The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas
The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone's contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!
About the faculty/service: Facilities
Facilities services are characterized by a dynamic and creative growing team where the winds of change are blowing, offering people like you opportunities to use your leadership and innovation skills to contribute to the achievement of their inspiring mission: to deliver best in class research infrastructure, reshape campus life and student experience, and provide a sustainable environment for students, researchers, teachers and community.
The Project Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of project management, specifically related to energy conservation, sustainability, and mechanical/electrical projects. Typical projects will include but not limited to, energy retrofits, mechanical/electrical systems renewal and replacements, scientific lab upgrades and fit ups.
In this role, your responsibilities will include:
Manage the delivery of assigned projects through all states of project life cycle from initiation to project close out to ensure project outputs are being delivered as per project objectives, on schedule, to budget and to the required quality.
Ensure optimal development of assigned projects by directing the preparation of studies, designs, plans, specifications, and cost estimates. Ensure clear objectives are established by discussing project priorities with client, developing project work plans and schedules.
Proactively liaise with and report progress to internal client or project sponsor to ensure that they are informed of project progress and ensure that their opinions or requirements are taken into consideration as the project progresses.
Propose and negotiate options or alternative solutions with stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered as per expectations.
Establish and maintain positive and effective working relations with all members of the project delivery team and operations team to ensure the efficiency of interactions between the teams.
What you will bring:
Post-secondary certification or technology diploma in Engineering, Architecture, or Project Management with five (5) years of relevant experience in the construction field;
Demonstrated knowledge of construction methods, building systems and terminology;
Bilingualism — English and French (spoken and written)
Ability to read and understand construction drawings, blue prints, specifications and contracts;
Experience and in depth knowledge of procurement processes, laws governing construction contracts and contracting;
Excellent leadership abilities in the delivery of projects;
Excellent client service/management, interpersonal, problem-solving, verbal and written communication skills;
Excellent Self-motivated, proactive and ability to multi-task;
Key Competencies at uOttawa:
Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.
Bilingualism: French and English (spoken and written); to be considered for this position, candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced proficiency level or higher for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language. The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.
The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from qualified Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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