Senior Construction Coordinator
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, CA
9h ago

Overview

The Senior Construction Coordinator will be responsible for the provision of contract administration, co-ordination and field review of projects under construction or installation across the University’s campus, facilities and infrastructure.

These projects will include construction of alterations, renovations, replacement, upgrading and small additions to existing buildings, structures, roads, walkways, signs and landscaping contributing towards providing a safe and accessible, invitingly clean and comfortable, functionally-enriched and well-maintained campus environment through service excellence.

Strategic Planning

  • Assists with and supports the department’s strategic planning efforts addressing stewardship responsibilities and long-term sustainability of the University’s campus, facilities and infrastructure and maximizing opportunities for efficient delivery of campus services and optimal investments in University-wide infrastructure
  • Operations

  • Acts as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing contract administration and ensuring that contracted work is performed in accordance with the drawings and specifications, good workmanship standards and meets the University’s requirements
  • Participate in the design process by attending design meetings when required and provide input for larger projects
  • Organize the site visits in co-operation with the project leader, assist in the preparation of the bidder’s lists and comment on tender results
  • The position has a direct influence on the safety, quality of construction and value received as well as ensuring minimal disruption to the teaching and research activityArranges contractor access (keys, parking etc.
  • Reservation / scheduling space to permit the work to take placeVerifying site conditions prior to work commencing by the contractorField review of work to ensure that the project is on schedule and in accordance with the plans and specificationsCoordination of both external contractors and internal University forces e.

    g. tie-ins to mechanical and electrical systemsProvides clear and concise direction to the contractor and communicates clearly and timely the status of the project to affected partiesAnticipating and resolving problems due to site conditionsEvaluation and recommendation of change ordersCertifying labour on time and material projectsVerifying that contractors invoices align with the work completedPreparation of certificates of paymentEnsures that all documentation (notice to Ministry of Labour, bonds, insurance, permits, as-built drawings etc.

    are submitted in a timely mannerProvides back-up to other Construction Coordinators during vacation and other absencesInput time in the electronic time reporting system on a daily basis and keep time sheets and project tracking software up to date

  • Assist with planning activities, short and long-term campus and facilities planning to support the departments’ strategic and operational direction
  • Other

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned and supports departmental activities
  • Qualifications

  • Completion of a 2 year community college program in architectural, construction, electrical or mechanical technology
  • An equivalent combination of education and / or experience will be considered
  • 8 years of related experience required
  • Knowledge of local building codes and regulations, standards, and building structures
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables and to monitor project tasks
  • Strong analytic, oral, and written communication skills
  • Experience in institutional projects is preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a deep commitment to customer service, proven innovative approach to problem solving and an aptitude towards service excellence and responsiveness
  • Intermediate in the following programs : AutoCAD, MS Word, Excel, Access
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