Electrical Project Manager - Eastern Canada Group


Ottawa, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 170411 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Eastern Canada District 

Department: Field Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Project Electrical/Mechanical Manager, you will be responsible for job site management and oversee the administrative and technical aspects of construction projects. 

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. 

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. They serve the construction and mining industries and operate in Eastern Canada. 


This position is for the Confederation Line project in Ottawa.


•    Directs and supervises the work of project administration, project superintendents, and engineers to establish operational priorities and maintain effective relationships with owners, designers, subcontractors, etc.
•    Responsible for ensuring the project meets or exceeds its financial objectives, by overseeing and monitoring each stage of the development.
•    Coordinates daily/weekly meetings with all the area superintendents, project engineers to develop means and methods, schedule contracting needs and long lead delivery times.
•    Ensures ESA, HOL, Building Codes and Project Agreement requirements are adhered to. Resolve conflicting requirements.  
•    Manage all field operations and work sequence in conjunction with the Project Manager.
•    Review project estimate or plan to determine estimated job cost, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.
•    Oversee and approve the monthly job cost updates, quarterly cash flow projections and project time schedules to avoid/mitigate construction delays. Also, review, approve and negotiate change orders.
•    Anticipate project needs with sufficient lead-time to avoid delay of production Establishes work plan and staffing for each phase of project, work closely with Project Manager and HR team to manage relationship with staff and craft. 
•    Form and lead an effective project management team, define and delegate management responsibilities and set goals and expectations.
•    Resolve any unexpected technical difficulties, and other problems that may arise.
•    Be an effective leader, communicate with department leads regarding work scopes.
•    Ensure project superintendents understand and execute the work as required.
•    Ensure safety, quality and production is maintained.
•    Responsible for project closeout. Secure loose ends by finishing paperwork, obtaining retainages, supporting supervisors and expediting claims.



•    10+ years' experience in electrical/mechanical construction operation
•    Undergraduate degree in electrical, mechanical, industrial or civil engineering, construction management or a related degree or comparable work experience. 
•    Strong knowledge of safety legislation and regulations; 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 
•    Ability to work with and manage subcontractors
•    Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills 
•    Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies 


Working Conditions

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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.

Base Compensation: $140,982 - $216,619 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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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