Director, Project Management, Facilities Development

The University of Calgary - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Position Overview

Facilities is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Director, Project Management.

The Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for the delivery of all capital projects on campus, inclusive of new construction, building renovations/refurbishments, and upgrading of campus infrastructure. In fulfilling this mandate, the PMO assumes an active oversight role in directing and monitoring the performance of project teams, contractors and design consultants. The work is complex; the volume of work is high, and typically involves the expenditure of appreciable funds.

Reporting to the Associate Vice-President (Facilities Development), the Director, Project Management Office (the Director) assumes a critical role in overseeing and directing the delivery of capital construction and renovation projects across the University of Calgary. The Director is responsible for holding PMO staff accountable for the efficient and effective execution of capital projects and creating a culture of accountability, strong customer service and high ethical conduct. The Director will be expected to maintain strong relationships with all university faculties and business units, and ensure the department actively supports the research and teaching agenda of the institution.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Ongoing development, training and performance management of team members, including the oversight of employee goal setting and the execution of annual performance reviews;
Act as an ambassador and mediator, both within the group and with external stakeholders, resolve disputes by finding effectively solutions and furthering positive working relationships;
Handle human resource functions involving direct reports including, hiring, training, performance reviews, discipline, and termination of staff with support from Human Resource personnel;
Manage and direct dedicated PMO personnel ensuring for the effective integration of large amounts of technical data, the coordination of multiple activities and projects under tight deadlines, effective communication to and from stakeholders, and the timely reporting thereof, all within the overriding mandate of meeting prescribed project deliverables;
Ensure that assigned projects are completed on schedule, on budget, and to the specified performance criteria & specifications set out in the Project Charter, contracts and/or design documents;
Ensure for the effective planning, preparation, execution and monitoring of construction schedules and budgets within established parameters;
Direct the creation and assembly of all documentation which complies with the University’s sanctioned Project Delivery Process, including but not limited to project charters, business cases, funding approvals, monthly/quarterly reports, cost monitoring reports and standard project management tools and templates;
Assign specific project assignments to direct reports or to external contract estimators;
Provide technical guidance and work direction to direct reports, remove roadblocks that may inhibit Project Managers and Project Coordinators in achieving project success;
In consultation with internal stakeholders, actively assist in overseeing the development of a department practice delivery manual, a department key performance indicator system, annual performance goals, quality standards, staff training and professional development curriculum;

Qualifications / Requirements:
University degree preferably in engineering, architecture or business; and a Professional PMP designation.
10+ years of progressive experience in managing a wide variety of capital projects, and a qualitatively high level of experience in managing people doing the same;
Strong leadership skills, and the proven ability to collaboratively lead a team of skilled professionals in the accomplishment of complex projects and tasks;
An in-depth understanding of construction and design processes, and construction and professional services contracts including CCDC/CCA and RAIC forms of agreement;
A strong mathematical, budget and estimation aptitude;
Effective conflict management, time management and problem-solving skills;
Strong planning and organizational skills;
Strong aptitude for stakeholder engagement, and building positive and effective relationships;
Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work both independently and part of a team;
Highly proficient in the use of computerized project management systems including but not limited to Archibus PM module, Microsoft Projects or other mainstream PM software;
The flexibility to respond well and adapt to rapidly changing needs and priorities;
Valid Class 5 Alberta driver license with less than 7 demerits. Learners, probationary, graduated license, or motorcycle/moped only license will not be acceptable. A drivers abstract will be requested.
Public sector experience is an asset, particularly in a University setting; and,
Familiarity with working in unionized environments is an asset.

Application Deadline: January 21, 2020

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.