Field Manager

Ventana Construction - Burnaby, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job Description

To support the growth of our organization, we are looking for a Field Manager to join our Operations team. As Field Manager, you will work closely with our General Superintendent while liaising with Senior Management and HR to effectively manage our site employees (Labourers, Carpenters, Foremen, Site HSEs, and Traffic Control People). NOTE: This role is NOT responsible for managing the projects themselves. This role is ideal for a natural leader with extensive construction experience and highly-developed management skills.

Role and Responsibilities

Field Manager Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Workforce Planning

Forecast and manage labour needs for site
Assist with the recruitment and dismissal of employees
Liaise with temp agencies regarding labour needs and costs
Coordinate and manage vacation schedule to ensure adequate coverage on sites

Culture & Leadership

Exemplify leadership and positively promote the company culture regarding safety, quality, and customer service
Ensure that site personnel and superintendents are both results-oriented and operating as a team
Facilitate a solid team relationship between office and site

Performance & Development

Identify and proactively manage performance
Liaise closely with HR on various complex issues regarding site personnel as they arise and all recruitment activities
Liaise with HR on various complex issues regarding site personnel as they arise
Leading Ventana mentorship program, coach and mentor site personnel to improve performance and advance career development
Identify training needs and opportunities and facilitate training within project teams
Assist in the development and implementation of promotions
Manage the performance of site employees (informally), including participating in annual performance reviews (formally)
Establish quarterly/yearly goals with employees

Time & Wages

Perform periodic wage reviews for site personnel
Review/approve timecards for site personnel
Review invoices from temp agencies

Programs & Policies

Maintain Ventana's safety and quality control program and monitor adherence to it on all sites
Active member on the occupational health and safety committee
Participate in COR Audit

Equipment Management

Liaise with procurement and warehouse team to determine equipment requirements for site
Ensure that construction equipment costs fall within the project budget

Requirements & Qualifications:
Must come from a Site Superintendent background with at least one good-sized project completed
Strong communication, writing, documentation and people skills
Independent and able to earn the respect of the superintendents
Advanced understanding of construction techniques, labor scheduling, and cost control methods
Demonstrated competence in the areas of safety, people management, project execution, cost control, quality, and administration
Proactive problem-solver that can effectively manage difficult situations and obtain positive results
Experience with and/or strong understanding of PlanGrid - Construction Software & Blueprint Application
Exceptional interpersonal, communication, organizational, and planning skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Ideal Qualifications

Ticketed Journeyman
Familiarity with WCB claims process
Construction Management, Project Management
Strong presentation/training skills and/or experience

Soft Skills

Outgoing & well-spoken
Able to interact with C level executives and on-site employees alike
Proactive rather than reactive
Strong work ethic
Team player
Strong decision-making skills

Why we think you'll like working here:
Competitive salary, plus potential bonus & profit sharing
Matching RRSP
Extended benefits, Employee Assistance Program, life insurance, AD&D, LTD, CI
3 weeks of paid vacation
Professional development support
Lunch catered to the office twice a week
Shuffleboard, pool table, table tennis, and basketball hoop at head office
We get together often for company-wide social events
COR certified

About Ventana:
Ventana is a full-service construction partner. Our goal is to deliver the best building and best service possible for our clients. Our tag line, “Relationships to build on” is a philosophy that we truly believe in and we encourage our team to practice every day. Building and maintaining strong relationships is vital to our success.