The Senior Construction Coordinator will be responsible for the provision of contract administration, coordination and field review of projects under construction or installation across the University’s campus, facilities and infrastructure. These projects will include construction of alterations, renovations, replacement, upgrading and small additions to existing buildings, structures, roads, walkways, signs and landscaping contributing towards providing a safe and accessible, invitingly clean and comfortable, functionally-enriched and well-maintained campus environment through service excellence.
Assists with and supports the department’s strategic planning efforts addressing stewardship responsibilities and long-term sustainability of the University’s campus, facilities and infrastructure and maximizing opportunities for efficient delivery of campus services and optimal investments in University-wide infrastructure
Acts as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing contract administration and ensuring that contracted work is performed in accordance with the drawings and specifications, good workmanship standards and meets the University’s requirements
Participate in the design process by attending design meetings when required and provide input for larger projects
Organize the site visits in co-operation with the project leader, assist in the preparation of the bidder’s lists and comment on tender results
The position has a direct influence on the safety, quality of construction and value received as well as ensuring minimal disruption to the teaching and research activity:
Arranges contractor access (keys, parking etc.)
Reservation /scheduling space to permit the work to take place
Verifying site conditions prior to work commencing by the contractor
Field review of work to ensure that the project is on schedule and in accordance with the plans and specifications
Coordination of both external contractors and internal University forces e.g. tie-ins to mechanical and electrical systems
Provides clear and concise direction to the contractor and communicates clearly and timely the status of the project to affected parties
Anticipating and resolving problems due to site conditions
Evaluation and recommendation of change orders
Certifying labour on time and material projects
Verifying that contractors invoices align with the work completed
Preparation of certificates of payment
Ensures that all documentation (notice to Ministry of Labour, bonds, insurance, permits, “as-built” drawings etc. are submitted in a timely manner
Provides back-up to other Construction Coordinators during vacation and other absences
Input time in the electronic time reporting system on a daily basis and keep time sheets and project tracking software up to date
Assist with planning activities, short and long-term campus and facilities planning to support the departments’ strategic and operational direction
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned and supports departmental activities.
Completion of a 2 year community college program in architectural, construction, electrical or mechanical technology
An equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered
8 years of related experience required
Knowledge of local building codes and regulations, standards, and building structures
Ability to produce quality deliverables and to monitor project tasks
Strong analytic, oral, and written communication skills
Experience in institutional projects is preferred
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a deep commitment to customer service, proven innovative approach to problem solving and an aptitude towards service excellence and responsiveness
Intermediate in the following programs: AutoCAD, MS Word, Excel, Access
Vaccination Requirement Statement:
Effective May 1, 2022, the University suspended its Vaccination Requirement. Prior to May 1, pursuant to this Requirement, all University employees were required to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (subject to the University’s obligations under the Human Rights Code to accommodate employees who were unable to receive a vaccination). The University’s Vaccination Requirement website can be found here: https://uwaterloo.ca/coronavirus/return/vaccination-requirement.
The pandemic is ongoing and public health advice continues to evolve. Accordingly, the University reserves the absolute right to reinstate the Vaccination Requirement on short notice, and upon such reinstatement you will be required to comply. You shall also be required to comply with any new health and safety policies/requirements implemented by the University from time to time, including new policies/requirements related to mandatory employee vaccination. As the University may need to reinstate the Requirement on short notice, it will continue to collect and maintain up-to-date information on employee vaccination status. Please submit your Covid-19 vaccine status (QR code) to: https://checkin.uwaterloo.ca/
Failure to comply with the Vaccination Requirement if it is reinstated, including failure to comply with any future amendments to the Vaccination Requirement, or failure to comply with new health and safety policies/requirements implemented by the University, including those related to new mandatory employee vaccination, shall result in discipline up to and including termination of employment.
The requirement to be vaccinated, if reinstated, will be subject to the duty to accommodate pursuant to the Human Rights Code. If you are unable to be vaccinated for reasons related to a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written request for accommodation with an explanation of the reasons and/or any supporting documentation. If you request accommodation, the University may follow up with you for further information if necessary.
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The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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