Construction Systems Manager - Eastern Canada


Ottawa, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 170799 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Eastern Canada District 

Department: Field Supervision 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

As a Construction Systems Manager,  you will proactively ensure the safe timely execution of the works sub-contracted by KEV for System Operation.


System operation involves installation of all works for traction power (substation, inverter, OCS all installed by a sub-contractor), signalization (CBTC by THALES as designated sub-contractor) and all COM installation (SCADA, Data Networks, CCTV, PA, intrusion detection etc.). #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 & industrial. The serve the construction and mining industries and operates in Eastern Canada. 


This role is for the Confederation Line in Ottawa under the KEV Joint Venture (Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci).


Responsible for the effective deployment of KEV Safety Policy and Safety Procedures on site.


Responsible for the coordination with other trades of KEV activities (e.g. track installation, station constructions including civil, architectural and all MEP activities).


Responsible to create an environment for KEV System Sub-Contractors works permitting timely execution of the works, avoiding potential claims, and ensuring KEV Quality Policies deployment.


Responsible to verify that System Sub-Contractors correctly liaise with the KEV System Assurance Plans (safety, requirements, care & preservation, RAMS etc.) handled by the System Engineering Manager.


You will assist the System Director interfacing with Stakeholders such as:


  • Customer
  • All KEV Sub-contractors
  • All KEV Department
  • Authorities Having Jurisdiction
  • Stakeholders


The position requires Technical Competencies, Leadership, good communication & presentation skills (in English) and ability to work in multi-disciplined and culturally diverse background environments.


  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years experience in construction activities in an environment of multi trades interactions and concurrent works preferably on railway projects.
  • Experience in managing sub-contractors.

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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