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Title Project Manager, Green Building
Division Research and Innovation
Category Administrative Staff
Type One Year Administrative Contract
Incumbent Vacant
Salary $60,243 - $75,304
Band 9
Campus Casa Loma/St. James/Waterfront
Effective Date ASAP - 1 year, 2015
Reporting to and under the guidance of the Senior Project Manager in the Office of Research and Innovation (RI), the Green Building Project Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of applied research projects in compliance with RI’s project management processes, including:
  • Project Management - Manage a suite of federally funded projects related to the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technology’s (CCET) Green Building initiative, including setting research goals, developing project plans, milestones, timelines and resource requirements to execute projects in collaboration with CCET; develop and manage project plans for research projects, including identifying and forming the research project team (both internal and external members), monitoring activities, hiring project staff, and managing the project budget; and assess and take corrective action when issues arise that could impact project timelines, budgets or deliverables.
  • Reporting - Gather, review, evaluate and prepare summaries of information submitted from various projects including surveys, reports, etc.; manage project reporting and ensuring reports are comprehensive, accurate, timely and meet funder requirements; and track and prepare reports on metrics for RI senior management, CCET management and external funding agencies.
  • Managing and training staff - Manage staff assigned to projects, including Junior Project Managers to ensure staff meet the project deliverables; and provide ongoing training and coaching to project team members.
  • Industry Collaboration – Provide excellent customer service to our industry collaborators including clear and timely communications; work with industry collaborators to facilitate projects that meet the needs of industry; and collaborate with industry partners and faculty members to explore potential project opportunities and to obtain feedback on projects that have been completed and are in progress.
  • Outreach - Plan and execute outreach activities to promote College research to industry, community organizations, and GBC (Applied Research Day; and others as assigned).
  • Funding Proposals - Lead the development of funding proposals for Green Building initiatives.
  • Financial Management - Manage and track project finances on Green Buildings/Homes projects to ensure that project expenditures are eligible expenses according to GBC and funder policies.
  • Research Policy Compliance - Ensure Green Building research is conducted in compliance with the funders’ requirements and eligible expenses, the college’s research policies and the college’s finance and human resources and equity policies; and interpret and train faculty, staff and students on the federal and provincial funders’ policies.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Three year diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Business, Construction, Engineering or Applied Technology or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in managing projects.
  • Experience managing research in an academic environment or industry-academic collaborations is an asset.
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management concepts and excellent project management skills including the ability to identify and resolve project management related problems and issues and maintain confidentiality.
  • Proven success in delivering projects to deadlines and within budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets of all sizes and complexities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently in a small team environment.
  • Skilled in successfully managing conflicting priorities.
  • Above average analytical and detail planning skills and group facilitation skills.
  • Excellent MS Office skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Excellent multi-tasking, delegation, coordination, decision making, and compliance skills as well as the ability to control facets of project management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience writing and or leading the development of funding applications.
  • Excellent knowledge / understanding of Tri-Council policy and standards for research is an asset.
  • Experience with budgets, project planning, scientific methods and conducting research.
  • Familiar working in a unionized environment as asset.
  • Commitment to diversity and equity are essential to interact with the College’s diverse student and staff population.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
Please submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.  George Brown College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  The Human Resources representative responsible for the recruitment for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.
Competition # 14-047
Posting Internal
Closing Date May 2, 2014