Senior Project Manager - Buildings


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V5Y 1V4

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 Operations Manager or Construction Manager, the Senior Project Manager is accountable for providing project management and direction for a project, ensuring timely completion and profitability for all projects. The individual is involved in project planning and start-up, project financials, project pre-construction, project execution and close-out, and HSE and Q, and maintains a relentless focus on meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations. 


As a Senior Project Manager at Graham, you will:


  • Ensure the successful completion of the project, its profitability, and for retaining the owner as a continuing client of the Graham
  • Establish project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards within the boundaries of corporate policy
  • Ensure that the project is constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule
  • Contribute as appropriate to the pre-award process by determining project scope, planning and estimating
  • Monitor/control construction progress through administrative direction of on-site project personnel to ensure project is built on schedule and within budget
  • Investigate potentially serious situations and implements corrective measures
  • Manage financial aspects of contracts to protect the company’s interests and maintains good relationships with client
  • Provide overall administrative and technical direction to projects, from bid preparation to final acceptance by client, by ensuring that the project is constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule
  • Assist, review and negotiate contracts; liaises with legal counsel as appropriate in conjunction with Department Manager
  • Develop, recommend and implement the project plan after the project is awarded.
  • Assemble key personnel for the project 
  • Select subcontractors for projects
  • Monitor and control progress, costs and budgets throughout the project
  • Advise the Department Manager on project status and results in a timely fashion
  • Resolve disputes between the Company and Owner, or Company and subcontractors when possible prior to Department Manager’s involvement
  • Identify required and optional changes in project scope; negotiates change orders with the owner
  • Ensure that project staff understands the Company’s operating policies and practices, and applies these policies appropriately
  • Hire, coach/mentor, provide direction and review the performance of personnel reporting directly to the Senior Project Manager
  • Maintain safety standards in all aspects of each project


Qualifications & Experience:


  • Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business, or a related field is required.
  • 10-15 years of direct construction project management experience required. Depending upon the project size, scope, and complexity, the years of experience may vary.
  • Solid technical proficiency in project KPIs and the three core areas of Estimating, Field Management, and Project Management.
  • Ability to make recommendations and take action based on technical proficiency.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Proficiency in using scheduling and project management software.




  • $127,200-$174,900 per annum
  • Salary will commensurate with education and experience.


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.

No unsolicited resumes or phone inquiries from agencies, thank you.


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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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