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Stantec Senior Project Manager in Ottawa, Ontario

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Your Opportunity

As a senior project manager within our buildings team located in Ottawa, Ontario you will work to assist clients through the planning and creation of fiscally responsible, award-winning laboratory facility projects. Your experience ensures that you are familiar with laboratory design, construction plans, specifications, estimates and Canadian building codes. You will be managing laboratory projects where sustainability is a key performance indicator. You will manage a team of architects, engineers, technologists across multiple and support staff across multiple firms, overseeing the development of integrated design proposals, functional programming, options analysis and concept designs for a variety of unique lab facilities. You will be leading and mentoring others while collaborating with team members to contribute to the final deliverables as required under instruction from the Program Manager.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing complex tasks on multiple, large scope, highly complex laboratory projects.

  • Effectively participate and help to win work in interviews for potential projects.

  • Plan, organize, and directs the work throughout the life of the project to successfully deliver the project to the client.

  • Day-to-day project oversight and communication with the client and project team.

  • Keeps the overall Program Management team informed of progress on project expectations, deadlines, and deliverables and understand the limits of the decision-making responsibilities of the role.

  • Develop, track, update, forecast and modify the project schedule and budget throughout all phases of the project.

  • Lead the client and project team to assure that the project design meets the client budget, schedule, program, and design intent.

  • Assists in the negotiation and development of project agreements.

  • Develop and manage project budget, schedule, and overall work plan to realize target financial performance.

  • Mentor Assistant Project Managers and motivate project teams.

  • Assure that Project Management Framework tasks are timely completed and properly documented.

  • Lead project coordination and client/site meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, client, contractor and sub-contractors.

  • Manage and track change orders, applications for payment by contractors and other contractual modifications impacting budget and schedule.

  • Evaluate, advise on and assist in resolving disputes and claims.

  • Work with Operations Manager in determining project staffing needs and recommending personnel.

  • Direct client invoicing and effectively manage collections.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Strong experience managing laboratory projects $150M or greater in construction cost.

  • Previous experience working within Joint Venture projects is preferred.

  • Previous experience working with federal, provincial and/or municipal clients is preferred.

  • Design-build and alternate project delivery experience preferred.

  • Extensive project experience supporting the ability to win work during proposal response.

  • Capable of simultaneously supporting multiple projects.

  • Excellent understanding of laboratory design codes and guidelines, accessibility codes, life-safety codes, building construction systems, means and methods, materials, and industry associated standards.

  • Proactively take appropriate action without requiring continued direction or guidance.

  • Effectively manage multiple deadlines and priorities.

  • Team player with the client, entire project team and contractor.

  • Excellent negotiator and communicator.

  • Requires understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, Prefer experience with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUP.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field & Registered Architect or Registered Professional Engineer. Minimum of 10 years of experience.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Mechanical Engineer

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Ottawa

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190003BM