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Project Manager

January 6th 2020



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The Project Manager is the primary point-person responsible for planning, executing, and delivering corporate projects on time, within budget, and in accordance to specifications. To achieve these important goals, the Project Manager will define project requirements and scope, acquire project resources, and supervise the efforts of project team members. Efficient delivery of project deliverables, effective quality control, and clear communication of expectations to stakeholders, and upward reporting to senior management are critical tasks that must be performed throughout each projects lifecycle.

  • manage the entire lifecycle of the company’s project portfolio, ranging from strategic planning initiatives to tactical activities;
  • establish a Project Charter for each approved project, defining the projects goals, objectives, risks, assumptions, staffing levels, roles and responsibilities, work breakdown structure, milestones, and deliverables;
  • manage project activities throughout lifecycle, including the allocation of adequate resources, scheduling, project planning, documentation, budget, and other factors necessary for success;
  • plan all project timelines, milestones, deliverables, and micro-deliverables using the appropriate software tools and/or methods;
  • provide leadership and establish and maintain effective and harmonious relationships with client, staffs, subcontractors, consultants, and workers;
  • conduct regular site inspections and audits to identify compliance with expected practices and look for opportunities for improvement;
  • establish and deliver mechanisms for tracking project progress and reporting to stakeholders via a formal communication plan;
  • organize and participate in meetings with stakeholders in order to solicit feedback, input, and expectations; incorporate these into project plans;
  • establish and maintain necessary communications with suppliers, sub-contractors, professionals, and client;
  • assist in carrying out a variety of basic field duties at the job site related to general construction;
  • identify and resolve conflicts within project teams and associate work; create contingency plans to mitigate risk;
  • adhere to established methodologies for project management;
  • participate in the creation of project specific standards, methods and safety procedures;
  • assist in the development of project emergency response/evacuation plans specific to the Project;
  • ensure the application and the follow-up of the OHS Management Program on site;
  • maintain contact with workers and provide support to enable them to develop a positive safety culture on their projects;
  • when conducting daily site inspections, identify hazards and suggest controls related to the various jobs, procedures, equipment, and contaminants or particular situations;
  • recommend appropriate means of accident and incident prevention to Superintendent related to corrective actions required;
  • participate in official inquiries by Government Officials according to established rules and provide projects with guidance to comply with orders;
  • provide safety-related information to Management, as required;
  • ensure consistency in expected safety performance on projects and verify that the progressive discipline system is being fairly and consistently applied to all projects;
  • track all project costs to ensure completion within budget; procure additional budget funding where necessary;
  • perform quantity tracking and cost coding for purposes of productivity analysis and accurate cost forecasting;
  • closely monitor the efforts and billing of third-party workers, such as consultants, contractors, and other specialists;
  • order critical materials from suppliers in collaboration with the Superintendent;
  • prepare daily reports as related to the crew, progress, and issues;
  • provide document control for correspondence, submittals, RFI’s, NCR, etc.;
  • assist in the preparation of final records for the project, including as-built;
  • conduct project post mortems in order to identify areas for improvement; make recommendations based on findings.
  • degree in Civil/Mining Engineering, Construction Management, or Civil Engineering Technology;
  • related job experience of 5-10 years in construction project management, working on heavy civil construction or mining sites;
  • demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project management methods;
  • advanced skills in management, negotiation, communication, and problem solving;
  • initiative and leadership;
  • highly organized and self-motivated;
  • ability to attend to detail and work in an accurate and efficient manner;
  • ability to effectively manage and complete priorities on a daily basis;
  • excellent knowledge of Autocad, MS Office, MS Project and Bluebeam;
  • experience in estimating would be considered an asset;
  • bilingualism in French and English, considered a strong asset;
  • willingness to travel extensively;
  • valid Driver’s license.
Applicant must be willing to travel as required, throughout Ontario. Preference will be given to candidates with local experience.

Skills and attitudes required
  • project site/field working conditions – may include isolated locations;
  • travel is required;
  • overtime as required;
  • office work as related to site requirements including reports, accounting, email, etc.;
  • combination of sitting and standing for extended periods of time;
  • on-site project workspace of various conditions which may include temporary working facilities and exposure to moving, mechanical parts and vibration; high places, and various levels of outside noise and weather;
  • PPE required.
Conditions offered by Northec
  • A competitive salary;
  • 4-weeks’ vacation per year;
  • a comprehensive group insurance program (health and dental plan paid by employer);
  • a group RRSP program with an employer contribution to a DPSP;
  • an employee assistance program;
  • continuous education;
  • a friendly and stimulating work environment;
  • large-scale projects.
Northec Construction Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided, on request, to support candidate participation in all aspects of the recruitment process. To request accommodation, please contact our Human Resources Department.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their resume/CV. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies, please.

Northec Construction Inc. is a division of EBC Inc.
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