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Organization:  City of Toronto
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  Canada
State/Province:  Ontario
City:  Toronto
Salary and Benefits:  "non-disclosed"

Play a key role in Capital Works Delivery and/or Planning and Programming as a senior project manager with the City of Toronto, applying your extensive engineering project management experience.

As a Senior Project Manager in a Capital Works Delivery Unit, you will provide technical expertise, project management and contract administration services to plan, design and construct large, complex, multidisciplinary projects involving roads, TTC track, wastewater, water and wet weather flow conveyance and treatment infrastructure. The role of Senior Project Manager involves overseeing, reviewing and directing the work of staff and engineering consultants, and preparing bid packages to engage consultants and contractors.

As a Senior Project Manager in Planning and Programming - Portfolio Management & Support, you will provide technical expertise, stakeholder management and consultation, program and project management services for the capital works program and project planning of large complex capital works projects. These including sewers, watermains, roads and TTC track, as well as projects related to water, wastewater and wet weather flow infrastructure. In the role of Senior Project Manager, you will oversee, review and direct the work of staff, and may also be required to work with engineering consultants and to engage consultants by preparing Requests for Proposals.


Your primary responsibilities as a Senior Project Manager in this non-union role will be varied. Managing and leading large, complex projects from inception to completion, you will:

• Assess funding, schedule and scope requirements, develop Terms of Reference, fully define project deliverables, manage change conditions and ensure effective teamwork, communication, high standards of work quality, organizational performance, documentation and continuous learning.
• Oversee and evaluate the work performance of external service providers with respect to quality, timeline, cost and completion of required tasks, implementing quality control and quality assurance, finalizing contract payments and ensuring that project expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budgets.
• Participate in preparing capital and operational budgets, and deal with complex cost-sharing arrangements.
• Lead multidisciplinary project teams, supervising or directing team members, consultants and contractors.
• Identify, evaluate and provide technical expertise and recommendations for resolving complex issues with assigned projects.
• Ensure compliance with guidelines by acting as a signing authority.
• Represent the Division, Cluster or City at meetings with the public, stakeholders and councillors, and the Division as a technical specialist at project and organizational meetings with planners, administrators, contractors and other external service providers, as well as at hearings, court proceedings, grievances and arbitrations and other tribunals.
• Lead the review of drawings, purchasing documents, project plans and specifications prepared by staff, contractors and consultants.
• Prepare Committee and Council reports, presentations, purchasing documents, contract plans, specifications and estimates.
• Evaluate proposals and/or bids and make recommendations for award of contracts.
• Secure permits and approvals required from external agencies.
• Maintain relationships with councillors, the public, consultants, government agencies, developers, suppliers and contractors related to your responsibilities.
• Produce, or supervise production of, all required documentation and ensure proper maintenance.
• Perform site inspections and condition assessments for construction projects.
• Promote standardization relating to project administration, documentation, processes, and technical and system design.
• Represent the Division and the Division's business needs on assigned cross-divisional projects.
• Develop business requirements and agreements for service and process re-engineering, systems development, deployment and support.


Your application for the role of Senior Project Manager must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
• Extensive experience applying the principles of Engineering related to job duties.
• Extensive project management experience in an Engineering environment related to job duties.
• Considerable knowledge of, and experience applying, legislation related to the position, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
• Proficiency using general computer software, including Microsoft Windows XP, Excel and Word.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, at all organizational levels, including communicating technical information to a non-technical audience.
• Interpersonal and team skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with contractors, colleagues, elected officials, consultants, developers and other internal and external clients and stakeholders.
• Proven ability to provide work direction to staff, and an understanding of modern principles and practices of management and management controls.
• Ontario Certified Engineering Technologist and Technician Certificate (OACETT), an asset.
• PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), an asset.
• Valid Ontario Class G driver's licence and daily access to a vehicle, in order to travel to various work locations and construction sites in a timely, efficient manner.

Salary range: $89,502 - $111,020 per year

Imagine working for the city you love

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto is dedicated to developing customer service excellence and creating a transparent and accountable government. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Senior Project Manager within our Engineering & Construction Services Division.

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at www.toronto.ca/employment. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #1804114X, by July 2, 2013.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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