Canada

Quarry Central
Suite 100, 115 Quarry Park Road SE
Calgary, AB T2C 5G9
O: 403-776-8750

155 University Ave., Suite 1610
Toronto, ON M5H 3B7
O: 647-957-8112

Grow your career with us.

Our commitment to our clients in Canada is firm, building on decades of work. Our Calgary office anchored our Burns & McDonnell Canada operations starting in 2011, and our Toronto office, opened in 2016, furthers our presence.

As we expand from coast to coast, we’re welcoming a growing number of engineers, construction professionals, consultants and scientists into our fold, working on big projects for major Canadian firms, like Altalink, BC Hydro, Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation. 

You’ll see opportunities across all of our markets, including power, oil and gas, environmental, water, aviation and manufacturing. Investigate our openings to see where you could become part of our team and how you can create amazing with us.

Current Opportunities

Electrical Superintendent: Toronto, Ontario

The superintendent/construction site inspector - electrical will use his/her knowledge of provincial electrical codes and prior experience in construction inspection, quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC) experience in the areas of high voltage (115-kV and above) substation construction as well as materials sampling, inspection and testing. Assures that the contractor performs sufficient inspections on all electrical components and material. The electrical superintendent will report to the utility project manager and is responsible for providing assistance to the project team by monitoring the ongoing electrical activities by implementing utilities Project Specific Site Inspections Plan (PSSIP) and procedures in accordance with the company’s quality assurance procedures, standards and specific contract requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Perform compliance monitoring of electrical installations, including detailed inspections of high-voltage utility and electrical transmission or distribution systems, underground conduit banks and elevated electrical work. Provide regular updates on daily construction activities and verify the technical performance, including quality and physical progress of work to ensure the constructor conforms to contractual obligations, inclusive of daily construction electrical inspections, testing oversight, commissioning and verification of contract document compliance on the utilities' high-voltage systems.
  • Oversee all site electrical installation and commissioning activities. Ensure electrical equipment is installed in accordance with client standards, project specifications and the Canadian Electrical Code.
  • Review construction work schedule and schedule updates.
  • Adhere to the contractor’s safety program and rules at the project site.
  • Communicate to the contractor’s site supervisor and/or identified representative and report to the utilities' project manager any violations or deviations from the job safety plan and Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) regulations, including from contract documents (technical specs, schedule, etc.), that may be observed while occupying the site as owner-only representation.
  • Report on the constructor’s performance and progress to the utility project manager and contract management by providing written daily reports of work progress; ensure as-built drawings are generated accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Review and evaluate contract filed change requests and make recommendations to the utility project manager. Review pricing submitted by the contractor.
  • Maintain records of work quality and materials quality tests; monitor and document required field testing of electrical equipment and systems.
  • Review deficiency lists provided by the contractor and submit the same to utility. Carry out final construction review, verify and make recommendations for payment to the utility project manager.
  • Participate and recommend actions to improve the contractor’s performance to the utility project manager and ensure it is documented and incorporated into the "lessons learned" process and post-contractor evaluation.
  • Perform inspection of construction project electrical installations, including detailed inspections of high-voltage utility and electrical transmission or distribution systems, underground conduit duct banks and elevated electrical work, ensuring conformance to contract documents.
  • Ensure all materials associated with electrical installations are in accordance with approved submittals and product data and in compliance with appropriate codes and specifications.
  • Review drawings, specifications and other technical documents.
  • Inspect and determine deviations from general compliance with contract documents; clearly and professionally inform the contractor of required corrections.
  • Document material and/or installation non-compliance and draft Non-Conformance Records; advise utility project manager and contractor of conditions requiring correction.
  • Monitor and document contractor resource utilization: labor, materials and equipment.
  • Attend and participate in construction meetings.
  • Verify equipment and materials installation for payment purposes.
  • Perform mathematical calculations as necessary during inspection activities.
  • Prepare detailed daily activity and progress reports.
  • Monitor the implementation of the contractor’s quality control program; may be required to coordinate with contractor field sampling and testing for verification of quality results as needed. Prepare daily oversight inspection reports. Prepare quality assurance records including deficiency and notice to comply.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Requirements

  • At least 10 years of construction experience.
  • Experience in the management of construction (management of subcontractors) on substation projects.
  • Experience managing project teams that may consist of superintendents, safety managers, quality assurance personnel, project controls personnel and other typical field staff.
  • Experience in harsh terrains preferred.
  • Ability to function as the lead safety professional on industrial construction projects (desired).

Civil Superintendent: Toronto, Ontario

The superintendent/construction civil inspector reports to the project manager and will be responsible for ensuring adherence to all policies and procedures as specified in the owner's requirements. The superintendent/construction civil inspector shall identify, document and track quality audits as well as identify, document and review non-conformances with the utility quality assurance team.

Responsibilities

  • Inspect and witness civil construction activities and test for ongoing civil/structural activities.
  • Ensure quality standards are met and verify conformance to specifications, including, but not limited to: excavation, backfilling, compaction, rebar inspection, formwork inspection, field density test, concrete pouring, asphalting, etc.
  • Review the relevant documents prior to start of construction (e.g., issued for construction, project specification).
  • Coordinate with construction crew for ongoing civil/structural activities.
  • Liaise with inspectors to verify that the contractor is following his approved site Health & Safety plan.
  • Participate in regular construction site meetings.
  • Review construction work schedule and schedule updates.
  • Adhere to the constructor’s safety program and rules at the project site.
  • Monitor and verify the technical performance, including quality assurance and physical progress of work to ensure the constructor conforms to contractual obligations.
  • Communicate to the contractor’s site supervisor and/or identified representative and report to the utility project manager any violations or deviations from the job safety plan and Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) regulations, including from contract documents (technical specs, schedule, etc.) that may be observed while occupying the site as owner-only representation.
  • Report on the constructor’s performance and progress to the utility project manager and contract management by providing written daily reports of activities as the work progresses; ensure as-built drawings are generated accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Review and evaluate contract-filed change requests and make recommendations to the utility project manager.
  • Maintain records of work quality and materials quality tests.
  • Review deficiency lists provided by the contractor and submit the same to utility. Carry out final construction review; verify and make recommendations for payment to the utility project manager.
  • Primarily participate in the site inspections, particularly immediately before the substantial completion and prior to the total completion.
  • Recommend actions to improve the contractor’s performance to the utility project manager and ensure it is documented and incorporated into the "lessons learned" process.
  • Participate in post contract performance evaluation and "lessons learned" session.
  • Monitor the construction work and work site to ensure compliance with applicable plans, specifications, standards, codes, regulations and requirements.
  • Provide technical, on-site inspection of the progress and quality assurance of the construction work performed.
  • Monitor construction sites periodically to ensure overall compliance.
  • Inspect plumbing, mechanical, electrical and other systems to ensure that they meet code.
  • Verify alignment, level and elevation of structures to ensure building compliance.
  • Issue violation notices and stop-work orders until building is compliant.
  • Keep daily logs relating to inspection records for all disciplines of work performed, including photographs taken during inspection.
  • Provide written feedback related to the findings.
  • Review and provide input into field-related submittals as required.
  • Monitor resolution of quality-related issues.
  • Monitor the contractor’s receipt inspection of materials arriving on-site.
  • Conduct surveillance and inspection of the work and monitor the implementation of the contractor’s quality control program. May be required to coordinate with contractor field sampling and testing for verification of quality results as needed. Prepare daily oversight inspection reports and enter them into the Construction Management Information System.
  • Prepare quality assurance records including deficiency and non-conforming notices.
  • Assist in the preparation of punch-list and outstanding work items related to substantial and final completion of the work.
  • Examine plans, drawings and site layouts for new buildings, building renovations and other proposed structures.
  • Inspect construction of buildings, civil/structural work and other types engineering construction for conformance to drawings, specifications, building codes or other applicable regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • At least 10 years of construction experience.
  • Experience in the management of construction (management of subcontractors) on substation projects required.
  • Experience managing project teams that may consist of superintendents, safety managers, quality assurance personnel, project controls personnel and other typical field staff.
  • Experience in harsh terrains preferred.
  • Ability to function as the lead safety professional on industrial construction projects (desired).
  • Have quality inspection experience in each of the following areas as they relate to transmission line and substation construction: civil, foundations, structures. Attention to detail and strong analytical and problem solving skills (desired).
  • Must have acceptable computer skills for approving timesheets, expense reports and report writing. Must be able to understand reports related to scheduling, cost and progress measurement.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills are required along with willingness to travel as needed.

Construction Project Manager - T&D Projects: Toronto, Ontario

The project manager will provide overall and day to day management of construction project safety, quality, schedule, cost control, contracts, subcontractors, suppliers, procurement, proposals, estimates, documentation turnover, client relations/management, field staff and other duties required to execute construction projects.

Responsibilities

  • The project manager is responsible for overall successful project execution.
  • Develop and maintain current client relationships. Interface with the client for all proposal and project related items.
  • Negotiate, approve and execute prime contracts, subcontracts and change orders.
  • Review, evaluate and implement multiple project specifications, drawing releases and design changes.
  • Lead internal and external project risk reviews. Consult with Legal Department as required.
  • Assemble and train project teams, coordinate activities of multiple global practices/disciplines and facilitate the efficient cost-effective utilization of staff while adhering to contractual and performance requirements.
  • Provide performance feedback reviews of all project team members.
  • Manage Safety & Health performance of project team members and subcontractors.
  • Communicate project status, risks, schedule and costs to all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop, review and approve internal and external reports including: project budgeting, project cash flow forecast, and project status reports. Present reports to internal and external executive management as required.
  • Develop and implement Project Execution Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Safety & Health Plan, Subcontracting Plan, Project Staffing Plan, Organization Chart, and Procurement Plan.
  • Direct and oversee the subcontract bid process and prepare detailed scope of work documents for supplier and subcontract contracts, including: recruiting, prequalifying and selecting subcontractors and suppliers. 
  • Direct, develop, and oversee supplier and subcontractor change management and claims mitigation process.
  • Develop, implement, execute and oversee prime contract, subcontractor and supplier invoicing process.
  • Coordinate and facilitated client, vendor and company commissioning and startup teams.
  • Direct and oversee the project plan for site mobilization and demobilization and support construction manager or site manager with implementation.
  • Implement, audit and oversee the project documentation and filing systems.
  • Implement and validate project and subcontractor insurance, taxes/duties, licensures and bonding are in place per the project requirements.
  • Direct the securing of applicable project permits.
  • Perform project safety, quality, progress and financial audits and assessments as required.
  • Lead project and corporate meetings as needed. Generate meeting minutes.
  • Develop and oversee the project non-conformance reporting process.
  • Direct the project turnover documentation, warranty administration, project closeout and recordkeeping/retention processes and procedures.
  • Recruit and participate in project team member interviews.
  • Refer and assist department managers and human resources in resolving employee relations issues as appropriate.
  • Provide performance feedback to department managers for project team members as appropriate.
  • Direct compliance with company policies in all project aspects.
  • Manage community and building trades relationships as necessary.
  • Develop and implement project labor agreements with building trades as required.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • A qualified candidate for this position will possess a bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management or relevant degree; and a minimum of 10 years of experience in a construction field environment. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • A minimum of five years of experience on transmission and distribution projects.
  • Proficient with Windows-based platform, computer skills; document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software. 
  • Completion of/or ability to obtain OSHA 10 and/or OSHA 30 Construction Outreach Safety Training Course.
  • This position requires driving to various locations; a valid driver's license is required.

Project Manager - T&D Projects: Toronto, Ontario

The project manager will provide overall and day-to-day management of project safety, quality, schedule, cost control, contracts, subcontractors, suppliers, procurement, proposals, estimates, documentation turnover, client relations/management, field staff and other duties required to execute construction projects.

Responsibilities

  • The project manager is responsible for overall successful project execution.
  • Develop and maintain current client relationships. Interface with the client for all proposal and project related items.
  • Negotiate, approve and execute prime contracts, subcontracts and change orders
  • Review, evaluate and implement multiple project specifications, drawing releases and design changes.
  • Lead internal and external project risk reviews. Consult with Legal Department as required.
  • Assemble and train project teams, coordinate activities of multiple global practices/disciplines, and facilitate the efficient cost-effective utilization of staff while adhering to contractual and performance requirements.
  • Provide performance feedback reviews of all project team members
  • Manage Safety & Health performance of project team members and subcontractors.
  • Communicate project status, risks, schedule and costs to all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop, review and approve internal and external reports including: project budgeting, project cash flow forecast, and project status reports. Present reports to internal and external executive management as required. 
  • Develop and implement Project Execution Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Safety & Health Plan, Subcontracting Plan, Project Staffing Plan, Organization Chart, and Procurement Plan.
  • Direct and oversee the subcontract bid process and prepare detailed scope of work documents for supplier and subcontract contracts, including: recruiting, prequalifying and selecting subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Direct, develop, and oversee supplier and subcontractor change management and claims mitigation process.
  • Develop, implement, execute and oversee prime contract, subcontractor and supplier invoicing process.
  • Coordinate and facilitate client, vendor and company commissioning and startup teams.
  • Direct and oversee the project plan for site mobilization and demobilization and support construction manager or site manager with implementation.
  • Implement, audit, and oversee the project documentation and filing systems.
  • Implement and validate project and subcontractor insurance, taxes/duties, licensures and bonding are in place per the project requirements.
  • Direct the securing of applicable project permits.
  • Perform project safety, quality, progress and financial audits and assessments as required. 
  • Lead project and corporate meetings as needed. Generate meeting minutes.
  • Develop and oversee the project non-conformance reporting process.
  • Direct the project turnover documentation, warranty administration, project closeout, and recordkeeping/retention processes and procedures.
  • Recruit and participate in project team member interviews.
  • Refer and assist department managers and human resources in resolving employee relations issues as appropriate.
  • Provide performance feedback to department managers for project team members as appropriate.
  • Direct compliance with company policies in all project aspects.
  • Manage community and building trades relationships as necessary.
  • Develop and implement project labor agreements with building trades as required.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • A qualified candidate for this position will possess a bachelor's degree in engineering and a minimum of 10 years of experience in a engineering/construction environment.
  • A minimum of five years of experience on transmission and distribution projects.
  • Proficient with Windows-based platform, computer skills; document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software. 
  • Completion of/or ability to obtain OSHA 10 and/or OSHA 30 Construction Outreach Safety Training Course.
  • This position requires driving to various locations; a valid driver's license is required.

Senior Project Controls Specialist - T&D Projects: Toronto, Ontario

The senior project controls specialist leads project controls processes and consults with the project management team to ensure client satisfaction. Presents schedule and budget status reports to project management team and client.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and management of a reporting data warehouse to produce valuable program controls reports and data for multiple large projects.
  • Responsible for the development of effective scheduling reports, cost reports, cash flow reports and forecasts for multiple projects.
  • Analyzes and evaluates schedule management involving the critical path method of scheduling techniques, estimating, project cost management, forecasting and document control. 
  • Provide leadership and training to team members ensuring the resolution of difficult project control issues.
  • Responsible for engineering, procurement, and construction planning, scheduling, logistics and cost control.
  • Responsible for Earned Value Management system reporting.
  • Identify and oversee risk management process.
  • Interfaces with project management team and accounting department to review project costs and contingency costs and support external audits.
  • Expert in negotiation of prima agreements, construction contracts/subcontracts and joint venture agreements.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management or related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • Must have field experience in order to facilitate and produce detailed construction schedules and interface those construction schedules with engineering and procurement activities.
  • A minimum of eight years of direct project controls experience.
  • Prior experience with critical path scheduling, project cost management, estimating and document control required.
  • Ability to work independently, think creatively and analytically, and make quick and sound decisions.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office, Oracle Primavera P6 project management software, and Earned Value Management system.
  • May be required to obtain an OSHA 10 hour safety certification.

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