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Project Manager, Construction

Head Office, Construction
Downtown Vancouver

The position is responsible for assisting with all aspects of project delivery with a primary focus on pre-construction and specific project execution oversight for a variety of commercial and multi-residential projects. The position will also provide oversight and support on major landlord’s work for the commercial properties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the overall construction process for a select number of the Company’s projects;
  • Overseeing and contributing to the tender/procurement process for related projects;
  • Leading the maintenance of project and contract documents and reviewing them for completeness, accuracy and quality;
  • Managing and maintaining relationships with general contractors, construction managers, consultants, and subtrades;
  • Creating and maintaining construction budgets from design development through to final working drawings;
  • Participating in cross departmental coordination on behalf of the construction team (i.e. Sales and Marketing, Development and Property Management/Leasing);
  • Leading consultant and project meetings from the design development stages through to working drawings, providing input on constructability and value engineering;
  • Developing and maintaining construction project schedules with the use of software tools;
  • Auditing project schedules during construction to ensure projects remain on target;
  • Identifying potential risks and developing mitigation strategies to minimize project delays and cost overruns;
  • Reviewing and managing project change orders and design changes during construction;
  • Staying current regarding industry trends and best practices, implementing innovation techniques and processes to improve efficiency and reduce cost of construction;
  • Providing construction cashflow assessments for all related projects where necessary;
  • Leading the coordination and execution of all on-site and off-site utilities work with relevant consultants, third party utility companies and municipality;
  • Overseeing all construction activities and management of Tenant Improvement projects over $500K for the Company’s income producing properties;
  • Overseeing necessary municipal permit applications as they relate to construction and support the development permit process as needed;
  • Managing, reviewing and approving monthly invoicing as it relates to construction managers, general contracts, and subtrades;
  • Working with the construction team to create and maintain a database of current construction rates and industry trends; and
  • Respectfully and capably representing the best interests of Peterson in all internal and external dealings.

What You Bring

Academic, technical, and professional competence

  • Post-secondary education in Building Technology, Construction Management, Engineering or similar field;
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, MS Project, Blue Beam and other construction related software is an asset;
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel

Work Experience and Job Skills

  • A demonstrated track record with 4+ years’ in a related role:
  • Experience as a Project Coordinator, Estimator, Project Manager, or in a construction related field with expertise in pre-construction;
  • Demonstrated track record of dealing successfully with on-site trades and general contractors;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with a network of key stakeholders including contractors, consultants, engineers and subtrades, to achieve business objectives;
  • Superior project management skills – able to prioritize, plan and organize effectively

Salary Range: $100,000 to $130,000

Apply Now

We are an equal opportunity employer. Start challenging yourself today in an environment that embraces diversity and rewards innovation with competitive pay and great benefits. While we thank all candidates for their interest in joining our team, we will contact only those short-listed for an interview. Please note only Microsoft Word documents or PDF’s will be accepted. Submit your application through our online career centre.