Assistant Project Manager (MT0447, LOG1E, GR03)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Project Manager, Project Management of Facilities Development and Ancillary Services, the incumbent provides on-site co-ordination of construction projects for the University. The incumbent assures that the regular activities of the University take precedence and are not disrupted by the contractor. Schedules the work with the contractor to assure that work can be performed efficiently and productively. The incumbent provides liaison between the contractor and interested McGill constituencies such as the Fire Prevention Office, Network Communication Services, and McGill Security.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist project managers with project planning, management direction, project completion, client satisfaction, and financial outcome of assigned construction projects.
  • Perform and organize activities to support the daily operations of the unit by ensuring that functions are carried out in accordance with established goals and objectives.
  • Interface directly with trades personnel and suppliers, providing hands on site management for small renovation projects.
  • Assist in managing multiple small building renovation projects. Acts as a resource person and resolves problems.
  • Apply project management standards and tools in order to ensure delivering a quality product on time and on budget.
  • Support the project managers in supervision of the contractors and consultants on small renovation projects for McGill University. In charge of ensuring that work is performed according to established methods and procedures.
  • Establish and foster effective working relationships with contractors and consultants by identifying their needs and providing support in the delivery of services.
  • Establish schedule for renovation activities and work of contractors.
  • Assess and resolve problems when meeting with clients to finalize specifications. When needed inform supervisor and make recommendations.
  • Participate in creating reports related to project schedule, project budget and any other relevant information required by upper management.
  • Participate in project management meetings and monthly reviews.

Education and Experience:


Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of project management and understanding of project management methodology. Knowledge of current technology and building codes as it relates to institutional construction and renovation. Demonstrated initiative and organizational skills. Strong customer-service focus and ability to give direction and assistance to clients. Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a deadline-oriented environment. Strong ability to work in a PC environment. Excellent fluency in English and French, written and spoken.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Facilities Management and Ancillary Services:


McGill University, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services (HR), Area Personnel Office

1010 Sherbrooke Street West, 10th floor

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 2R7


(514) 398-5191

Email [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is July 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

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In order to maintain internal priority, McGill employees must apply within the delays specified in the MUNACA collective agreement for positions covered by the collective agreement or according to the personnel policies for positions covered by the personnel policies.

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Facilities Management and Ancillary Services
Project Management
Salary Range: 
(Grade 03) $50,330 - $62,910 (midpoint) - $75,490
Three (3) years
Reporting to: 
Associate Director
Reference no.: 
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