Operations Manager - Remediation

Winnipeg, MB

Our client in Winnipeg, Manitoba is looking for an Environmental Operations Manager to join their team!

This individual will focus on project management for specific clients and business development functions for Environmental Due Diligence and Remediation projects.

Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Business Development & Marketing:
•    Participate in business development & marketing initiatives
•    Preparation of an annual business plan in conjunction with Executive Vice President
•    Promote business development initiatives within the group
•    Perform direct and indirect marketing to clients with the intention of developing new clients or new projects with existing clients
•    Meet with clients to determine clients’ requirements
•    Participate in the preparation of proposals for clients, including cost estimates
•    Review proposals and quotations
•    Maintain long term client relationships
•    Represent company in a professional & courteous manner
•    Participate in external professional development activities and professional/trade committees, conferences and seminars
•    Act as primary group contact maintaining company relationship with large clients and participate in inter-group and inter-office marketing efforts for these clients

Financial & Administrative
•    Demonstrating good business knowledge and awareness of financial implications of day-to-day decisions made with regard to projects
•    Complying with company policies and procedures
•    Responsible for group financial performance ensuring that:
o    Group budgets are prepared on time for review by the Senior Vice President
o    Profit and utilization targets are met
o    Employees under supervision perform administrative responsibilities on a timely basis
•    Maintaining master project documents and making recommendations for changes as required
•    Maintaining a personal utilization of at least 50%
•    Representing company in a professional & courteous manner
•    Ensuring that supervisors under his/her control and direct reports submit internal reporting information on a timely basis (e.g. time entry, expense reports, pre-bills, etc.)
•    Gathering information and responding promptly to the annual budget request made by the Finance Department
•    Track monthly group performance (client satisfaction; revenue/profit; A/R; WIP; billings; etc.)

•    Ensuring the well-being and safety of employees at assigned work sites
•    Performance measurement and discipline
•    Ensuring proper equipment is assigned to each employee
•    Coordinating group resources, including employee allocation, equipment control and maintenance, vacation scheduling, weekend resources, etc.
•    Providing technical assistance to employees under supervision
•    Liaison between clients and employees

Coordination of Project Activities:
•    Scheduling inspections, surveys, and meetings with clients/contractors
•    Assigning work to employees as appropriate, depending on work loads
•    Overseeing preparation of contract documents to company standards
•    Coordinating work and client contacts with other groups within the Company and the Group

Training and Mentoring
•    Ensuring that employees are performing their work in a safe manner
•    Supervising employees and monitoring their job proficiency
•    Ensuring employees are trained in, and maintain, company procedures and programs
•    Providing technical assistance to employees
•    Controlling and monitoring the quality of work performed by employees
•    Working with employees to develop and instil goals set in employee development program

Quality Control:
•    Participating in all quality control initiatives
•    Reviewing the work of employees under supervision and colleagues to ensure it meets the standards established
•    Reviewing own work prior to submitting for quality review
•    Submitting all work for quality review prior to submission to clients
•    Making suggestions to the Senior Vice President to continually improve work quality

Project Management
•    Client Development and Marketing
•    Overseeing consulting projects, including assessments, contract preparation, and remediation work
•    Preparing contract documents for projects
•    Supervising Project Technicians/Technologists in their job functions
•    Training and mentoring of junior staff, including reviewing of written work
•    Maintaining and enhancing quality control within the group

Required Skills and Qualifications will include:
•    Degree in Engineering or Science from an accredited institution
•    10+ years of experience
•    P.Eng, P.Geo, or related professional designation
•    Extensive experience with Phase I & II ESAs, remediation, compliance audits, etc. is requried
•    Proven group management experience, preferably with a group of at least 15 staff
•    Current and valid driver’s licence with sufficient insurance, and access to a vehicle
•    Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
•    Groundwater modelling software experience
•    Must be able to read, comprehend and proof all written reports and correspondence
•    Must have excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation
•    Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail required
•    Must be able to manage large groups of technical staff
•    Must be able to read and edit technical specifications, drawings and reports
•    Strong organizational skills, good record keeping skills
•    Addresses and resolves issues expediently
•    Works independently with acceptable supervision
•    A supportive and pleasant attitude to all employees and contractors
•    Integrity and maintenance of confidentiality at all times
•    Good ethical business practices
•    Willingness to be an effective team player
•    Good judgement and reasoning when investigating and solving problems
•    Must be willing to work outside of normal working hours

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