Project Manager (MT0768, LOG2E GR05)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Associate Director, Project Management of Facilities Management and Ancillary Services of McGill University, the incumbent will act as the principal project manager on diverse capital projects at McGill University. Responsibilities will vary from being assigned on renovation and new construction, from research to teaching laboratories, masonry renovations, rehabilitation, to overall mechanical and/or electrical building infrastructure. As a Project Manager, the incumbent will also have to manage and train Assistant Project Managers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with professional design consultants in addition to overseeing the execution of their mandates.
  • Communicate with stakeholders/authorities having jurisdiction within the context of given projects.
  • Use professional expertise, specialized skills and knowledge to effectively provide cost control throughout the life-cycle of projects.
  • Oversee construction contractors and manage the construction contracts in the best interest of the University.
  • Oversee the development of the construction programming and design development process. Assure that the varied needs of interested University constituencies are addressed, reconciled and integrated into the project.
  • Develop and implement project schedules and project budgets in consultation with the professional consultants.
  • Use professional expertise in the development of project scope of work and manage the scope of work to best support the project budget and schedule.
  • Make adjustments and approve certain changes in regards to construction tendering and contract award process; negotiate calls for tender and contract terms and conditions.
  • Supervise the execution of construction contracts and analyze issues so as to minimize the impact of contractor activities on University activities.
  • Compile end of project documentation and monitor the orderly turn-over of the completed project to the end users and to Facilities Management.
  • Participate at meetings, make recommendations and provide solutions.

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate Degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of construction industry practices and procedures is essential. Professional certification as architect, engineer and/or project manager is desirable. Strong analytical background and project planning skills; ability to work in a PC environment. Ability to work with project Management software such as MS Project etc. Experience in training and coaching staff. Proven team-building, problem solving and negotiation skills. Experience in budget forecasting and analysis. English & French, spoken & written.

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

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 2R7


(514) 398-5191

Email [at]

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

In order to maintain internal priority, McGill employees must apply within the delays specified in the MUNACA collective agreement for positions covered by the collective agreement or according to the personnel policies for positions covered by the personnel policies.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [at] or 514-398-3711.

Facilities Management and Ancillary Services
Project Management
Salary Range: 
(Grade 05) $56,800 - $71,100 (midpoint) - $92,500
Three (3) years
Reporting to: 
Associate Director, Project Management
Reference no.: