Senior Director of Infrastructure & Facilities, QE11 P3

February 18 2019
Industries Environment, waste management
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Trades, Technicians, Construction, Engineering, Construction, Engineering, Civil engineering - Construction, Project - Project management - Planning
Sydney, NS

Senior Director of Infrastructure & Facilities, QE11 P3


An exciting mandate for a proven technical project leader with exceptional people skills and political savvy, and an ability to deliver results – on time, budget and scope – in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.

Nova Scotia Lands, a Crown corporation of the Government of Nova Scotia, and the go-to agency for environmental clean-up, asset management information and land management in the province, is guided by key principles: strict attention to environmentally safe practices; a strong commitment to the health and safety of workers; respect for local communities; and adherence to fiscal and public accountability.

Nova Scotia Healthcare Infrastructure Projects Division is an integral part of Nova Scotia Lands and, as such, shares its mission to ensure proper remediation and best use of provincial land assets. This is an exciting time to join the Division, as it undertakes major infrastructure initiatives, such as the multi-year phased redevelopment of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, a $2-billion expansion project involving the construction of an Inpatient Centre (hospital beds and operating rooms), an Innovation and Learning Centre, a new Outpatient Centre, and the new QEII Cancer Centre.

As Senior Director of Infrastructure and Facilities, QEll P3, you will be one of three Directors reporting to the Division's Vice-President of Infrastructure, reporting ultimately to the Chair of the Board of Directors of Nova Scotia Lands, and working closely with the QE11 Executive Oversight Committee and the QE11 Project Leadership Team. 

Leading multiple project work streams, i.e., Infrastructure, Facilities, and IT Planning and Integration, and as a key member of the QEII Redevelopment Project Team, you'll provide leadership in these areas across the project lifecycle – from planning and procurement, to the selection of, and negotiation with, a preferred proponent, to the oversight of the construction and commissioning period, and transition to the operational phase.

A collaborative senior leader, comfortable operating in a complex environment, you will liaise with multiple consultants, Departmental and Nova Scotia Health Authority representatives, and various other stakeholders. You will also be counted upon to provide direction in finding creative solutions to both typical and unique project challenges by leveraging previous experience and lessons learned, using constructive and innovative thinking, and demonstrating an understanding of the political environment and both local and cross-jurisdictional precedents.

With a track record of success spanning 8+ years in delivering healthcare infrastructure projects using the DBFM model of project delivery, you are experienced in overseeing the development of Project Specific output specifications for new infrastructure and of Facilities Management output specifications. This is backed by a post-secondary degree, preferably in Planning, Engineering or Business, or an equivalent work history.

A savvy negotiator and consensus-builder, with a proven background in project planning and handling major capital projects and P3 projects, you are adept at working with various levels of government – municipal, provincial and federal – and at managing complex, concurrent project activities, effectively managing change to meet competing deadlines.

Recognized for your diplomatic, enabling approach, political acumen and excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills, you can deal confidently with many different internal and external partners and stakeholders, including external advisors and consultants, and are well equipped to direct the work of the project team in a fast-paced, results- and schedule-driven environment.

Nova Scotia Lands is committed to the Government of Nova Scotia's fair hiring practices. Hiring is based on merit and we strive to be a diverse, representative workforce. We welcome eligible applicants from designated groups under the Province's Employment Equity Policy and encourage members of designated groups to self-identify through the application process should they wish.

To apply to this key leadership role, submit your application to Phelpsgroup at *******@***********.ca. Application deadline: March 11, 2019.


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Phone: 416-364-6229

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