Assistant General Manager

K’awat’si Construction Company is looking for an Assistant General Manager in Port Hardy, located on the Northern End of Vancouver Island. The Assistant General manager will assist the general manager in planning, directing, and coordinating everyday business operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cooperating with the general manager and assisting with anything from project planning to staff management.
  • Nurturing positive working relationships with staff.
  • Identify opportunities and develop proposals for new construction projects and related business lines
  • Control budgets and optimize expenses
  • Ensure employees are motivated and productive
  • Oversee day-to-day operations
  • Maintain budgets and optimize expenses
  • Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally
  • recruitment and training of new employees in alignment with KEDC’s policy and guidance.
  • Evaluate and improve operations and financial performance
  • Direct the employee assessment process
  • Prepare regular reports for upper management to review
  • Ensure staff follows health and safety regulations
  • Provide solutions to issues (e.g. profit decline, employee conflicts, loss of business to competitors)
  • Document employee issues and concerns
  • Plan and prepare construction schedules and milestones and monitor progress
  • Efficiently adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate daily operations
  • Obtain necessary permits, approvals, and other regulatory prerequisites
  • Assume full responsibility for the management of each project assigned through to completion
  • Review project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.
  • Monitor construction activity and budget to ensure that schedule and budget targets are being met
  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications
  • Evaluate and assess results of project
  • Maintain, nurture, and grow relationship with clients involved with projects
  • All other duties as assigned by the General Manager

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 7-10 years of Proven experience as a Construction Manager
  • In depth understanding of construction procedures and Project Management principles
  • Familiarity with quality and health and safety standards · Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Familiarity with construction software an asset
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Certificate/Degree in Construction Management program is an asset
  • Red Seal Trade qualification required
  • Home warranty qualification and applicable Hazardous Materials certifications required

What We Offer:

  • Relocation Assistance
  • 1 month of accommodations at company cost, for those relocating outside of Northern Vancouver Island.
  • Assistance in finding long term housing
  • Enrollment in company benefits after 3 months of employment
  • Extensive wellness program including: Free in-person counselling services, discounted gym membership, free fitness classes, and free smoothies
  • Company events and holiday parties
  • Career Growth and Development Opportunities

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $126,000.00-$134,000.00 per year

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