1+ months

Project Manager (Yonge North Subway Extension)

Toronto, Ontario M5L1L5

Metrolinx is connecting communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Metrolinx operates GO Transit and UP Express, as well as the PRESTO fare payment system. We are also building new and improved rapid transit, including GO Expansion, Light Rail Transit routes, and major expansions to Toronto’s subway system, to get people where they need to go, better, faster and easier. Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

We embody our values in everything that we do. We Serve with Passion, Think Forward, and Play as a Team. If you can relate, we want to hear from you!

Our Yonge North Subway Extension Office is seeking to hire a Project Manager reporting into the Managers and Senior Project Managers. The Project Manager administers a variety of services for YNSE project, in a safe, timely, standardized and cost effective manner for quality services.

What will I be doing?

  • Envisions project scope of work, initiates, prepares and presents for execution, terms of reference and subsequent addenda for agreements governing the engagement of consultants
  • Performs complete start to close-out project management on selected complex, high-risk projects as required to meet corporate commitments, with or without staff delegation
  • Serves as technical specialist on studies as well as design and construction matters.
  • Defines the need for concept, preliminary or detail design alternatives and new or improved procedures, design standards, specifications or contract documents
  • Provides administrative, design, editing, technical, estimating, and priority direction to staff and personnel assigned to individual projects, through all project stages
  • Reviews requests for acquisitions, requisitions for purchase orders, change orders for contracts and addenda for consultant agreements
  • Ensures that capital projects and programs for new, replacement or enhanced infrastructure, maximize customer service, satisfy internal stakeholder requirements, incorporate external agency requirements, and serve public interests
  • Reviews and approves draft Project Charter documents
  • Coordinates a number of complex tasks under pressure to meet schedule and budget commitments
  • Reviews and evaluates consultant studies, reports, design proposals, specifications and contract documents, to meet established policies, procedures and standards
  • Assist the Senior Project Manger in directing and leading the TA (Technical Authority) developing Bid Documents for the Design Bid Build (DBB) Contract(s), through all stages and phases of the project and in engagement and interface with third party stakeholders such as municipalities and transit agencies
  • Overseeing the performance of the Contractor(s) for assigned multi-discipline construction contracts
  • Providing assistance in the evaluation/negotiation/resolution of contract changes and contractor’s claims
  • Reviewing and approving the contractor’s schedule and updates with participation from the project team members as required
  • Manage/prepare DBB procurement documents including but not limited to project agreements


What skills & qualifications do I need?

  • Completion of a degree in Architectural, Engineering or a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent.
  • Minimum eight (8) years’ experience in project/construction management, preferably within the public sector.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or partial completion is an asset
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer or Architect in the Province of Ontario is an asset.
  • Knowledge of construction management practices and principles including familiarity with claims management is an asset.
  • Experience in management or preparation of procurement documents including but not limited to project agreements
  • Project management experience to manage assigned multi-disciplinary projects of high value and complexity and supervise staff engaged in all stages of project management from start to close-out
  • Knowledge of passenger transportation industry and projects is an asset
  • Prior experience with municipalities and transit agencies is an asset
  • Knowledge of municipal, TTC, Metrolinx and other national or international rail and transit standards is an asset
  • Prior experience with any aspect of design, construction and commissioning of multi-disciplinary transit projects is strongly desired
  • Organizational, interpersonal and oral/written/presentation communication skills to coordinate complex multi-disciplinary projects under pressure to meet schedule and budget commitments
  • Knowledge of Design Bid Build (DBB) Contract Administration is required
  • Knowledge of Contract Law, Construction Liens Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental Assessment Act, and the requirements of the Professional Engineers Act.       Knowledge of Human Resources legislation to monitor and manage employees and contractors, including experience in the application of collective agreement provisions.
  • Strong problem solving and influencing skills to establish effective working relationships, negotiate, and deal with a variety of contacts, both internal and external to the organization; along with the ability to gain cooperation from individuals not under direct authority
  • Interpersonal and oral/written/presentation skills to present complex and/or new ideas with clarity and simplicity and to liaise with all levels within and outside the organization and with specialists across multiple sectors.


Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

Application Process:

All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Metrolinx will be using email to communicate with you for all job competitions. It is your responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence, we recommend that you check your email regularly. If no response is received, we will assume you are no longer interested in pursuing the opportunity. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.

Metrolinx employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with Metrolinx’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy as a condition of being eligible for the recruitment process.  Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required.  If you are not able to obtain COVID-19 vaccination for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you can request accommodation from Metrolinx.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Posted: 2021-10-18 Expires: 2021-12-02

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