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Project Manager, Asset Management – Burnaby, BC

JRS Engineering (JRS) is an industry-leading engineering firm providing professional consulting services throughout Western Canada. Since 1997, we have remained committed to delivering best-in-class building science solutions that prioritize value, quality, and performance. We work with our clients – developers, architects, building owners, property managers, legal and insurance professionals, industry consultants, manufacturers, and contractors – to deliver technically sound, cost-effective solutions for projects of any size and complexity.

We’re problem-solvers with high standards. We seek to hire those who thrive on collaboration, love a technical challenge, and can apply their knowledge to come up with practical solutions that work for our clients.

Our Mission

To lead our profession by consistently delivering high-quality services, maintaining and cultivating our technical knowledge, and valuing our clients’ goals.

Our Corporate Culture

The JRS corporate culture is built on collaboration. Guided by our core values, we are committed to fostering an environment that promotes growth through professional development, teamwork, and mentorship. We take pride in celebrating our people, their diversity, and their professional and personal achievements.

Your Opportunity

As an integral part of our Asset Management team, you will manage and deliver asset/reserve planning reports, and provide advice and consultation to property owners and managers, consisting of strata councils, co-op boards and commercial owners. Your project assignments could also include reserve planning/analysis, condition assessments, site reviews, and report writing. As our Asset Management revenue and team grows, you will have the opportunity to take on more responsibility including a Supervisory role.

Here’s what you’ll be doing at JRS

Technical and Project Delivery

  • Prepare and deliver all kinds of assessment reports including Depreciation Reports, Reserve Fund Studies, Building/Facility Condition Assessments, and Capital Reserve Plans, as well as Warranty Reviews, Maintenance Reviews/Plans and related deliverables.
  • Apply knowledge from the Strata Property Act, Homeowner Protection Act, BC Building Code, ASTM Standards, as well as other industry related guidelines, regulations, and best practice bulletins.
  • Liaise with AHJ (Authorities Having Jurisdiction) on behalf of JRS and our clients to obtain drawings and other property documents.
  • Review drawings, reports, and strata plans as well as technical, financial, and legal documents related to the physical assets of specific properties.
  • Perform on-site visual reviews of buildings and properties (i.e. residential, commercial, mixed-use, bare land) to compile and establish the condition of all physical assets. Assessments include review of the foundation/structure, building envelope (roofs, windows/doors, walls, balconies as well as associated flashings, membranes, coatings, and sealants), and architectural/interior finishes as well as limited mechanical, electrical, conveyance, site services and fire protection systems and components.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate market, economic and property/real estate data, documents and building bylaws.
  • Meet, correspond with, and interview property owners and representatives.
  • Develop replacement cost estimates for all applicable assets based on projects/reports, construction manuals, take-offs from drawings or measurements on site.
  • Explain findings, present conclusions, and provide recommendations to clients virtually or in person.
  • Liaise, coordinate, and follow up with other technical consultants as needed.
  • Maintain various costing databases and project archives; continually update related processes and procedures.
  • Compile, analyze, and summarize data from reports for future reports, articles, presentations and/or technical/industry publications.
  • Assist with other services as needed to support JRS’ varying workload. This includes the following: testing, research, document review, permit applications.
  • Take professional responsibility for reports, costings, and other documents prepared and delivered in a professional capacity or that have been prepared and delivered by others under your direct supervision.

Project Management

  • Maintain full knowledge of the scope of work and scope of services for projects including any changes which may occur throughout the course of the project; ensure services are compliant with scope and JRS company standards and procedures.
  • Maintain full knowledge of status of project budgets on a constant and ongoing basis.
  • Review monthly project billing to analyze billed services and ensure accounts are up to date.
  • Proactively manage all staff working on your projects to ensure profitability and quality consistent with company expectations.

Business Development

  • Expand our Asset Management revenue by winning new projects.
  • Lead proposals, RFPs, RFQs, and multiple portfolio/property requests; oversee the budget and schedule component of proposals.
  • Prepare marketing material and provide support to business and client development opportunities.
  • Build positive relationships with clients and stakeholders (such as property owners, managers and contractors) to achieve repeat business.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to establish relationships with new clients and maintain/improve relationships with existing clients.
  • Contribute to the recognition of JRS as being at the forefront of the Asset Management industry through speaking at conferences, leading seminars, giving presentations, and obtaining coverage within industry channels.

Staff Leadership 

  • Provide technical training and mentorship to team members.
  • Assist with managing the workload and project assignment for the Asset Management team; assist with ensuring team members are developing the breadth and range of technical competency for this work.
  • Contribute to discussions on hiring needs and skills development for the Asset Management team.

Here’s what you bring to JRS

Education and Experience

  • Professional designation as an engineer, architect, applied science technologist, accredited appraiser, certified reserve planner, or quantity surveyor with the appropriate accreditation to sign off on Depreciation Reports in British Columbia; willingness to obtain Certified Reserve Planner credential if don’t already have it.
  • 5 to 10 years of related industry experience including a demonstrated track record of managing projects to completion on time and on budget.

Knowledge, Competencies, and Capabilities

  • Knowledge of building components, construction, and financial documentation.
  • Superb project management skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written (experience writing reports) including the ability to translate vague or complex requests into concrete actions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients, contractors, consultants, and larger groups.
  • A commitment to remaining current with processes, jurisprudence, and regulations surrounding Depreciation Reports and similar types of reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent relationship building skills including networking.

Other Requirements

  • Must hold a valid British Columbia Driver’s Licence.
  • Willingness to work at heights using bosun chair/full body harness is an asset.

Annual salary range – $85,000 to $115,000

Why choose JRS

We are a growing company within our industry, and we hope you share the same enthusiasm for growth within yourself. JRS celebrates our employees annually with a holiday party, a team-building day trip to Whistler, and a family-oriented summer BBQ. We strive to create a culture of support and collaboration in and outside the office.

JRS Engineering is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please let us know of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

Join us today and grow your potential alongside our own. JRS offers competitive compensation based on experience, full benefits, and support for continuing education.

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