Pre-Construction Manager

Full Time Permanent


Reporting  to  the  General  Manager,  the  Pre-Construction  Manager  is  responsible  leading  and developing  all  estimating,  project  controls,  and  quality  procedures.  He/She  is  involved in  the planning, directing, resourcing, and onboarding of all Pre-Construction employees to ensure optimal performance and adherence to company standards.  This  position  has  a  primary financial  responsibility  (budgetary  controls,  overseeing  bid  execution, ensuring  quality  team  is  aligned  with  TESC’s  standards).    Successful  performance  of  the  Pre-Construction Manager will be measured though several key performance indicators (KPIs) including financial  data,  efficiency  and  effectiveness  of  internal  processes  systems,  staff  learning  and growth, contribution to strategic initiatives, and successful bids.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Maintains standard TESC Project Delivery System.
  • Determines to bid or not to bid opportunities within limits of authorization.
  • Coordinates, supervises, and directs all bids and tenders.
  • Ensures all bids, and projects maintain proper quality standards.
  • When  applicable,  in  conjunction  with  the  Pre-Construction  Group,  assist  with  Estimate  reviews, project risks reviews, scheduling and resource requirements.
  • Drives project start-up, including handover and onboarding process.
  • Ensures projects are executed to contract requirements.
  • Develops  project  WBS  to  identify,  communicate  and  manage  project  scope,  goals  and  project progress/performance.
  • Monitors project costs, forecasts, and schedules on a weekly basis.
  • Identifies project barriers; creates contingency plans to address risks; escalates when appropriate.
  • Assist  project  teams  in  review  of  change  order  issues,  claims/dispute,  including  assessing, negotiating and finalizing as required.
  • Provides  monthly  project  reports  regarding  overall  progress  and  financial  status  of  all  active projects.
  • Ensures all projects assigned to the Program outperform the original estimated budget.
  • Effectively communicate, plan, and coordinate resource requirements within Program and across other operational groups to support overall Company success.
  • Provides  leadership,  training,  and  coaching  to  all  Pre-Construction  team  members  through motivation, mentoring and performance management.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all other TESC departments and employees, and work in accordance with cross functional departments.
  • Provide support to General Manager in the design of long- and short-term goals and objectives, as well as develop strategies for Operations.
  • Maintains  strong  labour  relations  with  union representatives  and  ensures  compliance  with  local, provincial, and federal laws, statutes, and regulations, TESC and client policies.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with all clients, consultants, vendors, and subcontractors.
  • Gather  lessons  learned  with  project  teams  to  review  project  successes  and  areas  requiring improvements for future projects.  Coach and evaluate progress in identified improvement areas.

Job Specifications:

  • University Degree or College Diploma in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or equivalent combination of education and field experience.
  • Minimum 10 years of Project Management leadership experience.
  • Knowledge regarding applicable municipal, provincial and federal laws and regulations.
  • Strong client focus, proactive, and a desire to achieve results.
  • Excellent attention to quality, accuracy and details.
  • Financial acumen/ability to comprehend budget structures.
  • Commitment to working in a team environment, with established leadership skills.
  • Excellent  judgment  and  problem-solving  skills  including  negotiation,  crisis  management,  and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to build and manage successful teams within a multi-trade environment, effectively motivate people and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate project-related processes and make necessary changes to meet and exceed internal and external customer expectations.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of the project lifecycle within a construction environment, as well as knowledge of various project delivery methods.
  • Strong presentation skills and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Strong  computer  literacy  in  Microsoft  Office  (Microsoft  Excel,  Word,  Outlook,  PowerPoint)  and demonstrated knowledge of scheduling practices and software such as MS Project or Primavera P6.
  • Professional designation such as Project Management Professional (PMP) or Gold Seal an asset.
  • Valid G License with a clean driver’s abstract