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We are looking for an experienced leader to lead our Remediation team nationally.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for providing leadership and ensuring long-term growth and success of QM’s remediation business across Canada.  As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this position sets and ensures the successful execution of the vision, budget and KPI’s for the division, based on the company’s expectations and objectives and in accordance with QM’s policies, practices and processes.  He or she will also take an integrated approach to growing the business, partnering with other senior leaders as opportunities arise.

The Vice President of Remediation reports directly into QM’s Chief Executive Officer. The position can be located out of QM’s head office in Mississauga, ON or in the Pacific Regional office located in Delta, BC. Direct reports include Regional Managers and Special Projects. Remediation is currently QM’s largest business line.

Responsibilities

Health and Safety

  • Understand, follow and help QM continuously improve our Corporate Health and Safety Program, Policy and Procedures
  • Ensure health and safety is paramount in the performance of all activities and projects
  • Active participation in H & S initiatives, including investigations and reports/statistics
  • Ensures all safety targets and KPI’s are met and exceeded

Financial Management

  • Responsible for budget and sales forecasts, ensuring accurate information is provided to finance, including growth projections and forecasts
  • Review financial and operating reports; ensure division’s financial KPI’s including EBITDA, cash flow and A/R aging metrics are met and exceeded

Operational Management

  • Participate in corporate strategic planning and implement strategic goals and objectives
  • Ensure the division complies with all government regulations
  • Continuously search for opportunities for expansion and growth
  • Keep up with the industry trends, attend trade shows, conventions and seminars as appropriate or as directed
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • Oversee and actively participate in bids, estimates, tenders ensuring that targets are being met and policies are being followed

Leadership

  • Provide overall leadership to the remediation team, including hands-on involvement where required
  • Manage direct reports, including setting KPI’s, managing performance and expectations, reviewing staffing levels and ensuring that the business has the team and resources required to execute on deliverables
  • Build and maintain positive, effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders, internally and externally including field personnel, remediation and other QM team members and colleagues, ownership, union representatives, clients and prospective clients, industry colleagues, supply chain partners, subcontractors, vendors, business partners, etcetera
  • Advise and direct staff; provide assistance and guidance where needed
  • Provide technical direction and work-related advice
  • Ensure professional developmental opportunities for employees and all upgrade training is completed
  • Visit project sites to pass on knowledge to Project Managers, Superintendents and foremen
  • Ensure the remediation division is working closely with other QM LP divisions, and that communication and cooperation is  interdivisional

Client Care and Business Development

  • Build strong relationships with clients, potential clients, business partners, consultants
  • Present opportunities for business growth and partnerships to senior management
  • Work with leaders in other business lines to offer an integrated solution to clients
  • Responsible for ensuring that business growth and profitability targets are met and exceeded, both short-term and long-term; builds relationships for future growth
  • Resolve customer complaints and services problems
  • Meet with consultants and clients to maintain, improve and build new relationships

Qualifications

Education and Licenses

  • University degree in environmental sciences, civil engineering or equivalent
  • Safety certifications, construction certifications, project management certifications or training are assets
  • Registration with environmental professional association/s or eligibility to do so
  • Canadian secret-level security access or eligibility to do so
  • Valid provincial drivers’ license in good standing

Experience

  • Minimum 10 (ten) years senior leadership experience within the environmental remediation contracting or other similar business within Canada is required
  • Established relationships within the environmental remediation industry in Canada including general contractors, governments, consultants, property managers and developers, industrial and commercial companies, and other potential clients is required
  • Experience in providing estimates, responding to bids and RFP’s within the Canadian environmental industry with government, commercial and industrial clients 
  • In project management and at least 10-12 years with the direct responsibility for all resource allocation and management responsibilities and with the administration of prime contracts, subcontracts, and contract changes
  • Experience managing at least one business line and projects that meet or exceed safety targets and other KPI’s
  • Previous experience managing P & L for projects, regions or business lines

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Environmental Remediation Project Management
    • Of the engineering design, tender, and construction management and environmental remediation project management processes, materials and costs
    • Working knowledge of various environmental remediation processes and solutions available within Canada, including contaminated soil remediation, site reclamation and restoration, in-situ and ex-situ remediation, barrier wall installation, building/utility support and underpinning, excavation shoring, excavation dewatering and water management, water treatment solutions, in-water works, dredging and de-watering, etc.
    • Ability to analyze and review estimates, bids, tender requests, responses and contracts with an understanding of building a profitable business and executing projects on time, safely and within budget
    • To understand, identify and communicate project risks effectively with team, clients and stakeholders and to negotiate contract changes
  • Knowledge of trends, new processes, upcoming regulations, market factors, mergers and acquisitions, etc that affect QM’s business
  • Strong financial acumen, including demonstrated understanding of business concepts (cash flow, AP, AR, etcetera)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop and motivate a division and staff members
  • To work effectively with MicroSoft suite of products including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work effectively in a changing environment

Competencies include

  • Judgment & decision-making
  • Planning & organizing
  • Problem analysis & problem solving
  • Delegating tasks and responsibility
  • Motivating employees, coaching and teamwork
  • Strong negotiating, interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Strong presentation, communication and writing skills

Work Environment

Work is primarily in an office but requires travel to work sites and other QM offices.

Job Category: Vice President
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Ontario Mississauga Delta British Columbia

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