Responsibilities

The scope of the role of Project Director, Construction encompasses overall project performance including the following:
• Promoting a culture of safety by managing Health and Safety policy and standards.
• Leadership with respect to managing and maintaining control of assigned project deliverables and deadlines.
• Building team cohesiveness including managing relationships both internally and externally.
• Manage the Customer relationship from the bid process and submission from RFQ through to award, delivery and financial closure consistent with policy and processes.
• Building and maintaining strong working relationships with key customers, trade contractors and consultants.
• Working across the business and with joint venture and supply chain partners, as appropriate, to champion and deliver a winning bid and contract delivery through effective leadership, inspiration and support of the bid team and following contract award the delivery team.
• Maintaining an environment in which the team works in accordance with the company values and in such a way that this is evident to the Customer.
• Ensuring submission documents are complete and a consistent review of these documents and updates are maintained.
• Directs activities to support operational delivery and maximise financial settlement.
• Sets direction for their departments, contracts or area of responsibility wherever needed.
• Accountability for the direction of Construction at the site level (including shop drawings / design issues and off-site activities).
• Promote a culture of "do it once, do it right" by ensuring compliance with the company Quality Management System
• Develop and manage the construction schedule including monitoring compliance, progress updates and value engineering solutions to improve schedule position.
• Identify varied and additional work and ensure the necessary RFI’s are issued, instructions obtained, notifications issued and claims documents are submitted timeously
• Contributes to and delivers Construction strategy.
• Responsible for compliance to Corporate Governance standards
• Promotes innovative ways to add value and reduce costs within the team
• Determines resource requirements and allocates appropriate resources
• Identifies people-related risks and implements solutions
• Resolves all internal disciplinary issues successfully

Requirements

Education:
• College, technical school or university education in Engineering Construction Management or Architectural Technology
• Gold Seal Certification from Canadian Construction Association or International CIOB, AIC and/or PQS including relevant education from a recognized college/university pertaining to the construction industry would be an asset

Skills & Abilities:
• Client liaison and relationship building is a must.
• Ability to manage and work under high levels of stress while ensuring strong relationships are maintained with internal and external customers.
• Proficiency with computerized estimating software, and MS Office Suite
• Time management skills

Other Requirements
• Minimum 15 - 20 years in construction management for large construction projects in excess of $200 million
• Significant track record of success in managing a complex business contract
• Knowledge and understanding of construction, scheduling, estimating and work winning is preferred
• Commercial experience in working with site teams from preconstruction to project closeout. This will include award of trade contracts, billing and management of monthly payments and assessment of time impacts and cost impacts due to changed circumstances.

Based on regulations under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, successful candidates are required to provide documented proof of Worker or Supervisor health and safety awareness training, as applicable.