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Manager, Construction Projects


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Please note: We work in a hybrid environment. The successful candidate will be working at one of our site offices, with a mixture of on and off-site work based on the parameters for our operations to meet the needs of our donors, our staff and our communities.


​Job category: Facilities and equipment services
Job posting ID: 4535


​Employment status: Regular full-time

Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B

Salary/Rate of pay: $105,000 - $121,000

Application deadline: 2023-05-31 


Do you currently work for Canadian Blood Services? All employees must apply via the internal career page.


Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save.   


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.  


Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.


About the role


Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular Full-Time Construction Project Manager to join our dynamic Strategic Facilities Management and Business Integration team. The work of a Construction Project Manager is integral to Canadian Blood Services’ role as Canada’s Lifeline.


In this role, you will ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget, that the project's objectives are met and that everyone else is doing their job properly. You will lead the planning process, working with internal and external clients, specialists, consultants, and suppliers to identify requirements, develop budgets and organize the project from initial planning and set-up through delivery to successful delivery.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage, provide guidance and oversight on the scope, cost, schedule, quality, risk, communication, and personnel of construction-related projects including new facilities, renovations, equipment and building services installations from conception through design, construction, commissioning, validation, and post occupancy reviews. More specifically:

Business Case Development: 

  • Work with the project sponsor to understand the objectives and business benefits targeted by the project 
  • Contribute to the preparation of business cases setting out return on investment

Organization and Governance: 

  • Identify the mix of expertise, knowledge and capabilities required to achieve the project purpose
  • Identify project team structure and define responsibilities and reporting lines for each role

Project Planning

  • Develop work and product breakdown structure defining work activities and ‘products’ to be delivered at each stage
  • Factor constraints on resource availability, skill levels, organizational capabilities, readiness, and costs into the plan

Project Risk Management

  • Carry out risk assessments, involving stakeholders and referring to specialists where relevant (e.g. legal and regulatory requirements)
  • Evaluate risk likelihood and impact and prioritize them for analysis and response planning

Quality Management

  • Discuss quality expectations with stakeholders and agree acceptance criteria 
  • Confirm that completed deliverables meet customer quality criteria, and secures their acceptance

Change Control & Configuration Management

  • Respond promptly to critical events and requests for change, assessing potential impact on the project scope and objectives and challenging constructively where appropriate
  • Use version control and controlled distribution of project related documents

Progress Monitoring and Control: 

  • Analyze and report performance, resource usage and expenditure against plan
  • Examine any areas that exceed agreed tolerances and take corrective action

Application of Project and Program Management Methods and Tools: 

  • Tailor and apply best practice processes and tools to meet business needs
  • Provide advice, coaching and technical support to embed their use in the project

Communication and Knowledge Sharing

  • Present information, deliver messages that promotes a clear understanding of outcomes or impacts by adopting a wide range of styles, tools, and techniques 

Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • Identify stakeholders and gather information to understand their needs and expectations
  • Communicate progress regularly to the project sponsor, any key stakeholders and project team members, ensuring that there are no surprises

Leadership and Teamwork

  • Foster a culture that is focused on meeting customer and business needs
  • Provide constructive feedback, coach, and support others to make the best of their abilities



  • University degree in mechanical, electrical or civil engineering, architecture or relevant related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of successful construction management experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the design, construction or operation and maintenance of building services
  • A minimum of 5 years of project management experience in a highly regulated environment
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered


Required skills: 

  • Knowledge of relevant codes and standards
  • Skilled use of computer programs including Project Management, CAD and databases
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills to influence project outcomes
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Excellent personal and project time management ability



  • Competitive base salary range
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation 
  • Annual Performance Award up to 10%
  • Flexible hybrid work schedule
  • Comprehensive group health, dental and vision benefits
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness programs, and much more!

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.  


Canadian Blood Services requires that all employees be fully vaccinated (COVID 19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights considerations. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment (such as testing) will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.