Vancouver Coastal Health

Chief Project Officer, Executive Director, Capital Planning and Projects

Job Description

Job Title: Chief Project Officer, Executive Director, Capital Planning and Projects
Work Site: VGH 12th & Oak


Start Date:



Regular Full Time

As soon as possible


Days off: Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays  

Reference#: 140065-cmc


Come work as a Chief Project Officer with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Chief Project Officer to join the team at Capital Planning and Projects. Reporting to the Executive Facilities Officer for Facilities and Real Estate, the Chief Project Officer and Executive Director is responsible/accountable for a regional or Community of Care portfolio of planning, projects and real estate priorities. Apply today to join our team!


As the Chief Project Officer, Capital Planning and Projects your work will involve:

  • Co-developing the strategic plan and leading the development site specific master plans for a regional portfolio of real estate, to developing, leading and implementing large-scale capital projects for a regional or Community of Care at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) (a portfolio in excess of $500M of Capital Projects)
  • Overseeing the planning process, establishing guiding principles, overseeing clinical and facilities design and construction, ensuring the vision established for the designated Community of Care is met for the organization, its patients, care providers and local communities.
  • The planning, deployment, and evaluation of related physical, financial and human resources, in support of the strategic and operational needs of the organization and making decisions involving the Strategic Planning Partners, Project Contractors, Regional Hospital Districts (where present), and Developers.
  • Specific Capital Projects arising may include multiple phases and delivery methods, Public Private Partnerships (P3), Design-Build (DB), Construction Management (CM) and Design-Bid-Build/Stipulated Sum.



Education & Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field
  • Ten (10) to fifteen (15) years’ recent related experience in progressively more complex and senior management/leadership roles in a large complex health care organization 
  • Five (5) years' recent, relevant experience as a Chief Project Officer responsible for managing large, complex capital projects, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other related accounting procedures/principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, plan, direct and implement processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, manage and mitigate risk.
  • Ability to identify, plan and direct work assignments.
  • Ability to supervise and provide direction to others.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain rapport with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize functions to meet tight and evolving timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic environment subject to continuous change.
  • Ability to develop and maintain rapport with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.




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

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.


Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.

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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