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Project Coordinator (Construction Specialist)

by Western University

Reference #: 20655
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Sep 11, 2020
Experience: 5 Years
Education: College Diploma (3 years)
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, preventative maintenance and service requests.

The Project Coordinator (Construction Specialist) will be accountable to work closely with internal and external stakeholders on a variety of facilities construction and renovation projects.  The incumbent will provide expertise in all areas of project execution, control and successful delivery.  The Project Coordinator will manage the creation of project plans for each project, and will ensure the achievement of project outcomes within the established timelines and budgetary constraints.  The incumbent will define deliverables, metrics, identify resource requirements, manage project roles, meet training needs and provide customer satisfaction and reporting to ensure the quality of project deliverables.  The Project Coordinator will lead the tendering process for these projects including the issuance of consultant agreements, construction contracts, purchase requisitions, work orders and invoice approvals.  The incumbent will prepare and present updates to key groups throughout project lifecycles, and support the development and delivery of key university communications related to the project implementation.

-   3 year College Diploma in Engineering or Architectural Technology 
-   Bachelor’s degree in Engineering of Architecture is preferred
-   Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is preferred

-   5 years of project management experience in construction or renovation, successfully managing small to medium-sized 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
-   Project management skills to align projects with strategic goals and operational objectives, ensure team roles are clear, milestones are communicated and deadlines are met
-   Organizational skills to manage multiple activities/projects
-   In-depth knowledge of techniques for planning, managing and coordinating projects that involve a variety of stakeholders
-   Ability to handle diverse situations, multiple and complex projects and rapidly changing priorities
-   Knowledge of common project obstacles and necessary controls and contingency plans that will help address them
-   Ability to establish effective routines for excellent communication with all members of the team to maximize productivity
-   Communication skills with the ability to converse with, write reports for, and deliver presentations to all levels of the organization
-   Professional manner, tact, diplomacy, sensitivity and discretion in dealing with various stakeholders and colleagues, including solid negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution skills
-   Sound judgment and decision making ability with a willingness to employ a consultative and collaborative approach to addressing issues and making decisions
-   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.
-   Strong customer service skills to understand 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
-   Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development

Interested applicants are asked to visit: to apply online to job reference #20655, by midnight on October 1, 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.
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