Manager, Capital Projects

Kwantlen Polytechnic University


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This role reports to the Director, Project Services. Reporting directly to this position are the Facilities Interior Designers.

The Manager, Capital Projects, under the general direction of the Director, Project Services, is responsible for the design, specification, tender, award and oversight of approved capital projects for Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). This is a capital project planning, development, and management function involving technical, contractual, planning, supervisory, and financial activities in support of capital project delivery. The work involves applying project planning and development and technical knowledge to new construction, renovation and major maintenance projects to meet the needs of KPU user groups.

The Manager, Capital Projects develops the scope of work, reviews fee proposals, co-ordinates activities of architects, consultants, contractors, and liaises with University personnel. The Manager, Capital Projects exercises considerable independence of judgment and action in order to maintain project budgets and schedules for several projects simultaneously.




  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Engineering, Planning or Architecture);
  • A minimum of five years of related experience, including at least two years of managerial/leadership experience;
  • Professional certification such as PMP, FMA, CFM, PEng, MCIP, MAIBC, or AScTT;
  • Experience in project management in a post-secondary environment is desirable but not essential;
  • Or a combination of education, training, and experience.




  • Knowledge and understanding of the LEED rating system, principles and practices are desirable
  • Exceptional ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, University employees, consultants and contractors.
  • Must be self-directed with a high degree of initiative and confidentiality as well as function as a team player, including flexibility of taskings within the Facilities Department.
  • General knowledge of construction contract law, CCDC documents, CCAC documents, public tendering practicing including use of BC Bid, bonding and surety, bid depository rules and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of project scheduling and coordination.
  • Thorough knowledge of current building technology for architectural, mechanical, electrical and structural disciplines.
  • Thorough knowledge of materials and methods used in building construction.
  • Considerable knowledge of contracting practices and sub-trade management.
  • Extensive knowledge of building systems.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to recognize errors, deficiencies and faulty workmanship of designers and contractors.
  • Ability to develop, implement and maintain detailed schedules.
  • Ability to effectively utilize computers including word processing, spreadsheets, databases such as MSWord, Excel, CAD/CAFM and Microsoft Project.
  • Ability to provide technical information and advice in matters relating to major projects.
  • Ability to travel between campuses is required. Travel around the lower mainland region may be required.

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Please note, this position is only until March 31, 2025 (temporary contract)

*Salary Information
The above compensation range is the span between the minimum and maximum base salary for a position.  Typically, initial salary placement is approximately halfway between the minimum and the maximum.  This represents an employee that possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience for the position.  In the normal course, employees will be hired, transferred or promoted between the minimum and approximately halfway of the salary range for a job with consideration given to internal equity.  

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  • Recognized as one of B.C.'s Top Employers  
  • KPU is committed to actively fostering an equitable and inclusive working environment
  • Competitive compensation  
  • Hybrid environment, flexible work around core hours
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan - College
  • Extended Medical, Dental, Healthcare Spending Account, Sick Leave, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Optional Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Emergency Travel Assistance, Employee and Family Assistance Program, Teledoc
  • Professional Development Days: up to 10 days paid per year
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up
  • Generous vacation package
  • Campus work environment, cafeteria, outdoor sitting areas and nearby walking trails
  • Campus athletic and fitness centers with a variety of instructor-led classes
  • Tuition waiver program – eligible to waive tuition costs of courses at KPU equivalent to 3 credits per semester
  • Inhouse training and development
  • Networking and social events such as KPU Day, Holiday Social etc.
  • Intercampus shuttle
  • Access to automotive, horticulture, brewery and other programs’ services
  • Clubs: Jeopardy, Toastmasters, E-sports, Ted Talks etc.
  • Library and Bookstore (discounts)    

**Some slight differences for temporary roles

Note to Applicants:

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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