Director, Planning and Projects & Chief Project Officer

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Northern Health* is the healthcare provider for the northern two-thirds of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It serves over 300,000 people in an area of 600,000 square kilometers. The Authority operates over two dozen acute care facilities, 9 long-term care facilities for seniors, and community and public health services including addictions and mental health treatment facilities and Primary. Northern Health employs over 7,000 people and has received recognition as one of the top 100 Employers in British Columbia.

*In accordance with the Provincial Health Officer’s COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate, Northern Health requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Reporting to the Regional Director, Capital Planning & Support Services, the Director, Planning and Projects & Chief Project Officer (the Director) is responsible for the planning, management, and implementation of capital development projects as assigned, ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and that required outcomes are achieved. The Director leads projects from procurement to completion and is responsible for ensuring appropriate engagement with executive sponsors and for the development of a project plan that guides project work, including consultation and communication of project progress with key stakeholders.

In addition, the Director will work with Health Services Administrators, Project Steering/User Committees, and facilities maintenance staff to facilitate decision-making and ensure a coordinated approach to capital planning and budget allocations, and alignment with established processes and committee structures.

The ideal candidate has a strong process engineering and/or project/program background, with the proven ability to work effectively and positively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. Ideally, they will have collaborated on a wide range of projects within a highly complex healthcare or similar environment. The Director’s values encompass a strong belief in the concepts of process analysis and efficiencies, team & relationship building, innovation, communication, and stakeholder collaboration in the development of all planning, design, and construction processes. Possessing the requisite qualifications, the incumbent will be tactful, a superb listener, a proven team builder, and will bring a high degree of credibility to the role.

If this is the next step in your professional career, please submit your application.