Manager, Infrastructure Delivery - Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Infrastructure Procurement

Company: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

The Port of Vancouver has an immediate opportunity available for a seasoned manager with exceptional leadership and organizational skills and experience with and a passion for complex heavy civil projects. Reporting to the Director, Infrastructure Procurement, the Manager, Infrastructure Delivery will lead the Owner’s team composed of VFPA and specialized consultants and work cross functionally with supporting departments and development partner agencies to deliver infrastructure projects related to terminal construction, land reclamation, and/or terminal and road/rail access. This billion dollar plus project is a design-build in the planning stage and will involve support for contract formation before transitioning to heavily technical construction management.

The Manager, Infrastructure Delivery will be responsible for:

Program/Project Management

  • Identification, assignment, and timely completion of all project activities to the level of quality required to deliver on the documented project objectives.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with Indigenous groups, partners, and other government agencies, tenants, stakeholders, and the community; including the negotiation of agreements while maintaining the port’s reputation in all matters.
  • Building and leading a high performing project team of internal and external resources, including coordination and collaboration with other Departments and Divisions within the port, to ensure clarity of roles, expectations, and delivery of services required for successful project completion in a matrix environment.
  • Establishing and managing scope, schedule, cost, quality, and performance metrics in accordance with Departmental and Divisional polices and directives.
  • Working closely with the Legal, Infrastructure Real Estate, and Planning Departments to ensure that land tenure and project permitting requirements are clearly understood and advanced as required.

Leadership and Management

  • Participating in the development of departmental plans and be responsible for the development and implementation of activities and programs designed to meet the intention of specific strategic priorities.
  • Participating as a member of various management and inter-departmental teams in the planning, implementation, and management of business initiatives.
  • Planning, implementing, and reviewing departmental staffing requirements for areas of responsibility, including the determination of clear position descriptions, accountabilities, and reporting arrangements to optimize service delivery to all stakeholders.
  • Representing VFPA in negotiations, at conferences and conventions, and in the media as required, ensuring clear communication of the business strategy and key messages, and the presentation of a positive and professional image of the business
  • Liaising with Human Resources to ensure the effective selection, training and performance management of staff
  • Participating in the planning and the review of departmental operating costs, particularly with regard to staffing requirements, overheads, consultancy services, planned business programs and service provision

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or another acceptable degree with significant direct experience in managing the full life-cycle of complex, multi-stakeholder capital infrastructure projects preferably including experience using design-build or similar procurement method.  Preferably experienced in managing projects and programs involving heavy construction, environmental concerns, First Nations, supply chain, port operations, and extensive public consultation. Professional engineer designation and PMP are considered assets.

The incumbent must obtain and maintain a valid Marine Transportation Security Clearance when specific projects require this position to access restricted areas/information as defined by the Marine Transportation Security Regulations.

Your exceptional leadership qualities and management and communication skills enable you to effectively interface with all levels of business, government, and the public. You are an effective decision-maker, strategic planner, and initiator, who fosters the development of emerging leaders.

Normal office conditions with regular evening, weekend and off-site work. Flexibility to respond to issues during non-working hours as required.

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