QM Environmental is one of Canada's largest full-service national civil and environmental remediation firms. Always committed to health, safety and the environment, along with our highly trained and qualified personnel QM LP has developed a robust network of suppliers, sub-contractors, consultants, First Nations partners and other strategic partners.
Together we are able to meet the diverse needs of our clients across the country, offering everything from specialized services to large, complex end-to-end solutions.
QM’s four business lines include Demolition and Decommissioning, Hazardous Materials Abatement, Environmental Remediation including Civil Earthworks, and Emergency Management & Environmental Response Services.
We have an immediate opening in our Special Projects team. You will specifically work for the next 8 to 18 months on one of the premiere environmental restoration projects in North America, preparing you for many more such projects with the QM team in the future.
You will be front and centre remediating toxic and hazardous substances in our soil, water and air, enabling re-development and / or ecosystem restoration.
This is an Operations role, responsible for assisting the Project Manager with projects from start to finish, ensuring that projects are completed according to the schedule, contract specification and budget.
Reporting directly to existing Project Managers, QM Project Coordinators act as Deputy Project Managers , advancing into Project Management and Business Leadership positions.
A unique, advanced Project Coordinator position is currently open in Toronto on one of Canada’s highest profile environmental remediation projects.
This specific Project Coordinator position has unique responsibilities for creating and updating complicated interdependent, resource-loaded CPM schedules in Microsoft Project and conducting cost modelling / estimation in Microsoft Excel.
You will also generally support multiple on-site teams, using your skills and expertise to solve problems and improve performance on a daily basis.
Project Management Support
Focus on project management support for the team, to ensure deliverables are met and client requirements are sourced in a timely and professional manner
Plan and prepare construction schedules and milestones and monitor progress against established schedules
Resource load construction schedules and produce resourcing histograms
Prepare contracts for consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors
Obtain supplier quotes
Prepare and manage purchase orders
Assist Project Manager with compiling and documenting progress billings for clients
Extract / summarise and file email correspondence
Attend site walks, walk-throughs, inspections and meetings
Attend project management meetings- Complete, distribute and file minutes of meetings
Compile and maintain project summary sheets
Maintain project photo logs
Assist in the preparation of estimates to complete
Calculate and monitor key performance criteria, such as earned value, schedule performance index and cost performance index
Follow up with subcontractors and subordinate staff to ensure work is being completed
Provide training and support to superintendents and other staff on field data entry
Project administration and project management during overload
Search for and distribute bid opportunities
Assist with the preparation of proposals, expressions of interest and prequalification packages
Obtain business license for job location
Prepare all field packages for Superintendents
Prepare contracts and additions to contractual agreements with consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors
Prepare and update operational plans
Prepare and update contract submittals
Maintain current logs of submittals, RFIs, Work Instructions, Supplemental Information, Contemplated Change Notices, Change Orders and similar project management documentation
Assist in tracking / assigning / documenting costs per task and change order
Assemble invoice back-up
File copy of signed contract for audit requirements
Update standard project checklist
Obtain Certificates of Insurance
Obtain project numbers / create files
Health and Safety
Read, understand and follow Corporate Health and Safety Program, Policy and Procedures
Ensure health and safety is considered in the performance of all activities
Support local Health and Safety Coordinators, as required
Carry out health and safety inspections and hazard IDs
Participate in ongoing industry training to ensure "best practices"
Bring new solutions and opportunities to the attention of the Project Manager
Work with Project Managers, Superintendents and technical experts to continuously improve health & safety, schedule performance and cost performance
Other duties, as required
Project Coordinators are the next generation of QM Project Managers and are regularly assigned stretch assignments to build their capacity and enable their promotion.
B.Sc. / B.Eng. in applied science, engineering or construction management, or equivalent combination of education and relevant on-the-job experience
Degree work in civil, chemical, environmental, mining or geotechnical engineering preferred.
Direct experience in preparing construction estimates
At least two years cumulative real-world experience in construction management with responsibility for resource allocation, project management and contract administration
A basic understanding of Federal and Ontario environmental protection and health & safety legislation, standards, and guidelines
A basic understanding of earthworks and / or environmental remediation and landfill construction, including heavy equipment selection and production estimates
A good understanding of tender and construction management processes, Canadian construction law, and related contractual conditions
An excellent understanding of project management best practices and tools, including a high level of expertise with Microsoft Project, Excel and Word
Knowledge and experience with Trimble Business Center, Civil3D, Leapfrog, and / or Microsoft Dynamics / Microsoft Dynamics NAV is not required, but an asset
Able to analyze and evaluate contaminated sites problems and to plan multi-disciplinary teams of technical and field operations personnel and external consultants to execute remediation solutions
Able to plan ahead, anticipate problems and pre-empt them
Able to communicate project risks effectively with Project Managers and Regional Manager
Demonstrates exceptional organization and communication skills to highlight project’s risks or opportunities to Project Manager or Regional Manager
Takes initiative and has good work ethic
Ability to multitask
Ability to manage all personality types
Ability to work with individuals at all levels
Appreciates a challenge
Likes earthworks and heavy construction
Deductive and decisive
Keeps a level head and positive attitude in stressful situations
Has effective interpersonal relations
Shows excellent time management skills
Is a self-starter and self-motivated
Demonstrates diligence and self-checking
Displays exceptional customer service abilities
Majority of time will be spent on job sites
Travel will be required
Use of specialized PPE, including half or full-faced respirator, may be required (training provided)
Work is often intermittently outdoors from the relevant field office / field trailer, and is often exposed to weather (dress appropriately)
Hours can be long, between 10 12 hours per day based on project and client requirements
QM offers competitive wages, plus an excellent benefits and matching RRSP plan.
Committed to both employment equity and providing barrier-free and accessible employment, QM Environmental welcomes and encourages applications from Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, and women.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process as well as part of employment with QM Environmental.
To apply, please submit your resume with a cover letter outlining your qualifications and compensation requirements to : careers QMenv.
com .The title and location of the position you are applying for must be included in the subject line of the email.