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Manager – Capital Planning & Projects

Raymond Chabot Ressources Humaines inc.

This is a Contract position in Sherbrooke, QC posted September 15, 2022.

Bishop’s University

Bishop’s University is an undergraduate university founded in 1843 as Bishop’s College. Its main goal is to provide students with quality education in the fields of fine arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business and education. Bishop’s University is located in the bilingual community of Lennoxville, a suburb of Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Bishop’s University’s 550-acre campus offers breathtaking views and an atmosphere of rare charm and beauty. It comprises 25 buildings, including seven residences, two libraries, two theatres, exceptional classrooms, laboratories, a sports and recreation centre that includes three gymnasiums and an 800-seat arena, a historic chapel, a music recital room, and a daycare centre. The campus is also home to a duck pond and wildlife refuge, ten tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, cross-country ski trails, and the oldest nine-hole golf course in Canada.

By choosing Bishop’s University, you also choose a region worth living in. Advantages are numerous and the location is ideal, about an hour and a half away from Montreal and 40 minutes from the US border. The region provides a high quality of life and many recreational opportunities.

Bishop’s University is now seeking a Manager – Capital Planning & Projects that will be responsible for all aspects of Bishop’s University’s buildings and grounds capital projects and to supervise their completion. The incumbent will plan and supervise the different aspects related to the management of the internal project management team, external professionals and contractors, internal and external coordination with stakeholders, and different government authorities.

Your role at Bishop’s University

Reporting to the Vice-Principal Finance and Administration, you will be responsible for the short, medium, and long-term planning of the buildings and grounds capital projects. You will play a lead role regarding existing and potential capital projects. More precisely, you will:

  • Develop projects, prepare and track budgets associated with the execution of proposed projects;
  • Supervise the project management team;
  • Collaborate with internal project management teams, external professionals, contractors, and different government authorities;
  • Ensure adequate supervisions and monitoring of construction sites throughout projects with the goal of minimizing any possible hindrances during construction;
  • Ensure a high focus on health and safety as well as the working conditions on worksites, while minimizing the impact to members of the University community;
  • Identify and communicate risk factors and parameters susceptible to influence the programming, budget and deadline of projects.

Your profile

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline;
  • Member of the Ordre des architectes or the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of similar and pertinent experience, including facility planning and project management theories and principles;
  • Experience in project documentation management;
  • Fluent knowledge of English and French;
  • PMP certification or Master’s Degree in Project Management considered an asset.


  • Strong financial acumen and budget planning skills, including knowledge of financial planning techniques and tools such as budget forecasting and variance analysis specific to project management;
  • Technical knowledge of facility functional programming, facility planning, technical standards for building and design, preferably in a public institutions setting.

 The benefits of being part of the team 

  • Access to a comprehensive insurance program;
  • Access to an employer-contributed pension program;
  • Four weeks’ vacation (pro-rated) upon hire and two additional weeks during the Christmas holidays;
  • Discounts at the sports centre and golf club for employees and their family;
  • Tuition allowance for employees, their spouses and their dependants;
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP);
  • Access to the Health Clinic on campus;
  • Flexible 35-hour-per-week schedule.

Do you stand out for your strong risk and change management skills? Are you known for your leadership skills and have a high degree of adaptability and autonomy? We want to meet you!

 If you are up for the challenge, send your resume to:

Mrs. Sophie Blanchette, M. Sc., Counselor
Raymond Chabot Ressources Humaines inc.
819-822-4004, option 1, ext. 5880

We respect the principle of employment equality.


Salary: 82700.00-103300.00