Project Manager (High Voltage)

Project/Program Mmgnt / Gestion de programmes et de projets Toronto, Ontario


Position at Ainsworth

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Job Summary:

The  Project Manager’s (PM) primary function is to plan and manage the scope, schedule and financial performance of specific projects assigned, with a focus on customer satisfaction.  The PM will ensure productivity and successful completion of each project by ensuring project plans are on time and on budget, discrepancies and deficiencies are dealt with quickly and effectively, customer relationship management practices are in place, risks are identified and mitigated, and processes are adhered to by staff.


  • Creates detailed project work plans by identifying the resources, equipment, and financing needed for the successful execution, progress, and completion of the project according to customer defined milestones and internal cost budgets.
  • Uses the Project Management Workbook (PMW) to set up the plan for the projects.  The PMW includes task, manpower/labour, subcontractor, equipment and material planning and forecasting within a schedule.
  • Identifies any risks on the project, including scope, schedule and cost issues, and develops an action plan to mitigate these risks.
  • Lead the estimate preparation for the project – using appropriate tools to form the estimate and obtaining cost estimates from suppliers, subcontractors and equipment dealers.
  • Participates in the sales/estimating Hand-off Meeting to ensure the full project charter and objectives are understood, and all required information has been provided from sales/estimating.
  • Oversees all day-to-day operational aspects of the projects and completes on-site visits at least once per week, or as required. Liaises with foreman, subcontractors, suppliers, client, consultants, etc. as required to manage the projects.
  • Continuously monitors the scope, schedule and financial health of assigned projects.   Conducts weekly or bi-weekly project reviews with the PMO and BU Managers, to cover an Estimated Cost At Completion (ECAC) and early identification of all issues impacting the success of the project.  Formulates and leads action plans to keep project on time and on budget.
  • Identifies further opportunities on a project such as Change Orders, improvements and additional scope and acts upon them.
  • Working closely with Ainsworth staff in writing quotations ad project proposals.
  • Builds and maintains excellent client relationships.
  • Work to build the projects business by doing Business Development, nurturing customer relationships.
  • Provides leadership and positive motivation for project staff and company partners by acting as a goal oriented team player, leading by example in achieving excellence and being accountable for results and outcomes.
  • Prepares contracts and subcontracts and negotiates revisions, changes and additions, with client, suppliers, subcontractors, consultants, etc.  for the project to meet the financial and scheduling requirements.
  • Ensures that the project delivered is to the quality being contracted for and to the standards of Ainsworth.
  • Ensures that all tradesmen on the project are aware of and are abiding to Ainsworth’s Health and Safety policy.
  • Adheres to all company policies and procedures
  • Performs all job functions in a safe and healthful manner, abiding by and in accordance with all applicable Health, Safety and Environmental company policies and government legislation/regulations
  • Adheres to the Company’s Quality System operating procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Management

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: N/A

Length of Contract: N/A

Work Location: North York 

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of 5 plus years of related project management experience in construction/retrofit.
  • Experience in all aspects of distribution voltage construction projects – ranging from but not limited to:  electrical, civil, engineering, design-build, energy type projects
  • College/University graduate or equivalent
  • PMP or equivalent education
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of internal and external individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and prioritize a heavy workload and work as required to meet the demands.
  • Proven systematic and organized approach to multi-tasking.
  • Effective customer service as well as verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office and MS Project applications
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, time management and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, work within a fast paced environment, and prioritize conflicting demands.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Ainsworth is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Qualified designated group members are encouraged to apply as any reasonable accommodation of qualifications will be considered as per our Accommodation Policy, available upon request.

Ainsworth is an integrated multi-trade company, offering an end-to-end services and solutions for all asset maintenance and refurbishment requirements of our customers. We are continually striving to create better and more advanced products as well as provide the highest quality service. We are rapidly growing and need talented professionals to help drive our vision at becoming the best multi-trade company in the country! Join us…. Make a difference.