• Location: Richmond, British Columbia
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #9705
  • Salary: CA$178,000.00

Matchbox Consulting Group is searching for a Project Director for a well-respected builder in the Canadian construction industry focused on growth, diversification, and profitability.
Reporting to the Vice President & District Manager, the Project Director will be responsible for a large project portfolio during the pre-construction, delivery and close out phases. This will include successful administration of contracts with clients, consultants, subcontractors, and suppliers and will include the commercial functions of procurement, subcontract administration and payment, claims and claims management, design build contract issues, commercial reporting, and cost control.


  • Provide leadership and direction to technical/project managers related to contract management issues with clients, partners, contractors, and engineering consultants in terms of planning, resource allocation, internal budgeting, and scheduling of project mandates.
  • Ensure successful project delivery by analyzing and monitoring project performance metrics, performing cost/benefit analysis, scheduling and driving performance management-based outcomes while using best practices in contract management.
  • Coordinate, review and lead quarterly P & L reporting across all projects. Review and prepare with each Project team prior to reporting at Executive level.
  • With support with of legal and finance groups, initiate continuous improvement in contract management processes during pursuit and project delivery leading to increased internal stakeholder engagement.
  • Develop and manage contract amendments and change orders procedures to track costs, scope and schedule changes resulting in the successful delivery of projects.  Provide oversight in the negotiation of changes in compliance with corporate target metrics. 
  • Support proposal development and project execution teams by reviewing commercial and contractual issues to ensure risk management and claims avoidance policies align with business objectives and corporate policies. This includes teaming agreements, joint venture agreements, partnership agreements, service agreements, NDAs, RFPs, heads of terms, subcontracts, purchase orders, surety requirements, licenses etc.
  • Providing guidance and support to the estimating group when issuing bid packages and awarding construction and service contracts thereby decreasing costs for rework or schedule delays during execution.
  • Implement a consistent approach to risk management across all projects and ensure key issues and mitigating measures are captured in project reporting.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with clients, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Liaise with other teams to develop Company wide best practices and policies.


  • Undergraduate degree in construction management or quantity surveying.
  • 12+ years commercial leadership experience in the construction industry.
  • Must have previously operated at senior executive level on major projects or as a director in a large construction company.
  • Professional Membership (CIQS or RICS) preferred.
  • Experience in all forms of Contract delivery.

Essential Functions

  • Thorough knowledge of contract language and legal requirements of contracts.
  • Sound understanding of contractual, commercial, and financial functions on major building projects.
  • Able to provide commercial direction and support to all district staff.
  • Command the respect of the Executive leadership on commercial matters.
  • Advise on commercial strategy for successful project execution.
  • Be a team player with a ‘can do’ approach.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proven commercial management ability at executive level.
  • Ability to blend and operate in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent people and leadership skills.
  • Excellent financial and numeracy management skills.
  • Ability to inspire trust in difficult situations by instilling confidence and engaging people on matters that affect them.
  • Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time demands of unpredictable activities. capable of handling pressure and challenges.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and prioritization of work to achieve them.
  • Strong commercial management, organizational and investigative skills.
  • Strong critical thinking, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to simplify complex concepts.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals. ability to work in challenging, fast paced environment.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills at multiple levels.
About Our Client

Safety, sustainability, collaboration, and integrity are core company values that encourage innovation and make a lasting difference in meeting the goals of our stakeholders and the communities in which they operate. They strongly support and encourage employees to get involved and give back in their local communities. They expect their employees to bring their best to work every day and in return, management recognizes and rewards employees for their valued contribution through competitive compensation, robust benefits, health and wellness programs, and learning development opportunities.

Who We They?

They have proudly served the Canadian construction industry for over 100 years. Their rich history demonstrates their reach and diversity as an integrated, full-service organization serving the commercial and industrial markets. They deliver confidence through a client-centered approach that ensures the highest quality of service, reduces risk, and delivers results.

Headquartered in downtown Vancouver and serving clients nationally, MatchBox is a recruitment and solutions firm that specializes in the fields of Real Estate & Construction, Information Technology, Engineering & Technical and Accounting & Finance.
We offer unrivaled expertise with a team that has many years of experience in the recruitment and professional services industry. Our recruitment consultants work in specific vertical markets and our passion is building great connections, creating strong opportunities, and delivering that perfect match.
For additional opportunities, please visit us at http://www.matchboxhr.com and FOLLOW MatchBox on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/matchbox-recruitmen

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