Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Manager, Planning and Projects, Facilities Planning

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Manager, Planning and Projects, Facilities Planning
    Work Site: Facility Functional Planning - Richmond Hospital


    Start Date:

    Regular Full Time

    As soon as possible

    0800-1600, with Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays off

    Reference#: 121701-mhs


    Who we are:

    As one of British Columbia's six regional health authorities, we, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) are a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and the Central Coast. VCH is made up of 13 hospitals, a number of community health centres, 2,500 physicians, more than 13,500 full time staff, and over $3 billion in funding.

    But that's only part of the story. VCH is about something bigger; this is a place where 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. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.


    Reporting to the Director, Planning and Projects and/or Chief/Deputy Project Officer, the Manager is responsible for leading the planning, design and implementation of facilities strategies and projects for assigned region(s) and/or functional areas across Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), including management of site master planning, business case and feasibility study development, project planning and solution development, project delivery, budget control, contract negotiation, dispute resolution and oversight of project implementation from initial design through to construction and commissioning. Liaises with consultants, vendors, other health agencies and community groups to represent the Organizations' interests, as appropriate and supervises designated Facilities Planning staff to ensure accountability and performance of various planning and project initiatives.


    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, Interior Design or a related discipline.
    • Professional designation, supplemented with seven (7) to ten (10) years' recent, related experience in progressively more complex leadership roles in a large multi-site organization managing the planning, design and construction of facilities projects, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Demonstrated knowledge of facilities project delivery processes including planning, design, construction and procurement within current standards, codes, bylaws and regulations.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage major facilities projects from concept to completion.
    • Demonstrated initiative, judgment and decision-making capabilities.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and ability to coach team members on these skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of capital project budget control and related financial management.
    • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and facilitate consensus with various levels of government and community groups.
    • Demonstrated ability to utilize creativity and innovation in problem solving and strategic planning.
    • Demonstrated ability to direct large groups of external consultants, architects and contractors.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct presentations to individual and/or groups.
    • Ability to work under pressure with deadlines and changing priorities in dynamic, political environment.
    • Broad knowledge of patient care delivery systems in primary, acute and community settings.
    • Ability to operate related equipment including related software applications.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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