Colliers Project Leaders Inc.

  • Senior Project Manager or Principal

    Location CA-Halifax
    Job ID
    Project Management
  • Overview

    Are you motivated to advance you career? Do you aspire to lead a team in the delivery of infrastructure projects?

    As Colliers Project Leaders continues to grow and attract exciting new project opportunities, we seek a Senior Project Manager or a Principal to join our team in Halifax. 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 Senior Project Manager or Principal 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 infrastructure and building projects leaders. Our Get it Right Solution™ ensures we get it ready, get it built and get it performing -- so investors, owners, and users are certain of success. With over 600 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.


    What you’ll get to do as the Senior Project Manager or Principal 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;
    • Regularly report on project status by means of schedule updates, meeting minutes, financial records and other reports;
    • Provide oversight and leadership to budget control, change management process 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;
    • Chair 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;
    • Coach and mentor junior team members.


    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.);
    • 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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