Project Manager - Edmonton

Project Manager

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Career Number: 2379
Date Posted: 2020-07-29

Working at DFI

DFI has over 25 years of experience providing quality piling services and products to industrial clients throughout North America.
At DFI, we believe anything is possible and we’re relentless in our pursuit of excellence. To direct our focus, our team strives for achievement, expertise, and pride when it comes to our service.
We offer competitive wages, RRSP matching, GWL benefits, industry and apprenticeship training, professional development, referral incentives, and the opportunity for growth and advancement!

Job Profile

Our team is looking for an outstanding professional focused on the planning, communication, execution, and profitable delivery of foundation projects. We are looking for someone with a fabrication & construction and/or foundation design background; capable of leading multiple projects simultaneously. This position is focused upon the delivery of safe, efficient, quality and on-budget foundation projects.

This role will start as a temporary position with an expected duration of 6 months, but could lead to a permanent role.

Job Duties

  • Promoting a culture of safety, quality and regulatory compliance while delivering successful projects to our clients.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Lead and/or facilitate kick-off, progress, safety and quality meetings.
  • Accountable to ensure project teams achieve timely, cost effective, high quality results by planning, delegating, coordinating, and collaborating with stakeholders and project team members.
  • Keep the project team informed regarding tasks and changes within the project.
  • Set and manage client expectations and obligations; for example: timely reviews and approvals required for the project to proceed on schedule.
  • Provide direction and guidance to multi-disciplinary project teams as needed in order to achieve success.
  • Manage day-to-day aspects of a project by making sound project related decisions.
  • Create and execute project work plans and revise as needed.
  • Organize and maintain on target and under control all project items and deliverables as per project plans.
  • Ensure project legal documents are completed and signed.
  • Identify “add-on” sales opportunities.
  • Identify changes in project scope & schedule and communicate and properly record Change Management implications to the client.
  • Apply PMP methodology and enforce project standards and DFI requirements.
  • Identify resources needed and ensure individuals and equipment are properly assigned.
  • Actively manage project costs and report project hours and expenses on a regular basis.
  • Analyze and forecast project profitability, revenue, margins on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain communication with Field Supervisors and manage accountability.
  • Manage subcontractor purchase orders, contracts, scope of work and responsibilities.
  • Ensure timely and accurate invoicing, and monitor project receivables.
  • Identify, minimize and, if possible, eliminate project risks; develop mitigation plans and take actions as required.
  • Ensure timely completion of turnover package by QA/QC and any other closeout documentation required.
  • Assist Sales with proposal efforts including project execution plans and schedules.
  • Seek support of upper management on issues beyond scope of control.
  • Develop lasting relationships with clients.
  • Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering, Business, or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience managing mid- to large-scale construction projects (commercial, retail and industrial).
  • Must have previous foundation/piling experience
  • Working knowledge of construction terms, scheduling, and planning concepts.
  • Working knowledge of drawings, contracts, change management, and document control.
  • Project Management training/certificate.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Understanding of Project accounting.
  • Well-developed problem solving, facilitation, decision-making, organization, planning and leadership skills.
  • Motivated self-starter that works well independently and with team environments.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills (MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams).
  • PMI, PMP Certification, considered assets


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