Project Manager

Full Time Permanent


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.

Cost Control

  • 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.

Contract Management

  • 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.

Job Specifications:

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.