Construction Portfolio Manager

Administrative/Professional Burnaby, BC


Position at Corporate Office, Burnaby


Job Type: Full-time


Who We Are

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is the largest and most diversified gaming company in Canada. Operating in British Columbia, Edmonton and Ontario, Gateway has over 6,100 employees and operates 26 gaming properties with 286 tables, over 9,800 slots, 57 restaurants and bars and 272 hotel rooms. As the selected service provider in Northern Ontario, Gateway will undertake two new planned builds in North Bay and Kenora.  Gateway is undertaking an ambitious growth strategy to dramatically improve the customer experience and attract new customers. This includes the development of proprietary casino and food and beverage brands like Match Eatery & Public House and Atlas Steak + Fish. This year Gateway is celebrating 25 years in the business of gaming and entertainment in Canada.


Why Work For Us

Gateway celebrates and empowers those employees who made it all possible. A career at Gateway means great people, a great atmosphere and career advancement opportunities across our 26 locations. Our employees thrive with ongoing training and leadership programs for all while working in an engaging and fun environment. Join us today! 


The Position

This position leads the Project Coordination and Management teams through the delivery of property development projects and is responsible for all aspects of the construction components of all Property Development projects. The role will also work with Property Development Project Planning and Design, internal stakeholders and project stakeholders to ensure project construction is executed in a timely and efficient manner while maintaining feasibility, integrity of design and costing of projects; delivering projects on time, on budget, as promised.


Primary responsibilities will include the development, implementation and monitoring of construction schedules, budgets/cost estimates and risk assessments.  Specific tasks will include the oversight of a streamlined Development Permit and Building Permits process, issuances of RFPs and Contracts to General Contractors, Construction Managers, Consultants, Vendors and Subcontractors.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of construction schedules, budget/cost estimates and risk assessments.
  • Responsible, with the collaboration of the Property Development Project Teams, for preparing and/or reviewing scopes of work, project plans and project charters and ensuring all construction related activities are properly represented.
  • Responsible for interviewing, selecting and managing General Contractors/Construction Managers for all projects.
  • Oversees the submission and issuance process for development and building permits
  • Ensures projects are completed in full compliance with regional building codes or guidelines, and all health and safety regulations are followed.
  • Provides construction direction and oversight to the Property Development Project Teams.                                                                
  • Establishes a project charter for each approved project, defining the projects goals, objectives, risks, assumptions, staffing levels, roles and responsibilities, milestones, and deliverables.
  • Manages project activities throughout their lifecycles, including the allocation of adequate resources, scheduling, documentation, budget, and other factors necessary for success.
  • Plans all project timelines, milestones, and deliverables, using the appropriate communication tools and project management methods.
  • Organizes project teams into suitable workgroups and guides the teams throughout their efforts to produce deliverables according to specification.
  • Provides supervision, leadership and mentoring of department staff including delegation and ongoing performance feedback and support.
  • Establishes and delivers mechanisms for tracking project progress and reporting to stakeholders via a formal communications plan.
  • Conducts stakeholder meetings and forums in order to solicit feedback, input, and expectations; incorporates these into project plans.
  • Assists the VP, Property Development in providing senior leadership with accurate and relevant data on project progress.
  • Tracks all project costs to ensure completion within budget; submits requests for additional funding where necessary.
  • Closely monitors the efforts and billing of third-party workers, such as consultants, contractors, and other specialists.
  • Reviews and ensures accuracy of all project invoicing.
  • Identifies and resolves conflicts within project teams and associate work; creates contingency plans to mitigate risk.
  • Reviews and comments on shop drawings in collaboration with consultants.


What You’ll Require

  • Engineering, Construction Management and/or Architectural degree, diploma or equivalent
  • 7-10 years’ experience with large scale development and construction projects and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • On site practice construction experience
  • Big picture perspective with close attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team orientation with flexibility and resilience in dealing with a variety of different personality types
  • Ability to liaise with approving authorities, direct design teams and supervise contractors
  • Proficiency with email, Word, Excel, Web browsers and Project Management software.
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively negotiate, influence and problem solve
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment


What Is Next

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