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Western University London, ON, Canada
Nov 11, 2019
Full time
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 the planning, development, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance and stewardship of all the buildings, infrastructure, sites and services within Western’s campus community. The Director, Capital Projects is accountable for providing strategic leadership for a team of highly trained and skilled professionals responsible for managing the capital projects required to achieve the University’s academic and research objectives.  As part of the Facilities Management senior leadership team, the Director will contribute to Western’s resiliency planning by developing strategies that advance the long-term survival of the institution. The incumbent will work extensively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the implementation of capital projects within the established timelines and budgetary constraints, in accordance with the project plan.  The Director will offer expertise in all aspects of the capital projects, and ensure the effective communication, collaboration and alignment of resources to best support the project delivery.  The incumbent will collaborate and consult on the design and development of capital project plans, and oversee all phases of the project execution.   Qualifications  Education: - Undergraduate Degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering or Architecture -   Member of Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario OR a Member of Ontario Association of Architects -   Masters Degree in a related field is preferred -   Project management certification is preferred Experience: -   10 years' experience managing multiple large projects in the field of general contracting, construction management or building renovation in a complex environment -   Experience in a post-secondary academic environment is preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: -   Well-developed planning, organizational and project management skills -   Excellent knowledge of the principles of design applied in planning and designing of large complex institutional buildings (e.g. research, medical, or similar facilities) -   Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of applicable building codes, by-laws and regulations including provincial and municipal accessibility, fire, health and safety standards -   Thorough knowledge of importance of PMO and its governance structure -   Leadership skills with the ability to inspire and develop a shared vision to lead a team to excellence in a complex environment -   Proficiency in using a variety of information technology tools and the ability to understand and adapt new tools to business operations -   Ability to effectively convey information of a highly technical or complex nature to non-technical audiences -   Ability to effectively communicate with executive management and board members -   Ability to establish and build heathy working relations and partnerships with clients, peers and external stakeholders -   Ability to collaborate across internal and external boundaries to meet common objectives, improve outcomes and support work beyond one's own unit -   Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to gain consensus -   Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills -   Self-driven, independent thinker who is highly motivated and possesses an intrinsic passion for quality and process improvement -   Strong problem solving skills including expertise in formulating and executing action plans -   Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and related budgets with strict deadlines -   Ability to manage the people side of change to achieve organizational objectives -   Ability to understand customer needs and expectations and provide excellent customer service to directly and indirectly satisfy expectations -   Influential interpersonal skills that build positive and strong relationships at all levels of the organization   Interested applicants are asked to visit: to apply online to job reference 17954 by midnight on December 6th, 2019. 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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