Senior Facilities Project Manager

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: 23
  • Deadline: July 8, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Cape Breton University invites applications for the Senior Facilities Project Manager. This is a full-time continuing role.

Some specific responsibilities to this role are to participate in supporting functional design planning, specification writing, drawing review, cost estimation, and tender document coordination. They will be responsible for communication of project updates both internally and externally and provide oversight of design consultants and contractors and interfacing with stakeholders both internal and external.

The Senior Facilities Project Manager will be responsible for Management of infrastructure contracts as well as the contractors and consultants on these projects and Working with the Construction Manager, designers, inspectors, and other key project stakeholders in resolving issues and roadblocks. They will also be asked to Identifying, analyzing, and mitigating risks including devising contingency plans to resolve changes.

Some qualifications of this role but not limited to are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or an Architecture Degree from an accredited institution. Other combinations of relevant education and experience may be considered.
  • Preference would be given to those Registered as a Professional Engineer with Engineers Nova Scotia or Nova Scotia Association of Architects
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in project management with a minimum of 10 years’ experience managing the construction of buildings with a value in excess of $15 Million
  • Experience in building design, contracts, construction, and project management.
  • Familiar with creating, evaluating, and awarding tenders and requests for proposals.
  • Budgeting and estimating skills
  • Ability to apply risk assessment and management principles and processes.
  • Experience using project management software such as Procore or Jonas management.
  • Ability to interpret architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical plans and specifications for buildings.
  • Thorough knowledge of occupational health, safety and environmental regulations, building codes, recognized construction practices, and other applicable municipal, provincial and federal legislation.

Applications for the successful candidate will include:

  • a cover letter describing the expertise of the applicant
  • a complete resume
  • A list of least three references.
    • Short listed candidates will be required to submit three reference letters.

Please upload all required documents to Additional Documents if no designated area is listed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications must be received by July 8th 2024

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Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1M 1A2