Job Details

Construction Manager

Construction Manager
Accepting BioReady
Full Time

STEMCELL Technologies

not disclosed
British Columbia
Date Posted
17/09/2018 - 10:00
Closing Date
17/10/2018 - 10:00
Job Description

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

Job Description Summary

The Construction Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing a variety of construction projects, from pre-construction and project set-up to closeout and delivering the projects successfully to completion, within the Facilities department working with the assigned team(s) at STEMCELL. The scope of projects will include varying requests, tenant improvements, lab and manufacturing renovations, and large site developments, including budgeting, organization of project tasks, implementation and scheduling of the projects. This role ensures the utmost importance and promotion of quality, safety, cost-effectiveness and timeliness of the construction project deliverables.

Education & Qualifications: 
  • Degree in construction management, architecture, engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of successful construction management experience, with deep knowledge of all facets of the construction process.
  • Experience with construction project management of varying scale from pre-construction, project set-up and closeout.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction management processes, means and methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory, cleanroom and GMP Facility Design is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with pharmaceutical commissioning, qualification and validation is strongly preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards.
  • Expert knowledge in commissioning building systems utilities, HVAC, and complex BMS controls.
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiating, coordinating and directing work of subcontractors, and in developing strong working relationships with general contractor personnel, subcontractors, inspectors, and other related parties.
  • Ability to anticipate, plan and see the “big picture” in project scope, scheduling and resource planning.
  • Ability to effectively deal with change management, resolve conflicts and execute on crisis management.
  • Demonstrated experience with stakeholder engagement and stakeholder management. Proven track record in collaborating within a project environment.
  • Proven leadership and communications skills to manage and direct a construction project team including contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills during change initiatives.
  • Attention to detail combined with the ability to execute at a high level with significant independence.
  • Highly flexible, good tolerance for ambiguity and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities.
  • Confident, results-oriented.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee and direct construction projects through all phases of design, procurement permitting, construction and CQV activities.
  • Conduct in-depth reviews of the construction projects to accurately schedule deliverables and estimate costs.
  • Ensure assigned projects are completed within budgets and schedules while meeting business objectives, as well as design and construction guidelines.
  • Contribute in selecting and managing the Construction Management Firm / General Contractor and act as the primary point of contact for construction activities.
  • Oversee all onsite and offsite construction activities to monitor compliance of building and safety regulations.
  • Coordinate and direct construction workers and subcontractors on smaller projects that may not require a CM/GC; ensure the expected performance expectations and service delivery are met.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, architects, engineers, and other construction specialists to ensure the design and construction deliverables comply with the project drivers.
  • Effectively employ escalation and resolution management as required.
  • Review the work progress on a daily basis and take corrective action as required to ensure the project progress remains on track, on time and on budget. Analyze, manage and mitigate any foreseeable risks.
  • Proactively plan ahead to prevent problems and immediately resolve any emerging ones; identify and evaluate alternative solutions to best meet project goals.
  • Work with stakeholders to draft Request for Proposals (RFPs), evaluate proposals, negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts and obtain permits and licenses.
  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques across the project team.
  • Evaluate and report on the construction project KPIs and results; prepare and present project status updates suitable for an Executive audience.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Other Information: 

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.  If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding position, please visit our website at apply.