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Utility Division Manager


Ottawa, ON, CANADA
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Black & McDonald remains a privately owned Canadian company, an integrated, multi-trade prime contractor serving government, institutions, industry and commerce across Canada, the US and overseas. We train, trust and empower our employees to exceed the expectations of our internal and external customers. Our core values build respect, and our employees share a commitment for continuous improvement. Our QA programs and environmental policies serve to protect our people, our clients and the public. Our Health & Safety strategies have led to award-winning achievements. We offer: Good starting wages, many benefits, upgrading opportunities, training opportunities, a friendly atmosphere and more.

Job Description

The Northern Ontario Region is actively seeking a Utility Manager located in Ottawa, Ontario. The Utility Division Manager will provide superior leadership and management to the division in accordance with company beliefs, policies, procedures, and objecties. Reporting to the Regional Vice President, he/she will be responsible for the divisional operations in its totality including safety compliance, people and resources, estimating, sales, project execution, profit/loss outcomes, and the overal conduct of Black & McDonald Limited’s performance within the region as it relates to the Utility Division.

Job Description

  • Provide leadership to the employees of the Utility Division
  • Ensure compliance with provincial, client and company occupational health, safety and environmental regulations; adherence to achieve zero loss time injuries in every workplace
  • Implement and review annual marketing and business plans
  • Meet budget requirements relating to cash flow, WIP, and net assets
  • Ensure adequate controls are in place and reviewed for diligence in relation to estimating, tendering, purchasing, subcontracting and accounting
  • Produce and review weekly reports for man hours and labour productivity
  • Support the HR process and philosophy which encourages our people to perform to their maximum potential
  • Foster a climate within the division of cooperation and enthusiasm
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with customers and prospective customers
  • Develop and implement quality control programs
  • Establish project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards within boundaries of company policies and contract specifications 


  • A University Degree  in Electrical or Civil Engineering or equivalent trade experience
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in utility operations and estimating
  • A minimum of five years of management experience in a unionized environment
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • High degree of professionalism and integrity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and comprehend applicable financial statements
  • Ability to travel within Canada
  • Bilingualism would be considered a strong asset
  • In certain cases, extensive experience in the utility industry may substitute for post-secondary education requirements
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