Project Manager

Location: Scugog, ON

  • Use your project management skills to assist in developing our community while honouring our heritage
  • Receive a competitive hourly wage of $39.47 to $44.34 along with an excellent benefits package
  • Don't miss this chance to make a true difference to the vibrant community of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

About the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation is a strong, vibrant, and progressive Indigenous community that is approximately 1.5 hours drive from the heart of Toronto.  Located nearby to the rural community of Port Perry, MSIFN has the benefits of small town life while having a close proximity to urban areas. As part of the Anishinabek Nation and signatories to the Williams Treaties and other pre confederation treaties, MSIFN is extremely proud of our Indigenous culture and long history of protecting our Aboriginal and Treaty rights. As owners of the Great Blue Heron Casino and creators of the Noozhoo Nokiiyan Economic Development Limited Partnership, MSIFN has an entrepreneurial spirit and expectation for excellence. We encourage team members to be professional, flexible, dynamic, team players, who have a self-starting attitude and a respect for all employees in a workplace. While working within clear lines of authority, MSIFN requires someone who can bring out the best in those who surround them. We are a busy First Nation, with many capital projects and opportunities ahead.  The community and workplace is led by an elected Council of 3 (a Chief and two Councillors) and a Senior Management Team led by the First Nation Manager and including Managers from Operations, Finance, Human Resources and Health and Social Services. We value the hard work of our entire workforce and support them with a culture of collaboration and respect. 

For more information about our vibrant community please visit our homepage by clicking here.   

Make a Difference Within Our Community

Currently, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) is looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our community and work with our senior management team in Scugog, ON on a full-time basis. Where possible this role will work remotely during the current pandemic. The hours of this role are Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 1 pm though some flexibility will be required to work evening and weekends.

As our new Project Manager, you'll report to the Operations Manager and be responsible for overseeing and managing all construction projects from feasibility to design and construction while also providing related technical and management support and ensuring all projects are completed on time and within budget. This position will also provide coverage and backup for the Operations Manager when necessary. 

While no two days in this fast-paced role will ever be the same, your more typical responsibilities are outlined below. For a comprehensive position description please click here.

  • Managing project start-up meetings and procedures including job site trailer or office, master filing system, project billings, cost accounting system, and project directory. 
  • Promoting a culture of health, safety, and environment protection on the project by taking an active role in the implementation of the Project Specific Safety Program (PSSP) to achieve compliance of standards, applicable legislation, regulations, and codes. 
  • Developing, coordinating, and administering the Project Quality Plan by scheduling, budgeting, and ensuring the project materials and workmanship meet the project quality standards and design requirements. 
  • Performing administrative and recordkeeping functions including the review and distribution of drawing documentation, preparation of correspondence and meeting minutes, and the maintenance of files, logs, drawings, specifications, and submittals. 
  • Managing the (sub) contract management/procurement process through the tendering and awarding of work, processing invoices and progress claims, and assisting with the review of drawings, documents, and inquiries. 
  • Ensuring that insurance, WSIB clearance, and other documentation is clearly provided by subcontractors. 
  • Overseeing the change order management process by securing pricing from the vendor/subcontractor, reviewing and inputting the data for the Operations Manager to review, submitting change requests for approval, and following through with (Sub) contract change orders/purchase orders as directed. 
  • Developing and tracking project milestones by creating and maintaining the project schedule and updating the master project schedule. 
  • Coordinating work to be completed for all new buildings, repairs, and renovations including scheduling work around contractors and with available staff as needed. 
  • Anticipating and resolving project issues and scheduling difficulties as well as advising the Operations Manager of potential problems. 
  • Liaising with the Housing Coordinator, Construction Site Supervisor, and Homeowners monthly with respect to new build. 
  • Developing and submitting annual project budgets, cost projections, and work plans. 
  • Monitoring and evaluating project expenditures to ensure programs are operating within the approved budget and providing variance reports.  

More About You

In order to qualify for this role, you will need at least 5 years of senior management work experience along with a university degree in project management, electrical, civil or mechanical engineering, or a discipline related to construction, facility operation, or maintenance. You will also have previous experience working within or with a First Nations community and a valid driver's license. Possessing any of the following is considered an asset: 

  • Professional engineering status 
  • Construction trade certification
  • Health and safety certification
  • Knowledge and understanding of Native culture, traditions, teachings, and community dynamics. 
  • Water and wastewater operator certification and experience. 
  • Project management certification.
  • Working Knowledge of the National Building Code
  • Ontario Building Official Designation (Inspector or higher)

Preferred Experience:

  • Project Management Experience in a Municipal and/or Engineering/Architectural Organizations
  • Project Management Certification (post secondary) or Industry Recognized Designation (PMI)
  • Working Knowledge of Ontario Building Code (All parts)

As our ideal candidate, you will have a working knowledge of and respect for Indigenous culture, customs, traditions, and issues. In addition, it is essential that you have strong leadership and stakeholder management skills with the ability to manage, supervise, and provide support to staff. Your excellent communication skills in both written and verbal form as well as your project management skills and timekeeping abilities will ensure your success as you work towards competing deadlines. Your dedication towards the work that you do, as well as your creativity and determination to improve and make things better, will help foster a positive working environment for the project team.   

Above all, you'll be an enthusiastic and strategically minded individual who's keen to combine their passion for construction with the responsibility of leading a project team to success.  

Do you want to make a lasting difference to a vibrant First Nation community? Here’s your chance!

About the Benefits

In recognition for your hard work and dedication, you can look forward to a competitive hourly wage of $39.47 to 44.34 ($71,835.40 - $80,698.80/yr. based on a 35-hour workweek) along with the following excellent package:

  • Access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) along with life, AD&D, health, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Short and long-term disability. 
  • Employer pension matching scheme of 5%, voluntary contributions can be increased by a further 8%.
  • 2 weeks of vacation that increases to 5 weeks of vacation with your length of service. 
  • An additional 2 weeks of vacation during the office shut down over the holidays.
  • 13 statutory holidays throughout the year. 
  • Bereavement leave of up to 5 scheduled business days for immediate family and up to 3 days for extended family in the unfortunate event of a death of a family member.
  • Access to the Wellness Motivational Benefit, receive payment of up to $500 twice in a lifetime for attempts at Healthy Lifestyle changes. 
  • A commitment to a policy of compensation which is internally and externally competitive and equitable. Though no pay progression is automatic, pay progression will be reviewed in line with professional development, previous work experience, seniority, cost of living, and market trends as outlined within the compensation policy.

This is your chance to be part of a dynamic and growing community where you will have the opportunity to implement processes and make your mark for the better of all.   

If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

Please note that a criminal record check (CPIC/VSS) acceptable to the position is required upon conditional offer. Expenses for CPIC/VSS are reimbursed after orientation.

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