Project Director - Major Projects

Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Delson, Quebec, CA Montreal, Quebec, CA

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 18070 

Position Summary
Reporting to the EVP Major Projects, the Project Director leads, directs, and exercises functional authority over all aspects of construction projects including planning, organizing, budgeting, and cost reporting; ensures that the goals and objectives of each project are accomplished on schedule and within budget, and that quality and safety standards are met; directs staff in successfully accomplishing goals and objectives.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties
1.Full Profit and Loss responsibility for the assigned Project.
2.Oversee the activities of all the direct report entities which include Safety Manager/Engineer, Quality Manager/Engineer, Engineering Manager, Construction Manager/Superintendent, Contract Manager, Accounts Controller.
3.Ensure the effective and compliant management and coordination of the Engineering; Scheduling; Procurement, Material Control, Construction and System Testing/Start up.
4.Establish and maintain a competent resource in each area/department listed above to meet the requirements of the contract.
5.Assist with the preparation, review and modification and ultimately take responsibility for the cost to complete estimates established for each phase of the work.
6.Ensure that an effective business relationship is promoted with the Owner and all tiers of subcontractors and suppliers.
7.Maintain effective discipline and good staff morale.
8.Verifies estimates based on detailed review of proposal specifications.


General/Other Responsibilities and Duties
•Represent PNR Railworks or associated Joint-Venture including preparation and presentation of reports to Executive Committee and third parties.
•Provide written correspondence as necessary with client, designers, partners, subcontractors, suppliers, and other parties.
•Personnel hiring and management.
•Labor planning and compliance (including unions)
•Administrate financial tracking systems to monitor project costs and estimates.
•Perform other related duties as required.


Required Education, Training and Experience:
•Undergraduate degree or diploma in a related field of study such as Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Project Management is strongly preferred
•A minimum of 10 years relevant project experience in a heavy civil major project environment, including a thorough knowledge of construction industry practices, methods, processes, and standards and their impact on project activities.
•Professional designation such as Professional Engineer or Project Management Professional is considered to be an asset but is not required.
•Demonstrated experience applying knowledge of project accounting, project controls (cost, schedule, change management, etc.), material management, contract management, subcontract management, safety, and quality.
•Track record of successfully planning and executing major projects on schedule and within budget.


Talents and Abilities:
•Proficiency in both English and French
•Ability to apply, interpret and understand contract law and language
•Clear understanding of Alternative Project Delivery models mechanisms, risks and interface management
•Proficiency utilizing common business and construction applications such as Microsoft Office products, Hard Dollar or JD Edwards software.
•Demonstrated leadership qualities and abilities; applies innovative and effective management techniques to maximize employee performance.
•Effective verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills in both English and French
•Strong client relations, influencing skills and organizational skills.


Working Conditions:
•Full time position within an international group offering competitive compensation, attractive benefits and pension plans, training and coaching plans fostering personal growth, motivating career opportunities across North America
•Participation to management meetings within North America, valid passport is required.
•Work mostly from Project Office involving significant overnight travel (mainly Eastern Canada) with occasional work from home when possible and compatible with work deliverables (under authorization from manager).
•Exposure to outdoor construction sites in all weather conditions.
•Possible work in and around live track (trains).




Why Join Us?

We are a passionate and goal-oriented rail contractor that always strives to deliver the best results. We believe in our team and are looking for more passionate people who are eager to learn and grow in the industry to join our team.  


PNR RailWorks is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. We offer a workplace where respect, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and success.


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


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with PNR RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.