Manager, Project Management & Estimating

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Date Posted: 02-10-2013

Manager, Project Management & Estimating
Our client  is currently seeking a Manager of Project Management & Estimating to augment our Senior Leadership team. The incumbent will lead the Project Management & Estimating function and team, with responsibility for directing and coordinating all aspects of bidding, estimating, materials acquisition, project planning, project control, risk management, P&L and client satisfaction - for all public and private sector pursuits.
Knowledge Differentiators:     functional depth and enterprise wide breath of knowledge needed in assuming a Senior Leadership role
    expertise in project estimating, planning, scheduling, risk management and cost control     knowledge and experience in general and heavy civil construction; knowledge of applicable principles, practices
and methods     knowledge and experience in both public and private sector markets is preferred     knowledge and experience related to business development - marketing and sales     knowledge of forecasting, trends analysis and annual planning     proficiency with the standard suite of business operational software / computer programs
To be considered for this position candidates should have experience:     functioning as the day-to-day point of contact for customers
    representing the client’s best interest with respect to contractual and technical issues related to the project     coordinating / directing / conducting program status meetings with Senior Management and the customer on a
routine basis; promptly informing both of problems and potential solutions     acting as the liaison between the client and field teams; ensuring details and expectations are clear and understood
by all     working to ensure resolution of contractual variations and adherence to contractual obligations     driving results in terms of win / capture rates and prequalification submission acceptances     identifying / exploring new opportunities to drive growth     driving continuous improvement in terms of operational efficiency, effectiveness and consistency; developing
standard operating procedures for bidding, project management, estimating and subcontracting (RFP) practices     being a mentor and coach to all PM & Estimating staff; encouraging and fostering individual professional growth     building a successful team     setting, monitoring and evaluating team and individual performance verses expectations     coordinating / directing all aspects of the bidding / proposal submission process     coordinating / directing the ‘engineering phase’ of the project     coordinating / directing generation of construction schedules and milestones     leading the preparation of contracts and negotiating revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements
with customers, suppliers and subcontractors     controlling the quality and accuracy of proposals and ensure that the offer proposes the best solutions to the client     providing ‘hands-on’ support in securing new business when required; by participating in estimates, working with
subcontractors and/or participating in proposals and presentations     managing / leading a wide variety of project meetings     incorporating subcontractors, partner resources and partner processes into projects as required     ensure that financial reporting and monitoring systems in place and adhered to, enabling the accurate daily
progress reporting and budget / estimate status
Key Results
    increase bid win success and prequalification submission acceptances     overall client satisfaction     projects completed on time and within budget, while maintaining exceptional quality     build trust and long term relationship with our stakeholders     drive operational efficiency, effectiveness and consistency     coach, mentor, train and develop all team members


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