Capital Project Coordinator

MNP Executive Search & Professional Recruitment - Nanaimo, BC (il y a 30+ jours)

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On behalf of our client, Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN), we are searching for a Capital Project Coordinator to join their team in Nanaimo. The Snuneymuxw are a vibrant First Nation of the Coast Salish People, located in the centre of Coast Salish territory on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Fraser River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Snuneymuxw territory encompasses one of the most productive and resource rich areas at the heart of the Salish Sea.

Reporting to Chief and Council, the Capital Project Coordinator is responsible for the planning, organization, direction and integration of the community’s capital projects, public works and housing programs and services that are aligned with the Snuneymuxw First Nation. The candidate will be part of a project team that will be responsible for management of multiple projects. The range of services provided spans the total project life cycle from initiation phase (including concept development, needs analysis, justification reports) through the planning phase (including design, project plan development and contract award) to the implementation phase (construction, commissioning, occupancy and warrantees) consistent with SFN’s mandate. We aim to develop the individual within the organization with the goal of adding value to our business, while providing career experience and opportunities to the individual, with the end goal of retaining them as a full-time employee on SFN’s team.

To ensure success our candidate of choice must have strong understanding of project management theories, (direct experience in First Nations would be an asset) and practices along with the ability to communicate and negotiate with a diverse group of people to promote the community to expand economic development prospects. Our successful individual will play an important role in the development of the SFN’s own self-governing land code which will allow them to assume responsibility for management and control of reserve lands and resources well into the future.

Our values will guide us towards becoming a stronger, more effective organization with a positive and mutually beneficial work environment for everyone in the following ways:

  • Achievement — Deliver what matters. Ensure clarity of direction and unity of purpose. Inspire excellence and strive for outstanding results.
  • Collaboration – Work together to build successful teams and partnerships. Be open, inclusive and share knowledge. See provide and act on feedback.
  • Community Commitment – Know our community and put them first. Listen to and understand community needs. Be responsive, close the loop and deliver on promise.
  • Integrity – Own your actions, successes and mistakes. Act with transparency, honesty and respect. Do what you say you will do.
  • Innovation – Look for ways to improve and create positive change. Be responsive to new ideas and opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Infrastructure / Capital / Housing Coordination:

  • Organizes, prioritizes, coordinates, directs and evaluates public works housing and capital projects
  • Collaborates with engineers, consultants and other professional service contractors and stakeholders
  • Assists professional engineers / consultants in preparing capital funding submissions, assist in preparing RFP’s, bid documents and assessment criteria for major projects including construction management as required
  • Coordinates with other Snuneymuxw departments in a collaborative fashion to provide the most integrated, accurate information for funding submissions
  • Participates on a variety of committees and / or boards to progress Snuneymuxw in all aspects of business; provide liaison with various agencies, contractors and consultants
  • Policy and bylaw development and implementation and policy compliance
  • Provides technical assistance, research and prepares technical and administrative reports and studies
  • Effective planning of the housing program, public works and capital projects
  • Development and implementation of long-term plan for housing strategy, asset management and infrastructure
  • Provides community reports as required at general Band meetings and/or audit presentations

Project Management:

  • Observes programs to ensure that outcomes meet defined objectives; ensures full compliance with funding program report requirements and applicable legislation;
  • Engage with contractors and consultants ensuring project outcomes meet expected results
  • Ensure professional and effective services and programs are provided through the SFN housing program
  • Confirms repairs and maintenance on SFN housing stock is kept current and meets any and all applicable CMHC / DISC guidelines

Planning and Organizing:

  • Assists with the planning and implementation of programs
  • Works with stakeholders to define measurable program outcomes
  • Ensures all available resources are effectively organized to meet operational needs

Financial & Asset Management:

  • Seeks out funding opportunities to meet community needs
  • Ensures that department expenditures are made according to applicable policies
  • Ensures accurate and complete financial reporting for all areas of responsibility

General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of regulations and standards for construction and on-going maintenance of major facilities
  • Familiarity of financial management, preparation of budgets; financial planning for multi-year activities, processes for purchasing and the maintenance of records and administration
  • Means to analyze and assess complex programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments to ensure effective delivery of services and / or programs
  • Capability to identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards for construction and on-going maintenance of major facilities
  • Comprehension of financial management systems at a working level, principles and practices of budget preparation, ongoing financial planning for multi-year activities, processes for purchasing and the maintenance of records and administration
  • Ability to provide effective leadership through management, supervision and direction to facilitate a comprehensive community infrastructure maintenance and operation program
  • Know-how to analyze and assess complex programs, policies and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments to ensure effective service delivery
  • Talent to identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Completion of Grade XII with post-secondary completion of a program resulting in Registration as an Engineering Technologist (RET) or Provincial Equivalent or Interprovincial Trades Certification with Red Seal or a Diploma in a Building Technology program or a related discipline or degree or diploma from an accredited college or university with major coursework in construction / construction management, or a related field
  • Experience working with First Nations and/or a combination of education, training and experience working as a Capital Projects Coordinator with at least 5 years’ experience.
  • Solid leadership, budgeting and management experience.
  • Valid BC class 5 driver’s license
  • Ability to deal with individuals in different situations including complex social issues, high pressure difficult decisions, or emergencies; interacts with others in a tactful, compassionate and sensitive manner
  • Adeptness to deal with highly complex political situations where at times, no policy or bylaw or process is in place
  • High level of competency in computer software including MS Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and self-manage

If you feel you have a solid ability to provide effective leadership through management, supervision and direction to facilitate a comprehensive community infrastructure maintenance and operations program within a First Nations environment and are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please forward your resume in the application.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Construction: 3 years (Preferred)
  • First Nation: 1 year (Preferred)