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Programme Manager - Airport Infrastructure Redevelopment

Ref MAX8579 Job Posted 07/01/2019 Region Canada Location Toronto, Canada Salary to GBP 77k + bonus + relocation Salary Band £60,000 to £149,999 TypePermanent Consultant Steve Thomas

Maxim Recruitment is looking for a dynamic Programme Manager with exceptional design and construction project management experience to join the civil engineering and infrastructure department of Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA).  This is a unique opportunity to join the Infrastructure Redevelopment team and to make an immediate impact on design and construction projects that will enhance and improve the airport.

In this Programme Manager - Airport Infrastructure Redevelopment role, you will manage the delivery of the assigned civil engineering construction projects within schedule and budget.  This will include the management and guidance of the design and construction teams from initial schematic design to final handover of completed projects. As a member of the management team, you will support the development of the capital plan and both short and long-term business strategy, influence forward-thinking management decisions and contribute to the overall success of the Airport Development and Construction team.

Project Details

In the Programme Manager - Airport Infrastructure Redevelopment role, you will manage the delivery of the assigned construction projects within schedule and budget.  This will include the management and guidance of the design and construction teams from initial schematic design to final handover of completed road, runway, utilities, bridge and related civil engineering infrastructure related projects. As a member of the management team, you will support the development of the capital plan and both short and long-term business strategy, influence forward-thinking management decisions and contribute to the overall success of the Airport Development and Construction team.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Deliver assigned projects on time and within established Budgets
  • Ensure compliance with established project management and safe work processes
  • Project delivery: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control and closeout of assigned projects
  • Maintain strong communication and direct accountability to client groups and broader stakeholders.  This shall include close coordination to minimize disruption to daily operations and maintain a high level of passenger experience
  • Initiate background studies, reports and design for long term major programs/projects
  • Manage assigned project and associated team to provide a high level of customer service within budget and aligned to GTAA’s Strategic direction
  • Establish and maintain governance plan for assigned projects
  • Direct project design consultant and contractor/construction manager teams through execution of their roles and deliverable
  • Due to high level of operational coordination required, a key accountability will be to maintain a high level of customer focus with the client group both on a day-to-day and long-term basis.  Strong partnership will be developed and maintained throughout the project
  • Develop and lead the program/project management process for all client initiatives to include the process from gathering detailed requirements and scope definition to project close out
  • Facilitate turnover of the completed project to the business units
  • Provide design, construction and project delivery performance to meet budget and schedule performance expectations
  • Provide input into Pearson Information Enterprise Reporting System (PIERS) for project performance reporting for review by the Executive
  • Build positive relationships with Internal Clients such as Aviation Services and/or Terminal & Guest Services, external customers including Government Agencies and Airlines, and key stakeholders in the construction and engineering or architectural industry
  • Build, sustain and grow and manage internal project team members providing clear expectations and goals and regular coaching to ensure continuous development
  • Model behaviours consistent with corporate values, beliefs and culture

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Around 8+  years + of demonstrated experience managing design and construction projects involving multiple stakeholders, ideally within the civil engineering aviation or broader infrastructure construction sector.
  • Three (3) years of people management experience
  • Project management certification or accreditation would be an asset

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree in architecture, engineering, project management, business or a combination of education and experience
  • Must be able to obtain and retain a Transportation Security Clearance and RAIC

Employing Company Overview and Profile

Maxim Recruitment is excited to be recruiting at Toronto Airport, the leading global hub airport in Canada. The airport has plans to deliver over CAD$2.1 Billion in capital works over the next 5 years and projects and stakeholders working here can offer stability of employment for many years to come.

Applications are welcome from non-Canadian citizens with relevant experience and qualifications as work permits and Canadian residency can be obtained.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

There is likely to be a 15% of salary bonus attached to this position and a relocation allowance if from outside Canada.

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