Director, Project Services

Edmonton - Alberta - Canada - Energy - Oil & Gas - Project Management & Services - Academic Bachelor

We’re hiring a Director, Project Services for our client, a helical pile foundation solutions company, to lead the Engineering, Estimating, Project Management, and Procurement teams as it relates to strategic design and project bidding execution. This role will ensure alignment between the project services teams, and operations teams to appropriately design, build and execute projects effectively. This is a pivotal leadership role with a focus on strategy, process, and coaching, though there is also a hands-on, tactical component.

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Vanessa Cicchino, Account manager

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About this role


  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership to the Project Management, Engineering and Estimating teams, clearly communicating corporate goals and performance expectations
  • Develop, implement and refine departmental processes, standards and specifications to ensure a competitive and strategic bidding process
  • Act as a mentor to members of the Project Management, Engineering and Estimating teams
  • Attend client meetings with Sales to determine project requirements
  • Monitor, assess and report design and bidding activity to appropriate members of the Leadership Team
  • Assist with the preparation of budgets
  • Initiate recommendations for project execution, including suggestions for procurement and tendering strategies and workforce planning
  • Conduct regular audit reviews for compliance with departmental procedures
  • Lead investigations of any issues that arise during project execution
  • Ensure the teams are working to build efficiencies, improve processes, eliminate inefficiencies and follow LEAN principles
  • Ensure potential contractual and project risks are properly identified at bidding stage
  • Build effective working relationships with manufacturing and procurement teams to ensure timely information
  • Oversee effective governance and compliance with legislation/regulations
  • Represent the organization at industry events

About you


  • Degree in Engineering (Civil or Structural is preferred)
  • 10+ years of experience in a Project Manager Or Sr. Engineering role managing mid to large scale construction projects (commercial, retail and industrial)
  • 5+ years’ experience in a direct leadership role
  • Knowledge of construction terms, scheduling and planning concepts, engineering drawings, contracts, change control and document control
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills (MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • PMI Certification

What we offer

Why work with Brunel? We are proud to offer exciting career opportunities from over 100 offices globally in 42 countries. Advancing your career takes time and effort – let us match you to your ideal position.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


  • Vacancy number: PUB254582
  • Location: Edmonton
  • Market: Energy
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branch: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Closing date: Sunday, April 5, 2020
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Vanessa Cicchino

Account manager Brunel Energy Canada Calgary

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