Colliers Project Leaders Inc.

Senior Project Manager - Higher Education

Job ID
Project Management


Colliers Project Leaders is experiencing unprecedented growth. The Education sector represents one of our key growth sectors Our current list of clients represents the some of the best post-secondary institutions and associations.
We seek a senior project leader to join our team and work with these valued clients. The leader must possess a minimum of 10 years' experience overseeing large education projects (new builds and capital improvement programs) in the range from $3M to $50M. Ideally, they will have experience working as an owner’s representative in a professional services firm.  
Who We Are
Colliers Project Leaders 
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 600 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 Leader:

  • Develop strong client relationships and act as the client’s single point of contact throughout the project to achieve the client’s strategy and goals.
  • Lead programs or work and large capital projects, varying in size and scope
  • Ensure client expectations are met or exceeded on all projects and the client’s best interests are represented with respect to contractual and technical issues
  • Select, organize and influence the performance of multi-disciplined project teams
  • Lead client and project meetings. Manage multiple stakeholders and communication streams.
  • Maintain contact with existing and prospective clients and respond to business development and sales opportunities with support from the Business Development Managers, Principals or Vice President
  • 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
  • Oversee the control of project related documents and deliver all work in accordance with our Quality Management System and procedures


What you’ll need to be successful:

  • A minimum 10 years of experience as a Project Leader, representing owners to in the delivery of building development and capital improvement projects for education and other institutional clients - municipal/provincial, social infrastructure.
  • A university degree or diploma in engineering, architecture or quantity surveying (or an equivalent combination of academic and practical experience.
  • Deep knowledge of various design and construction methodologies, project management models and financial management, as well as building codes, contract law and relevant legislation
  • Advanced understanding of Project Management methodologies and experience working in a PMO environment
  • Effective leadership and organization skills, matched with the ability to effectively influence others and successfully resolve a variety of client 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
  • Engineering or PMP designation and LEED AP accreditation an asset 


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