Director, Capital Projects Delivery (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary

Enjoy the satisfaction of a rewarding leadership career with Interior Health in beautiful British Columbia. We are seeking a collaborative and knowledgeable leader to provide direction for the planning and delivery of capital projects prioritized by Interior Health and provide direction with the delivery of out of cycle projects.

Led by a forward-thinking leadership team focused on innovation and giving people room to grow, we are looking for people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live, work and play. As a top 100 BC Employer, we also offer one of the best benefits packages in Canada, including Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, a defined pension plan and paid vacation starting at 4 weeks to a maximum of 7 weeks annually. This position can be located in any of the beautiful communities within the Interior Health region.

About the Role

The Director, Capital Projects Delivery is responsible for the following:
• Leading capital project delivery and the capital project delivery team in alignment with organizational goals, strategies and key initiatives.
• Leading development of capital delivery plans for complex healthcare projects including advice and input for formal submissions with recommendations suitable for consideration by Senior Leadership, Board and Ministry of Health approvals.
• Providing leadership for delivery of capital projects regarding application of knowledge and expertise into design and construction for projects.
• Advising the planning and procurement strategies in alignment with organizational goals, strategies and key initiatives.
• Providing leadership to enable incorporation of evidence-informed construction concepts into the planning capital projects and designs in support of integrated service delivery and patient-focused team-based care.
• Leading relationship and conflict management on capital project delivery, including risk assessment, quality assurance and management of escalated issues.
• Ensuring contracts comply with legislative, regulatory and legal requirements.
• A key member of a strategic and high-functioning integrated team that effectively manages contracting strategy and creates and manages capital projects to meet the goals and objectives of the organizations, maintaining fair business practices, risk assessment and risk mitigation, maintaining master document control, and other components required in a center of contract excellence.
• Will also be responsible for working with other internal stakeholders in terms of educating clients about the construction process and requirements, drafting appropriate documents and maintaining sound internal and external relations with customers, senior Leadership and government.

Key Responsibilities

1. Representing the capital delivery team in relationships with Site Operations, ensuring the processes are in place for a successful continued operation during the construction period.

2. Provides leadership for development, management and monitoring for project operating and capital budgets, schedules and key indicator requirements. Develops clear accountability and communication channels relating to decision matrices. Resolving and escalates significant risks as required.

3. Oversee the development of negotiation and other best practice strategies to minimize maximize contract opportunities and minimize potential losses.

4. Leading the capital project delivery team, including recruitment, support, discipline and if necessary, termination of staff.

5. Provides oversight in the awarding of contracts and purchase orders including those of a confidential nature that may result in changes to existing staffing.

6. Manages and oversee planning and projects as requested from inception to completion while focusing on customer satisfaction, stakeholder engagement, quality, commissioning, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

7. Develops and monitors an annual budget including information about performance to budget, planning and adjusting deliverables to meet projected and annual targets, approving expenditures, and fiscal reporting.

8. Monitors new developments, trends and legislation/regulation that might affect the procurement function and educate team on impact. Reflects any such changes in contracting strategies and procurement and contract templates and supporting documents and other processes as needed.

9. Contributes to strategic leadership at all stages of contract development cycle, including planning (e.g. RFP development), risk assessment, pre-award & due diligence, award, ongoing management and termination.

10. Provides key input into strategic communications about Capital Planning and Projects to ensure accurate and consistent messaging both internal and external to the Health Authority.

11. Acts as a liaison, to negotiate for and build consensus between provincial and organizational stakeholders including Ministry of Health Capital Services and Clinical Operations.

12. Attends industry meetings and conferences to keep abreast of innovative practices and activities.

13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education, Training, and Experience

• A Master’s degree and/or equivalent study and experience in a related field.
• Seven to ten years of project delivery experience, including extensive experience in managing projects to achieve results and managing positive and organizationally beneficial partner/vendor relationships, and experience in a complex healthcare environment.

LEADS Capabilities

Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting.
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence, accepting that use of process orientation and a ‘good relationship’ are concrete deliverables.
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture.
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities

• Demonstrated excellent negotiating and persuasive skills, both in one-on-one and group situations.
• Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge in contract management, and cost/benefit analysis.
• Demonstrated practical understanding of contract law and commercial terms & conditions.
• Demonstrated effective leadership and communication skills to foster a respectful and motivating environment.
• Broad knowledge of the BC construction and health care industries.
• Ability to work with a diverse group of key stakeholders within and external to IH.
• Precision and great attention to detail in spite of short timelines and rapidly changing priorities.
• Ability to identify and facilitate the resolution of conflict with diplomacy and political astuteness.
• Demonstrated change management implementation skills.
• Ability to be innovative in finding solutions to complex problems.
• Ability to define own continuing education needs and maintain competency through reading literature, management workshops, seminars, and available educational offerings.
• Flexibility with respect to how, where, and when work is performed. The position entails unpredictable work hours and competing workload demands.
• Strong analytical, organizational, communication, interpersonal and administrative skills.
• Utilizes sound business acumen to manage the fiscal resources in a manner that is financially responsible and consistent with the overall goals of the organization.
• Acts with integrity and trust, builds a team environment, communicates clearly, fosters potential. Effectively negotiates and influences within a collaborative framework to engineer consensus.
• Focuses on customers, engaging stakeholders, building consensus, assessing and anticipating future needs, identifying potential problems and proactively responding with innovative solutions.
• Prioritizes assignments, demonstrates accountability, and effectively executes.
• Applies expert written, verbal and presentation skills to effectively communicate concepts and ideas to all stakeholders and levels of the organization.
• Ability to organize and use internal and external resources effectively and efficiently to accomplish goals.
• Ability to analyze and interpret diverse and complex technical and operating information to develop business acumen – knowledgeable in policies, practices, trends, and information affecting the business and/or organization.
• Ability to develop and communicate solutions/responses to diverse consultant, contractor, and user problems/requests.
• Ability to render judgment and take action when appropriate after exploring and developing alternative courses of action, based on logical assumptions, expert judgment, and factual information.
• Ability to multitask, prioritize tasks, and provide timely responses.
• Valid class 5 BC Driver’s license required as travel to the various sites is necessary.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


This position can be located in any of the beautiful communities within the Interior Health region.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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