Project Manager – Eastern Canada District

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Position Overview

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for job site management and oversee the administrative and technical aspects of the construction of multiple projects.

Kiewit’s mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we are building hospitals to support the community, boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else.

District Overview

Eastern Canada District’s projects include highways, bridges, mass transit, mine site development & open pit operations, hydroelectric powerhouses, wind-power plants, dams & industrial. The serve the construction and mining industries and operates in Eastern Canada. 


This position will be located on various projects including ones located in Ottawa or Downtown Toronto at Union Station. 


  • Administering and Ensuring subcontractor compliance of safety, quality control and environmental programs and execution of temporary constructions and measures. 
  • Administering quality assurance and commissioning processes 
  • Interfacing and meeting with Project Client, professional Engineering Firm and Architect to manage project issues while maintaining positive working relationships 
  •  Monitor and manage the project budget, minimizing costs while upholding the highest quality. Participate in the monthly job cost updates and projections
  • Assist with schedule development and maintenance. Closely monitor schedule and address variations with subcontractor. 
  • Coordination of Engineering services & support during construction 
  • Review, approve and negotiate Subcontractor change orders 
  • Coordination and interfacing with other sectors and disciplines of Mega Project 
  • Coordination in the execution and implementation of the project completion and turnover plan 
  • Assuring contract compliance and administration 
  • Tracking of project deliverables and information using Integrated project administration systems
  • Management of a team of field staff personnel such as field engineers and site coordinators 
  • Manage temporary control measures, relocation and interface of third party utilities and traffic entities 
  • Review of subcontractor progress documentation and reports 
  • Approve and monitor subcontractor execution procedures and processes 
  • Initiate and attend supplementary and regular meeting with client for problem resolution and planning 
  • Manage contract administration (subcontractor / field management) including back charges and change orders approval 
  • Assist in planning, review and coordination of buildings subcontractor site setup and logistics 
  • Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience in all aspects of managing commercial or buildings design-build construction projects of similar size with a proven track record of successful outcomes.
  • Preferable Experience working on the construction of design-build mega projects 
  • Undergraduate degree in construction engineering, construction management or a related degree or comparable work experience. 
  • Strong knowledge of safety legislation and regulations; ability to enforce safety on site 
  • Ability to understand project scheduling and cost control, and to read and understand project owner specifications and engineering drawings 
  • Subcontractor Management and Negotiation experience 
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Work independently as well as part of a team 
  • Strong work ethic – willing to do what it takes to get the job done 
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies 
  • Effective English oral and written communication skills (in addition to English, French is a plus) 
  • Strong knowledge of work processes and procedures; ability to enforce quality work on site 
  • Strong organization/time management skills 
    Other common names for this role: Assistant Project Manager, Sr. Project Manager