About Specsavers


Welcome to Specsavers – where we’re not just about eyewear and eyecare, we’re a purpose-driven organization committed to changing lives through better sight. As a certified Great Place to Work®, we take pride in our optometrist-owned and -led business model, providing quality eyecare and affordable eyewear to Canadians across the country.


Our journey began 40 years ago in the UK, with visionary optometrists Doug and Mary Perkins. Today, we support over 2,600 healthcare businesses spanning 11 countries in our network, passionately caring for more than 42 million patients and customers worldwide.


At Specsavers, we believe that access to quality eyecare should be a right, not a luxury. That’s why we go above and beyond to transform the eyecare experience in Canada. With our advanced clinical equipment and an extensive range of affordable and high-quality eyewear, we’re here to make a real difference in the lives of our customers.


But that’s not all – we’re also dedicated to fostering a positive, inclusive, and supportive work culture. We strive to create an environment where our partners thrive while benefiting from the collective support and resources of our dedicated teams.


If you’re passionate about making a difference, providing incredible care, and being part of a values and purpose-driven organization, join us on our journey to revolutionize the way Canadians experience eyecare. Together, we can change lives through better sight.


What You’ll Do


Purpose of the team

This team and associated role is critical to the growth of the Specsavers estate in Canada.

All activities carried out by the team must provide a return on investment for our Joint Venture Partners and SCINC, provide and excellent customer and patient experience and provide additional value to the Group in respect to its Growth strategies.


Purpose of the role

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Construction Project Manager to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of retail construction projects, from initial planning to final completion. This role demands a highly structured individual with a keen eye for detail, able to run multiple construction projects simultaneously. The Construction Project Manager will collaborate with various stakeholders, including architects, contractors, landlords and various vendors to ensure the successful delivery of high-quality retail spaces within established timelines and budgets.


Key Responsibilities


  1. Project Planning and Coordination:
    • Review and input into leasing construction schedules
    • Develop and implement comprehensive project plans, outline timelines, milestones and resource requirements.
    • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to ensure alignment with project goals and objectives.
    • Coordinate thorough site assessments and feasibility surveys with landlords and architects.
    • Producing and maintaining various project reports via Smartsheets.
  2. Budget Management:
    • Oversee budgetary aspects of construction projects, ensuring cost-effectiveness and adherence to financial constraints.
    • Monitor and control project expenses, providing regular financial reports and stakeholders.
  3. Contractor and Vendor Management:
    • Select and manage relationships with contractors, subcontractors and vendors.
    • Conduct regular site visits to ensure compliance with project specifications and quality standards.
    • Negotiate contracts and agreements to secure favourable terms as needed.
  4. Quality Assurance:
    • Implement and enforce quality control measures to guarantee the highest standards of construction.
    • Conduct inspections and assessments throughout the project lifecycle to address any deviations from plans.
  5. Risk Management:
    • Identify potential risks and challenges and develop proactive strategies for risk mitigation.
    • Implement contingency plans to address unforeseen issues that may arise during construction.
  6. Store Maintenance and renovation:
    • Assist in store maintenance requests or projects as needed.
    • Lead and monitor any urgent store maintenance projects by arranging contractors on site and working with Insurance companies through completion.
    • Lead various stages of renovation projects as needed.
  7. Other Duties:
    • Under the direction of the Head of Construction performing/completing other additional projects, duties and assignments as required.


What We’re Looking For


  • 5+ years construction project management experience within commercial and/or retail development
  • Proven project management experience, with the ability to run multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to make intelligent and quick decisions, working well under pressure, and when faced with unexpected occurrences or delays.
  • Ability to effectively multitask while analysing and solving problems.
  • Ability to thoroughly understand engineering, architectural, and other construction drawings.
  • Practiced in store development processes, vendor management, client relations.
  • Adept in budgeting and cost-control management    
  • Proficient in MS Office, Excel, Smartsheet and other project management software
  • Highly motivated, creative, detail oriented, and dependable
  • Proven work ethic with utmost integrity
  • Open to learn and accessible to all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent team player, and capability to work independently.
  • Superb communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Extensive travel and staying away from home will be required.
  • Proactive and solution oriented


Nice to have

  • Project management skill base including PMP or equivalent training.
  • Experience of working in a franchise or joint venture business.
  • Experience with Procore or similar construction document management systems

Our Fellow ‘Speccies’ Enjoy

  • Generous vacation allotment and 1 paid volunteer day
  • 1 extra paid day off and an eyecare voucher on your birthday
  • RRSP matching
  • Quarterly performance bonus
  • Healthcare spending account
  • Health and dental benefits effective on your first day
  • Team and company social events

Our Values

  • Collaborative: We work together as one Specsavers to deliver our purpose
  • Curious: We question, explore, and seek out diverse perspectives to develop our knowledge and understanding
  • Courageous: We challenge the status quo, we experiment with good ideas, and we are brave, bold, and fast in our decision making
  • Compassionate: We care, support, and help each other
  • Commercial: We treat money wisely and make decisions that are good for our customers, our partners, our people, and good for the long term

We hope that in applying with us, you value these things as well!


Our Hybrid Work Model

Be part of the dynamic culture! Our workplace thrives on a hybrid model, combining in-office collaboration and flexibility. Join us in office, three days a week to contribute, connect, and excel in our vibrant environment.


Equal Opportunity Employer

At Specsavers, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe that a diverse team enriches our work environment and enables us to achieve our goals. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates of all backgrounds and abilities to apply. If you believe you can contribute to our mission and vision, we welcome your application, even if you don’t meet every qualification listed. We value the unique skills and perspectives each individual brings to our team.

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