Colliers Project Leaders Inc.

Infrastructure Services Lead

CA-ON-Ottawa
Job ID
2017-1986
Category
Project Management

Overview

Are you motivated to build your career in Project Management? Do you have experience in a consultancy or professional services environment? Have you had exposure to design management, construction contract administration or project financial management? Is your experience backed by an education in engineering, architecture, construction management or project management?

As Colliers Project Leaders continues to grow and attract exciting new project opportunities, we seek an Infrastructure Services Lead to join our Team in Ottawa. This is a senior leadership opportunity for a professional who is ready to take on the challenge of growing an emerging service offering within an established project leadership company.

The ideal candidate must have demonstrated experienced and knowledge of municipal civil works, water and waste water facilities, heavy civil works, bridges, transportation infrastructure, major land development, and various other forms of horizontal infrastructure.

The Infrastructure Services Lead acts as a trusted advisor to Colliers Project Leaders clients, representing their interests at all times and providing technical and project leadership to the teams they oversee.

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:

 

At Colliers Project Leaders, we are building and infrastructure projects leaders. 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 500 employees throughout Canada and the Middle East, Colliers Project Leaders offers 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: CIGI), an industry leading global real estate services company with more than 16,000 skilled professionals operating in 66 countries.

Responsibilities

What you’ll get to do as the Infrastructure Services Lead in Eastern Ontario at Colliers Project Leaders:

  • 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;
  • Act as the key client relationship manager for the infrastructure sector, developing and nurturing relationships with new and existing clients;
  • Develop and grow the business and the infrastructure team within the region;
  • Lead, develop and mentor the infrastructure services staff;
  • Provide oversight and management of the financial performance of the infrastructure services team/projects;
  • Coordinate resource workloads with other regional managers;
  • Assist proposal team in developing compelling responses to procurement solicitations;
  • Regularly report on project status by means of schedule updates, meeting minutes, financial records and other reports;
  • 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;
  • Chair project and site meetings, find resolution to issues and coordinate between multiple stakeholders;
  • Demonstrate your leadership abilities and communication skills to bring together a variety of stakeholders to achieve results;
  • Share your experience and expertise with junior team members.

Qualifications

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • A university degree or diploma in engineering (or an equivalent combination of academic and practical experience);
  • A minimum 10 years of experience in project management, representing owners to deliver projects of varying size and scope on horizontal infrastructure and large civil projects.
  • A solid foundation of experience, track record and reputation as a professional consultant to owners and developers of horizontal infrastructure and large civil projects.
  • Demonstrated prior experience delivering large profile projects worth $10 million or more for municipal, regional, provincial or federal authorities;
  • Understanding of development charges and knowledge of the municipal environment including the functioning of various departments in municipalities and cities;
  • Professional Designations (e.g. P.Eng.);
  • Experience reviewing land development applications;
  • Thorough knowledge of the construction lien act;
  • Experience with the preparation of Requests for Proposals, Tenders and Tender closing/award procedures.
  • 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 accreditation an asset;
  • Extensive client facing experience.

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