Within the context of a client and family centred model of care and, in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Providence Health Care, the person promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.
The Senior Project Manager, Facilities Planning is responsible for overseeing and supporting the planning, design and/or implementation of assigned large facilities projects with a high degree of complexity at Providence Health Care including project planning, project management, communications, and contract management. Supervises assigned staff and provides leadership by directing work teams, contractors and consultants to ensure accountability and performance.
Knowledge of capital project planning and implementation processes including design, construction and procurement within current standards, codes, bylaws and regulations.
Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and ability to coach team members on these skills.
Broad knowledge of patient care delivery systems in primary, acute and community settings.
Demonstrated track record of delivering high value projects (>$1M) on time and on budget
Ability to interpret construction drawings and construction specifications.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage planning, design and construction projects simultaneously.
Understanding of available resources for projects and applicable stakeholder groups including feedback and detailed analysis on project processes.
Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead and inspire staff, and build a team environment that fosters trust and respect.
Ability to supervise and provide direction to team members.
Demonstrated ability to identify, plan, organize, prioritize and implement projects in a timely manner.
Demonstrated ability to work within a dynamic project environment with changing priorities.
Possesses business acumen and analytical skills to anticipate financial and business requirements and ensure effective use of resources.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, customer relations, communication and facilitation skills to develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
Ability to operate related equipment including related software applications.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
EducationBachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or related field. Professional designation plus seven (7) to ten (10) years’ recent, related, progressively responsible experience in all phases of project planning/design/construction management for a large complex multi-site organization, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
DutiesManages the planning and implementation of new facilities, larger renovation projects, and/or a portfolio of smaller projects from the initial planning and design stages through to implementation and completion; provides support by conveying policies and priorities, directing work and ensuring issues are resolved or escalated to appropriate level(s) to meet project deliverables and timelines.
Establishes project team structure by gathering input from stakeholders, identifying needs and skills required; directs and supervises assigned staff by assigning work, orientating staff, developing and implementing appropriate staff development and retention plans; conducts performance evaluations as required.
Establishes effective communications channels to ensure stakeholders are fully engaged and aware of project status; provides frequent clear and concise reports regarding ongoing issues, progress updates, challenges and opportunities.
Carries out project plans according to established Providence Health Care project methodologies and systems to ensure successful and coordinated completion of project components by facilitating consensus with stakeholders. Monitors project charter, plans, budget, scope, schedule, expenditures, client satisfaction and risks; reports on variances and impacts to deliverables, and makes recommendations to Providence Health Care leadership to mitigate cost overruns, maintain adherence to allocated budgets and timelines, and ensure delivery of a successful project.
Leads business plan development for large capital projects through the preparation of feasibility studies, analysis and solution development, development of the project charter, functional requirements, scope and design concepts, budgets and implementation planning.
Manages strategic space and facility planning initiatives including development of site master plans, regional planning studies, capital funding strategies and asset leveraging opportunities.
Monitors all planning and project activities at designated PHC sites, identifies areas of overlap, conflict, and coordination, and liaises with site and other staff to identify, recommend and implement management strategies.
Leads and oversees planning, design and contract preparation by engaging clinical planners, equipment planners, design consultants and various user groups for assigned projects; reviews and signs off schematic designs, design development documents, and working drawings and specs for functionality, attainment of program/facility needs, adherence to technical standards and specifications, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the design solution, consistency with best practices, energy & environmental sustainability, and building code compliance. Leads and/or facilitates all stages of project construction and operational commissioning.
Leads the engagement of professional consultants and contractors with support from Procurement; manages established contracts and oversees performance to ensure that consultants and contractors complete on obligations and deliverables; negotiates changes and resolves disputes within authorized limits.
Liaises with the City of Vancouver Planning and Engineering Department; negotiates and establishes requirements and approvals for facilities projects such as development, building and rezoning permits, as needed.
Establishes and maintains a network of relationships and influence to promote PHC interests and issues and to influence decision making affecting project outcomes with internal groups/departments. Monitors adherence to established quality control/risk management protocols. Identifies, communicates, and works with appropriate stakeholders to mitigate potential risk management issues. Manages ongoing customer relations. Ensures the PHC interests are represented in resolution of problems.
Updates department knowledge of current and emerging facility design and innovations through evidence-based design concepts; uses design and construction research in the development and updating of design and construction standards and guidelines. Develops and coordinates facilities planning practices principles, standards and policy through application of evidence-based best practice and LEAN principles.
Employees of Providence Health Care receive an excellent and comprehensive health benefit package, as per their collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment.
*Other benefit packages may apply if this is an affiliate posting.
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