Project Lead, Capital Initiatives

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Toronto Parking Authority

POSITION SUMMARY

The Growth & Strategy department supports TPA in managing stakeholder relationships and engagement in support of its operational partners to deliver planned capital projects. This includes construction-related activities such as repairs, modernization and opening of new Green P parking facilities. Reporting to the Associate Director, Planning and Policy and working closely with the Parking Infrastructure and Asset Management team, this role is responsible for planning and securing required approvals, stakeholder engagement and coordination, commercial agreements (licences, MOUs, etc.), and preparing various documents, communications, and reports.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Stakeholder & Partnership Engagement Leads the development of commercial and other legal agreements with stakeholders and third parties to enable the delivery of capital projects.
In partnership with operational staff, acts as the Growth & Strategy department’s lead to support the delivery of capital projects, through engagement of stakeholders, as assigned.
Represents the TPA as required for securing required intergovernmental approvals for the delivery of assigned capital projects.
Obtains input and requirements from other TPA departments, external vendors and City divisions for the delivery of assigned capital projects.
Plans and conducts outreach, engagement and communication with relevant parties (including local stakeholders) to inform of capital projects.
Monitors the delivery of capital projects through regular meetings, collaboration and coordination with the Parking Infrastructure and Asset Management team, ensuring compliance with agreement documents and approvals.
Maintains working relationships with other City divisions to ensure effective partnerships within the City of Toronto.
Capital Oversight Participates in the public tender process for consultants, contractors and other external resources for assigned capital projects.
Sources Requests for Quotes for the services and resources that are necessary to successfully implement assigned capital projects.
Participates in reviews to ensure compliance with technical directives.
Maintains an awareness of other capital projects occurring in the City and ensures that there are no capital coordination conflicts.
Conducts field work and site visits to monitor projects, as required.
Assists with developing training materials and manuals that include processes and procedures related to the design and construction of capital projects.
Financial Analysis & Reporting Prepares and evaluates financial pro formas to advance TPA capital activities.
Prepares project costs estimates and participates in the preparation of the annual budget.
Assists in the preparation of the annual capital budget and the annual forecasts of revenues and cars parked at TPA facilities.
Ensures that TPA Planning databases are complete and up to date.
Establish metrics to monitor and evaluate performance, including reporting of benchmarks and KPIs.
Performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with department objectives.



QUALIFICATIONS: Post-Secondary education in a related discipline including Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, Architectural or Engineering Sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 5 years of related experience in supporting capital projects, including facilitating planning approvals, undertaking contract administration, or related experience.
Excellent public relations, stakeholder management and presentation skills and able to effectively deal with other staff, members of Council, developers, agencies and the public.
Experience interpreting legal agreements, including real estate transactions and construction contracts.
Experience reading and interpreting plans of survey and architectural drawings.
Understanding of land-use zoning by-laws, regulations and policies governing parking operations.
Knowledge of financial pro forma preparation as it applies to capital investment decisions.
Time management skills, organizational skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team, are essential to this position.
Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to identify concerns, gauge gaps and recommend an optimal approach.
Ability and experience in managing multiple, complex projects with competing priorities.
Customer-centric approach.
Strong commitment to the organization’s Core Values and cultural change.
Strong knowledge of all MS Office software programs and demonstrated ability to learn and understand other computer software applications including business intelligence (PowerBI).
Sound knowledge of procurement processes and contract management.
Internal candidates: No new or reclassified employee with less than one (1) year’s continuous on the job service may apply.
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