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Operations Manager – Civil Construction Project Manager

My client a large Industrial contractor specializing in utility sector projects throughout Western Canada is currently seeking an Operations Manager to work in their Nanaimo office servicing energy operations projects. My client is dedicated to providing high-quality, turnkey civil construction solutions to the energy industry in Western Canada and beyond. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, My client is seeking an experienced and skilled Operations Manager to direct their Energy Project Management Operations. This position pays very well depending on experience + excellent benefits + opportunity for career advancement. For immediate consideration, please call Abby Rubin (604) 836-2672 and email resume to
  • Expert level experience in all aspects of civil construction
  • Provide constructability and methodology direction to project teams
  • On site execution of work, including all aspects of a successful project delivery (Safety, Quality, Efficiency and profitability).
  • Manage operations, estimating, and project management staff to produce high-quality exceeding industry standards / client expectations
  • Provide confident and competent leadership to deliver all projects safely, cost effectively, on time and within  budget
  • Support Project Managers and Foremen with all aspects of the project life cycle , and  provide day to day direction to the project team
  • Must be experienced with contract management and change management
  • Identify all issues including changes in the scope of work, which may increase costs of the project and implement corrective actions to achieve targeted financial objectives
  • Evaluate and analyze proposed projects, offer methods of construction that will provide a competitive edge
  • Actively involved in business development and estimating
  • Oversee a number of crews working on projects across Western Canada; develop and maintain a professional, respectful and motivated workforce


  • Minimum 10 years of experience working in various aspects of civil construction, with hands on experience with the project lifecycle from bid to on-site execution of the work
  • Thorough, hands-on knowledge in the construction of earthwork, structures, paving, anchoring and grading practices on large, high-profile and complex industrial civil projects
  • Possess knowledge of civil infrastructure and earthwork processes, contracts, scheduling and quality control
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, problem solve, make recommendations for change, implement, evaluate, and provide a strong process perspective
  • Experience managing multiple projects with values from $0.5M to $10M


  • Candidates will be given preference if they hold a Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or diploma in Civil or Construction Technology
For immediate consideration, please call Abby Rubin (604) 836-2672 and email resume to