QM Environmental is one of Canada’s largest and best full-service nation-wide decommissioning and environmental remediation firms. Always committed to health, safety and the environment, QM has been experiencing consistent growth and we would like to invite you to be part of our success. We have an immediate opening in our Special Projects team. You will specifically work for the next 12 to 18 months on one of the largest and most complex environmental remediation projects in North America, preparing you for many more such projects with the QM team in the future. We offer exciting career growth, professional development, and a culture that is supported by teamwork and open communication. At QM, you will have the opportunity to learn from, and collaborate with, some of the most talented professionals and innovative thought-leaders in the industry. A unique Project Manager position is currently open in Toronto on one of Canada’s highest-profile environmental remediation projects.


This is a general job description for the Project Manager role across all business lines. Specific duties may vary based on the business or project.

Project Execution

  • Ensures projects are executed in accordance with client contract (including sub-contracts or contract changes), key performance indicators, QM financial targets, within budget and on-time
  • Planning, scheduling and preparing for upcoming works
  • Identifying changes to site conditions
  • Preconstruction submittals / permits
  • Site documentation (Health and Safety Documentation / Field Packages)
  • Project file management
  • Ensure safety requirements are met
  • Job kickoff with total project team – passing bid knowledge on
  • Delegating work / engaging subcontractors
  • Providing information for creation of accurate purchase orders and managing purchase order process
  • Monitoring / guiding execution (budget, schedule, quality)
  • Change order management
  • Project official communications / documentation
  • Chairing project meetings
  • Ensuring / optimizing job profitability and financial performance
  • Invoicing (with Project Administrator support)


  • Lead and approve invoices from QM
  • Preparing cost estimates for future works and change orders
  • Change order management
  • Opening jobs (Project Billing Sheet) and obtaining contracts and purchase orders
    • Billing procedures, requirements, etcetera
  • Ensures that field data, including approving time/hours for employees,  is collected and maintained using the most recent version of the field pack
  • Providing information for creation of accurate purchase orders and managing purchase order process
  • Ensuring project budget is up to date in NAV (working with Project Administrator)

Project Close-Out

  • Collection of money
  • Post construction submittals
  • Project profile summary content provided to marketing
  • Lessons learned / post mortem (both financial and technical)

Client Relationships and Business Development

  • Working with stakeholders to identify suitable business opportunities and prospects
  • Cultivating and managing business relationships, both new and existing
  • Leading the bid review process, including:
    • Responding to Request for Proposals, Request for Quotes, etcetera
    • Obtaining quotes and preparing cost estimates
    • Reviewing contracts
    • Evaluating bids, assessing risks, and presenting recommendations to leadership team
    • Winning business

Health and Safety

  • Is aware of and understands the application of all health and safety rules and regulations that apply, including QM’s Health and Safety Policies and Programs
  • Ensures that all projects are executed in accordance with, and exceeding, all health and safety rules and regulations that apply, including QM’s Health and Safety Policies and Programs

Other duties and responsibilities, as required


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing multi-disciplinary and complex civil construction projects in excess of $20 million, with specific experience with similar projects involving landscaping, planting, etc.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Construction Manager, Project Manager or Site Superintendent with responsibility for managing large environmental or civil construction sites, including managing field crews and subcontractors (50+ employees, over one year in duration)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in business development and interacting with clients
  • In project management and at least 5 years with the direct responsibility for all resource allocation and management responsibilities and with the administration of prime contracts, subcontracts, and contract changes.
  • Experienced in the effective utilization of heavy equipment used in large environmental or civil construction projects
  • Experience preparing construction cost estimates, change orders, invoices
  • Experience selecting and hiring sub-contractors
  • In reviewing environmental site assessment reports for the purposes of understanding the contamination conditions of a property and how this relates to the implementation of a remediation solution.
  • In evaluating remedial options with respect to various technical, schedule, budget, regulatory, and financial constraints and for the purposes of guiding a design-build remediation process, or for proposing alternatives in a design-bid-build procurement

Education, Certifications          

  • Graduate from both a secondary and a post-secondary institution
  • Graduate from a university program related to earth sciences or engineering (preferred)
  • Certified Engineering Technologist or Professional Engineer would be an asset
  • Health and Safety certifications are an asset


  • Of environmental legislation, standards, and guidelines related to contaminated sites
  • Of the Project Management Body of Knowledge published by the Project Management Institute
  • Of the engineering design, tender, and construction management processes and related contractual conditions for a variety of remediation technologies
  • Of heavy equipment used on remediation and construction sites, and the effective and efficient utilization of the equipment
  • Of obtaining and maintaining a secure site, where Security Clearances are required


  • Effective leadership skills, with the ability to lead site teams and subcontractors
  • To analyze and evaluate complex contaminated sites problems and to plan and lead multi-disciplinary teams of technical and field operations personnel and external consultants to execute remediation solutions
  • To prepare detailed ‘bottom-up’ construction cost estimates for the purposes of responding to specific tender requests and in preparing analogous or ‘top-down’ estimates for budgetary purposes
  • To understand contracts; communicate project risks effectively with clients and stakeholders and to negotiate contract changes
  • To work effectively with various computer software applications such as spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel or similar), project management and scheduling (Microsoft Project or similar), financial accounting (Explorer Contract Manager or similar);

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal relations
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Thoroughness

Work Environment:

Work is primarily on project site in Toronto, Ontario, with local travel as necessary

Job Category: Project Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Eastern Region Ontario Toronto

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