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GreatWise Developments: Construction project manager

GreatWise Developments

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted March 19, 2020.

Position Overview We’re looking for a dynamic Construction Project Manager for our Ottawa Office with the ability to take initiative and work independently, have exceptional construction project management experience, a keen eye for details and has led and managed Low, Mid and High-Rise Residential projects from start to finish – on time and on budget.

You’re good at building strong, trusting client relationships and have a knack for bringing the right people together to come up with innovative ideas and solutions.

Reporting to the Director of Development, this position manages the delivery of multiple projects on a tight schedule and within budget.

Typical project budgets will exceed $20 million.

In this role, your primary responsibility will be managing project documentation, preparing project status, budgets and overseeing the project.

This role will oversee the management and guidance of the design and construction teams including internal and external resources from pre-construction to final handover of completed facilities to the operations team.

You will be responsible for communication with all subcontractors and negotiating and drafting contract scopes of work and required project documentation.

The Project Manager will drive successful outcomes, facilitate the work of others, influence forward-thinking management decisions and contribute to the overall success of the Construction team.

Someone who feels a strong sense of ownership over both the process and the results.

A motivator who can build a culture of flexible productivity.

Responsibilities: We are seeking professionals with the following qualifications:
· Responsible for managing project documentation and coordinating documentation revisions and distributions.

You will run meetings, set agendas, issue meeting minutes, etc.

· Manage multiple projects in various locations, from project design through planning, approval, permit issuance, construction and completion.

· Have experience with budget & milestone/schedule development, management and tracking.

· You will negotiate contracts and analyze/ negotiate change orders.

· Manage the Change order process and ensure that the budget is managed accordingly
· Regularly Monitor subcontractor performance and address any concerns in a timely fashion
· Manage and hold accountable project resources, managers, vendors and service providers (if applicable) on their deliverables
· Exercise good judgement in the analysis of project design solutions and value engineering to ensure excellence in the design stage
· Actively participate in construction site meetings, providing input on interpretation of contract, plans and specifications while ensuring that consultants or contractors fulfill their responsibilities
· Ensure adequate inspection and supervision of all work in progress and take corrective action as necessary, ensuring that any deficiencies identified are rectified in a timely manner
· Track, monitor and ensure compliance with the approved project budget
· Develop, monitor and maintain current and accurate financial forecasts
· Proactively identify and track project risks, develop mitigation plans to manage risks, minimize exposure of the organization to risks and non-compliance to policies and regulations Qualifications
· Understanding of the project life cycle, with the ability in driving the organization to use the data to drive risk identification, quantification, response, and control with respect to the master schedule.

· Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent is preferable but not a requirement
· At least 8 – 10 years of construction management experience
· Proficient in estimating, scheduling (Microsoft Project), budgeting cost, field supervision, financial reporting, client relationships and Excel
· Be well versed with Construction Project Management Software
· Experience and understanding of both Wood-frame, light-gauge steel and Concrete construction
· Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) to direct organize and communicate with team members at all levels
· Negotiation and decision-making skills
· Knowledge of related government legislation in the areas of construction, fire codes, building codes, occupational health and safety regulations, etc.

· Knowledge of consultant and construction related procurement practices and procedures