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Main Purpose and Function
The Senior Project Manager of the Boating and Blueways program will be responsible for developing policy for water-based travel in the waters around Vancouver, as well as leading water transportation infrastructure improvements in the city, including managing dock infrastructure and leases and overseeing operations.
The Senior Project Manager reports directly to the Manager of Transportation Design. This individual will work closely with multidisciplinary team of planners, engineers and various internal stakeholders (Structures, Street Operations, Parks and Recreation, etc) as well as external stakeholders including the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Federal Government, and boating organizations and operators.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees the Boating and Blueways program
Exercises leadership abilities and effective communication skills to bring together a variety of internal and external stakeholders to develop policies and strategies to promote and manage boating around Vancouver
Manages dock policy, infrastructure , and operations
Proactively works with others to negotiate leases and operation agreements with water transportation operators, private landowners, and the Government branches
Works with pleasure craft, commercial operators and public in the safe and effective operations of public dock infrastructure and waterways
Manages contracts to build and repair City infrastructure including docks, anchoring, signage, wayfinding, and other infrastructure
Review development proposals and provide recommendations for boating-related infrastructure
Prepare recommendations and information and presents the Boating and Blueways Programs to colleagues, senior management and committees
Ensures the Boating and Blueways Program is coordinated with overall design schedule and budgets
Participates in Branch strategic planning and decision making
Responds to requests and inquires for new boating services
Education and Experience :
University degree in Civil Engineering or Transportation Engineering or a related field;
A minimum of 8 years’ experience in policy development, project management ; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
Knowledge and experience in boating-related matters and dock infrastructure is preferred
Project Management experience preferably consistent with the Project Management Institute (PMI) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Demonstrated working knowledge of emerging trends and best practices in the planning and design of boating infrastructure
Proven experience managing complex projects or programs
Demonstrated ability to hire, lead and manage performance of staff
Ability to prepare technical presentations and reports on complex design issues and deliver presentations to all levels colleagues, senior management and committees
Ability to read and interpret complex engineering plans and specifications and perform complex design drafting
Strong working knowledge of AutoCAD, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Proven ability to work independently to produce quality materials and recommendations within tight timeframes
Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, decision making and discretion
Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment or independently
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and ability to deal tactfully with staff, agencies and the public
Experience working with junior engineering assistants and other technical staff
Business Unit / Department : Engineering Services
Affiliation : Exempt
Employment Type : Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date : April 2019
Position End Date : April 2021
Application Close : March 20, 2019
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