Procurement Manager, Construction Projects

Full Time
Burnaby, BC
Posted Today
Job description

BCIT’s Corporate Services is seeking a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE ) Procurement Manager, Construction Projects. Provides leadership and direction for a wide variety of Purchasing and administrative duties relating to competitive bidding and establishing contracts for construction projects, capital equipment, facilities’ maintenance, materials and related professional services. Oversees and manages construction procurement activity and associated contracting.
Duties & Responsibilities DUTIES & RESONSIBILITIES :
  • Participates as a member of the Corporate Services management team and contributes to the development of strategies, plans and policies that drive focus and prioritization for achievement of Purchasing Department goals. Leads ongoing process optimization to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
  • Oversees and ensures fair and transparent processes, procedure and administration for competitive bidding related to new construction, facilities’ maintenance, renovation and related professional services through various competitive bidding formats and project delivery-methods. Provides oversight in the evaluation and recommendation of the awarding of contracts as required by defined legislation and ensure administrative approvals are met.
  • Provides professional and specialized advice, consultation and scrutiny in the development and review of complex contracts and proposals, including project delivery method, competitive bidding format, insurance, bonding and risk management issues related to the review of various competitive bidding strategies that are unique, complex and highly technical in nature. Seeks legal review and opinion as appropriate based on risk and cost impact.
  • Designs, develops, and maintains related procedures that support team efficiency and effectiveness of organizational objectives and goals and adherence to established standards and guidelines that affect all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Drafts and negotiates agreements between the Institute and contractors and professional service providers, including the ability to read and understand contractual terms. Review proposed modifications to contracts and work with internal business partners and third parties to negotiate terms and obtain approvals for modifications as required. Review and revise contract wording to address various situations as they arise. Identify systemic contract issues and other periodic (one-time) resolved issues and supports resolution or escalate issue as appropriate.
  • Identifies issues and provides guidance in resolving sensitive and complex problems. Consults with internal and external sources on key decision making as it pertains to various contracting issues. Reviews all relevant processes to ensure the highest levels of fairness, transparency, and efficiency is maintained.
  • Ensures continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, drive-out inefficient tasks, and work cooperatively and jointly with departments to provide an exceptional customer experience. Keeps apprised of issues that affect the procurement and construction contracting function and adjusts to adequately meet changing conditions. Assists with the development and execution of effective change management plans.
  • Participates in professional organizations and keeps current on state-of-the-art initiatives in Procurement practices. Engages in a program of self-development and continuous improvement. Initiates and maintains relationships with other professionals in this field to share information and resources.
  • Manages reporting staff, overseeing and participating in selection, coaching, mentoring, development, performance management and all other people-management practices. Collaborates with Associate Director on performance-related matters

Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS :
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics with technical training in construction, competitive bidding, contract management and contract law. A professional certification through the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (SCMP) will be an asset.
  • Seven years current relevant experience including knowledge and experience within all facets of competitive bidding negotiated request for proposal process and construction contracting preferably in a highly unionized environment
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent decision making ability to interpret and make decisions in accordance with regulations and policies governing the purchase and contracting of commodities, equipment, construction projects and services for the Institute.
  • Excellent oral communication and technical writing skills.
  • Strong leadership and change management skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and a high degree of self-motivation and business acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability in exercising sound, independent, professional judgement on complex, highly technical and/or unique in nature.
  • Working knowledge with fair and transparent procurement requirements associated with Provincial and Federal competitive bidding legislation (including New West Partnership Agreement, Canadian Free Trade Agreement along with the Capital Asset Management Framework (Province of B.C.)
  • Demonstrated experience in competitive bidding formats related to construction projects (CCA and CCDC Standard Form Agreements) and associated professional services (including – Negotiated Request for Proposal process).

Additional Information Benefits – Why you’d love working with us
  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of twenty-five days of vacation
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined contribution pension plan with employer contributions
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements available
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT PTS courses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

Position Details

Posting Category Management
School/Service Area Corporate Services
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit Management
Job Status Regular
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 09/01/2022
Anticipated End Date
Competition Information

Competition Number 22M39
Competition Open Date 08/10/2022
Competition Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes

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