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Permanent Search Group: General Manager – Construction

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This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted September 23, 2020.

The CompanyGENERAL MANAGER ConstructionOur client is an innovative and growing organization offering a comprehensive range of services to the Utilities Infrastructure Construction industry, with a two-time award “Contractor of the year”.

A sampling of the industries they serve include; Electrical Power services, Water, Telecommunications and Private Developers.The General Manager will hold overall responsibility for all aspects of growing and leading the business, including creating a strategic plan for expansion of services, organizational structure, financial performance, resource management and performance measurement.While part of a larger parent organization, this (company) requires an entrepreneurial builder.

A dynamic leader with a focus on developing strong relationships at all levels of the organization, including union partners and clients.LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIESMakes Effective Decisions: Ability to make informed, inclusive and timely decisions that positively impact the companyChange Management: Able to effectively manage through complex, volatility, ambiguity and uncertainty in the business landscape of today.Builds commitment to Company/Department Vision: Ability to effectively communicate the department/firm vision, values and goals, and to build shared commitment to her/his achievement.Develops Others: Ability and desire to provide feedback and coach others to produce sustained levels of successful performance and maximize potential.Acts Strategically (Planning): Capacity to formulate business plans, and implement action to achieve business KPIsInnovation: Displays original thinking and creativity; Develops innovation approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets other’s attentionCORE COMPETENCIESCustomer-Centric: Capacity to identify, understand, and meet and/or exceed the needs and expectations of internal and external clients in a timely mannerWorks Well with Others (Collaborative): Ability to work effectively with others (e.G., SLT members, union members, co-workers, supervisors, direct reports, clients, etc.) to achieve mutual goals.Demonstrates Flexibility: Ability to work effectively within a variety of situations, readily adapting to changes.Communicates Effectively: Capacity to exchange verbal and written information, ideas and feedback with individuals or groups to enhance and ensure mutual understandingFocuses on Results: Commitment to setting, achieving and/or exceeding individual, team, or firm goals.GENERAL MANDATEEstablish comprehensive goals for business growth and success.Develop and nurture key relationships with customers and strategic partners.Strong history with revenue/business development examplesBuild a high-performance environment and implement performance management programs that attracts, retains, develops and motivates employees.Research business development opportunities to grow the organization, working in collaboration with the Business Development team.Review and assess the organization structure and practices, and make the required adjustments to optimize performance.Ensure business contracts are commercially viable and budget targets are achieved.Implement new project management processes, controls and reviewsManage the P& L for the business.

Drive annual budget and forecast planning.Establish policies and procedures that promote company culture and visionExplore new technologies, follow regulatory trends and adapt accordingly.Provide and maintain a high level of safety, quality workmanship, productivity and customer satisfaction.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE8 to 10+ years of demonstrated career growth in the utility construction industry (hydro, gas, telecommunications, water, etc.)Past experience working in an entrepreneurial environmentLeadership role(s) with accountabilities for managing a team of people including a unionized environment, ideally within the Utilities Industry.Implement new project management processes and controls.Solid experience working successfully with vendors.Significant and demonstrated success in improving financial leadership, processes, customer experience, employee engagement and organizational achievement.Experience leading overall budget processes and financial performance.Strong track record of business development and attraction and growing company presence across industry.Experience with optimization and utilization of all company resources including equipment and people.