Technical Specialist, Project Management


Technical Specialist, Project Management

Defence Construction Canada
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posted: November 10th 2022
Deadline: November 30th, 2022

Defence Construction Canada (DCC) is proud to be recognized by  Forbes on their 2022 list of Canada’s Best Employers!

We are recruiting for a Technical Specialist, Project Management. This is a 24-month term position.

The Technical Specialist, Project Management, provides project management services to support the delivery of routine to moderately complex infrastructure and environmental projects. The incumbent acts as a technical specialist for the client-partners and may undertake research and conducts studies and assessments.

The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative but not all-inclusive:


  • Research, prepare and present documentation required for long-term projects (e.g. approvals, statements of work, projects charters, budgets, policies and procedures)
  • Complete project management from initiation to closure for infrastructure and environmental projects, including new construction, recapitalization and environmental assessment and remediation
  • Support client-partner project approval processes by facilitating decision making within client-partner organizations through the development of business case analysis, functional space programming and other documentation
  • Coordinate stakeholder communications to ensure timely decision making
  • Participate in procurement planning and prepare tender documents
  • Coordinate consultant activities
  • Act as the representative of the project director or project manager, within DCC delegated signing authority
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships within DCC, and with industry, the client-partners and/or stakeholders
  • Ensure quality standards are met, in line with corporate and client-partner expectations


  • Prepare monthly reports (e.g. internal, client-partner)
  • Support and/or lead business development activities
  • Manage risk
  • Other duties as assigned

General and specific knowledge:

  • Best practices, methods, trends and legislation in real property, environmental and construction services
  • Client-partner project management policies and procedures
  • Treasury Board Secretariat policies and procedures
  • Project and risk management principles

Formal education, certifications and experience:

  • Minimum: college diploma in mechanical engineering or related field with four years of relevant experience, or the equivalent
  • Preferred: university degree in one of the above fields and/or additional training in project management with experience building mechanical systems, HVAC and/or building control.


  • Use applicable computer software and operating systems
  • Apply project and risk management techniques

Development and leadership:

  • Provide functional direction and advice to employees and to client-partners
Additional Information

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Working Conditions:

  • Typical office environment with occasional travel
  • Some work may be located on construction sites; incumbent may occasionally be required to wear basic safety equipment

Historic Kingston - located on the St. Lawrence River, halfway between Ottawa and Toronto - has many of the features of much larger cities but a small-town atmosphere and lifestyle. Home to three post-secondary institutions (Queen’s University, Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College) and a lively arts scene, Kingston is regularly ranked among the top 10 places to live and work in Canada.

Contact Information
Defence Construction Canada
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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