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Job ID #41 - Project Manager

ABOUT THE COMPANY

The company is located on the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation Territory in West Vancouver, BC.  It has  25 years of expertise in advancing housing rights for Indigenous Peoples and says it exists to make a difference in Urban, Rural and Northern housing. The company oversees the administration of operating agreements between housing providers and Indigenous housing organizations, keeping everyone's best interest in mind and developing and maintaining relationships of trust. Every employee on the team is integral to ensuring the company’s success and the success of the Housing Providers that the company serves.

ABOUT THE JOB 

The company is looking for a full-time Project Manager located in West Vancouver, BC. As a valued member of the Asset Strategies team, the Project Manager contributes to the organization’s success by providing guidance and direct project management services for a diverse portfolio of construction, renovation, and large maintenance projects. The Project Manager will be reporting to the Manager, Capital Projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Support 

  • Provide project implementation advice for the creation and upkeep of internal policies, procedures, and templates to ensure project management excellence.  
  • Maintains a high level of construction project management expertise, with specific capacity in the areas of: scope, budget, schedule, risk, quality and communications management.
  • Provide project implementation advice to the Technical Services Advisor and the capital renewal application process to ensure scope, budget and schedules, risk mitigation strategies and all other project management attributes are appropriate for the successful delivery of proposed projects.  
  • Assist with identifying and providing project implementation advice on creating new initiatives that create efficiencies, cost savings, improved quality in all aspects of asset management through internal support or industry partnerships that would alleviate challenges for Housing Providers. 

Project Delivery  

  • Provides project management leadership and acts as the Owners’ Representative to ensure the best interests of the project and its stakeholders; Housing Providers, AHMA and the funding agency.  
  • Leads the creation and implementation of project communication plans with all project stakeholders inclusive of holding regular project team meetings, conducting frequent site inspections, responding to requests for information, and facilitating the resolution of issues that could hinder the achievement of project objectives. 
  • Accountable for delivery, spending and reporting of approved projects budgets in accordance with funding requirements and all applicable policies.  
  • Responsible for all procurement documentation and processes in accordance with funder requirements and AHMA procurement policies to enable project delivery.  
  • Ensures that all regulatory, municipal and juridical requirements are met including all appropriate permits are in place.  
  • Responsible for contract administration of for all project related agreements between vendors and Housing Providers including, but not limited to, architects, engineers, consultants and contractors.  
  • Reviews construction specifications, schematic designs, drawings and project plans from a technical perspective to ensure they incorporate applicable design, construction and energy efficiency standards and provides value engineering where needed.  
  • Administers, reviews and approves progress payments, authorizing project expenditures and contract adjustments when necessary. Keeps stakeholders apprised of project status, financial impacts and issues of concern and provides recommendations and solutions to management for consideration. 

Project Commissioning  

  • Ensures the completion, quality, training and implementation of post-construction operating manuals including, but not limited to, product information, maintenance requirements, warranties.  
  • Provide data updates to any applicable asset management systems based on results of the project and any conditions observed during the delivery of the project.  
  • Maintains contact with project stakeholders during warranty periods to ensure all building systems are operating optimally at project completion and coordinates commissioning.  
  • In collaboration with project stakeholders, complete post project analysis to influence improvements to project management services and future projects. 

In addition to the key responsibilities described, all members of the Asset Management team are knowledgeable of all team members responsibilities, provide cross-over support of their duties whenever needed, and support the completion of organizational goals not defined here within. 

APPLICANT QUALITIES  

  • Minimum 5 years experience in managing new construction, renovations, and maintenance projects, including but not limited to project management, contract management, budget management, and on-site construction inspections.  
  • Proven experience working with Aboriginal people; direct experience working within a First Nations environment is a definite asset. 
  • Applied technology diploma in architecture, engineering (civil), building technology or related field from a recognized technical college.  
  • Project Manager Professional designation with the Project Management Institute.  
  • Good knowledge of the BC Building Code and Municipal approval procedures.  
  • Well-developed skills in prioritizing, organization, decision-making, time management, and verbal/written communication skills.  
  • Focused, versatile, dependable, multi-task oriented, flexible, positive, and able to adapt effectively to challenging and emergency situations.  
  • Ability to create strong strategic relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Possession of valid BC Driver’s License and reliable vehicle.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills and positive work ethic.  
  • Well developed skills in prioritizing, organization, decision making, time management, and verbal/written communication skills. 
  • Focused, versatile, dependable, multi-task oriented, flexible, positive, able to adapt effectively to challenging and emergency situations.  
  • Ability to create strong strategic relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to analyze situations accurately and effectively. 
  • Proven adaptability to differing cultural and business environments.
  • Excellent personal motivation with a proven ability to build and work collaboratively in a strong team concept environment.  
  • Ability to work independently and successfully meeting quotas.  
  • Able to travel and work periodic evenings and weekends.  
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, project management/construction software, and asset management software.
  • Ability to travel within BC as required.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS 

LOCATION

West Vancouver, BC.

THIS IS A JOB OPENING POST 

This position is posted by Iron & Earth. Your interest in this position would involve participating in the Net-Zero Pathways (NZP) Program, once hired by the employer. 

The Net-Zero Pathways Program will enable self-identified and engaged Indigenous and fossil fuel workers, members of underserved communities (list or not?)  to diversify their skills into the net-zero sector.

NZP is a 7-week program that provides one-on-one case management, employability soft skills teachings, and engagement with employers to recruit and hire skilled workers seeking reliable employment opportunities. 

Week 1: Introduction /overview of the renewable energy sector. NZP offers a fully paid 5-day (including wrap-around financial assistance) employability and employer-based workshop with an overview of the opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

Weeks 2-7: Hands on training. We will assist you for the first 6 weeks of your employment onboarding with an employer in the renewable energy industry.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send their résumé/CV and cover letter to [email protected]  
Please mention Job 41 when applying.

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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.

 

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Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.