Capital Project Manager

School District No. 36 (Surrey)



School District No. 36 (Surrey)


Capital Project Manager


The Capital Project Office working on behalf of the Board of Education of Surrey School District (SD36) is seeking a seasoned and skilled Project Manager to implement over half a billion dollars in capital construction projects over the next decade.

As the largest and fastest growing school district in BC, SD36 is a progressive, dynamic and fast growing school district, offering a wide range of educational programs and opportunities for more than 74,000 learners.  The district supports more than 10,800 employees including over 6,200 teachers at 130 sites and schools with over $690 million operating budget.  Growing by up to 1000 students per year, there is a need for new schools and school upgrades.

The Capital Project Manager will be responsible for managing the planning, implementation and completion of major capital projects ranging in values from $0.5M to $90M. This project management work involves technical, contractual, planning and financial activities required for capital project delivery. The work involves applying project management and technical knowledge to new school construction, additions and major renovation projects (seismic, building envelope and mechanical upgrades), within long-term maintenance considerations and budget limitations. 

The Capital Project Manager negotiates / manages fees and construction costs, directs activities of architects, consultants, contractors and liaises with school administrators and various district staff on behalf of the School Board. Financial control of individual projects is required, with record keeping assistance provided by SD36 Finance Department. The employee exercises considerable independence of judgment and action in order to maintain the project budget and schedule for several projects simultaneously.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Manages production of contract documentation and administers contracts including correspondence, plans and specifications, approval documentation, site instructions, notice of change, contemplated change orders, change orders, change directives, contractual notices and invoices.
  • Liaises with architects, consultants, contractors, municipal authorities, district maintenance staff and school administrators to ensure that the interest and needs of the school board are reflected in the final project.
  • Supervises and/or directs SD36 staff, contractors and consultants as required.
  • Participates in a consultative process with facility users, designers, and senior management during the planning phase of projects.
  • Assists in preparation of funding submissions to the ministry, project cost estimates, and project schedules.
  • Manages assigned projects from start to completion ensuring legislative and contract compliance for satisfactory project completion.
  • Carries out regular field reviews of construction progress to ensure general conformance with the contract documents and prepares progress reports as required. Ensures satisfactory contractor performance; directs the change order process.
  • Ensures satisfactory project completion within the authorized budget.
  • Assists in preparation and review of computerized financial recordkeeping of ongoing projects by reviewing and approving invoices, reviewing and managing detailed project cost reports showing commitments, expenditures and available or received funding. May direct preparation of design aid sheets for existing buildings and proposed projects as required.
  • Manages contract and legal dispute processes as required. Provides dispute and claims resolution advice for senior management on legal claims issues.  Resolves contractual issues up to designated level.  Recommends and carries out contract termination in cases of unsatisfactory performance.

Skills and Attributes
  • Strong, clear, concise communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Exemplary problem-solving skills.Ability to seek creative solutions to difficult problems.
  • Assertive, strong negotiation skills to ensure others meet expectations and interests of the Board are met or exceeded.

Required Education, Experience and Certification
  • University graduation in Engineering or Architecture or Registered Quantity Surveyor or graduate of an Institute of Technology.
  • Minimum of ten years project management experience.
  • Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Certificate in Project Management or a Project Management Professional designation from PMI is desirable.

Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations
  • Eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer, PMP, Architect, or as an Applied Science Technologist (Building Construction) in an appropriate discipline.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License (Business use of personal vehicle will be required).

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. We are proud of our education successes but also our employment environment. We are one of British Columbia’s Top 100 Employers, and a 2019 “Canada’s Greenest Employer” recipient.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply on Make a Future or forward their resumes with supporting documents, references and cover letter, quoting the competition number by 4pm Monday, August 6th, 2019.

Competition #1049-19
Human Resources Department
School District 36 (Surrey)
14033 92 Ave, Surrey, BC V3V 0B7

Note: Successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment.  Only those persons selected for interviews will be contacted.  To all others, thank you for your interest.

Organization: School District No. 36 (Surrey)
Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Project Management
Posted: July 11, 2019, 10:46 am
Expires: August 6, 2019, 4:00 pm

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