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Director, Planning & Projects

Posting Number 1141474

Position Highlights

Do you have proven leadership skills in planning and project management? If so, bring your strengths in creative problem solving to the role of Director, Planning & Projects.

We are seeking a dynamic and creative Director, Planning and Projects to provide leadership and strategic direction for the Vancouver Coastal-Rural region (Squamish/Whistler/Pemberton, Sunshine Coast, Bella Coola, Bella Bella). Your focus will be on site and facilities project planning, and the implementation of approved capital projects. Your background and real passion for site development, project planning, design and delivery will be critical.

Why is this role important?

You will lead site planning, business cases and feasibility study developments. Your extensive experience in project management will assist you in leading the budget control, procurement strategies, contraction negotiation and dispute resolution. You will liaises internally with senior leaders, and externally with various levels of governments, agencies, foundations, private sector partners and community groups and represents LMFM.

Build on your education and career experience as you:

  • Effectively lead and develop a team of internal and external professionals managing a large number of planning and project delivery activities from concept to completion within a large, complex, multi-site organization
  • Lead facilities development including feasibility studies, master plans, space management, business cases, design, construction, contract management and procurement within current municipal, provincial and national standards, codes, bylaws and regulations applicable to health care
  • Develop, plan, and implement capital and operating budgets
  • Negotiate and facilitate consensus with external parties such as funding partners and authorities having jurisdiction

Are you motivated to join our team? We will be looking for you to have the following:

  • A master's degree and professional designation in a relevant discipline
  • Ten years' recent, related experience in progressively more complex and senior management, leadership roles in a large multi-site organization with responsibilities for managing the planning, design and construction of major facilities projects
  • Experience with development of health care and/or other large institutional facilities is helpful
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered


Demonstrates the LEADS capabilities of Leads Self, Engages Others, Achieves Results, Develops Coalitions and supports Systems Transformation.

This Regular Full Time opportunity is located at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver.

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career with LMFM will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of experts in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.
  • Fraser Health is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 25,000 employees, 2,500 physicians and nearly 6,500 volunteers, we serve more than 1.6 million people - over one third of the entire population in British Columbia.

Are you passionate about building an engaging environment that supports and challenges others to achieve their goals?

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation and make a difference in the communities we serve. We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.

Lower Mainland Facilities Management (LMFM) provides services for Fraser Health (FH), Providence Health Care (PHC), the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA). LMFM is a vibrant and dynamic portfolio and one of the largest full-service FM organizations in Canada. Its mission is to plan and deliver effective space solutions and to be stewards of the physical environment. Its vision is to enhance the delivery of care through innovation and leadership in FM. We employ individuals in locations across Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Sea-to-Sky, and the Central and Sunshine Coasts.



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