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Manager, Project Controls - IVANHOE CAMBRIDGE INC., Calgary, AB, CANADA
2016-01-05 21:43:33
Unimaple Technology Ltd.
About Us

Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate industry leader, invests in high-quality properties and companies in select cities around the world. It does so prudently with a long-term view to optimize risk-adjusted returns.
Through subsidiaries and partnerships, Ivanhoé Cambridge has direct or indirect interests in over 160 million ft2 (up to 15 million m2) of office, retail and logistics properties as well as in more than 23,000 multiresidential units.
Ivanhoé Cambridge held more than Cdn$48 billion in total assets as at June 30, 2015. The Company is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers.

Job Description


Contract (approximately 36 months)

Specific accountabilities

Project Team Support:

  • Provide high level technical & project controls support to Senior Management on large scale retail mall projects;
  • Assist with contract documentation, purchase orders, and invoicing;
  • Attend scheduled project meetings with Consultants and Contractors;
  • Assist the Sr. Construction Managers and Sr. Director as required on management of site construction activities, administration of contracts, and ensuring company standards and goals are achieved;
  • Interface directly with Development Department D&C/TC group, Project Team’s Design and Construction, Accounting, Procurement/Contracts, Legal, Leasing, Operations, etc.;
  • Assist with management and coordination of the Ivanhoe Cambridge in-house requirements within each project (i.e. Operations, Leasing, Marketing, Specialty Leasing etc.).


Project Control Systems & Procedures:

  • Utilize Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS) required for project controls systems to produce effective multi-level project reporting;
  • Assist to develop, deliver and maintain project controls systems (schedule, cost, estimating, performance measurement, risks/exposures and document control);
  • Utilize Project Controls procedures and provide training for project team members.


Schedule Management:

  • Monitor design and construction contractor schedules;
  • Provide regular schedule analysis to Senior Management.


Cost Management:

  • Utilize cost tracking systems and protocols, and support Sr. D&C management in the forecast at completion (FAC) process;
  • Maintain project risk and exposures tracking systems;
  • Provide accurate change order summary reports to Senior Management.



  • Manage oversight of department procurement process activities (e.g. contract/PO templates, vendor selection and qualification, exception coordination, and contract administration);
  • Interface with legal department regarding use of contract and change management templates.


Risk Management:

  • Identify potential project risks & exposures (cost/schedule and track/report on progress to management until resolved.


Document Control:

  • Manage document controls for each project including file systems, drawings, specifications, shop drawings, change orders, and information requests;
  • Ensure all project documentation and approvals are in place as per Ivanhoe Cambridge’s Design and Construction policies and procedures for each project;
  • Obtain all close out documents, guarantees, warranties, and transfer to Property management at project completion.


Project Reporting:

  • Ensure consistent and accurate monthly construction team reviews and project reporting are completed for each project;
  • Monitor construction and verify progress billing reports to Senior Management;
  • Support the monthly assessment of project cost and schedule status, performance and risk assessment, and trend analysis;
  • Prepare special reports and studies as requested by the Senior Director of Construction and Tenant Coordination.


Key requirements
  • Undergraduate degree or technologist diploma in engineering or project management or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the construction industry, with at least 5 years in a project controls role;
  • Retail, commercial, office tower and mixed use construction experience is preferred;
  • Core Qualities: Excellent communication, work product accuracy, work ethic, and leadership skills. Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and work effectively in a team based consensus driven environment;
  • Ability to travel on a needed basis to the various Western Canadian based projects and potentially to meet with the D&C/TC central services senior management and project controls team, located in Toronto, to harmonize with process, procedures, tools, systems and best practices being utilized by the Development Department;
  • Proven ability to meet schedule and budgetary goals on large- scale, complex construction projects;
  • Working knowledge with industry standard project management, cost/ accounting and project control databases and systems;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access);
  • The position will be based in Calgary with travel to the project sites;
  • Fluency in English is required and would be a plus in French.


If you are interested in this challenge, please submit your resume.


You have everything to gain!

When you join the Ivanhoé Cambridge team, you are eligible for employment benefits and a pension plan that are among the best in the industry. Our many health and wellness programs encourage you to balance your work and personal lives and fulfil your desire for social involvement, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Ivanhoé Cambridge, you will have many opportunities to develop your skills and thrive professionally, in Canada or elsewhere in the world. Our initiatives aimed at creating an exceptional working environment that inspires our employees to give the best of themselves elevated Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2014 into the ranks of Canada’s 50 Best Employers, 100 Top Employers and 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.


(2016-01-31 08:47:27) Justin.Wang  Great

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