Project Manager, Parks & Lands

Conservation Halton - Burlington, ON (28 days ago)

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Permanent, Full Time

Conservation Halton protects, restores and manages the natural resources in the Halton watershed, but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed. Our strategic plan, Metamorphosis, continues to drive us to embrace more innovative ideas to communicate and collaborate more effectively, create the capacity for us to form new partnerships and position us to become leaders in conservation. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious people that aren’t satisfied with the status quo, that see the opportunity in every challenge, are driven by measurable results and thrive in a busy work environment. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused, socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity
Oversee design, manage contract deliverables, manage consultants, manage contractors, monitor project budgets, project/contract administration, ensure planning/design is complete, obtain appropriate project approvals.
Apply creative solutions to land planning issues linking them to Master Plans, Strategic Plan initiatives, other planning informed projects.
Accountable for project budget creation, project management, program development, purchasing and monitoring/controlling project outcomes.
Provide project status updates and guidance for decision-making to senior leadership and for approvals by Board of Directors via meetings, presentations, report writing and other correspondence.
Working with the CH procurement specialist, responsible for procuring and purchasing of planning, engineering, design and contracting services, as required by projects through preparation of contracts and legal agreements, inclusive of consulting and land agreements.
Lead project direction from pre-initiation, scoping, budgeting through to implementation and closing.
Organize and complete approvals/permitting, scope change, coordinate meetings, manage timelines, manage project priorities and stay within budget parameters.
Monitor and control project outcomes through all working parts. Review, create, design, edit or modify technical documents (drawings, products specifications, reports) or other information.
Create and manage legal agreements (i.e. informal quotes, RFT, RFP, RFQ) project budgets, purchase orders, site meetings, description of work to gain reputable contracts and manage their accounts.
Develop concepts for projects, ensure the project aligns with CH strategic initiatives, create preliminary budgets and attend meetings as required.
Your Qualifications
The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design, Rural Planning, or equivalent with the following skills, experience, and abilities:

Understanding of the Construction Lien Act, contract/construction management, procurement processes/policies, Planning Act and other Federal, Provincial and Municipal plans and related policies.
Procurement knowledge, construction and contract management knowledge and experience required to plan and implement projects.
Member of a professional association is preferred
Knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office programs and working knowledge of GIS.
Project Management Profession designation or CAPM is an asset.
Experience in change management tools and methodologies, Prosci, Kotter an asset.
Your Reward
Salary starting at $72,800 based on a 35-hour work week
You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment
You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
You will work for an organization that places tremendous value on the professional development and wellness of its employees
Comprehensive benefits package
Participation in the OMERS defined benefit pension plan, with generous employer-matching
Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise
Our Core Values
Be Respectful: Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.
Be Adaptable: Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.
Be Collaborative: Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.
Be Sustainable: In everything you do, think conservation.
Be Accountable: Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.

To Apply
Please email your application to careers@hrca.on.ca September 30, 2019

Your application should include:
Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
Reference your name and the position title in the subject line

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Conservation Halton is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.