The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
$1,747.12 - $2,183.89 / week

The QEII Redevelopment Initiative is a multi-year phased project to redesign and build health care infrastructure to support the decommissioning and transfer of services from the Victoria and Centennial Buildings at the Victoria General ("VG") campus. Launched in April 2016, the Initiative includes operating room ("OR") expansions and renovations at the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor, a new Community Outpatient Centre at the Bayers Lake site, Dartmouth General Hospital renovations and expansion, the construction of a new, independently owned and governed residential Hospice in Halifax, renovations to the 3rd and 5th floors of the HI, as well as an expansion of the Halifax Infirmary ("HI") campus which will include the construction of three to four new buildings: Ambulatory Care, Inpatient / OR, Centre for Research and Innovation, and a new Nova Scotia Cancer Centre.

The Project Manager, Infrastructure, will be a key part of the NS Healthcare Infrastructure Team, providing project management across the project lifecycle, from planning, procurement, selection of and negotiation with a preferred proponent, and oversight of the construction and commissioning period, and transition to the operational phase.

What you'll do


Manage the planning, design, and construction of large and complex social infrastructure projects delivered through Public-Private Partnerships (P3s).

Manage relationships with various groups of internal and external stakeholders to mitigate project risks and ensure that project objectives are met.

Manage a team of Project Coordinators and liaise with various project stakeholders, contractors and related Governmental organizations.

Manage projects through various stages of development (Pre-transaction, Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) stages), construction, commissioning and to the final transfer of responsibility to operations.

What you'll need


We are looking for professionals who have a university degree in Engineering, Architecture, Commerce, or other relevant disciplines combined with a minimum of 8 years of progressive hands-on experience managing building construction and systems in an owner representative or a construction supervisory role with a minimum of 5 years related to the healthcare sector. Strong business acumen, solid experience dealing with project budget, schedule, and technical requirements as well as financial and legal matters, and contract management are required.

Experience with P3 programs and building construction and systems is strongly preferred, with solid understanding of the various specific P3 delivery models (e.g. Build-Finance, Design-Build-Finance, Design-Build-Finance-Maintain, etc.).

To succeed in this role, you must have sound stakeholder management skills and experience finding positive solutions to complex issues with clients and diverse teams of project consultants and specialists. Advanced presentation, consultation, negotiation, influencing and consensus building skills are also required. Experience negotiating claims, scope changes and other compliance and contractual items on projects is desirable.

Candidate must be registered as Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia or be eligible to become a full member by date of hire.

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Healthcare Infrastructure Division

Build Nova Scotia Healthcare Infrastructure Division is committed to delivering an extensive, multi-site, multi-year infrastructure Redevelopment Plan designed to ensure the health care needs of Nova Scotians are met for the next 50 years.

The redevelopment plan includes major expansions and additions to hospitals and health services in communities across the Province, including throughout the Halifax and Cape Breton Regional Municipalities. Successful project delivery will allow services to be moved out of the aging facilities such as the Centennial, Victoria and Dickson buildings on the Victoria General (VG) site of the QEII.

Master planning for the redevelopment program is focused on modernizing the health care system to ensure the needs of Nova Scotians remain at the heart of our delivery of best-in-class services. Together, the redevelopment projects will help support the health care of all Nova Scotians today, and for future generations.

Further information about the project can be found on our website :

Our goal is a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve. Build NS (formerly NS Lands) 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.