Project Manager I – City of Vancouver

12 July 2023

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Project Manager I

Requisition ID: 38890 

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose & Function 
The Project Manager is responsible for providing full life-cycle project management of complex, inter departmental public space projects. The Project Manager will help shape and advance project and quality management standards across Engineering Services and be responsible for their practical and consistent application through the client business units in which the role operates.

The position supports project management and coordination of high profile, complex projects ranging between $1M to $50M, as well supporting smaller projects related to creating vibrant public spaces, city-wide. These projects involve numerous internal and external stakeholders, expedited construction timelines, and constrained urban site conditions.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports the Senior Engineer in design and construction of projects.
  • Collects, coordinates, and controls the project lifecycle scope, cost, and schedules on select projects in the planning and implementation of capital construction projects related to infrastructure on City streets.
  • Develops and maintains project documentation, such as: Project Charter, Project Execution Plan, Project Schedule, Risk Register, Stakeholder Plan, Cost, and Progress Reports, etc.
  • Develops and builds on established partnerships with internal and external stakeholders necessary to successfully deliver on project objectives; ensures that stakeholders are identified, engaged, informed and given opportunities to shape project details as applicable.
  • Assists the Senior Engineer with presentations, public engagement and meetings with various members of the public, stakeholder community groups, and partners. Facilitates stakeholder inputs to arrive at optimum solutions.
  • Supports and administers contracts and management of technical consultants retained to support the planning, design and implementation of public space projects.
  • Coordinates and manages departmental review processes for project design drawings and standards, escalating any identified conflicts as necessary to senior staff for resolution.
  • Coordinates and manages the construction of internally and externally delivered civil infrastructure projects, with a focus on minimizing impacts to residents, business owners and the public.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, or Planning and a minimum of five years of related experience in design and construction project management, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Training in Project Management methodologies, preferably consistent with those provided by PMI (Project Management Institute).
  • Experience with managing progressively complex, business transformation projects leading multi-disciplinary teams, with preference in civil engineering and construction.
  • Experience in developing and reporting on project and programs, and researching, for various projects and initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and experience with Master Municipal Construction Document (MMCD) guidelines.
  • Familiarity with the City’s street system and transportation policies and regulations.
  • Ability to write effectively, prepare status reports and summaries.
  • Ability to speak effectively in public through formal and informal meetings and presentations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage large workloads and multitask effectively.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in assigning and supervising work of others.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with technical and professional staff, as well as customer departments.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems and take decisions or make recommendations based upon thorough analysis of facts.
  • Ability to focus on details, while maintaining a balanced high-level view of an assignment.
  • Ability to reconcile differing perspectives, develop consensus, and secure cooperation and support from both stakeholders and team members.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts arising within the project team or in interactions with stakeholders in the most advantageous manner to all parties involved.
  • Ability to manage change and assist others with adapting to change.

Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite.  At this time this position is eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program.

The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: August, 2023 

Position End Date: July, 2025 

Salary Information: Pay Grade RNG-080: $92864 to $116070 per annum

Application Close: July 13, 2023

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ persons including all genders and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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