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Deputy Chief Project Officer

July 19 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Health, Medical, Management, Consulting, Healthcare, Human service, Medical, Administration, Management, Population Health, Management staff, Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work
Richmond, BC

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Deputy Chief Project Officer to join the team at Capital Priorities, Planning & Projects. Apply today to join our team!

As a Deputy Chief Project Officer with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Report to the Chief Project Officer and Executive Director. 
  • Be accountable for providing leadership and strategic direction across Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) for site planning, business case and feasibility study development, implementation of approved capital projects, and standards and principles development, including all aspects of project management, budget control, procurement strategies, contract negotiation, dispute resolution and oversight of projects from planning and design through to construction and commissioning.
  • Liaise internally with senior leaders in the organization, and externally with various levels of governments, agencies, foundations, private sector partners and community groups and represents VCH's interests as appropriate.
  • Be supporting the Richmond Hospital Redevelopment Project.



VCH is a world-class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve, and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Education & Experience

  • Master's Degree and professional designation in a relevant discipline
  • Ten (10) years' recent, related experience in progressively more complex and senior management, leadership roles in a large multi-site organization with responsibilities for managing the planning, design and construction of facilities development projects, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of facilities development including planning, design, construction, contract management and procurement within current municipal, provincial and national standards, codes, bylaws and regulations applicable to health care.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively oversee the management of multiple facilities projects from concept to completion within large, complex, multi-site organizations.
  • Demonstrated initiative, judgment and decision-making capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, plan, manage, implement, organize and problem solve at a senior level.
  • Demonstrated ability to define/amalgamate diverse organizational requirements, develop financial parameters, resolve issues, identify and mitigate operational project risks, and develop long-range plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and facilitate consensus with various levels of government and community groups, and to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with business partners as well as other external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize creativity and innovation in problem solving and strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct large groups of staff, external consultants, architects and contractors.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct presentations to individuals and/or groups.
  • Ability to work under pressure with deadlines and changing priorities in dynamic, political environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to write comprehensive reports and develop graphical supporting documents.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including related software applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes. network