Infrastructure Project Manager

Lafarge Canada - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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The Infrastructure Project Manager of GVA Infrastructure Group has direct responsibility and accountability for the safety and operational performance of project(s) for the GVA Infrastructure Group across all infrastructure disciplines. The Infrastructure Project Manager plays a key role in executing safety policies, performance plans, cost savings, KPI targets, manage equipment, and work with staff to ensure projects are completed safely, on budget, with no deficiencies, and for customer satisfaction.

The Infrastructure Project Manager is integral in developing and maintaining the capability of the GVA operations organization to increase infrastructure revenue and capability. This includes coaching and mentoring direct reports and continually promoting a culture of agility, collaboration, and empowerment (ACE) enabling continuous improvement.

This job description pertains to GVA Infrastructure Group.


Health and Safety:
Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environment areas. Promotes a positive safety culture through leadership by example
Ensures safe and healthy working conditions in sites under his/her responsibility
Ensure Subcontract agreements and administration complies with Lafarge Contractor Management Systems
Ensure strict compliance with all health and safety rules and country regulations

Financial Management:
Actively monitor project(s) performance with level of detail to drive execution and tracking
Participate in monthly financial review with team of the P&L
Ensure holdbacks, accounts receivable, and additional financial items are driven to reduce working capital.
Ensure required field level financial documentation (monthly progresses, quantity sheets, etc) are being submitted accurately and in a timely manner.
Identify areas of CAPEX to increase performance in operations

Customer Focus:
Front line contact with customers to ensure retention and attraction
Continually look for opportunities and present Lafarge branded products to customers
Identify and implement opportunities to maximize vertical integration of Lafarge products

Project Management:
Direct responsibility of the management of project(s) for the Infrastructure Group.
Lead direct reports to ensure best practices, processes, and activities are optimized and costs are best in class
Responsible for all project invoicing
Chair PM meetings and attend site meetings as required by project demands
Provide project support in resolving contractual disputes
Procurement of materials and payment of invoices.
Conduct pre-construction meetings with all pertinent parties
Direct liaison with owner/consultant and field.
Ensure client satisfaction has been achieved
Compile all data pertaining to the project.
Solicit pricing from suppliers and subcontractors.
Acquire appropriate documentation for the tender / proposal
Ensure proper scheduling to meet time constraints.

Provides technical expertise in the estimating of infrastructure work, encompassing all disciplines
Ensures bid data is accurately reflected in Bid 2 Win

Environment, Land & Community Relations:
Establishes the environment as a priority. Ensures all local and provincial and federal regulations are met or exceeded by following Lafarge best practices and conditions of site permits
Ensure crews have been orientated and trained in environmental responsibilities
Follow Group and country corporate social responsibility objectives in pave and construction related community relations activities

People Management:
Promotes and ACE culture
‘Walks the floor.’ Takes the time to be present in all locations of the operations, and to be open to all levels of the organization, to communication and concerns
Participates in the building of the career and succession plan for the key positions and employees
Ensure the right persons are in the right position, reflecting the Group diversity commitments. Hires and dismisses staff in co-ordination with HR, as required.

Direct Reports: 0-4 Superintendents
Indirect Reports: 0-5 Salaried, 1-100 Unionized hourly
Relationships: Working relationships with owners, engineers, consultants and the public. Internally works with all departments which are directly or indirectly involved with the project.
Volumes: Project can vary in size and scope
Project Locations can be anywhere located in Greater Vancouver Regional District and Fraser Valley
Specific Accountabilities

Job Cost performance and receivables
Promote and look for VE opportunities

Degree in Engineering, Diploma from Technical Institute in Engineering, or 10 years related field experience

Experience and Skill Set:
Minimum of 10 years of management experience
Minimum of 10 years field experience in infrastructure projects
Proven team leadership
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Strong communication, negotiation and change management skills
Good knowledge of the infrastructure industry and working in unionized environment
Ability to foster and grow a strong safety culture
Independent thinker with a high capacity of working under pressure and stress
Must have recent field experience with gravel, concrete and asphalt – understanding yields, productivities, scheduling and quality control. Must have understanding of pre-construction phasing, survey, grades, string line, equipment capabilities and machine control

Leading People
Conflict Management
Building effective teams
Managing Diversity
Drive for Results
Customer Focus
Interpersonal Savvy
Through LafargeHolcim’s 2030 Plan, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. The company has a sixty year history in Canada and works continually to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations.