Vice President & Divisional Manager – Canada Operations

Leading North American Infrastructure Contractor
11th May 2023
Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Sean Rowlands
Job Reference
+44 (0) 113 487 9300
Highly Competitive Salary & Outstanding Benefits


Company Overview

Our client is a leading North American Infrastructure Contractor that develop innovative solutions to build landmark projects including roads, bridges, rail, airports, dams, water, industrial and underground infrastructure for both public and private clients. They are consistently ranked in the top 50 contractors, the top 10 bridge contractors and the top 10 highway contractors by Engineering News-Record.


Position Overview

TS Grale have been retained to deliver a confidential search for a Vice President of Canada Operations. Reporting directly to Executive Vice President, this position is a key member of the senior executive team and has profit, loss and operations management responsibility for business development, pursuits, estimating, proposals, engineering, procurement, and construction operations within the heavy-civil construction industry.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing an aggressive growth plan and various business strategies within the Division. This position requires an outstanding leader with a unique set of business, financial management, project management, operations and people development experience to meet projected growth, revenue and profit figures. The successful individual will possess the ability to identify and create strategic teams internally and through strategic partnerships in order to successfully pursue and evaluate projects.


Essential Experience

  • Minimum of 15 years of construction experience, including both field project management and construction management.
  • Significant project management experience ranging from $5M to $500M.
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, including planning, financial performance (profit/loss), schedule, and safety.
  • Recognized as an industry leader with a strong client focus and an extensive network of industry contacts and resources.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to closely manage client relationships with finesse and provide conflict resolution as needed.
  • Proven leadership skills with demonstrated successful experience managing staff organizations, inspiring a team, and overseeing talent acquisition, talent management and talent development.
  • Demonstrated success in leading an organization through change.
  • Proven ability to provide timely and accurate information to the senior management team and to be a knowledgeable and effective advisor to the division president and corporate leadership team.
  • Must have a personal commitment to organizational excellence, displaying honesty, integrity, and a strong sense of ethics in all decisions and actions.
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills with exceptional interpersonal skills at all levels.
  • Proven business development skills including a strong network of contacts and the ability to build long term relationships.
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