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Advanced Works Manager

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Construction management

Toronto, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  15-20 years
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About SYSTRA Canada


SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, a world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. SYSTRA Canada is an engineering and consulting firm who is dedicated to transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods.


Imagining and implementing the safest, most efficient, and economical tailor-made transport solutions: this is what guides us daily. Thanks to the know-how of our 7500 experts, we are involved in all phases of transport projects: Preliminary and design studies, construction phases, test and commissioning, operation, and maintenance.


Our engineers work with passion to provide people around the world with the opportunity to move freely every day. They are men and women who put all their business expertise and human qualities to work to transform the world through innovative means of transport. Join them and let's invent tomorrow's public transport together.


SYSTRA's ambition is to be the benchmark for transport solutions and an opinion leader in mobility.


Role and responsibilities


The Advanced Works Manager will be responsible for managing and leading the Early and Advanced Works process with Dev Co, the CA, and other Parties, as applicable. Duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:


  • Supporting Metrolinx in procuring and managing the coordination, management and contracting for all Works Contracts
  • Delivering assigned project to budget, schedule, and quality standards
  • Provides overall supervision and project management leadership during the construction phase.
  • Ensure project schedules are developed and implemented so that deliverables are provided in a timely and cost-effective manner to all stakeholders
  • Support and lead (as required) at meetings convened by the Sponsors with the Contractor to review project work schedule
  • Track, monitor and communicate performance against project requirements, quality measures, milestones and KPIs in relevant KRAs
  • Review status reports from project teams/vendors and address issues with program or portfolio impacts as appropriate
  • Implement approved procedures to ensure successful execution of projects
  • Champion of Continuous Improvement, utilizing Lean manufacturing tools, specifically pertaining to changeover, efficiency and costing
  • Drive automation and product efficiency
  • Participate in key decision making, risk analysis and assessments
  • Ensure sustainability is at the heart of Program process and decision making to ensure the right decisions are made now and for the future. 
  • Help identify value engineering savings within the project designs and construction methods. 
  • Facilitate a project environment which is collaborative, inclusive, diverse and celebrates our differences. 
  • Create a high performing culture open to constructive challenge, seeking continual improvement and implementing lessons identified from experience
  • Training and development, mentoring of junior staff




Education: Degree in civil engineering or equivalent (International verifiable credentials acceptable)


Years of experience: •  Minimum twelve (12) years’ experience in delivery and construction of large Rail


Technical competencies:

  • Experience and strong technical knowledge of transit stations and construction in urban areas
  • Experience in construction project management, construction methods, estimating techniques and alternatives, and sub-contractor management
  • Experienced with multi-disciplinary rail and transit projects, and / or complex civil infrastructure projects in brownfield / urban environments with adjacent infrastructure
  • Experience in managing a focused group of SME to foster the “best of breed” ideas


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Experience in meeting schedule expectations and delivering work on time
  • Fluent in English


Employment terms and conditions


Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Toronto – Ontario - Canada

Division: Transit

Reports to: Project Director - Major Projects

Remuneration: According to the profile



This job description is intended to provide an indication of the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions to be carried out as part of fulfilling the role mentioned in the job title. Various other duties will apply as required.

In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.

SYSTRA Canada is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values applications from all and offers employment equity based on the merits and abilities of candidates and personnel.