Technical Specialist, Project Management

Defence Construction Canada - National Capital Region, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Technical Specialist, Project Management, provides program and project management services to support the delivery of infrastructure and environmental projects. The incumbent acts as a technical specialist for the Client-Partners, providing support and producing deliverables for complex infrastructure and environmental projects. The incumbent undertakes research, and conducts studies and assessments to provide technical advice to the Client-Partners.


Research, prepare and present documentation required for long-term projects (e.g. approvals, statements of work, projects charters, budgets, policies and procedures)
Complete project management from initiation to closure for infrastructure and environmental projects, including new construction, major recapitalization and environmental assessment and remediation
Adapt project management strategies and best practices to support client, or create new ones
Support Client-Partner project approval processes by facilitating decision making within Client-Partner organizations through the development of business case analysis, functional space programming and other documentation
Coordinate work with Client-Partner representatives
Participate in procurement planning and prepare tender documentation
Coordinate activities of consultants
Act as the representative of the project director or project manager, within DCC delegated signing authority
Update program and project databases
Monitor and control project schedule and costs
Support and/or lead business development activities
Develop and maintain effective relationships within DCC, and with industry, the Client-Partners and/or stakeholders
Ensure quality standards are met, in line with corporate and Client-Partner expectations
Manage risk


Prepare monthly reports
Other duties as assigned

General and Specific Knowledge

Significant knowledge of ADM(IE) technical authorities and responsibilities
Best practices, methods, trends and legislation in real property, environmental services and construction services
Client-Partner project management policies and procedures
Treasury Board Secretariat policies and procedures
Project and risk management principles

Formal Education and/or Certification(s) and Experience

Minimum: college diploma in engineering, architecture or related field with five years’ relevant experience, or the equivalent
Preferred: university degree in one of the above fields and/or additional training or experience in project management


Apply existing practices in an innovative way
Collaborate with multiple, senior-level stakeholders, internal to DND as well as other government branches
Use applicable computer software and operating systems
Apply project and risk management techniques

Development and Leadership

Provide functional direction and advice to employees and to Client-Partners

Working Conditions

Typical office environment with occasional travel
Some work may be located on construction sites; incumbent may occasionally be required to wear basic safety equipment