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Project Director - Civil

Toronto, ON

EBC thinks outside the box and deploys all its know-how to carry out major infrastructure projects: bridges, roads, highways, tunnels, marine installations. Our ability to meet deadlines and budgets as well as our vast expertise in the field allow us to actively participate in large-scale projects such as the Samuel-De-Champlain Bridge, the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) and the Site C hydro-electric power station located near Fort St-John in British Columbia.


Our seasoned team of engineers, project managers and other specialists also put their energy into the construction of wind farms and to the benefit of hydroelectric projects such as dams, power stations, tunnels and dikes. EBC is positioned as a true leader in this sector. Our range of specialized services has made our reputation in Canada.


Come move mountains with us!  


Under the supervision of the Vice President of the Civil Operations, the Project Director is fully responsible for all the proposals he will be involved with, with or without the assistance of a project manager. The project manager will take care of the completion of the projects he has tendered and won.


The Project Director plans, directs, organizes, coordinates and controls, alone or with project managers, the execution of one or more construction projects simultaneously.


Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the preparation of bids and the execution of projects. The signing of tenders is the responsibility of the assigned Vice-President; 
  • Negotiate agreements with subcontractors, sign letters of intent after discussion with the vice president, verify agreements with subcontractors and sign them (for subcontracts valued at less than $1 million); 
  • In collaboration with project managers and superintendents, ensure that the work carried out meets the standards and the objectives set for quality, safety and relations in the work, quantity, deadlines and costs and take the necessary corrective action when required; 
  • When required, assist the vice president in negotiating customer contract terms; 
  • Monthly verification and discussion with project managers of all cost controls under his/her supervision and reporting to the vice president; 
  • Assign staff to work sites, in accordance with the policies of the human resources department (salaries must be approved by the human resources director) and monitor the productivity of resources under his/her responsibility as well as operating costs; 
  • Ensure customer satisfaction with a concern for safety, costs, schedule and quality of work; 
  • Ensure the application of and compliance with the EBC health and safety estimate and site specific H&S programs for each project; 
  • Ensure compliance with the company's QA/QC system in accordance with the appropriate ISO standard; 
  • Follow up on ISO procedures with operational staff. Responsible for site kick-off meetings, periodic reviews, post-mortems and participation in planning reviews; 
  • Discuss legal or litigation issues with the vice president, and ensure documentation; 
  • Perform all other tasks required for the execution of his / her mandate; 
  • Evaluate personnel under his/her responsibility according to company policies. 


Requirements

  • University Degree/Technology Diploma in Engineering, or a combination of education and industry experience; 
  • 15+ years’ experience in the construction industry; 
  • Previous civil construction experience specifically tunnels, underground works, deep shafts, ground stabilization, metro and rail work; 
  • Extensive experience in tunneling is preferred; 
  • A proven track record of project success and team leadership; 
  • Strong knowledge of tunnel construction methodologies such as: TBM (rock and soft ground), SEM/NATM (soft ground tunneling, face subdivision, pre-support installation, tunnel junction, break outs), cut and cover, road header, micro-tunnelling. 
  • Good knowledge in geology and geotechnical; 
  • Strong experience delivering large scale projects within a partnership environment; 
  • Strong experience with alternative delivery mode projects (Design Build, P3); 
  • Strong knowledge of financial management, as well as building codes and associated legislation; 
  • Good computer skills and previous experience with scheduling software; 
  • This position is located in the Greater Toronto Area, and the ability to work throughout Ontario may be required. 


Required


SKILLS AND ATTITUDES REQUIRED


  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills with the ability to effectively influence others and successfully resolve a variety of client, project and technical issues to bring the project to successful completion; 
  • A passion to develop teams and for organizational growth and success; 
  • Bilingualism in French and English, considered a strong asset; 
  • Initiative and leadership; 
  • Highly organized and self-motivated; 
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in an accurate and efficient manner; 
  • Ability to effectively manage and complete priorities on a daily basis. 


Benefits

  • Competitive salary and advantageous bonus plan; 
  • 5 weeks of annual vacation; 
  • Flexible group insurance program upon entry; 
  • Group RRSP with employer contribution to a Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan (DPSP); 
  • 24-hour access to a virtual doctor (telemedicine); 
  • Training and development programs; 
  • Employee assistance program; 
  • Active social club and health and wellness committee; 
  • Diverse, innovative and stimulating environment; 
  • A company built on values of respect, integrity and a job well done; 
  • Firm recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.


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