Manager, Project Management Services

Employment type: Full-time
City: Victoria
Last visit: 2014-07-17
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-07-17


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The University of Victoria (UVic) is a leading research-intensive university in Canada. The University provides a rich and supportive learning community for its 20,000 students and approximately 4,600 employees. Widely recognized for excellence in research, teaching and community engagement, UVic is a rich and supportive learning community that provides innovative programs and experiential learning in a diverse and welcoming West Coast environment.

Manager, Project Management Services - Posting 2014188

Facilities Management | Capital Development


Posted: Jul 16, 2014, 9:00am

Expiring: Aug 12, 2014, 4:30pm

Salary: $75,331 - $84,784 per annum

Classification: SG17

Employee group: PEA

Position number: 993161

Position description

As stewards of the campus, Facilities Management fosters and enriches an inviting and functional environment that welcomes and supports all who come here. Facilities Management’s customers include Deans, departments, faculty, staff and students. The department’s branches work together as a team to ensure a high standard of customer service delivery, as well as the effective, efficient and safe performance for the operation, development and maintenance of campus buildings. 

Reporting to the Director of Capital Development, the Manager of Project Management Services is responsible for the management and oversight of design and construction services for the delivery of the university's capital projects and related services. The Manager is responsible for the team of staff as well as contracted resources, and provides leadership and expertise to project stakeholders across the campus, including academics, researchers, unit leaders, students, staff and other through the full cycle management of projects from planning and design through to delivery and closeout. 

These responsibilities require consultation and effective communications with internal user groups and external vendors. This position is responsible for the administration, reporting, and spending required for university projects funded through capital accounts and customer accounts. Responsibilities include liaising closely with Facilities' Managers, and assisting and guiding Facilities' staff and external service providers in the delivery of projects. 

Under the direction of the Director of Capital Development, this position is responsible for overall project management processes and delivery of capital projects on campus, and the training and coaching of project management staff in the areas of financial cost control, quality control, risk management, adherence to established schedules; makes recommendations and implements measures for improvements as required. This position provides direct management, supervision, training and mentoring of all the Project Officers within the department. 

For more details, please see the full position description.  


A university degree in Architecture, with registration in the relevant professional association in British Columbia, with minimum 8 years relevant experience in a project management role responsible for planning, design and construction contract administration.

Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience.

Experience and abilities to include:

Able to provide effective briefings, seminars, presentations, to both small and large audiences.

Extensive knowledge of capital project management, planning, design, construction and project administration.

Management / supervisory experience in the hiring and oversight of industry professional consulting and contracting services.

Able to lead and manage staff and outside project management service providers in a collaborative team approach.

Ability to manage and train staff in a collaborative team environment.

Demonstrated knowledge of legal aspects of construction contract law.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience could also be considered. Preference may be given to applicants with experience gained in a post-secondary or similarly large, complex and unionized environment.

To apply and to learn more about this and other opportunities available at the University of Victoria, interested individuals are invited to visit our website at:

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

Career Level: Management

Industry: Education

Job Function: Operations