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Job Ref:  0a434d0016
Employer:  Direct Solutions - Canada
Country:  Canada
County/State:  Ontario
City:  Toronto
11/10/2016 08:50
Job Description:

D.F. Pray International, a single-source contractor providing a wide range of services that include design build, preconstruction, construction management and general contracting, is looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our team and manage an exciting and landmark project. This position is responsible for leading teams in the construction of projects ensuring project quality, schedule, cost control, safety and customer satisfaction objectives are met. This individual will plan, organize and control all resources (people and materials) for the successful execution of a project. 30-50% travel may be required. An individual in this position will be expected to perform additional job related responsibilities and duties as assigned and/or as necessary. This position is being run from our Toronto, Ontario Office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

An individual must be able to successfully perform the essential functions on this position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Communicate with (or to) individuals or groups verbally and/or in writing (e.g. customers, suppliers, employees). Maintain relationship to ensure needs are met and problems/conflicts are resolved.
Manages multiple projects concurrently
Implement and maintain an effective construction safety and security program
Implement and maintain effective management, planning, and cost control systems
Monitor the projects fiscal, administrative, personnel, procurement, warehousing, and office services
Advise management of developments that may affect project profit, costs, schedules, and client relations
Review and approve master schedules, estimates and all updates. Maintain historical information
Identify and evaluate risk that may have an impact on the project
Maintain effective contingency plans for potential problems concerning labor activity, fire, storms, etc.
Responsible for obtaining all required licenses for construction
Review and approve construction operation plans
Implement and maintain an effective quality control process
Knowledgeable of Contract terms and conditions and Subcontract terms and conditions
Administer contracts in accordance with policies and procedures for the maximum benefit of the company
Determine construction staffing requirements in cooperation with management
Provide support and guidance for the personal and professional development of project personnel
Establish and maintain communications to ensure accurate and timely flow of information
Approve and issue monthly status reports to keep management informed on construction progress, direct and indirect construction costs and forecasts and other activities that are a part of the work
Participate in business development activities and promote productive client relationships
Responsible to ensure job status reports are properly reviewed with project team prior to issuance
Prepare and publish the project completion report including the evaluation of all subcontractors
Assist with conceptual estimating, budgeting and pricing as required.
Must be willing to travel if required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University and 7-10 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Extensive High Rise Construction Experience and ability to manage large complex, Construction Projects ($30 Million +).
Vast understanding of working in occupied buildings.
Experienced with working in Downtown Toronto
Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction (technology, equipment, methods); craft agreements, jurisdiction, negotiations, engineering, cost control schedules, and safety required.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret business documents, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work in a fast paced, demanding, customer driven environment
Must possess superior organizational skills
Working knowledge of Timberline Project Management software, scheduling and job costing software, and Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook
Knowledge of Auto Cad, Solid Works, Inventor, or similar an asset
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to work and achieve results on time with minimal guidance or direction and be accountable/conscious of costing
Flexible in approach and problem-solving ability; able to embrace challenges and resolve

Physical Activities

The following physical activities are necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position.

Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop or kneel.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Working in the following environment is necessary to perform one or more of the essential functions of this position

Occasionally may work in high and/or precarious places.
Work indoors for extended periods of time.
Occasionally work in outside weather conditions.

PLEASE FORWARD RESUME & A JOB LIST. Only qualified applicants who are authorized to work in Canada and who submit all required information will be contacted for an interview. EEO. Drug Free Work Place.

Company Description:

Since our founding in 1959 by NA Pray, D.F. Pray has been building excellence by specializing in professional, hands-on, self-performing general contracting services both regionally and nationally. Edward'Âs son, Scott W. Pray, continues the family tradition of building excellence started by his father.

Through 50 years of quality, D.F. Pray'Âs emphasis continues to be on the client and their specific needs. During the pre-construction, planning phase, and/or the construction process itself, the activities and objectives of the project team are designed to create value for the client while achieving the maximum scheduling and budgetary outcomes.

D.F. Pray recognizes that success also truly depends on human factors such as Teamwork, Communication, and Leadership. These are goals that, in the end, boil down to the interactions of people. We pride ourselves on our systems, our people, and our commitment to our clients'Â success.

In addition, it is D.F. Pray'Âs dedication to our corporate values that runs deep. They do not begin and/or end with our clients. We take pride in the low turnover rate of employees and the family like atmosphere among our staff. Our goal is to maintain a "small"Â company spirit as the mainstay of our continued growth as a corporation.
As initiated by NA Pray, our founding father, D.F. Pray's motto is:
"ÂBig enough to get the job done. Small enough to care."®
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