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Senior Project Manager

Vancouver, BC

Govan Brown is a national construction firm headquartered in Toronto. Our expertise is in commercial interiors and core & shell construction. Since 1994, we’ve demonstrated excellence through our commitment to exceptional service, quality work and innovation. We provide an environment that engages our people, encourages strong work ethics, fosters growth and development, and supports the communities in which we work. Govan Brown is recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies and one of Canada's Top 40 Contractors.


  • Summer hours: Get a head start on your weekends from Victoria Day through Thanksgiving
  • Fun Team and Volunteer Events: Enjoy the opportunity to socialize with team members at events and volunteer activities within the community.
  • Service and Referral Rewards: We appreciate our employees’ commitment to our success and growth through various creative rewards, (including a personalized bobblehead for a key milestone!)
  • Green space: Enjoy the fresh air and amazing view from our outdoor space, patio and BBQ facilities.
  • Professional Development & training: Expand your knowledge through various internal training programs and support of your professional certification goals.
  • Health & Dental benefits: Such as prescription drug coverage, medical services, dental and vision as well as a Health Spending Account of $750 (minimum) to use as you like to top up our benefit programs.
  • Wellness & Life Balance: Through our Employee Assistance Program we offer wellness tools for employees and their families, as well as a minimum of 3 weeks of vacation.
  • Investing in your future: We offer a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) with up to 5% match and an Employee Share Purchase Program (ESPP).
  • Safety: We prioritize safety at GB, with daily safety activities woven into our operations and safety programming throughout the year. We also offer a $400 Boot Allowance every two years to ensure employees have access to CSA approved safety boots.


We are searching for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Project Manager to join our Vancouver team. As Senior PM, you will primarily provide oversight and/or directly manage projects, ensuring corporate goals for safety, quality, budget, schedule and profitability are met.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Monitor legal, contractual, and financial aspects of construction projects and develop and implement actions to mitigate potential risks and challenges.
  • Oversight of project estimating; including subcontractor solicitation, through to subcontract buyout and contracting.
  • Oversee construction tenders and negotiations.
  • Monitor and report on project schedules and costs, margins and profitability.
  • Review all construction cost reports and forecasts looking for early warning signs of potential risk and developing effective plans to overcome/mitigate.
  • Manage project pre-construction.
  • Attend and participate in Quarterly forecasting review meetings with management.
  • Develop long lasting client relationships by managing client expectations and ensuring construction activities are aligned with federal requirements.
  • Act as an escalation point to resolve issues referred by the Client and/or project team.
  • Track project execution lessons learned and share with the team for continuous improvement.
  • Play a key role in securing new work by participating in project budgeting and estimates, working with subcontractors and/or participating in proposals and presentations.
  • Implement and monitor governance.
  • Build and lead a strong team that delivers profitable projects. Provide effective direction, coaching and support.
  • Identify ongoing resource requirements based on current and upcoming projects. Update manpower schedule.
  • Participate in recruitment activities, including scouting for potential candidates in the market, conducting interviews and approving new hires.
  • Manage performance of team and provide ongoing feedback. Conduct annual reviews of direct reports and recommend/approve compensation adjustments. Conduct performance improvement and/or termination meetings.


  • Successful completion of post-secondary education in relevant field such as engineering, construction management, construction project management, architecture studies, mechanical engineering.
  • Over 7+ years of project management experience delivering multimillion dollar interior commercial construction projects at a general contractor level.
  • Experience with construction management contracts.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team and serve as a role model and mentor.
  • Detailed knowledge of construction methodology, process, and sequence.
  • Strong financial knowledge and understanding of construction costs.
  • Knowledge of the local and national construction market including costs of labour & resources.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change.
  • Ability to recognize, prioritize and mitigate project risks.
  • Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, with strong negotiation and dispute resolution skills.
  • Detail oriented, results driven with excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Tech savvy in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Project, etc) and project management software like CMIC and PlanGrid.


  • $100,000 - $185,000 annually.


  • Primary work location is 900 West Hastings Street, Vancouver with potential for work-related travel.
  • Exposure to construction work site environment in all seasons.
  • On-site and in-office. This is not a hybrid or remote role.

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