RailWorks Construction Manager in Toronto, Ontario

Construction Manager

REQUISITION NUMBER: 20180713-72801-001





Job Responsibilities:

Job Summary and Purpose: Reporting to the Project Manager, the Construction Manager is accountable for the operational and financial performance of projects/contracts and provides representation and participation in customer and other project meetings. Oversees and coordinates all operational activities during the bidding, development, planning, execution and close-out phases of construction projects. Manages and supports project teams with the aim of achieving operational excellence, quality and financial performance. Provide project support from an operational, financial and resource standpoint. Primary Tasks and Responsibilities: 1. Provides leadership and over site to all construction efforts to ensure that all projects are executed in accordance with the design, budget, and schedule.

  1. Develops and implements operating plans, schedules, reports, control measures, etc.

  2. Identifies field operational solutions that will improve productivity. Achieves operational cost savings across all project resources, product lines and services.

  3. Analyzes contract performance to maximize financial and operational performance and minimize risk. Ensures that contract and project closeout requirements have been met at the close-out of all projects.

  4. Plans, staffs, and supervises all assigned work unit activities through supervisors/foremen to ensure a cohesive operational unit. Monitors availability and flow of personnel and assigns teams to projects.

  5. Involved in the bidding process in collaboration with the Estimator and Materials Manager; provides operational input into preparation of take-offs, estimates, etc. Participates in review of final estimate packages for accuracy and completeness. Transitions the process from bid to operations.

  6. Ensures appropriate and timely administration of paperwork and billing information, follows up on AP and AR issues as required, and participates in Work in Progress and month processes.

  7. Interfaces with regulatory authorities.

  8. Acts as liaison with contractors, design consultants and client to ensure construction activities support project requirements.

  9. Confers and coordinates with project team to resolve operating problems and difficulties.

  10. Oversees the utilization of equipment and implementation of tools in the field. General/Other Responsibilities and Duties Provides guidance, direction, and support to project team relating to cost reporting, control and general commercial considerations.

  11. Manages consultants and contractors/sub-contractors.

  12. Creates and tracks core metrics necessary to drive the advancement of field operational activities.

  13. Maintains official project log and documentation files. Develops and manages staff, handles disciplinary and performance concerns.

Job Qualifications:

A minimum of 10 years of which have been an Installation / Construction Manager on complex projects

  • Experience within Heavy Civil construction design build environments with a contracting organization is an asset.

  • Construction and planning Experience with electrical or signal installations is required

  • Experience in supporting construction activities, on-site experience required.

  • Thorough knowledge of construction technology, scheduling, and methods.

  • Ability to effectively train, manage and lead junior staff.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to clearly and effectively present data.

  • Proficiency utilizing common business and construction applications such as Microsoft Office products,

Physical/Travel/Attendance Requirements

  • Frequently sits, stands, walks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard.

  • May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.

  • Work is in and around live track (trains).

  • Travel up to 10% of time.

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

PNR RailWorks are to using hiring practices and providing a workplace environment that is inclusive and barrier free. If contacted throughout the selection process, please advise Human Resources in advance if you require accommodation for the interview process so you can be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received regarding accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Disabled)


Railworks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities, Females, Veterans, Disabled)