The Manager, Realty Construction Projects is responsible for providing leadership to the Construction Projects team in developing an overall project management framework and program that supports corporate and department goals and objectives while meeting community needs.
The Manager, Realty Construction Projects supervises the project management of a variety of complex projects. This position supports strategic planning, budget development, work planning, human resources, staff development and change management and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to build working relationships that are mutually beneficial.
The Manager will also:
Manage capital facility construction and renewal programs, overseeing the construction team and projects for the department and client departments;
Develop and continuously improve/implement sound project management practices and methods for all project phases, as well as prioritize projects and develop project schedules;
Oversee building condition assessments and maintain data in AssetPlanner for long term asset planning, budgeting and funding models;
Establish tactical plans, objectives and metrics that contribute to strategic and annual plans;
Lead the development of process models, and framework around project planning;
Develop and implement strategies to optimize the lifecycle and value of City-owned buildings and properties;
Ensure the customer perspective is the driving force behind decisions and activities;
Manage budgets, track and report on project costs, scopes and schedules;
Develop project document schedules and communication tools to assist with change management strategies as well as policies, procedures and standards with respect to facilities construction;
Lead and promote a culture of health, safety and wellbeing, ensuring compliance with legislation and regulations;
Assist the director with the selection, evaluation and management of staff, vendors and external consultants;
Develop, engage and manage team members by establishing and assessing annual performance goals.
Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Superior project management skills with an ability to apply sound project management and consultation concepts and practices proactively to complex projects involving multiple stakeholders;
Excellent leadership abilities with well developed presentation and facilitation skills;
Demonstrates strong knowledge of purchasing principles and contract law;
Excellent communication skills;
Ability to build trust and credibility in a politically sensitive role with competing demands and priorities;
Strong computer skills including MS Office;
Advanced problem solving skills with the ability to negotiate, mediate and resolve conflicts, mitigate risks and cost overruns on projects;
Ability to undertake financial analyses for the purpose of demonstrating project feasibility;
Able to motivate, mediate, coach and mentor staff and project teams;
Ability to work in a politically sensitive environment while demonstrating tact and diplomacy;
Excellent leadership skills with the ability to coach, motivate and develop employees; and
Strong knowledge of municipal policies, procedures, bylaws and applicable legislation and regulations.
Completion of a four (4) year university degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Architecture or a related field is required;
Five (5) years of supervisory experience in capital works project management is required. Preference will be given to applicants with supervisory experience in capital works project management within in a unionized environment;
Must possess a professional designation and in good standing with related society or association (e.g., P.Eng, OAA);
Able to obtain and maintain a Government of Canada Level II (SECRET) Security Clearance – if required;
Considerable experience in the application of safety principles and practices;
Experience with contract law, purchasing procedures, accessibility standards, FAD guidelines, and working with project teams to achieve results;
Working knowledge/experience with Ameresco AssetPlanner software would be an asset;
Working with Heritage and LEED buildings would be an asset;
Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” Ontario driver’s license;
Required to obtain and maintain satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check) at own expense;
Ability to work outside regular business hours as needed;
Access to own transportation as needed;
Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.
The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality – ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.