Bilingual Associate Project Director, Major Capital Projects
Ottawa, CA
2d ago


The Associate Project Director, Major Projects plans, oversees, and manages the end-to-end delivery of a designated program of projects, and ensures delivery within scope, budget and requirements.

At this level, projects have durations of 1-3 years, budgets in excess of $50 million and are typically of lower to moderate complexity, risk and exposure.

In addition, the role is accountable for a team of project support staff which may include Project Assistants to Senior Project Managers.


Accountable for management and delivery of capital projects in excess of $50 million, all with varying scope and scale for public sector clients

  • Regularly report on project status by means of schedule updates, meeting minutes, financial records and other reports
  • Provide oversight and leadership to the change management process, payment certificates and other contract or project
  • related administrative documents
  • Responsibility for managing a team of 1-6 project support staff which may include Senior Project Managers.
  • Ensure that client expectations and satisfaction are met or exceeded on all projects and the client’s best interests are represented with respect to contractual and technical issues
  • Recommend selection of project teams, organize teams and establish levels of authority and lines of communication
  • Lead the control of project related documents
  • Chair project and site meetings, find resolution to issues and coordinate between multiple stakeholders
  • Identifies program risks and develops and implements mitigation and contingency plans.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of project plans and budget, and overall execution of project delivery and close-out requirements.
  • Accountable for meeting key performance indicators / metrics for capital programs
  • Accountable for ensuring implementation of effective processes to support project delivery.
  • Accountable for meeting profitability
  • Accountable for employee-oriented activities including but not limited to employee engagement, development and
  • performance management, hiring and retention, compensation recommendations
  • May act in the role of Senior Project Manager, as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM EDUCATION : University graduation or professional certification (e.g. P. Eng, CMA, CGA or equivalent courses)

    JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE : More than ten years

    Knowledge & Skills

  • University degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or Engineering, preferred
  • 10-15 years of project management work experience
  • Proven track record of managing multiple projects ranging in typical value of $10 million in size or greater.
  • Federal government experience and understanding of project delivery
  • Health and safety experience
  • Well-developed program management abilities
  • Well-developed program budget and financial management abilities
  • Well-developed program risk mitigation and management abilities
  • Fully developed communication, influence, persuasion and negotiation skills along with ability to influence and negotiate with client representatives at the senior management level
  • Skilled at managing client relationships with ability to manage client relationships with representatives at the senior management level
  • Skilled at managing vendor relationships and performance
  • People leadership abilities
  • Possesses a continuous improvement and quality mindset along with a desire to continuously seek and incorporate best practices and technologies in order to optimize project delivery and deliver value to the client
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office applications in particular MS Project, MS Excel, MS Outlook, along with ability to quickly learn new applications
  • Licenses and / or Professional Accreditation

  • Federal Security Clearance at Reliability level for employment
  • One of the following, an asset :

  • Project Management Institute Accreditation.
  • Program Management Professional Accreditation.
  • LEED certification.
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