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Manager of Building Design and Construction

Charlottetown, PE

Manager of Building Design and Construction opportunity with The Government of Prince Edward Island!


  • Permanent full-time
  • Pension and employer-paid benefits
  • Flexible working hours
  • Up to $2,500 annual training funds
  • Four weeks paid vacation


Department: Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

Location: Charlottetown,

Position: Full Time (Commencing Immediately)

Employment Type: Excluded

Hourly Salary Range: $49.31- $61.60 per hour

Annual Salary Range: $96,154 to $120,120 annually

Pay Level: 22A

Bi-Weekly Hours: 75.0 hours bi-weekly

Posting ID: 162761-0524TIP

Closing Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024 4:00pm

Open to: Open to the Public


The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is committed to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility. Our goal is to build a public sector workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and to promote welcoming, diverse, inclusive, respectful workplaces that are accessible to all. We welcome all interested individuals including Indigenous People, persons with disabilities, Black, racialized, ethnic and culturally diverse groups, as well as people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identities, and gender expressions. Those looking for more information are invited to visit our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy.


This is a senior management position which leads the Building Design and Construction Section in providing client focused services through the planning and design of building construction and renovation projects in Government buildings as well as buildings operated by client Departments and Agencies. This position also provides advice to the Director and Deputy Minister on issues relating to the planning, design and construction associated with Department projects.


Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Providing professional engineering services related to the planning, design and construction of new buildings and renovation or repair of existing buildings; as well as resolution or mediation of technical and contract disputes related to building construction projects;
  • Negotiating/resolving construction contract disputes with general contractors in an effort to limit potential expensive legal claims against the Province;
  • Providing options to Client Departments and Agencies on viability of renovation versus new construction of an existing facility, including planning, design, scheduling and costing information;
  • Providing high level cost estimation duties on major capital building projects as required by other Department’s and/or Director or Deputy Minister;
  • Negotiating contracts, with consultants required for Department projects, and provide recommendation to Director or Deputy on acceptance of contract;
  • Preparing and monitor annual budgets for construction and renovation projects with associated work plans, as well as operating budget for Section;
  • Prepare briefing materials, memorandums to Executive Council and Treasury Board on issues that are pertinent to the Building Design and Construction Section;
  • Representing the Department with professional associations and other groups, organizations, firms, or individuals involved in the provision of services related to planning, design, construction of new buildings and renovation or repair of existing facilities;
  • Evaluating staff performance, determining training and development priorities.
  • Provide continuing education opportunities, participate with staff (mentoring) in career development and management development training;
  • Scheduling of major work activities and associated resources;
  • Providing leadership and guidance to staff in relation to their dealings with client departments and agencies;
  • Manage section staff and complete annual performance development plans;


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a University degree in Engineering or Architecture, and a professional designation in good standing with the ability to obtain membership in the Association of Professional Engineers of P.E.I. or the Architects Association of PEI.
  • Incumbent must have extensive experience in design and construction work associated with building renovation and construction.
  • Must have demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must have extensive experience in building construction project management including (but not limited to);
  • Scheduling;
  • Cost estimation;
  • Design and tendering processes;
  • Construction detailing;
  • Commissioning and Warranty phase.
  • Experience in the use of computer assisted drafting software would be considered an asset.
  • Must have a proven ability to develop good working relations with external organizations and agencies.
  • Must have experience preparing and facilitating presentations to groups.
  • Must have a valid Prince Edward Island driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s record and a reliable vehicle.
  • The successful incumbent must provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check, prior to employment.
  • The successful incumbent must provide a current hearing test.
  • Good previous work record and attendance is required.


This competition may be used to fill future job vacancies.


Please Note: Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided.


We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Where possible, submitting an electronic resume or job application is preferred. Otherwise, please return forms to PEI Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 7N8. Applications may be sent by fax to (902) 368-4383. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION, BY TELEPHONE OR IN PERSON PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE. Please ensure that the appropriate Posting ID number is stated on all application forms. You can apply online or obtain an application form by visiting our web site at www.jobspei.ca. Forms may also be obtained by contacting any PEI Government office, ACCESS PEI Centre, Regional Services Centre, or by telephone (902) 368-4080.



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