as a capital non-programmed item. Provides written analysis and formal reports when required.
A typical candidate will have the following qualifications and experience. Exceptional candidates with different qualifications will be considered at the discretion of the employer if demonstrated experience, knowledge and ability warrant.
A post-secondary diploma in engineering or architectural technology.
A minimum (5) five years’ experience in construction and/or building retrofit projects with progressive responsibility for design work and/or preparation of contract specifications.
A minimum (2) two years’ experience in project management with responsibility for contract procurement, acceptance of project deliverables, monitoring and control of cost and overseeing project schedule.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Extensive knowledge of construction and building science related to residential buildings, especially low and high rise structures.
Extensive knowledge of design standards, building codes, building components and materials.
Sound knowledge of computer assisted drafting software (AutoCAD Architech or similar).
Extensive knowledge of contract administration and project management, including cost, budget and schedule control, contract resolution and the Mechanics Lien Act.
Extensive knowledge of the production and interpretation of construction specifications.
Sound knowledge of fire protection and energy efficiency systems in buildings.
Excellent organisational skills including the ability to set priorities and co-ordinate diverse and conflicting activities.
Ability to manage and control budgets.
Capacity to operate effectively in a team environment with excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
Analytical skills to resolve problems, capacity to undertake research and ability to write reports directed at non-specialists.
Understanding of the values and objectives of a social housing organisation and commitment to support those objectives.
Effective written and oral communication skills relating to diverse audiences.
Capacity to use office automation products such as spreadsheets and databases to assist in personal analytical work.
The core competencies to effectively perform in this position are Delivers Great Service, Builds Strong Work Relationships and Puts Learning to Work.
It is expected that these behaviours are demonstrated up to and including the specified level for each competency. Click here for the full competency profile.
Delivers Great Service
Builds Strong Work Relationships
Puts Learning to Work
Ability to communicate fluently orally and in writing in English.
A functional capacity to communicate orally in French is desirable
Project Management Professional (PMP) designation as well as a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) is an asset.
Must possess a valid Class “G” driver’s license or equivalent and provide a personal vehicle for business use.
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