Project Director (General Manager)

Full Time
Fort McMurray
December 10, 2020

General Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Executive Committee of the KMFM Joint Venture (JV), the Project Director is accountable to deliver the Client’s contracted project requirements and the JV budgeted yearly profit and cash flow objectives while maintaining a safe and sustainable operating business environment. The Project Director shall demonstrate inspirational leadership in driving a high performing team of leadership representatives from the Venture partners. The Project Director shall champion an inclusive, values-based, client-focused performance culture. All management activities are to be conducted in a safe, economically focused manner within the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, JV Agreement and other governing and applicable standards/legislation. The Project Director is also responsible in assisting the estimating and contract bidding teams in the preparation of proposals for work packages and nurturing the client relationship throughout all aspects of the bidding process and during project execution. In addition, the Project Director is responsible for adhering to all provincial and federal law, JV policy, internal controls and practices, while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and upholding the values of the JV.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Ensure safety, schedule, quality and production targets are consistently met while adhering to project and company requirements;
  • Use industry contacts, peers, and other professional networks to identify business opportunities and develop long term business relationships;
  • Present business opportunities and cases to Executive Committee members ensuring a focus on innovation and client focus;
  • Represent the JV in a manner that demonstrates the organization as the client’s partner and contractor of choice;
  • Work closely with management and client representatives to ensure a smooth delivery of services and ensure client satisfaction;
  • Plan, organize, direct all project activities; design, procurement, scheduling, estimating, cost control, and start-up;
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion;
  • Define the scope and required resources of the project in collaboration with the Executive Committee;
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete project;
  • Develop, establish and manage the scope, schedule, budget, and implementation plan;
  • Implement project quality programs & interface with internal and external clients;
  • Provide timely and accurate project information and status updates to internal management and to clients;
  • Ensure the day to day control of the project by monitoring project expenditures, labour costs, workforce needs and shortages and operating efficiencies. Ensure incidents are addressed appropriately and corrective actions are in place;
  • Assess the equipment and workforce needs and submit requisitions and/or business cases;
  • Monitor operational key performance measures and ensure they meet targets;
  • Assist the engineering, contracts, and estimating teams with the responses to RFP’s by participating in the completion of the project bid;
  • Provide commentary to the leadership team on successes and failures of past projects along with recommended changes to the way contracts are bid;
  • Identify improvement initiatives prior to start-up of the project, during the project and following the completion of the project;
  • Review and refine processes to continuously improve safety, production, cost control, and maintenance;
  • Ensure the use of continuous improvement tools along with assisting in project monitoring and controls;
  • Identify deficiencies within a function and form a team to address the issue by collecting relevant information from multiple stakeholders; and
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:

Formal Education *

· Degree in a Civil or Mining Engineering discipline will be considered a strong asset.

· Other combinations of education and work experience will be considered.

Work Experience

· 12 or more years of related mining and/or industrial experience.

· Prior leadership experience in an industrial, mining and/or oil and gas environment.

Technical Skills

· Excellent leadership, communication and negotiation skills.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills.

· Strong planning, organizing, analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Collaborative and performance orientated.

· Knowledge of mining performance and systems.

· Proficient in Microsoft Suite.

· Tactful and diplomatic.

· Conflict resolution skills.

*Note: other combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company pension
  • Dental care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

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