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Senior Director, Major Capital Projects


Senior Director, Major Capital Projects

PHSA Corporate

Vancouver, BC

This position will work on the Richmond Redevelopment Project: A 10 year project, approved by the Ministry of Health, at a cost of $1.95B. It will see the addition of a brand new 9 story acute patient care tower with a state of the art Emergency Department, ICU, Medical Imaging and increased bed capacity. Do you have what it takes to take part of this ambitious project? Join our team now!

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of PHSA safety, including both patient and employee safety, is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA’s Agencies/Divisions/Services, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. This specific role will be dedicated to the Richmond Hospital Redevelopment.

Reporting to the PDHIS Chief Regional Digital Solutions the Senior Director is accountable to lead   capital planning processes and to provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of a variety of major capital projects in order to achieve successful outcomes in support of strategics plan and PHSA’s mandate. Leadership for large capital projects includes direction for the planning, procurement, implementation, evaluation, design development, commissioning and transition into new or renovated facilities. Scope includes feasibility studies, concept plans, business plans, clinical and operational planning, change management, procurement, facilities design, construction, commissioning and evaluation as they relate to Digital Health solutions and infrastructure.

Provides strategic leadership, guidance and oversight of assigned projects throughout all project phases. Develops, and implements capital and operating budgets including authorization, control and reporting of expenditures to ensure efficient utilization of financial resources. Ensures appropriate time, quality and cost monitoring systems/measurements are implemented; reporting criteria and processes developed and implemented including the effective compliance monitoring of schedule, budget, quality, and safety against contract requirements. Liaises and collaborates with key stakeholders at all levels, as well as externally with regional Health Authorities to consult, negotiate and ensure commitment to advancement of organizational priorities and project goals. The Senior Director plans, allocates and manages the physicial, human, and financial resources for their Digital Health portfolio.

What you’ll do

  • Provides leadership and support to allow team to problem-solve and work within a Leads the development of major capital plans; consults with the Executive Director and other senior leaders to identify priorities; evaluates new initiatives and business development and partnership opportunities; and drafts and reviews business cases, budget proposals and project charters and plans. Partners with various internal & external stakeholders including clinical and operational leaders, Corporate Services, and regional health authorities throughout the project lifecycle as required. Negotiates problem definition, goals, outcomes and overall approaches to develop scope, resource requirements (i.e. financial, people and time) as well as approaches for initiatives design and staging that directly impacts the business case submission process and implementation with political sensitivities and/or high complexity. Translates and implements organizational requirements and needs within the framework of an integrated project delivery model
  • Champions the various strategic planning, strategy deployment, and project management methodologies to contribute to the development of a learning organization and a culture of quality.
  • Oversees the digital health solutions and infrastructure strategic and conceptual planning, design, implementation and closeout of major redevelopment and expansion projects by working with internal and external stakeholders, consultants and leaders regarding project plans, budgets, scope, progress, status and deliverables; provides assistance to assigned staff to ensure that project goals and deliverables are met; implements corrective actions, as required. Ensures the digital health solutions and infrastructure facilities are planned, designed and constructed to meet clinical outcomes and align to the latest standards and best practices in health facility design, project delivery, and environmental sustainability. Integrates and coordinates activities related to/impacting the development and deliveryof project construction; ensures a comprehensive approach is taken to successfully transition from project construction and delivery to operations and maintenance.
  • Develops, documents, and communicates project/initiatives feasibility to Executive Sponsors. Refines, updates, and communicates changes to ensure Executive Director or Executive Sponsor are aware of scope of change and resources required to achieve desired outcomes. Partners with Communications on developing the communication plan and creating messaging. Communicates project status through a regular reporting process.
  • Develops effective processes to assess project risks, identifies risk mitigation strategies and monitors risk throughout the life cycle of projects; oversees risk management initiatives to ensure proper risk control of assigned projects; ensures that contracts are developed and maintained according to health authority and provincial standards for all procurements; ensures that projects are planned, designed and built to meet clinical outcomes and align with the latest standards regarding energy conservation, carbon footprint reduction and LEED certification.
  • Provides leadership and support to staff, including supervisory guidance and work direction. Maintains full accountability for all personnel including hiring, termination, and discipline. Encourages team to problem solve and work within a collaborative, integrated and cross-discipline project delivery model.
  • Oversees the assignment of work and builds the capabilities of the team to enhance the organization’s ability to achieve project objectives. Sets performance targets and expectations for team members to ensure objectives are met; measures, monitors, and manages overall performance. Evaluates individual and team performance in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders, sponsors, and peers. Identifies issues and develops strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the team and individuals to ensure the department continues to meet organizational needs.

What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a related Master’s Degree in business or health care administration plus a minimum of ten (10) years’ of related experience including six (6) years in a senior management role leading major capital projects and change initiatives in large organizations. PMP and PROSCI certification are both considered assets.
  • Leadership competencies required as outlined in the PHSA LEADS Framework. Leadership capabilities in the areas of leading self, engaging others, achieving results, developing coalitions, and system transformation are essential.
  • Demonstrated experience working through and knowledge of, the capital planning process, evaluation and implementation. Demonstrated ability to define, direct, and strategically manage the portfolio of projects. Proven success as a project manager and broad knowledge of project management principles, methodologies, and tools and practices. Proven ability to build and sustain mutually beneficial working relationships. Ability to interact tactfully and effectively with staff at all organizational levels both internally and externally to C&W and PHSA. Proven ability to negotiate, influence and mediate resolutions to complex situations. Broad knowledge of the capital procurement process. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and excellent time management skills. Demonstrated ability to motivate, lead and to establish a course of action for self and others that is results-oriented. Ability to set and manage competing priorities through effective management and delegation skills. Ability to develop and analyze potential strategic scenarios /options, and identify gaps and opportunities. Proven ability to achieve, and to recognize the need for, alignment with the strategic direction of the organization. Demonstrated ability to provide strategic direction and to analyze and resolve problems resourcefully; and expert critical-thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills with a systems perspective. Effective fiscal and financial management skills.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents - including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study - and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Models and supports full team commitment to Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety including oversight and commitment to education strategy.
  • Collaborates with peers to ensure Indigenous-specific Anti-racism and ICSH are applied holistically through department as whole.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time

Salary Range: $128,298 - $184,428 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.
1333 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G9
Closing date: 
Applications accepted until position is filled
Hours of Work: 
0800-1600 (Monday to Friday)
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As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

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PHSA is committed to equity in our hiring and employment practices. With learning and compassion, we are addressing existing inequities and barriers throughout our systems. PHSA is seeking to create a diverse workforce and to establish an inclusive and culturally safe environment. We invite applications and enquiries from all people, particularly those belonging to the historically, systemically, and/or persistently marginalized groups identified under the B.C. Human Rights Code.

One of PHSA’s North Star priorities is to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism, which includes dismantling barriers to health care employment at every level. We welcome Indigenous individuals to apply and/or contact the Sanya'kula Team (Indigenous Recruitment & Employee Experience) for support at

Indigenous-specific anti-racism initiatives are rooted in addressing the unique forms of discrimination, historical and ongoing injustices, and marginalization faced by Indigenous peoples. These initiatives align with an Indigenous rights-based approach, recognizing the inherent rights and self-determination of Indigenous communities. PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

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