Project Manager, Abilities Management

BC Transit - Victoria, BC (23 days ago)

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Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager, Labour Relations, the Project Manager, Abilities Management works in a collaborative manner with a large stakeholder group comprised of internal staff, external resources and partners. The position provides project management of the Workplace Disability Prevention (WDP) program and demonstrates a lead facilitation role with stakeholders on the implementation of a WDP program. They act as a resource regarding the WDP Standard, Guiding Principles, and Essential Elements as well as provides WDP training to all staff. As a member of the Abilities Management team, the position carries out a key role in the project management of the transition of the WDP program from phase one to phase two, incorporating mental wellness initiatives in conjunction with recovery at the work place.


Project Management

Manages projects: develops detailed project plans that include scope, cost, schedule and quality; performs risk analysis, determines resources, oversees communications and records management

Collaborates regularly with all stakeholders to ensure logistical requirements and timelines are met; proactively identifies and manages changes, issues and risks in program scope preparing recommendations for resolution, contingency plans or corrective action

Plans and schedules project timelines and milestone using appropriate tools; tracks and communicates milestones and deliverables

Prepares a variety of status reports and presentations for the Manager, Labour Relations and relevant stakeholders in relation to the planning, implementation and progress of the project(s)
Works with business units to implement necessary process improvements and changes to support new practices

Workplace Disability Prevention (WDP) Program

Implements and manages the WDP Program applying the WDP Standards, Guiding Principles and Essential Elements

Manages completion of action items for phase one of the WDP program which focuses on soft tissue injuries, strains and sprains

Creates and actions implementation plan for phase two of the WDP which will focus on the mental health component of the program

Supports BC Transit’s partnership with WorkSafeBC and their three Unions in applying the guiding principles and best practices in enhancing the WDP program.

Acts as facilitator at a variety of stakeholder, team and ad hoc meetings, coordinates group activities, documents summary of discussions and outcomes, creates action plans, maps, project tasks and timelines, tracks progression and completion of action plan items

Completes train-the-trainer with WorkSafe BC and delivers training and continuing education for people leaders and staff; collaborates preparing facilitators training guide and materials, and WDP literature for publication

Designs and implements evaluation tools to conduct surveys and program evaluation of the WDP Program, integrates continuous improvement process and strategies to establish best practices

Defines leading, intermediate and lagging measures for WDP program, monitoring and reporting on progress

Creates program and individual level practices and processes and ensures they are in compliance with relevant legislation, collective agreements, and work place protocols

Problem solves and effects necessary changes to resolve program and operational issues.

Engages with stakeholders and senior executive groups, partners and subject matter experts by actively promoting the program as an organizational champion and conduit for the WDP program
Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Post-Secondary degree in Business Administration/Management, Human Resources, Project Management or related discipline

Minimum three years of related experience in leading and managing projects in the Human Services area such as Human Resources or Disability Management

An equivalent combination of education, training and education may be considered

Proven experience in delivering training and continuing education in a related field

Proven program evaluation experience, knowledge of measurement systems and continual improvement processes and measure systems
Work experience in a unionized environment preferred

Preference will be given to candidates with the following additional experience and expertise:

Additional training on mental health such as CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisoror Leading a Mentally Healthy Workplace would be an asset

Strong working knowledge of WDP Standards, Guiding Principles and Essential elements, relevant legislation including Worker’s Compensation, Employment Standards, Human Rights.

Experience in WDP, disability case management, early intervention and prevention, and occupational health and safety, and in enhancing meaningful working relationships with all stakeholders
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent training


Effectiveness in working independently and in a team setting in a dynamic environment to achieve required results

Proficiency with advanced skills in word and excel

Demonstrated excellence in business planning, data analysis, business performance measures including key performance indicators to address total worker health for all employees including mental health and wellbeing indicators, trends, and outcomes

Superior presentation, facilitation, coordination, communication, report writing, problem solving and organization skills. Effective negotiation skills. Effective facilitation skills in an adult learning environment

Analytical thinker, creative, diverse and thoughtful approach to the work and team members.

Ability to synthesize literature and discussions into meaningful action plans; ability to work with sensitive and confidential data

Ability to manage human, financial and technical resources

Professional and respectful approach, strong attention to detail and ability to meet timelines and competing interests
Ability to provide strategic recommendations to support stakeholders in best practices and decisions.

Additional information

This is a temporary 1.5 YEAR contract and will end on or before the agreed-upon date.

Some travel required between sites in the Greater Victoria region by car, bus or taxi

Flexibility in hours of work to meet the demands of the position.

The position requires the competition of a Criminal Record Check Or Vulnerable Sector Search

Testing and assessments may be included as part of the recruitment process

An eligibility list may be established for future vacancies


Life Insurance

Medical Services Plan (MSP) group coverage

Vacation (based on the terms outlined in the appropriate collective agreement or exempt policy handbook)

Extended Health Benefits

Pension Plan

Employee fitness centre, at both the Victoria and Langford depots

A complimentary BC Transit bus pass, plus 2 taxable dependant passes

Career development and advancement opportunities

Social Club

Employee Recognition Program – Recognizing Excellent Values (REV)

Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)