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Senior Project Manager - Design & Construction

Etobicoke  |  Full-time (Non-union)  |  PMO Property
Senior Project Manager - Design & Construction
Full-time (Non-union)
Property Projects
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. 

Projects, when successfully delivered, can strengthen organizations and the communities they serve. By managing capital programs and projects, our project management experts work with internal & external stakeholders to strategize, plan, and implement projects that help them achieve their objectives—without surprises.

Reporting to the Director, PMO, the Project Manager  will need a sound knowledge of capital repair project management functions, project life cycles and a passion for achieving predictable project outcomes. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed. Being detail-oriented and successfully working in a team environment is a must. You will be responsible for the overall management of assigned projects including meeting prescribed objectives within the scope of cost, time and performance. 

Superior people management, interpersonal, presentation and writing skills are essential in working effectively with all stakeholders. Applying your technical and organizational skills in the areas of project integration, design, scope, schedule, cost, quality, HR, communications, risks, and procurement will be key components to your success.

 As part of the role, you will focus on managing project/program activities, expectations, and risk, while leading, supporting, and/or advising stakeholders throughout all stages of the project life cycle.  You will have a sound knowledge of the construction industry, project management functions, tools and systems.
Key responsibilities include:
·         Deliver end-to-end solutions to the client on time and on budget.
·         Develop strong client relationships and act as the client’s single point of contact throughout the project to achieve the client’s strategy and goals
·         Lead programs of work and large capital projects, varying in size and scope
·         Ensure client expectations are met or exceeded on all projects and the client’s best interests are represented with respect to contractual and technical issues
·         Select, organize, and influence the performance of multi-disciplined project teams
·         Lead client and project meetings. Maintain day-to-day working relationships with internal and external clients and stakeholders.
·         Regularly reporting on project status by means of schedule updates, meeting minutes, financial records, and other reports
·         Provide oversight and leadership of contractors and consultants
·         Manage and oversea the pre-qualification process, procurement, and tender stages in coordination with the internal Project Control Team
·         Day to day managing the work process including variation, payment certificates, change orders, claims, contract administration and other contract or project related administrative documents
·         Oversee the control of project related documents and deliver all work in accordance with our Quality Management System and procedures
·         Participate in the design workshop/ value engineering.
·         Chair/ attend and participate in the weekly progress meetings as needed.
·         Participate in the claim’s settlements with the Sr. Project team.
·         Coordinate with the PM teams who work on the adjacent projects considering the operational environment/ facilities activities.
·         Manage the construction logistic process on site to avoid any conflict with the adjacent operational and construction activities.
·         Ensure Document Control and records are kept current.
What you’ll need to be successful:

·         Minimum 7-10 years of experience in the project management field with new and maintenance capital projects.
·         A degree in Engineering, Architecture, Project Management or Construction Management (or equivalent in education and experience).
·         Strong negotiating and interpersonal skills.
·         Deep knowledge of various design and construction methodologies, project management models and financial management, as well as building codes, contract law and relevant legislation
·         Advanced understanding of Project Management methodologies and experience working in a PMO environment
·         Effective leadership and organization skills, matched with the ability to effectively influence others and successfully resolve a variety of client and technical issues
·         Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
·         Experience managing construction/ interior fit out and restaurant projects from planning through construction phase
·         Demonstrated ability to work with contractors on site jobsProactive problem resolution ability
·         Advanced proficiency with full Microsoft Office Suite
·         Demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop drawings in AutoCAD and Revit is an asset
·         A professional designation from a related field (i.e. P.Eng, OAA).  PMP would be considered an asset but not required
·         No prior knowledge of the horse industry is required.