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  • Job reference: RMS0151192

Area Construction Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: St. John's
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/02/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (12/02/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client, a diverse Canadian Energy Company, plans new developments estimated at $12+ Billion over the next 5 years.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Residents of Newfoundland & Labrador will be given first consideration for this position.

The Role:
The Area Construction Manager will oversee Area construction operations on a day-to-day basis, and ensure that work is done safely, on time and within budget and to applicable quality and environmental standards. Also, to ensure that work is carried out according to approved contracts, specifications, and drawings.
As the leader of the Area construction management team, the incumbent will lead a multi-functional team of construction coordinators, inspectors, contract administrators, field engineers, surveyors, etc. to ensure construction management objectives are fulfilled.

The primary work location is in the field.

As an Area Construction Manager your main duties will involve:

• Working with the Contract Administrator, ensure that the contractor(s) is/are fulfilling all obligations within the relevant agreement and ensure that work is carried out according to approved contracts, specifications, drawings and schedules, within authorized budgets and in compliance with safety and environmental standards.
• Champion a safety culture and strive to maintain a safe working environment.
• Proactively identify, and work to resolve, any site issues that may impede Project delivery.
• Ensure opportunities for improvement (safety, environment, cost, schedule, and quality) are items of focus and vigorously championed.
• Establish and maintain proper services, protection and infrastructure in view of operating a safe site with the close coordination of the Health & Safety Advisor and contractors.
• Ensure the implementation of the health & safety plan, site labour regulation and/or site agreement with collaboration of labour relations and health & safety.
• Participate in job safety analyses, complete safety observations and inspections (including follow up as appropriate), and regularly participate in tailboard discussions.
• Conduct risk assessment with contractors and ensure control measures are implemented for high-risk works.
• Review the planning, organization and monitoring of site use of personal, materials, and construction equipment.
• Establish and maintain proper communications and ethical business relations with representatives of the contractors, LCP site personnel, and key stakeholders.
• Ensure consistent and accurate documentation of contractor's activities on-site including daily inspection records, site progress records, events, etc.
• Manage the work progress in accordance with the project schedules and the terms and obligations of the construction contracts.
• Ensure that Area construction management team:
o Has a clear understanding of priorities and the plan ahead, and that all team members work in unison to achieve the plan.
o Are informed of the objectives of quality, time, costs and project procedures and comply with these objectives.
o Thoroughly understands the contracts, in particular the technical specifications and drawings, and collaborates to ensure the contractor completes all work accordingly.
o Has competent personnel to accomplish their respective duties, with guidance provided as required to support the achievement of objectives.
• Evaluate the performance of team members and train and assist team members in their personal development.
• Collaborate in the preparation of construction management instructions and ensure that the Area construction management team uses them to guide their activities.
• Ensure that the contractors are fully implementing their quality control programs.
• Make arrangements for the necessary quality / inspection surveillance, as required, ensuring the work is completed in accordance to the specifications and contract documents.
• Manage relationship with Environmental Coordinator to ensure adherence to all environmental controls.
• Chair construction coordination meetings with the contractors to ensure performance, awareness of field objectives, and good cooperation between LCP and contractors.
• Assist the Contract Administrators in the negotiation of changes, while maintaining strict adherence to Project guidelines and procedures.
• Produce Area construction progress reports and other reports as required by the Construction Manager.
• Ensure all company supplied material, equipment and services are provided in a timely fashion.
• Facilitate day to day management of change including engineering change, query resolution, and management of necessary engineering supports for timely resolution of issues.
• Work directly with applicable Package Lead/Engineer/Manager, to resolve interface issues with engineering and procurement being carried out in project office.
• Management of construction interfaces between contract packages so as to ensure timely completion and avoidance of claims.
• Provide input to the contactor's execution plan and constructability reviews.
• Respond promptly to issues and requests for information from the contractors and to minimize exposure for potential claims arising from contractors.
• Fostering positive working relations with both contractors and labour to ensure the broader project objectives are achieved.
• Work within the boundaries of existing labour agreements and provide input into any dispute resolutions.
• Support verification activities for contractor's payment certificates.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
As an Area Construction Manager you should posses the following experience:

• Extensive background (15+ years) in Construction management.
• Possess strong people skills, with the ability to interact, motivate and lead team members and contractors. (Proven interpersonal, communications, leadership and team skills.)
• Excellent and demonstrated safety and environmental record with aboriginal, diversity and cultural awareness.
• Ability to plan work well, and to be well-organized.
• Experience in contract administration, progress verification, and claims avoidance.
• Experience in high-voltage substation construction a definite asset.
• Previous experience building in northern climates / regions considered an asset.
• Strong background in industrial relations, with previous track record of successfully executing works within a unionized labour environment.
• Excellent problem solving skills.
• Solution oriented.
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