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Manager, Capital Projects Equipment

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Author pmnationtalk
Date December 29, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Business / Management
Client Interior Health Authority
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Manager, Capital Projects Equipment

Competition #: 01350150
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT


Position Summary
Are you knowledgeable in public sector procurement and adept at handling tight deadlines? Are you comfortable working in a complex contract framework, interpreting and applying contract terms? We have an amazing opportunity for a Manager, Capital Projects Equipment to join our team.

The Manager, Capital Projects Equipment (Range 8) provides expertise and leadership for members within the business unit as well as to project team members in order to support the end-user equipment requirements of Capital Projects. The Manager participates on project teams in terms of the equipment and logistics side of the projects, while also playing an instrumental role in the future planning for new projects. The Manager ensures vigilance and due diligence is applied to all program/medical equipment matters pertaining to the projects and is also able to mentor and support the teams in the areas of equipment choices, program/ building requirements, standardization, and financial discipline. This is a ‘hands-on’ role that utilizes the Manager’s planning, procurement, and contract knowledge and skills, and is accountable for the equipment planning and decision support for Capital Projects.

Reporting to the Director, Capital Planning & Procurement, the Manager, Capital Projects Equipment provides input and makes recommendations to the Project Managers; Director, Capital Planning & Procurement; Chief Project Officer; and contractors regarding equipment and procurement issues as they relate to both the planning and implementation of Capital Projects. The Manager, Capital Projects Equipment manages staff and budget resources associated with capital projects equipment.


• Equipment Lead (Capital Projects) – provides advice, direction, and leadership to the Health Authority’s Project Team and works with the Partner’s Project Team to operationalize the Project Agreement to ensure the Owner’s requirements are achieved and the project delivery timeline is met for the procurement, logistics, and commissioning of all hospital equipment. Develops procedures and other guidelines to ensure procurement roles and responsibilities of all parties are documented and operationalized, including PO terms, procurement schedules, tender logs and receiving, installation, and commissioning requirements. Provides on-going risk management and issues resolution.

• Equipment Planner – provides research, direction, and leadership on the options, constraints, building requirements (systems, layout, and structure), logistics, specifications, budgets (capital and operating), business case input, and any other related matters to be considered for equipment in healthcare facilities.

• Procurement Expert – provides advice, direction, and leadership on the sourcing, procurement requirements, vendor relations, evaluation process, negotiations, issues resolution, logistics, and any other requirements related to the selection and delivery of equipment for capital projects. Develops procedures and other guidelines to ensure procurement roles and responsibilities of all parties are documented and operationalized, including equipment plan, schedule, tender logs, PO terms, receiving, installation, and commissioning requirements.

• Equipment Team Leader – provides advice, direction, and leadership in developing policies, procedures, and process mapping to ensure an efficient and effective structure is developed to support the capital equipment team. Provides reports to the Project Managers; Director, Capital Planning & Procurement; and/or the Chief Project Officer on equipment lists and capital and operating budget impact status and provides advice on equipment decisions. Consults with other Capital Projects staff, biomed staff, diagnostic imaging, clinical and support department managers, and any other IH contacts to ensure alignment of equipment team services with department/organizational needs. Develops procedures and other guidelines to ensure equipment team roles and responsibilities are documented and operationalized.

• Project Management – Oversees projects that are mainly capital equipment installations with potentially minor renovations that need to be coordinated. Works in consultation with user groups, contractors, consultants, and equipment vendors and is the main IH representative who ensures scope, budget, and schedule are maintained. Assumes responsibility for the project budget and approves commitments and payments against it.

• Manages staff and financial resources associated with capital projects equipment, including recruitment, hiring, ongoing development, performance management, performance evaluation, growth and development, disciplinary action, and termination of assigned staff as required.

• Participates in strategic, business, and operational planning processes that have IH-wide impacts and require consultation with other jurisdictions and industry experts.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Training, and Experience
• A degree in Business Administration, Health Administration, or Biomedical Engineering.
• Five to seven years of Purchasing and Supply Management experience, preferably in a Canadian healthcare setting.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• A Procurement designation (CPP, SCMP, CPPB) and/or a Project Management designation (PMP) or current enrollment in either program.

Skills and Abilities
• Those necessary to meet the job responsibilities.
• Well-developed public sector procurement expertise.
• Ability to be comfortable working in a complex contract framework; interpreting and applying contract terms including developing, applying, and negotiating complex terms and interacting with sophisticated representatives, such as in a Public Private Partnership (P3) environment.
• Ability to work in details but also navigate within the ‘big picture’.
• Ease with working in a cyclical environment that sees workload and tight timeframes ebb and flow, due to the nature of the work and timing of commitments.
• Capable of researching, problem-solving, reviewing complex documents, and providing advice or making decisions in areas that have limited operational precedent in BC Healthcare.
• Ability to take the lead to work through difficult prioritization and decision-making to ensure financial stewardship and most appropriate functionality, within the context of value-for-money, standardization, and needs analysis.
• Ability to develop, support, and understand complex spreadsheets (or other complex system-based information and data) with financial calculations.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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