ABOUT THIS CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Black & McDonald’s Southern Ontario 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 Executive Assistant is located in Scarborough, Ontario, and reports directly to the Regional Vice President (RVP) of the Southern Ontario Utilities Region. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Attend internal management meetings including preparation of agendas and meeting minutes, as required
  • Organize quarterly All-staff meetings and Regional Strategic Planning off-site sessions
  • Organize internal and external meetings and events as requested by RVP and an additional VP
  • Maintenance of RVP and VP Calendar(s)
  • Assist RVP with a variety of administrative tasks (i.e. expenses, scheduling, etc.)
  • Respond to emails requests on behalf of RVP and VP
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports, as required
  • Responsible for coordinating Bonding and Insurance requirements for Regional proposals and projects
  • Manage and organize travel arrangements for regional staff, as required
  • Manage, coordinate and organize client and business development related events, as necessary
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must – i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Maintain an organized filing system of paper and electronic documents
  • Collaborate with other company Executive Assistants and colleagues actively
  • Manage the day-to-day work flow as well as possess confidence and strong communication skills to interface with all levels of staff
  • Provide backup assistance to other regional support staff, as needed
  • Ability to multitask and meet several active and competing priorities
  • Self-starter, forward thinking, and ability to take ownership of responsibilities and manage related tasks, deadlines and effort to completion
  • Poised, refined style of written and interpersonal communication; strong proofreading skills
  • Capable of working with discretion and tact in an environment exposed to a high level of sensitive and confidential information

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Post – secondary education in a related field is considered an asset

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 8+ years of experience in a Senior Administrator/Executive Assistant capacity
  • Experience in a fast-paced work environment
  • Construction industry experience is considered an asset

SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Proficient knowledge and understanding of:

  • Business operations processes
  • Organization and time management

Advanced user of:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • JD Edwards or an Oracle-based ERP system considered an asset

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.