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.
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.
Project Management – Manage a multi-million dollar capital facility construction and renewal program on an ongoing basis. Oversee a team involved with construction and renovation projects for the department and client departments. Develop, continuously improve, and implement sound project management practices and methods regarding all project phases including cost estimating, design, procurement, implementation, measurement and commissioning for a variety of construction projects that range in value, scope and schedule. Demonstrate strategic thinking and sound judgment in overall prioritization of projects. Develop related project document schedules, and communication tools to assist with change management strategies and ensure consistent use of all templates and concepts within Construction Project Management team.
Leadership/Planning – Establish tactical plans, objectives, and metrics that contribute to the Strategy Map and annual plans. Align the work of the unit with broader goals objectives of the service area. Lead the development of process models around project planning, prioritization, implementation, and project phases, as well as the framework regarding contracting resources, allocating resources, project decision making, and issue resolution. Develop and implement strategies to optimize the lifecycle and value of City-owned buildings and properties, including preventative maintenance.
Service Delivery – Manage annual budget for unit. Identify issues and reallocate resources in order to ensure achievement of objectives. Develop systems and procedures to maintain the operating quality and efficiency of the division. Track and report on project costs, scopes, and schedules. Develop policies, procedures and standards with respect to facilities construction including project management, procurement, accessibility, FAD guidelines, and overall customer service delivery standards. Oversee building condition assessments and maintain data in AssetPlanner for long term asset planning, budgeting and funding models.
Health & Safety – Lead, promote, and model a culture of health, safety, well-being, and respect. Ensure the division’s compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
Customer Focus – Ensure the customer perspective is a driving force behind decisions and activities.
Building Relationships – Use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. Assist the Director with the selection, evaluation, and management of staff, vendors, and external consultants.
Facilitating Change – Facilitate the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace. Develop project document schedules and communication tools to assist with change management strategies and ensure consistent use of all templates and concepts within the Construction Project Management Team.
Coaching & Develop – Engage team members in developing and committing to an action plan that targets specific competencies, skills, or knowledge needed to achieve performance improvement or prepare for success in new responsibilities. Manage employees by establishing annual performance goals, allocating resources, and assessing annual performance.
Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
5 years of supervisory experience in capital works project management including experience (preferably in a unionized environment) is required.
Other Certifications and Requirements
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.
Experience 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.
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.
Strong knowledge of municipal policies, procedures, by-laws and applicable legislation and regulations.
Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers 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.