As a Construction Manager you will be responsible for maintaining and managing existing and new business relationships and projects and ensuring clients’ needs are met from a management perspective.
You will also be responsible for establishing relationships with new clients, developing the company Western team as needed and ensuring that you effectively represent the company and cultivate respected relationships with clients, consultants, architects, sub-contractors and other project stakeholders.
Work closely with the ownership group to establish direction for the Western Region
Provide leadership and support to current and future staff members pertaining to the Western Region
Professionally represent the company Projects as a Senior Manager, and continually expand existing and new client relationships
Attend events and networking opportunities to foster strong relationships with existing and potential clients
Build and expand the Western Region staff as needed by working with the HR team in Toronto to ensure all best practices are maintained
Stay current with industry trends and best practices
Manage all facets of construction/project management (estimating, budget, schedule, procurement, quality and risk) for capital repair and tenant renovation projects
Provide advice on site regarding construction feasibility, availability of labour, time requirements for construction, and factors related to alternative designs and economies
Interpret building plans, regulations and codes of practice in order to direct the progress of work and, monitor compliance with construction documents
Provide strategic input into long-term planning for new and rebuild projects
Determine and monitor capital budget expenses approved for all projects
Ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget and all deficiencies are properly and promptly resolved
Able to independently take on multiple and concurrent construction projects with limited guidance through prioritizing project activities and exercising influence over project team
Process contract drawings and specifications and ensure that construction scope is built in accordance with the latest set of documents
Identify scope changes, if any, between “issued for construction” drawings and “tender” package drawings, processes contemplated changes received from the Architect by soliciting Subcontractor pricing
Communicate effectively with Owners and Architects in a professional manner to develop your relationships and ensure repeat business
Prepare and submit accurate progress billings/invoices on a timely basis and ensures it reflects all work completed on site to date
Monitor, in conjunction with the Project Superintendent, labour and material costs to ensure the budget is not compromised and escalate any discrepancies
Conduct project meetings as required and prepare Meeting Minutes for distribution
Coordinate, manage and communicate with all subcontractors to effectively deal with problems such as delivery, labour, schedule and payment disputes, evaluate solutions and take the initiative to ensure the best solution is delivered
Maintain a good working knowledge of trade unions, their agreements and stipulations
Ensure construction project files and documents are prepared, shared and logged with a high level of accuracy and within required timeframes
Provide document turnover at completion of project: project close-out documentation, including as-built drawings, manuals, warranties, building permits, etc.
Other duties as requested and required
10+ years of experience within ICI Construction environment (multi-million-dollar renovation/new build projects)
University or College Degree in Project Management, Construction Management, Technical or business-related curriculum
PMP (Project Management Professional) Designation
Experience in various areas of the construction process, project planning and scheduling, team building and mentoring
Ability to read construction drawings, shop drawings and basic understand of mechanical and electrical drawings
Advanced understanding of Canadian regulations relating to compliance on building permits and construction codes
Proficient in Construction Health & Safety requirements and environmental hazards and controls
Proficient computer skills in MS products
Strong leadership skills
Effective decision-making skills through use of sound judgement and technical knowledge
Approaches work with an entrepreneurial mindset, working almost exclusively independently and able to identify when to reach out for professional input
Has a customer-service focus and ensures that clients’ needs are met and dealt with professionally
Able to garner the respect of the trades
Superior communication and interpersonal skills and proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
Strong negotiation skills with ability to influence team members, vendors, and other stakeholders
Ability to take initiative and immediate action to get outstanding items complete
Thrives within a team environment
Capability to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize employee performance including performance reviews and disciplinary actions
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