Senior Director, Major Projects

Ottawa, ON

Our client in Ottawa, Ontario is looking for a Senior Director of Major Projects within the Tenant Fit-Ups specialty for Institutional buildings.

These projects are typically in excess of $200 million and may extend 5-10 years. This individual will lead a team of Project Directors on projects of high complexity, risk, and exposure.

NOTE: This individual MUST be Bilingual French-English (written and verbal)

Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
•    Accountable for program management for major projects with high complexity and risk in excess of $200 million
•    Develops strategic plans, priorities, objectives and budget
•    Directs program execution. Accountable for ensuring programs are delivered on-time, on-budget, within scope and in compliant with all regulatory, environmental, health and safety requirements.
•    Accountable for meeting performance metrics for assigned programs
•    Provides strong leadership, guidance, coaching and support to the project management team in the continuous review, identification, development and implementation of processes and technological improvements to optimize program delivery
•    Accountable for meeting profitability targets through effective planning, leadership, operational, financial and risk management, and implementation of process and technological improvements for assigned programs
•    Collaborates with relevant stakeholders on business pursuits
•    Develops and maintains effective relationships with stakeholders
•    Accountable for resolving escalated issues from project management team members, managing client expectations, and ensuring client satisfaction
•    Accountable for employee engagement, development and performance management, hiring and retention, compensation recommendations

Required Skills and Qualifications will include, but are not limited to:
•    University degree in Architecture or Engineering from an accredited institution
•    20+ years of experience with strategic planning and project management in both private and public sectors.
•    Bilingual French-English, written and verbal (Required)
•    Hands on experience in project initiation, economics, transaction negotiating, team building, design, procurement, construction, commissioning, and move management
•    Project Management Institute Accreditation
•    Program Management Professional Accreditation
•    LEED certification
•    Federal Security Clearance at Reliability
•    Experience with fit-up of office space combined with infrastructure upgrades
•    Proven track record of managing Projects >$200M
•    Exceptionally-skilled business management ability and exceptional business acumen
•    Exceptionally-skilled business financial management ability and exceptional financial acumen
•    Significant experience in meeting financial and business profitability objectives
•    Exceptionally skilled at influencing, persuading and negotiating with client representatives at the senior management to executive position level
•    Exceptionally skilled at building and managing relationships with client representatives at the senior management to executive level
•    Exceptionally skilled at managing client expectations
•    Highly skilled at leading and engaging a team of individuals
•    Possesses a continuous improvement and quality mindset along with a desire to continuously seek and incorporate innovative practices and technologies in order to deliver value to the client
•    Computer proficiency in MS Office applications in particular – MS Project, MS Excel, MS Outlook, along with ability to quickly learn new applications

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