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Project Manager – Civil Engineering Construction

Construction demathieu & bard (CDB) inc.

This is a Contract position in Peterborough, ON posted May 10, 2024.

Demathieu Bard: Daring to endeavor!

Please note: This position is not rotational shift. This work requires the ability to be mobile/temporarily relocate within the province of Ontario, as work sites and project durations vary. Experience in building/rehabilitating heavy civil transportation infrastructure (often involving water, such as bridges, canals, dams, culverts, cofferdams and similar) is also required.

Our Culture

Construction Demathieu & Bard (CDB) Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Demathieu Bard, a company based in France with over 160 years of experience in the construction industry, and has been operating in Canada since 1997.

CDB specializes in major infrastructure construction and rehabilitation and is known for its innovative, complex construction methodologies and adaptability when undertaking challenging projects. As the general contractor, construction manager, and/or project manager, CDB continues to successfully deliver complex and challenging projects, particularly heavy infrastructure projects such as bridges, canals, dams, tunnels, culverts and viaducts.

Our technical ability and well-recognized ‘can-do’ attitude sets us apart. Our strength as an organization lies in the skills and drive of our employees and it is a point of pride for us to encourage and develop our talent. CDB has currently over 150 engineers and technicians in Canada, with a wide range of multi-disciplinary skills and a right balance of experienced and young professionals. As an organization we are committed to optimizing our skilled resources, emphasizing professional development, and encouraging knowledge sharing across the company.

Job Summary

The project manager is providing leadership to a team of engineers, project coordinator(s) and site superintendent(s) in the successful planning and implementation of medium to large civil construction projects. The project manager is accountable for delivering project(s)on time and budget, while maximizing financial returns to the organizations. With a focus on safety, the project manager is providing leadership in the development of project execution plans, detailed project scheduling activities, develop and monitor project budgets and expenditures, and maintain positive relationships with project clients.


Management – 50%

• Ensure project(s) meet anticipated schedules, stay within budget, meets client expectations and are executed at highest level of quality

• Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements

• Prepare and manage project budget/itemized costs, construction schedules and milestones, and monitor project’s progress

• Tender, review, approve and award all sub-trades in conjunction with Estimator. Coordinate sub-trades work activities. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate daily operations with Site Superintendents, ensuring quality control

• Develop quantity and material take offs for estimation and budget preparations

• Direct the purchase of building materials and equipment

• Monitor site safety and ensure compliance to OH&S Act and COR standards

• Review and approve all supplier and subcontractor invoices and weekly time sheets for field workers

• Manage and execute the Contemplated Change Order (CCO), Change Order (CO) and Change Directive (CD) are processed in a timely manner, responding to the timeframes requested by the Client and contract specifications. In all cases, follow-up until an approved CO is received within the timelines of contract specifications

Technical – 25%

• Provide direction for construction methodologies and direct designers in the completion of detailed designs and construction drawing preparation

• Prepare technical specifications for construction services, utilities and works

• Analyse and provides feedback on reports, design and analysis completed by third parties including engineering firms, architects and technical consultants

• Prepare and lead execution of project environmental management plan including all waste management, contaminant management, water and soil protection, and mitigation for impacts to wildlife and species at risk

• Oversee all civil quality control and quality assurance programs including materials testing programs (aggregate and concrete), and quality assurance programs (site survey benchmarks, reinforcing steel inspections, installation tolerances, etc.)

Communication – 25%

• Represent the company in direct communication with clients, project stakeholders, regulatory bodies, partners and the general public

• Maintain effective communication with senior management and the project team, ensuring relevant project updates are communicated effectively

• Prepare various documents such as technical documents, meeting minutes, project progress status and change order summaries

• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with Client, Consultants, Architects, Designers, Provincial/Municipal Inspectors, Site Superintendents and Sub-Trades

• Ensure Site Superintendents are up to date in regards to on site project documentation including but not limited to legislative requirements

Core Competencies

·        An out-going team player

·        Exceptional communication skills, oral and written

·        Accountability

Job Related Competencies

•       Superior analytical and problem solving skills

•       Advanced persuasive communication

•       Strategic thinking and decision making

•       Advanced leadership and coaching skills

•       Stress management

•       Managing performance

•       Personal credibility

•       Workplace health and safety awareness

Computer Skills

•       Excellent knowledge of MS Office including MS Project

•       Familiarity with construction/ project management software including AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Bluebeam and HECRAS

Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion 

We respect and value our differences. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Construction Demathieu Bard (CDB) Inc. is committed to making the Recruitment & Selection process accessible. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know when we contact you and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

While we thank all applicants, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. 


Notice regarding the use of AI 

As per Part III.1 of the ESA, 2000, section 8.4(1), CDB does not use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to screen, assess or select applicants.