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Civil Project Manager

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 11, 2022
Deadline January 24, 2022
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $42.08 - $49.52  - Per Hour
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Manager
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Date: Jan 10, 2022
Location: Waterloo, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Department: Facilities and Asset Management
Job Type: Continuing
Full-time/Part-time: Full Time (>=1249 hrs/year)
Campus: Waterloo
Reports to: Manager: Project Management Capital Projects
Employee Group: WLUSA
Application Deadline: January 24, 2022
Requisition ID: 3005

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact.  With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.

Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.

Position Summary:

Operating with limited direction from the Manager: Project Management, Capital Projects the Civil Project Manager is responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of multiple, complex capital projects from concept to completion in the most cost effective and timely manner.  This position, using a project management approach, will manage and lead projects from concept through completion, including phases such as analysis, definition of requirements, technical and civil design, construction, bid and award, construction implementation, closeout, and warranty management.   Primary responsibility for tracking and managing budget and schedule for multiple concurrent projects.   The incumbent will manage internal and external client relationships with project stakeholders, consultants and contractors, will lead cross-functional and technical teams, and will drive project requirements, priorities, and deadlines.  This position will provide specific technical advice and supervision for civil projects and be responsible for land development activities for the Milton campus in collaboration with Laurier’s Milton team. This position will have a civil engineering focus, including soils, site infrastructure and land development.  Projects may range from small internally designed projects to large, complex, multi-million dollar new building projects designed by external consultants.


  1. Design
    1. Interacts with user groups to define project requirements and develop documents which become the basis for design; Responsible for implementation and enforcement of University design standards and guidelines. Responsible for corrective action if scope deviates from project requirements or design standards.
    2. Directs Laurier personnel from several departments to provide input into design and construction of multiple complex building systems. Takes corrective action as necessary to ensure schedule and budget are maintained.
    3. Develops project budget in consultation with users, design professionals and University management.  Responsible for taking corrective action when cost deviates from budget.
    4. Prepares project schedules that will include all critical items throughout the project including the design schedule and the construction schedule.  Responsible for taking corrective action if schedule deviates
    5. Develop multi-year facilities renewal plan and budgets.
  1. Procurement and Permitting
    1. Develops Request for Proposal documents and negotiates the Terms of Reference for consultants, including aspects such as the building requirements, special subconsultants, applications for approvals, design schedules, allowable disbursements, fee payment schedule, etc;
    2. Oversees the tendering of capital projects in accordance with University policies and ensures that the contract documents are complete and the tender form is clear;
    3. Oversees application for building permits, site alteration permits, site plan approval and other permit authorities (environmental, SIS, etc.)
  1. Construction
    1. Responsible for reviewing shop drawings and/or ensuring that the consultant thoroughly reviews shop drawings.  Monitors critical delivery dates and undertakes corrective action when specified materials are not available or are unsatisfactory.
    2. Evaluates alternatives and their impact on project scope, schedule and cost. Makes decisions that directly impact the life cycle cost (construction, maintenance, and operation costs)  of the facilities.
    3. Negotiates design changes and contract changes/extras with consultants and with contractors
    4. Reviews invoices and payment certificates and makes recommendations for payment of all capital project costs, including consultants, contractors, and suppliers.;
    5. Ensure contractors are following health and safety regulations.
  1. Post-Construction
    1. Conducts post-project evaluations; identifies lessons learned; completes assessments of consultants and contractors; provides feedback for continuous improvement of University capital project processes and procedures
    2. Works cooperatively with the Planning, Design, and Construction team, and with Facilities and Asset Management group to provide to technical support and input in to the ongoing management and maintenance of University facilities.


  • University degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering,
  • Designation as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario
  • Minimum (5) five years of experience in Civil or Geotechnicall engineering
  • PMP designation and LEED accreditation is a plus
  • Land planning or development experience considered an asset
  • Institutional or commercial renovation/construction knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrated experience in construction project management
  • Thorough knowledge of Ontario Health and Safety Act
  • Ability to read, and comprehend engineering and architectural drawings and specifications
  • Training in and working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Training in and working knowledge of Revit or similar BIM software considered an asset

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Proven verbal and clear, concise written communication skills
  • Skills in negotiating, often in an adversarial context (construction contracts)
  • Ability to motivate others to complete required work in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage expectations and constraints of multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to deal with challenging situations related to projects
  • Ability to collaborate broadly in a team environment

Organizational Skills:

  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Proven project-management training & experience
  • Able to reliably multi-task on time and budget project procurement
  • Experience in accurate project estimating, forecasting, and budgeting

Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with relevant Codes and Regulations (Ontario Building Code, Fire Code, Occupation Health and Safety Act, Regulations for Construction Projects, Asbestos and Designated Substance regulations)
  • Working knowledge of applicable legislation such as the Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, TSSA Act, Highway Traffic Act, Municipal Act, Planning Act.
  • Thorough knowledge of stormwater management and site infrastructure design, site fill activities and environmental assessments.
  • Familiarity with parking lot and road construction considered an asset


Position Grade: SH-11

Rate of Pay:  $42.08 – $49.52 per hour

Hours of Work: This is a full-time continuing position. Typical hours of work are Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

This position is eligible for educational equivalencies. Please refer to the attached link for details

Job Evaluation Factor Scores:

WLUSA/WLU Job Evaluation Factors              Score               
Education and Experience 7
Interpersonal Skills 5
Applied Reasoning and Analytical Skills 5
Physical Skills 3
Co-ordination and Planning 5
Responsibility for Others 2
Impact of Decisions 4.5
Mental Effort 4
Physical Effort 3
Multiple Demands and Priorities 3.5
Working Environment 4


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