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Workforce Manager

Vancouver, BC

About the job

The future you want is within reach.

At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.

We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of. Your team is waiting for you!

Here's how a Workforce Manager for our BC Region office contributes to our team:


  • Actively sources tradespersons through a variety of channels to improve candidate quality and maintain a balanced pipeline of candidates for hard-to-fill roles.
  • Work with appropriate project and field team members to identify training needs and coordinate safety training for new hires on each jobsite.
  • Guide and coach supervisors through progressive disciplinary process for crafts persons, including the development and delivery of performance improvement plans and/or progressive disciplinary strategies on employee-relations issues up to and including termination.
  • Works closely with project team to review and understand project demands and needs. Oversees the assignment and placement of skilled labor.
  • Exercises independent judgment in analyzing complex and diverse workplace issues. Handles sensitive labor-relations matter and conducts complex labor-relations investigations.
  • Works with union to develop project labor agreements to establish rates, travel allowances and any other specific terms.
  • Works proactively with unions on ways to promote and improve the safety culture, seeking a collaborative approach to improving productivity.
  • Oversees the administration and management of workers' compensation program for skilled crafty workers; this includes training on injury prevention, reporting of injuries, and monitoring modified work arrangements.
  • Ensures team development and succession planning is in place for department and field staff to meet the future needs of the project and district.
  • Monitors and oversees the apprenticeship and mentoring programs related to skilled craft; ensures that adequate resources are available for growth in required areas.


  • Trades certification or technical diploma/degree in a related field preferred.
  • 10 years of progressive experience in lead hand/foreperson role and/or labor relations or a related field preferred.
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team comprising of craft recruiters, workforce specialists, and workforce supervisors.
  • Seen as a trusted advisor with outstanding relationship leadership skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key partners and handle confidential information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to negotiate and present content and ideas that influence a favorable outcome.
  • Knowledge of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE), Workers Compensation, and alcohol and drug testing protocol and laws.
  • Extensive experience with collective bargaining, labor negotiations, mediation, formal complex investigations and providing appropriate recommendations.
  • Experience building and implementing a labor relations strategy for the organization.

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.

The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating equitable opportunities and an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We make employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.

PCL combines numerous pay and benefit strategies to provide a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package. Any salary range displayed by a job board is an estimate. The salary range for this position may be $100,000 - $130,000. Your salary, which considers your unique qualifications and experience, is just one component of the robust total rewards you'll enjoy at PCL. This may include an employee share purchase offering, discretionary annual performance bonus, comprehensive benefits and wellness programs, retirement plan plus matching, and career development programs.

Should you require an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at [email protected] with the position and location you are interested in.

Together, we can build success and a better future. Let’s get started!

Employee Status: Regular Full-Time

Company: PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.

Primary Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Job: Workforce Manager

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