Senior Project Manager, Environmental

ECOH is a highly respected Canadian company specializing in Hazardous Materials, Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Management. ECOH’s culture fosters an environment of both team and individual growth and achievement, embracing entrepreneurial spirit, client focus, accountability, respect, passion, commitment, and appreciation.  ECOH’s unique culture has been essential to staff retention and the growth of the company.  ECOH’s Leadership Team manages our business through guiding values of integrity, commitment, creativity, and success.

ECOH has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join our growing Environmental team. The Senior Project Manager is primarily responsible for overseeing consulting projects, including contract/proposal preparation, financial activities related to the scope of the projects assigned and quality assurance of the services performed.  The Senior Project Manager works with the Operations Manager to ensure the development, training and the progression of Environmental Technologists / Environmental Scientists, Senior Environmental Technologists / Senior Environmental Scientists and Project Managers.  The Senior Project Manager will possess relevant academic training, a high degree of technical knowledge and a minimum of ten years of related technical project experience.

Here is what you will be doing:

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the following functions:

Team Management: 

  • Oversees a team of Environmental Technologists / Environmental Scientists, Senior Environmental Technologists / Senior Environmental Scientists and Project Manager(s), ensuring Corporate Standards are met in all regards.
  • Delegating responsibilities and providing direction and instruction to Project Manager(s) according to ECOH standards and techniques.
  • Ensuring an environment of good communication so that employees’ concerns are addressed.
  • Working with the Operations Manager to ensure all project resources meet or exceed established guidelines for standards of performance.
  • Serving as the link between the Project Manager and Operations Manager to identify and close training gaps.
  • Providing consistent constructive and meaningful feedback to assigned Project Manager(s).
  • Participating in the Employee Development Program (EDP) and providing relevant and meaningful input with respect to the reviews of the assigned team.
  • Communicating with the Operations Manager to provide information related to assigned staff (progression, issues, developments).
  • Approving time off requests sent by Project Manager(s). This includes review of the vacation calendar and seeking consultation from the Operations Manager if needed.

Quality Control, Quality Assurance & Policy Compliance:

  • Ensuring the accuracy and integrity of technical reports. This includes the reports or components of reports that have been prepared by of Environmental Technologists / Environmental Scientists, Senior Environmental Technologists / Senior Environmental Scientists and Project Manager(s).
  • Ensuring that regulatory requirements and project objectives meet deliverables for each assigned project.
  • Reviewing, modifying and signing of technical reports confirming quality control and quality assurance.
  • Building consensus on, and compliance with, policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining project management control systems and document standards for areas under his/her control (e.g. proposals, reports, specifications, standard operating procedures, etc.).
  • Reviewing the work of others and assisting them in identifying and correcting errors.
  • Participating in all quality control initiatives including following related procedures.
  • Providing suggestions to Management to continually improve work quality.
  • Compliance with Corporate Policies and Procedures -ensuring these are followed at all times.

Marketing Activities and Client Development:

  • Participating in marketing initiatives, including attendance at trade shows that are beneficial to the growth and success of the company.
  • Performing direct marketing to clients, meeting with clients to determine requirements and preparing proposals including cost estimates.
  • Assisting in the development of new products, services and/or related techniques in accordance with company goals and objectives.
  • Keeping abreast of developments within the industry and identifying new opportunities.

Technical Activities:

  • Overseeing and managing all aspects of consulting projects.
  • Managing and occasionally supervising environmental sampling activities at various types of contaminated sites, including, but not limited to industrial, commercial, military, and other federal, provincial and municipal sites. These responsibilities will mostly consist of the coordination of work done by other staff and/or subcontractors.
  • Planning, conducting, supervising, reporting and reviewing the work of others for consulting projects.
  • Designing programs to meet the scope of work and regulatory requirements.


Project & Financial Management

  • Managing and overseeing projects ensuring a continuous work-flow and timely completion of projects.
  • Scheduling services with clients and coordinating staffing to ensure that all project requirements are satisfied.
  • Presenting results and/or presentations to clients in meetings.
  • Scheduling audits, assessments and/or meetings with clients/contractors.
  • Ensuring projects are performed in accordance with the proposal.
  • Issuing of amendments and changes pertaining to the scope, schedule or responsibilities.
  • Timely processing of subcontractor invoices, reviewing of fees charged to projects, modifying pending invoices, reviewing project expenses and providing approvals.
  • Preparing invoicing on a timely basis in line with company requirements and to the satisfaction of the client.
  • Effective management of the work in progress to ensure work is billed accurately and timely.
  • Working with accounting to resolve problems related to outstanding invoices.
  • Ensuring all related project expenses are accounted for and charged to the project- this includes completing his/her own timesheets and expense claims on time.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate submission of internal reporting documents (time sheets, expense reports, purchase orders etc.).
  • Reviewing the expenses and time sheets of Project Manager(s) under his/her supervision.

Financial Analysis:

  • Ensuring effective working capital management of the areas under his/her control (i.e. maximizing financial return on projects).
  • Regular review and analysis of the financial performance of his/her projects.
  • Taking time to review and discuss the financial performance of projects, seeking explanations on variances.
  • Maintaining strong profitability in the areas that they control (includes ensuring appropriate utilization levels are maintained, all resources are used effectively, etc.).
  • Resolving project issues to ensure that client requirements are met in the most efficient financial manner.

Here are the job requirements: 

  • Minimum of 10 years of Project Management experience a must.
  • A University degree or college diploma Architectural Construction Technology, Environmental Science, Engineering, or Geological Sciences is required.
  • A P.Eng. or P.Geo credential preferred.
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment, including (if required) respiratory protection, specialized clothing, work boots, hard hats hearing protection, fall arrest, etc.
  • Ability to lift boxes, equipment and/or coolers not exceeding 20kg.
  • Time and resource management- ability to provide field staff with the appropriate direction, guidance, and instructions.
  • Ability to provide feedback to staff consistently, constructively and appropriately.
  • Demonstrates strong support of corporate initiatives and plans.
  • Willingness to share technical knowledge and expertise with peers.
  • Excellent employee relations- ability to motivate, develop and mentor field staff.
  • Ability to work effectively with fellow project managers, senior management, clients and contractors, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.
  • Sound judgement pertaining to business and project activities.
  • Strong budgetary skills exercised for the management of projects and resources.
  • Strong written/verbal communications skills- Demonstrates the ability to present technical data effectively to internal staff and clients.
  • Ability to travel out of the city or province for extended periods (i.e. several days to weeks at a time.
  • Valid driver’s license and adequate insurance must be maintained at all times.
  • General to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Adobe, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Knowledge and understanding of other technical related software programs (as required).

Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent

ECOH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

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Thank you for your interest in joining ECOH.



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