Manager, Construction

Ottawa, ON

Position Summary And Objectives

The Manager, Construction reports to the Vice President, Property Management and/or Director, Construction and is responsible for providing professional expertise for all Crown owned and managed properties including managing projects related to building design, engineering, construction, zoning and other development matters as well as the physical review of properties during the due diligence process of acquiring building.


Provide Superior Returns to our Investors

Ensure efficient and effective capital project operations.

  • Develop capital expenditure projections/programs related to major physical components and building systems for existing buildings, as well as potential additions to the portfolio
  • Manage major tenant build outs and other leasehold improvements
  • Participate with managers in bid review with capital projects
  • Ability to read, analyze, budget reports, and blueprints
  • Oversee construction projects from inception to completion
  • Responsible for coordinating the design, approval and construction of new building construction projects for Crown’s owned and managed properties
  • Accountable for identifying and aligning all required resources to execute construction activities
  • Estimate the time required to complete projects and prepare detailed project scheduling
  • Ensures appropriate and timely completion of construction activities, also ensuring alignment of costs/expenditure to agreed/set budgetary and contract guidelines
  • Ensure safety precautions are adhered to by all work site personnel
  • Promote Environmental Sustainability in Building Operations and Construction
  • Coordinate external contractors and service providers by driving and oversees bid solicitation process from general contractors and specialty sub-contractors
  • May require limited travel to Toronto office

Deliver Excellent Customer Service

  • Establish and maintain professional working relationships with tenants and Contractors
  • Maintain & update as necessary building construction manuals – ensure contractors adherence to building protocols and standards
  • Provide support to other CPMI team members.

Ensure Accuracy and Reliability of Financial Information for Construction Projects, Working with Accounting

  • Prepares conceptual and detailed budgets for all assigned construction projects
  • Control expense commitments and develop expenditure procedures to adhere to budget guidelines
  • Provide progress report updates regarding ongoing construction projects

Hire, Train and Motivate Employees and Provide Rewarding Careers

  • Hire competent employees for construction department
  • Coach, train and supervise all employees who report directly to you
  • Perform ongoing performance management for team members and seek opportunities for their development and advancement

Perform other related responsibilities as requested from time to time



  • Post secondary education in engineering, architecture or project management

Professional Experience

  • Minimum 5 years construction or project management experience
  • Familiarity with Construction Manager (Yardi), considered an asset
  • Background in technical areas of building design and construction
  • Expertise in estimating, contracts, construction process/control, and managing commercial projects
  • Knowledge of local design, consulting and engineering professionals and contractors
  • Knowledge of zoning regulations and building and environmental codes
  • Knowledge of building permits, inspections and documentation processes

Personal Competencies

  • Supports teamwork environment with positive and professional attitude
  • Open to learning, developing new skills/knowledge
  • Focuses on results: anticipates problems, identifies solutions, takes action
  • Understands all aspects of job - impact on business goals
  • Proactively assesses, responds to workflow deficiency, adheres to CPMI policy
  • Goes the "extra mile" to understand and respond to tenant/customer needs
  • Flexibility to changing work conditions including interruptions and multi-tasking ability
  • Behaves and makes decisions that support CPMI goals/objectives
  • Conducts business consistent with sustainability
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understand basic financial management; specifically procedures for expenses/revenues
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure, deal with deadlines
  • Demonstrates integrity in decision making, listening, treatment of others
  • Mentors and develops others - self confidence
  • Valid G driver's licence and vehicle

CPMI is committed to accommodating employees with disabilities throughout their employment with Crown in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation, please let us know.

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