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Mar 29 2021

Director of Projet Management

CERF Niagara

Job Description


As a Director of Project Management, you are the primary person responsible for overall project strategy, planning and execution. You will oversee the Project Management teams within our organization and will be responsible for upward reporting to the President. Key functions are noted in bold below. A summary of responsibilities within each function are also outlined.


  • Ensure Project Management teams keep safety top of mind and utilize appropriate safety methods
  • Review any unique safety measures being taken on a project due to size, scope, etc.

Qualifications and Contract Management:

  • Address in an appropriate manner any inability communicated by a member of PM team, to respond to tenders or other opportunities.
  • Review CCDC contracts information prior to submission to the client
  • Ensure any quotations over a value of $100,000 are reviewed prior to submission to the client
  • Ensure submitted quotations are followed up on in timely manner

Resource Management:

  • Review proposes subcontractors and suppliers to be utilized
  • Maintain a relationship with key subcontractors and suppliers
  • Oversee scheduling of field resources (manpower, equipment, vehicles)
  • Ensure appropriate forecasting of projects and necessary resources is completed on a regular basis
  • Address any concerns relative to field crew capacity and skill set concerns

Contract Fulfillment:

  • Review all contracts related to a project; ensure a suitable contract is in place for any new client
  • Ensure Project Start-up Meetings are consistently being done by all teams
  • Participate in Project Start-up Meetings on occasion and provide appropriate feedback to the Project Management team
  • Review project operations on a weekly basis

Client Relations & Retention:

  • Allocate client/project opportunities to the Project Managers
  • Oversee PM Communication with client base; ensuring Project Mangers are maintaining an appropriate level of contact with past, present and prospective clients
  • Participate in client sales calls; provide coaching as necessary
  • Maintain a client database outlining: key contact information, purchasing notes, other contractors being used by the client, etc. Maintain a relationship with key clients and prospects
  • Know and understand our competitors in each sector and at each client site
  • Review post project survey results and ensure client concerns brought forth are addressed in a timely manner

Project Management Development and Profitability:

  • Work with the Director of Finance to ensure Project Management teams have the necessary financial data for effective decision-making
  • Standardize project related procedures (from quoting to closeout), appropriately communicate, and ensure PM teams are following standard operating procedures
  • Work directly with Project Facilitators transitioning to a Project Management role
  • Oversee approval of all Project Management cost allocation to overhead
  • Schedule and oversee project post-mortems on projects to determine best practices; hold Project Management teams accountable for financial results
  • Mentor Project Management team members through one-on-one, ride alongs, and ongoing communication

How to Apply

An ideal candidate for this role will possess:

10+ years of successful ICI Project Management within the construction industry

Passion for change management

Job Categories: Director of Project Management. Job Types: Full-time. Salary: To be discussed. Job expires in 13 days.

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