Senior Project Manager, Industrial Construction

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Department: Industrial Project Management

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the overall construction of industrial projects assigned and provides guidance to project staff and is responsible for the smooth functioning of day to day operations by influencing, developing and implementing agreed upon project plans ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of assigned projects
  • Provides clear direction to team members and distributes workload to capitalize on individual and group strengths while ensuring balanced exposure to work experience and development opportunities
  • Responsible for the overall project performance including schedule, budget, quality and safety
  • Review the project plans and specifications and comment on the building design, scheduling, possible cost savings measures and potential construction problems
  • Maintain excellent relationships with municipalities, clients, architect, consultants, subcontractors, and internal project team
  • Prepare and obtain Building Permits by coordinating drawings and information required for the application and approval process and assist in obtaining all other municipal permits
  • Prepare and issue the project tender packages, including scopes of work customized for the specific project
  • Review quotations and provide bid analysis and recommendations for approval
  • Award the subcontracts and supplier contracts and provide subcontracts and purchase orders for execution
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities and provide updates to all stakeholders
  • Provide timely and effective project reporting including monthly project status reports, cost forecasting, cash flows, schedule updates, safety and quality updates and issues
  • Mentors, coaches, supervise and assesses performance of direct reports
  • Provides strong leadership to construction team members, capitalizing on individual and group strengths
  • Initiate and control a request for information process for all project issues and inquiries
  • Organize, oversee and provide minutes for applicable meetings required for the projects including consultant, subtrade, client and internal meetings 
  • Responsible to obtain project specific insurance and to confirm the required subcontractor insurance is in place and up to date
  • Expedite all shop drawings and approvals
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
  • Understand and enforce contractual responsibilities, contract documents and provide dispute resolution
  • Handle all change orders including tracking, negotiating, processing and assessing cost and schedule impacts
  • Prepare/verify and monitor progress billings from subcontractors and suppliers including confirming final holdbacks
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that the work meets the specifications
  • Monitor site safety and ensure that the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Beedie Health and Safety policies are enforced on site
  • Ensure that as-build drawings are prepared on an ongoing basis by all trades during the construction period and issue at project close
  • Ensure all required municipal inspections are performed and obtain the required occupancy permits for the project
  • Review and confirm work required is complete and recover all project Letter of Credits
  • Oversee project closeout and evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase and provide a final report on the lessons learned
  • Prepare and expedite project deficiency lists and deliver completed projects over to the service and warranty group
  • Other duties as required

Requirements: 

  • Post-secondary education in Construction Management or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 5-8 years’ experience in the construction field, preferably on industrial construction projects
  • Experience with large complex projects up to $150 million in size
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively manage, timelines and budgets to ensure delivery of project objectives
  • Previous experience in developing detailed project plans using project management tools and methodologies
  • A track record of building successful teams, effectively motivating people and maintaining effective relationships with clients, owners and consultants
  • Strong contraction negotiation and management skills
  • Strong planning and execution skills
  • Superior analytic, problem solving and judgement skills
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate ideas and actions to those at all levels of the organization
  • Experience with process redesign, process mapping and documentation
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, challenging and constantly changing work environment
  • Strong technical skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); MS Project
  • Current knowledge of project management tools including Microsoft Project and scheduling software
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