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Project Director, Shaft Sinking

Saskatoon, SK

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Engineering & Operations, the Project Director, Shaft Sinking will possess 15 years of experience as a Project Manager or Project Director level role on large-scale projects in the resource sector, where the total project costs have been $500M+.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Establish an appropriate, integrated organizational structure, including off- project functional and specialist support.
  • Define and communicate roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities to the project team and contractors to ensure project completion in a safe manner, within budget, on schedule, and in conformance with the appropriate standards, specifications, and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the scope, design bases, and objectives are defined, best practices/lessons learned reviewed, and detailed work plans, schedules, budgets, and procedures are established.
  • Accountable for the development and implementation of the overall Project Execution Plan for the Rook I Project.
  • Ensure integration of work plans of multiple execution from surface and underground.
  • Promote the use of constructability reviews during project design and execution.
  • Monitor and control all contractual commitments to ensure that all work is being performed in accordance with the specifications, drawings, and terms of the contract, that a trend program is in place, and that change orders and claims are processed in a timely manner.
  • Implement and maintain a change management control system.
  • Facilitate with the project team the development, communication, implementation, update, and continual use of the Project Execution Plan.
  • Review and approve project control systems that measure progress/performance, provide early warning of deviations from the plan, and identify corrective actions to be taken.
  • Identify quality requirements and ensure the proper processes are identified and implemented to achieve contractual quality commitments.
  • Oversee the Document Control and Records Management function.
  • Review and approve bid tabulations for commitments on all major purchase orders, contracts, and subcontracts, and approves critical changes to these documents.
  • Integrate with the owners’ team with proper handover documentation and operational readiness.
  • Assist in the training of new project managers and other project team members in key positions through both formal training courses and on-the-job training.
  • Establish a plan to provide training opportunities for project team members.
  • Track all turnover activities and develop plans to address.
  • Establish a communication plan to ensure effective communication between the Project team, Management, and Senior NexGen Leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or equivalent construction management experience.
  • 15+ years, or two (2) Mining & Metals projects serving as Project Manager or Project Director on mine site.
  • Expert-level organizational skills and ability to multi-task, coupled with a proven ability to effectively prioritize duties and solve problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal/relationship skills and able to work and communicate with individuals and groups at all levels of the organization, written and oral.
  • High attention to detail, strong work ethic, and excellent organizational skills.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment with the utmost professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Experience leading projects that have utilized an EPCM and EPC delivery model.


This position will be based in the Saskatoon project office with a regular rotation to the Project site.

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