Reporting to the Director of Infrastructure Management,
the Program Manager, Infrastructure Planning and
Projects is accountable for the planning and management
of a portfolio of capital projects pertaining to fixed
asset infrastructure including new-build transit
facilities, park and rides, exchanges, major capital
maintenance and bus stop improvements.
- Responsible for the development and implementation
of facility and real estate planning. Through needs
assessments and inputs (including transit future
plans, the Corporate Strategic Plan and service
plans), develops and administers infrastructure
plans and evaluates options for future real estate
and infrastructure needs and develops business cases
for Executive and/or Board approval.
Capital Plan, including:
- Assists with the development of the Long Term
presentations to the Executive and other departments
to identify fixed asset projects, justification of
proposed capital projects, risk and sensitivity
analysis, scope definition and timelines.
- Identifies and plans future infrastructure,
establishing functional requirements in consultation
with various stakeholders and consultants,
development of scope, schedules and budgets. Manages
the construction program and leads project
management through the implementation phase.
- Directs, manages and mentors internal project
managers. Directs and manages project management
consultants to meet strategic goals and objectives,
as well as project scope, cost and schedule for
infrastructure projects. Develops specifications for
service contracts and tenders; evaluates and
recommends selection of contractors.
- Assists in the necessary procurement processes for
infrastructure projects including, but not limited
to, Request for Proposal/tender documentation, goods
and services/construction contracts and purchase
- Manages and provides direct leadership to other
project management professionals, including
assigning and reviewing work; coaching and
developing; performance management; and all other
- Manages engineering and project management
consultants to ensure all infrastructure program
deliverables are met from project initiation through
- Manages and completes all necessary documentation
(including local, provincial and federal government
requirements) throughout all phases of
- Develops program strategies, plans and tactics,
ensuring alignment to Divisional goals and providing
direction for projects. Develops and manages the
- Creates and continuously improves standards, tools,
program and project management methods. Leads the
creation, documentation, and approval of processes
for program and project management.
- Prepares and presents project information and task
details to project team members; provides continuous
updates to Executive leadership and Project
- Contributes as a member of the Divisional management
team, identifying and taking action on
program-related risks and opportunities, and
alerting senior management to critical issues.
- Collaborates with leaders across the organization,
with a view to continuously developing the program
and successfully integrating with other areas of the
organization; troubleshooting and resolving problems
- Develops and manages relationships with
stakeholders, industry peers, and government
officials. Responsible for various reporting,
communications and negotiations with stakeholders,
federal, provincial and local
governments, Councils and Regional Boards related to
fixed asset construction projects.
- Prepares and manages internal approval documents,
including; briefing and decision notes, BC Transit
Board reports, presentation materials and other
documents as and when required to advance the needs
of the positions deliverables.
- Performs related duties in keeping with the purpose
and accountabilities of the job.
Education and Experience
- The competencies for the position would typically be
acquired through a Bachelor's degree in civil
engineering or a related discipline, or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Is a professional engineer registered in British
- Minimum 8 years' experience a senior project or
- Project Management Professional (PMP) designation an
- Proven project and or program management experience
working in a government (or a similarly large
agency) for the delivery of capital infrastructure
often involving multiple partners.
- Strong knowledge of various types of construction
methodologies, project management models, financial
management, building codes, contract law and
relevant legislation in British Columbia.
- Effective leadership and organizational skills with
the ability to effectively influence others and
successfully resolve a variety of stakeholder,
project and technical issues.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and
- Strong computer skills, including a working
knowledge of scheduling (MS Project), word
processing (Word) and spreadsheet (Excel) software
- Advanced knowledge of the principles, theories,
concepts and practices of infrastructure
- Sound knowledge of plans, products, roles and
responsibilities of government agencies.
- Sound knowledge of BC Transit's decision-making
context, including its strategic context and
organizational and governance structure.
- Leadership skills to oversee project management
professionals and other infrastructure planning
- Analytical skills to identify and assess the impacts
of program-related risks and opportunities in an
integrated, multi-disciplinary environment.
- Communication skills to write and deliver persuasive
reports, business cases and presentations.
- Interpersonal skills to identify mutually-acceptable
solutions, and work to achieve consensus between
groups. Includes negotiation skills as they pertain
to contracts, multi-party agreements, and conflict
- Decision-making skills to make
recommendations/resolve program-related strategic
issues, and to make decisions on priorities across
- This position requires the completion of a Criminal
Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search.
- Testing and assessments may be included as part of
the recruitment process.
- An eligibility list may be established for future
BC Transit Offers:
Extended health & dental coverage
Medical Services Plan (MSP) group coverage
Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
Employee fitness centre, at both the Victoria and
A complimentary BC Transit bus pass, plus 2 taxable
Career development and advancement opportunities
Employee Recognition Program