Area Manager - Industrial - Mechanical & Electrical


Oakville, ON, CA Toronto, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 170971 

Job Level: Executive 

Home District/Group: Ganotec District 

Department: Field Operations 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Ganotec is looking for an Area Manager that will be responsible for project development, people development, estimates, and project sponsorship for EPC projects. The Area Manager will develop and maintain trusting relationships with key client decision makers. The candidate will need to be able to lead a team to develop accurate EPC estimates with appropriate risk analysis and winning execution strategies.  

The Area Manager will be responsible for projects take-offs once awarded and provide oversight and direction for the project team regarding safety, quality, project controls, financials, and client relationship partnering to assure a successful project. Candidate will need the capacity to manage several estimates and projects simultaneously in the $100M to $1B size range or single $1B+ estimates and projects.

The Area Manager is always the first level of off-site management on a project. He meets with project management teams regularly to review progress and ensure they have all necessary resources to be successful. The Area Manager provides experienced leadership, supervision and construction expertise to project teams and leads other senior and junior personnel in estimating, planning, engineering, and contract fulfillment. He or she also frequently works with client representatives and executives to communicate progress and resolve any issues needing attention.

District Overview

Ganotec is a full service, heavy industrial contractor serving the industrial sector across Canada. Ganotec typically self performs all major disciplines including, civil, structural steel erection, heavy mechanical equipment installation, process piping and electrical / instrumentation and controls. We conduct our business through a variety of commercial contract styles including full turnkey, EPC, design build, T&M and conventional discipline packages. We have always been a strong proponent of “partnering”, working in collaboration with owners, major equipment suppliers and engineers at the early stages of the project development phase to allow for a more cost-effective execution strategy for the project. Ganotec continues to position ourselves towards the future, constantly seeking growth opportunities yet never losing sight of what has made the company so successful. 


This position will have home location based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Oakville ON


The Area Manager has overall accountability for projects throughout the GTA. As the Area Manager you will act as the representative of the organization, and play a vital leadership role through:
•    Provide Operations 'championship' for the projects throughout the Ontario region.
•    Provide business expertise and guidance to the Project Manager(s).
•    Act as the liaison between the project owners, the business community and key management decision making groups.
•    Act as an arbitrator and making decisions that may be beyond the authority of the Project Manager.
•    Ensure that the business need is valid, correctly prioritized and project is properly launched.
•    Ensure that the projects remains a viable business proposition.
•    Ensure changes to the projects are properly managed and risks are assessed.
•    Establish the project organization, roles and reporting structure.
•    Ensure the project is following all Safety Guidelines and policies.
•    Approve key project deliverables.
•    Initiate project reviews and audits and supporting the process of review with project team.
•    Identify, assess, and inform the District of internal and external risks and issues that affect the business.
•    Use logic, data and experience to recognize conflicts and facilitate solutions.
•    Understand and prioritize the overall quality and safety of the project, the methods used to develop it and the end product.
•    Work closely with ``Get Work`` and ``Build Work`` teams and other internal departments ensuring maximum exposure of the Company’s capabilities, including an understanding of the offerings of other Kiewit business units and the presentation of those capabilities when appropriate.
•    Communicate effectively with all stakeholders including the client, vendors, and subcontractors. 
•    Drive business growth through expanding service offerings within existing clients. 
•    Present ideas in a persuasive and compelling way; gains support and buy-in without demanding it; influence others to the desired course of action.
•    Collaborate actively with the Business Line Manager of business planning and market strategy. 
•    Champion innovation and continuous improvement; drive efficiency and productivity and seek ways to improve customer satisfaction and employee engagement.
•    Identify, evaluate, and mitigate operating risks inherent in the business that could materially impact the company’s reputation and/or operating results.
•    Build strong relationship with other Operational Leaders of the District and foster effective teamwork between leadership and staff.
•    Develop our people and provide mentorship to future builders by sharing knowledge, experiences and knowing the company’s learning and developmental resources.


•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management or business preferred.
•    15+ years of relevant experience in construction or engineering leadership to the mechanical and/or electrical construction market.
•    Experience in contract negotiation in a union industrial construction market for engineering, construction and EPC project work.
•    Experience preferred in Industrial/Electrical/Mechanical construction operations and/or operations management.
•    Able to rapidly develop strategies and tactical plans to position Ganotec in these markets.
•    Innovative and have the ability to perceive business opportunities and work closely with company management in developing and executing strategies which capitalize on these opportunities.
•    Possess a professional demeanor that builds trusting relationships.
•    Strong client negotiation skills.
•    Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence in taking initiative.
•    Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. French is considered an asset.
•    Interact effectively both professionally and socially with people of all levels.
•    Aggressive about career advancement through results-based performance.
•    Conduct himself/herself in a manner which will reflect favorably upon the company, enhance its reputation and promote good will.
•    Maintain a reputation for integrity, maturity, and sound business judgment.
•    Up to 50% travel required.

Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

As a full-service, heavy industrial contractor, we’ve earned an industry-wide reputation for sticking to our high standards in everything we do. 

We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. Around here, learning and improving go hand-in-hand with going to work each day. You’ll constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences. 

If you're ready for a career that can take you places, look no further. 

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

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