Project Manager - Parking

Wed, 2021-02-03 15:02 -- pgrundy
City of Kingston
Job Description: 

Opening Statement
Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary
The Project Manager, Construction FMCS provides expertise and leadership for coordinating all aspects of the construction of large-scale projects. The Project Manager reviews and directs the work of staff and consultants and oversees the planning, implementation, and tracking of specific strategic projects for Facilities Management & Construction Services.

Key Responsibilities

Demonstrate initiative and effective planning and organizational skills to manage and monitor the full cycle of assigned large scale project(s)

Plan and ensure compliance with related policies and legislation

Continually analyze spending to ensure effective use of resources, ensuring the most efficient ways of completing work are investigated

Demonstrate sound knowledge of various budgets and funding sources and ensure optimal utilization

Apply sound project management practices and methods during the entire project lifecycle including research, design, implementation, public engagement, measurement, and follow up as well as using effective documentation and technology to manage the project and communicate progress

Demonstrate strategic thinking and sound judgment to prioritize and organize various project phases in line with Council and department priorities/workplans and risk analysis

Develop related project schedules, charters, work breakdowns, and communication tools to assist with public engagement and change management

Prepare various project reports, communications, and budget reports

Manage from the feasibility stage through to the development, design, documentation, tendering, contract award, construction, and commissioning phases of projects

Provide direction to consultants in regards to project scheduling, monitoring critical paths, developing strategies and project charters to ensure success

Assist in policy and program development, asset management, and the development of technical standards

Review proposals, plans and research to provide comments and recommend opportunities

Collect, compile, analyze, and present data to key stakeholders

Develop and manage contracts with various external parties

Ensure site safety, environmental standards, quality of materials and quality of workmanship meet or exceed identified standards

Communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely to city staff, engineers, contractors, architects and vendors

Establish strong relationships and demonstrate sound public relations skills at various stages of projects to promote, communicate, collaborate, and respond to enquiries

Act as the liaison, negotiator and facilitator, working in tandem with other City departments and in alignment with various city and/or community plans and strategies

Provide guidance and support to a team and communicate with clients and contractors

Facilitate or attend public, committee and council meetings as required

Promote and model City values while working in a politically sensitive environment

Responsible for preparing and managing the project plan, the project budget, scheduling, and implementation

Provide leadership and direction to a team and delegate tasks to capitalize on employee strengths

Build and maintain effective relationships by collaborating with employees, consultants, contractors, and other partners in order to maximize efficiency

Qualifications, Competencies
University degree in engineering or architecture or a related field

5 years of recent and relevant practical related experience managing/leading large projects from feasibility to completion while dealing with a diverse group of stakeholders; including 2 years experience with regulations, legislation governing construction in Ontario with familiarity with the various CCDC contracts, experience in the public sector or comparable multi-stakeholder environment

5 years recent and relevant experience in the design, construction, and restoration/rehabilitation of parking structures/garages is an asset

2 years recent and relevant experience with heritage buildings, sustainable design (LEED) and accessibility planning is an asset

Municipal government experience in a unionized environment preferred

Hold and maintain membership in professional association (e.g. Professional Engineers of Ontario or Ontario Association of Architects)

Preference will be given to candidates who have several years of demonstrated experience leading parking structure/garage design, construction, and restoration/rehabilitation projects

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Must have excellent communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills with the ability to influence others

Strong, effective customer service and interpersonal skills

Ability to work in a team environment, liaise with key stakeholders and to function effectively with minimal supervision

Advanced computer skills including MS Office

Strong time and project management skills with the ability to multi-task

Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to gather and interpret information

Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to formulate solutions to complex issues

Valid class “G” driver’s licence

Required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check at candidates’ expense

Closing Statement
Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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English: Fluent