Capital Program Manager
Requisition ID: 22118
Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose & Function
The Capital Program Manager is responsible for the planning and coordination of capital construction programs in the Streets Design branch. These programs include regular pavement and sidewalk rehabilitation of the regional Major Road Network and the City’s arterial and local roads. The Capital Program Manager manages budgets related to the repair and rehabilitation of the City’s Streets assets (over $50M), and leads the annual, 4-year, 10-year and 30-year capital planning efforts.
Reporting to the Manager, Streets Design Branch, the successful candidate will manage a small team that oversees the Local Improvement Program. The Capital Program Manager will work regularly with City Council, Director, Streets Division, other branches within Engineering Services and Finance.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Capital Program Management
- Leads the development of the multi-year capital work plans for Streets Design
- Leads the day to day management of the branch’s capital budgets
- Ensures coordination between Streets Design, Operations groups and internal design branches in the planning of capital programs
- Prepares submissions for Engineering Services’ Capital Budget and construction planning processes
- Sets, tracks and analyzes operational performance goals and metrics, including costs and schedules
- Prepares/revises long range plans with branch staff
- Liaises with key stakeholders (internal and external)
- Collaborates with Engineering staff at all levels to implement related best practices and program enhancements within branches
- Effectively articulates the branch vision and objectives and engaging department staff to promote new infrastructure and asset management goals, objectives and methods
- Participates as a member and key stakeholder of cross-functional working groups to ensure alignment between the asset management program and supporting software/processes and providing input to system enhancement priorities
- Provides leadership as a subject matter expert within and outside of the organization
Local Improvement Program
- Reviews and develops policy to support the local improvement programs
- Leads on-going process improvement to ensure LI program is efficient and transparent
- Acts as City representation at Council for LI-related issues
- Tracks progress and produces metrics to support the program
- Provides leadership and guidance to staff, including hiring, assigning responsibilities, evaluating and reporting on performance, coaching, mentoring, training and development.
- Other duties/responsibilities as assigned
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business with a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and minimum eight years of related experience leading multi-disciplinary teams through the various stages of complex development projects, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Experience developing and reporting on projects and programs, researching and preparing business cases for various projects and initiatives, developing analyses and reports; and formulating options for presentation and decision-making.
- Experience in managing teams and diverse stakeholder groups, including internal and external management of specialist personnel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Solid knowledge of municipal infrastructure, particularly in the areas of public works asset management principles
- Working knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Board tangible capital asset related directives and their impact on managing assets.
- Extensive knowledge of project management methodologies, practices, processes and policies and their application
- Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate, engage and mentor staff
- Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal and presentation skills
- Proven ability to organize, coordinate, and manage projects and project teams crossing multiple divisions, multiple business processes and multiple stakeholder groups
- Proven ability to innovate, lead and implement change in the workplace
- perspectives, develop consensus, and secure cooperation and support from both stakeholders and team members
- Proven ability to converse with, write reports for and create/deliver presentations to all levels of colleagues and peer groups in ways that support problem solving and planning.
- Proven ability to manage large workloads, set priorities and multitask effectively
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with technical and professional staff, as well as external third parties
- Demonstrated ability to manage change and assist others with adapting to change
- Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and resolve conflicts arising within the project team or in interactions with others in the most advantageous manner to all parties
Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: March 2021
Position End Date: November 2021
Application Close: February 24, 2021
At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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