Heavy Construction and Mining Project Manager - Fort McMurray

Job ID
Construction/Project Management

Position Scope

The Project Manager, is accountable for directing the activities of a specific project which consists of trades and support personnel. Utilizing your leadership skills and experience in order to direct the work of others and make quick decisions. You must be well-organized and favor safety above everything else.



  • Ensures all safety policies, provisions and procedures, including safety meetings and investigations, are carried out as prescribed, and all incidents and accidents are reported to appropriate individuals in a timely manner.
  • Champions the process for incident investigations and ensures timely submissions of Loss Control Reports.
  • Ensures legislated unsafe work requirements (right to refuse) are enforced.
  • Ensures compliance to Corporate and client D&A Policies; Ensures Supervisory staff enforce post-incident testing where reasonable or where probable grounds exist.


  • Acts as a mentor and leader for all subordinate managerial personnel.
  • Champions the disciplined adherence to the Company's Code of Conduct & Ethics, while ensuring compliance to all Safety & Environmental and other applicable policies & expectations.
  • Champions, and facilitates team work and harmony between all staff and crews by promoting and fostering a positive, visible team attitude.
  • Champions a culture of communication, clear accountability and effective documentation.
  • Ensures performance reviews are conducted on a regular basis and career development plans are in place for all divisional staff.
  • Communicates vision, mission, divisional strategy, targets, and successes.
  • Ensure and enforce compliance to all company, client and legislated Safety policies and procedures.



  • Updates and maintains the system of internal controls which have been developed by NAEPI to satisfy Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and other external reporting requirements for the processes which are in their area of responsibility.
  • Works with the Compliance team to ensure that controls are tested in accordance with the requirements on an ongoing basis.
  • Has an awareness of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation.



  • Provides input to business development including pre-qualifications.   
  • Manages and ensures compliance to Corporate and client policies, procedures, orientations, and pre-site access testing requirements for all new hires.  Reports job fit results.
  • Provides input and direction into bid strategy, including completion of bid reviews, approval and signoff as required.
  • Negotiates contracts, change management and claims.
  • Conducts regular on and off-site project reviews for safety, QA and Operational (KPI) performance.
  • Ensures contract management, billing generation and collection. 
  • Assigns optimal Project Management teams.
  • Ensures accurate and timely reporting of project financials.
  • Represents company at industry associations and major project partnerships.
  • Reports significant project concerns, issues, performance setbacks and achievements to the General Manager.
  • Ensures all safety provisions and procedures are carried out and all incidents and accidents are reported to appropriate individuals. 
  • Provide direction and set production targets for Project Managers/Superintendents.


  • Post secondary education (Engineering Degree or Technical Diploma) or equivalent experience related to Project Management
  • Minimum three years’ experience related to construction and/or project management
  • Civil construction experience required
  • Experience managing with collective agreements
  • Demonstrated ability to execute complex construction projects within established timelines and on budget
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of JD Edwards.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective client relationships
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental legislation
  • Knowledge of Workers Compensation Board requirements
  • Fundamental understanding of all relevant Employment-related legislation
  • Strong leadership, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong organizational skills, including time management, delegation & prioritization skills
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of common software applications
  • Knows and understands construction scope and objectives
  • Experience reading drawings and/or interpreting specifications
  • Knowledge of scheduling and planning
  • Demonstrated ability to steward an effective meeting
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage several simultaneous activities, establishing priorities and delegating responsibilities as required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


All successful candidates must:

  1. Be proficient in English, both verbally and written
  2. Have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  3. Have experience as requested as mentioned above
  4. Subject to Random Testing at: Suncor, Suncor Fort Hills and Kearl sites
  5. Disclose COVID-19 vaccination status:
    • Fully immunized individuals must provide government issued proof of vaccination to be exempt from site testing requirements
    • Individuals not fully immunized may be subject to site COVID-19 testing requirements and associated costs
  6. Undergo and successfully pass the following testing:
    • Breath Alcohol Test
    • Urine Drug Test
    • Fitness-to-Work Assessment
    • Audiometric Testing
    • Vision Screening

The Rewards of our positions include:  competitive compensation and benefits packages and excellent career growth prospects


To explore this opportunity, please submit a resume of your experience and accomplishments in confidence.


North American Construction Group (NACG) has served as an industry leader in the heavy construction and mining industries for over 65 years.  In that time, we’ve proven ourselves as a safe and reliable contractor who can complete projects of any size and scope. We’ve also taken a number of bold steps forward to broaden our footprint, expanding to mines outside our provincial borders, and providing third-party maintenance services to clients and customers. 

In addition to providing employees with rewarding careers, North American has a whole lot more to offer:

  • Significant Growth –As a company, NACG is rapidly expanding, and has practically doubled in size over the past year alone.
  • Long Term Contracts – With over $1 billion dollars in contracted work booked through 2023, NACG can provide long term employment solutions and numerous opportunities for advancement.
  • Commitment To Safety – With a top tier record for safety performance, NACG is dedicated to ensuring that everyone gets home safe, and constantly strives for a goal zero performance.
  • Competitive Compensation – NACG provides competitive compensation packages for all employees.
  • Attractive Benefits Package – With a substantial benefits package provided to all employees, NACG ensures that you are covered for life’s many surprises.
  • GRRSP Matching – As you begin your new career, you can also start planning for the future thanks to NACG’s GRRSP matching.

North American Construction Group is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected.


Become a member of the North American family today!


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