Operations Manager, Calgary, Primoris Services Corporation

Published 2022-11-25
Expires 2022-12-25
ID #1277897959
Operations Manager, Calgary, Primoris Services Corporation
Canada, Alberta, Calgary,
Published November 25, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Operations manager

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Onquest Canada provides design, engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction supervision for furnace and process plant projects in both greenfield and revamp situations. Onquest has performed successful furnace designs and supplied world-class Direct Fired Heaters, Burner Management Systems, Waste Heat Recovery Units, and associated equipment to premier refiners and petrochemical companies worldwide.


The Operations Manager will be responsible for effectively guiding the development and direction of the company division to maximize growth of revenue, profitability, and promote high quality client satisfaction, while building relationships and ensuring the integration of strategic plans with company operations. 


Continuous involvement in business development efforts, meeting prospective clients, and assessing potential work
Work with prospective subcontractors to establish a relationship prior to bidding and execution
Continuous involvement in bid review meetings: Review construction execution strategies and plansReview clarifications and exclusions to minimize risk when executingWrite execution plans when requiredReview key production and performance factors, project schedule, subcontracting strategies, and supply responsibilitiesProvide feedback to estimating on key indicators with bid to actual comparisonQuestion plans for project parameters to get confidence that issues and concerns have been considered (staffing, labour market, accommodation, shift rotation travel, attrition, environmental issues, zoning, etc.)
Provide direction in setting up jobs inclusive to: Reviewing contract documents to make sure tender conditions are included (price, exclusions), ensure understanding in departmental requirements for quality, controls, and safetyGenerate a control budget from the final estimate, passing to accounting for set-upHire/build an execution teamAssist the project managers as necessary in preliminary mobilizationEnsure companywide involvement and awareness of upcoming project requirements (hold project and facility kick-off meetings)Generate benchmarks and targets for project managers
Provide on-going support to active projects: Show corporate presence to both project team and clients by travelling to project sites when neededLiaise with the client to ensure satisfaction with the Company’s Management TeamMeet with key project personnel to assess job status (safety, quality, productivity)Ensure project controls and reporting are satisfactory to assess performance on a corporate levelEnsure Company resources (labour, materials, equipment, facilities, etc.) are used in the most efficient/cost effective wayMake recommendations for project operations
Assess project staff performance and contribution and identify training needs
Generate cost coding reports and instructions
Work with estimating to implement a consistent method of turning an estimate into a control budget
Create and maintain initiatives to ensure new project managers receive guidance and mentoring and learn company procedures and functions
Collaborate with others within the Management Team to develop improvement initiatives within the organization
Oversee the ISO Quality Management System for continuous improvement of processes and procedures to ensure the quality of products and services meet the company requirements
Other duties as required


Minimum of 30 years’ experience working with direct fired heaters and similar managerial experience
Strong understanding of all aspects of direct fired API 560 heaters and industrial construction, including project management, safety, and quality
Knowledge and understanding of the fired heater safety shutdown systems
Experience with Refractory linings and installation according to API 936
Strong fabrication and construction background and the ability to problem solve during these project stages
Understanding of the technical aspects of the materials and services that are used for the fired heaters and input technical expertise during bid evaluations
Thorough understanding of technical issues related to products and services including but not limited to Instrument and control systems
Effective problem solving and decision skills to enhance the performance of the company, relying heavily on judgement and experience to plan and accomplish goals
Ability to evaluate company operating procedures and continually enhance these for efficiency
Ability to review sales estimates and identify missed scope
Demonstrated leadership at all levels of the organization
Ability to support the sales team for face-to-face technical clarification meetings with the international clients
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Advanced user of Microsoft Excel and planning software

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    An operations manager is key part of a management team and oversees high-level HR duties, such as attracting talent and setting training standards and hiring procedures. They also analyze and improve organizational processes, and work to improve quality, productivity and efficiency. They are sometimes known as a chief operating officer, or COO.

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