Project Manager - Environmental Services - Water Solutions - Richmond, BC


British Columbia, Canada

Tervita is a leading environmental solutions provider. Our integrated earth, water, waste and resource solutions deliver safe and efficient results through all phases of a project by minimizing impact, maximizing returns.™ Our dedicated employees are trusted sustainability partners to oil and gas, construction, mining, government and communities. Safety is our highest priority: it influences our actions and shapes our culture.

Why Work for Tervita?

  • Competitive wages and comprehensive benefit plan
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Industry - leading experience
  • A culture that puts safety first

Position Summary:

The Project Manager, Environmental Services within the Water Solutions department is responsible for overseeing all aspects of assigned projects relating to water treatment applications within Tervita’s service offerings. Responsibilities include but not limited to, cost estimating, proposal preparation, contract negotiation, initiating projects, health and safety performance, monitoring and controlling project execution, documentation, communications, profitability and invoicing. The Project Manager has the authority, and responsibility for managing a project to achieve the objectives or the project, and the overall business unit. Typical contracts range from $50,000 to $5,000,000. This position acts as customer liaison, and will allow for personal training to support business development and service offering innovation.  

Tervita offers very competitive compensation, benefits and RRSP matching, with benefits starting immediately. This position offers the opportunity for career growth in the environmental industry, and room for advancement into business management roles within Tevita.

Key Requirements and Responsibilities:


  • The Project Manager leads project teams in execution and implementation of all Tervita safety policies and procedures, Client requirements and government regulations.
  • Coordinates and communicates effectively with the Tervita safety department.


  • Possess experience in mobile water treatment technologies, or fixed facility water treatment technologies, commonly used in commercial and industrial applications.
    • Experience with Canadian water treatment applications preferred.
    • Specific experience with contaminated sites would be an asset. 
  • Utilizes production reports to benchmark efficiency and effectiveness of project activities.
  • Evaluates results and makes recommendations to improve project performance.
  • Should have a good understanding of Canadian environmental regulations and permitting processes, particularly British Columbia.

Estimating and Bidding

  • Leads in the preparation of complex estimates in Hard Dollar or similar software, and lead the bid review process by:
    • Lead bid review meetings with stakeholders and manage action items within required timelines.
    • Generate required proposal content, review proposal submissions, ensure submissions are on time.
  • Follow up potential clients after bids are submitted, responding to questions.

Project Planning, Scheduling and Procurement

  • Leads in planning and project execution activities, for projects
  • Works with Project teams to create and update project schedule to show timeline of project
  • Define clear, measurable and attainable project objectives, with realistic deadlines
  • Overseeing work with Superintendent and Technicians to ensure project tasks are completed on time.
  • Promptly respond to requests, questions or concerns from project team members and work collaboratively to resolve.
  • Direct Project teams or Procurement to solicit quotations from sub-contractors and suppliers, or obtain quotations directly.
  • Direct the creation purchase orders and monitor accurate receipt of goods and services against the purchase orders.

Project Execution

  • Direct and manage project work from start to finish according to schedule, specifications and budget.
  • Take part in project kick-off meetings where possible, and follow up with regular site visits
  • Responsible for contract administration and ensuring project is being managed in according to the terms and conditions of the contract.
  • Work with project finance team for financial requirements, cost tracking and billing.
  • Review and approve invoices in financial software with the assistance of the finance team and send invoices to the client as per client requirements.
  • Develop monthly reports to accurately reflect project finances at required intervals.   
  • Attend client / consultant meetings as requested.
  • Identify changes and where required negotiate change orders.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction through the execution of projects.

Project Reporting and Cost Tracking

  • Leads the Reviews of project reporting in People Soft to ensure proper coding and cost allocation, on projects.
  • Responsible for progress invoicing and collection of receivables across multiple concurrent projects of varying scope and magnitude.
  • Leads one or more project teams in the review of the project's metrics, cost, and schedule with project staff as the project proceeds on a weekly basis.
  • Daily reviews and approves all timesheets in Field Data Time Capture (FDTC) and Time & Labour (T&L), or equivalent software.
  • Use reporting from People Soft or similar software for cost tracking measures to review historic cost data and ensure accuracy.

Risk Management

  • Leads one or more project teams in the identification of risk based on contracts as well as site specific conditions.
  • Responsible for the communication of project risk and mitigation strategies back to Management and Corporate Support Areas such as Safety, Legal and Quality.
  • Implements corporate risk audit strategy on site and supervises the execution of risk audits.

Business Development

  • Develop relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Meet with clients and prospective customers, understand their needs and wherever possible identify solutions to solve their problems.
  • Maintain an understanding of what is happening in the local environmental industry.
  • Coordinate and communicate effectively with internal Business Development and Sales teams.

People Management, Interpersonal Skills

  • Work with, coach and mentor other members of the Project team and promptly resolve issues that negatively impacting the team’s productivity.
  • Manage the performance and support the development of direct reports (if applicable) as well as provide information and feedback to leadership for project staff.
  • Possess values aligned with Tervita’s Core Values; Life, Accountability, Excellence and Collaboration.
  • Be a strong team player who contributes proactively and provides leadership.
  • Demonstrates self-confidence and interpersonal flexibility, initiative, perseverance and integrity.
  • Possess the ability to lead and manage small to large size project groups.
  • Effective communicator able to present, in a persuasive manner, to senior stakeholders both internal and client facing.
  • Ability to develop, nurture and maintain strong relationships with Tervita clients and with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to be work effectively under pressure, meet demanding deadlines and manage changing priorities.          

General Qualifications

  • College diploma or university degree, preferably in an Environmental program and/or Engineering discipline, with 8 years or more environmental-related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Professional Designations preferred (P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Ag, P.Chem PMP, CSAP, EP, etc.)
  • Ability to consistently act as a leader/mentor/role model with respect to Tervita’s Health & Safety Program, on and off the work site.
  • Knowledge and mid-level competency with respect to project management skills, including but not limited to, providing estimates, proposal submissions, scheduling, planning, organizing, directing and budgeting projects from start to finish. 
  • Knowledge and mid-level competency with respect to meeting necessary specifications and contract requirements involved with a project, from start to finish.
  • Knowledge and high-level competency with respect to controlling costs and meeting budget projections.
  • Strong computer skills with ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, Windows and other operational software applications, including the use of mobile devices.
  • Ability to liaison with customers, suppliers, subcontractors and consultants, along with ability to diplomatically resolve any issues and/or concerns that may occur.
  • Ability to be innovative and cost-effective problem-solving strategies, related to project issues.
  • Valid and current Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to travel as required for periods of time.
  • Fit-for-Work each day.

Tervita Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender/sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, the basis of genetic information or any other group protected by Federal or Provincial law or local ordinance.

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