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Project Manager
Black & McDonald Limited - Edmonton, Alberta
Job Description

People:  Our Strength, Our Future

A career at Black & McDonald will grant you the opportunity to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement, help reinforce our values and shape our contribution to community, and drive our continued success. Our vision is to be the best company to work for; the best company for safety, quality and value; the best company for customer service; and the best company for technical expertise.

​Position Summary

Black & McDonald is actively seeking an experienced Project Manager to support our Edmonton Utility Operations. This position reports to the Department Manager and is responsible to provide overall direction for several utility projects.  Emphasis is placed on estimating, costs, scheduling, quality and overall project status.  It is essential that the successful candidate have an ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships with trade contractors, consultants, and our clients.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and provide leadership for all projects under their responsibility in areas including but not limited to to safety, environment, quality, and weekly inspections.
  • Monitor and manage construction schedule to ensure that manpower requirements are known in advance of work activity.
  • Ensure that the correct material and equipment is available to the tradesmen to avoid on site inefficiencies.
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Ensure monthly cost forecasting is completed accurately, complete with the PM checklist.
  • Ensure accurate productivity reports are completed weekly.
  • Complete accurate and timely billings to ensure positive cash flow.
  • Price and negotiate all changes in scope.
  • Assume responsibility for work outcomes and results of other workers
  • Build and maintain customer and supplier/vendor relationships.
  • Represent company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings.
  • Ensure the accounting system is updated.
Desired Skills & Experience

​Competency Requirements

  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others

     Education & Skill Requirements
  • 5-10 years of experience in the construction industry in a supervisory/superintendent capacity.
  • Experience in the utility sector (ie. electrical/civil) is an asset – specifically on transportation, infrastructure, lighting, traffic, communications, or medium/high voltage projects.
  • College diploma in construction engineering technology, electrical/civil engineering technology, or construction project management
  • Experience in a trade position (i.e. electrical/civil) may substitute for educational requirement.
  • Blue print reading and project/structural design interpretation.
  • Contract Management.
Company Description
In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada, US and Bermuda. ​The company has over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices.

Black & McDonald approaches accessibility from an inclusive perspective, and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Additional Information
Job Type: Full Time
Job Experience: Senior Professional
Job ID: 20171111