Director, Hazardous Materials

Pinchin Ltd. - Richmond, BC (30+ days ago)

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Pinchin is seeking a Director to lead the Hazardous Materials practice in British Columbia. Reporting to the regional Vice President, and overseeing the regional Hazardous Materials team, the Director will provide leadership and technical expertise as well as quality control, training and mentoring for the team. The Director will have overall financial and administrative accountabilities for the regional practice, lead business development activities for Hazardous Materials in the region and serve as a Project Manager for key clients.

The successful candidate will understand the consulting industry, with an innovative mindset and a keen desire to enhance service offerings using technology.

This position requires a leader with demonstrated experience managing large, multi-layered teams. The successful candidate will also be a catalyst for strategic development, implementing initiatives to improve quality, drive growth, support strong engagement and deliver financial performance. Strong communication skills are a must, along with critical thinking skills, and a desire to share his/her knowledge and develop leaders within the team.

Pinchin offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as company culture that values an equitable work/life balance. We also contribute to RRSP’s, paid professional development, group employee benefits, paid community involvement, as well as several other benefits.


Work collaboratively with other leaders across the company to develop and execute strategies for growth and continuous improvement
Provide leadership to the Hazardous Materials group with direct management responsibility for Operations Managers, Project Managers and staff
Lead by example as an ambassador for Pinchin’s culture and best interests, internally and externally
Inspire a high level of quality and technical excellence in the work performed by the group
Lead career development and succession planning initiatives for the group
Represent Pinchin as an expert with clients, potential clients and other stakeholders
Adhere to all company policies and procedures and hold team accountable for the same

Strategic Planning

Lead the strategic planning process for the Hazardous Materials Group
Secure buy-in and engagement from all staff on business goals
Work collaboratively with Pinchin technology leaders to improve efficiency and quality through innovation
Work with Pinchin Hazardous Materials leaders to develop and enhance our exclusive facility management tool for tracking asbestos and other hazardous materials in buildings
Prepare and deliver on annual business plans

Business Development Responsibilities

Develop and recognize new market opportunities for Hazardous Materials and work with leaders in other groups to identify opportunities
Oversee the business development processes and practices of the regional Hazardous Materials group
Participate in strategy sessions to develop plans to attract new business, expand our geographic presence, diversify our industry sectors and develop existing client base
Meet/exceed new business targets as outlined in the annual business plan

Financial and Administrative Responsibilities

Demonstrate good business knowledge and awareness of financial implications of day-to-day decisions made regarding projects
Ensure that group budgets are prepared on time and that profit and utilization targets are met
Support preparation and negotiation of proposals and contracts with prospective and existing clients
Ensure that employees under their control and direct reports submit internal reporting information on a timely basis
Effective management of work in progress (WIP) to ensure work is billed accurately and on a timely basis

Supervision of Staff

Ensure the well-being and safety of Operations Manager, Project Managers, Project Technologists, and other staff
Ensure that group resources are properly allocated
Provide technical assistance to employees under supervision.
Provide mentoring and coaching to staff
Support career development as well as group succession planning
Performance management and discipline
Interviewing and hiring new staff in conjunction with Operation Managers

Maintaining Quality Control

Participate in all quality control initiatives
Maintain processes to continually improve work quality and efficiency

Bachelor of Applied Science in or equivalent related experience and education
10-15 years of related industry experience
Demonstrated leadership skills and experience managing and growing large teams of technical staff
Experience developing and executing strategic initiatives and business development plans
Spirit of innovation to lever technology to improve quality, efficiency and coordination
Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Pinchin Ltd. is a multidisciplinary consulting firm that has been committed to Environmental Health and Safety for over 35 years and provides a wide range of engineering, building sciences, geosciences, environmental, and occupational health and safety solutions across Canada. We are committed to excellence and dedicated to addressing the needs of our clients.

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Pinchin is committed to fostering an inclusive respectful and accessible environment, for job applicants, employees and customers. Reasonable accommodation will be provided when needed. If you require accommodation due to a disability or medical need during the application process, please contact us.