Colliers Project Leaders Inc.

  • Principal

    Location CA-BC-Vancouver | CA-BC-Vancouver
    Job ID
    2018-2320
    Category
    Project Management
  • Overview

    BE Totally Engaged. BE Business Savvy. BE the Right Partner. Be all that and more at Colliers Project Leaders

     

    As Colliers Project Leaders continues to grow, we are looking for a Principal to join our team in Vancouver.

     

    The Principal plays a key leadership role in day-to-day operations and the strategic growth of the company. They are directly responsible for developing and leading a team of talented and dedicated professionals and are assigned ownership of specific market sector and key client engagements.

     

    Our ideal candidate is a recognized leader in the local marketplace who has built their career project by project, client by client by creating certainty and developing meaningful long-term relationships as a trusted advisor.

     

    This is a senior leadership opportunity for a proven professional who has solidified their reputation in the industry and is looking to capitalize on that investment. To be successful in this role you will bring a wealth of experience leading construction, building and facilities projects in a variety of sectors such as municipal infrastructure, healthcare, education, commercial and light industrial. We work with a variety of clients in the public and private sector with a focus on medium to large scale projects. Our Principals are key to building and developing long term relationships with clients, including creating and delivering the best solution to meet clients’ short- and long-term requirements.  

     

    At Colliers Project Leaders, the Principal has direct responsibility for identifying, pursuing and securing project management mandates for the firm. Their legacy is evidenced by the manner in which his/her team members are developed. The Principal provides executive-level operations and business support to the Vice President  and is entrusted with leading and mentoring staff, developing competitive pricing strategies, directing external stakeholder communication, and nurturing long-term, sustaining client relationships. 


    You will bring a successful track record of operational and business development leadership, preferably gained within a consulting environment (engineering, architecture or construction industries).  

     

    You will be able to demonstrate an understanding and disciplined approach to all aspects of pre‐construction management and be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of a broad range of engineering topics and have experience working with one or more disciplines in construction management, design/build or project management activities.

     

    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.

    Responsibilities

    What you’ll get to do as a Principal:

    • Play a leadership role in the growth of Canada’s largest and fastest growing project management specialist firm known by reputation for excellence and developing leadership
    • Develop, nurture, coach and lead a dedicated team of 5 to 10 professional staff
    • Serve as the firm’s Client Relationship Manager with ownership of market sectors, client accounts and client programs
    • Leverage the personal autonomy and business unit support granted to develop and grow your team, accounts and client base
    • Act as the advocate of the company’s vision, communicating the corporate vision to staff, clients and the marketplace
    • Achieve maximum human resource performance for Colliers Project Leaders including recruitment, selection, on-boarding, training, performance management, health and safety, employee relations, and employee recognition and retention
    • Oversee and/or directly manage large and complex, high profile mandates to achieve client satisfaction, corporate, human resource, quality and financial objectives 
    • Demonstrate by example, support and implement Colliers Project Leaders corporate objectives such as employee engagement, environmental, social, community, and sustainability
    • Actively participate in annual business planning and budgeting exercises
    • As part of a recognized industry leader, promote and market the company with existing and prospective clients and employees
    • Lead Colliers Project Leaders' response to business development and sales opportunities with support from the Business Development Team, your Project Team and the Vice President

    Qualifications

    What you’ll need to be successful:

    • A minimum of 15 years of experience in project management, representing owners to deliver projects or programs of varying size and scope in a range of sectors including provincial, municipal, commercial/corporate office, education and/or horizontal infrastructure
    • A minimum of 3 years in a senior leadership role, leading and managing a consulting services business: business development, operations management and reporting, and people management
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
    • The talent to originate and build meaningful, sustaining, long-term relationships with staff and clients
    • The ability to evidence and sustain a leadership role in the company and the industry
    • Established leadership and organizational skills with the ability to effectively influence others and successfully resolve a variety of client, project and technical issues
    • The ability to project and maintain a positive outlook and demonstrate an energetic disposition
    • Strong knowledge of various types of construction methodologies, project management models and financial management, as well as building codes, contract law and relevant legislation
    • Practical knowledge of government procurement practices, bid preparation and contracts.
    • Strong computer skills, including scheduling (MS Project), word processing (Word) and spreadsheet (Excel) software applications
    • Completion of a university degree in commerce, business administration, engineering, architecture, urban planning or a related discipline, with professional status, or an equivalent combination of academic and practical experience.
    • Professional designation such as PMP and or P.Eng and LEED Accreditation is considered an asset.

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