Manager of Projects
School District invites applications from individuals for the position of
Manager of Projects.
the third largest school district in the province we are located within a 40
minute drive from downtown Vancouver.
The school district has a population of 33,000 students with
approximately 3,500 teaching, administrative, managerial and support staff.
Manager of Projects is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and
completing minor and major capital projects and maintenance including project
and financial management and accountability.
position involves expertise in technical, contractual, planning and financial
activities in particular for new school construction, major renovations,
additions and major maintenance projects.
He/she will need to reconcile the wants and needs of user groups, the
realities of long term maintenance considerations and the limitations of
budgets. The Manager of Projects negotiates
fees and construction costs, directs activities of architects, consultants,
contractors and liaises with school administrators on behalf of the school
board. Financial recordkeeping of
individual projects on computer is required. The employee exercises
considerable independence of judgment and action in order to maintain the
project budget and schedule for several projects simultaneously.
Manager of Projects reports to the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Facilities
and Planning Services.
- Manages production of contract
documentation and administers contracts including correspondence, plans
and specifications, approval documentation, notices of changes, change
orders, contractual notices and invoices.
- Liaises with architects,
consultants, contractors, municipal authorities, and school administrators
to ensure that the interests and needs of the school board are reflected
in the final project.
- Supervises one or more Capital
Contract Inspectors and/or Capital Projects Coordinators.
- Participates in a consultative
process with facility users, designers, and senior management during the
planning phase of projects.
- Prepares funding submissions to the
ministry, capital planning estimates of future projects and project
- Manages assigned projects from
start to completion ensuring legislative and contract compliance for
satisfactory project completion.
Works closely with the Principal, Facilities Initiatives, on design and
- Carries out periodic field reviews
of contract progress to ensure general conformance with the contract
documents and prepares progress reports. Ensures satisfactory contractor
performance; directs the change order process.
- Ensures satisfactory project
completion within the authorized budget.
- Provides computerized financial
recordkeeping of ongoing projects by reviewing and approving invoices,
preparing and maintaining detailed project cost reports showing
commitments, expenditures and available or received funding. Prepares
design aid sheets for existing buildings and proposed projects.
contract and legal dispute processes as required. Provides dispute and
claims resolution advice for senior management on legal claims issues.
Retains contract lawyers as required to mitigate potential disputes.
Resolves contractual issues up to designated level. Recommends and carries
out contract termination in cases of unsatisfactory performance.
Knowledge and Abilities
knowledge of construction contract law, CCDC documents, CCAC documents,
public tendering practicing, bonding and surety, bid depository rules and
- Thorough knowledge of up-to-date
building technology for architectural, mechanical, electrical and
structural disciplines. Thorough knowledge of materials and methods used
in building construction. Considerable knowledge of contracting practices,
sub-trade management and C.P.M. project scheduling.
- Ability to read and understand
drawings and specifications.
- Ability to recognize errors,
deficiencies and faulty workmanship of designers and contractors.
- Ability to develop, implement and
maintain detailed Critical Path schedules.
- Ability to effectively utilize
Windows computers including word processing, spreadsheets, database, and
- Ability to communicate effectively
and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
co-workers, school and maintenance staff, consultants, city inspectors and
- Ability to provide technical
information and advice in matters relating to major projects.
Required Education and
graduation in Engineering, Planning or Architecture plus minimum five years
supervisory project experience, or Registered Quantity Surveyor with minimum
five years project management experience.
Consideration will also be given to a graduate of an Institute of Technology
with appropriate experience.
Licenses, Certificates and Registrations
for registration as a Professional Engineer, Planner or Architect, or as an
Applied Science Technologist in an appropriate discipline.
B.C. driver’s License. (Business use of personal vehicle may be required.)
competitive salary is offered along with a generous benefits package. The
successful applicant will be required to successfully complete two criminal
To apply, please forward your resume and three
reference contacts to Cferguson@sd43.bc.ca,
604-937-6758, or 550 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6A7
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