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Electrical Construction Manager

Toronto, ON


As an Electrical Construction Manager, you will be responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome of electrical construction projects. This person will effectively direct and supervise the work of project administration, project superintendents, engineers, and other project personnel to establish operational priorities and maintain effective relationships with owners, subcontractors, etc. 


Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, and an industry leader in transit and rail systems’ construction and maintenance throughout the United States and Canada. MEC specializes in the installation of Overhead Contact Systems (OCS), Traction Power Substations (TPSS), Signaling and Train Control, Communications, and Control Centers.


At MEC we maintain our commitment to hire the best people, provide the training needed to keep up with the demands of today’s work environment, and the opportunities to grow and advance within our organization. As the most experienced installer of rail and transit systems in North America, MEC takes pride in being recognized as the Systems Contractor of Choice delivering innovative solutions through aligning our technical expertise with our client’s objectives. We self-perform most disciplines providing time, cost, and scheduling efficiencies, as well as in-house expertise, resulting in seamless performance for our clients.


This person will work on a large transit rail project in Toronto, ON.


  • Be responsible for ensuring project meets/exceeds financial objectives by overseeing and monitoring each stage of development.
  • Coordinates daily/weekly meetings with area superintendents and project engineers to develop project means/methods, schedule contracting needs, and long lead delivery times.
  • Manage electrical field operations and work sequence in conjunction with the Project Manager.
  • Review project estimates and plans to determine estimated job cost, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project.
  • Oversee and approve monthly job cost updates and quarterly cash flow projections. Review, approve, and negotiate change orders.
  • Establish work plans and staffing needs for each phase of the project, work closely with Project Manager and HR team to manage relationship with staff and craft employees. 
  • Form and lead an effective project management team, define, and delegate management responsibilities and set goals. 
  • Resolve any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise.
  • Be an effective leader and communicate with department leads and other project personnel regarding work scopes.
  • Ensure project superintendents understand and execute work as required by client/project specifications. 
  • Ensure safety, quality, and production is always maintained.
  • Responsible for project closeout: securing loose ends by finishing paperwork, obtaining retainages, supporting supervisors, and expediting claims.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or a related field is required.
  • At least 10 years of overall work experience within the construction industry.
  • At least 6 years of work experience managing electrical aspects of commercial construction projects with a proven track record of successful outcomes.
  • Strong understanding of project scheduling, cost control, project owner specifications, engineering drawings, and other project documents/reports.
  • The ability to work successfully both independently and as a team to meet project goals and deadline.
  • Strong work ethic - willing to do what it takes to get the job done the first time.
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization and 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. 

•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


Base Compensation: $160,000/yr - $190,000/yr

(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.

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