Project Manager - Senior
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Job Title: Project Manager - Senior

Company : Wood

Job Overview

Wood currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager, Transmission and Distribution. Reporting to the Manager of Project Delivery, this position is in our Vancouver, BC office. This role has overall responsibility for the delivery of project to the agreed specifications, ensuring that quality, schedule, and cost/budget targets are met and for managing the associated risk. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast-paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Safe, environmentally responsible, timely and on-budget delivery of high voltage transmission line and substation projects on an EPCM or EPC basis
  • Managing the project through its lifecycle, starting from project definition, development of the project plan, budget, schedule, risk management, procurement and contracting strategies, through to the engineering, procurement, and construction phases
  • Responsible for delivery of agreed schedule and financial performance, proactively intervening to avoid slippage
  • Negotiating changes to project scope or specification with the client. Follow Change Management process to identify and approve scope, budget specification and schedule modifications
  • Guiding and directing multidiscipline project teams, which may include external specialists and involve staff from multiple offices and sites
  • Interfacing with high value engineering centers (HVEC) as required and manages scope across all offices involved
  • Reporting regularly to the project sponsors, the client and senior management regarding the overall project progress and performance, utilizing client systems where appropriate
  • Developing relationship and maintaining communication channels with clients, stakeholders, and internal personnel to ensure that work flows smoothly as well as providing efficient project delivery
  • Mentoring and training junior project managers and project services support staff

  • University degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Associate in Project Management (APM) or equivalent certification is preferred

Knowledge, skills, and experience

  • 10-15 years of pertinent experience including minimum 10 years project management experience in ECPM or EPC delivery models, preferably on transmission or distribution utility projects
  • Strong technical skill background relevant to transmission line and substation design
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of stakeholder and requirements management
  • Able to manage project start-up, produce and communicate the project execution plan
  • Knowledge of project performance improvement activities and how to implement them on projects

Personal attributes:

  • Safety focused with an uncompromising approach to risk management. Places the welfare of both internal and customer employees at the top of the agenda
  • Able to motivate, engage and influence a diverse group of people, many without a direct reporting relationship
  • Customer focused – develops sincere and open relationships with customers, current and potential; constantly striving to exceed expectations and add value
  • Able to develop and maintain strong client relationships, including ability to influence
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentational communication skills

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com


We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


Job Type : Full Time
Created: 2021-03-13
Location: Vancouver, BC
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