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Project Manager - Roads & Bridges

Reference ID: 250
Construction, Mining and Trades
Transportation and Warehousing
Management and Executive
Full Time
Toronto, ON     
Vancouver, BC     

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Job Summary

The position is Responsible to oversee the total asset management of the highway / bridge maintenance project assigned.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for the Management and Operations of an outcome based highway maintenance contract with the associated Ministry of Transportation. Applies a thorough understanding of the contract to help ensure achievement of all key contract metrics
  • Develop and periodically revise a multi-year work plan for the maintenance and year-round operations of highways within the project’s limits to specifications under the contract
  • Manage all employees including Area Managers, Technicians, specialty work crews, administrative staff, fleet staff and other staff
  • Monitor all Project overheads to insure proper utilization of resources and proper expense management by Area Managers and other subordinate staff
  • Monitor processes and procedures to insure proper expense management and maximization of operating profits is accomplished
  • Ensure utilization of current equipment inventory is effective, that the inventory is of sufficient quantity to handle contract needs, that it is properly maintained, and that staff operates it safely
  • Develop long-term personnel and equipment scheduling to determine overall project needs
  • Ensure all staff abides by all federal, provincial and local laws within the scope of their contracts and that they are trained and knowledgeable in all requirements to ensure continuing compliance
  • Respond appropriately to MTO and/or public questions/complaints, representing the company and the project to audiences of all sizes
  • Work with Office Managers and provide guidance and direction for all office functions
  • Work with Corporate Human Resources to develop a recruiting and hiring game-plan, and ensure that this plan is executed effectively
  • Work in conjunction with corporate department heads,  management, and managers to coordinate training efforts annually for existing employees, new employees and division and branch-specific training needs
  • Work with managers in providing direction for the development of the Project’s overhead budgets.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years’ experience in a public roads environment
  • College degree is strongly preferred with a preference for a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (or comparable)
  • P.E. License preferred
  • Additional industry-related training/certification is desirable
  • Understanding of ISO standards and compliance
  • Demonstrated computer/systems skills including spreadsheets, reports, and presentations     
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license; this position travels within the area and to locations within the project on a recurring basis
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written as well as excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to travel, including to the USA for meetings/trainings
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement action plans to solve complex problems, applying strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Operations management, demonstrating effective leadership skills and decision making in pressure situations
  • Highway or bridge maintenance experience is preferred

We thank all candidates for their application however only those selected for interview will be contacted due to the high volume of applications.   All candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Posted: October 20, 2016
Closes:December 19, 2016
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