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Project Manager, Facilities Services

 

Alberta Innovates is seeking a Project Manager to provide overall administrative direction, planning, development and implementation of the organization’s capital, facility and potentially operational projects. 

 

Are you our Project Manager, Facilities Services? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are passionate about building and executing clear and effective project plans
  • Are collaborative and enjoy utilizing your expertise to provide guidance, coaching, and support to others

 

We are game changers

Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics. We are working with our partners to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve our environmental performance and enhance the well-being of Albertans through research and innovation.

Our subsidiary, InnoTech Alberta, offers a diversified range of scientific engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up. Our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to food and fibre. InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector.

 

Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:

Reporting to the Manager, Project Management Office, the Project Managerwill act as a resource on technical inquiries, assist with the identification and resolution of base building and technical issues, and keep projects on time and budget. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the following:

 

  • Participate in the facilities and capital planning process, and integrate it with the annual planning process. As part of the capital planning process, ensure all facility related matters are addressed in the proposed project plan and budget.
  • Lead  facility related capital projects programming, development and implementation.
  • Actively contributes to the establishment of, promotes, supports and ensures consistent application of the organizations project management standards and practices.
  • Make improvements to the current capital implementation systems and processes.
  • Responsible for ensuring all corporate projects follow all safety policies, applicable standards and procedures.
  • Ensure change management issues are addressed effectively to support project planning and implementation.
  • Act as and/or assist Alberta Infrastructure project manager for project tender, administration and project implementation.
  • Coordinate/facilitate engineering design and tender document preparation.
  • Develop project feasibility studies.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in a related field, (Interior Design, Engineering, Architecture/Environmental Studies).
    • A commensurate amount of work experience and educational credentials will be considered for the role.
  • 5 years experience in capital project planning, development  and management.
  • Experience in a research & development (R&D) environment is considered an asset
  • Working experience with AutoCAD is considered an asset
  • Familiar with R&D facility design, operations and management.
  • Formal training/experience in project coordination/management.
  • Strong inter-personal and communication, and negotiation skills
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to manage project team and budget
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Leadership, team work, and collaboration skills
  • Project management expereince
  • Strategic thinking and plan development
  • Adaptable and results oriented
  • Organization and prioritization skills
  • Problem solving, trouble shooting and decision making skills

 

Why Alberta Innovates?

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance which includes flexible work and wellness programs.

 

At Alberta Innovates, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply.  

 

The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

 

Alberta Innovates has implemented a Vaccination policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Alberta Innovates employees are required to disclose proof of full vaccination or participate in a rapid antigen testing program. New hires will be required to disclose their vaccination status as a condition of employment to help support client and team member safety. We thank all candidates in advance for their understanding of this policy.

 

ALBERTA INNOVATES IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUITY IN EMPLOYMENT AND ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM ALL QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS. WE WISH TO THANK ALL APPLICANTS FOR THEIR INTEREST. HOWEVER, ONLY THOSE INVITED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.