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George Brown College

Manager, Development & Capital Projects


St. James CampusREQ 91-1498118

Job Description

Selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2015!

Manager, Development & Capital Projects

Corporate Services

200 King Street E.

Toronto, ON

STATUS: Probationary

EFFECTIVE DATE: ASAP                                                                                               

SALARY: $84,583 - $112,778 per year

BAND: 12

Competition: REQ 91 

Bring your development and capital planning expertise to an innovative and award winning College!


Focused on delivering exceptional post-secondary educational experiences, George Brown takes pride in its modern learning facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that simulate what students will experience in the working world. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto with its vibrant and diverse communities, our facilities portfolio of three main campuses and a student residence, continue to expand. We are looking for an expert in development and capital projects to join our team to partner with key stakeholders to identify and prioritize facilities development and capital planning solutions and opportunities for the College. 


Reporting to the Director, Facilities Planning and Management, this position is accountable for the design and execution of capital projects across the College ensuring compliance to all applicable building codes, construction standards, quality benchmarks, and health and safety regulations, while delivering projects within capital funding constraints. The Manager, Development and Capital Projects is responsible for the overall planning, scheduling, resource allocation, project accounting and controls for renovation and construction projects across the College. 


The Manager’s responsibilities will span a broad spectrum, covering areas of project management such as Project Planning, Cost Management, Time Management, Quality and Risk Management, Contract Administration, and Safety.  This role will be responsible for managing an internal team as well as overseeing external facility development contractors and consultants working within the College.  This role will champion the BPS process as it relates to construction and consultative services on behalf of the College.  This role will work collaboratively with the Manager, Facility Planning to ensure a seamless end-to-end delivery of exemplary College facilities for students, faculty, administration and community stakeholders.


The Manager will provide operational management of the capital project function and team, while engaging with divisional management teams to understand and validate project design requirements and implement renovation/construction projects within required constraints. The Manager will support program delivery, achievement of the enrolment plan, growth of student and staff satisfaction, and facilitating operational transformation while maximizing the effectiveness of available resources, guided by the College’s strategic plan. The Manager is a partner to the divisional leaders and their management teams, fostering collaborative relationships and ensuring community understanding of, and support for, the evolving facilities development plan and projects.



  • Undergraduate degree in business, architecture or engineering from a recognized post-secondary institution with professional designation as an Architect or Engineer is required. PMP certification would be an asset.

  • Minimum of 9 years’ experience in senior level management positions specializing in capital planning, construction management, and/or project management in a complex multi-site organization. Experience working in an educational or similar setting would be an asset.  

  • Directly related experience in construction management of large institutional facilities, including responsibility for developing budgets, project plans and delivering projects within budget and timeframes is required.

  • Expert knowledge of facilities planning, design and construction processes, building code and health and safety regulations for construction sites.

  • Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office software, including Excel and MS Project. 

  • Knowledge of user engagement, consultation and needs facilitation processes to assist with project design, combined with expert knowledge of the project management life cycle process to manage multiple, multifaceted projects. 

  • Experience reading/interpreting large, complex facilities drawings, and specifications.

  • Customer service skills to interact with College executives and divisional leaders and demonstrated ability to build exceptional relationships. 

  • Ability to demonstrate leadership in a unionized environment with diverse student and staff population. 


The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents.  Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews. 

Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.




  • Ability to enroll in courses through Continuing Education for a minimum administrative fee.

  • Active in the community we live in! Many community partnerships.

  • Full Time Employee Benefits, Pension, Tuition and Family Tuition Reimbursement Program.

  • Active in the community we live in! Many community partnerships.



George Brown College is woven into the economic, educational and social fabric of Toronto. No other post-secondary educational institute is as closely tied to this city and so clearly recognizes the knowledge and skills that the Toronto area will need for continued prosperity. The College works with business, government and the community to identify the key sectors that will drive Toronto's economic growth and social development. The student body reflects the cultural richness and diversity of the city. The men and women who graduate from George Brown are the future of Toronto.


George Brown College, founded in 1967, has 24,889 full-time and 36,000 part-time students. The College offers more than 148 full-time programs, with a diverse range of accreditation from certificates to diplomas to Bachelor degrees; and in excess of 1600 continuing education credit courses.


For more information on George Brown College, please visit our website at




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George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.

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George Brown College
Posting Date: 10-Feb-2017Construction/Trade Permanent, Full-Time $84,583 - $112,778/yr 1 ASAP
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