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Senior Director of Operations / Canada

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Location: Edmonton, Canada

Our client is an Indigenous-owned organization and provides construction services to the oil, gas and utility industries in north-western Alberta. Our business consists of four operating divisions: Pipeline Construction and Integrity Maintenance, Civil Works and Clearing, Matting Supply and Installation and Security Services. Our mission is to drive economic opportunity by empowering Indigenous people and communities.



Responsible for providing leadership and management of the organizations operating divisions (Pipeline Construction and Integrity Maintenance, Civil Works and Clearing and Matting Supply and Installation) achieving the expected business plan and financial results.



  • Accountable to ensure operating divisions achieve timely, cost effective, high-quality results by planning, delegating, coordinating, and collaborating with stakeholders and division team members.
  • Oversight of and evaluation of proposals, ensuring submissions meet the organizations financial and non-financial objectives.
  • Meet business health & safety performance standards, financial targets, overall division budgets & schedules, client satisfaction/expectations, internal risk management, contractual requirements and ensure we are doing business in a manner that is mindful of our mission.
  • Partner with the executive team to ensure the effective development of annual budgets, strategic plans and ensure effective budget monitoring and divisional budgetary compliance.
  • Engagement with corporate service leaders, achieving a coordinated efficient, cost-effective and risk-managed operations
  • Review and monitor monthly/quarterly statistical and financial reports.
  • Manage financial reporting, construction quality, accountability to achieve company's standards.
  • Actively mitigate risk on projects by monitoring project reports and progress; engaging with divisional teams to identify solutions when projects get off track; and communicating solutions to the executive team, divisions, and clients.
  • Build, grow, and manage a high-performance team, serving as a leader and mentor; identify emerging talent and work with them to reach their full potential; ensure high potential and high performing are nurtured, developed and given new areas of responsibility.
  • Drive and promote the mission, culture and strategy within the divisions.
  • Is a leader in the promotion and development of a corporate culture based on accountability and execution.


  • Post-secondary degree and broad experience pipeline services, civil works, forestry & clearing and matting services.
  • In depth knowledge of financial and income statements and P&L management.
  • Well-developed technical acumen to lead, oversee, advise and make decisions on construction projects.
  • Able to successfully manage multiple projects and multiple priorities as required.
  • Well-developed problem solving, facilitation, decision-making, organization, planning and leadership skills.
  • A collaborative, team and service-oriented work style.
  • Motivated self-starter that works well in fast paced team environments.
  • Committed to continuous technical learning and personal development.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of contracts and agreements; able to manage contract negotiations and settlements.
  • Well-developed network within Alberta.


  • Safety
    • Establish and maintain an injury and incident free culture
    • Successful implementation of corporate safety programs
  • Indigenous Advancement
    • Exceed project based Indigenous engagement targets
    • Advancement / mentorship of minimum of 4 Indigenous persons in the division.
  • Organizational
    • Effective oversight of the divisional strategic plans
    • Satisfaction of the executive in strategic planning and implementation
  • Execution
    • Meet / exceed client quality requirements
    • Execute projects to client’s high satisfaction
  • Financial
    • Realization of expected business plans and financial results
    • Exceed overall executive revenue and margin targets

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