• Senior Project Manager, Covenant Care + Covenant Living

    Job Locations CA-AB-Edmonton
    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/10/2018 10:15 AM)
    Competition Number
    Department Name
    Close Date
    Facility Name
    Corporate Office, Edmonton
    Job Type
    Permanent, Full Time
    Out of Scope
    Hours Worked
    7.75 Hour Day shifts
    Shift Rotation
    10 shifts / 2 weeks (0800-1615)
    Who can Apply
    Open to the public
  • Job Description

    Covenant Care is a non-profit partner in Alberta’s integrated health system, serving residents of all faiths and backgrounds. We are committed to innovative approaches to provide a caring community for those who need supportive living, long term care, and hospice services.


    Covenant Care’s communities are Holy Cross Manor, St. Marguerite Manor, and St. Teresa Place in Calgary, Villa Marie in Red Deer, Saint Thomas Health centre in Edmonton, Foyer Lacombe in St. Albert, and Chateau Vitaline in Beaumont.


    Our Mission:

    "We are called to continue the healing ministry of Jesus by serving with compassion, upholding the sacredness of life in all stages, and caring for the whole person- body, mind and soul."


    Job Description

    Reporting to the Director of Capital Projects, the Senior Project Manager leads the planning and implementation of corporate-based initiatives. The position manages the scope and delivery of a range of complex, time critical capital projects ensuring the alignment, integration, and effective execution of design and construction planning with operational readiness planning; develops evaluation criteria for assessing project outcomes; and documents various stages of project development and implementation to ensure delivery of agreed outcomes. The Senior Project Manager plans projects in order to accomplish its goals within constraints such as time, cost and agreed quality standards and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.  The project outcomes will directly influence delivery, accessibility and quality of health services provided throughout Covenant Care and Covenant Living.


    The Senior Project Manager works closely with internal customers to secure their participation in and approval of, functional plans and architectural designs. The project Manager is required to administer contracts with external contacts to ensure project success within the organizations risk portfolio. 


    The Senior Project Manager advances the organization strategic plan in:

    • Utilizing and enhancing our information, infrastructure and financial resources to the fullest capacity.
    • Expanding Service and capacity in seniors by addressing gaps in the service delivery.
    • Designing, implementing and sharing high performing systems of care and service on integration innovation and evidence.


    Job Duties


    • Handles conflicts with contacts in a professional and diplomatic manner.
    • Adheres to accepted contract management practices for tracking progress and awarding payments.
    • Ensures timely and accurate accounting of project expenditures.
    • Ensures adherence to project budgets including construction, contingency, fixture, furniture and equipment and operational readiness budgets.
    • Obtains all relevant information for decision-making purposes and assesses the impacts of sensitive political/regional issues.
    • Ensures effective and timely communication with all project members, committees and key internal and external stakeholders.
    • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.
    • Ensures that construction practices follow applicable codes and standards.
    • Ensures project documents are complete, current and accessible.

    Project Management

    • Project plan development: all project plans are consistent and coherent documents.
    • Change management control: coordinates changes (Change Orders, PCN, etc.) across the entire projects.
    • Supports the performance of the Executive Sponsors of capital projects through strategic involvement in project committees, working groups and task teams.


    • Controls changes to projects scope.
    • Develops project documents, briefing notes and updates, tracks progress (Workfront), mitigates issues and escalates risks.
    • Acts as the Owner’s representative during all phases of new projects including attendance at design and site meetings and prepares timely responses to all involved parties.


    • Identifies the specific activities that must be performed to produce the various project deliverables.
    • Analyzes project activities to create and maintain project schedules.
    • Controls changes to the project schedule and mitigates delays.


    • Develops an estimate of the costs of the resources needed to complete project activities.
    • Allocates the overall cost estimates to individual work activities.


    • Identifies which quality standards are relevant to the project and determining how to satisfy them.
    • Monitors specific project results to determine if they comply with relevant quality standards and identifies ways to eliminate causes of unsatisfactory performance.

     Human Resources

    • Identifies, documents, assigns project roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships.
    • Team development: develops individual and group skills to enhance project performance.


    • Communications planning: determines the information and communications needs of the stakeholders.
    • Makes needed information available to project stakeholders in a timely manner.
    • Performance reporting: collects and circulates performance information (e.g. status reporting, progress measurement, forecasting, etc.).
    • Generates and circulates information to formalize phase and/or project completion.


    • Risk management planning: documents how to approach and plan the risk management activities for a project.
    • Performs qualitative analysis of risks and conditions to prioritize their effects on project objectives.
    • Risk response planning: develops procedures and techniques to enhance opportunities and reduce threats from risks to the project’s objectives.
    • Risk reduction plans: monitors residual risks, identifies new risks, executes risk reduction plans, and evaluates their effectiveness throughout the project life cycle.


    • Manages equipment tendering (RFP, RFQ) review and approval.



    • The Senior Project Manager operates both independently and within a team environment. As the organizations representative the Project Manager will be accountable to make appropriate decisions and to recognize which decisions require elevation. Resident based best practice criteria should always support design decisions.
    • The Senior Project Manager is expected to maintain full accountability for the portfolio of projects.
    • The Senior Project Manager develops recommendations based on investigation and analysis of issues.
    • The Senior Project Manager makes numerous recommendations concerning corporate initiatives, issues management, budget allocations, contract management, and stakeholder management. 



    • A Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in Engineering or related field, and extensive project management experience, preferably related to the planning, design, construction, and commissioning of health facilities is required.
    • Certification as a Project Manager/ Construction Administrator will be considered an asset; related project management credentials or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum ten (10) years progressively responsible experience related to planning and project management required.
    • Experience with major capital projects as well as health care facilities is strongly preferred.
    • Minimum three (3) years of experience in Health Care Projects is strongly preferred.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office and Project management software required.
    • Experience with building construction projects preferred.
    • Familiar with health care programs and general knowledge of basic medical terminology.
    • Candidate must possess, or the ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license) travel between Covenant Care and Covenant Living sites is required; driver’s abstract to be supplied annually)


    When Applying

    Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    All employees new to Covenant Care must provide a criminal records check, including vulnerable sector search.
    Covenant Care is committed to an inclusive work environment and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

    We thank you in advance for applying with Covenant Care.


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