Overview

The Project Manager position is responsible for the overall implementation, coordination, execution, cost control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assists in the estimating process

  • Reviews safety requirements, solicits suppliers and subcontractors, helps prepares quantity surveys, and preliminary construction schedules

  • Helps prepare quantity take-off of materials, identifies subcontracted work as required in the bid tendering process

  • Reviews proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work

  • Understands the labour requirements of the project; helps obtain labour rates and appropriate “add-ons” (e.g. labour burdens, small tools, insurances, and bonding) to be used in preliminary pricing of quantities

  • Assists on Bid Day with the solicitation of subcontractors/suppliers and bid analysis

  • Assists with inputs for project scope change estimates

  • Assists with preparing general & special conditions cost estimate

  • Reviews bonding and insurance requirements under the direction of the General Manager

  • Attends meetings, including pre-tender, bid strategy, pricing review and subcontractor scope review meetings

  • Assists the Operations Manager, deliver bid before specified closing time, and maintains confidentiality of subcontractor/supplier bid pricing

  • Develop and determine all standards to perform inspection and tests on all procedures and oversee all testing methods and maintain high standards of quality for all processes;

  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks;

  • Plan and schedule project timelines;

  • Ensure resource availability and allocation;

  • Monitor an efficient system and record for all project activities and analyze all processes to ensure all work according to quality requirements;

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget;

  • Supervise effective implementation of all test and inspection schedule and ensure adherence to all procedures and coordinate with various teams to perform quality audits on processes;

  • Analyze all products and non-conformance processes and evaluate all documents to ensure maintenance of optimal quality and prepare monthly reports to evaluate performance;

  • Manage all work methods and maintain knowledge on all quality assurance standards and monitor continuous application for all quality assurance processes and recommend corrective actions for all processes;

  • Negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts and obtain permits and licenses;

  • Represent company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings;

  • Develops and maintains relationships with key subcontractors and suppliers to ensure competitive pricing

  • Interprets project drawings and specifications, analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals and other documentation

  • Addresses addendums, change orders, etc.

  • Performs customer follow-up of proposals

  • Develops familiarity with company’s Cost Control systems

  • Periodically acts as Planner on smaller scope projects, including directing all estimating efforts and interacting with key leadership throughout organization.

  • Performs related duties as required.

Requires Knowledge & Awareness of Following Tasks

  • Change orders to existing projects

  • Bisschops estimating process and procedures

  • Access to work orders, purchase orders and job records

  • Recognizes safety as a top priority of the organization

  • Microsoft project, Microsoft Office, Estimating Software

  • Wears personal protective equipment on the project site

  • Adheres to the Company’s Quality Management System

  • Adheres to policies and procedures

  • Delivers professional customer service

  • Adopts a teamwork approach and willingly supports coworkers

Work Conditions

  • Office work (sitting at desk/working on computer for long periods of time)

  • Field work (outdoors, dusty/dirty environments)

  • Driving (sitting for extended periods, maintaining focus and alertness while operating company vehicle)

  • At times it may be necessary for the estimator to work outside of the regular work day in order to complete their duties.

Specific Skills Required

  • Practices good communication skills

  • Reads, analyzes and interprets documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

  • Writes routine reports and correspondence

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong computer skills, Estimating Software Program, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project

  • Effectively presents information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization

  • Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

  • Applies concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

  • Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions

  • Interprets an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deals with several abstract and concrete variables

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Mechanical Engineering and 5 years related estimating experience in commercial and industrial construction or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Previous site experience is an asset.

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