Construction Project Manager

Job description:
Construction Project Manager

As a locally owned Halifax company, Universal Realty Group has earned a reputation for building excellence. Evident in our diverse real estate portfolio, encompassing over 2,550 apartments, 1.4 million square feet of office, retail, and warehouse space plus the iconic Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites. Committed to crafting extraordinary experiences, we envision, develop and support unique locations into distinctive environments, showcasing our passion for exceptional living.  

We're seeking a dynamic Construction Project Manager to orchestrate and oversee all aspects of construction projects, providing managerial oversight to ensure adherence to timelines, budgets, and  the highest quality standards through effective coordination, integration of on-site activities, and comprehensive reporting.  

Join our innovative team and help us reshape the city's landscape through a variety of exciting and transformative projects. Including an architecturally stunning trio of buildings featuring over 400 apartments, street-level retail, and a connecting pedestrian promenade leading to the lively Halifax waterfront; a distinctive residential development in a dynamic community undergoing exhilarating growth in addition to a stylish transformation from iconic downtown office building to urban living at its finest. These are just a glimpse of the exciting projects entering the development phase.  

We look forward to welcoming new team members who will play a crucial role in contributing to the continuous enhancement of our unique Atlantic living experience.  


Project Oversight: 

  • Supervise on-site construction activities, subcontractors, consultants, security, and  vendors, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and building codes. 

Design and Planning: 

  • Review project plans and specifications, providing input on building design, scheduling,  cost-saving measures, and addressing potential construction issues. 

Resource Management: 

  • Oversee the procurement of labour, materials, and equipment, assisting in monthly cost  forecasting summaries and budget management. 

Timeline Management: 

  • Assist in preparing project schedules, monitoring timelines, budgets, and resources on  a weekly basis. 

Inspections and Documentation: 

  • Handle scheduling and inspections, ensuring ongoing preparation of "as-built" drawings  by all trades. Enforce construction and quality control standards. 

Communication and Coordination: 

  • Regularly communicate with project architects, engineers, and stakeholders,  maintaining accurate records of project progress. 

Deficiency Resolution: 

  • Prepare and expedite project deficiency lists, ensuring timely resolution. 

Team Leadership: 

  • Mentor and efficiently lead and supervise a high-performing team. 



  • Minimum 5 years of experience, with at least 2 years related projects as a Construction  Project Manager for residential new development construction/ renovation. 

Computer Skills: 

  • Proficiency in using office programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,  Outlook) and other industry software. 

Technical Expertise: 

  • High-level technical understanding and experience in the Canadian Construction  Industry, covering planning, scheduling, layout, quality control, and practical trade  related methods. 


  • Knowledge of building codes and safety regulations. Certification or ticket in carpentry  or other construction-related trade is an asset. 

Leadership Skills: 

  • Strong leadership and management skills, coupled with excellent communication and  int erpersonal skills. Experience managing a team of staff is preferred.

Universal Realty Group recognizes our employees as essential to our success and value diverse skills. From frontline staff to management, we offer excellent opportunities for career growth, as well  as employer-provided medical benefits and other incentives. We are looking for new talent to join our dynamic team that is setting the standard of excellence in the property management field.

  • Dental
  • Extended Health
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Care
  • Wellness Program


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