Senior Project Manager - Utilities North York, ON 04/06/2019


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WSP is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager - Utilities to join our Rail & Transit team, located at our project office in Toronto. Reporting to the Manager, this position will be responsible for negotiating and arranging contractual commitments for the implementation of utility relocations to facilitate the construction of the project. This position involves extensive contact with third party agencies and project staff.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Coordinating the implementation of utility relocations (gas, hydro (except traction power), water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, communication, cable TV, etc.);
  • Reviewing the utility designs prepared by section designers and/or utility authorities for compliance with the client's Engineering design criteria and other applicable criteria;
  • Coordinating the development of contractual strategies to facilitate relocations including stand alone contracts and/or the integration of utility work into the project's comprehensive civil construction contracts;
  • Ensuring that utility relocations or protection of utilities remaining in situ are appropriate from a risk perspective;
  • Verifying the location and condition of utilities including the necessary inspection services;
  • Negotiating cost sharing agreements with utility companies;
  • Reviewing the utility designs prepared by section designers and/or utility authorities for compliance with client design criteria;
  • Coordinating the utility relocation process including design, construction, progress monitoring, inspection and contract administration in cooperation with the project teams;
  • Establishing and implementing the necessary utility master agreements for utility work;
  • Assisting in the review of the analysis of the costs/risks and decision to relocate or support utilities in situ;
  • Ensuring that utility relocations are planned/executed in accordance with the master program/project schedule;
  • Reviewing and approving the invoices for utility work completed by others;
  • Assisting section designers as appropriate in the collection of base utility data;
  • Participating in PUCC meetings as required;
  • Meeting with public and private utility authorities to resolve outstanding scope, schedule and/or budget issues;
  • Coordinating with Property, Permits and other client staff with respect to utility interfaces;
  • Providing support to construction staff including review of submittals, Requests for Information (RFIs), contract changes, etc.;
  • Participating in inter disciplinary discussions to develop and coordinate design standards, master specifications, standards and directive drawings;
  • Ensuring that the client's construction contracts are fully coordinated and are high quality from a utility perspective;
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • University Degree or college degree in Civil Engineering specializing in municipal services and/or roadway design, or the equivalent;
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario is an asset;
  • PMP certification is also an asset;
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience;
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of civil engineering principles, methods, and practices for the design and construction of utilities and services, drainage, site restoration, including general familiarity with track and roadway engineering for urban transit projects;
  • Knowledge of the project management process including an understanding of the need to meet cost and schedule requirements is essential;
  • Knowledge of the legal framework for implementing civil/utility infrastructure in the Province of Ontario, and a strong knowledge of applicable codes and legislation;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction methods and procedures;
  • Extensive and relevant engineering design/construction experience in a multidisciplinary design environment where detailed drawings and specifications specific to utilities design are produced;
  • Proven project management, risk analysis skills, and the ability to coordinate complex engineering issues in a fast paced, schedule driven, multi agency project environment;
  • Requires sound judgement; excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, verbal communication and technical report writing skills.
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of civil engineering principles, methods, and practices for the design and construction of utilities and services, drainage, site restoration, including general familiarity with track and roadway engineering for urban transit projects;
  • Knowledge of the project management process including an understanding of the need to meet cost and schedule requirements is essential;
  • Knowledge of the legal framework for implementing civil/utility infrastructure in the Province of Ontario, and a strong knowledge of applicable codes and legislation;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction methods and procedures;
  • Extensive and relevant engineering design/construction experience in a multidisciplinary design environment where detailed drawings and specifications specific to utilities design are produced;
  • Proven project management, risk analysis skills, and the ability to coordinate complex engineering issues in a fast paced, schedule driven, multi agency project environment;
  • Requires sound judgement; excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, verbal communication and technical report writing skills.

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