Planning Manager

Reporting into the Planning & Schedule Management Lead for the GO Expansion Program the role forms part of the Integrated Program Delivery Team (IPDT). The role is responsible for delivering, and where possible exceeding the clients expectations across the following areas of responsibility within a large, multidisciplinary program delivery team:

  1. Managing IPD Best Practices to be incorporated in Management of Contracts.
  2. Engage all key Stakeholders on Contract Transformation under the PDP / IPDT Model.
  3. Managing IPD Practices that are part of Procedures, Processes and Training in the management of Contracts.
  4. Managing the change in model and structure related to Planning and Schedule Management among the PDP Commercial Team and Vendor Community.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Support the review to existing Planning & Schedule processes and procedures, and update based on IPDT Model Best Practices. Ensure updated processes align across GOE Program and achieve Best for Program decision making.
  2. Support the development and implementation Program-wide project requirements that the projects must comply with for Planning & Scheduling to improve consistency and support the Program delivery approach including aligning and enhancing the current Project Procedures
  3. Support the development and deployment a Program Contingency Management Process.
  4. Manage Planning & Schedule Management IPDT Procedures, systems and toolsets for the Program Management of contracts across the GO Expansion Program.
  5. Support a Program-wide view of Planning & Schedule considerations, assure consistency of approach.
  6. Support projects and their supply chains to deliver efficiently and effectively. Take a Program approach to removing consistent causes of cost and schedule overrun. Share best practice and lessons learned across the Program.
  7. Manage consistency of delivery approach - Standardizing Program and project procedures ensuring integration and compliance with statutory and Metrolinx requirements.
  8. Manage and provide for Best of Program decision making by creating the capability of consistent and real time reporting linked to the Program Control Centre to establish decision making capability, which is joined up, knowledge led and aligned to Program level outcomes and objectives.
  9. Support Program level risk management: Identification and mitigation of risks/issues and optimization of opportunities across all aspects of the Program.
  10. Support stakeholder engagement at a Program level as required by the Stakeholder Management Plan.

Technical Management Expertise

  1. Provides consistent management in the area of Planning & Schedule Management to program management stakeholders / colleagues that are dedicated to each of the program delivery units.
  2. Demonstrated experience in contract administration and contract management of large capital programs.
  3. Planning & Schedule Management experience on large capital transit projects
  4. Support in the management of stakeholder, vendor, contractor and project team relationships
  5. Advising and supporting transforming of delivery team and Supply Chain cultures through new delivery models.
  6. Experienced planning & scheduling in the development of innovative, methodical and robust solutions and procedures to resolve difficult contract issues, disputes and claims while adhering to polices and contract terms
  7. Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  8. Strong capability and analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills

Leadership Behavioural Qualities

  1. Provides full capability in the area of Planning and Schedule Management to program management stakeholders that are dedicated to each of the program delivery units.
  2. Takes responsibility for their actions, leads by example and acts in an ethical, legal and responsible way. Is self-aware and makes the most of their talents, skills and resourcefulness
  3. Persuades and influences others successfully towards a desired course of action.
  4. Demonstrates a better perspective and explores innovative approaches in pursuit of a better way. Utilises new technology and helps others to adapt.
  5. Presents clearly and communicates effectively, in a confident manner, with their audience in mind.
  6. Respectfully listens to others and considers all views presented.
  7. Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; gives and welcomes feedback.
  8. Puts team success above own interests

Technical Competencies Required

The key technical competencies required to perform the role well are outlined below.

  1. IPDT Delivery Model Experience
  2. 10 years of Planning and Schedule Management experience in Rail and Transit projects.
  3. Degree or equivalent with professional work experience in the Commercial and Contract Management disciplines
  4. Holding or is working towards professional qualification an asset.
  5. Knowledge and experience in Power BI


  1. Health benefits: Dental plan, Health care plan, Vision Care benefits, Desability benefits, Paramedical servies coverages
  2. Financial benefits: Life insurane, Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), Bonus, Group insurane benefits
  3. Other benefits: Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP), Learning & training paid by the employer, Travel insurance, Wellness program

Working language: English