Construction – Operations Manager $75-$80K Base + Car, phone laptop

Posted 2 months ago

Reporting directly to the ownership, the Operations Manager’s key area of accountability is to plan construction projects and oversee their execution and report on their progress along the way in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Key responsibilities include budgeting, planning, organizing, implementation and scheduling of a variety of construction projects.  Deliver on service and project management excellence with confidence, build trust with clients/trades. Remain accountable through the duration of project and hold your team accountable.  Have passion for building and design.

Experience in custom home building ideal, residential contracting required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create costing for projects ensuring they meet requirements and are effective and efficient
  • Complete take offs on new project opportunities
  • Prepare quote, proposals and job costing for new potential opportunities
  • Oversee and direct construction projects from conception to completion
  • Review the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs
  • Oversee all onsite and offsite construction to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations
  • Coordinate and direct team members, trades and subcontractors
  • Select tools, materials and equipment and track inventory
  • Review the work in progress daily
  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status
  • Plan to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones
  • Negotiate terms of agreement, draft contracts and obtain permits and licenses
  • Analyze, manage and mitigate risks
  • Manage the operational and fiscal activities of the business including: staffing levels, budgets, and financial goals.
  • Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas in need of cost reduction and/or program improvement.
  • Responsible for Profit and Loss of operation.
  • Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives and procedures conferring with management, and key staff members as required.
  • Work closely with Human Resources to determine people processes and requirements.
  • Supervise staff in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Establish employee goals and conduct employee performance reviews.
  • Assist staff to resolve complex or out of policy operation problems.
  • Manage and supervise staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties.
  • Monitor operations and fieldwork to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed services while staying within set budgetary limits.
  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques
  • Act as a resource and mentor for project managers, supervisors and employees.
  • Enhance the organization’s reputation by service excellence; manage the client’s expectations through transparency and follow up and exploring opportunities to add value
  • Always maintain professionalism, tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity to portray the company in a positive manner.



  • Exceptional client relationship management expertise
  • Proven working experience in residential/commercial construction management
  • Advanced knowledge of construction management processes, means, and methods
  • An absolute MUST: Expert knowledge of building products, construction details, and relevant rules, regulations, and quality standards as per the Ontario Building Code (OBC)
  • Understanding of all facets of the construction process
  • Familiarity with construction management software packages, including Excel and (other), accounting software
  • Ability to plan and see the “big picture”
  • Competent in conflict and crisis management
  • Leadership and human resources management skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • At least 3 years of experience as a Lead in Residential Construction
  • Post-secondary education in construction management, architecture, engineering or related field
  • Knowledgeable in Health and Safety regulations
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • A criminal record security background check will be conducted



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