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The Director, Project Services is responsible for leading Almita’s Engineering, Estimating, Project Management, and Procurement teams as it relates to strategic design and project bidding execution. This role ensures alignment between the project services teams, and operations teams to appropriately design, build and execute projects effectively.

This is a pivotal leadership role with a focus on strategy, process, and coaching, though there is also a hands-on, tactical component. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership to the Project Management, Engineering and Estimating teams, clearly communicating corporate goals and performance expectations
  • Develop, implement and refine departmental processes, standards and specifications to ensure a competitive and strategic bidding process
  • Act as a mentor to members of the Project Management, Engineering and Estimating teams
  • Attend client meetings with Sales to determine project requirements
  • Monitor, assess and report design and bidding activity to appropriate members of the Leadership Team
  • Assist with the preparation of budgets
  • Initiate recommendations for project execution, including suggestions for procurement and tendering strategies and workforce planning
  • Conduct regular audit reviews for compliance with departmental procedures
  • Lead investigations of any issues that arise during project execution
  • Ensure the teams are working to build efficiencies, improve processes, eliminate inefficiencies and follow LEAN principles
  • Ensure potential contractual and project risks are properly identified at bidding stage
  • Build effective working relationships with manufacturing and procurement teams to ensure timely information
  • Oversee effective governance and compliance with legislation/regulations
  • Represent Almita Piling at industry events

PROFICIENCIES

  • Critical Thinking
  • Relationship Building
  • Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Originality
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Flexibility
  • Time Management
  • Financial Management
  • Teamwork

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

The following are required:

  • Degree in Engineering (Civil or Structural is preferred)
  • 10+ years of experience in a Project Manager Or Sr. Engineering role managing mid to large scale construction projects (commercial, retail and industrial)
  • 5+ years’ experience in a direct leadership role
  • Knowledge of construction terms, scheduling and planning concepts, engineering drawings, contracts, change control and document control
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills (MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

The following are considered assets:

  • PMI Certification