Operations Manager - Electrical Contractor

Canem Systems Ltd - Richmond, BC (30+ days ago)

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Canem brings nearly 60 years of practical experience using the latest prefabrication and project management technologies in the electrical, data communications and security sectors.

With offices across Western Canada, we pride ourselves on being contractors that care and are looking to build our team in the Vancouver (Richmond) branch. We are currently looking to fill the role of Operations Manager. We invite you to review our website to learn more about Canem. If you feel that Canem would be a fit for you, please apply in confidence to join our growing and dynamic team of professionals.

Summary

We are currently looking for an Operations Manager in our Vancouver (Richmond) branch. The Operations Manager is responsible for managing major projects at the branch and supervising the successful progress and achievement of financial and non-financial objectives of projects as assigned. The Operations Manager participates in providing leadership for the branch and is a key contributor to marketing and selling of Canem services and products at a senior industry level. The Operations Manager reports directly to the Branch Manager.

General Duties and Responsibilities

The Operations Manager is responsible for duties assigned by the supervisor, including:

  • Working closely with branch, regional and corporate management in setting and achieving of branch and corporate financial objectives, participating in management of branch staff and responsibilities as assigned by branch leader, maximizing profitability of branch and major projects by ensuring cost control and effective project management as assigned.
  • Working closely with the parent company and the corporate office (as required) in the management of all branch operational administration responsibilities such as computer requests, cell phones, building maintenance as per lease agreements, fleet requests, field time cards, and branch event planning.
  • Working closely with branch, regional and corporate management in setting and achieving of branch and corporate financial objectives, participating in management of branch staff and responsibilities as assigned by branch leader, maximizing profitability of branch and major projects by ensuring cost control and effective project management as assigned.
  • Researching clients and potential clients, procuring of new projects, building effective relationships with general contractors, owners, developers, architects, engineers, suppliers, and manufacturers at a senior level, advising major clients about new and effective products and services, and actively seeking out new opportunities, projects and clients for Canem.
  • Reviewing job progress & projection reports on a monthly basis with the project managers, ensuring profitability and achievement of financial goals of construction projects, directing the project managers for re-design and purchasing major equipment for projects.
  • Participating in preplanning activities to ensure that preplans adhere to Canem philosophies, assign project teams, direct purchasing of materials and tools, directing quality controls on installations and design liabilities, participating in all major project pre-plan meetings and ensuring effective execution of project in accordance with the preplan and project close-out.
  • Ensuring that the branch’s reporting and operational systems including but not limiting: SAP, PFM, job set up activities, progress billing, job tracking, contract maintenance, accounts receivable, general operational policies and procedures are adhered to and optimized to ensure branch efficiency.
  • Assist in the Branch’s purchasing and accounts receivable to ensure methodologies, vendor management and the policies associated with these activities are maximized for cost savings and relationship management.
  • Managing and reviewing of the Branch’s proposals and RFP’s. This includes ensuring that all proposals address company consistencies and procedures and are completed to meet proposal criteria and guidelines. The Operations Manager is also responsible for overseeing the Branch’s historical database on proposals and RFP’s.
  • Providing leadership and positive motivation for project staff and company partners by acting as a responsible and goal-oriented team player and leading by example in achieving excellence and being accountable for results and outcomes.

This job description provides a general guideline for areas of responsibility. Additional detailed job responsibility information can be found in the branch employee responsibility matrix and in individual goals set for the employee with their supervisor.

Position Requirements:

The Operations Manager position requires a highly experienced, senior manager of commercial, communication and service electrical projects with proven success in managing project and people and achieving excellent business results. The ability to network, market and sell services is a key attribute of this position. Proficiency in related computer programs is a requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6 – 8 years experience in managing electrical construction projects
  • 4 – 6 years experience in supervising and leading project management staff
  • Outstanding sales, marketing and networking skills
  • Strong organizational abilities and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Excellent knowledge of industry products, practices and standards
  • Excellent knowledge of and proficiency in required computer programs
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong time management skills, specifically the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and adaptable
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP is an asset

We offer generous compensation programs and performance driven incentives to reward our people.

If you believe you would be the right fit, and you are a motivated team player and want to work with a dynamic group of professionals, please send your resume in confidence noting your salary expectations in your cover letter.

We thank all of those who apply for their interest but will only be able to follow up with candidates who we would like to interview. Please note all applicants must be eligible and able to work in Canada.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • industry: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Supervising: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Electrical: 6 years (Preferred)

Location:

  • Richmond, BC (Preferred)