Project Manager - Redevelopment & Major Projects

City New Westminster
Job ID 2023-38841
Corporate Professionals - Non-Clinical - RCH Redevelopment
Posting Date
4 months ago(2/9/2023 11:11 AM)
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
8:00 to 16:00
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
RCH Redevelopment Project
Salary at Time of Posting
$41.35 - $59.43 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


Join us on an exciting project and make history. The Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment is a multi-year, multi-phase project to increase the hospital's capacity, beds and services.


RCH first opened in 1862, is a vital referral centre and regional centre of excellence for trauma, critical care, cardiac care, maternity, neonatal intensive care and neurosurgery. When the full redevelopment is complete, the people of British Columbia will have increased access to cardiac, trauma, mental health, maternity and NICU services and beds.


Are you passionate about making a difference? Are you innovative, energized by ever-new challenges, and the opportunity to do things differently? Bring your expertise in strategic leadership and transformational change to this role as a Project Manager - Redevelopment & Major Projects. This is your opportunity to apply creativity, skill, intuition and perseverance to inspire, and get results. To build something big.  Something meaningful for tomorrow. And to create lifelong memories and relationships along the way. Join us.


Position Highlights


As a Project Manager - Redevelopment & Major Projects you will advise on change strategies, approaches, and provide project and change services specific to the Royal Columbian Redevelopment Project. You will be an integral member of the D&C, a component of the RCH Redevelopment PMO where you will be partnering with the Clinical Project Work stream and RCH site Operations to meet project deliverables and activities, including Early Implementation Initiatives, Operational Readiness, Transition and Handover. You will bring a systems view and apply tried methods and approaches to high priority large scale change initiatives.  Your experience in strategic change and project management, and understanding of the healthcare system will be key to success.


Build your career experience as you:


  • Provide expert-level project and change services to clients on system-transforming capital development initiatives from idea generation to planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Develop and implement the assigned change initiative within the strategic contexts of the capital development and Fraser Health, and provide coordination throughout all phases. Provide progress monitoring and reporting to clients and stakeholders; develop and manage project tracking material and online resources for the initiative; identify, manage, mitigate risks, and facilitate issue resolution.
  • Assess the impact of the transformation (change) initiative from a systems perspective and manage the impacts and interdependencies with other initiatives happening in the capital development and Fraser Health.
  • Partner with sponsor clients in developing and delivering capital development presentations, briefings, reports, and status updates.
  • Participate in capital developments’ strategic change knowledge networks and organizational capacity building.

This Regular Full Time opportunity will be based at Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Office, located in New Westminster, BC.


Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


We are proud of the innovation, dedication, teamwork and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.  We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


Apply now to find out more about this role including our competitive salary and benefits packages, many opportunities for advancement within the organization and to learn about the exciting strategic direction and growth of Fraser Health!

Detailed Overview

Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health including service delivery that is centered around patients/clients/residents and families:

The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing and supporting the planning, design and/or implementation of assigned mid-range facilities projects of moderate scope and complexity, including project planning, project management, communications, and contract management. Oversees assigned staff and provides leadership by directing work teams, contractors and consultants as needed on a project-by-project basis.


  1. Manages the planning and implementation of facilities projects of moderate scope and complexity from the initial planning and design stages through to implementation and completion; provides support by conveying policies and priorities, directing work and ensuring issues are resolved or escalated to appropriate level(s) to meet project deliverables and timelines.

  2. Functions as the single point of contact for assigned projects. Liaises with various internal and external stakeholders; conveys information and responds to queries, concerns, etc. with respect to project status, design and construction matters; provides frequent clear and concise reports to  Redevelopment leadership and the Organizations regarding ongoing issues, progress updates, challenges and opportunities.

  3. Carries out project plans according to established Redevelopment project methodologies and systems to ensure successful and coordinated completion of project components by facilitating consensus with stakeholders. Monitors project charter, plans, budget, scope, schedule, expenditures, client satisfaction and risks; reports on variances and impacts to deliverables, and makes recommendations to Redevelopment leadership to mitigate cost overruns, maintain adherence to allocated budgets and timelines, and ensure delivery of a successful project.

  4. Participates in and/or leads meetings throughout the project lifecycle; seeks input from stakeholders (physicians, staff, Infection Control, Housekeeping, external users, etc.) during all stages of the project. Attends and/or leads construction meetings to manage issues, problems, and schedules, and to direct activities as required; ensures the Fraser Health's interests are represented in resolution of problems; ensures meeting outcomes and decisions are accurately documented and follow-up actions are completed in a timely manner.

  5. Coordinates and develops project business plans for assigned projects through conducting feasibility studies, analysis and solution development, documentation of the project charter, identifying functional requirements, scope and design concepts, reviewing budgets and implementation schedules to ensure business plans are consistent with user needs and expectations.

  6. Supports site space planning committees; develops strategies to manage site or organization wide space pressures. Provides recommendations on options to improve the operation, efficiency and effectiveness of impacted business units.

  7. Manages planning, design and contract preparation by liaising with clinical planners, equipment planners, design consultants and various user groups for assigned projects; reviews schematic designs, design development documents, and working drawings and specs for functionality, attainment of program/facility needs, adherence to technical standards and specifications, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the design solution, consistency with best practices, energy & environmental sustainability, and building code compliance.

  8. Signs off on drawings and changes as required and within authorized limits; maintains current copies of drawings, plans, manuals, proposals, etc. for assigned projects; files and/or archives completed project materials in accordance with Redevelopment protocols.

  9. Participates in and provides input on consultant selection and project tendering; administers contracts and oversees performance to ensure that consultants and contractors complete on obligations and deliverables, and that corresponding payments are processed. Arranges for procurement of furniture and minor equipment required to implement projects.

  10. Liaises with Planning and Engineering Departments of municipalities in geographic areas supported by Fraser Health to obtain building and other required permits for assigned projects.

  11. Coordinates and/or advises on potential impacts of work activities affecting site operations; arranges scheduled shutdown of systems, power interruptions, etc. based on operational requirements. Identifies, communicates, and works with appropriate stakeholders to mitigate potential risk management issues.

  12. Monitors adherence to established safety, infection control and risk mitigation protocols by contractors and Fraser Health's staff during project implementation; reports exceptions to appropriate personnel; takes corrective action as required.

  13. Leads and/or facilitates operational commissioning and any project-related decanting or moves; supports the Fraser Health's leaders in the identification and implementation of operational changes required for successful project completion.

  14. Provides leadership to other Redevelopment staff, including coaching, mentoring and direct supervision on a project-by-project basis as assigned.


Education and Experience

Bachelor degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering, or a related field together with five (5) to seven (7) years' recent related experience managing, leading and directing facilities projects in a complex institutional environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Demonstrates the leadership practices of the Fraser Health Leadership Framework of Clear, Caring and Courageous and creates the conditions for people to succeed.

Professional/Technical Capabilities

  • Knowledge of capital project planning and implementation processes including design, construction and procurement within current standards, codes, bylaws and regulations.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies.

  • Ability to interpret construction drawings and construction specifications.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage planning, design and construction projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to supervise and provide direction to team members.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, plan, organize, prioritize and implement projects in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a dynamic project environment with changing priorities.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Ability to operate related equipment including related software applications.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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