Project Director

OMICRON CANADA INC. - Vancouver, BC (4 months ago)

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WHO WE ARE

Omicron Canada Inc. (Omicron) is one of the largest integrated development services, design and construction firms in Western Canada, combining the expertise of more than 135 architects, interior designers, engineers, building assessment experts, real estate development strategists, cost estimators, project managers, construction personnel and corporate support professionals.

Omicron creates a better experience for clients in the Retail, Institutional, Renewals, Commercial, Industrial and Residential sectors from offices in Vancouver and Victoria.

Omicron has a distinctly entrepreneurial culture and is an innovative, sustainable and award-winning organization focused on success for clients and staff alike. Omicron was a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program in 2009 and has requalified every year since.

WHO YOU ARE

You embody our Guiding Principles and create a culture of solution finding and pioneering new ideas through your behavior and interactions with others.

You are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and are able to make quick, well informed decisions.

You lead, mentor and support teams to enhance their technical skills and knowledge, providing them with feedback for growth.

You are highly skilled, experienced, and enjoy orchestrating projects with many moving parts - people, needs, and technologies.

You collaborate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds (clients, colleagues, contractors, etc.) in a clear and articulate way. You are candid and comfortable when working with our internal teams and external partners.

You are receptive and adaptive to feedback and flexible when approaches or timelines change.

You are highly organized, pay attention to detail, possessing excellent scheduling and task management skills.

You have demonstrated ability to identify and drive improvements and continuously simplify processes.

You are proactive and take initiative; you see something that needs doing and you get it done right.

You have excellent time management and prioritization skills; you can get things done right within short time frames.

You see the bigger picture and anticipate appropriate steps and actions forward. You drive the business forward through the projects you collaborate on.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

As the Project Director, your main focus is leading design and construction management teams of commercial projects and facilities, including feasibility and due diligence work on behalf of our clients. You will lead projects within Omicron’s Industrial, Commercial and Interiors Sectors, and be responsible for the coordination, and performance of the team in achieving the overall project or development objectives.

You will provide technical support to the design disciplines as well as oversee the overall design development and construction management responsibility of the project. You will represent the company externally to the marketplace and proactively build and maintain a network of contacts and ensure client retention. You will play an important role in in the development and execution of Omicron’s strategic plan.

Act as the prime client contact and ensure client satisfaction. Provide business delivery recommendations for clients founded in deep understanding of our client’s drivers and challenges.
Ensure corporate and client standards, processes and templates are adhered to by team members, including compliance with Omicron’s Integrated Project Delivery Process and Governance Policy.
Mentor, coach and support all project team members. Lead by example and demonstrate effective project management skills in all aspects of the project.
Oversee career development of team members in line with corporate strategy and core values.
Provide pre-construction leadership to the design team to deliver value-based solutions, prepare project budgets, review constructability and liaise with trade contractors.
Oversee the coordination and timely completion of project requirements in collaboration with key project stakeholders.
Through the guidance of the SVP, Integrated Project Delivery, and respective Sector Directors, engage in business development activities within existing and new client bases

REQUIREMENTS

7 to 10 years’+ experience in a design and construction environment with a business development background
Excellent Outlook and MS Office suite skills
Proven experience using MS Project to track, plan and coordinate projects
Knowledge of Provincial building codes, building envelope, and contract law
Proven experience managing a variety of complex projects simultaneously and meeting tight deadlines
Superior project scheduling skills including development, design, permits, procurement and construction
Possess sufficient knowledge of all design disciplines and construction relationships on projects required to monitor the quality and completeness of work
Demonstrated experience preparing project budgets including soft and hard costs and contingencies