Project Manager II – Facilities Capital Projects – City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Project Manager II – Facilities Capital Projects

Requisition ID: 23482 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world’s most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose & Function
The Project Manager will provide oversight in the development of civic facilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for feasibility studies, budget cost estimates, planning, design, procurement, and project management involving the coordination of the consultant team, contractors, various City departments, and other authorities to meet the program needs of the client.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight of the development and upgrading of civic and related facilities
  • Develop operating and service agreements between property owners and City representatives
  • Represent the City interest in meetings as the owner’s Project Manager
  • Prepare project descriptions and/or conceptual plans to illustrate project requirements for project justification
  • Prepare project budget for approval by senior staff and Council; prepare Council Reports
  • Act as the City’s representative and liaise between consultants, clients and City departments in matters pertaining to projects program, design, construction and contracts.
  • Manage projects to ensure that the program requirements are incorporated into the project
  • Monitor the progress of the work related to budget, schedule, quality and completeness
  • Identify problems; evaluate if alternate approaches should be taken to meet the targets
  • Ensure that projects meet all the program requirements and are delivered within the approved budget and timelines
  • Review tenders and construction documents and obtain tenders; review plans at various stages for conformity with the program of requirements, review change orders, progress payment certificates and recommend payment
  • Review and maintain project cost data and issue monthly reports
  • Review construction to ascertain it is in general conformance with contract documents
  • Review consultants’ review and testing reports and recommend action where appropriate
  • Review legal agreements with consultants, contractors, etc., and recommend actions as appropriate
  • Liaise with Law Department on the agreements related to these spaces
  • Represent the Department on City committees as required
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • University degree in Engineering or Architecture; Registered Professional Engineer or Architect in the Province of BC
  • Project Management training/certificate such as a PMP designation would be an asset
  • Minimum of 10 years proven and progressive project management experience in facility development
  • Experience in the design and construction of civic buildings
  • Experienced in the project management of institutional buildings and related facilities
  • Experience in estimating costs of a variety of building types
  • Experience in preparing construction specifications and consulting agreements
  • Experience in structural design principles
  • Experience in preparing and managing capital budgets

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of institutional and sustainable building design and construction practices
  • Knowledge of municipal Permit practices
  • Ability to review, analyze and effectively critique building plans, specifications and contract documents
  • Ability to deal effectively with architects, engineers, contractors, City Departments and the general public to establish cooperative working relationships
  • Ability to analyze complex situations, determine appropriate courses of action and prepare reports related to the same for discussion
  • Ability to write clear, concise and complete reports
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Results-oriented with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects with tight time lines

Driver License and Record Checks

  • A current and valid BC Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record
  • A Police Record Check may be required.  A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.

Business Unit/Department: Real Estate & Facilities Mgmt (1100) 
Affiliation: Exempt 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 
Position Start Date: January 2020
Application Close: December 2, 2020

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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