Senior Project Manager

BGIS - Ottawa, ON (13 months ago)

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Job Field:
Project Management

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Who We Are

BGIS is a leading provider of customized facility management and real estate services. With our combined team of over 6, 500 globally, we relentlessly focus on enabling innovation through the services we deliver, while actively looking for new opportunities that will enable innovation for our clients’ businesses. Globally, we manage over 320 million square feet of client portfolios across 30,000+ locations in North America, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Asia.

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Why Choose BGIS?

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a recent graduate, we hire the best and brightest to inspire change for a sustainable future and drive innovation through best practices and technology within our communities and the real estate management services industry.

At BGIS, you will be part of a diverse, team-oriented workplace, with opportunities to drive your career development forward. Our goal is to ensure that our workforce is a reflection of the diversity that exists within the community in which we operate and serve. We offer a competitive and value-driven compensation and benefits package, great employee programs, a healthy work-life balance, and more. Join our team and become part of a leading global corporate real estate company today!

A high-visibility role in construction for a confident manager of people, resources and client expectations

Known for your accomplishments as a project manager related to the construction industry, and your ability to engage with senior executives and build credibility with clients, especially when dealing with mission-critical projects, you bring a breadth of skills, experience and emotional intelligence that inspires excellence and drives quality results. You are an exceptional communicator, able to manage relationships and performance, someone clients know they can count on to put in place the people, resources and processes required not only to deliver on project specifications but to meet their highest expectations.

Reporting to a Director, you will be responsible for planning, developing, delivering, and reporting on assigned projects within scope, schedule and budget, and in line with corporate and client procedural boundaries. Typically, projects, renovation projects, installations and/or new construction projects undertaken by you, such as new facilities and building additions, will be of high complexity and dollar value. As a Senior Project Manager, you may also be expected to work evenings and weekends, on occasion, and coordinate other project delivery team members in the delivery of programs, projects or large initiatives.

The diversity of projects carried out by the Design and Project Delivery Services group in a wide range of industries – retail, commercial, institutional and industrial – makes this position an exciting opportunity to be involved in different construction models, manage a variety of stakeholder interests, and continue to grow and deepen your knowledge base. You will be part of a Project Management team delivering services that span across all project phases, from workplace planning to pre-construction and design development, to management of construction. With 4,500+ projects managed per year, 160+ team members and $450M+ delivered annually, our group delivers projects across Canada, from small infrastructure upgrades to tenant fit-ups through to major consolidations and new builds, to energy retrofits and critical environments.


For the assigned projects:
Project Management

Plans and oversees the end-to-end delivery of assigned projects. At this level, projects managed are typically of moderate to high complexity, risk and exposure.
In collaboration with project stakeholders, defines project scope, deliverables and requirements.
Develops and implements project plans.
Determines resource and budget requirements, cost estimates, and timelines.
Identifies project risks and develops and implements mitigation and contingency plans.
Monitors project delivery against timelines and ensure timely completion.
Oversees the activities of project team members and monitors project task completion.
Communicates project status to relevant stakeholders.
Ensures projects are delivered on time, within scope, budget and requirements, and complies with all regulatory, environmental and health and safety requirements.

Client Relationship Management

Develops and maintains effective relationships with clients.
Responsible for resolving issues, managing client expectations, and ensuring client satisfaction.

People Leadership

Maybe accountable for providing immediate supervision to project administration and coordination roles
Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM EDUCATION: College diploma or equivalent training (e.g. RPA, CET)

JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE 5-10 years or more


To be up to the exciting challenges of this Senior Project Manager role, you must have a professional profile that includes:

College or University degree preferably in architectural technology, construction technology, engineering technology or equivalent work experience
More than 5 years of project management work experience
Advanced ability to deliver projects on-time, on-budget, within specifications, and in-compliant with all requirements including but not limited to regulatory, environmental, health, and safety requirements.
Advanced ability to develop and manage project budget
Advanced ability to mitigate and manage project risks
Highly advanced ability to influence, persuade and negotiate to achieve desired outcomes
Highly advanced communication and interpersonal skills
Highly advanced ability to develop and maintain relationships with project stakeholders
Highly advanced ability to manage client relationships and expectations
A high degree of client service orientation
Advanced ability to manage vendor relationships and performance
Possesses a continuous improvement and quality mindset along with a desire to continuously seek and incorporate best practices and technologies in order to optimize project delivery and deliver value to the client
Computer proficiency in MS Office applications in particular – MS Project, MS Excel, MS Outlook, along with the ability to quickly learn new applications

Licenses and/or Professional Accreditation

One or more of the following would be considered an asset:
Project Management Institute Accreditation.
LEED certification
French considered an asset