University of Waterloo

Senior Construction Coordinator

Requisition ID 2024-12085
Department
Plant Operations
Employment Type
Permanent
Time Type
Full-Time
Hiring Range
$64,375 - $80,468
Job Category
Other
Job Location : Location
CA-ON-Waterloo

Overview

The Senior Construction Coordinator will be responsible for the provision of contract administration, co-ordination and field review of projects under construction or installation across the University’s campus, facilities and infrastructure. These projects will include construction of alterations, renovations, replacement, upgrading and small additions to existing buildings, structures, roads, walkways, signs and landscaping contributing towards providing a safe and accessible, invitingly clean and comfortable, functionally-enriched and well-maintained campus environment through service excellence.

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning

  • Assists with and supports the department’s strategic planning efforts addressing stewardship responsibilities and long-term sustainability of the University’s campus, facilities and infrastructure and maximizing opportunities for efficient delivery of campus services and optimal investments in University-wide infrastructure

Operations

  • Acts as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing contract administration and ensuring that contracted work is performed in accordance with the drawings and specifications, good workmanship standards and meets the University’s requirements
  • Participate in the design process by attending design meetings when required and provide input for larger projects
  • Organize the site visits in co-operation with the project leader, assist in the preparation of the bidder’s lists and comment on tender results
  • The position has a direct influence on the safety, quality of construction and value received as well as ensuring minimal disruption to the teaching and research activity
    • Arranges contractor access (keys, parking etc.)
    • Reservation /scheduling space to permit the work to take place
    • Verifying site conditions prior to work commencing by the contractor
    • Field review of work to ensure that the project is on schedule and in accordance with the plans and specifications
    • Coordination of both external contractors and internal University forces e.g. tie-ins to mechanical and electrical systems
    • Provides clear and concise direction to the contractor and communicates clearly and timely the status of the project to affected parties
    • Anticipating and resolving problems due to site conditions
    • Evaluation and recommendation of change orders
    • Certifying labour on time and material projects
    • Verifying that contractors invoices align with the work completed
    • Preparation of certificates of payment
    • Ensures that all documentation (notice to Ministry of Labour, bonds, insurance, permits, “as-built” drawings etc. are submitted in a timely manner
    • Provides back-up to other Construction Coordinators during vacation and other absences
    • Input time in the electronic time reporting system on a daily basis and keep time sheets and project tracking software up to date
  • Assist with planning activities, short and long-term campus and facilities planning to support the departments’ strategic and operational direction

Other

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned and supports departmental activities

Qualifications

  • Completion of a 2 year community college program in architectural, construction, electrical or mechanical technology
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered
  • 8 years of related experience required
  • Knowledge of local building codes and regulations, standards, and building structures
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables and to monitor project tasks
  • Strong analytic, oral, and written communication skills
  • Experience in institutional projects is preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a deep commitment to customer service, proven innovative approach to problem solving and an aptitude towards service excellence and responsiveness
  • Intermediate in the following programs: AutoCAD, MS Word, Excel, Access

Equity Statement

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.

 

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

 

Positions are open to qualified candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada. 

 

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwaterloo.ca  or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.

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