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Construction and Capital Projects Supervisor

Job Requisition ID: 3187  

Primary Location: VancouverBritish Columbia  (Granville Island)

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary Range: $ 76,084 to $ 84,526 (includes Granville Island premium)

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

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 steward this public land for meaningful urban and social experimentation among diverse, creative, cultural, and business models, engaging local First Nations and communities, and welcoming the world”, and the vision is to be “The most inspiring public place in the world.”


CMHC maintains and fosters 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 in 2017. 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, go to


Bring your construction management skills and your project management expertise to the Construction and Capital Projects Supervisor position at Granville Island, Vancouver.


This full-time permanent 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


How You Will Be Contributing

  • 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.
  • Ensures compliance with materials testing, hazardous materials abatement and health and safety regulations.


What We Are Looking For

  • 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.                                            
  • 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.                                                    
  • 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.
  • Ability to respond to enquiries with tact, confidentiality and discretion.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and challenging schedules.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills with an ability to set priorities and complete multiple tasks within specified timelines.
  • Ability to act decisively, to exercise a high-degree of initiative and judgment on a wide range of issues.  
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP) designation would be an asset.
  • BIM/AutoCAD certification would be an asset.                                                   



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This job posting will be active until 11:59 pm EST on January 29, 2019, however, the competition may remain active until a successful candidate has been chosen.



To Note

  • Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as CMHC cannot make assumptions about your education and experience.
  • Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance. In the event that tests are administered, candidates will also be advised in advance.
  • We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. 
  • If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
  • Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an under-fill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower salary range than is advertised for this position.
  • All applications submitted to this competition will be kept for a six (6) month period and may be considered for future related vacancies at CMHC.
  • Candidates must be eligible for Reliability Clearance.
  • Second Language Proficiency levels are defined as follows:
    • A = Beginner Level
    • B = Intermediate Level
    • C = Advanced Level
    • E = Exempt
    • P = Specific Language Skills



CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities

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