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
Pay Grade: 10
Title: Project Field Supervisor
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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.
About the Department of Biology
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).
About the position
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 Project Field Supervisor is responsible for ensuring field operations of capital projects with the University are executed without incident. 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.
Are you the right candidate?
The successful 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. This role requires demonstrated ability to build impactful partnerships with diverse stakeholders, as well as the ability to execute a strategic vision. Throughout your experience, you have demonstrated expertise in project supervision, laboratory design, and ensured all parties involved in projects are apprised of project expectations and deadlines.
Purpose & 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 constructions 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
2-year Community College diploma in Construction Engineering or related field
Certified Goal Seal designation
Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience, includes 3 years experience for Gold Seal Certificate
How To Apply
To apply for this job, please submit your application online.
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