The Senior Project Manager oversees the project teams on their assigned sites to establish the project scope and ensure the job is completed within budget and according to schedule.

The Senior Project Manager also manages relationships with consultants, trades, owners, and other key stakeholders to provide updates regarding the project’s progress, changes in schedule and budget, and notify them of any potential risks and associated implications.

As a member of the SKYGRiD team, this individual focuses on investing time and effort in grooming up and coming leaders in the organization, providing mentoring, coaching and growth opportunities to help more junior employees realize their potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall management, administrative and technical direction for one or more projects.
  • Review initial drawings and project scope and ensure that the project is built in accordance with these documents.
  • Conduct routine site visits to oversee the progress and scheduling of the trades.
  • Identify and advising the senior management team of potential problems, work interferences or schedule difficulties while assisting in circumventing/resolving such conflicts.
  • Oversee the tendering of and revision of contracts.
  • Work with in-house Estimator(s) to review project scope, determine budget allocation and participate in the proposal stage.
  • Oversee the preliminary construction schedule with the Project Superintendent and Team.
  • Oversee and sign off on various reports produced by the Project Team including monthly reports and submittal reports.
  • Enforce company and project policies, main client interface, and responsible for project performance including: budget/costs, schedule, quality and overall project status.
  • Ability to read, interpret, analyze, and forecast a project’s costs and determine the status of the job in terms of schedule and costing.
  • Assess potential risks and notifying owners on a continuous basis.
  • Conduct and efficiently manage project meetings weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, as needed.
  • Assure compliance with project construction schedule and budgets and assume responsibility for the commissioning of the project.
  • Ensure the implementation of SKYGRiD’s Safety Program to create a safe work environment throughout the jobsites.
  • Ensure comprehensive project close-out.

Liaising with Owners, Consultants and Trades:

  • Maintain excellent relationships with clients, key stakeholders, consultants, and trades.
  • Meet with consultants on a bi-weekly basis to review progress, discuss any changes in the structure or design and the impact on budget and schedule.
  • Meet with owners on a routine basis to provide bi-weekly updates on the status of the project, notify them of obstacles and challenges, and changes in timelines or budgets.
  • Ensure schedules are clearly communicated to trades and they are held accountable for meeting these schedules and deadlines.
  • Liaise between consultants, trades, and clients to communicate changes in the scope of the project to other parties, discussing implications on the schedule and budget, and substantiating the case for such changes.
  • When changes in the scope of a project are made, working with consultants to explore, and cost out feasible and
    creative options to address these changes and presenting these options to our clients.
  • Request weekly updates from trades on progress and status of project.
  • Work with trades to coordinate scheduling and organize the order of work to be completed.
  • Prepare monthly reports for owners and presenting for sign-off.

Coaching and Mentoring:

  • Provide learning opportunities to more junior counterparts on the team.
  • Coach team members and providing constructive feedback to assist in their professional growth.
  • Contribute to regular feedback and evaluating all team members annually.

Required Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Educational and experience requirements include a construction related degree or equivalent combinations of
    technical training and/or related experience.
  • Minimum of 13 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead.
  • Thorough understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards etc. and their impact on
    construction projects.
  • Foresight to predict problems before they develop.
  • Advanced knowledge of various construction disciplines, safety regulations, scheduling, cost control, quality
    control, engineering drawings and other documents.
  • Ability to assume responsibility, interface and have superior communication and interpersonal skills essential.
  • Enthusiasm for challenge and new initiatives.
  • Proficiency in Office and Project Management software (e.g. MS Office/Project).

Type: Permanent Full-Time
Salary: To Be Determined
Start Date: ASAP
Job Location: Toronto, ON
Traveling Required: 50% – GTA

SKYGRiD is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment (if applicable) process as required under SKYGRiD’s Accessibility policies and procedures. Applicants must make their accommodation needs known upon requests for interviews.

SKYGRiD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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