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Senior Project Manager

Vancouver, BC

Marketing Statement

A career at TransLink and our family of companies means working with people with a wide range of skills and perspectives, all teaming up towards a common goal: preserving and enhancing the region's world-envied quality of life. Together, we connect the region and enhance its livability by providing a sustainable transit and transportation network, embraced by our communities and people.

At TransLink we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace, recognizing the unique value and skills every individual brings.

Looking for a great place to work where your contributions are valued and you can make a difference in a vibrant city? At TransLink, one of BC’s Top Employers, you'll help make Metro Vancouver a better place to live, built on transportation excellence. Put your future in motion!



Leads the implementation and ensures the successful delivery of designated projects or project portfolios involving significate scope, budgetary management, significant risk, impact and sensitivity. Supports the Director or Manager to oversee the progress across a range of concurrent key projects lead by Project Managers.

Key Accountabilities

Oversees multiple concurrent IME/Major projects led by project managers within the assigned portfolio. Provides support, strategic advice and engineering expertise to the project managers on project planning, resource management, risk mitigation, contractual problems, change management, etc.

Plans, executes and controls IME/Major projects involving significate scope, budgetary management, significant risk, impact and sensitivity, in support of enterprise and divisional strategies and objectives. Leads the strategic planning of the assigned projects, manages and monitors the assigned projects throughout the implementation stage, anticipates and proactively manages change throughout the project life cycle.

Collaborates with internal stakeholders across the TransLink enterprise to ensure the project accountabilities are being accomplished as required, which includes project performance, customer experience and system integration objectives as outlined in the project business cases, in addition to enterprises’ accountabilities and commitments to government as it relates to scope, budget, schedule, benefits realization, risk management and regular reporting.

Manages project integration components including close liaison with the dedicated delivery teams; manages planning, resourcing, design, budgeting, scheduling, risk management, monitoring and execution and ensures compliance with agreed financial and service targets, and adherence to enterprise engineering and project management practices and quality expectations. Actively participates in other various related committees, fostering collaborative information sharing, problem solving and decision-making with project managers and other key stakeholders across the enterprise.

Presents and reports the project progress, risks, expectations, timelines, milestones and key project metrics to the executive team. Provides suggestions and recommendations to the executive team on risk management strategy and project delivery solutions.

Manages cross functional project teams across the enterprise and external stakeholders. Develops and maintains a respectful and productive relationship with all stakeholders. Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of the project.

Supports the negotiation and management of contracts with significant value and risks. Resolves significant and complex contractual issues and works with contractors to develop mutually acceptable solutions.

Provides senior expert advice and recommendations on engineering project management standards, governance and procedures to continuously improve the enterprise project management practices.

Manages a team of project managers, continuously developing project management capability by training, coaching, adopting best practices. Performs all other people management practices including selection, hiring, performance management, etc.



The competencies for this position would typically be acquired through completion of University degree in Engineering and/or Business a Professional Engineering designation or eligible to register as a P.Eng and PMP certification also is required. Requires 8 years of previous experience in full cycle engineering project management.

Other Requirements

Advanced knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts and practices of project management.

Advanced leadership skills to provide coaching, development and performance management to reporting staff.

Advanced interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders, including negotiation skills as they relate to contracts and resolution of contractual issues.

Advanced analytical thinking and problem solving skills, to resolve critical and high impact issues.

Advanced financial acumen to allow for effective planning, management, and expenditure of operational and capital costs.

Advanced time management and organization skills to balance and coordinate effort across multiple, concurrent activities.

Advanced verbal and written communication skills.

Solid technical skills in business and project management computer applications and databases.

Other Information

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

Work Schedule

37.5 hours per week.

Work Designation


This position offers the flexibility of working both on-site and remotely within B.C.

Rate of Pay

Salary $127,189 - $158,988 per annum (Actual salary offered will be commensurate with education, experience and internal parity).

The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Dental, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Focus on your development through tuition reimbursement, training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer.

How To Apply

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INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Posting Date: March 15, 2024

Closing Date: Open until filled

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Equal Employment Opportunity

TransLink is committed to employment equity and building a diverse workforce, representative of the customers we serve and the many communities in the Metro Vancouver region. We welcome and encourage Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities to apply. Learn more about TransLink's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

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