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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:  $89,502 - $111,020

Senior Project Manager

These two opportunities in the City of Toronto’s Engineering & Construction Services Planning & Programming unit are ideal for quality-focused team leaders with extensive project management experience in an IT, engineering or land survey environment.

As a Senior Project Manager in Engineering, Data and Systems Support, you will provide project management and information technology expertise for Engineering and Construction Services information technology (IT) projects, including Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), land surveying, project tracking, and document management. The role of Senior Project Manager will see you delivering and implementing assigned projects by leading multidisciplinary project teams made up of consultants, assigned staff as well as client and stakeholder representatives. You may also direct and review the work of assigned staff and consultants, and will be accountable to the Project Sponsors for project delivery within the defined parameters.

Your primary responsibilities as a Senior Project Manager in one of these non-union positions will be varied. Managing and leading large, complex projects from inception to completion, you will:
• Develop, review and implement detailed plans and/or recommend policies regarding program-specific requirements.
• 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.
• Conduct research, ensuring that best practices, developments within the field, corporate policies, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government are taken into account.
• Oversee and evaluate the work performance of external service providers with respect to quality, timeline, cost and completion of required tasks, implement quality control and quality assurance, finalize contract payments and ensure that project expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budgets.
• Prepare budgets for assigned projects and deal with complex cost-sharing arrangements.
• Lead multidisciplinary project teams, supervising or directing team members, consultants and contractors.
• Provide specialized design services, technical advice and expertise to support the units of the Division, Cluster or Corporation.
• Modify established guidelines, standards and systems or processes, devise new approaches, apply existing criteria in innovative ways and draw conclusions from comparative situations.
• 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 as a technical specialist at project and organizational meetings with planners, administrators, contractors and other external service providers.
• 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 the award of contracts.
• Maintain relationships with councillors, the public, consultants, government agencies, developers, suppliers and contractors related to your responsibilities.
• Analyze business processes and related systems / data to enable continuous improvement and control measures for quality, efficiency and effectiveness of services, and formulate recommendations.
• Review and analyze new technologies and best practices for utilization in existing or future service requirements.
• Produce, or supervise production of, all required documentation and ensure proper maintenance.
• Lead, solve, investigate and conduct studies, analyses and surveys, and research and develop effective solutions for complex problems, while controlling measures for quality, efficiency and effectiveness of services.
• Establish and maintain linkages to other City units to co-ordinate input and ensure effective partnership.
• 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 project management experience in an IT, engineering or land survey environment within the context of the job duties.
• Post-secondary diploma, certificate or degree in a field relevant to the business context of the position and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Knowledge of legislation related to job duties, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
• Proficiency using general computer software, including Microsoft Windows XP, Excel and Word.
• Ability to read, interpret, and report on engineering plans and drawings, specifications, correspondence, reports and other documents in a timely manner.
• Ability to plan, organize and coordinate projects and meet required timelines.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, at all organizational levels, including communicating technical information to a non-technical audience.
• Highly developed 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.
• Ability to plan, supervise and direct the work of staff, and an understanding of modern principles and practices of management and management controls.
• A valid Ontario Class G driver's licence and daily access to a vehicle may be required, for travel to various work locations in a timely 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 these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at www.toronto.ca/employment. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #1806481X, 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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