1+ months

Senior Project Manager

Waterfront Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2N8

The Opportunity: Senior Project Manager

Waterfront Toronto is seeking a Senior Project Manager to provide leadership, direction and effectively manage and control project execution for large, complex, multi-precinct Waterfront Toronto projects against project plans to ensure project completion in a safe manner, within budget, on schedule and in conformance with applicable standards, specifications and applicable regulatory requirements. To ensure effective implementation and maintenance of project related controls, systems and processes. To mentor and provide direction, advice and expertise to construction staff regarding all aspects of construction project management (e.g. controls, systems, issues management/resolution, policies, standards and WT directions).


Key responsibilities:

  • Manage large, multi-precinct engineering and construction projects and/or oversees the management, monitoring and delivery of engineering and construction projects from the conceptual stage through planning, engineering, design, procurement and construction phases.
  • Collaborates with Project Controls, implements and manages project control and processes for large, complex projects.
  • Facilitates effective and efficient management, monitoring and delivery of the construction schedule.
  • Oversees and provides direction to contractors during all phases of construction, including inspections, scheduling and managing progress meetings, negotiating contract changes, resolving material and design/workmanship standard issues, ensuring adherence to approved plans and specifications and compliance with provincial/federal legislation.
  • Oversees environmental and health and safety programs including contractor and subcontractor activities, ensuring adequate project insurance and bonding are in place.
  • Provides senior level leadership, direction, and expertise to a variety of internal and external staff to assigned projects.
  • Develops, fosters and maintains effective business working relationships and partnerships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert on project management and engineering issues relating to large, complex, multi-precinct projects.


  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in the management of large, complex, multi-disciplinary construction and/or engineering projects.
  • Significant demonstrated experience in City public realm and infrastructure service projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of construction and contract administration to effectively manage large, multi-precinct, complex and high value projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant health and safety and environmental principles, best practices, requirements and controls to ensure appropriate project safety.
  • Knowledge of project related financial principles, practices and controls to develop and implement control and change control systems.
  • Superior organization, coordination, delegation and project management skills to plan, manage and coordinate complex, multi-precinct, concurrent projects, monitor project delivery, and provide guidance and expertise.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and management skills to develop and maintain high performing teams and promote positive working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Construction management or engineering, architecture degree preferred, or senior certified engineering technologist diploma, certification or accreditation, or equivalent in training and experience.
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation preferred.
  • A Project Management Institute Certificate or Gold Seal Certificate in Project Management will be considered an asset.

Application Process:

Candidates should email their resume and cover letter, together in one (1) PDF document to: careers@waterfrontoronto.ca quoting File #21-14 no later than October 31, 2021.

Waterfront Toronto is an equal opportunity employer, committed to representing the diversity of the city of Toronto on our team and fostering an inclusive workplace. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment. If you require accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code or Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) at any stage of the recruitment process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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



  • Real Estate / Property Management
Posted: 2021-10-15 Expires: 2021-11-29

Waterfront Toronto

Waterfront Toronto was established by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto in 2001 to oversee and lead the renewal of the city’s waterfront. Our mandate is to deliver a revitalized waterfront that brings together the most innovative approaches to sustainable urban development, excellence in urban design, real estate development, and leading technology infrastructure. Working with the community, and with public and private-sector partners, Waterfront Toronto creates complete neighbourhoods anchored by parks and public spaces, and diverse, sustainable, mixed-use communities that offer a high quality of life for residents, employees, and visitors alike. We are transforming the waterfront for the use and enjoyment of the people of Toronto, Ontario and Canada, to foster economic growth and to redefine how the city, province and country are perceived by the world.

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