Project Manager I – Project Delivery Branch (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada, V6A 4K6)

Requisition ID: 30754 


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Main Purpose and Function

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager in the Project Delivery Branch, the Project Manager I will assist in providing full life-cycle project management of complex, inter departmental civil infrastructure projects with multi-million dollar budgets.

The Project Manager will work collaboratively with multidisciplinary civil consultants, interdepartmentally within Engineering Services, and with other CoV departments such as Law, Planning, Parks, Facilities, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management and Development Services to identify stakeholder and partner requirements and ensure successful planning and implementation of projects. The Project Manager will help shape and advance project and quality management standards across the Department and be responsible for their practical and consistent application through the client business units in which the role operates.

It is anticipated that the successful applicant will support project management and coordination of several high profile, complex and high risk projects ranging between $1M to $50 M. These projects involve numerous internal and external stakeholders, expedited construction timelines, and challenging urban site conditions.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports the Senior Project Manager in design and construction of projects.
  • Collect, coordinate, and control the project lifecycle scope, cost, and schedule on select projects in the planning and implementation of capital construction projects related to infrastructure on City streets.
  • Develop and maintain project documentation, such as: Project Charter, Project Execution Plan, Project Schedule, Risk Register, Stakeholder Plan, Cost, and Progress Reports, etc.
  • Develop and build on established partnerships with internal and external stakeholders necessary to successfully deliver on project objectives; ensuring that stakeholders are identified, engaged, informed and given opportunities to shape project details as applicable.
  • Assists the Senior Project Manager with presentations, public engagement and meetings with various members of the public, stakeholder community groups, and partners. Facilitates stakeholder inputs to arrive at optimum solutions.
  • Support and administer contracts and management of technical consultants retained to support the planning, design and implementation of transportation and utility network modification projects.
  • Coordinate and manage departmental review processes for project design drawings and standards, escalating any identified conflicts as necessary to senior staff for resolution.
  • Coordinate and manage the construction of internally and externally delivered civil infrastructure projects, with a focus on minimizing impacts to residents, business owners and the public.


Education and Experience:

  • Formal training in Project Management methodologies, preferably consistent with those provided by PMI (Project Management Institute).
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation an asset.
  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Planning or Construction Management, from a recognized post-secondary institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Registration or eligibility to register as an EIT or P.Eng with EGBC is an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience in design and construction project management with progressively complex, business transformation projects leading multi-disciplinary teams, with preference in civil engineering and construction.
  • Experience in managing complex projects that include managing multiple consultants and contractors simultaneously.
  • Experience in developing and reporting on project and programs, and researching, for various projects and initiatives.
  • Experience in managing teams and diverse stakeholder groups, including internal and external coordination of design and field personnel.
  • Experience developing and reporting on project and programs, and researching, and preparing business cases for various projects and initiatives.
  • Experience working on projects with a value of over $50 million will be considered a strong asset.
  • Experience in hiring, developing, and managing staff in a unionized environment an asset


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and experience with Master Municipal Construction Document (MMCD) guidelines
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex project schedules.
  • Experience in project management including planning, detailed design, construction, and contract management of engineering projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to take on a leadership role and be proactive at resolving project conflicts in a timely and effective manner.
  • Proven experience in dealing with multiple tasks, and setting and meeting competing deadlines.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with internal clients and external partners.
  • Familiarity with the City’s street system and transportation policies and regulations.
  • Experience in dealing with multiple tasks, and setting and meeting competing deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project.
  • Advanced interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate technical information into material that can be easily understood by a broad audience through collaboration with content experts.
  • Excellent presentation skills to public and community groups including the ability to present results in graphical and written form.
  • Ability to direct and supervise the work of junior engineering/planning assistants and other unionized and non-unionized support staff.

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: September, 2021

Position End Date: August, 2023

Application Close: July 18, 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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