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Senior Director, Project & Development Services



The Project Manager will actively be responsible for project planning, execution and construction activities as well as assist in any other related activities for the construction aspects of commercial projects throughout the Ottawa area. This includes the management and coordination of design, value engineering, pre-tendering activities and consultant contracts. This role is key in actively participating in the handling, and the execution of various projects, from the planning, conception, coordination, construction and close-out stages aspects of the project.



  • Plan, organize, direct, and manage all facets of projects and ensure pre-established costs, schedule and scope objectives are achieved;
  • Assist operations team in the elaboration of capital plan and implementation of approved annual program;
  • Determine resources required to ensure all aspects of the project are managed appropriately;
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders such as the investments group, marketing, leasing, operations and external stakeholders such as partners, consultants, construction manager, building trades, building department and municipal staff;
  • Coordinate with General Contractor, subcontractors, planners, engineers, architects and other consultants;
  • Produce regular reports and updates for project stakeholders;
  • Prepare RFPs for procurement of consultants and construction manager;
  • Review tender packages and contract documents as necessary;
  • Hold regular construction progress meetings and track progress; monitor productivity rates and contractor planned vs. actuals;
  • Accounting functions, including issuing purchase orders, cost file maintenance, managing change orders, billings and account reconciliation;
  • Lead various stakeholders including lawyers, surveyors, planners and municipal authorities as required;
  • Comply with all legal authorities having jurisdiction to secure all legal paperwork including permits (Site Plan Approval, Building Permits, etc.);
  • Ensure the high-quality standards of Canderel developments are met;
  • Manage design, construction and budget risks including creation of a risk mitigation strategy;
  • Ensure project profitability, schedule adherence and client satisfaction;
  • Manage overall project closeout including document maintenance, deficiencies and warranty work;
  • Manage the administration of the Technical Audit obligations and Warranty issues;
  • Other duties as required.


Qualifications & Competencies:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ relevant experience in project management of commercial projects;
  • Commercial and Industrial development and construction considered an additional asset;
  • A minimum Bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying, engineering, architecture, planning, construction management or equivalent experience;
  • Project Management professional or P.Eng designation considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability or aptitude analyzing drawings for site, building, and suite plans;
  • A good business acumen, including a clear ‘big picture’ understanding of cost vs risk;
  • Superior communication skills, both in written and verbal;
  • Excellent comprehension of building drawings, codes and site specifications;
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills with proven ability to coordinate cross-functional and remote teams;
  • Refined analytical skills and attention to detail;
  • Resilient to thrive under stress and pressure to meet deadlines;
  • A team player.


Canderel is an equal opportunity employer. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce drives innovation and makes our company stronger. We are committed to fostering a safe and positive environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants to join our team as we continue to grow and build a strong and varied workforce reflective of today’s diverse world. Should you need accommodation during the application process, please contact Shawna Brothers, Manager, Talent Acquisition, National

Job Category: Project & Development Services project management
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Ottawa

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