Colliers Project Leaders Inc.

Senior Project Manager - Civil Infrastructure

Job ID
Project Management


Does your definition of project success begin with client satisfaction?  

As our Eastern Ontario Region continues to attract exciting project opportunities, we seeking a Senior Project Manager to join our team in Ottawa.

Are you a professional who has built their reputation on effective leadership? Does your track record of project success set you apart from your peers? Does the idea of being able to stretch yourself professionally appeal to you?

The Senior Project Manager acts as a trusted advisor to our clients, representing their interests at all times and providing technical and project leadership to the teams they oversee.  Our ideal candidate has expertise that encompasses all phases of project management from scope definition to commissioning and start-up.  As well must have demonstrated experienced and knowledge of municipal civil works, for major infrastructure construction and rehabilitation projects, including roadways,  transitways, structures,  sewers, water mains, pumping stations, and various other forms of horizontal infrastructure.

Our people are not only Project Managers, they are Project Leaders who take a client centric approach to project delivery and are given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and expertise on a diverse range of projects that vary in scope and complexity appropriate to their level of experience.


Who We Are

Colliers Project Leaders (formerly MHPM)


We lead building and infrastructure projects. Our Get it Right Solution™ ensures we get it ready, get it built and get it performing -- so investors, owners and occupants are certain of success.


With over 400 employees throughout Canada and the Middle East, Colliers Project Leaders offer a multi-cultural, multi-generational work environment where we cultivate excellence, develop leaders and deliver on client vision. Colliers Project Leaders is part of Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIG), a global leader in commercial real estate services with more than 16,000 professionals operating from 502 offices in 67 countries


What you’ll get to do as a Senior Project Manager:

  • Develop strong client relationships and act as the client’s single point of contact throughout the project to achieve the client’s goals and objectives; regularly reporting on project status by means of schedule updates, meeting minutes, financial records and other reports
  • Provide oversight and leadership to the change management process, payment certificates and other contract or project related administrative documents
  • Ensure that client expectations and satisfaction are met or exceeded on all projects and the client’s best interests are represented with respect to contractual and technical issues
  • Select and organize project teams and establish levels of authority and lines of communication
  • Lead the control of project related documents and deliver all work in accordance with Quality Management System and procedures
  • Chair project and site meetings, find resolution to issues and coordinate between multiple stakeholders
  • Maintain contact with existing and prospective clients and respond to business development and sales opportunities with support from the Business Development Team, Principal or Regional Vice President


What you’ll need to be successful:


  • A minimum 15  years of experience in project management, representing owners to deliver projects of varying size and scope in a range of sectors including and municipal/provincial;
  • Must have a Professional Engineering Designation - P.Eng.
  • Experience on Heavy Civil projects, Municipal Road, Bridge, Sewer and Water projects, or marine infrastructure projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of the construction lien act;
  • Experience with the preparation of Requests for Proposals, Tenders and Tender closing/award procedures.
  • Strong knowledge of various types of construction methodologies, project management models and financial management, as well as building codes, contract law and relevant legislation;
  • A university degree or diploma in engineering, architecture or quantity surveying (or an equivalent combination of academic and practical experience);
  • Effective leadership and organizational skills with the ability to effectively influence others and successfully resolve a variety of client, project and technical issues;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong computer skills, including a working knowledge of scheduling (MS Project), word processing (Word) and spreadsheet (Excel) software applications;
  • PMP designation an asset.


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