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Project Manager, Corporate Premises - Toronto, ON

Date: Mar 17, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank



Requisition ID: 50522


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Job Purpose:

This incumbent is responsible for the planning and construction of assigned Corporate Premises projects. The incumbent is fully accountable for detailed space planning, feasibility studies, external design consultants, interior design, construction drawings, budget preparation, solicitation of tenders, awarding of contracts, and managing the construction process. Renovations, expansions, relocations, new locations, and special moves are all within the incumbent’s mandate. The incumbent is accountable for directing and co-ordinating all aspects of projects, to ensure that the work is completed on time and within budget.


The incumbent must ensure that the delivery of service is consistent with the ScotiaService Standards and Complaint Resolution Standards and Procedures, and agrees to adhere to the Bank's Guidelines for Business Conduct. 


Key Accountabilities:

1.  Manage the overall design development process to maximize the value of all information from various Corporate Premises' internal customers by identifying and defining client requirements through interviews and the planning process, preparing estimates and budgets, controlling the tendering process, and managing consultants and contractors through the design and construction processes.

2.  Control the budget and cost factors for each project by managing the Project Expenditure (PX) process, setting up and obtaining required approvals for project budgets, managing and directing the tendering process, controlling and managing expenses (both internal and from non-Bank contractors and consultants), and acting as a control point to monitor all financial aspects during the course of a project.

3.  Initiate the implementation of finishes selection, interior design layouts, and construction drawings to ensure adherence to Bank standards, identifying, negotiating and hiring qualified external design and construction firms, co-ordinating the procurement and cost-effective quality control of all required equipment and services, conducting site inspections, expediting and co-ordinating change orders, and providing contract administration services.

4.  Manage the development and progress of all projects by creating, negotiating, and monitoring performance schedules, cashflow, dependencies and resources, and all other critical activities, and reporting status, delays, potential problems and recommended solutions to management on a monthly basis.

5.  Manage the hiring of consultants and selection of trades and vendors, organizing security, telecommunications, voice services, elevator, and building access, identifying, selecting, and directing trades on-site during construction and relocations, and identifying and expediting resolutions to deficiencies following relocations and reconfigurations. 


Functional Competencies:

  • The incumbent must be a skilled and highly qualified professional with extensive experience in the fields of interior design, architecture and project and construction management, an academic degree in project management, interior design or architecture and 5-7 years, experience in managing interior design and construction projects.  A membership in ARIDO or AATO or OAA or OACETT would be considered an asset. The incumbent must have an excellent knowledge of current market conditions regarding design, systems furniture and space allocation through market, peer, and industry contacts, and produce work that reflects these current standards. It is expected that the officer will use initiative and personal time and effort to stay current with industry and competitor trends in design and construction, and be able to implement these to replace current Bank standards as may be required by market conditions.
  • The incumbent must have an excellent understanding of the Bank's business, related premises and operational requirements, the standards of competitor financial services and commercial operations, the real estate and construction industries, and the practices and principles of interior design. Working knowledge of the asset management and leasing fields is important in order to work effectively with officers in those disciplines. An excellent working knowledge of construction materials, methods, and related contract documents is essential, as is an understanding of the budget and accounting processes.
  • The incumbent must have the ability to initiate and develop construction and design concepts to meet an immense range of challenging client requirements. Highly developed technical problem-solving skills and an excellent understanding and current knowledge of building codes and bylaws, contractual agreements, legal documents and building technology are required. A thorough knowledge of the construction market and current market conditions is required in order to provide accurate cost and schedule information. Knowledge of the processes and procedures involved in dealing with municipal and provincial governments is an asset to the position.
  • Such tasks as analyzing and negotiating client needs, aiding in rationalization of project costs and selling project proposals to senior management all require the incumbent to have above-average verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational, management, interpersonal, leadership and motivational skills. The officer must be flexible and a strong team player in order to conduct work within a team environment, and be willing to share and exchange knowledge and ideas.
  • The ability to work under pressure while prudently managing construction risk is required, as is a high level of energy and personal stress management.
  • An in-depth knowledge of and experience with building codes, architectural drawings and construction contracts, is a preference, as is general knowledge of personal computer hardware and software to deal with the Department’s large computerized environment for CAD, financial analysis, and project management reports, budgets and schedules, and word processing.  



  • Graduate from a recognized 3-4 year Interior Design or Architectural program
  • 5-7 years of experience in Corporate Premises projects, including space planning, design and project management experience.


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

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