Project Controls Lead

Toronto Transit Commission - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Requisition ID: 2450
Number of Vacancies: 2.00
Department: Project Management Office (20000008) - Risk Analysis & Quality Assurance (30000217)
Salary Information: $107,616.60 - $134,479.80
Pay Scale Group: 11SA
Employment Type: Regular
Weekly Hours: 35 Off Days: Saturday / Sunday Shift: Day
Posted On: July 7, 2020
Last Day to Apply: July 13, 2020
Reports to: Project Controls Manager

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy."

General Accountability

Reporting to Manager – Project Controls, the Project Controls Lead is responsible for overseeing a team of Program/Project Schedulers and Project Cost Analysts on day-to-day project execution activities for assigned projects and portfolios. The Project Controls Lead ensures the integration of project cost and schedule with scope, and also facilitates the change management process. In leading the provision of project controls, the Project Controls Lead partners and interfaces with Project Managers and Senior Project Engineers, oversees the identification of variances, and recommends courses of remedial action to ensure successful project execution.

Key Job Functions

Lead the provision of project controls, including for scope, schedule, cost, and progress for assigned projects. This involves:
  • Oversee team of project controls resources assigned to the projects.
  • Oversee the set-up and integration of baseline project controls with regard to scope, schedule, cost, and progress.
  • Support the bid evaluation and award cycle of contracts.
  • Oversee and maintain integrated cost and schedule forecasts and impacts, and manage contingency drawdown.
  • Prepare project controls gate deliverables and support project execution team on the development of integrated gate deliverables.
  • Review and analyze contractor reports and payment requests.
  • Prepare, review and analyze project reports and data, including KPIs, trends, continuous improvement opportunities, and risks to leverage and mitigate.
  • Provide independent analysis of projects; provide input, guidance, and recommendations to the project execution team in support of project/program/portfolio decision-making and remedial action; exercise influence on project execution strategies to support project health.
  • Act as a key member of the project execution team and provide a mechanism to ensure that change requests are appropriate, controlled, validated, integrated and approved before implementation.
  • Identify adverse cost or schedule conditions, escalating any concerns to leadership.
  • Monitor and evaluate changes in execution, escalating any concerns to project execution team, and providing impact assessment based on quantity tracking, if variance is out of the range from previous estimate.
  • Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of inclusive and accessible policies, programs and/or services for employees and customers in accordance with TTC's commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC's policies.
  • Candidate will be required to participate in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program.
Apply analytical skills
Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals
Manage projects
Education and Experience

  • Completion of a post-secondary college diploma or university degree in a related discipline (e.g. technical or business function), with several years of progressive, specialized project controls experience, or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
  • Professional Engineer (P. Eng), Project Management Professional (PMP), or professional level certification with the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) are considered assets.
  • Experience with goal translation, goal setting, performance management and employee development.
  • Experience with both owner and project execution requirements.
  • Extensive work experience in a Project Management Office setting.
We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources - Employment Services at (416) 393-4570.

The TTC’s Employment Policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.