Job Description

Mechanical Project Manager / Estimator
Operating Company Stuart Olson Industrial
City Regina
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Reporting to the General Manager, Operations, the Mechanical Project Manager / Estimator is responsible for total project delivery including estimating, proposal preparation, planning, project execution and monitoring to ensure compliance with safety, quality, budget and schedule.


This position is for the Industrial Group and can be based in either Regina or Saskatchewan offices with 20% travel to project sites required.




  • Demonstrate the Promise and contribute to it becoming embedded across the organization.

  • Promote the best interest of Company.

  • Promote Safety, Heath, Environmental and Quality Policies and Standards.

  • Conduct performance plans and assessments with direct reports.

  • Maintain high level of morale among direct reports.

  • Act as coach and mentor to direct reports.


Estimating, Opportunity Management and Opportunity Response

  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications.

  • Provide full cost estimates for general construction projects, including labour, materials, subcontracts.

  • Act as lead in proposal responses to the client with the support of Marketing and other team members.

  • Review bid proposals and information.

  • Effectively determine bid strategies and prepare bids.

  • Foster customer relationships to attract bid opportunities.

Pre-Construction Management

  • Carry out all project general construction management activities as laid out in Stuart Olson’s Project Delivery Framework.

  • Lead handover meeting of newly assigned project(s) with Tender / Estimating group.

  • Ensure all team members have read and understood project objectives, including project specifications / agreements and head contract requirements.

  • Ensure all contracts and subcontracts are issued in accordance with the schedule.

  • Establish and complete specific project management plans incorporating Safety, Quality and Environmental plans.

  • Ensure all document control requirements are up to date and detailed to create the records of events.

  • Complete project schedule with input from Project Superintendent and subcontractors using either MS Project or Primavera P6, ensuring critical path logic and sub critical path logic is in place. Gain acceptance and approval from both Client and Subcontractors.

  • Ensure compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Acts / Construction Safety Act regulations applicable to the Province in which the project is being executed.

  • Hold and lead financial start up meetings with internal SO parties to ensure cost code allocation is understood and correct.

  • Prepare all scope of works for subcontracts and direct reports.

  • Hold and lead subcontract award meetings and ensure the contracts and scope are aligned with project goals and head contract requirements.

  • Provide breakdown of initial cost code allocation for review and acceptance of internal team.


Construction Management

  • Carry out all general construction project management activities as laid out in Stuart Olson’s Project Delivery Framework.

  • Review shop drawings and submission requirements prior to submissions.

  • Responsible for all financial requirements of the project, including revenue forecasting, billing and approval of payments.

  • Establish and monitor construction work schedules including “look ahead” schedules.

  • Update schedule weekly and ensure Superintendent look aheads are aligned with Master schedule.

  • Review all RFIs and change order requests prior to submission to client and owner representative.

  • Ensure all works meet, and or, exceed federal, provincials and municipal laws and standards and that Site operation are following the requirements of the Inspection and Test Plan and Quality control procedures.

  • Lead bi-weekly meetings with the client or owners representative, with detailed minutes, full review of outstanding RFIs, change order requests, conflicts and risk register.

  • Prepare monthly external and internal reports as per project procedures manual and requirements of the contract.

  • Ensure all insurances, licenses, bonds, LoC and certificates are in place and renewed when required.

  • Ensure compliance with all environment regulations and policies.

  • Ensure all commercial terms are followed at all times as to the requirements of the project, head contract and legal obligations.

  • Mentor and inform all subordinates of processes and procedures.

  • Ensure project completion plan is in place 12 months prior to project completion.

  • Administer and ensure adherence to all applicable labour agreements and labour standards.

  • Allocate work and provide direction to the appointed Project Coordinators in the administration of the contract as it relates to: customer relations; RFIs, scope of works, extra works orders, issue logs, NCRs (Quality), deficiencies, administrative distribution, commissioning, as built documentation and close out documents.


Post Construction Management

  • Carry out all general construction project management activities as laid out in Stuart Olson’s Project Delivery Framework.

  • Responsible for completion of any deficiencies and issues related to warranty period.

  • Ensure total completion of project, contractually and financially.


Stuart Olson Corporate

  • Participate in corporate initiatives.




  • Undergraduate degree in construction management, engineering or relevant field

  • Experience in industrial general construction with a focus on mechanical estimating and construction

  • 10+ years’ leadership experience in a mechanical construction company

  • Previous experience with Design Build / Design Assist projects an asset

  • NCSO or HAS designation an asset

  • Familiar with the Saskatchewan construction marketplace

  • Proven track record of successful industrial general construction projects up to $30 million

  • Able to perform mechanical equipment take-offs and estimating

  • Able to perform piping take-offs and estimating

  • Deep expertise and a proven track record with respect to the continuous improvement project delivery services and value added constructability processes and practise

  • Experience in gaining major bids with joint venture partners, with proven management of successful infrastructure and construction bids

  • Proven ability in ensuring successful completion of projects, their profitability, and for retaining owners as continuing clients of the company

  • Experience with all contract types: Hard Bid, Lump Sum, Unit Rate, Time & Material

  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project, Primavera P6, SAP, Electronic Document Management System and Bluebeam

  • Ability to lead and operate within an environment where change happens frequently

  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a focused team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly

  • Strong leadership capability as evidenced by demonstrable success in team / collaborative work environments

  • Ability to inspire trust in difficult situations by instilling confidence and engaging people on matters that affect them

  • Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time demands of unpredictable activities; capable of handling pressure and challenges

  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and prioritization of work to achieve them

  • Strong critical thinking, troubleshooting, presentation and problem-solving skills

  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals; ability to work in challenging, fast paced environment

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills at multiple levels:client/owner representative, construction site

  • Supportive of a culture that encompasses the highest ethical standards aligned with the Company Promise



Why Choose Stuart Olson?

Safety, Sustainability, Collaboration, and Integrity are core Company values that encourage innovation and make a lasting difference in meeting the goals of our stakeholders and the communities in which we operate. Stuart Olson strongly supports and encourages employees to get involved and give back in their local communities. We expect our employees to bring their best to work every day and in return, management recognizes and rewards employees for their valued contribution through competitive compensation, robust benefits, health & wellness programs, and learning development opportunities. At Stuart Olson we are committed to creating a culture built on a passion to do great things.



Who We Are?

Stuart Olson has been positively impacting the businesses we serve, the communities in which we operate, and the lives we touch since 1911. Our rich history demonstrates our reach and diversity as an integrated, full service organization serving the commercial and industrial markets.

We are a $1.2 billion, fully integrated commercial construction and industrial services provider with offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. We deliver confidence through a client-centered approach that ensures the highest quality of service, reduces risk and delivers results.



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