Senior Project Manager - Buildings - Eastern Canada


Oakville, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 163699 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Eastern Canada District 

Department: Field Operations 

Market: Building 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for job site management and will oversee the administrative and technical aspects of the design and construction of  one or multiple building constructions.  
Kiewit’s mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we are building hospitals to support the community, boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else.  #LI-HM1

District Overview

Eastern Canada District's projects include highways, bridges, mass transit, mine site development & open pit operations, hydroelectric powerhouses, wind-power plants, dams, commercial & industrial buildings. 


This position will be located in Oakville.


•   Manage and Supervise general contractors and/or subcontractors  providing construction services  for one or multiple buildings.
•   Administer and Ensure subcontractor compliance of safety, quality control, environmental programs and execution of temporary constructions and installations.
•   Administer quality assurance and commissioning processes.
•   Interact and meet with Project Client, Engineering Firms and Architectural firms to manage project issues while maintaining positive working relationships.
Ensure constructability, operability, maintainability and safety during design process in cooperation with design team.
•   Monitor and manage the project budget, minimizing costs while upholding the highest quality.

•   Participate in the monthly job cost updates and projections.
•   Assist with schedule development and maintenance. Closely monitor schedule and address variations with subcontractors.
•   Coordinate Engineering services & support during construction.
•    Review, approve and negotiate Subcontractor change orders.
•   Coordinate and interact with other sectors and disciplines of the Project.
•   Coordinate the execution and implementation of the project completion and turnover plan.
•   Ensure contract compliance and  monitor contract performance.
•   Track project deliverables and information using Integrated project administration systems. 
•   Manage a team of field staff personnel such as field engineers and site coordinators.
•   Manage temporary control measures, relocation and coordinate with third party utilities and traffic entities.
•   Review subcontractor progress documentation and reports.
•   Approve and monitor subcontractor execution procedures and processes.
•   Initiate and attend supplementary and regular meetings with the client for problem resolution and planning.
•   Manage subcontractor back charges and change order  approval.
•   Assist in planning, review and coordination of subcontractor site setup and logistics.


•   10+ years' experience in all aspects of managing  large lump-sum, construction management, or  design-build construction projects with a proven track record of successful outcomes. 
•   Preferable Experience working on the construction of buildings as part of large scale design-build projects
•   Preferable Experience working on the construction of design-build mega projects
•   Undergraduate degree in construction engineering, construction management or a related degree or comparable work experience.
•   Strong knowledge of safety legislation and regulations and ability to enforce safety on site.
•   Ability to understand project scheduling and cost control, and to read and understand project owner specifications and engineering drawings.
•   Subcontractor Management and Negotiation experience.
•   Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
•   Ability to Work independently as well as part of a team.
•   Strong work ethic - willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
•   Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
•  Proficiency in English oral and written communication (, French proficiency is a plus)
•   Strong knowledge of work processes and procedures and ability to enforce quality work on site.
•   Strong organizational/time management skills.

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.
•    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.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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