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Senior Construction Manager, Mechanical Division

Website Ashton Plumbing & Air

We are currently hiring for Senior Construction Manager, Mechanical Division! If you have 10 years mechanical contracting experience and have experience in all facets of Construction Management, we would love to hear from you!

Full Job Description

We are experiencing unprecedented growth at Ashton Mechanical Group and have an immediate opening for a Senior Construction Manager. If you possess the drive and determination to help expand our Mechanical Construction Division, we want to hear from you. The Senior Construction Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations, and the financial well-being of projects. Responsible for overseeing our estimating and project management teams this senior manager serves in a hands-on role in every aspect of construction management, including creating and managing budgets and working directly with the VP of Operations to ensure projects meet expectations. This is a permanent, full-time position reporting directing to the VP of Operations.

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Compensation & Perks

  • Competitive salary based on skills and experience
  • Incentive and bonus plans
  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start
  • Extended health and dental benefits
  • 5% RRSP matching available after 1 year of employment
  • Paid training to support continuous growth and to encourage promotion and advancement within the company
  • Company insurance for personal tools
  • Work anniversary gift & birthday gift
  • Pancake and food truck breakfasts, BBQ lunches
  • Company sponsored team building events including weekend fishing trips, baseball games, golf tournaments, go karting, paintball, mani-pedis, and an annual Christmas party.
  • Dog friendly office – yes you can bring Fido!

About Ashton Mechanical Group

Ashton Mechanical Group is a leader provider of Mechanical Services and Contracting. Our professional teams work throughout the Lower Mainland providing heating, air conditioning, ventilation, mechanical systems service, maintenance, and new construction. Celebrating more than 35+ years in business, Ashton has built a successful and reputable brand through reliable service, quality workmanship, and a commitment to customer satisfaction.

Our Construction Division specializes in industrial, commercial, and institutional new construction projects valued between $2-10 million. We have projects all over the Lower Mainland and we pride ourselves in innovation and collaboration. We strive for excellence, and we welcome a committed leader to uphold our standards. To learn more about our story and who we are, please visit: https://www.ashtonmechanical.ca/

To learn more about who we are check out our website: https://www.ashtonmechanical.ca/


The Mechanical Construction Manager oversees all ICI mechanical projects from conception to completion. The overarching responsibilities are to provide leadership, direct employees, oversee bids and estimating, and manage costs while ensuring profitability.

Estimating and Project Management

  • Perform pre-tender site walkthroughs; review bid docs, plans, specifications, and drawings to ensure accurate take-offs and pricing
  • Deliver on promises and execute projects in a cost-effective and timely manner, without compromising quality
  • Manage schedules, material, labour, and expectations
  • Conduct progress and performance evaluations through the cycle of the project, report weekly to Senior Management team


  • Manage daily operations of the Construction Division, including field staff, estimators, and project managers
  • Actively recruit top talent from the industry; look for self-starters and promote accordingly
  • Follow policies for new hires, manage turnover, and ensure labour forecasting is managed to avoid layoffs
  • Nurture relationships with staff, resolve disputes promptly; employee retention is critical at Ashton
  • Commit to 20% growth in revenue year over year

Budget and Cost Control

  • Perform job cost analyses, and report on issues well in advance
  • Work with the Controller on monitoring and reporting on project costs to establish percentage of completion
  • Complete projection reports, report to Senior Management team
  • Manage profitability of all projects, as well as the department at large


  • Prepare, track, and control all project schedules with your PM/Superintendent team. Use Gantt style or other similar and effective planning tools
  • Communicate pivotal dates and deadlines to Construction team, Senior Management team, and Clients
  • Eliminate downtime with field staff by avoiding poor planning and underutilization of resources

Health & Safety

  • Adhere to the company Occupation Health and Safety Policies
  • Reduce lost time incidents
  • Ensure all new and existing staff receive proper OH&S training
  • Maintain knowledge of knowledge of provincial OH&S guidelines for the Construction industry

Quality, Performance, & Completion

  • Review and monitor project documentation including change orders, site instructions, engineer/General Contractor (GC) field review reports, deficiency lists, purchase orders, etc.
  • Perform site visits when required including attending project site meetings, consultant walkthrough, permit inspections, etc.
  • Work on project closeout activities including monitoring deficiency lists, Operations and Maintenance (OM) Manuals, substantial completion walkthroughs, field project warranty requests, etc.
  • Perform quarterly/annual reviews, create training and development plans and overse all disciplinary actions
  • Evaluate work performed, address variances in quality and seek feedback from clients

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years mechanical contracting experience
  • Experienced in all facets of Construction Management, including but not limited to estimating, contracts, scheduling, job costing, financing reporting, and business development
  • Post secondary degree in construction management, engineering, business, or a combination of relevant education and experience
  • Expert in full cycle Industrial Construction projects from conception to completion
  • Journeyman Trade Certification in an related field is an asset, but not required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficiency in MS Projects and Procore
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • Ability to work independently and to make decisions using sound judgement
  • Knowledge of Worksafe BC Legislation
  • Experience managing $15M-$25M/year
  • Must be growth minded and able to thrive in a leadership role

Job Type: Full-time


  • Company car
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Profit sharing
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay


  • Canadian Residency or Valid Canadian Work Permit (required)
  • Red Seal in plumbing or another related trade (preferred)

Work Location: On the road

Application deadline: 2023-03-12

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