Simon Fraser University – Project Manager


Job Opportunity

The Organization: Simon Fraser University

With 6,500 faculty and staff, 35,000 students and 145 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs spanning eight faculties, SFU is the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach collide. With a vision to be Canada’s most community-engaged research university, SFU has been consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for almost 20 years. SFU’s more than 100,000 graduates enjoy limitless career opportunities, made possible by mentorship, integrated work learning programs and coaching opportunities.
SFU spans three campuses across the lower mainland: SFU Burnaby, SFU Surrey and SFU Vancouver. As the University continues to grow, it has also continued to revise and expand its on-campus facilities, supporting its commitment to engaging research by maintaining a number of laboratory facilities for research in all aspects of science, technology, and the health sciences. The University also has a number of facilities to support an array of creative arts programs.

To learn more, please visit SFU’s website.

The Opportunity: Project Manager

The Project Manager manages the programming, design, and construction process for assigned capital construction and major renovation projects at the University. The incumbent of the position will oversee the work performed by parties responsible for design and construction, involving project management, design, estimating, and construction management and inspection.

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the Project Manager is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the SFU Facilities Team during a series of major projects and significant facilities renewal across several campuses. Responsible for the effective management and oversight of all phases of construction projects, including major facility and capital projects, from pre-planning, design development, construction, to commissioning services, the Project Manager ensures strategic and cost-effective decision making in the realms of facilities planning design programming, and campus infrastructure.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Degree in Engineering or Architecture, and related professional designation with a minimum of five years of directly-related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
  • Good multi-discipline knowledge of the principles of planning, design, and construction of complex building types;
  • Good knowledge of estimating and cost control in construction;
  • Sound knowledge of design and construction of structural, electrical, and mechanical building systems;
  • Sound knowledge of building codes and other applicable regulations;
  • Sound knowledge of consultation and construction contracts;
  • Sound knowledge of project reporting systems;
  • Ability to write and interpret specifications;
  • Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and project management software;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

The complete opportunity profile can be viewed: Here

Contact: Nicholas Lay or Tony Kirschner
Leaders International Executive Search
#880 – 609 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
Phone: (604) 688-8422

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