City of Airdrie - Airdrie, AB (30+ days ago)

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Company Biography1:
The City of Airdrie fosters a culture of accountability and values open dialogue, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative relationships, learning, ownership, and encouraging the heart. We are searching for another team member who will help us get to the next level.

We Are:
We’re a place where you can grow. We’re a place where you’re encouraged to learn and be innovative. We’re a place where people take ownership and do what they say they’ll do. We’re a place where colleagues are friends and neighbours are customers. We’re a place where health, wellness and safety are top of mind. We’re a place where you just might be a perfect fit.

Our Team:
Community Services includes external facing business units of Transit, Community Development, Social Planning, Bert Church Live Theatre, Genesis Place and Arena Operations. Community Services enhances the quality of life of residents by facilitating and supporting community partnerships to provide opportunities that contribute to an economically strong, socially connected, culturally vibrant, and sustainable community.

The Opportunity:
The City of Airdrie is embarking upon the planning process for two significant community facilities. The first is a multi-use facility of which the Library will be the primary central focus. The second is a multi-use recreation focus facility. The project approach is to engage external project management expertise to establish the project plan for each. Pre-planning work for the Library has been undertaken, which laid the foundation for site selection and City Council’s vision for the project.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the most recent competitive process (RFPs) to select consulting firms to carry out the following scopes of work was suspended:
  • Conduct functional program and feasibility study for the Library project
  • Project management services for the project
  • Community needs assessment for recreation facilities
Accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Serve as the City of Airdrie’s lead role in coordinating and overseeing the external consultants and internal stakeholders
  • Provide support and expertise to the Project Steering Committee and the Project Team
  • Ensure that detailed project plans are established, communicated, and executed so as to deliver the projects on time, within scope, and on budget
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders
  • Manage and oversee multiple project agreements
  • Manage and coordinate internal resources and third party consultants to successfully execute the project plan
  • Provide regular reporting on project status including schedule updates, meeting minutes, actions, financial records and other required documentation
  • Project scope management
  • Project administration processes within a municipal government setting
  • Project communication management
You Bring:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation or the equivalent of formal training in a recognized project management methodology
  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, engineering, business, architecture, community planning, or related discipline
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience as a senior project manager in a similar project governance structure
  • Proven experience managing and overseeing all aspects of project planning within a project governance structure that includes: Steering Committee, Project Team, Working Committee, and Stakeholders
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of Municipal policies and procedures as well as an understanding of Federal, Provincial and Municipal legislation is an asset
  • Previous experience managing a multi-million dollar budget, knowledge of financial reporting processes including budget preparation and control expenditure forecasting
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills with the ability to effectively influence others and successfully resolve a variety stakeholder relationship, project and technical issues
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment, demonstrating sound judgment and initiative to establish priorities, meet client expectations and deadlines
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, demonstrating tact and diplomacy in order to establish effective working relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Ability to formulate and coordinate plans for a variety of projects, sometimes concurrently
  • Strong problem solving, decision making and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to quickly align with shifting priorities, work assignments and timelines
We Offer:
Along with a competitive compensation program and City paid health and dental premiums, our employees also enjoy:
  • Excellent health, dental, paramedical, and benefits plan
  • Career development and tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts, annual adult Genesis Place pass, social events, and health & wellness initiatives
Continuous learning through training and development is encouraged as are flexible work arrangements, when possible. We recognize that our people work best when they feel engaged in their environment and appreciated for their efforts and our overall benefits package reflects that.

Additional Information:
This full time two (2) year term position (37.5 hours per week) includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Please provide a cover letter as a means of introducing yourself and your interest in this role.

Interviewing and hiring may commence prior to the posted closing date.

Next Steps:
Candidates are invited to apply online.
Postings close at 9 p.m. on the closing date listed in the posting. We recommend applying as soon as possible as we are not able to accept late applications.
Please review the job competition carefully and be sure to attach any specifically requested documentation in the My Documents section of your application.

Company Biography2:
Thank you for your interest in the City of Airdrie.