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Construction Manager - Tunnels

Job Profile

Opening opportunities with connected thinking.

Together with our clients, Mott MacDonald is solving some of the world's most intricate challenges. We search out the connections others fail to make; we unlock creativity and deliver better outcomes for the lives we touch every day.

Mott MacDonald is a wholly independent, employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering and development consultancy servicing public and private sectors around the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices and delivering projects in 150 countries. Everyday, we build upon our reputation for technical excellence by taking on some of the world’s most prominent and challenging projects, particularly in areas such as highways and bridges, rail and transit systems, tunnels, and pipeline services.

We are positioned for healthy growth, profitability, and career opportunities across North America and around the world.
As part of our growing business in North America, we want to hear from you: the enthusiastic, collaborative, and talented individuals who enjoy problem solving and pitching in to grow a successful business. Join our team of seasoned professionals who are finding opportunities through connected thinking to develop our Mott MacDonald global presence.

At Mott MacDonald, we are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We thank you for your interest in this position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Construction Manager - Tunnels based in our Vancouver office. This position is involved with the delivery of a range of projects within transport team of Mott MacDonald in Canada and United States, as well as supporting other parts of the international business. As a Construction Manager - Tunnels working as an integral part of the transport team, your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Full-time, on-site Construction Manager position leading assistant construction manager(s), site engineers, cost control and admin project staff;

  • Expectation to manage a team working six days per week during shaft and tunneling operations;

  • Coordinate with the client and design engineer’s staff to ensure inspection work is carried out, test results pass and test results are properly documented;

  • Lead budget review and cost control for the entire project, including contracts for the construction contractor(s) and design engineer;

  • Coordinate and document regular meetings with stakeholders, as required, to manage and control project related risks;

  • Implement, manage and maintain a document management system for documents generated during the course of construction;

  • Coordinate review of the construction contractor’s submittals and shop drawings, as required;

  • Planning the work and maintaining responsibility for scope, budget, schedule and technical quality as the design progresses;

  • Project management and coordination with other engineering disciplines including, structural, environmental, mechanical and electrical engineers covering a range of project requirements from new build to modification, maintenance or refurbishment;

  • Experience presenting to the client’s senior management on construction progress and issues;

  • The ideal candidate will also be willing to contribute to projects within other sectors and offices, as required and

  • Overtime will be assigned as needed during construction phase.

Candidate Specification

Candidate Specification

You will have experience in soft-ground TBM tunneling, construction management and large civil infrastructure market segments and possess the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Mining, Geological Engineering or related discipline;

  • Professional Engineer / Chartered Engineer registration is preferred;

  • Fifteen (15) years’ experience in the construction management of large civil infrastructure projects, preferably related to soft ground shafts and tunneling, contract administration, resolving claims etc.;

  • Fifteen (15) years’ experience in the design and construction inspection of large, preferably steel lined, water supply tunnels and shafts in soft ground, employing pressurized face tunnel boring machines and precast concrete segmental liners, experience with 3 to 4 bar pressure preferred;

  • Experience in the construction of tunnels and shafts in rock preferred;

  • Possess good technical writing and communication skills necessary to perform the construction manager’s position evaluating and responding to correspondence as well as leading meetings between the client and the contractor;

  • Have the necessary drive to achieve their goals and deliver commercial success;

  • Be innovative looking to develop their technical and management skills and willing to tackle any challenge and

  • Capability to work closely and effectively with a range of stakeholders and providing pragmatic, effective and successful solutions to engineering challenges.

We are looking for enthusiastic, qualified people to join our dynamic team who wish to make a difference to the world that we live in. If you share our vision, then let’s discuss how we can help you take the next step in your career and how you can participate in an exciting new chapter for Mott MacDonald in North America.

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