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Project Management Director, Installation and Integration of Audiovisual Equipment

Solotech Montréal

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted June 26, 2018.

Solotech is 40 years of expertise in serving clients and artists in the audiovisual field on a local, national and international scale. Solotech is a leader for integrating the most advanced technology within the entertainment industry and is a leading partner in bringing innovative permanent installation projects to fruition. With a team of nearly 1000 employees in 8 offices across Canada and the United States, Solotech is experiencing rapid growth, thus offering a dynamic work environment with many exciting professional challenges and opportunities for development.

 

Reporting to the President, Sales and Integration Division, the Project Management Director within the Ottawa office will plan and actively contribute to the growth and development of this branch, as well as lead operational activities related to client projects that require the integration of the most advanced technology and equipment. The incumbent must possess a strong sense of leadership, know how to develop employees, satisfy customer needs, and ensure the operational performance of the team under his/her responsibility. The Project Management Director distinguishes himself/herself by demonstrating his/her strategic and tactical vision, his/her ability to manage project teams out on the field, and through continuous improvement and employee mobilization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a strategic leadership to support  objectives and business growth projects within his/her sector, then implement action plans to achieve these objectives;
  • Coordinate and allocate projects among a team of integration/installation technicians through a structured approach that ensures efficient management and profitability of project deliveries (schedules, budgets, specific expectations; clear communication, frequent follow-ups);
  • Offer support to his/her team of integrators/installers, when necessary, with project planning and execution by accompanying them to meetings with clients and to construction sites;
  • Ensure the quality and consistency of projects delivered to clients by ensuring that Solotech’s standards and those stipulated in the contracts are applied;
  • Maintain effective and productive communication with other departments within the company, more specifically the sales representative team, the sales support team and the technical services team; 
  • Establish and maintain communication with clients, general contractors and architects, and act as a liaison for certain key files;
  • Monitor project implementation, establish a rigorous planning and follow-up work method and, when necessary, coordinate and lead periodic follow-up meetings with the production and construction teams in order to provide guidance and prioritize which actions need to be taken; 
  • Conduct effective operational meetings with internal partners that focus on the continuous improvement of operations and the delivery of projects;
  • Forecast labor needs based on current and future projects in order to build strong teams;
  • Forecast inventory of equipment, tools and all other resources required based on current and future projects;
  • In collaboration with the Comptroller of the division, ensure control over personal budget and project budgets;
  • Standardize all operations related to integration/installation projects to ensure maximal efficiency and performance of invested resources;
  • Act as a person of resource for clients and suppliers for all ongoing projects;
  • Implement best management practices such as continuous improvement techniques, as well as key performance indicators to evaluate the use of labor and equipment;
  • In collaboration with the HR department, focus on employee mobility, workforce management, skills development, succession planning and recruitment;
  • Ensure the development of work standards, as well as the implementation and enforcement of workplace health and safety policies;
  • In collaboration with the VP of Corporate Operations, negotiate agreements with service and branch operation providers, if required;
  • Team management: yields, evaluate and manage performance; establish objectives, identify and fulfill workforce needs, training and development of his/her team;
  • Perform any other related task required by management. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in administration, operations management, continuous improvement or any other related educational background or work experience;
  • 10 to 15 years of experience in operations management (in the audiovisual field or field of advanced technology), including a minimum of 10 years in team management and continuous improvement;
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and the ability to mobilize employees;
  • Experience in project management out on the field or on construction sites;
  • Strong knowledge of workplace health and safety regulations;
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of the installation and integration of audiovisual equipment and advanced technology;
  • Hold PMP certification (an asset);
  • Possess a strategic vision that allows him/her to meet company growth objectives;
  • Ability to read technical plans and drawings;
  • Excellent employee management, team development and coaching skills;
  • Ability to establish strong work relationships at all levels of the organization as well as with external clients;
  • Ability to manage frequent and/or unexpected changes;
  • Proven adaptability and interest in being part of a growing organization;
  • Proficiency in French and English, spoken and written;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software;
  • Available for variable work schedules if needed (evenings and weekends);
  • Available in the event of an emergency or a call from the alarm center;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong ability to anticipate problems and find effective solutions while respecting the company’s policies and business processes. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Solotech is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, the Human Resources Department will work with applicants requesting accommodation.

Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 10+ years

Package

Salary: N/D

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