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Job Summary

 The Business Manager is responsible for the overall business performance of the Operational division through the delivery of programs, projects and operations relating to the construction of distribution and transmission infrastructure. The Business Manager directs day-to-day activities to align the Company’s and clients’ established policies, practices and procedures; oversees the performance of contractual commitments, ensuring compliance with expectations of profitability and timely execution of work. The Business Manager is required to assist and support long and short-term business objectives with the Senior Leadership Team. Other responsibilities entail financial performance, budgeting and forecast reporting of the division’s activities, implementing initiatives, policies, programs and procedures relating to health and safety, environment, quality, field data time capture and estimating. 

The Business Manager supports Senior Leadership to survey and prospect new business opportunities within the marketplace. Prepares and executes tasks in alignment with Company growth strategy. Responsible for running large scale company-wide initiatives and team management. Works closely with Senior Leadership identifying, developing, researching and initiating the development of process solutions and operational enhancements while ensuring all compliance, risk and regulatory issues are adhered to. 

Location: Kelowna, BC


  • Oversee the Divisional Operation team; ensuring performance is in accordance with the expectations, policies, and procedures as directed by the Senior Leadership Team. 
  • Proactively identify opportunities, create solutions, and manage projects to implement processes and technology to enable business, increase efficiency and reduce overall operational risk. 
  • Develop and maintain significant business relations with all key customers and target potential customers in the name of the Company by negotiating project specific contracts with suppliers, sub-contractors, consultants or other third-party provider of resources, equipment or labour. 
  • Work closely with other LOB’s to ensure tools, systems and resources are managed efficiently and all workflows and controls are documented for audit purposes. 
  • Review proposal documents, assist in developing a list of requirements, participate in producing technical components of the submission and reviewing the final submission documents. 
  • Analyze and contribute to projects in the planning/ scheduling phase and adjust tasks accordingly through the different phases to ensure successful completion of projects in a timely manner. 
  • Review, familiarize and interpret all construction drawings, specifications, contract documents and related engineering requirements. 
  • Maintain and oversee project-specific controls, monitor efficient use of assets and finances, forecast and report business performance. 
  • Review, comment, implement and maintain project environmental management and protection plans and measures. 
  • Ensure that all quality control/assurance material testing and inspections are in compliance with the clients’ specified requirements. 
  • Anticipate and mitigate issues that may arise during project lifecycle. 
  • Contribute to development of the Company’s strategic planning process. 
  • Perform other duties as required, requested, or assigned. 

Skills & Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of Change Management principles, operational controls, project and process improvement methodologies. 
  • Advanced skills in MS Office, MS Project, Primavera and other project scheduling software. 
  • Results-oriented, deadline driven, self-motivated, meticulous and adaptable to frequent changes. 
  • High degree of analytical thinking, negotiation capability, communication and influencing skills. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and possess strong work commitment. 
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently. 
  • Hands-on, able to multi-task and willing to learn and work beyond job-scope when necessary. 

Education, Training & Experience

  • 8 or more years of progressive management or operational leadership experience with similar project/operational duties involving large scale projects. 
  • Must have experience in construction industry, contractor utilities experience is an asset. 
  • Good analytical, planning, problem solving, organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • MBA or PMP designation an asset. 

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