Special Projects Manager

Dexel Developments


Dexel Developments Limited (Dexel) has been one of Halifax’s premier multi-purpose, residential developers since it was founded in 1999. Specializing in large scale urban projects, Dexel is constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation while retaining their high standard for quality. Known for their strong community values, integrity, and creativity, Dexel’s mission to be an urban regenerator has been proven through their work developing unique properties throughout the HRM. Dexel looks forward to continuing to bring more vibrancy while establishing sustainability to its Halifax portfolio. We are looking to add a Special Projects Manager to help our team achieve this.

Summary Description:

Identify and manage construction ventures across company portfolio that are characterized as special projects including capital improvements, retrofits and major maintenance. Responsible for technical and administrative duties related to the project. Manage all construction activities including close out and handover.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall management of small projects including cost control and schedule maintenance in conjunction with subcontractors and stakeholders
  • Estimate material requirements to generate project scope, budget, procurement details
  • Coordinate tendering process including research of contractors, suppliers and vendors, invitation to tender, collection of quotations
  • Schedule inspections of projects sites at appropriate intervals to ensure project progression
  • Uphold a safe job site to ensure requirements of the company and Occupational Health and Safety Act are enforced
  • Prepare and manage expenditures and project budgets
  • Conduct inspections of workmanship to maintain quality control
  • Secure project close-out documents including as-built drawings, warranties, maintenance programs, manuals, inspection reports and certifications to turnover to stakeholders

Education / Training:

  • Engineering or Construction related degree/diploma
  • Construction Management Technologies Diploma
  • PMP Designation

Related Experience:

  • Managing construction projects
  • Capital planning, maintenance, and/or renovation projects
  • Estimating and project coordination

Skills / Knowledge

  • Excellent computer skills including MS Outlook, MS Project, MS Excel
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and documents
  • Comprehensive knowledge of workplace health and safety regulations

General Capabilities:

  • Analytical and detail orientated thinker
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Process and methodology orientation
  • Strong, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to engage, inspire and manage the performance of others
  • Proven ability to fully commit to project from concept to completion
  • Organization and strong problem-solving skills
  • Manage schedules, competing priorities and interdependencies
  • Ability to meet deadlines in an intense but collaborative environment
  • Ability to influence, be flexible and exhibit great tact and composure under pressure

As the successful candidate, you will be joining an entrepreneurial organization that has developed some of the most recognizable and creative residential buildings in Halifax. You will have the opportunity to be a part of projects that will shape the city’s future, and you will be rewarded with a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. 

Please submit a current resume and cover letter via email HERE

While we do appreciate all applicants interest in the position only those selected to move on to the interview process will be contacted.