Operations Manager

Location: Various Locations, Alberta, Saskatchewan, NWT, Canada
Date Posted: 04-05-2017
E Construction Ltd. is one of Western Canada’s largest paving contractors, with over 650 employees helping us provide our products and services throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. Our equipment fleet and shops are among the most modern in our business. We take pride in our employees and place a high-value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day.
WE ARE GROWING, and are currently seeking an experienced OPERATIONS MANAGER to be part of our growth and succession planning. We are looking for strong talent, and because we operate in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories, we are happy to consider our applicants talents in any one of those locations. Reporting directly to the Divisional Manager, this position will provide ground level management and support on a wide variety of challenging projects.
  • Oversee total construction effort to ensure projects are constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule. Ensuring quality control, safety standards and contract specifications are adhered to.
  • Develop and implement new business strategies for creating or improving processes and procedures to improve corporate performance
  • Liaise with consultants, owners, customers, superintendents, sub-contractors and other project stakeholders regarding safety, project progress, scheduling, change orders and other issues.
  • Plan, organize and direct all crews in the construction of roads and paving projects.
  • Travel to worksites frequently to provide total ground level support to Superintendents, Foremen, Crews and other employees, on a wide variety of issues and concerns.
  • Troubleshoot project concerns such as bad weather, scheduling conflicts, quality control issues, labour issues, contractor and/or client concerns and other unforeseeable matters.
  • Work with Project Managers and Superintendents to determine the efficient use of resources, materials and labour necessary to complete various construction projects in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and update project schedules.
  • Design and manage project budgets while ensuring that all resources necessary for project completion are used wisely.
  • Track project costs against periodic targets, pre-set within the project budget, to ensure financial control of each phase of the job.
  • Work with Project Managers, Area Managers and Superintendents to schedule civil construction projects in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.
  • Monitor financial performance to ensure the division is meeting or exceeding budgetary commitment.
  • Submit purchase order slips, invoices and expense reports to Accounting in a timely manner, to ensure all cost are accounted for, and can be allocated appropriately.
  • Negotiate lower pricing with suppliers, sub-contractors, agencies or other third party provider of resources, equipment or labour.
  • Ensure project legal documents are completed and signed
  • Create an environment conductive to effectiveness, and set priorities and deadlines.
  • Examine engineering reports to ensure quality control requirements are met, and apply appropriate corrective action when necessary.
  • Liaise with the Quality Control department to determine the project’s design criteria, life and minimum acceptable riding quality.
  • In conjunction with various departments, perform internal Quality Assurance audits to ensure project operations are compliant with corporate policies, practices and procedures.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives by integrating quality control into the process.
  • Promote and advocate quality achievements and performance improvements across the company.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, and work with the company’s CPI Coordinator on various continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Determine staffing requirements and interview, hire and/or train employees.
  • Liaise between the company, employees, and third party organizations and the Human Resource Department on a regular basis on a variety of Human Resource related matters.
  • Comply with relevant legislation regarding employee management, terminations and resignations.
  • Handles all employee concerns; investigate concerns and questions ensuring all concerns are followed through from beginning to end.
  • Liaise with the Human Resource department on a variety of employee related issues, including employee development, recruitment, benefits, training, terminations, and investigations.
  • Delegate tasks and accountabilities.
  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub-contractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
  • Work with Safety Department to investigate damage, incidents or near misses in the worksite, and ensure proper procedures are carried out according to the Company’s Safety Program.
  • Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.
  • Participate as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required.
  • Collaborate with any project teams on other special initiatives, as required.
  • Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics.
  • Must examine situations in light of the principles of the Code of Ethics. 
  • Other duties as required.
  • Minimum 5 -7 years’ experience and proven track record in construction operations management within the road construction industry.
  • Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge in the areas of Paving, Base and Water & Sewer construction.
  • Knowledge of the various asphalt materials, mix parameters, compaction theory, quality assurance testing and relevant OHS and environmental regulations.
  • Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license.
  • Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on operations and business processes.
  • Travel, as required.
  • Overtime as required.
  • A portion of work is performed in an indoor setting and may include a combination of standing, sitting and walking. Sitting for extended periods of time is required.
  • A portion of work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust, grease, fumes, odors, oil, asphalt, and toxic and flammable substances.
  • Use of sunscreen, long sleeves and appropriate headgear is recommended.
  • Use of personal protective equipment is required when on job site.
  • Must comply with all company policies.
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol policy, including testing requirements.
  • Manual dexterity required to use computer and peripherals.
We are pleased to offer the successful candidate:
  • An attractive compensation package
  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • Employer matched pension plan
  • Competitive vacation allowance
  • Continuing education sponsorship opportunities
  • Access to health and wellness programs
  • Employee appreciation events and programs
  • Relocation assistance (for those who qualify)
  • A family friendly and supportive work environment
  • Yearly succession planning, to promote internal growth and job advancements
  • As well as excellent opportunities for professional growth
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume by clicking the “Apply Now” button below.
We thank all candidate for their interest in this position, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  
We additionally thank recruitment agencies for your interest, however we will not be requiring your services at this time. 

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, your application will not be considered.
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