Job Description

Our client is a leader in the Construction space. The Construction Manager (CM), working from the project office or the site, is responsible for the overall planning, direction, organization, and budgeting of all construction or maintenance work on projects to the highest safety and quality levels within time and costs constraints. The Construction Manager participates in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversees organization, scheduling and implementation strategy.Role and General Responsibilities

  • The Construction Manager leads all aspects of construction delivery of a major Public Private Partnership LRT/Rail Infrastructure project.
  • Responsible for all safety planning associated with the project construction execution methods selection, with support of the Project Manager and Site Health and Safety Manager
  • Coordinate with the client, project management, and project services in identifying required reporting procedures and formats for client and Hatch management needs
  • Establish the project field procedures and objectives within corporate policies and procedures as necessitated by jobsite conditions
  • Responsible through the constructability coordinator to set up and oversee the constructability process
  • Ensure Construction Work Packages (CWP) are defined to a level enough for a level three schedule
  • Ensure construction work packages are coordinated with engineering and procurement
  • Establish the construction requirements for pre-fabrication and modularization
  • Review construction/erection drawings and specifications prepared for the project for economic constructability, develop strategies for erection interfaces, determine appropriate construction methods, and preempt problem areas
  • Participates in the labor studies, labor sourcing exercise and the establishment of the industrial relations strategy
  • Liaises with the Project Manager and the project core team of design engineers, procurement, planning and scheduling and other personnel as required in setting priorities to ensure timely construction performance
  • Review and approve construction estimates, budgets, forecasts and schedules
  • Develop site organization and staffing requirements required to execute construction activities within project schedule and acceptable costs
  • Ensure adherence to all local regulations and statutory requirements in site activities planning
  • Assist the procurement team to review contractual agreements with clients, suppliers, and contractors
  • Ensure that the Project Manager is informed of construction concerns
  • Coordinate the preparation and issue of the Construction Execution Plan.
  • Ensure the necessary permits and licenses (notice of project, insurance certificates, workers compensation, environmental permits etc.) are identified and obtained prior to the start of construction activities on site
  • Direct, monitor and motivate subordinate construction specialists in performance and direct activities as necessary to ensure project requirements are achieved
  • Provide construction technical support to other site functions as needed
  • Liaise with client representatives as required to ensure shutdowns, relocations, tie ins, etc. are planned safely and in a timely manner with minimum disruption
  • Recommend requirements for construction resources and strategies to meet the schedule in each area
  • Cooperate with the Pre-Operational Testing Manager in the planning of transfer packages

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Demonstrated health and safety management focus in the construction phase of project delivery, and extensive knowledge of health and safety management procedures, safe work practices, and applicable legislation
  • Engineering degree or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Minimum 7 to 10 years previous construction management experience in the design/constructability, implementation and management of construction sites
  • Well-developed business and management principles related to strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods, leadership and coordination of people and resources.
  • Efficient and above average skills in planning, organization, leadership, management and administrative processes
  • Strong customer/client focus with the ability to build and maintain relationships and communicate directly with the client on key issues in a timely, efficient and trustworthy manner
  • Complete knowledge of and facility with engineering, procurement, construction, jobsite management, and other project related activities, their interfaces and interdependencies.
  • Effective coordination, organization and planning of community industrial relations including trade union relationships
  • Familiarity with a wide range of equipment, tools, and technologies used in construction
  • Proficient in the English language (Reading, writing and speaking)

Preferred Skills

  • Involvement in at least one LRT related projects
  • Exposure to all areas of project management
  • Demonstrates astute business acumen in the understanding and management of commercial contracts and risk
  • Ability to operate independently and effectively direct in a multidisciplinary team environment