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Director, Construction & Capital Projects
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Skilled Trades and Labour ; Construction, Project Management and Business Analysis ; Project Management, Engineering ; Mechanical Engineering
Job Industry: Real Estate and Property Management, Architectural and Engineering, Construction and Trades
Job Career Level: Executive
Date Posted: Jan 28, 2013
When you see an opportunity to make things better, do you seize it? Vertica Resident Services is a company driven to change the way people think about apartment living. We are always interested in meeting people who have the drive to help us create a new level of customer service in the resident services market.

The Director, Construction & Capital Projects is primarily responsible for the management of all capital, environmental and energy related projects which include planning, budgeting, communication and execution. The position carries the responsibility to ensure that each project is implemented effectively within budget, schedule, quality and safety parameters. 

·         Manage and direct the Technical Services team in the delivery of technical, energy management and environmental services to the residential portfolio.
·         Project management of multiple, large scale, multi-faceted capital projects (usually between 25k to 2M).
·         Work with consulting/engineering firms to provide value-engineered solutions that will ensure the best possible options are chosen and implemented.
·         Plan and implement risk management strategies prior to the execution of major projects. 
·         Manage complex project issues and risks, facilitate effective conflict resolution and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
·         Oversee, manage and negotiate contract terms and other necessary documents to complete the project management cycle.
·         Monitor and control the Contractor’s performance during the project execution to ensure contract obligations are met.
·         Ensure the project deliverables are issued in accordance with the specified design and quality standards.
·         Oversee Corporate Governance and Environmental Issues on multi-residential assets including: procedures for detecting and managing hazardous materials and conditions (i.e. mould and asbestos); benchmarking and “greening” the portfolio in line with client and corporate objectives.
·         Responsible for 5-year budgets, quarterly re-forecasting and cost benefit analysis.
·         Develop, design and implement energy savings projects for the residential portfolio.
·         Supervise the preparation of energy usage reports.
·         Establish procedures and practices to provide the best expense control services to projects and to ensure the application of the methods are adhered to.
·         Make recommendations to the operations team on technical/mechanical issues as well as provide ongoing review of property equipment and make recommendations on maintenance operations and expenditures.
·         Meet with consultants and suppliers on an ongoing basis to identify new services and products that may be of value to Vertica.
·         Attend trade seminars and association meetings to ensure Vertica is current on new industry developments.

Direct Supervision/Team Leadership or Training:
·         Responsible for personnel management including motivation and development of staff, planning, organizing, directing and the administration within the department/office.
·         Supervise 1 – 3 employees.

·         Proven project management skills with a minimum of 10 years experience in project management with a construction and engineering/building science background
·         Engineering, and/or Building Sciences degree
·         Strong technical knowledge of building envelope, structure, and mechanical systems
·         Excellent communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills
·         Ability to lead, develop and inspire self and others
·         Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
·         Strong command of MS Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
·         Multi-Residential industry experience is ran asset but not required.

All interested individuals are invited to forward their resume to Natalie Infantino via e-mail at  or via fax to 416-552-6111, with Director, Technical Services as the subject of your email.
Property management company Vertica Resident Services offers suites for rent in Edmonton, Calgary, Brampton, Montreal, Burlington, Milton, Oakville, Ottawa, Toronto and North York

Vertica is about always working towards raising the bar on service for our residents. It's about continually taking important things like how we serve our customers, how we conduct our business and the quality of our rental properties to new heights.

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