Assistant Construction Manager

SK, Canada
Posted On Jul 12 2020 Aug 11 2020

As energy availability becomes increasingly critical, there’s no end to the scope and significance of your work — and to where it can take you at Stantec. Every day, we’re problem-solving and collaborating on projects that are as challenging as they are impactful. Whether designing a transformational cross-country pipeline, optimizing facilities, verifying the safety and reliability of an asset, or in the field overseeing construction projects, you’ll be joining a team of recognized industry experts on work that’s critical to our clients and our communities. The Oil & Gas industry is changing — and we’re helping clients stay ahead of the change. Join a team that’s working together with industry to deliver innovation for the long term on some of the most important and interesting projects around the world.


Your Opportunity


The Assistant Construction Manager (ACM) shall report to the Construction Manager (CM) and support him/her through the completion of assigned and/or delegated responsibilities. Technical interface for field queries will play a key role for the ACM as well as assisting with cost and budget creation. Activities such as facilitating timely responses to construction issues, while ensuring solutions are shared with other project sites, will be vital.


We are looking to fill this position for opportunities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Ontario.


Your Key Responsibilities


  • Provide constructability support to the project team from conceptual to design through execution.
  • Provide leadership to the Construction Management Team (CMT).
  • Ensure projects are executed safely and within all regulatory and environmental requirements.
  • Identify and communicate risks to the PMT. Work with the PMT to understand, analyze and manage these risks.
  • Ensure project quality requirements are met.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting on all construction aspects of the project.
  • Work with the project costing group to ensure project controls are in place for cost and schedule.
  • Ensure effective field communications and coordination within functional departments.
  • Work with the Project Manager (PM), CM and Client to manage change within the work scope.
  • Review incident reports.
  • Support and comply with Stantec’s Quality Management Nine Point Framework and the Oil and Gas Project Management Framework.
  • Ensure implementation of construction management processes and procedures (specifications, inspection procedures, quality assurance program, materials management program, HSSE requirements, cost and schedule management, etc.).
  • Ensure timely communication and resolution of technical issues that arise during construction with stakeholders and project engineering.
  • Assist in the coordination of inspection infrastructure including issuing and managing field issued purchase orders (PO) needed for site office, site services, communications, etc.
  • Ensure the Senior Construction Coordinator is aware of any unique contract requirements in advance of the Contractor starting construction.
  • Participate in the review of contractor schedules (tis includes “look ahead scheduling” with the contractor to ensure overall project schedules are met).
  • Ensure field construction records are documented and maintained as per Stantec and Owner requirements.
  • Participate in ensuring construction deficiency lists are generated, maintained and followed-up to completion prior to contractor(s) demobilizing from site.
  • Assist in conducting weekly meeting with contractors and field staff to validate schedule progress.


Your Capabilities and Credentials


  • API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Certification required for all pipeline positions, this is not a requirement when working on pumping stations or terminals.
  • Excellent organizational, strategic, planning and implementing skills.
  • Strong presentation, written, and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly convey information to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to solve complex problems using sound professional judgment, creativity and innovation.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Advanced skills in use of Microsoft (MS) Office Suite.


Education and Experience


Post-secondary and/or 10-15 years industry experience equivalent. Minimum of 10 years of construction experience with at least 5 years in a supervisory role. High school & post-secondary education preferred.


Position will work in office and field setting. Visits construction sites and works in outside weather conditions.


This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.


Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.


Job: Construction Management/Coordination


Primary Location: Canada-Alberta-Edmonton


Other Locations: Canada-Saskatchewan, Canada-Ontario, Canada-Alberta, Canada-British Columbia


Employee Status: Regular


Job Level: Manager


Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time


Schedule: Full-time


Req ID: 19000005

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