The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Management and Operations
$2,004.83 - $2,506.04 / week

The Project Director (Senior Project Manager) is accountable for planning and delivering assigned projects so that related policy objectives are achieved including the meeting project objectives within quality, time frame and budget targets.

What you'll do


1. Leads projects to operational completion by leading both the internal and external parties to desired outcome.

2. Develops and maintains project plans including scope, budget, and schedule to ensure project related policy objectives are realized as efficiently as possible.

3. Supervises assigned project staff pursuant to Build NS human resource practices and oversees the works of contracted external resources to ensure the cost-effective delivery of work in accordance with the scope of negotiated contracts.

4. Monitors project deliverables and provides direction to staff so that deliverables meet defined Build NS Healthcare quality standards.

5. Manages project risk by prioritizing potential risk areas and recommending appropriate mitigation strategies to program management.

6. Communicates regularly with sponsors and stakeholders to maintain positive working relationships, including participating in and leading federal/provincial/academic scientific, regulatory and technical advisory committees and community based committees and directing the development of Build NS program status reports consistent with organizational reporting processes and standards.

7. Manages procurement of project resources according to NSLI procurement policy including contract management of Build NS project suppliers.

8. Supports, or in the absence of the Senior Director acts as, spokesperson for the project with media and in public forum

9. Ensures the effective management of human and financial resources by setting and evaluating staff performance targets, promoting diversity and a healthy, respectful workplace, demonstrating the leadership competencies, respecting corporate human resources practices, promoting teamwork and individual development, maintaining internal communication, monitoring revenues and expenditures, adhering to procurement guidelines, acquiring goods and services in the most cost effective manner, and accurately forecasting budget requirements for the fiscal year. May perform other related duties as assigned.

What you'll need


As the ideal candidate, you have a post-secondary degree in Engineering, Construction Management or other relevant discipline, along with ten plus years of progressive experience in a leadership role in construction operations or project management, preferably with a good understanding of healthcare or similar scale public infrastructure projects.

A results-oriented leader with a proven ability to create alignment across various business units, you can effectively manage diverse teams of project consultants, specialists and contractors and help develop high performance project teams across multiple locations. You have a proven track record in strategic planning, operations and budget management, project scheduling, as well as developing and implementing best practices in project management. You have strong knowledge of relevant legal matters, legislation, regulations, standards and codes, and are adept at managing through the evolving demands and priorities inherent within large, complex construction projects.

You are proficient in developing metrics and reporting structures to effectively measure and report on project performance, ensuring communications with a wide array of stakeholders are consistent and seamless. Exceptional at managing, prioritizing, and planning, you draw upon your natural people leadership skills to work cohesively and effectively with large and diverse teams, and you can propose innovative and industry-leading solutions and recommendations for accomplishing project objectives.

A little bit about us

Build Nova Scotia

Build Nova Scotia is the Province's Crown Corporation responsible for leading sustainable development of high-potential property and infrastructure across our province to drive economic and population growth. In short, we build things-and how we build them matters as much as what we build. We engage Nova Scotia's diverse communities to lead and support projects that create inclusive, sustainable places that people love. We leverage our projects and programs as tools to bring people together in pursuit of keeping Nova Scotians healthy, connected, and thriving no matter where they live. A thriving community is a powerful thing, and we're doing our part to help communities reach their full potential by stewarding projects that enhance quality of life and community well-being, build local pride and momentum, and grow our economy.

Our goal is a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve. NS Lands (now under Build Nova Scotia) has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

This position will be used for 2 position in Halifax and one in Sydney