Full Time Manager, Facilities Planning, Design, Development

  • Grand River Hospital
  • Nov 13, 2019
Full time Manager

Job Description


Reporting to the VP/CFO, the Manager, Facility Planning, Design & Development will liaise with internal and external stakeholders to provide expert advice on building technology, design, space planning processes and procedures. This position will also liaison with external consultants on projects. Working with the Director. Facilities Management will ensure that each phase of a project is completed within approved project parameters.

Ensure that the scope and implementation of projects (new construction, renovations and space planning) reflect the needs of Grand River Hospital while ensuring compliance with Building Codes, CSA healthcare design standards and other relevant legislation.

Represent Grand River Hospital during all phases of project implementation to ensure that the project remains on budget and on schedule, within given capabilities and authority.

Work with the architects and engineers to review and approve the change control process and issue resolution process.

Develop project documents that organize and give structure to projects such as success/risk factors, workflow factors and communication strategies.

Develop and maintain that all phases of the construction implementation projects are completed on time to ensure that the schedules are achieved; ensure necessary information is received in a timely manner from stakeholders and external consultants.

Identify associated risks to the project; measure and analyze the impact of the risks and makes recommendations to mitigate the risks.

Manage the design team relationships to ensure effective communication and proper interpretation of information between user groups, architects, engineering consultants, contractors and Grand River Hospital’s Facilities Management department.

Work with internal stakeholders like Facilities Management, IT, Occupational Health & Safety, Infection Control departments and other programs as required to coordinate all project work

Manage the expectations of the users during construction relative to process, procedures, policies and impacts to the daily operations of Grand River Hospital.

Work with SLT and MOHLTC/WWLHIN to push large projects through the Early Works Capital Approval process    

Chair appropriate committee’s as related to facility planning and design


Graduate of post-secondary program is required.  

An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.

Minimum of five years of project management experience.

Experience in reading and understanding construction plans and specifications.

Experience in developing project budgets and schedules.

Demonstrated knowledge of building codes and other related codes, standards and legislation.

Demonstrated project management experience including effectiveness with concurrently organizing, planning and coordinating operational initiatives with multiple project activities.

Demonstrated effectiveness in project budget management and accountability.

Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including, ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy with diverse groups of stakeholders.

Demonstrated effectiveness in identifying and analyzing situations and problems; finding viable solutions with consideration to total systems and strategies.

Demonstrated effective utilization of resources consistent with departmental goals.

Demonstrated effectiveness promoting compliance with professional and ethical practices, accreditation standards, and applicable legislation.

Demonstrated understanding and commitment to health and safety policies, procedures and applicable legislation.

Demonstrated client-centred attitude and commitment to the Mission, Vision, Values and strategic direction of Grand River Hospital.

Demonstrated professional work attitudes and behaviours in interaction with internal and external contacts.

Demonstrated effectiveness as a team member through collaboration, respect and effective communication.

Intermediate level proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite of products (including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel)


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Kitchener, ON