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Project Manager, Parks Development

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Kingston, ON
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City of Kingston
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Position Summary

Under the direction of the Manager, Parks Development, the Project Manager, Parks Development, will be responsible for a range of duties and projects, managing various resources including stakeholders and external service providers, supporting or completing reports to Committees and Council and organizing departmental projects and initiatives within budget and timelines. Demonstrating excellent project management and relationship building skills, the position will assist with the development and improvement of Kingston’s parks and open spaces through effective planning, consultation, and execution of projects.

Qualifications, Competencies

Four (4) year degree in Landscape Architecture or a related field;

Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a parks and open space or landscape development environment that involved planning, policy and standards development, design and project management is preferred;

OR a combination of post-secondary education in a related program with a preferred 8 years of experience in a parks and open space or landscape development environment that involved planning, policy and standards development, design and project management may be considered;

Experience interpreting policies and acts, facilitating public consultation, and managing procurement of, and contracts with consultants and contractors;

Knowledge of park, landscape architectural and civil design and construction principles;

Project management training or certification is strongly preferred;

Membership in the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects or eligibility for membership an asset;

Experience in a municipal or related environment in the area of open space and parks planning is an asset;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Demonstrated project and contract management skills including time management, prioritization, negotiation, and cost control;

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, also including presentation skills;

Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative, organizational skills, problem solving skills, and the ability to bring forward creative results;

Ability to read blueprints including landscape architectural plans, site plans, civil and electrical engineering plans and architectural plans;

Ability to coach, mentor, mediate and influence a variety of stakeholders and staff in a political environment;

Strong financial management knowledge with ability to develop and monitor budgets effectively;

Strong knowledge of the administration of multi-disciplinary consultant teams and the administration of construction contracts;

Knowledge of relevant acts, practices and standards;

Ability to act with discretion, tact and diplomacy in difficult situations;

Excellent computer skills with intermediate knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint;

Experience/knowledge of AutoCad, GIS and Gant chart project management is an asset;

Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” Ontario driver’s license;

Required to obtain and maintain satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check) at own expense;

Ability to work outside regular business hours as needed.

How to apply:

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.