Project Manager, Implementation - The New St. Paul's Project (NSP)

Work Area: 
NSP Project
Base Site: 
Hornby Street
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Management/Non Union

The Technical Design & Construction workstream within the St. Paul’s Hospital Redevelopment team is looking for an Implementation Project Manager to assist with the design development work by leading the technical collaboration with the clinical workstream and assisting with technical compliance. The candidate should have healthcare and design build contract administration experience. The candidate will also be a strong communicator, proficient in document control and stakeholder engagement. This is a Design Build contract and will therefore require stakeholder engagement through the design development process and a progressive review of construction documentation and shop drawings. The Technical Design & Construction workstream is a high functioning group that requires highly motivated people who thrive in a collaborative team environment with a whatever-it-takes attitude to achieve project goals.


Within the context of a client and family centred model of care and, in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Providence Health Care, the person promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.

The Project Manager, Implementation is responsible for overseeing and supporting the planning, design, and implementation of complex facilities projects for the New St. Paul’s Hospital (NSP) including project, planning, project management, communications, and contract management. The role also has responsibility for the integration of planning and design with the Facilities Management and Operations business model to ensure that the delivery of health services meet the NSP goals and objectives. This position supervises assigned staff and provides leadership by directing work teams, contractors, and consultants to ensure accountability, communication, and performance.


Knowledge of capital project planning and implementation processes including design, construction and procurement within current standards, codes, bylaws and regulations.
Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and ability to coach team members on these skills.
Broad knowledge of patient care delivery systems in primary, acute and community settings.
Demonstrated track record of delivering high value projects (>$1M) on time and on budget
Ability to interpret construction drawings and construction specifications.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage planning, design and construction projects simultaneously.
Understanding of available resources for projects and applicable stakeholder groups including feedback and detailed analysis on project processes.
Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead and inspire staff, and build a team environment that fosters trust and respect.
Ability to supervise team members and provide direction to other staff, and consultants and contractors.
Demonstrated ability to identify, plan, organize, prioritize and implement projects in a timely manner in a dynamic project environment with changing priorities.
Possesses business acumen and analytical skills to anticipate financial and business requirements and ensure effective use of resources.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, customer relations, communication and facilitation skills to develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
Ability to operate related equipment including related software applications.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Business, Engineering or Trades Qualification supplemented by formal training such as a Building Construction Technology Certificate, or relevant discipline plus seven (7) to ten (10) years’ recent, related progressively responsible experience within a healthcare environment from frontline operations and maintenance to specification development and implementation of large capital projects. Experience in project management, supervision, and facilitating and managing consultation processes with stakeholder groups is also required.

Project Management Professional Designation would be considered an asset.


Manages the planning and implementation of projects from the initial planning and design stages through to implementation and completion; provides support by conveying policies and priorities, directing work and ensuring issues are resolved or escalated to appropriate level(s) to meet project deliverables and timelines.

Establishes project team structure by gathering input from stakeholders, identifying needs and skills required; directs and supervises assigned staff by assigning work, orientating staff, developing and implementing appropriate staff development and retention plans; conducts performance evaluations as required.

Establishes effective communications channels to ensure stakeholders are fully engaged and aware of project status; provides frequent clear and concise reports regarding ongoing issues, progress updates, challenges and opportunities.

Carries out project plans according to established Providence Health Care project methodologies and systems to ensure successful and coordinated completion of project components by facilitating consensus with stakeholders. Monitors project charter, plans, budget, scope, schedule, expenditures, client satisfaction and risks; reports on variances and impacts to deliverables, and makes recommendations to NSP Project leadership to mitigate cost overruns, maintain adherence to allocated budgets and timelines, and ensure delivery of a successful project.

Leads business plan development for projects through the preparation of feasibility studies, analysis and solution development, development of the project charter, functional requirements, scope and design concepts, budgets and implementation planning.

Applies technical expertise to advise and assist senior management in achieving its vision and strategic direction through the development of Programming and Capital Submission Requirements to the Government.

Collaborates with facilities management staff to align and integrate the FMO business model with the facility design including working together to determine the staff complement needed to support and optimize the delivery of patient care and services.

Monitors all planning and project activities to identify areas of overlap, conflict, and coordination, and liaises with site and other staff to identify, recommend and implement management strategies. Engages, collaborates with, and provides work direction to consultants, facility management staff, and construction contractors to ensure strong and effective communication between on-site work groups.

Reviews and signs off schematic designs, design development documents, and working drawings and specs for functionality, attainment of program/facility needs, adherence to technical standards and specifications, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the design solution, consistency with best practices, energy & environmental sustainability, and building code compliance. Leads and/or facilitates all stages of project construction and operational commissioning.

Leads the engagement of professional consultants and contractors with support from Procurement; manages established contracts and oversees performance to ensure that consultants and contractors complete on obligations and deliverables; negotiates changes and resolves disputes within authorized limits.

Establishes and maintains a network of relationships and influence to promote NSP interests and issues and to influence decision making affecting project outcomes with internal groups/departments. Monitors adherence to established quality control/risk management protocols. Identifies, communicates, and works with appropriate stakeholders to mitigate potential risk management issues. Manages ongoing customer relations. Ensures NSP interests are represented in resolution of problems.

Updates department knowledge of current and emerging facility design and innovations through evidence-based design concepts; uses design and construction research in the development and updating of design and construction standards and guidelines. Develops and coordinates facilities planning practices principles, standards and policy through application of evidence-based best practice and LEAN principles.