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Construction and Capital Projects Supervisor (Granville Island)

Sector: Finance 

Language Designation: English Essential 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ 

Salary Range: $75148.16 to $83497.96

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 


Granville Island is administered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) on behalf of the Federal Government.  The mission of CMHC with respect to Granville Island, is to maintain and foster Granville Island as a unique urban oasis in the heart of Vancouver, a place where visitors of all ages and income can meet, browse, explore and experience a variety of cultural, recreational, educational, commercial retail, arts and industrial activities on a year round basis.

Improving accessibility, creating a market district, developing a more vibrant arts & innovation sector, and enhancing the public realm are the key recommended strategies of Granville Island 2040: Bridging Past & Future, released by CMHC-Granville Island. The report builds on the success of the past, while offering bold new recommendations that anticipate how Granville Island can remain a dynamic destination for future generations to visit and enjoy. For more information, and to read the full report, visit




This 12-month temporary  position is an exceptional opportunity to become a member of the Operations team, where you will responsible for the overall project initiation, planning, scheduling, time management, resource allocation, project accounting, cost control, quality control, risk management, contract administration and safety for renovation and new construction projects across Granville Island


  • Develops proposals, business cases, and budgets for projects. Including all scopes of work to tendering of consulting work and construction projects. 
  • Assists the Manager, Operations in planning and budgeting for construction projects and long term capital projects strategy.
  • Represents Granville Island at all project meetings ensuring general conformance to plans, specifications and Granville Island standards. Prepares and presents presentations as appropriate.
  • Coordinates projects with other Granville Island departments, and other Granville Island tenants for all shutdowns and acceptable times for project work. Monitors project progress to assure compliance with schedule and budget and coordinates with Operations staff for commissioning, calibration, ongoing maintenance, turnover training, documentation turnover, and other project closing activities. 
  • Selection of design, engineering, construction and other project related consultants and contractors through the established procurement processes.
  • Participates in the review of RFPs and other project related procurement tasks.
  • Oversees engineering and construction work for general conformance to scope and plans, specifications, standards and assesses quality of work being performed.
  • Represents Granville Island while working with governing agencies to ensure all regulations and building codes are followed by the designers and contractors. Submitting all required documentation for obtaining all required permits.
  • Reviews drawings, specifications and contract documents for compliance to authorities having jurisdiction and Granville Island’s needs and ensures compliance with materials testing, hazardous materials abatement and health and safety regulations.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Post-secondary education in engineering, construction management or architecture or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience and responsibility in construction project management leading capital projects.                                                                            
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of facilities planning, design, and construction processes, building code, and health and safety regulations for construction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management and project controls best practices.
  • Experience using MS Office suite and project management software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, MS Project).
  • Ability to read/interpret large, complex facilities plans, drawings, and specifications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to negotiate effectively.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct related experience in capital project management of large multi-site institutional facilities, including responsibility for developing budgets, project plans, and delivering projects within budget and timeframes is a strong asset.        
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP) designation would be an asset.
  • BIM/AutoCAD certification would be an asset.                                                   


Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.


CMHC values diverse backgrounds and experience and welcomes non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada to apply!


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for  further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


Job Requisition ID: 5253  

Office Location: Vancouver (BC) 

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required