Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Department Manager
Black & McDonald Limited - Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posted:8/24/2017
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 Limited is actively seeking a Department Manager located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This position typically reports directly to the Division Manager and is responsible for managing the department operations in its totality including, but not limited to, safety compliance, people and resources, estimating, sales, project execution, profit/loss outcomes, and ultimately the project managers' and/or superintendents' performance in their project budget, schedule, general performance, and profitability.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate projects for the Manitoba Utilities Division from start to finish, and in accordance with schedule, specifications, and budget. 
  • Oversee and/or prepare  project estimates, final bids, and proposal submissions
  • Plan and prepare  schedules and milestones and monitor progress against established schedules
  • Prepare  contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors
  • Adherence to and implementation of health, safety, environment policies and programs and quality control programs
  • Represent company on matters such as business services and union contracts negotiation
  • Prepare progress reports and issue progress schedules to clients
  • Direct the purchase of supplies and materials
  • Oversee department financial performance, i.e. accounts receivables, work in progress, and budget
  • Hire and supervise the activities of subcontractors and subordinate staff
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
  • Coaches and Develops
  • Maximizes Business Performance and Team Effectiveness
  • Strategic Perspective

    Education & Skill Requirements

  • Technical diploma or engineering degree, and/or equivalent trade experience and knowledge
  • 5-10 years experience as a supervisor or senior project manager 
  • Proven skills in scheduling, planning, and execution
  • 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: Department Manager
Job ID: 2017825238