Civic Development Project Manager - City of Burnaby

Civic Development Project Manager

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Regular Full Time

$, plus competitive benefits


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Last Updated:
6/22/22 9:02 AM

As the third largest City in British Columbia, the City of Burnaby is committed to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community.  As a City, we provide facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community.  With this in mind, comes great responsibility – we seek likeminded individuals who are passionate about the community, work with integrity and respect, and are innovative when it comes to the work and services Burnaby provides to our citizens.

We have an exciting opportunity in our Lands and Facilities department! The Civic Development Project Manager is responsible for the feasibility assessments and preliminary design for major civic building projects ranging from new building construction to major renovations throughout the City. The successful candidate is someone who holds knowledge of: architectural design, engineering and construction principles and practices as well as the rules, BC Building Code, regulations, and policies governing the construction industry; and a solid understanding of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guidelines and standards.

You act as project manager on retaining consultants and coordinating preliminary work on major civic building construction and/or major renovation projects; oversee, schedule and direct the work of technical staff, architectural and engineering consultants, and include public engagement and stakeholder input. This role also prepares terms of reference for design and construction proposals from external consultants. Evaluates and selects proposals and tenders for major projects; reviews and approves architectural and engineering design and drafting work performed by consultants and ensure conformance of contractor’s work to city standards and specifications. Conducts field inspections; monitors and evaluates the work of technical subordinates, consultants and contractors; reviews and approves change orders; Prepares complex technical reports for Committees and Council; project specifications and budgets; and assists the legal department in matters pertaining to agreements between the City and contractor. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include degree in Architecture or Engineering with a Professional Engineering designation (P.Eng) with a minimum of 10 experience in project management and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. We are seeking someone with strong leadership skills to act as project manager; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts; work independently and within a team environment; problem solve; communicate effectively orally and in writing. The role also requires skill in the use of various software applications such as MS Office, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Project Management software. Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.

Please submit your application no later than July 22, 2022.

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire.  External applicants who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a personal characteristic protected by the BC Human Rights Code can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. City of Burnaby employees can refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for City staff.

Copies of relevant professional certificates or degrees will be required at the time of the interview. We thank all candidates for applying, but only those short listed will be contacted

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Organization: City of Burnaby
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Project Management, Architecture
Posted: June 22, 2022, 2:18 pm
Expires: July 22, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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