Project Manager

Burnaby, British Columbia
Job ID:
Sourjya Chatterjee

Our BC power client has an immediate need for three projects managers to join their team for a one year contract position.  This project would be based out their offices in Burnaby, British Columbia.

This position requires an individual skilled in upward management/communication.

Responsibilities include team leadership and overall management of the IMP Phase of the Project to ensure that the LED Street Light Project is delivered to expectations including scope, schedule and cost.

About the Project

The Streetlight Replacement Program will be converting the existing fleet of approximately 95,000 Mercury Vapour and High Pressure Sodium streetlights to LED streetlights (and does not include any smart grid scope, e.g. a controller solutions). The program is currently in DEF Phase and is scheduled to request IMP Phase Funding Approval from the Board of Directors in February 2020. The deployment of the LED streetlights is anticipated to start around July 2020 and is expected to take 2-3 years to complete; ahead of the December 31, 2025 Federal PCB regulatory deadline. The total cost of the program is estimated at $74M.

Project Specific Requirements

• Ensuring that the PCM team is resourced appropriately.
• Establishing, monitoring and managing the deployment project plan and schedule.
• Ensuring that appropriate controls are applied to the management of the work so that expectations are met and managed.
• Ensuring that the procurement strategies, plans and activities enable the expected outcomes of the project.
• Engaging the Customer Service Group to ensure customer facing process and LED selection activities integrate effectively with the deployment plan, schedule and orders for field crews.
• Engaging the Materials Management Group to ensure material demand forecasts and deliveries integrate effectively with the deployment plan and schedule and removed material as properly disposed of.
• Engaging the Indigenous Relations Group to ensure First Nation opportunities integrate effectively with the procurement plan and enable efficient delivery.
• Preparing and presenting progress reports to the Streetlight Replacement Program’s Program Manager, senior management, steering committee, executive team and Board as required.

Experience and Role Accountabilities

• A minimum nine (9) years of project management experience or equivalent.

• Plan, direct, and report on infrastructure and other construction project activities by consistently monitoring project benefits, resources and status and creating documents such as project plans, action logs, communication plans, status reports and post implementation reviews so that the project is implemented as planned.

• Develop project plans and risk management plans for medium to high risk and highly complex infrastructure or other construction projects with a capital cost that is generally up to $50 million for effective management throughout the project lifecycle.

• Manage multiple activities effectively such as quality assurance, engineering, First Nations and stakeholder engagement, communication, regulatory approvals, procurement, planning and controls, construction management, pre-commissioning, employee relations, and safety by using project management principles in monitoring progress and establishing standards for implementation to keep the project within allotted time and budget.

• Complete project management activities including scoping, planning, managing, monitoring, and reporting on project tasks by using advanced skills in Microsoft Office as well as project management programs to fulfill business needs.

• Maintain meaningful relationships with stakeholders including customers, engineers and field crews through regular communication using excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills enabling timely progression of projects.

• Establish standards for implementation and monitoring using excellent analytical skills and a comprehensive knowledge of project management practices and procedures to optimize project resources.

Education and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Economics or related discipline
  • Bachelor’s degree Engineering, an asset
  • Project Management Professional (PMP®) designation, preferred
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project)
  • Advanced English skills for professional environment, written and spoken

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