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Project Manager II (Park Board)

Requisition ID: 15873 


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Main Purpose & Function 
It’s a new era of urban park development for the City of Vancouver, and we are looking for a Senior Project Manager.


The Senior Project Manager role in Park Development independently manages all phases of projects including initiation, planning, execution, control and closure. Projects range from simple to complex, multi-year, million-dollar initiatives involving construction of new parks and park and recreation amenity programs in parks.


This role reports to the Manager, Park Development within the Park Planning and Development Department at Park Board and will primarily be working on Capital projects. This role works closely with Program and Project team members, business customers, external vendors, Park Board staff,   partners, stakeholders, elected officials and the general public. Key contacts and relationships include Park Board Senior Management Team, Capital Delivery Oversight Committee, Project Steering Committees, cross-departmental counterparts within the City of Vancouver and external stakeholders including sports groups, developers, business improvement area organizations, the Vancouver School Board, and community organizations.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic leadership and manages project teams to successfully deliver projects. Assigns work to project team members, specifying deliverables, timelines and quality expectations.
  • Monitors performance of project team members including coaching and mentoring them to achieve their highest potential
  • Works collaboratively with Park Board  and project team on key project / program items such as charter, plans, budget, change requests, project closure documentation and closeout analysis
  • Contributes to formation of and follows Park Board project / program management best practices and processes Organizes and leads meetings with project team, stakeholders and vendors as needed and manages actions arising from them
  • Facilitates stakeholder inputs to arrive at optimum solution.   Identifies and proactively manages project issues and risks
  • Implements adequate internal controls for reporting to Senior Management
  • Regularly reports on project status to Manager and/or Project Steering Committee, and PB Senior Leadership
  • Lead and/or conduct project processes and development including stakeholder impact assessments communication plan, and related execution deliverables as per respective plans
  • Assists in scoping phases of projects  
  • Work on many projects concurrently   
City of Vancouver
453 W 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC, BC V5Y 1V4


  • University degree in Landscape Architecture, Engineering or a related discipline
  • Landscape Architect Registration in BC (MBCSLA) registration required
  • A minimum of 8 years of Project Management experience in increasingly complex projects required
  • Experience delivering Capital projects preferred
  • Formal training in Project Management methodologies preferably consistent with those provided by PMI (Project Management Institute), LEED and Arboriculture designations are also considered assets
  • Experience building, leading and managing teams
  • Formal training and/or experience in process improvement and analysis is an asset
  • Experience in managing vendors and vendor contracts/Statements of Work is an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of Project Management methodologies, processes, standards and policies as part of   project delivery approaches
  • Highly service oriented
  • Ability to write effectively, organize and maintain project documentation, prepare status reports and summaries
  • Ability to speak effectively in public through formal and informal meetings and presentations
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage large workloads and multitask effectively
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, reconcile differing perspectives, develop consensus, and secure cooperation and support from both customers and team members
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems and take decisions or make recommendations based upon thorough analysis of facts
  • Ability to focus on details, while maintaining a balanced high-level view of an assignment
  • Ability to resolve conflicts arising within the project team or in interactions with customers in the most advantageous manner to all parties involved
  • Ability to manage change and assist others with adapting to change


Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400) 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: April, 2020 


Application Close: February 26, 2020

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

Kim Mitchell
(604) 829-9482
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.