Vice-President, Major Project - Tunnel & Underground Group

Montréal, QC

Job Description

EBC thinks outside the box and deploys all its know-how to carry out major infrastructure projects: bridges, roads, highways, tunnel , and marine installations. Our ability to meet deadlines and budgets as well as our vast expertise in the field allow s 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!

The Vice President Major Project actively participates in the development of major project proposals and takes full responsibility for the success of the projects (Design construction projects and/or large-scale fixed-price construction projects) under his direction by directing all project operations, having full responsibility for business leadership , and achieving the strategic objectives of operational excellence and growth while prioritizing our human capital.

He will be part of the proposal team and will play a key role in obtaining contracts for EBC and/or joint ventures in which EBC will participate. He will supervise the operation of the projects, ensure strong cohesion and good communication with the project management team , maintain business relations with internal and external partners as well as clients in order to meet and exceed project performance indicators.


Operations management

  • Manage the tunnel group, part of the Major Projects Division: lead all tunnel pre-qualifications and proposals, coordinating with area Vice-Presidents and their teams across Canada;
  • Develop relationships with other contractors as potential partners;
  • Be involved in the preparation of Teaming Agreements and Partnership Agreements;
  • With the help of your team, support project start-up including staffing with key tunnel personnel, major equipment procurement, setup and start - up;
  • Troubleshoot during operation, demobilization;
  • Ensure all work is performed on time and within budget;
  • Perform site visits on a regular basis;
  • Evaluate and manage risk;
  • Ensure communication between proposal team and construction team;
  • Actively participate in the optimization of the design and analysis of project constructability during the proposal and implementation phases;
  • Control project cost;
  • Negotiate major subcontracting contracts with a view of optimizing prices in accordance with the quoted prices in order to maximize margins for EBC;
  • Review contracts and negotiate terms & conditions during the proposition;
  • Work in relation with clients in order to answer their needs;
  • Supervise negotiation of major changes and preparation of claims ;
  • Follow process and optimize procedure;
  • Act as a Health & Safety ambassador and promote the organizational culture;
  • Ensure the implementation and monitoring of quality management ;
  • Stay inform ed of latest technologies and equipment improvements;
  • Participate and represent EBC at tunnelling conferences.

Team management

  • Interest in and ability to mentor and coach others ;
  • Communicate and clearly define roles and responsibilities to all employees ;
  • Responsible for resources maximisation;
  • Actively participate in career development of team and managers through training, development goals, and performance reviews ;
  • Identify, attract, and retain top talent for the tunnel group ;
  • Mentor and develop staff and plan succession in project management, leadership, company culture and corporate values.

Strategic Planning & Business Development

  • Develop short and long-term strategic plans for the company aiming for growth and operational excellence ;
  • Support new market initiatives, new business opportunities through optimal use of resources/assets, current industry trends and group competitiveness ;
  • Remain attentive to our strengths when strategizing objectives ;
  • Establish and maintain strategic business relationships with customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders ;
  • Seek advance knowledge of upcoming projects and strategically plan business alliances (team, association, exclusivity, etc.) ;
  • Lead, collaborate and/or develop offer of services and proposals ;
  • Possess strong interviewing and business development skills with potential customers ;
  • Identify and assist by leading new business opportunities, presentations, attend client conferences and dinners.

Measurable objectives of the position

  • Win projects we have bid on;
  • Complete project within the margin;
  • Make professionals accountable for their design from the proposal phase in order to minimize construction costs, thus making it possible to present customers with advantageous and innovative offers ;
  • In the implementation phase, make the professional and construction team accountable for optimizing the design to reduce project costs in order to maximize profitability ;
  • Increase project management skill within the team;
  • Meet HSE objectives;
  • Act as a brand and values ambassador ;
  • Develop and attract talent in order to assure the growth of the company ;
  • Carry out assigned annual strategic initiatives enabling sustained growth.



  • University degree in civil engineering or any other engineering degree related to construction and project management ;
  • Previous civil experience specifically in heavy civil projects with clients such as Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario, OPG and City of Toronto ;
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in construction and project management ;
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in major tunneling and underground project s;
  • Strong knowledge of infrastructure such as: Infrastructures, grade separation, bridges, dams, storm water management pond, in-water work, trackwork and grading ;
  • A proven track record of project success and team leadership ;
  • Good knowledge of 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;
  • Bilingual (French and English) is an asset;
  • Frequent travel is required.

Leadership Style

  • Motivate and inspire employees ;
  • Promote company culture aligned with corporate values ;
  • Communicate and support corporate decisions in an engaged manner;
  • Develop team and manage its succession plan ;
  • Develop aptitudes and skills required to maintain or increase corporate capacity and deliver expected results ;
  • Understand and effectively communicate the company's vision and strategy in a way that engages and mobilizes our workforce, team members and project partners to achieve or exceed desired results ;
  • Lead and promote our Health & Safety culture ;
  • Implement and support a LEAN mindset on all our sites to increase productivity and reduce waste.



  • 6 weeks of annual vacation;
  • Competitive salary and advantageous bonus plan;
  • Teleworking offered reconciling work and family life;
  • Flexible group insurance program upon hiring ;
  • Group RRSP with employer contribution to a Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP);
  • 24hour 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.

Subscribe to Job Alerts