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  • My client, a Burnaby based Real Estate firm is currently seeking a qualified CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER responsible for the planning, organizing, implementing and controlling assigned critical projects in Residential high-rise Construction. This position is a permanent role and will offer an excellent environment and opportunity for career advancement. Salary depends upon experience ranging from $125K - $175K + bonus + benefits - For immediate consideration, please call Abby Rubin (604) 836 – 2672 and email resume to



  • Develop project budgets and schedules, monitor cash flows and schedules, engage consultants and contractors, update status of projects monthly, or as required.
  • Ensure projects get implemented as per specifications, contract terms and conditions.
  • Documentation, Reporting and Risk Management
  • Review documents and drawings accuracy and constructability
  • Review and enforce sub-trade contracts and identify discrepancies in scopes of work
  • Advise project team of potential problems, work interferences, and schedule difficulties while assisting in resolving conflicts
  • Complete daily site reports, POs, and project photos

Maintains good documentation
  • Arrange for all required municipal and provincial inspections or have sub-contractor do so
  • Budget & Cost Control - Review the budget and the underlying estimate
  • Effectively monitor expenditures and review invoices in detail
  • Manage and track budget and cost – labour and material
  • Scheduling - Prepare and maintain construction schedules, look ahead, and identify and solve potential scheduling problems
  • Development and refinement of the project schedule
  • Request and order materials required throughout the project to maintain schedule and productivity
  • Ensure sufficient manpower is provided to achieve safety, schedule, and quality

  • Provide safety leadership through the implementation of my client’s Safety Program and monitor safety performance of site team and sub-contractor
  • Ensure site HSE coordinator is performing his or her role and completing required paperwork on time

  • Monitor and maintain high quality of workmanship and accountability of sub-contractors and contractors

Relationships & Leadership
  • Inspire and motivate site team and sub-contractors to perform at their best
  • Supervise and develop site team members through regular feedback, training, and coaching
  • Lead project meetings with internal and external parties

Required Qualifications:

  • 10 years of construction and supervision experience
  • Demonstrated competence in the areas of safety, people management, project execution, cost control, quality and administration
  • Sound knowledge of construction and building techniques and ability to read and interpret contract drawings and specifications
  • Proactive problem-solver that can manage difficult situations with positive results
  • Good computer skills - MS Office
  • Post-secondary education in construction would be an asset