Fire Alarm Project Manager

Johnson Controls - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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What you will do

Under general direction, responsible for the profitable execution of assigned Fire systems projects. Ensures that assigned projects are done accurately, on-time, billed, within budget and within scope of the contract. Maintains positive cash flow. Actively pursues selling change orders. Ensures work performed is in compliance with provincial, local and Federal legal requirements and operates on the job with the highest of ethics. Adheres and ensures Johnson Controls staff and subcontractors adhere to all safety standards. Responsible for following consistent and repeatable project management procedures and processes. Maintains an effective balance between customer satisfaction and project financial results.

How you will do it

Acts as the primary on-site leader for execution teams on assigned projects.

Develops project schedules and executes according to plan for assigned projects.

Evaluates the contractual scope of work and the impact of client issued bulletins, field directives and / or scheduling changes.

Actively pursues additional work through change orders.

Performs associated cost estimates, prepares proposals and negotiates final settlement price and customer acceptance.

Manages costs, billings and collections.

Completes project billings in a timely and accurate format to the client.

Maintains profitability goals and positive cash flow through solid understanding of monthly financial tasks that include: forecasting, revenue recognition, invoicing and AR.

Reviews and interprets contract Terms and Conditions.

Analyzes financial reporting systems and project schedules to proactively address potential problems.

Effectively communicates project progress, issues and financial status to management as required.

Manages risks and establishes project recovery plans when required. Resolves disputes with minimal need for escalation.

Negotiates, prepares and issues subcontracts.

Ensures project document controls are in compliance with contract requirements and JCI standards.

Oversees project construction for compliance with specifications, local codes and installation techniques.

Manages the selection, ordering, and delivery schedule of materials to be procured for the projects assigned.

Develops and maintains viable long-term relationships with customers, consultants, prime contractors and subcontractors.

Attends job progress meetings as required.

Ensures subcontractors understand expectations of the project.

Coordinates with the Installation Manager and / or cross functional teams for

allocation of resources needed to meet project objectives.

Ensures any engineering and commissioning performed by the field team is in accordance with established standards.

Facilitates escalation of product related problems.

Assists Area Manager and / or sales in project development efforts.

Coordinates customer-training requirements.

Adheres to safety standards, local and national fire and security codes.

High degree of regard to employee and subcontractor safety.

What we look for

Post secondary education in related field and 3-5 yrs of project management experience in the building construction industry.

Ability to travel in Southern Ontario.

Valid Driver's license.

Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering,

Construction Management or Architecture or diploma with equivalent work

related experience.

Demonstrates technical competency for Fire and /or Security Systems to include evaluation of contractual scope, specification interruption, basic design, installation standards and commissioning understanding.

Management experience with projects related to Fire management systems is desired. Experience in processing change orders, delay drains etc.

Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

Must have the ability to communicate technical material to a non-technical audience.

Proficient in Project Management software and financial accounting systems.

PC literate with capabilities in MS Office (excel, word, power point), MS Project.

Johnson Controls and each of its Canadian subsidiaries are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants, candidates and employees with disabilities, in accordance with applicable human rights legislation and, in Ontario, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). When requested, accommodations will be provided throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. To request an accommodation please click here. Information you provide relating to accommodation measures will be handled confidentially. A copy of Johnson Controls’ applicable AODA policies are available on the Company website for your reference, and can be made available in accessible formats upon request.