Mechanical & Electrical Manager - Calgary


Calgary, AB, CA

Graham is an employee-owned construction solutions partner that services the buildings, industrial, infrastructure, water and project finance sectors. We deliver lasting value for our clients through meticulous planning and scheduling, while upholding rigorous safety and quality standards. With offices throughout North America, our passionate and knowledgeable teams deliver projects that enable communities to thrive and people to live, work, move and grow in a rapidly changing world. With over nine decades of experience, Graham has the resources, capacity and expertise to undertake projects of every scope, scale and complexity. Join our team to deliver a better tomorrow.

We are seeking top-tier talent to join our Buildings division and deliver innovative projects in the healthcare, education, hospitality, recreational, entertainment, retail, commercial office, mixed-use, multi-family residential and light industrial sectors. As a member of this collaborative team, you can expect a safe, diverse and inclusive environment, and on-going learning and career development opportunities.


About the role:


Reporting to the M&E Director, the M&E Manager works within our Shared Services group providing their expertise across the business in challenging, complex projects. You will maintain compliance to the contract, and have a strong understanding of the strategic deliverables on a project. Being an integral part of the team you will provide support from project pursuits through to project execution and handover. Utilizing and developing your trade relationships will be integral to the success of the team/projects, ensuring project strategies are clearly outlined, adhered to and met, and are conducted in accordance with Graham process while at the same time ensuring that all works are completed safely, on budget, and on time.


As an M&E Manager at Graham, you will:


  • Review RFQ / RFP or bid / tender documentation to make or allow recommendations to be made to (line) management in regards to submitting qualifications and proposals
  • Conduct Prime Contract reviews to identify contract and commercial risks / opportunities which need to be considered and addressed within the bid and ensure bid submissions are compliant
  • Support in liaising with Legal, Risk Management, etc. when reviewing bid documentation, subcontracts, including NDAs and contractual and insurance matters
  • Support the project team with the preparation, negotiation, and approval of all Prime Contract and sub-trade change order requests, ensuring that change order request tracking is up to date and complete, and that the schedule impact of the changes are included
  • Support the project team during the subcontracting process, which includes facilitating initial scope review meetings, finalizing agreed processes, developing subcontract scopes of work, and managing the subcontract distribution and final execution process including buy-out
  • Support the preparation of claims, including defining contractual entitlement, and ensuring that the required level of substantiation and quantification is provided in order to achieve the objective of the claim
  • Support the defense of claims arising from the Graham supply chain, refute contractual entitlement (if applicable), and fairly evaluate claims to ensure that the required level of substantiation and quantification is provided
  • Ensure that a formal risk-management process is implemented on each project, including maintaining the package-specific project risk and opportunities register with monthly updates, and mitigating risks throughout the project’s lifecycle
  • Support the project’s profitability and financial schedule, ensuring reports are accurately provided keeping management informed of the financial status of the project and its likely outcome
  • Support the project team with the requirements for contract close-out to achieve formal project acceptance
  • Assume full accountability for the MEIT elements on the project / complete the relevant obligations of the deliverables as pre-agreed
  • Oversee MEIT team performance measurement metrics, development of team, and succession planning, through the Graham PMP process
  • Produce the Commissioning Plan for each project and ensure the plan is monitored and managed to a successful outcome
  • Assist in the input of regular status reports for management and project steering committees (as applicable), detailing the status of the project and recommending actions to be taken
  • Have accountability up to an MEIT operating value up to and exceeding $60M
  • Ensure the packages are administered according to company procedures and that all client change is identified, change orders are raised for authorization, contractor pricing is received and reviewed, and that system workflows are enabled to have complete visibility of the account, including accurate forecasts
  • Maintain an understanding of the terms and conditions to which the contractors are appointed
  • Ensure that contractual issues are mitigated or escalate as appropriate prior to them becoming an impact to the project performance
  • Build effective relationships with customers, design team, subcontractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support Graham core values
  • Attend and / or facilitate regular specific progress meetings and assist the project team where required
  • Lead, promote, and maintain a positive safety culture within the team, without compromise, by monitoring and measuring HSE goals and expectations using KPIs
  • Ensure responsibility for own health and safety, and that of other workers, visitors to the site(s), the community, and the environment in line with client requirements, Occupational Health and Safety regulations, and all applicable government laws and regulations
  • Review the Field Surveillance Reports and initiate NCRs based on analysis and severity of findings
  • Communicate and represent highly technical aspects to a variety of audiences and to the client across multiple facets of the MEIT spectrum confidently


Education/ Qualifications:


  • Completion of a Technical Diploma or Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management or related is required, or specific trade experience.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a Mechanical or Electrical specialization, within Commercial building projects.
  • Experience with Design-Build projects is an asset
  • Experience managing large subcontractors.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Primavera P6 software.
  • This role is primarily site-based, though frequent travel may be required.
  • The incumbent may need to relocate to other geographic office/site work locations, if necessary.


If this sounds like you, then Graham may be the right fit. Apply today.

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

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The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

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