The Associate-Director of Project Management reports to the Director Project Management, Facilities Operations and Development, and assists the Director in managing the Project Management processes, including design, constructions, and execution of all construction and renovation projects undertaken by the University. The Associate Director manages and supervises, in collaboration with other Associate directors, assigned in-house project management resources (teams composed of senior project managers, project managers, and assistant project managers) as well as external project management consultants appointed for specific mandates .Projects are executed in a very complex organizational and logistical environment, in a diversified portfolio of occupied buildings totaling 800,000 m2 in area, including state-of-the-art 21st century research facilities and unique 19th century heritage structures. Typical projects are leading edge research laboratories, multi-media active learning classrooms, teaching laboratories, service infrastructure renewals, and building envelope renovations. Generally 150 -200 projects are completed per year for a total value of approximate $100 million.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Defines in collaboration with the Director, strategic priorities with respect to capital budget planning, planning, prioritization and execution of capital renewal projects to address accumulated deferred maintenance problems, and appropriate methods of construction project delivery.
- Provides pro-active supervision of in-house project manager teams, including project assignment, resource-leveling, and performance appraisal; and ensures that all institutional HR policies, Project Management processes and practices are respected.
- Provides pro-active direction and guidance of external project management consultants with respect to the fulfilment of their contract mandates.
- Leads his/her team of project managers to assure that projects meet scope and are executed on schedule and on budget to the satisfaction of the end user/client. Also, insuring that all projects meet proper quality, regulatory and code requirements.
- Directs the application of appropriate building codes and regulations and directs the implementation of University policies and standards.
- Defines and implements in collaboration with the Director, strategic objectives with respect to the editing and/or revision of standard contract and tender documents. In collaboration with the Director, coach and train in-house staff in the art and science of construction project management.
- Fosters alongside the Director, a working culture with staff based on empowerment, continuous learning, transparency, collaboration and mutual support.
- Fosters alongside the Director, attitudes of teamwork, unity of purpose, and cooperation among project stakeholders, including business partners, construction professionals and contractors.
Education and Experience:
Eight (8) years' related experience
Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:
University degree in architecture or engineering is preferred. Minimum of 10 years experiences in pertinent Construction project Management positions an asset. Experience in managing & overseeing Project Management resources. Member of the Ordre des architectes du Québec or the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. PMP certification is essential. Comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry, its practices and procedures, and construction technology, means and methods. Excellent fluency in English and French, written and spoken. Proven ability to lead people and create unity of purpose. Ability to develop and maintain project budgets, cash flow projections and schedules. A preoccupation for customer service and customer focus. Proven skills in diplomacy and communications. Proven skills in team building and coaching. Ability to elicit excellence and high performance within staff. Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Facilities Management and Ancillary Services:
McGill University, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services (HR), Area Personnel Office
1010 Sherbrooke Street West, 10th floor
fmas.hr [at] mcgill.ca
*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*
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