Project Manager

Williams Engineering Canada Inc. - Abbotsford, BC (9 months ago)

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Description:
At Williams Engineering Canada, we brighten the lives of people in our community.

We believe in the value of shared knowledge to better consult, create, and encourage diverse perspectives, to provide innovative solutions across the busiest cities and the most remote regions of Western and Northern Canada. We recognize that our people do much more than engineer solutions and solve our clients’ greatest challenges; they have the opportunity to impact the communities in which they live, work, and build relationships in. In order to make a positive impact on our communities, we must start by positively impacting our own people. To us, this means providing fair compensation, training, advancement opportunities, and an open-door team environment. This also means maintaining a healthy work-life balance, which is why we offer a flexible work environment to support the unique and busy lives that our people lead.

Position Purpose: Responsible for the management and delivery of projects, understanding client’s requirements, delivering projects within these requirements, and within the set schedule and budget. Additionally, the project manager assists with business development and the generation of revenue while striving for client satisfaction while maintaining project profitability.

Gross Project Fee Revenue Target: $2M+ per annum

Specific Responsibilities Include:
Service Line Accountabilities –Project Quality and Profitability

Regional Accountabilities - Client Relationships and Operational Management

Work with RBDMs on acquiring new business and keeping RBDM informed of project progression.

Assist regional revenue target in pursuing proposal work with RLT.

Coordinate with Team Leads/Engineering Managers to identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities.

Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

Manage day-to-day operational aspects of projects and scope.

Effectively apply our methodology and enforce project standards.

Review deliverables prepared by team before passing to client for quality assurance.

Minimize our exposure and risk on projects.

Review team hours and expenses on a regular basis.

Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.

Follow up with clients, when necessary, regarding unpaid invoices.

Manage project budget.

Motivate team to work together in the most efficient manner.

Determine appropriate revenue recognition, ensure timely and accurate invoicing, and monitor receivables for project.

Hold regular status meetings with project team.

Analyze project profitability, revenue, billing rates and utilization.

Manage day-to-day client interactions, while managing client expectations.

Review project contracts to ensure scope and risk is considered and covered in relation to delivery of project.

Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

Assist proposal teams to ensure accurate and professional presentation.

Lead the preparation of proposals for projects.

Champion project management processes and technology.

Employees are required to adhere to the company and client safety policies and practices in effect at any given time.

Education:
PMP certification, P.Eng., or C.E.T. designation.
10+ years’ experience in Consulting Engineering or related field.
Experience in engineering project delivery.

Qualifications:
Advanced understanding of revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and makes decisions accordingly.
Understands various pricing models and billing procedures.
Ability to facilitate complex teams and client meetings effectively.
Possesses strong understanding in the area for engineering for multiple disciplines.
Excellent interpersonal skills; a person who listens well, respects diversity of opinions and has an open, clear and succinct communication style.
Superior presentation and project management skills.
The ability to recognize and accurately define problems and solutions by collecting data and establishing facts to draw valid conclusions.
A results oriented and decisive individual with the ability to delegate effectively.
A leader in organizational and time management skills in handling multiple priorities, performing a variety of tasks, and meeting required deadlines.
Experienced and excellent judgement to plan and accomplish ambitious but achievable goals for various members of teams to deliver projects.
Act as a leader in representing the company to the staff, clients and community, ensuring best image is presented.
Strong understanding of contractual negotiations and associated risks with opportunities.
A mentor to newer project managers.
Lead by example in providing project audits to ensure correct process for other project managers.
Provide experienced leadership in a business environment.
Application knowledge of WEC systems and programs (including Gnosis, Vision, Career Path, MS Office, Planifi, MS Dynamics, discipline specific drafting/design software, etc.)