Black & McDonald’s Western Utilities team is growing! If you are committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

The Project Manager is located in Winnipeg and typically reports directly to the Division Manager. Their primary focus is managing utilities projects in Manitoba. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • To plan, in conjunction with the Division Manager, to execute projects in accordance with Corporate Policy; managing all day-to-day project management
  • Build and maintain customer and supplier/vendor relationships to enhance competitiveness in the industry and promote good customer relationships.
  • Prepare and submit construction project budget estimates
  • Plan and prepare construction schedules and milestones and monitor progress against established schedules
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Assist in the in the development and implementation of quality control programs.
  • Prepare progress reports and issue progress schedules to clients
  • Hire and supervise the activities of subcontractors and subordinate staff
  • Perform sales calls and visits to potential and existing accounts to generate business in conjunction with the Division Manager
  • Review work/contracts/WIP for areas of risk and correct deficiencies
  • Define project objectives and develop the project delivery model, including procurement and contracting strategies
  • Manage all aspects of project planning (including the development of the budget, schedule, procurement and contracting plans, and risk, scope and change management plans)
  • Lead the project organization and assign the work activities throughout the project lifecycle
  • Monitor project performance (cost, schedule, quality) and complete and distribute regular project reports (including issues, status, and KPis) to key stakeholders
  • Maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Supervise and complete project close-out activities and support the transition to operations


  • Communicates Effectively (excellent verbal and written communication skills)
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable (proven ability to accurately handle a high volume of transactions, meet deadlines and prioritize workload)
  • Problem Solving and Innovation (Strong analytical and critical thinking skills)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a variety of people in a professional manner; Flexible team player with the ability to function independently while working in a team environment)
  • Experience on projects with high risk and complexity preferred
  • Experience working in Medium/High Voltage projects preferred
  • Experience working with MB Hydro preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and analytical skills
  • Familiar with Planning Processes


  • Undergraduate engineering degree, preferably in electrical engineering
  • Professional Engineering and Project Management Professional (PMP) designation an asset

The following certifications/designations are considered an asset

  • PMP designation
  • Gold Seal Certification
  • Construction safety certifications
  • MBA


  • 2 -8 years of project management experience for power generation/substation projects
  • Relevant experience in project development and planning
  • Experience on projects of low risk and complexity
  • Experience/participation on project teams


  • Due to many mandatory vaccination requirements at client projects / facilities, the successful candidate may be required to validate full vaccination prior to hire
  • Valid Manitoba Driver's License
  • Security clearance requirements
  • Strong leadership, communication, organization, and analytical skills
  • Computer Literacy; Microsoft Office programs and Black & McDonald JD Edwards
  • Familiar with Project Management Processes; Project Controls, Work Planning & Scheduling, Labour Relations and Contract Management
  • A Security Check may be required
  • Available to travel within the province as required

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.