Role description

Our Client is seeking a Director of Construction to be responsible for overall strategic and operational responsibility in providing safe, reliable, and effective construction services for a Commercial Nuclear refurbishment in Canada.


  • Provide oversight, leadership and engagement in the design and safe delivery of construction program and projects
  • Organization planning and staff leadership
  • Contribute to the development and growth of a Nuclear Safety Culture by communicating the Nuclear Safety message, setting the example for nuclear safety and demonstrating this commitment through words and actions
  • Provide oversight over the policies, processes, and procedures that govern engineering and construction management including; Engineering Change Control (ECC), constructability, construction methods, workface tolerances, contingency engineering, field engineering, Building Information Modeling (BIMs), Return to Service (RTS), Human Performance, Corrective Action Programs, commissioning/start-up/testing and closeout as required for the performance of the project
  • Direct and hold subordinate management accountable for delivery of their assigned missions and holds such accountability for the construction lifecycle from inception to closeout
  • Offer expert counsel, to colleagues and department managers, in highly technical and complex engineering and construction theory, practices, and methodologies to include design of safety critical systems such as in nuclear power, and an understanding of integrating construction management systems, principles, and practices to support successful project execution
  • Oversee the maintenance of compliance with Environmental and Health & Safety regulations and promotes and upholds the client’s mission of Safety First – Our Number One Value
  • Represent client in matters of construction efforts as required at meetings, briefings, and conferences with officials of labour, federal, provincial, or local authority, including regulatory bodies
  • Serve on or chairs corporate governance boards as required
  • Collaborate with the department managers to ensure engineering and construction efforts remain constantly aligned with and in support of the overall corporate strategy and business plan

Essential skills

  • Knowledge of Canadian Standard Association’s “Management Systems Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants”
  • Knowledge of all relevant Environmental and Health & Safety legislation
  • A team player, who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a demanding work environment
  • Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a management team of senior professionals
  • Ability to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities

Desired skills

Professional Experience:

  • A period of over 10 years, up to and including 12 years as a mid-level or higher manager in a construction related function is considered necessary to gain this experience. At least 5 years must be in complex design-build projects in a safety critical environment such as on a nuclear licensed site
  • Demonstrable record of delivering engineering and construction services for a major high value (100M+) capital construction programs/projects within the expected scope, quality, schedule, and budget
  • Highly developed communications, negotiation, conflict resolution, and leadership skills, to include complex stakeholder interfaces (regulators, sponsor, user/owner, client, local authorities, public interfaces)


  • University degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of education and work experience in a related field
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