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Assistant Project Supervisor

  • 04 Nov 2016
  • 10 Nov 2016
  • Toronto District School Board

Assistant Project Supervisor

Ideally a Certified Engineering Technician or Technologist, you welcome this opportunity to bring your construction project management and supervisory skills to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Design, Construction and Maintenance team – in Toronto.

In this 1-year term position, reporting to the In-House Construction Administrator, you will be responsible for the supervision of district-wide Site Services and Playground construction projects, which will involve working closely with the Project Supervisor to ensure that established schedules and approved budgets are maintained. As an Assistant Project Supervisor, Site Services, you will also supervise and lead a multi-disciplinary team, and ensure that safety procedures are in place in accordance with engineering standards and building regulations.


  • As an Assistant Project Supervisor, you will:
  • Establish client requirements through meetings with Principals and Superintendents;
  • Liaise with Project Supervisors, Family Team Leaders, Maintenance Team Leaders and trade staff;
  • Ensure acceptable standards are developed, standardized and followed;
  • Optimize the use of allocated resources, including the planning, delivery and evaluation of services;
  • Administer the acquisition, distribution and use of resources;
  • Supervise the scheduling and completion of work, utilizing an SAP PS system and SAP PM work order management system;
  • Participate in interviews and make recommendations in the hiring of staff;
  • Prepare performance reviews and evaluations, provide solutions to enhance performance, and determine disciplinary action where appropriate;
  • Work closely with the Project Supervisor to resolve labour relations-related issues, in accordance with collective agreement provisions, policies and procedures, and in consultation with Employee Services;
  • Plan staffing needs and requirements to ensure acceptable service levels;
  • Maintain appropriate standards of service;
  • Promote continuous improvement in service delivery processes;
  • Ensure applicable work processes are documented and followed, and inspect work to ensure outcomes meet stated objectives;
  • Prepare and communicate construction project schedule reports to various stakeholders;
  • Attend, and participate in, meetings and establish networks for information sharing;
  • Negotiate service levels, resources and commitment;
  • Manage project budget, including the monitoring of expenditures, investigating variances and analyzing monthly expenditure reports;
  • • Promote safe work practices and ensure compliance with all applicable legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB);
  • Monitor and recommend training programs for staff;
  • Ensure licences are up to date for in-house staff;
  • Provide leadership in fostering equity and inclusiveness in the development and implementation of programs and services; and
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


  • To take on the role of Assistant Project Supervisor, you must have:
  • A three-year community college diploma in Architectural/Civil Engineering Technology with five (5) years of relevant experience within a large multi-site, multi-union environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Strong construction project management skills;
  • Experience evaluating construction documents and monitoring costs;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with others;
  • Conflict resolution and mediation skills;
  • Understanding and working knowledge of related policies, procedures and collective agreement provisions, government regulations, legislation and building codes;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with staff, stakeholders, outside contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and Union representatives;
  • Experience administering contracts with contractors;
  • Successful supervisory experience, including leadership, mentoring and team-building skills;
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills;
  • Proven ability in promoting equitable practices which value inclusiveness and diversity; and
  • Proficient computer skills, including spreadsheets, databases, word processing, work order management system (SAP PM), AutoCAD, email, and Internet.


  • Membership in the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

Salary range: $78,355 - $94,015 per year

This term position, located at the Oakburn Centre, 15 Oakburn Crescent (wheelchair accessible), involves regular travel across the TDSB, and requires access to a reliable vehicle for Board business; wearing safety equipment (e.g., safety shoes, hard hat) when visiting construction sites; and the availability to work on-call evenings and weekends to respond to issues and emergency situations.

Please submit a resume and cover letter, by 12:00 noon, November 10, 2016, quoting competition #SCH II-16-0270NTE in the subject line, to:


Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will not be acknowledged in writing.

We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the application process.

We are an equal opportunity employer and adhere to fair employment practices.

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