Environmental Construction Project Manager

QM Environmental - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Industry Leader in Environmental Remediation

As a leader in the remediation and reclamation industry, we understand the impact that contaminants can have on the environment and the importance of conducting remedial work in a sustainable fashion.

Project – Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure – Dewatering, Excavation, and Barrier System


The Construction Project Manager has overall responsibility for ensuring that QM’s on-site field crews and subcontractors perform the work required, on-time and within budget. Financial responsibilities include ensuring invoices are completed accurately and on-time and that cost estimates for future work and change orders are completed.

The site team consists of crews ranging from 30 to 100 employees and subcontractors, depending on the work being performed. Direct reports include a Site Superintendent, Project Engineers, and Project Coordinators.


Project Execution

  • Ensures the project is executed in accordance with the client contract (including sub-contracts or contract changes), key performance indicators, QM financial targets, within budget and on-time
  • Planning, scheduling and preparing for upcoming works
  • Identifying changes to site conditions
  • Preconstruction submittals / permits
  • Site documentation (Health and Safety Documentation / Field Packages)
  • Project file management
  • Ensure safety requirements are met
  • Delegating work / engaging subcontractors
  • Monitoring / guiding execution (budget, schedule, quality)
  • Project official communications / documentation
  • Chairing project meetings
  • Ensuring / optimizing job profitability and financial performance
  • Invoicing (with Project Administrator support)


  • Lead and approve invoices from QM
  • Preparing cost estimates for future works and change orders
  • Change order management
  • Opening jobs (Project Billing Sheet) and obtaining contracts and purchase orders
  • Billing procedures, requirements, etcetera
  • Ensures that field data, including approving time/hours for employees, is collected and maintained using the most recent version of the field pack
  • Providing information for creation of accurate purchase orders and managing purchase order process
  • Ensuring project budget is up to date in NAV (working with Project Administrator)

Project Close-Out

  • Collection of money
  • Post construction submittals
  • Project profile summary content provided to marketing
  • Lessons learned / post mortem (both financial and technical)

Client Relationships and Business Development

  • Working with stakeholders to identify suitable business opportunities and prospects
  • Cultivating and managing business relationships, both new and existing
  • Leading the bid review process, including:
  • Responding to Request for Proposals, Request for Quotes, etcetera
  • Obtaining quotes and preparing cost estimates
  • Reviewing contracts
  • Evaluating bids, assessing risks, and presenting recommendations to leadership team
  • Winning business

Health and Safety

  • Is aware of and understands the application of all health and safety rules and regulations that apply, including QM’s Health and Safety Policies and Programs
  • Ensures that all projects are executed in accordance with, and exceeding, all health and safety rules and regulations that apply, including QM’s Health and Safety Policies and Programs

Other duties and responsibilities, as required



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Construction Manager, Project Manager or Site Superintendent with responsibility for managing large environmental or civil construction sites, including managing field crews and subcontractors (50+ employees, over one year in duration)
  • Experienced in the effective utilization of heavy equipment used in large environmental or civil construction projects
  • Experience preparing construction cost estimates, change orders, invoices
  • Experience selecting and hiring sub-contractors
  • In reviewing environmental site assessment reports for the purposes of understanding the contamination conditions of a property and how this relates to the implementation of a remediation solution
  • In evaluating remedial options with respect to various technical, schedule, budget, regulatory, and financial constraints and for the purposes of guiding a design-build remediation process, or for proposing alternatives in a design-bid-build procurement

Education, Certifications

  • Graduate from both a secondary and a post-secondary institution
  • Graduate from a university program related to earth sciences or engineering (preferred)
  • Certified Engineering Technologist or Professional Engineer (Civil) is an asset
  • Health and Safety certifications are an asset


  • Of environmental legislation, standards, and guidelines related to contaminated sites
  • Of the Project Management Body of Knowledge published by the Project Management Institute
  • Of the engineering design, tender, and construction management processes and related contractual conditions for a variety of remediation technologies
  • Of heavy equipment used on remediation and construction sites, and the effective and efficient utilization of the equipment
  • Of obtaining and maintaining a secure site, where Security Clearances are required


  • Effective leadership skills, with the ability to lead site teams and subcontractors
  • To analyze and evaluate complex contaminated sites problems and to plan and lead multi-disciplinary teams of technical and field operations personnel and external consultants to execute remediation solutions
  • To prepare detailed ‘bottom-up’ construction cost estimates for the purposes of responding to specific tender requests and in preparing analogous or ‘top-down’ estimates for budgetary purposes
  • To understand contracts; communicate project risks effectively with clients and stakeholders and to negotiate contract changes
  • To work effectively with various computer software applications such as spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel or similar), project management and scheduling (Microsoft Project or similar), financial accounting (Explorer Contract Manager or similar);

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal relations
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Thoroughness


Works primarily on-site at the Waterfront Port Lands site in Toronto, Ontario, with local travel as necessary.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Construction Management: 5 years (Required)