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Infrastructure & Facilities Project Lead (Program Admin Officer 4)

Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 3Z8

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia

 

 

Competition # : 29325 

Department: Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 3/4/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

 The Real Property Services Section of TIR is responsible for providing a variety of real estate services to other Government Departments, Boards, Agencies, and Commissions. These services include: Property services on a government-wide basis, including acquisition and space management of government accommodation needs; Real estate acquisition and disposal services, road investigations, appraisal, and survey services; Inventory, postal and stationery supply services, system furniture design and acquisition, inventory acquisition for new schools, disposal of all surplus furniture and equipment; Property management services for the NS Business Inc. owned properties and; 6 Industrial Water Utilities owned by the Province.

About Our Opportunity

 

Reporting directly to the Manager of Infrastructure and Facilities (Accommodations and Leasing), the Infrastructure and Facilities Project Lead will be responsible for the provision of accommodations for all provincial government Departments and ABCs in government-owned facilities and leased facilities. This involves comprehensive project delivery of concurrent projects, including developing and negotiating scope definition, pre-design and detailed design, specification development, managing construction and renovation projects, commissioning and warranty management, and turnover to clients.

You will manage a diverse and substantial portfolio of projects with a high level of demands and complexity, in a fast-paced ever-changing real estate environment. Will be managing client needs and relationships at the senior executive level, and responding to emergency facility issues, such as infrastructure failures or immediate new space requirements.

Primary Accountabilities

 

As the Project Lead you will be responsible for the provision of accommodations for all provincial government Departments and ABCs in government-owned facilities and leased facilities. This involves comprehensive project delivery of concurrent projects, including developing and negotiating scope definition, pre-design and detailed design, specification development, coordinating construction and renovation projects, commissioning and warranty management, and turnover to clients.

Qualifications and Experience

 

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, plus six years of related real estate experience in leasing and accommodations is required. An equivalent combination of training/certification and directly related experience will be considered, with preference to real estate experience and designations such as: A BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association International), FMA – Facilities Management Administrator, RPA – Real Property Administrator, CRA (Certified Residential Appraiser), CLO (Certified Leasing Officer) certification(s). Project management experience is considered an asset.

 

You bring a range of skills and experience, such as:

 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of real estate law and appraisal methodology, real estate administration and documentation development, real estate development, property management and risk management. In-depth knowledge of current real estate and leasing practices in relationship to industry standards, and active engagement in real estate networks.

 

  • Strong understanding of project management principles and techniques, including work break down, building costs containment and control, and reporting of complex multiyear multidiscipline high dollar value projects. Professional maturity to advise on development strategic infrastructure plans and programs, taking into consideration service excellence, sustainability, and cross organizational impacts.

 

  • Working knowledge of current construction materials, methods, processes and practices as well as national construction standards, including legislation, regulations, and by-laws (e.g. National Building Code, Nova Scotia Building Code, accessibility for the built environment, and Occupational Health and Safety Act). Working knowledge of all applicable health and safety legislation, potential or actual danger situations impacting health or safety in the workplace, and appropriate responsive actions.

 

You possess exceptional organizational and communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to work collaboratively on multiple deadlines simultaneously.  You demonstrate leadership qualities, have a knack for building relationships with various stakeholders, and hold a high standard for client and customer service. This position faces frequent pressure for deadlines, as such, your ability to multi-task and adapt in fast-paced environments is critical.

Equivalency

 

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Benefits

 

Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.

Working Conditions

 

This position has a combination of office and field work. Field work occurs in adverse weather conditions and normal hazards associated with construction sites and working with or near heavy equipment are present.

 

This position will require climbing, working at heights and/or working within confined spaces.

 

You must be able to work under adverse conditions in times of emergency and sometimes overtime may be required.

Additional Information

 

 

Travel is a component of this position; as such, you must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel.

What We Offer

 

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

 

Pay Grade:  PR 17  

Salary Range:  $2,899.09 - $3,404.96 Bi-Weekly

 

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

 

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

 

 

 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 

 

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 

 

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to Competitions@novascotia.ca.

 


                                                                              
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