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Pathfinder Recruitment Group Published: December 10, 2016
Calgary, United States
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Reporting to the Operations Manager or Construction Manager, the Senior Project Manager must have commercial construction experience and will be responsible for:

· Managing all aspects of construction projects.

· Responsible for ensuring the successful completion of the project, its profitability, and for retaining the owner as a continuing client of the company.

· Establishes project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards within the boundaries of corporate policy.

· Ensures that the project is constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule.

· Contributes as appropriate to the pre-award process by determining project scope, planning and estimating.

· Monitors/controls construction progress through administrative direction of on-site project personnel to ensure project is built on schedule and within budget.

· Investigates potentially serious situations and implements corrective measures.

· Manages financial aspects of contracts to protect the company’s interests and maintains good relationships with client.

· Provides overall administrative and technical direction to projects, from bid preparation to final acceptance by client, by ensuring that the project is constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule.

· Contributes as appropriate to the pre-award process of determining project scope, planning and estimating.

· Assists reviews and negotiates contracts; liaises with legal counsel as appropriate in conjunction with Department Manager.

· Develops, recommends and implements the project plan after the project is awarded.

· Assembles key personnel for the project.

· Selects subcontractors for projects.

· Monitors and controls progress, costs and budgets throughout the project.

· Advises the Department Manager on project status and results in a timely fashion.

· Resolves disputes between the Company and owner, or Company and subcontractors when possible prior to Branch or Department Manager’s involvement.

· Identifies required and optional changes in project scope; negotiates change orders with the owner.

· Ensures that project staff understands the Company’s operating policies and practices, and applies these policies appropriately.

· Hires, coaches/mentors and provides direction and reviews the performance of personnel reporting directly to the Senior Project Manager.

· Maintains safety standards in all aspects of each project.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications;


· Mechanical, Civil or Structural engineering degree or equivalent training and experience


· 10 plus years experience in the construction industry responsible for commercial/civil projects.

· Thorough knowledge of all aspects of commercial/civil construction (technology, equipment, materials, negotiation, engineering, estimating, scheduling and safety).

· Knowledge of and experience with construction, design, finance and management.

· Superior communication and interpersonal skills required (tact, diplomacy, influence). Must be able to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize employee performance.

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