Under the general direction of the Associate Director and working with the client, the Project Manager I (PM I) is the primary point of contact assigned to independently manage and overseemajor construction and renovation projects on all three campuses at the University of Toronto.
The Project Manager I is typically assigned projects that are complex in nature with a construction value of up to $5 million.
These projects typically have a shorter duration of project completion (typically range from 6-18 months).Typical projects include, but are not limited to : elevator modernization, signage projects, labs with one technical area of focus (including clean labs, fume hoods, small scientific research equipment, venting considerations), office renovations with single department / group occupant, various renovations within heritage buildings which require City and U of T Planning involvement as well as heritage consultants, electrical service upgrades to several buildings, and installation of back flow preventors in multiple buildings.
Education : Bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture, tracking towards professional licensure through the OAA or PEO.
Experience : Six (6) years’ related experience managing building construction / renovation projects in the construction industry, including related experience in design.
Demonstrated experience managing construction project budgets and timeline forecasts.
Skills : Computer-based project scheduling / management experience (e.g. MS Project) is required. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and working knowledge of AutoCaDD.
superior interpersonal skills and ability to influence. Ability to exercise patience, tact, diplomacy and discretion. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a consultative team environment.
Highly developed creativity to deal with unique problems and initiative. Proven ability to respond to frequently changing priorities.
Budget management skills. Proven ability to manage multiple projects within strict budget and timeline constraints. Minute-taking skills.
Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations and legislature, including OHSA, WHMIS. Reviews design drawings prepared by professional licensed engineers and architects, whereby the incumbent must have thorough understanding of the legislative boundaries and ethical requirements that govern these professions.
Valid Ontario Class G’ driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.