Project Manager

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Posting #:AP 14/2014
Posted:May 13, 2014
Employment Status:Term Full-Time(36 Mnths) 2 Vacancies With Possibility of Renewal
Faculty:Not Applicable
Department:Facilities Management
Grade:Job Group M
Salary Scale:$53,397 - $82,175 per annum* (effective July 1, 2013)
Hours of Work:

Job Summary

Why Brock?
Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. To achieve this philosophy we endeavour to take our employees beyond the pursuit of just a career. Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. We encourage our employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides in order to have an engaging and rewarding career. We’re one of the fastest-growing universities in Ontario, with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to new construction and programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a vigorous research culture. We are looking for qualified people who will bring their expertise and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Director, Campus Planning, Design and Construction, the Project Manager is responsible for the delivery of building construction, renovation, renewal, and other development projects from inception through to completion of construction/occupancy and project close-out. One position will be oriented towards mechanical/electrical/utilities projects while the other position will be general (all types of projects).

Duties and Responsibilities
• Initiating projects, determining project scope, meeting with project stakeholders and determining project requirements
• Developing, tracking and updating total project budgets, estimating resource costs and controlling changes to ensure projects are completed within their approved budgets
• Managing the change management process in coordination with contractors and consultants
• Developing the master project schedule, and monitoring and updating throughout the duration of the project to ensure timely completion of the project
• Managing the processes required to obtain/acquire all the goods and services necessary to complete the project including, developing Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) and/or other procurement documents and approving invoices for payment
• Coordinating the activities of all stakeholders, occupants and consultants from project inception through to completion of the project
• Ensuring the University’s requirements and objectives are incorporated into project designs (within the limitations of the project budget and schedule), including Facility Accessibility Design Standards (FADS)
• Coordinating construction activities with the wider university community
• Conducting pre-construction meetings, attending construction meetings, ensuring progress and compliance with University standards and various regulations through the construction process
• Coordinating the commissioning and occupancy process including the turn-over of as-builts and record documentation
• Conducting a post occupancy evaluation of completed major projects
• Ensuring projects satisfy required needs by identifying relevant quality standards, and ensuring a system of quality control and monitoring is established and utilized
• Identifying and responding to known and potential risk to the project (scope, budget, schedule and quality)
• Determining the communications needs of all stakeholders and preparing and distributing communications material such as status reports, schedule and budget information, project forecasts and other information in a timely manner
• Providing daily direction to consultants and contractors


The ideal candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in a related field (Architecture, Engineering, Project Management, Construction Technology, Interior Design) or equivalent experience
• Several years related work experience demonstrating in depth project management skills
• Solid working knowledge of construction methods, materials and processes, and building systems (e.g. structural systems, HVAC, electrical, information technology, utilities servicing general maintenance practices)
• Demonstrated knowledge of contract tendering and award procedures
• Applied knowledge of legislated requirements such as the Ontario Building Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Construction Lien Act, construction and tender law
• Knowledge of post-secondary facilities, their design, use, and appropriate appearance standards
• General knowledge of appropriate institutional building quality standards
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with a diverse population at all levels
• Proven ability to read and comprehend architectural and engineering drawings and specifications
• Demonstrated ability to sequence, organize and complete complex inter-related tasks
• Proven ability to interpret and administer financial components related to budgeting project costs
• Proven ability to appropriately manage problems and challenges that include frequently responding to unplanned project conditions
• Knowledge of consultant and contractor contracts
• Computer skills including MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel), MS Project, electronic file management


Applicants are invited to email a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below by May 28th, 2014.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measure will be addressed confidentially.

*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by examining related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both internal and external equity comparators.