Schedule Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 4:30 - 2 Year Contract
Education Level 2 year diploma in Construction Engineering
Career Level 6 years relevant experience, includes 3 years experience for Gold Seal Certificate
JD # JD00156
Project Field Supervisor
McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer groundbreaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change. The Office of Research & External Relations within the Faculty offers services and support to our faculty members in 8 Departments and Schools enabling them to make discoveries and showcase their impact. We are looking for an experienced project manager to work with our Department of Biology to help manage renovations of our Life Sciences Building and construction of new state-of-the-art research green house on McMaster's main campus. The Department of Biology is a thriving community of scientists working in diverse areas, who are committed to excellence and innovation in research, training, teaching, and outreach. The Department has 30 full time research-active faculty members, 2 teaching-track faculty members, and approximately 80 graduate and 900 undergraduate students (https://biology.mcmaster.ca. Reporting to the Director, Research & Planning, the incumbent will work closely with faculty members and research staff to ensure their needs are met in the final construction, and help maintain research operations and facilities during the construction and renovation period. The incumbent will be a critical member of the team bringing the vision of a renewed Life Science Building and state-of-the-art research greenhouse to life.
The Project Field Supervisor is responsible for ensuring field operations of capital projects with the University are executed without incident. Provides general expertise in project supervision of trades and ensures all parties involved in projects are apprised of project expectations and deadlines.
Purpose and Key Functions:
- Develop and evaluate critical path schedules, identify occupancy issues, building code requirements, and user move-in requirements.
- Develop, design, and implement the security infrastructure to protect the fixed assets of the University's new capital projects.
- Review and interpret user requirements and define functionality to be incorporated into building design.
- Discuss, clarify, and define various technical issues that arise throughout the course of a large scale construction project.
- Troubleshoot and resolve building envelope and system failures.
- Monitor construction site activities to ensure contract conformance and adherence to the project specifications. Negotiate a compromise between parties when a conflict arises.
- Review cost break-outs and quantifications of proposed design changes to accommodate user requirements, errors, omissions, and site conditions.
- Understand and interpret design specifications, schematics, and drawings of large complex construction projects.
- Format and interpret technical matrices pertaining to building operation systems and end-user requirements.
- Write instructions and specifications for architects and engineers during the design phase of large capital projects.
- Compile detailed logs of site activities and scheduling issues.
- Develop budget analyses and costing reports.
- Provide estimates and prepare tender documents for new construction.
- Complete and submit a variety of forms such as purchase requisitions and work order forms.
- Develop and present training and information sessions.
- Liaise with contractors and the community to mitigate construction disruptions and scheduling.
- Exchange technical information with others.
- Facilitate project meetings with colleagues and consultants.
- Interpret budget projections and forecast for future expenditures.
- Compile and review information pertaining to operating procedures required for bringing capital projects on line.
- Coordinate the start-up of building operations with other University departments.
- Commission new buildings.
Ensure adherence to quality standards and procedures for short-term staff.
- 2 year Community College diploma in Construction Engineering or related field.
- Certified Gold Seal designation.
- Requires a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience, includes 3 years experience for Gold Seal Certificate.
- Experience designing and building science and medical laboratories, installing research infrastruction, and working in a University or College setting.
- Experience with greenhouse construction.
- Experience with planning moves and decanting of research laboratories, including vacating existing space, developing plans for temporary set-ups, and facilitating the move into temporary locations, and back to new spaces.
- Ability to work with researchers to transfer technical needs of researchers to drawings to ensure a successful project
- Ability work closely and cooperatively with all stakeholders, including faculty members, the Department, the Dean's Office, archectural firm, and McMaster's Facility Services Department who is the lead on the project.
- Strong communication and organizational skills are critical and essential
The successful candidate will have experience with or demonstrate the following:
- Ability to easily collaborate within a team environment
- Strong commitment to maintaining a professional working environment
- Ability to work independently on sometimes tight timelines and on multiple projects
- Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with faculty members, Faculty staff, McMaster stakeholders and external partners
- Demonstrated high level of initiative and follow through
- Ability to problem solve and respond creatively to resolve issues and maintain workflow.
How To Apply
To apply for this job, please submit your application online.
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