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Project Manager

by Western University

Reference #: 19882
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 10, 2020
Western University

Job Description

Considered Canada's most beautiful University, Western's main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern LEED-certified capital structures providing an idyllic environment for our community of scholars.  The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.

Facilities Management is responsible for engineering, planning, development, construction, operation, maintenance and stewardship of all buildings, infrastructure, sites and services within Western’s campus community. Our integrated team provides excellence in creating and maintaining Western’s facilities and in serving the community.

As part of the Facilities Management team, Facilities Development & Engineering works closely with campus partners to coordinate new construction and renovation projects as well as to complete maintenance and modernization projects through the annual capital program.

The Project Manager will be accountable to work closely with stakeholders on a variety of facilities construction and renovation projects that require expertise in all areas of project execution, control and successful delivery. The Project Manager is responsible to lead the overall planning, management, coordination and financial control of assigned projects by defining deliverables, metrics, identifying resource requirements, managing project roles, meeting training needs, providing customer satisfaction and reporting to ensure the quality of project deliverables.

-   Degree in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, or civil) or Architecture
-   Professional Engineer (P.Eng) or Registered Architect is preferred
-   Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is preferred

-   10 years of project management experience, successfully managing multiple large projects
-   Experience in a large, complex, institutional environment is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-   Thorough knowledge of Ontario Building Code, Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, guidelines and regulations
-   A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution skills
-   Sound judgment and decision making skills
-   Strong business acumen with an ability to influence, motivate and inspire with or without positional authority
-   Critical thinking and discernment to assess and scope areas for improvement and an ability to offer creative solutions
-   Proven ability to take initiative and in depth knowledge of how to champion a project from conception through implementation and evaluation
-   Strong customer service skills and ability to understand and translate customer needs and expectations and provide excellent customer service directly and indirectly to meet or exceed expectations
-   Self-driven, independent thinker who is highly motivated and possesses an intrinsic passion for quality
-   Planning and organizational skills with a proven ability to develop and manage a Project Charter
-   Ability to handle diverse situations, multiple and complex projects and rapidly changing priorities
-   Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development

Interested applicants are asked to visit: to apply online to job reference #19882, by midnight on July 2, 2020.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.