Colliers Project Leaders Inc.

  • Senior Project Manager – Furniture Planning

    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


    Colliers Project Leaders is experiencing unprecedented growth. We seek a Senior Project Manager – Furniture to join our team and work with our valued public and private sector clients across number of different environments, such as corporate office, education, healthcare and social infrastructure.


    This is a leadership opportunity suited for an industry professional who is looking to manage planning, design and space planning mandates for a diversity of projects and clients. As a valued resource you will bring 7+ years of furniture and interior design management experience combined with broader project management capabilities.


    In this role, you will have the opportunity to work closely with clients (owners and architecture teams) to provide optimal furniture planning solutions within their unique environments. Taking the operational requirements of the space, you work with users to offer various furniture options for their consideration, so that furniture requirements can be refined to the point that technical and performance specification can be developed for open procurement purposes.  The development of detailed planning documents (furniture lists, budgets, etc.) is completed with information obtained from user sources, as well as established furniture standards, transferring inventory information, etc.  This role will also include activity on Public Private Partnership (P3) projects in the development of output specifications for projects in all sectors, as well as compliance reviews and ProjectCo oversight related to furniture planning and procurement activity.


    You will lead the development of furniture procurement documents and analyze responses, giving your clients recommendations on the best solutions based on the established evaluation criteria.  You will work with successful vendors to review and approve shop drawings, select materials and finish selections, finalize quotations, and coordinate delivery and installation of the finished product within these spaces.


    As a team member in the Furniture, Equipment, and Move Readiness (FEMR) business unit, you have the opportunity to assist with equipment planning scope and move management/operational readiness activities to create end to end customized, unique, and quality project outcomes.  The multi-sector, non-vendor specific, and national exposure of this business unit creates opportunity, experience, and satisfaction that is unparalleled.


    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 650 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 Designer:

    • Work on a wide diversity of projects (all sectors, all sizes) throughout Canada
    • Assist and/or lead the development of proposal responses, including scope development and pricing
    • Lead the planning and programming of projects involving FF&E design, specifications, procurement, and implementation. 
    • Facilitate User Group and Senior Stakeholder design and project meetings.
    • Develop project documentation, tender and procurement documents
    • Interact with consultant teams in the development and effective implementation of project plans related to building space planning and design
    • Provide oversight and guidance to junior and intermediate designers on FF&E scope - planning, design, specifications, selection, procurement and installation
    • Give evidence that project consultants, contractors or suppliers have provided services in accordance with the contract requirements
    • Populate / space plan AutoCAD / Revit drawings with furniture and equipment blocks 
    • Develop and maintain AutoCAD / Revit blocks and standards
    • Liaise with end users and consultants on project execution
    • Coordinate activities to ensure design outcomes meet stated requirements 
    • Review drawings and specifications to assist in ensuring the awarding of contracts to qualified, cost effective and knowledgeable contractors/vendors.
    • Ensure that deliverables are identified and fulfilled for our client partners
    • Develop output specifications (PSOS) and provide compliance reviews and feedback on Public Private Partnership (P3) projects
    • Create and lead client meetings and presentations
    • Coordinate and manage showroom tours and installation visits
    • Undertake deficiency reviews and project close-out activities
    • Undertake furniture and equipment inventory tasks


    What you’ll need to be successful: 

    • A portfolio of work demonstrating design leadership on building development and redevelopment projects involving primary experience in FF&E (particularly furniture) in at least one of the following sectors - corporate office, education, healthcare or social infrastructure.
    • Diploma or Degree in Architecture or Interior Design, or a combination of experience and education. NCIDQ certification would be considered an asset. Knowledge of National building code considered an asset. 
    • Expertise in space planning and furniture and fixtures specification, estimation, procurement and selection. 
    • Experience in preparing and writing reports, specifications, budgets and RFP’s.
    • Ability to mentor, train and organize the efforts of design professionals
    • Skilled in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective presentation skills.
    • Hands on proficiency with AutoCAD and Revit.
    • Willingness to travel Nationally on occasion.


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