Project Manager (Lulu Island Energy Company) - City of Richmond

City of Richmond

Project Manager (Lulu Island Energy Company)

Department LIEC Administration
Division LIEC Administration
Job ID  2022-0326
The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community. The City of Richmond offers competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits and attractive incentives. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada”, then please apply.

Lulu Island Energy Company (LIEC) is a leader in developing district energy systems that reduce carbon emissions, while delivering affordable and reliable heating and cooling. LIEC is committed to providing efficient energy services for space heating, cooling and domestic hot water, providing reliable, resilient local energy, and operating and maintaining low carbon energy systems.

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the Project Manager’s primary responsibility is to oversee the design, construction and operations of district energy systems projects, as well as to provide support with the administration of existing and new district energy partnerships. This position will coordinate with new developments to ensure connection to district energy systems, manage the implementation of the City Centre district energy expansion plan and provide support to LIEC team with the growth and expansion of the existing district energy systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage, administer and oversee district energy infrastructure design and construction projects.
  • Manage operations and maintenance, new customer connections, permit application review and legal agreement execution.
  • Coordinate with developers, developers’ design teams, LIEC consultants and LIEC partners on the preparation of concept designs, feasibility analysis and financial models for district energy projects.
  • Provide support to senior staff and management with the negotiation of various agreements (i.e. memorandums of understanding, infrastructure, partnership and asset transfer agreements)
  • Manage the work of consultants, contractors and operating partners.
  • Work with finance team in preparing, tendering, and awarding RFP’s and contracts, soliciting expression of interests, design and design review; plan and manage budgets and process associated financial reports.
  • Provide recommendations, technical information and evaluations relating to constructing infrastructure and project feasibility to management and stakeholders, based on Master Municipal Construction Documents (Platinum Edition), Canadian Construction Documents Committee documents, LIEC District Energy Guidelines and standard utility practice.
  • Work with LIEC operators to identify scope and delivery of minor capital and emergency operational projects.
  • Communicate, liaise, and direct the work of all relevant internal and external stakeholders and customers.
  • Review customer rates, and initiate and manage customer reporting and billing.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience with, ability in, and knowledge of project management, contract management, and negotiations for capital projects of varying type, size and complexity.  Duties span the full project lifecycle, from preparing needs analyses and developing scope and schedules, to assisting with procurement, to detailed tracking of progress and forecasting final costs, to project close-out.
  • Ability to make recommendations on alternate designs, differing material or methods, and choice of professionals for projects to ensure efficient use of resources.
  • Technical skills in utility, municipal and/or building engineering; knowledge of relevant construction techniques.
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in district energy construction, operations, and maintenance is desirable.
  • Knowledge of contract law and other regulatory and contract management risks and issues.
  • Ability to lead and manage staff, outside project management service providers and LIEC partners in a collaborative team approach.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders and public, both written and verbal, including the ability to prepare written reports and give presentations to a wide variety of audiences including public committees.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze information, anticipate and recognize problems and opportunities, create and evaluate alternatives.
  • Demonstrated ability and skills in business development, including ability to engage with multiple stakeholders and negotiate technical and financial terms is desirable.
  • Ability to satisfy a wide array of customer, environmental, code, and technical requirements or issues and develop creative solutions.
  • Strong attention to detail, strong analytical, conceptual thinking, and problem-solving skills are essential.
  • Positive attitude and ability to interact positively with stakeholders, and excel at customer service.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision making.
  • Strategic thinker and entrepreneurial

Qualifications and Experience:
University Degree in Engineering or Applied Science (preferably Mechanical), with registration in the relevant professional association in British Columbia, plus minimum of 2 – 5 years of experience in district energy and HVAC design, including a combination of engineering and project management experience in design, construction, consultant administration, and contract administration.

An equivalent combination of education and experience on utility or large building infrastructure projects would also be considered.  Experience in municipal, utility or consulting engineering would be desirable.

Licences, Certificates and Registrations:

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientist of British Columbia (EGBC) is preferred, but not mandatory. 
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License for the Province of British Columbia

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) credential recommended.
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification is an asset.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification is an asset.

Working Conditions:
Duties are mostly performed in an office environment, with some field work, including construction site visits and inspections.

Additional Information:
Employee Group: Exempt
Position Status: Regular Full-Time
Duration of Appointment: NA
Salary Range: $97,536 - $121,920
Hours of Work: 8:15am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday on a compressed work-week schedule.
Application Posted: 9/14/22
External Closing Date: 2/13/23
Openings: 1


Organization: City of Richmond
Location: Richmond, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Project Management, Energy Management
Posted: January 24, 2023, 9:16 am
Expires: February 13, 2023, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $97,536.00 to $121,920.00 Year

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