Project Manager, Facilities Renewal

engineering building & property
Location: City of Guelph, ON
Type: temporary full-time
Posted On: Feb 27, 2020
Closing Date: Mar 10, 2020
Project Manager, Facilities Renewal
(Temporary for 4 years with possible extension)
The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city. 
Job summary

The City of Guelph has identified a number of large capital projects requiring leadership and oversight to implement the design, tendering and construction phases of the projects to completion. Reporting to the Manager, Facility Design and Construction, the successful candidate will bring excellent inter-personal and project management skills to oversee the design and construction phases of these multi-year phased projects. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – an inclusive, connected, prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.

  • Prepare project parameters, pro formas and project schedules for approval by senior management; provide necessary updates as required.
  • Manage project schedules including critical project milestone dates.
  • Provide members of the public with information regarding the projects and coordination of community consultative events.
  • Monitor overall project costs and variances from budgets.
  • Act as the Facilities and Energy Management representative and liaise between consultants, clients and City departments in matters pertaining to projects program, design, construction and contracts.Oversee the implementation of projects including: review of contracts with consultants, contractors etc. and recommend actions as appropriate; review of tenders and construction documents and obtain tenders; review of change orders, progress payment certificates, and invoices and recommend payment; review of construction to ascertain it is in general conformance with contract documents; review and maintain project cost data and issue monthly reports.
  • Preparation of tender documents and coordinating with purchasing.
  • Hire, supervise, and coordinate the work of architects, engineers, consulting teams and contractors to meet the requirements of the project.
  • Liaise with Planning and Building for site plan approval and building permits, Engineering for site services, IT and other departments with special needs, and with utilities, authorities and regulatory agencies as required.
  • Review reports, conceptual designs, drawings and tender documents, and recommend changes.
  • Ensure that all safety and operational procedures are followed during work performance.
  • Conduct site inspections and oversee/prepare deficiency reports for appropriate action.
  • Responsible for payment certificates for the consultants, the contractor and other vendors.
  • Manage shop drawings, site instructions, change notices, change orders, and record drawings and manuals.
  • Oversee commissioning, clearing of deficiencies, and address warranty issues.
  • Organize and coordinate all aspects of moves.
  • Ensure adherence to AODA requirements, asbestos, mold, and OH&S Regulations.
  • Maintain and manage a work order system and asset data base.
  • Other duties as required.

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a Degree or Diploma in engineering, architecture, planning or closely related discipline and considerable experience in a facility design and construction environment. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Considerable project management experience delivering projects on time and on budget.
  • Experience in managing complex construction processes.
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate effectively with stakeholders including approving authorities, utility companies, consultants, architects and contractors.
  • Knowledge of the approval processes relating to land use planning and building construction.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, deal with multiple deadlines and stakeholders, effectively handle stressful situations.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook) and project management software such as MS Project.
  • Project Management training/certificate such as a PMP designation is preferred
$45.70 - $57.13 per hour   
How to apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Tuesday March 10, 2020. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage. 
Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.
The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.
Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.