Project Manager - Civil

Position Title:

Project Manager


Major Projects


Major Projects - Rail



Position Purpose

To assume full responsibility for planning, leading, managing and implementing all aspects of large, complex AFP public infrastructure projects. To manage relationships with various groups of internal and external stakeholders to mitigate project risks and ensure project objectives are met.

Key Function and Responsibilities

1. Deliver assigned AFP project(s) in accordance with approved scope, budget and staging plan.

  • Assume responsibility for the delivery of AFP project(s), from the initial due diligence phase through construction to final close-out, commissioning and transfer of responsibility to operations, on time, on budget and in compliance with quality criteria.
  • Develop and manage project budget(s) and schedule(s) and ensure compliance with Infrastructure Ontario’s standards and procedures.
  • Plan and develop project proposals or plans and liaise with clients to obtain resources as necessary.
  • Manage RFQ, RFP and procurement processes in support of project development and implementation.
  • Provide comprehensive project management oversight throughout the construction, commissioning and final completion phases of each project.
  • Manage change order process in accordance with Infrastructure Ontario’s standards and documentation requirements.



2. Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders and mitigate project risks to ensure project objectives are met.

  • In cooperation with Project Management Office, implement and manage Infrastructure Ontario’s project methodologies and reporting mechanisms. Utilize project control tools to manage projects.
  • Manage project risks, including identification, assessment, tracking and mitigation.
  • Work with on-site project management, design teams, contractors to manage project risk and deal proactively with any exceptions that arise. Attend project meeting as required to fulfill responsibilities.
  • In cooperation with Project Legal, Procurement, PMO, and Project Finance, manage externally procured consulting expertise and resolve disputes on contract interpretation and terms of agreement on behalf of the organization.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with clients and various internal and external stakeholder groups to proactively address project challenges.
  • Manage complex stakeholder networks and work with Project Communications team to ensure effective, coordinated and timely messaging.
  • Maintain accurate documentation for the assigned project(s). Ensure proper closure and archiving of project(s) records.


Education and Knowledge

  • Post secondary college or university education in a related discipline, e.g. Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, and/or Project Finance, where project management forms part of the curriculum.
  • Working knowledge of project schedules, budgets, technical requirements, change orders, and financial matters pertaining to project planning and implementation.
  • Knowledge of Alternative Financing and Procurement, P3 or Design Build contracts is desirable.


  • A minimum of eight years of progressive experience in project management, in the engineering and construction industry, including experience in managing major complex ICI, civil, transit, public works, healthcare or other large scale projects.
  • Experience in AFP or P3 project delivery strongly preferred.
  • Solid experience in dealing with technical, legal and financial data and the ability to find positive solutions to complex issues and problems with a diverse group of public and private sector stakeholders.
  • Experience in contract administration strongly preferred.
  • Proven experience in effectively managing diverse teams of project consultants and specialists.

Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Sound project planning, development and implementation skills.
  • Ability to establish partnerships and collaborative work environment in order to reach consensus and effectively manage client and diverse teams of internal and external advisors.
  • Highly developed influencing, negotiating, communications and presentation skills.
  • Outstanding computer skills, including MS Office Suite and Project Management software.