Reporting to the Program Manager, the Project Manager oversees and manages every aspect of a project cycle, from start to completion. This position is responsible for ensuring overall project performance adheres to identified project goals, objectives, and standards and that they are completed safely, on schedule, on budget and within specifications.
Responsibilities & Duties:
- Provides overall administrative and technical direction for an assigned project in terms of meeting cost, schedule, quality, safety, and contract performance.
- Selects key personnel and sub-contractors for projects and ensures they understand and adhere to TESC and client policies and procedures.
- Lead project teams to success; evaluating performance of direct reports, providing performance feedback, and mentoring throughout the project life cycle.
- Identifies, addresses and resolves issues, problems, or disputes at their source.
- Liaises with and maintains strong working relationships with existing customers and expands customer base where possible.
- Maintains continuous lines of communication, keeping the Program Manager informed of all critical issues and provides weekly project status update.
- Manages in collaboration with the site supervisors all aspects of the job site including planning, organization, and direction of construction activities.
- Determine needed resources (manpower, equipment, and materials) from start to finish with attention to budgetary limitations.
- Regular reporting on project SPI (Schedule Performance Index) and CPI (Cost Performance Index) to meet project performance requirements.
- Reviews and approves time entries.
- Prepare and update all productivity and cost control documents necessary to meet project reporting requirements.
- Address all overtime/production issues in a timely and effective manner.
- Identify out-of-scope items and invalid project costs, and to budget extras as projects accelerate.
- Monitors design changes and contract extras, identifying required and optional changes in project scope and negotiate change orders as required.
- Follows approval process for contract changes and works with clients to achieve a fair and reasonable cost for change orders, reviewing their impact on projects.
- Reviews and ensures that approved and unapproved change notices and change orders are complete, current, and up to date to prepare for progress billing.
- Reviews and approves engineering designs and vendor drawings to ensure conformity with project specifications, TESC and client policies, procedures and practices, and sound engineering, operating and business principles and practices.
- Ensure adherence and compliance with local, provincial, and federal laws, statutes, and regulations.
Safety and Quality
- Promotes a culture of continuous improvement with safety performance and quality by going beyond satisfying the minimum legislated requirements, identifying opportunities for improvement, and providing recommendations to quality management team.
- Maintains project health, safety and environmental standards and ensures that they adhere to legislated requirements and TESC and client policies and procedures.
- Drives compliance by ensuring that incident management investigation program policies and procedures are met on all projects and that quality control is monitored and maintained across all project activities.
Skills & Abilities
- Must have experience in industrial construction scheduling, planning, and execution.
- Must be able to compile and present financial data with accuracy.
- Ability to read and understand construction blueprints and drawings.
- Demonstrated leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and negotiation skills.
- Strong mentoring and coaching skills to a team with diverse levels of expertise.
- Must work well independently and unsupervised.
- Excellent organizational skills with ability to work well under pressure to meet project deadlines.
- Must be a results-orientated problem solver.
- Strong computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and demonstrated knowledge of scheduling practices and software (MS Project, Primavera P6).
- Must be willing to travel and work weekends to accommodate project needs.
- Must possess a valid Class - G Ontario Driver's License and clean driving record.
Education & Experience
- Post-secondary diploma or degree in construction management, project management, engineering, or equivalent combination of education and field experience.
- Minimum of 5 years’ project management experience preferably within an industrial setting.