Looking for Architects : Level 2 Project Managers
Federal Public Service
Québec (Québec)
5d ago

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When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.

As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Duties

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is tasked with a wide variety of high-profile projects and has a mandate that permits us to do many different types of work.

We enter into agreements with other federal departments on project parameters and pull together the required resources to complete them.

We provide many different kinds of real property services such as workplace layout, penitentiaries, heritage buildings, expansion or change in usage of buildings, etc.

As a Level 2 Project Manager, you will be responsible for the following activities :

  • Manage project development and execution by managing teams responsible for the planning, design. construction, commissioning and evaluation of low-
  • complexity projects and / or technically complex projects with low-value, in order to meet time, cost, scope and quality requirements, in accordance with departmental commitments to the clients.

  • Manage projects' budget and resources. Produce contract documentation and specifications for the projects. Manage the acquisition of professional services (internal or external).
  • Conduct quality control activities as well as reviews during all phases of service delivery, to ensure that all objectives of time, cost and quality are being met to the client's satisfaction.
  • Work environment

    A wide range of opportunities exist for individuals seeking new challenges in a highly dynamic work environment. Joining PSPC is advantageous for several reasons :

    Our offices are located in major urban centers of Montréal and Québec; those in Montréal have easy access to public transport (subway, train station, bus) while those in Québec, surrounded by nature, adjoin an arboretum and have a fantastic view of the river no matter the season!

    Since January 2018, employees of Place Bonaventure have been working in an activity-based work environment. What does this mean?

    There are various types of work stations suited to diverse tasks, meaning that you won’t have an assigned workspace. Make your workplace your own!

  • Reflection rooms
  • Telephone booths
  • Collaboration spaces with a TV screen
  • Adjustable work stations
  • Latest tools and tech
  • And much more!
  • Take advantage of alternative working arrangements including telework, a compressed workweek, or a flexible schedule all while contributing to an organization dedicated to ensuring the well-

    being of its staff. In fact, PSPC is the first department to appoint a mental health Ombudsman.

    Did you know that PSPC was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers in 2018 for a second year in a row? We invite you to join an organization that is committed to ensuring an inclusive workplace and respect for all!

    Intent of the process

    The first extraction of applications was completed in June 2018 and evaluations for this round are ongoing. A second extraction may be done in winter 2019.

    Many rounds of extraction and evaluation may be conducted in order to create pools which would be used to staff identical or similar positions within PSPC whose duration, linguistic profile, and / or security requirements could vary depending on the position to be staffed.

    Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

    Information you must provide

    Your résumé.

    A covering letter in 600 words (maximum) "Describe your career path and tell us why you’re the best person for the position.

    Emphasize one or two experiences that make you the best candidate."

    In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

    A bachelor’s degree in architecture from a recognized university is required.

    You must be a member of the Ordre des architectes du Québec.

    You must also possess the following experience :

    1) Recent* experience in design and supervision of construction projects

    2) Recent* working experience within multidisciplinary project teams

    3) Recent* and considerable experience in delivering architecture services applied to all phases of project realization (design, supervision and acceptance)

    4) Recent* and considerable experience in project management at the planning, design and execution phases

  • Recent means : experience acquired through continuous work in a position over recent years. It will be assessed according to the duration, variety of performed tasks and types of projects.
  • Considerable experience will be assessed according to the duration, variety and complexity of performed tasks, your level of responsibility, as well as the type of projects and the number and level of stakeholders.

    If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

    Masters degree in project management

    Other recognized training in heritage architecture

    Experience of heritage conservation practices

    Experience in renovation or restoration of building or heritage buildings

    Experience in the design and the surveillance of heritage works or lighthouses or towers or other heritage structures

    Experience in restoration, office layout (fit-up) and minor or major construction projects

    Knowledge of masonry, design and supervision practices

    Be willing and able to move around safely on a construction site or an existing infrastructure site

    Be willing and able to travel by car, train or plane

    Be willing and able to travel in remote areas

    Be willing and able to work on an overtime basis, if necessary

    Hold a valid driver’s licence

    The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    Various language requirements

    French Essential

    Bilingual Imperative BBB / BBB

    An exam will be administered to evaluate the following :

    Knowledge of techniques and practices related to design and execution of architectural projects

    Knowledge of the application of standards, guidelines, laws and regulations regarding the execution of construction, restoration and renovation

    Knowledge of techniques and practices related to project management

    The following competencies will be evaluated in an interview and during all steps of the selection process :

    Client Service - Level 1

    Action-oriented management

    Project budget management

    Written and oral communication

    Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status security clearance

    Other information

    The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve.

    We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups when you apply.

    Reference checks may be sought.

    A random and / or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

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