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Section Head, Project CoordinationRequisition ID: 13598
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Main Purpose and Function
The Section Head, Project Coordination leads a small team of project managers (civil engineers) and project coordinators that deliver small to medium sized Streets and Transportation infrastructure projects (typically <$3M) and provides construction support services to larger scale, highly coordinated projects, all in accordance with the City’s Project Management Framework (PMF) and Organizational Quality Management (OQM) programs.
The Section Head is responsible for the teams’ overall performance, continuous process improvement and the training and development of staff and also plays a key role in the coordination of projects across branches and departments and works closely with internal Operations staff to manage schedule and resources. The position may also manage projects directly as required (typically where project complexity is high).
The position reports to the Manager, Streets Design Branch.
- Responsible for the coordination of all streets and transportation capital projects
- Coordinates and communicates with clients and stakeholders (internal groups such as the Project Delivery, Engineering Standards and Strategy, Transportation Design, and Utilities branches, as well as developers, consultants and contractors)
- Develops project schedules that ensure the necessary resources are made available to meet timelines
- Ensures timely updates and metrics are made available to clients and stakeholders
- Liaises with a number of other working groups to ensure that the appropriate resources are committed to make projects successful
- Collaborates closely with internal design and operations branches
- Provides leadership and guidance to staff including hiring, assigning responsibilities, evaluating performance, coaching, mentoring, training and development, and discipline up to and including termination.
- Leads the control of project related documents and delivers all work in accordance with COV standards and procedures and applies project management best practices (i.e., the Project Management Framework, and OQM)
- Identifies opportunities for process improvement
- Optimizes co-dependent project schedules amongst multiple infrastructure groups to speed up project deliverables and maximize return on investment
- Works with Supply Chain to procure external construction services such as consultants and contractors
Education and Experience:
- University degree in Engineering with a minimum five years’ experience in the design and/or construction of public works and project management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
- Registration or eligibility for registration as Professional Engineer in British Columbia
- Project Management Professional (PMP) designation would be an asset
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated working knowledge of streets engineering principles and techniques
- Demonstrated working knowledge of infrastructure design, construction and project management best practices
- Working knowledge of the Master Municipal Construction Documents
- Working knowledge of the City of Vancouver Streets Restoration Manual
- Solid knowledge of human resources management principles, policies and practices including recruitment and selection, leadership, performance and attendance management
- Demonstrated ability to build relationships, promote technical initiatives/standards, facilitate collaboration and engage stakeholders at all levels
- Demonstrated ability to make effective and timely decisions; be committed to excellent service delivery; successfully manage competing priorities,
- Strong capabilities to create and manage branch and program budgets, schedules and work plan
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to promote a supportive, respectful and safe work environment are required
- Excellent writing and presentation skills
- Demonstrated ability in leading, coordinating and collaborating with City staff, outside agencies and the public
- Ability to resolve conflict, and manage multiple tasks and competing priorities
Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Position Start Date: 06/03/2019
Application Close: June 19, 2019
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