Black & McDonald Limited Department Manager Full Time in Winnipeg, MB

Black & McDonald Limited

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Department Manager
Winnipeg, MB

Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors….

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Black & McDonald Limited is actively seeking a Department Manager located in the Winnipeg, Manitoba. This position typically reports directly to the Division Manager and is responsible for managing the department operations in its totality including, but not limited to, safety compliance, people and resources, estimating, sales, project execution, profit/loss outcomes, and ultimately the project managers’ and/or superintendents’ performance in their project budget, schedule, general performance, and profitability.


  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate projects for the Manitoba Utilities Division from start to finish, and in accordance with schedule, specifications, and budget.
  • Oversee and/or prepare project estimates, final bids, and proposal submissions
  • Plan and prepare schedules and milestones and monitor progress against established schedules
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors
  • Adherence to and implementation of health, safety, environment policies and programs and quality control programs
  • Represent company on matters such as business services and union contracts negotiation
  • Prepare progress reports and issue progress schedules to clients
  • Direct the purchase of supplies and materials
  • Oversee department financial performance, i.e. accounts receivables, work in progress, and budget
  • Hire and supervise the activities of subcontractors and subordinate staff

Desired Skills & Experience
Job Skills
Education & Skill Requirements

  • ​Technical diploma or engineering degree, and/or equivalent trade experience and knowledge
  • Several years experience as a supervisor or senior project manager
  • Proven skills in scheduling, planning, and execution
  • Contract management

Competency Requirements (Expert to Strategic Leader Level)

  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others
  • Coaches and Develops
  • Maximizes Business Performance and Team Effectiveness
  • Strategic Perspective​

Company Description
In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder’s principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada, US and Bermuda. ​The company has over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices.

Additional Information

Job Type:
Full Time

Job Experience:
Department Manager

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-06
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