Procurement Manager, Capital Projects

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Procurement Manager, Capital Projects

Date Posted: 06/07/2021
Req ID: 4292
Faculty/Division: Capital Projects
Department: Project Management
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The University of Toronto is a trailblazer not only in academia and research but also in ensuring operational excellence. U of T’s Capital Projects Group works diligently to execute projects within a framework of fairness and ethical practices. On an annual basis we deliver over $1B in total project costs comprised of projects of varying values, scope, types and complexities.

Your opportunity:

The University’s capital projects over the next several years will continue to grow and add additional large, complex and high profile buildings as well as renovation projects of existing significant buildings. Procuring vendors to execute these projects is a critical part of successful delivery. This position oversees all capital project procurement on St. George campus as well as large projects on Mississauga and Scarborough campuses. This position is also responsible for the management of our pre-qualified contractors list and is heavily engaged in tendering, RFSQ and RFP processes.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the open competitive procurement process including, tendering, evaluating, and contract management
  • Planning and overseeing the settlement of contract terms and the finalization of awards
  • Interpreting open competitive bid regulations and related frameworks to ensure adherence to applicable University policies
  • Identifying and evaluating Vendors of Record
  • Determining the required procurement process based on needs
  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance
  • Analyzing data and trends to recommend strategic sourcing
  • Serving as a resource on specific issues to a group of specialists

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree plus Professional Designation or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • 6-7 years related procurement experience in a leading role with demonstrated responsibility for procurement of various construction delivery methods preferably in a public sector environment.
  • Experience with different construction delivery methods such as lump sum tendering, design-build, construction management and IPD.
  • Experience with Biddingo, Merx or other e-tendering systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with implementing Process improvements and automation where needed.
  • Knowledge of public tendering practices, bid proposal evaluation and contract management.
  • Conversant with government regulations affecting public procurement, rules and obligations of trade agreements, Ontario BPS Procurement Directive and funding agency standards as they apply to a research intensive university.
  • Demonstrated risk and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in data management and analytics, competency in basic statistics, and advanced skill in spreadsheet and database management computer applications.
  • High degree of ethical problem-solving combined with the ability to adapt, interpret and respond when dealing with ambiguity.
  • Thorough understanding of legal contract concepts related to construction, goods and services.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Understanding of University policies and procedures.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable
  • Organized
  • Possess a positive attitude
  • Problem solver
  • Resourceful
  • Tactful

Closing Date: 07/05/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 16 -- $89,529 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $114,493. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Finance/Budget/Planning/Audit

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 9/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time