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General Manager, Heavy Civil Construction – Municipal Group of Companies

THE ORGANIZATION

Municipal Group of Companies, led by Dexter Construction, is the largest civil contractor in Atlantic Canada and is comprised of more than 20 diversified business units. For over 40 years, the Company has been serving Nova Scotia and beyond, and its presence now extends into New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northern Quebec, and the Caribbean. MGC mainly operates in Civil Construction, Environment, Mining and Courier. The key to its success lies in the hands of highly skilled, world class employees, and its commitment to safety and efficiency is evident in every job.

Privately held, MGC, who grew from a family business, today employs some 4,000 people. As the Company continues to grow, it is now going through change management and has undertaken to restructure at executive levels. In order to complete an expanding team based out of their main office in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Municipal Group of Companies is currently seeking a General Manager, Heavy Civil Construction.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Reporting to the Vice President, Heavy Civil Construction, Atlantic Canada, you will oversee and support the superintendents of the Heavy Civil division. You will play a key role in job handover meetings, including critical path scheduling, document organization and control, equipment and manpower requirements, and review of the estimate for completeness of take-off, scope and pricing. You will regularly review up-to-date project progress information, including critical path scheduling and work-in-progress reports. You will also review project job cost reports and oversee cost control by developing the project budget with the estimator and superintendent to ensure maximum profitability.

You will work with the superintendents to coordinate the activities of foremen and subcontractor work crews as required, as well as visit project sites for troubleshooting and to ensure project quality. You will also be responsible for the overall safety of all manpower working on the contract, proactively supporting the corporate safety program and setting a positive example. You will provide on-going support to field personnel to help identify and remove obstacles that impede construction progress and to resolve challenges with the respective owners. You will coordinate, price, and process change orders or technical problems with owner requirements, suppliers, superintendents, and subcontractors and utilize estimating when required. You will resolve change orders with owners timely and provide them assistance in modifications.

CHALLENGE

Among your main challenges, you will have to manage, support and ultimately oversee numerous high-profile construction projects across Atlantic Canada. To ensure the success of said projects, you will work closely with the executive staff to monitor their budgets and schedules, and make sure that safety standards are always met. You will troubleshoot any issues before they have negative impacts on the projects. Your leadership position will require you to serve as a role model and mentor: you will help others develop as leaders, inspires coworkers to attain goals and pursue excellence and identify opportunities for their improvement, while remaining on the forefront of emerging industry practices.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in managing construction projects.
    Civil construction experience is a must.
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in project/program management, portfolio management methodologies and tools.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills combined with high attention to detail.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with an ability for business development.
  • Long-term strategic vision.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills based on excellence, efficiency and productivity, using an approach of mobilization and continuous performance improvement.
  • Autonomous person with an innovative, dynamic and creative spirit.
  • Excellent communicator, team player and ability to bring people together.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point, Outlook).

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: vlemoigne@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
A018693 (ANEI-664526) General Manager, Heavy Civil Construction – Municipal Group of Companies - NS - Halifax (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at optimumtalent.com as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.