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Project Manager, Department of Facilities Management (Truro), ADM7

Education, General Management, Operations / Manufacturing, Skilled Trades

Facilities Management

Truro - Bible Hill, Nova Scotia

Project Manager
Department of Facilities Management (Truro)

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, poised to celebrate 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

Facilities Management provides the Dalhousie community with an inviting, safe and sustainable environment which supports and enhances an inspiring experience in learning, living, working and research.  Based out of the Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill, and reporting to the Assistant Director of Projects, the Project Manager is responsible for the safe and timely delivery of a variety of capital projects to support Dalhousie’s infrastructure and research and education objectives. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Successfully execute strategic projects of small to medium scope from minor upgrades to major renovations (up to $10M).
  • Ensure successful delivery of projects by making complex decisions, using innovative approaches for project fulfilment working simultaneously on multiple projects as the single point of contact.
  • Perform detailed risk assessments prior to project commencement while ensuring safety of all students, staff, contractors, general public and Dalhousie property.
  • Ensures that projects meet the needs of the client within the prescribed budget, is finished on schedule, and meet the quality standards and guidelines set out by the University and external regulatory bodies.
  • Manages the resources required to realize projects, including the supervision of consultants, contractors, vendors of services, suppliers of equipment and in-house groups as well as liaising with internal trades to estimate and coordinate project activities. .
  • Manage design process utilizing external consultants to produce required documentation.
  • Ensure all contractors possess the required training, safety certification, proper liability insurance, and valid membership at pertinent safety organizations.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. Architecture, Engineering) plus considerable experience in institutional project management (or an equivalent combination of training and experience) is required.  PMP designation is an asset.  Proven ability to simultaneously manage a number of projects of varying size, type and complexity required, as well as demonstrated ability to coordinate the work of internal personnel and external contractors.  Knowledge of building codes and regulations required, along with experience writing and reviewing tenders and specifications.  Excellent communication (written and verbal), problem-solving skills, and organizational skills are essential.

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

Apply online by 10 p.m. on March 3, 2017 to competition DPMG-17012

Salary Range:  $65,463-$88,567 per annum (ADM-07). This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Compensation & Job Evaluation Unit in approximately six months.

This position is part of the Dalhousie Professional & Managerial Group (DPMG).

Applications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short-listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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