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Solid Waste Project Manager

Winnipeg, MB

KGS Group is looking for Solid Waste Project Manager to join our Environmental team in one of our regional offices (Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Saskatoon, or Regina).

About Us

We are KGS Group, an employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm serving clients throughout North America. We’re different than traditional engineering firms. We believe a commitment to lasting relationships is just as critical as the expertise applied in our work. To us that means we put our clients and people first. We have the discipline to consistently deliver KGS Quality, never taking the easy way out. We always look closer and dig deeper. And no matter the project, we care enough to do it right.

As an employee-owned company, we’re invested in our work and our people. It’s a place where you can apply your abilities and contribute to challenging and meaningful projects across Canada, the U.S. and beyond. With the extensive, wide-ranging expertise within our company, you’ll also have countless opportunities to learn and grow.

The Role

The Solid Waste Project Manager will have a key role in developing and delivering solid waste projects from the proposal stage through design, construction and final delivery. You will work on design projects that both build on your existing knowledge and expand your engineering experience through mentorship from our senior staff. It will be an asset to be registered with EGM, for design and report issuing. Working directly with all levels of environmental staff, from field teams to other project managers, management, assistant department head and department head as required.

As a Solid Waste Project Manager, you will engage in design development or take on project management responsibilities and provide technical input and guidance on proposals, field investigation plans, system designs, tender document preparation, contract administration and troubleshooting. You will serve as a technical resource to ensure quality planning, execution, and documentation of all solid waste management work, sometimes collaborating with teams from multiple offices. You are responsible as a mentor / coach to field staff and designers for complex and challenging solid waste management projects. Other specific roles and responsibilities may include the following:

  • Ability to manage projects of significant complexity, and often with competing priorities.
  • Coordinating and managing solid waste projects including site assessment, waste audit, feasibility study, landfill gas generation modelling, waste balance modeling, engineering design, preparation of financial assurance documents, developing operational/master/capital investment and/or emergency response plans, closure and post-closure services.
  • Facilitating coordination of multi-disciplinary work and inter-departmental activities.
  • Actively engage in business development by identifying opportunities and securing new clients and projects for the department.
  • Working with the Quality Management team to uphold quality standards and procedures.
  • Working with the Health and Safety Management team to reinforce safety as a top priority, compliance with local legislated and best practice safety needs and ensure required safety training and equipment is available to all staff.

About You

  • 8 years of experience, with a combination of technical, supervisory, project management and business management experience.
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering is preferred, however an Environmental Science, or Geoscience background with relevant experience will be considered. A Post-graduate degree (M.Eng., M.Sc. and/or Ph.D.) is desirable.
  • Possesses or is eligible to obtain Professional Engineering or Geoscientist registration in Manitoba and other provinces.
  • Strong technical knowledge and demonstrated experience in solid waste management.
  • Strong organization and planning skills; strong research and technical writing skills. Ability to present information concisely and clearly.
  • Experience with all types of waste management facilities, including landfill, waste transfer, composting and material and energy recovery.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively lead and motivate employees and help manage project teams.
  • Strong report writing and data analysis skills and a strong focus on quality and technical excellence.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to personal and professional career development.
  • Experience and knowledge of relevant environmental legislation, regulations, codes, standards and best practices.
  • The ability to make sound, defensible decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and multi-disciplinary project teams successfully in consulting engineering.
  • Experience working with Indigenous clients is an asset.
  • Ability to travel to sites as needed.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability/willingness to undergo security clearance checks.

KGS Group is an employee-owned equal opportunity company offering an excellent compensation and benefits package. We believe in assisting each of our employees to fulfill their career goals. We offer professional development opportunities along with a competitive pay and benefits package.

KGS Group welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Upon request, KGS Group will provide reasonable accommodation for disabilities to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process.

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