Director, Project & Construction Management
Who we are
At Woodbine we are currently on an amazing 20-year journey to ‘build a city within a city’ and transform the largest privately held land in Toronto into one of Canada’s premiere entertainment destinations. This journey will unlock the value of approximately 700 acres of land, leading to job creation and the revitalization of our communities, while enhancing our ability to share the thrill of horse-racing and cementing our place as an entertainment powerhouse.
Our rich history also defines us. With historic roots dating back over 135 years, Woodbine is steeped in tradition. We have been the engine that drives the Ontario horse racing industry. From King’s and Queen’s trips to Canada, to first dates, anniversaries and unforgettable horse races, we have been creating winning experiences for all our guests.
We are also a certified Great Place to Work! Access exciting programs that can help unlock your potential while developing challenging and rewarding career goals. As we grow, we need dedicated people to join our cause. Be part of Woodbine Entertainment and get inspired to make work awesome!
Our Values & Beliefs
| WOW EVERY GUEST | OWN IT! | LISTEN & CONNECT – PEOPLE MATTER | FUEL THE FUN & PASS IT ON | TRUST IN OUR TEAM | #WE CARE | PURSUE YOUR POTENTIAL |BE BOLD| BE ALL IN |
Reporting to the Vice President, PMO, the Director, Project & Construction Management, will establish and provide leadership to the PMO competency and seasoned project managers at Woodbine Entertainment Group. The business leader’s primary areas of work will be project management, design and construction related projects. Projects you will oversee will range from simple iReporting to the Vice President, PMO, the Director, Project & Construction Management, will establish and provide leadership to the PMO competency and seasoned project managers at Woodbine Entertainment Group. The business leader’s primary areas of work will be project management, design and construction related projects. Projects you will oversee will range from simple improvements (facilities projects) to those of significant scope and complexity. Some examples of typical projects are: interior fit outs, renovations, roof replacements, electrical upgrades, HVAC improvements, structural repairs, parking lot improvements, building additions, new builds and food and beverage fitouts. As the leader, you will be responsible for the overall management of assigned projects including meeting prescribed objectives within the scope of cost, time and performance.
- Identify, secure and manage the project resources that are required
- Establish and manage the project schedule, budget and performance
- Understand and organize project scope, deliverables and objectives
- Directs the technical activities necessary to ensure that the objectives of the assigned Project are met
- Accountable for the assigned Project budget and ensures achievement of budgeted cost objectives
- Establishes and maintains the necessary interdepartmental liaison relating to Projects, communicating and informing all stakeholders routinely, as well as on an ad hoc basis or at critical stages of the Project
- Establishes Project controls and monitors and reports Project progress routinely, and on an ad hoc and critical stage basis, and develops and recommends alternative solutions for reported problems
- Must adhere to and promote project management methodology and processes
- Arranges and executes regular Executive level reporting and communication; ad-hoc reporting and communication as required.
- Lead by example, to exhibit, encourage and motivate WEG’s Values and Beliefs
- Work with legal in the preparation and execution of contracts (i.e. CCDC, OAA)
- Seasoned professional with track record overseeing complex project execution, while coordinating with affiliated construction projects that are led by non-Woodbine/third party managers who report to other entities
- Lead procurement activities as it relates to projects (i.e. contractor, furniture, fixtures and equipment)
- Support the VP-PMO in the growth of the PMO team and professional development of the PMO team members
What we are looking for:
- Engineering, Architecture, Project Management or Construction Management Degree. Professional designation preferred. (Or equivalent in education and experience)
- A Project Management Professional designation is a strong plus but not required
- An individual who has a minimum of ten (10-15) years progressive related experience in a facility project management capacity within a multi- dimensional organization
- Ability to recommend creative solutions to complex situations that you might not have encountered before - even if they go against the grain
- Ability to embrace chaos and a flexible attitude
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills with proven ability to understand trends and develop recommendations
- Ability to take a broad, organization-wide (“big picture”) view when making decisions and solving problems, anticipating future needs and identifying potential opportunities and challenges
- Rolling up your sleeves to get things done as well as being part of deeply complex strategic discussions
- Strong negotiating and interpersonal skills
- Ability to manage multiple personalities and stakeholders
- Proven knowledge of Municipal and Provincial Codes and Standards
- Proven knowledge of the Site Plan and Building Permit process as it relates to the City of Toronto
- Proficient with MS Office Suite (i.e. Excel, Project, Visio, Word), Bluebeam and Autocad