Project Manager
in Saint John, NB

Saint John, NB
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 22007325

Kent is the largest retail building supply chain in Atlantic Canada with 48 locations from Saint John, New Brunswick to Corner Brook, Newfoundland and many towns and cities in between. We owe our success to our exceptional customer service, superior selection of home building supplies, and our commitment to protecting our customers and staff by hiring and training associates dedicated to our safety values.
Our culture thrives thanks to the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in, our focus on diversity in the workplace, our commitment to our employees through training and development programs and our focus on creating an aligned and engaged workforce across our locations.
We are currently seeking applicants for the position of a Project Manager based out of our Head Office in Saint John, NB.
Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, your duties will include:
  • Managing multi-disciplinary projects from conceptualization stage, through to design development, tender call, and construction, to final commissioning
  • Working closely with client groups to establish project requirements and objectives, and managing the project design and implementation process to assure attainment of the stated objectives
  • Prepare terms of reference for solicitation of proposals and for engagement of design consultants; negotiate terms of contract with design consultants
  • Preparing tender call documents
  • Preparing construction contract documents
  • Monitoring and inspection of construction activities to ensure quality of work and adherence to specified timelines
  • Preparing cost estimates for setting of budgets for contemplated projects, and preparing cost estimates for contemplated changes to existing projects
  • Reviewing invoices and progress claims and making recommendations for payments to contractors or consultants or other vendors
  • Introducing design changes to contractors, negotiation of change order prices, make recommendations for issuance of change orders
  • Chair construction meetings with contractors and generate minutes of meetings
  • Setting up and administering building maintenance contracts and preventive maintenance programs for elements such as fire alarm, fire protection, HVAC, roofs, and back-flow preventor testing for numerous buildings

  • Post-secondary education in engineering or construction technology and 5 years minimum training and experience with a track record of success in the management and delivery of multi-discipline (architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical, structural) construction projects
  • Ability to read and understand engineering and architectural design drawings
  • Strong analytical skills to apply toward settlement of disputes that may arise with contractors over contractual terms and obligations
  • Strong communication skills - verbal and written
  • Willingness to travel

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
Please apply online.
We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Kent Building Supplies is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.
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