As a major anchor institution in the eastern GTA, UTSC combines the intimacy of a close-knit campus, the breadth of the liberal arts and the depth and rigor of one of the world’s best research universities. Fostering a vibrant culture of community engagement, UTSC students cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
The 300-acre UTSC campus has grown from its early buildings, designed by architect John Andrew and inspired by the dramatic landscape of the Highland Creek Valley to include new residential, athletics, research and teaching facilities. Expansion has been guided by the strong fundamentals of the original Scarborough College with a commitment to high quality architecture, natural open spaces, deep environmental considerations and a student-centered experience. Within this context, the University of Toronto Scarborough’s Department of Design and Construction Management offers a unique opportunity to undertake a diverse range of project types within a similarly diverse range of buildings. The Department’s projects involve renovations and additions to existing buildings with construction budgets which typically range from $50K to $5M. Our goal is to create innovative and timely solutions that will contribute to enhancing the built environment for faculty, students and staff in support of the University’s mission.
Under general direction of the Director, Architecture, Planning and Project Development, this position reports directly to the Senior Manager, Project Development and Management and works closely with assigned clients and other Project Managers. The Project Manager is the primary point of contact for assigned projects in the small to medium range of construction value and complexity and may provide assistance on projects of greater complexity and value (up to $5M). The incumbent is responsible for overall implementation of projects from concept to completion and for managing the different phases of the project. This may include planning, consultant selection, design, tender and contractor selection, construction, commissioning and occupancy. The incumbent prepares, reviews and manages correspondence, reviews and provides feedback on drawings, ensures appropriate reviews are undertaken, and provides assistance to the client to ensure understanding and agreement on decisions. The Project Manager manages changes in project scope, identifies potential risks and devises contingency plans. Overarching goals of keeping the project on time and budget within the agreed upon scope are also the responsibility of the Project Manager.
Because the incumbent must review design drawings prepared by professional engineers and licensed architects, s/he must understand the legislative and ethical requirements that govern these professions. The incumbent must at all times conduct oneself with a high degree of professionalism and within the ethical conduct requirements of the professions.
This position may require travel to consultant/supplier offices.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture tracking towards professional licensure or equivalent education and experience. Project Management Professional (PMP) designation desirable.
Five (5) years’ related experience in the construction industry overseeing a range of projects ranging in size and complexity, including some related experience in design and construction. Demonstrated experience managing construction projects, budget management, timeline forecasts.
Computer-based project scheduling/management experience (e.g. MS Project) is required. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and working knowledge of CAD.
Demonstrated organizational, project management and leadership skills. Superior oral and written communication skills; superior interpersonal skills. Ability to exercise patience, tact, diplomacy and discretion. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a consultative team environment. Highly developed creativity and initiative. Budget management skills. Proven ability to manage multiple projects within strict budget and timeline constraints. Proven ability to respond to frequently changing priorities.
Please note that this a term appointment from February 2019 to January 2020.
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