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.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
EDUCATION, JOB-RELATED YEARS OF EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
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.