Project Director, Major Capital Projects

Work Area: 
NSP Project Mgt Office
Base Site: 
Hornby Street
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Management/Non Union
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


Reporting to the Vice President, Major Capital Projects, the Project Director is accountable for developing, leading and implementing healthcare construction projects with a value of between $175M - $225M for Providence Health Care (PHC). Oversees the planning processes, establishes guiding principles, oversees clinical and facilities design and construction, and ensures the vision established for identified projects is met for the organization, its residents, patients, care providers and local communities. Responsibilities include the planning, deployment, and evaluation of related physical, financial and human resources, in support of the strategic and operational needs of the organization and making decisions involving Project Design Builders and/or other construction partners.


Demonstrated ability to define, direct and implement complex projects and strategically manage risk.
Knowledge of Design Build capital procurement process and alternative procurement approaches as well as legal and financial issues associated with contract development and finalization.
Demonstrated ability to lead, plan, direct and implement processes.
Demonstrated ability to identify, manage and mitigate risk.
Demonstrated ability to identify, plan and direct work assignments.
Demonstrated ability to supervise and provide direction to others.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain rapport with internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize functions to meet tight and evolving timelines.
Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic environment subject to continuous change.
Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


Master’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field, supplemented with at least ten (10) years’ recent related experience in progressively complex and senior management/leadership roles in a large complex health care organization including two (2) years’ recent, relevant experience as a Project Director (or equivalent) responsible for managing large, complex capital projects, including oversight of property development projects and strategies, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Responsible for effective and timely discharge project responsibilities, as set out in Business Plans and other agreements. Ensures appropriate project management plan is developed, maintained and implemented, utilizing established tools and methodologies.
Approves all requests for scope changes according to established signing authority, governance, project management, health authority and project board requirements, consulting with the partners and senior executives on such decisions.
Responsible for all project procurement activities, including the RFP for the owners’ consultant team, and the RFQ and RFP to choose the Design Build or other construction partners.
Oversees the owners’ consultant team and responsible for the development and reporting of building specifications, service and program requirements, equipment specifications, information systems, and technology requirements to support the project.
Oversees the management of financial resources to meet project initiatives and goals; ensures short and long term planning occurs to effectively plan and implement both operating and capital expenditures as related to the project; initiates current and future program/service adjustments; provides overall leadership, direction and supervision of assigned team members.
Ensures effective interface with user groups and other organizational leadership and professionals to deliver effective input at all stages of the project; ensures all legal, financial and operational activities are consistent and compatible with the organization’s requirements.
Contributes to and reviews the Project-led design development process for the facility, and oversees implementation of the clinical services plan and functional program.
Works with PHC leadership and staff to establish an appropriate human resources plan for the project, identifies resourcing requirements and takes necessary action to secure required resources. Ensures the team is appropriately organized and managed to achieve project goals in an efficient manner; establishes and monitors delivery of work targets for Project team members.
Works with the City of Vancouver and Development Consultant to ensure timely completion of the rezoning process where required.
Works through and enhances a model to report on project interdependencies, risks and issues identified by working groups; oversees compliance obligations, applicable legal issues and standards with respect to procurement, design, construction, accreditation, environmental, and occupational health & safety issues.
Works with user groups and assigned resources to resolve interdependencies and conflicts; oversees the production of project scoping documents, work plans and milestone plans; reports on status and execution of key activities and advises on risks to the organization; ensures a fair, open and transparent process consistent with organization’s priorities and established parameters.
Oversees the management of financial resources to meet initiatives, goals, targets of the project; ensure short and long term planning occurs to effectively plan and implement both operating and capital expenditures; initiates current and future program/service adjustments; provides overall leadership, direction and supervision of assigned team members.
Acts as the organization’s key point of contact on procurement issues through designated leads; negotiates resolution of disputes with the project construction partner as needed; ensures appropriate reporting and governance mechanisms are in place for the Project Executive Steering Committee and Project Board.
Ensures the recruitment and professional development of employees following best practices; responsible for overseeing and as required, participating in the management of human resource matters including employee discipline up to and including terminations.
Acts as day-to-day contact with the Ministry of Health Services as it relates to the project, and participates on various internal and external committees as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned.