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Project Manager Capital Construction – Special Projects

Job Type:
Full Time
Posting Date:
Deadline Date:
Toronto, ON
Company Name:
City of Toronto
Job Details:

Requisition # 2321813 X
Division: Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Section: Parks Development & Capital Projects
Work Location: METRO HALL, 55 JOHN ST
Job Stream: Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time
Temporary Duration: 24.0  Months
Salary/Rate: $103,303.20 – $121,375.80 / Year
Hours of Work (bi-weekly): 70.00
Shift Information: 35 Hours Per Week
Wage Grade: 7.5
Affiliation: Non-Union
Job Code (PSG): TM1685
Number of Positions Open: 1
Posting Date: 01-Apr-2019
Expiry date: 24-Apr-2019

Please note that the salary reflects 2018 rates.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Parks Development and Capital Projects, the Project Manager, Capital Construction (Special Projects) will be responsible for leading the planning, design and administration of complex parks and recreation projects and initiatives, including advancing the new “Rail Deck Park” in Downtown Toronto.

The successful incumbent will lead, and work with, a team of inter-disciplinary professionals within the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division and across the Corporation, who will proactively manage special projects that will shape and transform the city and the communities in which they reside.

The Project Manager will ensure both City-wide and divisional objectives are met. They will provide strategic direction and ensure efficient operational management and coordination of Parks and Recreation-related work programs.

They will build strong internal and external relationships with key stakeholders in the Parks, Forestry and Recreation communities. The Project Manager, Capital Construction (Special Projects), will serve as the Division lead, overseeing the development of policies and tracking of issues, development, design, financial reporting, community engagement, communications and other reporting requirements.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage the planning, design and delivery of all assigned complex Special Projects at various stages, which includes the oversight of all parks and facility pre-engineering, predesign, planning, analysis, project design, consultation and delivery. This may vary depending on the complexity of the special project.
  • Serve as the divisional lead for all corporate teams responsible for advancing the planning, design and delivery of all projects.
  • Develop design solutions and apply critical thinking in managing projects.
  • Build strong working relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external to the City.
  • Apply project management principles for project development, construction management and contract administration.
  • Review, analyse, and provide guidance on development of surveys, site plans and construction drawings.
  • Manage studies and the work of external consultants, and coordinate the work of landscape architecture and architecture staff within other City of Toronto divisions, to ensure design consistency and quality for all Parks and Recreation projects.
  • Provide timely research, reports and analysis assistance regarding feasible options and recommendations to Senior Management, Council, Committees and/or the General Manager, as required.
  • Represent the City’s Parks and Recreation interests for special projects at standing committees of Council and at public meetings.
  • Research industry standards to ensure legislative requirements are met and best practices are used throughout the project process.
  • Prepare and develop budgets for projects and provide input to the budget planning process for the Division.
  • Supervise the day-to-day operation of all assigned staff, including the scheduling, reviewing and assigning of work. Authorize and control vacation and overtime requests. Monitor and evaluate staff performance, approve salary increments and recommend disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Assist the Director of Parks Development and Capital Projects and the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation, as necessary.
  • Represent the Division on key corporate and divisional initiatives.

Key Qualifications:

  1. Earned professional designation or master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture or Urban Design or Urban Planning, or an equivalent combination of education, training and extensive experience.
  2. Extensive project management experience in the effective delivery of complex assignments from inception through to implementation involving the interests and input of multiple stakeholders.
  3. Extensive experience leading a team of professional and technical staff by promoting a positive and motivating team environment while effectively managing project and stakeholder expectations.
  4. Considerable experience utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suites, capital budget and planning software.
  5. Experience using SAP, State of Good Repair (SOGR) Asset Management and project management software would be considered an asset.
  6. Advanced financial, analytical and research skills in areas such as budget management, cost estimations and project financials, combined with the ability to provide comprehensive recommendations to stakeholders.
  7. Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, mediation and negotiation skills, specifically related to planning, design and administration.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills that exhibit the ability to motivate staff, develop positive internal and external relationships and ensure quality customer service.
  9. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to coordinate staff activities and participate in interdivisional committee meetings while effectively managing a high-volume workload in a political environment.
  10. Knowledge of Council and Committee operations and procurement processes.
  11. Ability to work effectively with minimal direction, while successfully balancing stakeholder, political and community interests.
  12. Fundamental knowledge of relevant codes and legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, Ontario Building Code and collective agreements.

Work for the City you love

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Project Manager, Capital Construction (Special Projects) within our Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division.

How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2321813 X, by April 24, 2019.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.


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