The Peel District School Board (PDSB) is one of the largest school boards in Canada, with more than 150,000 students in over 250 schools. At PDSB, everything we do is designed to help all students achieve to the best of their ability. We have the incredible opportunity to inspire a smile in each student. Our collective, daily efforts make a positive difference in the lives of our students, their families and the world. Guided by our mission, vision and values, we build positive places for learning and working ... together at www.peelschools.org.
We are currently accepting applications for a Project Manager (four (4) positions).
Supervising the activities of construction projects - from working drawings through to the end of the guarantee period - is among your strengths as a Project Manager, and will be your primary role as part of the Facilities and Environmental Support Services team at the Peel District School Board (PDSB).
Of these positions, one (1) Project Manager will report to the Manager of Project Coordination and three (3) Project Managers will report to the Manager of Maintenance and Facility Renewal. You’ll be responsible to review engineering drawings, specifications and bid documents for PDSB compliance, and ensure the timely, on-budget completion of capital, renovation and renewal projects identified under the Board's Capital Plan. As a Project Manager, you’ll be expected to prepare construction bids, recommend acceptance of, or changes to, working drawings and specifications for assigned projects, and monitor the performance of architects, consultants and contractors to ensure adherence to standards and regulations, confidently making on-the-spot decisions, as required.
In our Board’s multi-stakeholder environment, you’ll liaise with contractors, consultants, architects, government officials, school principals and other Board staff, collecting and sharing project information, ensuring hazardous materials management and promoting environmental health and safety. A champion of best practices in the field, you’ll be a valuable resource for the department and the Board, compiling a full design history of external architects and consultants, researching the application of new construction concepts and systems, and developing and recommending design process standards and specifications.
This is also a great opportunity to demonstrate your presentation and communication skills along with your technical expertise, as you work closely with schools and departments across the Board to resolve any project-related issues, liaise with the Board solicitor on matters relating to the Construction Act, and prepare reports for the Board and Committees.
Post-secondary degree/diploma in engineering/architecture/project management with extensive experience/background in institutional/commercial buildings or an equivalent combination of relevant post-secondary education and experience
Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of related experience in progressively responsible positions and working knowledge of all related trade disciplines
Excellent skills in managing several concurrent new construction and building renovation projects (hands-on project management experience essential)
Knowledge of Building codes, engineering standards and practices, health and safety legislation and Ministry of Labour standards
Excellent technical, presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal
Demonstrated coordination, project management, initiative, decision making, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
Excellent budget management, organizational and analytical skills and attention to detail
Strong Microsoft Office computer skills
Must own a car and have a valid driver's license
Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment
Commitment to Equity
The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.
When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as test and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.
Criminal Record Check
Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check (CRC) prior to commencing employment. Please review the requirements at the CRC link.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. All communication to applicants regarding this job posting, including an invitation to complete skills assessments and/or a job interview if applicable, will be made through email. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check their email as listed on their applytoeducation.com account.
Preference will be given to qualified members of the Administrative Staff Group (ASG).