Project Manager - Social

Position Title:

Project Manager - Social


Major Projects


Major Projects



Position Purpose

To assume full responsibility for planning, leading, managing and implementing all aspects of large, complex AFP infrastructure project(s) 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 transaction, construction, commissioning, to final close-out, 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.
  • Work with Internal and External stakeholders to secure governance approvals for the project(s).
  • 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, mitigation and reporting.
  • 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, and/or Architecture where project management forms part of the curriculum.
  • Working knowledge of project schedules, costing, budgets, technical requirements, change orders, and financial matters pertaining to project planning and implementation.
  • Knowledge of Alternative Financing and Procurement / P3  is desirable.



  • A minimum of eight years of progressive experience in project management, in the engineering and construction industry, including experience in managing large healthcare and/or other infrastructure projects as a client representative preferably.
  • 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 in general and/or Alternative Financing and Procurement / P3 in particular would be an asset.
  • Experience in new built and/or redevelopment Healthcare projects would be an asset.  
  • 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.