Civil Project Manager

Stuart Olson - Winnipeg, MB (5 months ago)

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Reporting to the Department Manager/General Manager, the Civil Project Manager will be responsible for all aspects of project execution on civil infrastructure projects including roadways, bridges, underground utilities, and pump stations. They will play a key leadership role by utilizing innovation, collaboration, and a solutions driven approach to successfully deliver all projects.

This position is for the Industrial Group and it is based in the Winnipeg, MB area on client site.

Working Conditions

May be required to use stairs, ladders, scaffold or climb over rough terrain

Work hours may vary to meet project requirements

May be required to work indoors and outdoors



Demonstrate the Promise and contribute to it becoming embedded across the organization.

Promote the best interest of the company.

Conduct performance plans and assessments with direct reports.

Maintain high level of morale among direct reports.

Act as coach and mentor to the employees that report to the Project Manager.

Project Management

Develop project plans in coordination with the owner, and preparation of the cost plan and project schedule (estimate development, value engineering, and cost saving opportunities).

Responsible for pre-construction activities, including full delivery of a high quality project.

Continue through the tendering and construction phases of the project ensuring that all aspects are effectively coordinated and completed on schedule, meets the specifications and is under budget.

Participate and be a key contributor in the project development activities to secure the project.

Develop and execute a project strategy that meets the project’s required performance, schedule and profitability targets.

Plan, facilitate, and incorporate the actions from:
Strategy sessions;

Project start-up meetings for each phase of the work;

Engineering reviews;

Post-it note scheduling sessions; and

Constructability reviews.

Plan, organize and direct the preconstruction activities – add value for all stakeholders, i.e. owner, designers, trades and Stuart Olson.

Assist the estimating team in the preparation of the project estimate or cost plan. Ensure that estimate/cost plan incorporates value for the owner, accommodates the consultant’s design intent and the targeted profitability.

Plan resources in such a way that maximizes, safety, quality and then profitability.

Select trades to tender for optimum project success.

Oversee the tendering and awarding of sub-trade contracts including the preparation and execution of subcontract agreements.

Build and enhance relationships with new and existing clients, consultants, suppliers and trades.

Participate in the negotiation, preparation and execution of the prime contract. Exhibit the key Stuart Olson values of: safety, sustainability, collaboration, and integrity while also meeting all stakeholder commitments as outlined in the company brand value promise.

Prepare and manage project budgets.

Track project progress, variances, and recovery. Identify trends. Mitigate potential cost overruns and provide accurate revenue forecasts.

Proactively, identify, address, and resolve issues/problems as or before they occur. React positively to change.

Ensure project health, safety and environmental standards meet or exceed legislated requirements and company policy.

Organize and constructively participate with project team weekly resource schedule meetings and coordinate with civil lead.

No lost time accidents. Ensure accurate and timely project administration/contract administration including: pricing change orders, tracking requests for information, review of shop drawings, document control, and communication to all stakeholders.

Work closely with project team members and other stakeholders to identify, develop, implement, and support cost-effective project delivery.

Stuart Olson Corporate

Participate in corporate initiatives.


Undergraduate degree in construction management, civil engineering or relevant field experience

5+ years’ hands on leadership experience in a construction company

Proven track record of successful project delivery on civil infrastructure construction projects ranging from $5 - $50+ million

Deep expertise and a proven track record with respect to the continuous improvement of project delivery services and value added constructability processes and practise

Experience in working within a joint venture setting during preconstruction and construction phases

Proven ability in ensuring successful completion of projects, their profitability, and for retaining owners as continuing clients of the company

Evidence of exceptional leadership skills and ability to influence, mentor and coach

Ability to lead and operate within an environment where change happens frequently

Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a focused team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly

Strong leadership capability as evidenced by demonstrable success in team / collaborative work environments

Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships with multiple groups

Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time demands of unpredictable activities; capable of handling pressure and challenges in a dynamic business environment

Ability to work within tight deadlines and prioritization of work to achieve them

Strong analytical, critical thinking, troubleshooting, problem-solving skills, and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Ability to work collaboratively with a positive attitude

Highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills

Superior written and verbal communication skills

Supportive of a culture that encompasses the highest ethical standards aligned with the Company Promise

Why Choose Stuart Olson?

Safety, Sustainability, Collaboration, and Integrity are core Company values that encourage innovation and make a lasting difference in meeting the goals of our stakeholders and the communities in which we operate. Stuart Olson strongly supports and encourages employees to get involved and give back in their local communities. We expect our employees to bring their best to work every day and in return, management recognizes and rewards employees for their valued contribution through competitive compensation, robust benefits, health & wellness programs, and learning development opportunities. At Stuart Olson we are committed to creating a culture built on a passion to do great things.

Who We Are?

Stuart Olson has been positively impacting the businesses we serve, the communities in which we operate, and the lives we touch since 1911. Our rich history demonstrates our reach and diversity as an integrated, full service organization serving the commercial and industrial markets.

We are a $1 billion+, fully integrated commercial construction and industrial services provider with offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. We deliver confidence through a client-centered approach that ensures the highest quality of service, reduces risk and delivers results.

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Unsolicited resumes and phone inquiries from 3rd party agencies will not be accepted.

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