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Project Manager

Toronto Zoo
Toronto, Ontario M1B 5K7

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Basic Function: Reporting to the Director of Facilities & Infrastructure, this position is responsible for the effective management of all assigned capital and operating projects. Involved in all stages of project implementation including supervision, costing, scheduling, coordination and inspection. This position will assist and provide support in implementing the Strategic Plan and Master Plan.




Prepares detailed requirements, cost estimates, specifications, drawings/sketches for planned projects for budget and construction implementation purposes.


Inspects and oversees the work in progress by contractors on all assigned projects, ensuring that all work is carried out according to approved specifications, Toronto Zoo quality standards and government regulations.


Undertakes or assists with contractor site briefings and inspections during the tendering phase. Evaluates tender submissions and makes recommendations for award.


Develops consultant requirements and Requests for Proposals, undertakes briefings and site inspections during the proposal stage and evaluates proposals and recommends the selection of consultants for assigned projects.


Ensures projects are managed within assigned budgets undertaking all necessary cost control at all phases of the project including at the development of requirements, during design/specification/drawing preparation and during construction. Maintains detailed account records for each project assigned including costs associated with consulting, inspection/testing, construction, change orders, and permits.


Ensures projects are managed within assigned timelines undertaking all necessary scheduling control during all phases of the project. Develops, updates and maintains detailed schedules using Microsoft Project software (or equivalent).


Performs record keeping tasks by ensuring the timely and efficient preparation, processing and maintenance of all reports, drawings, tender documentation, designs and records associated with assigned projects.


Works with consultants, (including architects and engineers), contractors, government agencies and Zoo staff with respect to projects.


Requisitions services and material where necessary for projects.


Reviews architectural and engineering drawings and specifications for completeness and accuracy and provides comments and recommendations in accordance with Toronto Zoo standards.


Supervision of staff assigned to the branch including the Project Supervisor and theProject Coordinator. Attends meetings at all phases of project development and implementation ensuring accurate minute and record keeping.


Ensures post construction documentation is received and is complete including as-built drawings, maintenance manuals and warranty information.


Follows-up prior to expiration of warranty periods to ensure completion of all warranty deficiencies.


Participates in the review of the annual Operating Budget and five-year Capital Program, assisting with the setting of project priorities, preparing preliminary cost estimates and providing project justifications.


Responsible for ensuring compliance with WHMIS legislation, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Toronto Zoo Safety Policy, ensuring all employees work in a safe manner, with the appropriate protective equipment, and that all accidents and hazards within areas of responsibility are promptly investigated and corrective action taken.


Assists guests on-site as required ensuring excellent customer service.


Performs other related duties as requested by the Director.




Must possess a post secondary diploma/degree in a construction related discipline (architecture/engineering) from a recognized institution or equivalent amount of training and experience.


Must have a minimum five (5) years practical experience in construction management.


Must have demonstrated three (3) years’ experience managing staff, preferably in a unionized environment.


Must be experienced in reading and interpreting architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil, and landscape drawings.


Must possess sound knowledge of project management, office procedures, constructions methods and planning and related procedures.


Must possess thorough knowledge of scheduling and contractor relations.


Must have a proven ability to supervise construction and perform contract administration duties.


Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and possess good presentation skills.


Must be knowledgeable in the use of computerized programs and systems, including MS Word, Excel and E-mail, etc.


Must have a working knowledge of the WHMIS Legislation, Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code, Construction Act and Ontario Regulations Regarding Construction Projects as they apply to repairs, renovations, and new construction, facilities, site services and landscape.


Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.






If interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter by Wednesday, 18th, 2020 to:


Email: hr@torontozoo.ca


**Please state “Application for Project Manager” in the subject line of your application.


While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Toronto Zoo provides accommodation for employees with disabilities, as defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code. If contacted for an interview, and you require specific accommodation for the interview process because of a disability or a medical need, then please advise the person contacting you of your requirements, so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place before you begin the interview process.


Posted: 2020-03-05 Expires: 2020-04-19

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Project Manager

Toronto Zoo
Toronto, Ontario M1B 5K7

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