Colliers Project Leaders Inc. Program Manager in Kelowna, British Columbia

As Colliers Project Leaders continues to grow and attract exciting project opportunities, we seek a Program Manager with large scale institutional project and program experience to join our team in Kelowna. This is a senior leadership opportunity for an aspiring professional who has made their reputation in the industry and is looking to capitalize on that investment.

To be successful in this role you will bring a wealth of experience developing a program and leading the implementation of projects and be able to demonstrate a portfolio varying in scope and complexity with depth in building and facilities project delivery with a focus on program management and facility construction from planning to construction and on to operational readiness.

You will work closely with the client’s internal project management team and key stakeholders (Executive, Maintenance and Operations) to develop, lead, and provide best practices guidance and direction or assistance to the Project Team(s) during the initiating, planning, and program management of facilities and infrastructure projects in an existing operational environment. Ideally you will be able to demonstrate experience in the airport industry and bringing large facilities on-line. Ideally you will hold either P.Eng or PMP and have experience working as an owner’s representative or in a professional services environment.

Here at Colliers Project Leaders, the Project Manager acts as a trusted advisor to our clients, representing their interests at all times to multiple stakeholders and providing technical and project leadership to the teams they oversee. Our people are not only Project Managers, they are Project Leaders who take a client centric approach to project delivery and are given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and expertise on a diverse range of projects that vary in scope and complexity appropriate to their level of experience.

Who We Are:

At Colliers Project Leaders (formerly MHPM Project Leaders), we lead building and infrastructure projects. Our Get it Right Solution™ ensures we get it ready, get it built and get it performing -- so investors, owners and occupants are certain of success.

With over 450 employees throughout Canada and the Middle East, Colliers Project Leaders offer a multi-cultural, multi-generational work environment where we cultivate excellence, develop leaders and deliver on client vision. Colliers Project Leaders is part of Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIG), a global leader in commercial real estate services with more than 16,000 professionals operating from 502 offices in 67 countries.

What you’ll get to do as a Program Manager at Colliers Project Leaders:

  • Develop strong client relationships and act as the client’s single point of contact throughout the project to achieve the client’s goals and objectives

  • Work on a number of facilities and building projects, varying in size and scope

  • Ensure that client expectations and satisfaction are met or exceeded on all projects and the client’s best interests are represented with respect to contractual and technical issues

  • Act as an expert in Commissioning , Turnover, Record Drawings, Operations & Maintenance Manuals (including warranties and guarantees)

  • Select and organize project teams and establish levels of authority and lines of communication

  • Lead the control of project related documents and deliver all work in accordance with Colliers Project Leaders Quality Management System and procedures

  • Chair project and site meetings, find resolution to issues and coordinate between multiple stakeholders

  • Maintain contact with existing and prospective clients and respond to business development and sales opportunities with support from the Business Development Team, Principal or Regional Vice President

  • Regularly reporting on project status by means of schedule updates, meeting minutes, financial records and other reports

  • Provide oversight and leadership to the change management process, payment certificates and other contract or project related administrative documents

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • A minimum 15 years of experience as a Senior Project / Program Manager, representing owners to multiple stakeholders in the delivery of projects of varying size and scope in a range of sectors including, airport and commercial buildings

  • Direct experience in program management for large $100M+ mandates.

  • Experience delivery large scale projects while representing the owner directly

  • Strong understanding of best practice Project Management methodologies and procedures within a PMO environment

  • A university degree or diploma in engineering, architecture or quantity surveying (or an equivalent combination of academic and practical experience)

  • Strong knowledge of various types of management models and financial management, as well as building codes, contract law and relevant legislation

  • Effective leadership and organizational skills with the ability to effectively influence others and successfully resolve a variety of client, project and technical issues

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Strong computer skills, including a working knowledge of scheduling (MS Project), word processing (Word) and spreadsheet (Excel) software applications

  • Eng. or PMP designation required

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