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Project Manager

Location : Quebec, Canada
Job Type : Permanent

Project Manager, Construction

Quebec, Canada

Cowan International’s client, a dynamic General Contractor with its extensive portfolio of institutional, commercial and civil heavy industrial projects, is looking to fill a critical Project Manager role.

Job Code: 6479

Reporting to the General Manager and/or Assistant General Manager, the Project Manager will be responsible for the estimation, planning and management of assigned construction projects. Institutional, commercial, industrial, residential or civil, projects can be turnkey, cost-plus or fixed-price. The incumbent will also be assigned ‘special’ projects based on organizational needs as well as design projects, if he/she has the capability to perform the latter.

Responsibilities of the Project Manager
• Capable of producing sound estimates and budgets and ability to explain them to the team and justify
• Setting and respecting company project management standards and monitoring control processes
• Manage price proposals and drive the selection of suppliers and sub-trades
• Supporting and participating in the administrative support of projects: production of purchase orders, producing cost reports, managing invoices, following-up on logistics, supporting permit requests, etc.
• Coordinate site equipment, materials and mobilization
• Plan and hold project meetings with sub-trades, with site personnel, with client and professionals
• Manage project schedule and drive planning activities with superintendents
• Develop project plans for health and safety, quality control, inspections, testing and start-up (commissioning)
• Monitor the finances of the project and ensure the project complies with set performance indicators; actively participate in developing and implementing corrective actions and strategies as required
• After the closure of the contract, monitor the deficiency corrections, support the production of the final contract deliverables (red mark-ups, operation manuals, warranties, etc.)
• Respect and adhere to the business processes of the company and actively participate in continuous improvement activities by offering practical improvement proposals
• Participate in special projects as needed
• Offer the company reliable construction input and expertise

Experience and Competencies required for the role
• Bachelors degree in Engineering, Architecture or other discipline related to construction in Canada, or…
• Diploma in Architectural Technology coupled with equivalent experience
• 5 to 8 years relevant experience
• Strong communication, planning, decision-making and problem-solving skills
• Good business acumen, i.e. understanding how projects impact the business methods of execution to maximise value to the business
• A strong understanding of materials, tools, equipment, and construction methods and the ability to demonstrate it clearly
• A network in the construction industry or the capacity to develop one rapidly
• Excellent knowledge of common IT tools such as MS-Office, MS-Project etc.
• Available to travel occasionally based on the needs of the organization
• Fluency in English and French

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