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Director of Civil Construction

Victoria, BC
  • Highly competitive salary of $150k+, negotiable based on skills and experience along with excellent benefits!
  • Utilize your construction knowledge in a growing organization
  • Help us breathe new life into underdeveloped areas by providing the basis for further development

About Milner Group Ventures

Milner Group is a family business that has been serving Vancouver Island for over 50 years. We started out with one gravel pit and one truck to serve our clients, gradually expanded into civil contracting, and continued to grow from there. Our recycling operation started as a wood recycling site and has now expanded to accept all non-hazardous waste. We work closely with our clients in the private and public sectors—no project is too big or small for Milner Group.

As the company developed, our service offering grew to include civil contracting, residential and commercial development, general excavation, municipal road building, highway infrastructure, logging, and wood waste recycling. Milner continues to provide these services, as well as trucking, gravel quarrying, demolition, hazardous materials abatement, hauling, and disposal services for residential and commercial waste, to a diverse range of clients in the Mid-Island area.

For more information and examples of some of our projects, please see our website.

About the Opportunity

Currently, Milner Group is seeking an experienced Director of Civil Construction to join our team in Nanaimo, BC on a full-time basis. Occasional travel within Vancouver Island may be required.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the General Manager to guide the company toward success and ensure that it is poised for future growth, both strategically and operationally. This exciting role will require you to be a leader, manager, and developer.

While no two days will be alike in this fast-paced role, your more typical responsibilities will include:

  • Report directly to the General Manager
  • Oversee and plan the overall construction project's initiation, management, and assessment, including requirements gathering, scope definition, creation of budget and schedule, staffing, and review/implementation of construction management projects
  • Identify and control major project issues and risks, including mitigating and resolving risks/issues occurred in business operations in a timely manner
  • Work collaboratively with site managers, foremen and superintendents (or all company departments) to maximize the use of equipment, labour, and resources while ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of service and materials
  • Allocate budget resources, coordinate business operations, manage safety, monitor and motivate staff, manage operational costs, ensure good customer service, improve administration processes, engage with vendors, and identify business opportunities
  • Maintain relationships with clients, generate new business, and improve services while ensuring sustainability and meeting business objectives
  • Ensure that all available tenders are reviewed
  • Partner with Maintenance Manager regarding necessary equipment needs and/or maintenance issues
  • Build the company’s presence across Vancouver Island by collaborating with various potential clients and companies
  • Ensure the safe delivery of services that meet or exceed customer and corporate expectations
  • Develop and execute leading-edge strategies and functions relating to the strategic planning for focused company growth, based on KPIs
  • Act on behalf of the company to participate in negotiations and other business events and meetings as required

More About You

In order to qualify for this role, you will need a high school diploma with at least 3 years of work experience as a superintendent, estimator, or senior construction executive, supporting heavy civil construction activities.

The following are strong assets for this position:

  • Hands-on experience in heavy civil construction, gravel pits, rock, and demolition activities
  • Gold Seal Certification
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Sound understanding of and demonstrated/proven adherence to Safety Regulations, and Construction Safety Practices
  • Demonstrate proficiency with MS Office, Windows applications, and Construction Management Software
  • Strong understanding of unique industry requirements within different municipalities

As our ideal candidate, you will join us with excellent communication, organization, and collaboration skills. You are a resourceful, innovative leader, with the ability to prioritize and manage various deadlines. Your aptitude for stakeholder management along with your extensive knowledge in the civil construction industry will help you succeed in this role.

If you have an ambitious spirit and an eagerness to bring in a fresh perspective, while looking to advance your career with a growing organization, we want to hear from you.

About the Benefits

For your hard work and dedication, you will receive a competitive salary of $150k+, negotiable based on skill and experience, and a package that includes:

  • Extended health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance
  • Company vehicle or mileage reimbursement
  • Company events - we have regular holiday parties and employee appreciation events!

If you are looking for an exciting new challenge and the opportunity to grow your skills and experience, join us today!

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