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Parks Project Coordinator At City of Oshawa

Location: Oshawa, Ontario

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION



City of Oshawa, located just a short 30-minute drive from Toronto, is a progressive city of 168,000 people and is the economic engine of the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Our strategic pursuit of sustainable growth, excellent community service delivery and co-operative partnerships have enhanced our quality of life advantage, while maintaining a strong commitment to fiscal restraint.

Job Title: Parks Project Coordinator Posting Number: 002614

Department: Community Services Department Branch: Operations Parks & Environmental Services

Location: City Hall

Posting Start Date: 2019/12/20 Posting End Date: 2020/01/14 by 4:30pm

Employment Group: CUPE 251 Salary Grade: 10, $37.60 - $41.78 Standard Weekly Hours of Work: 36.25 Shift Work Required: No




Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Parks Planning and Development, the Parks Project Coordinator is responsible for providing project management services in the areas of parks design and construction with budgets typically ranging from $25,000 to $1,000,000.00. The Parks Project Coordinator will undertake all aspects related to the capital delivery of parks development projects, including planning and design, procurement, and contract administration and will also provide landscape architectural expertise on cross-departmental capital projects and planning strategies. The City of Oshawa strives to provide an environment that cultivates and supports the following core values: Authenticity, Courage, and Trust (ACT).

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Providing project management services including scope of work, detailed design, drawings, oversees general contractor performance, substantial completion, warranty, formal project hand over and post construction project review;
  • Coordinating of construction projects through ongoing field inspections, risk assessment, ensuring contract compliance, quality control, and adherence to health and safety standards;
  • Managing the work of external consultants, including the coordination and review of landscape architectural work to ensure design consistency and quality for all Park Development projects;
  • Managing internal and external project stakeholders including multi-disciplinary consulting teams, internal corporate workgroups, senior staff, external agencies, special interest groups, and the general public by applying project management methodologies, tracking work plans, timelines and project deliverables;
  • Researching industry standards and maintaining a current and progressive understanding of trends, legislation and innovative approaches to ensure best practices are used throughout the project process; and
  • Preparing concepts and cost estimates for proposed capital projects and providing input into the budget planning process for Parks Development.



Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill generally associated with the completion of a 3 (three) year college diploma in the fields of Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design and a minimum of (7) years in a municipal project management environment, preferably in municipal parks development or municipal capital projects developments.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation would be considered an asset.
  • Established skills and experience using the following software applications: Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, AutoCAD 2019, Adobe including Acrobat Creative Suite.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in the fields of landscape architecture, park design and landscape construction.
  • Experienced in the preparation of financial and technical reports along with strong organizational, research and analytical skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff, elected officials, external agencies, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and on own initiative in order to meet rigid timelines.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid unrestricted Class ‘G’ Ontario Drivers License.

Please be advised that position location as noted is at the time of posting and is subject to change, as required due to operational needs.

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file. Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

City of Oshawa employees need to apply through the intranet (iConnect) in order to be considered as an internal candidate. All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Please ensure that you check your email regularly to receive any correspondence.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


JOB REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill generally associated with the completion of a 3 (three) year college diploma in the fields of Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design and a minimum of (7) years in a municipal project management environment, preferably in municipal parks development or municipal capital projects developments.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation would be considered an asset.
  • Established skills and experience using the following software applications: Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, AutoCAD 2019, Adobe including Acrobat Creative Suite.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in the fields of landscape architecture, park design and landscape construction.
  • Experienced in the preparation of financial and technical reports along with strong organizational, research and analytical skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff, elected officials, external agencies, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and on own initiative in order to meet rigid timelines.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid unrestricted Class ‘G’ Ontario Drivers License.