Colliers Project Leaders Inc.

  • Principal – Infrastructure (Vancouver)

    Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Job ID
    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 - Infrastructure to join our team in Vancouver BC.


    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 the Infrastructure market sector and clients.


    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.


    At Colliers Project Leaders, the Principal has direct responsibility for identifying, pursuing and securing project management and advisory 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 preconstruction 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 (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 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


    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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