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Assistant Manager, Construction

Requisition ID:  20024

Chatham-Kent, ON, CA

Work experience:  Management
Type of position:  Full-Time


Vestas Factory

Assistant Manager, Construction 
CA, Bow Island, AB | Management | Full-Time | ID: 20024

At Vestas, we live our company values of Accountability, Collaboration, Simplicity, and Passion. In a dynamic and evolving industry, we change quickly to meet the needs of our customers. Our passion is to preserve the environment through sustainable energy solutions. If this aligns with your values and passion, we want to hear from you!


Sales / SBU AME / Construction

The Assistant Manager, Construction is responsible for the overall leadership, management, and achievement of the personnel, equipment, and subcontractors required to install wind turbine generator facilities. The Assistant Construction Manager will effectively meet and exceed key goals & performance in the areas of safety & behavior, execution, team alignment/engagement/motivation, customer loyalty, and financial performance. They will Maintain a highly effective team that is focused on continuous improvement and achieving high-level results. Achievement is measured against Key Performance Indicators, organizational goals/initiatives, team motivation/performance, and meeting customer commitments.



  • Implement safety practices and protocol at the site level in alignment with organizational standards

  • Ensure safety procedures are followed and the work site is safe for all employees, customers, subcontractors, and the public.

  • Advocate for the journey to an incident, injury and illness free culture and environment; maintain a close partnership with the Health, Safety, and Environment department

  • Monitor project schedule, ensuring project milestones and deadlines are met 

  • Establish and maintain highly effective relationships with the customer, BOP Contractor, and internal partners; pursue “ambassador” status with their customer(s) and a site that is focused on customer loyalty

  • Understand the wind turbine technology including how to install, commission, and operate a wind turbine to improve efficient cost-effective team models that improve customer satisfaction

  • Responsible for developing and implementing the project execution budget including improving operational efficiency (lowers cost/MWH)

  • Establish the most effective and efficient staffing model to meet operational goals

  • Handle costs that impact the bottom line; implement initiatives that improve efficiency and effectiveness; responsible for liquidated damages mitigation 

  • Ensure site data is updated and processed promptly in the appropriate information systems for reporting and tracking purposes including a summary of construction progress

  • Responsible for accurate documentation for billing and providing support for efficient accounts receivable

  • Inspect work during construction to ensure compliance with plans and specifications to ensure quality standards are met.

  • Responsible for the management, effectiveness, and efficiency of site assets (vehicles, equipment, tools, office, etc.)

  • Represent Vestas' core values and promote high standards of performance

  • Coach, mentor and develop Assistant Construction Managers, Lead Technicians, Field Support Coordinators, QSE Professionals, and Technicians

  • Anticipate, monitor, and meet the needs of customers and properly respond to them. Demonstrate a personal commitment to identify customers' apparent and underlying needs and continually seek and provide the highest quality service and product to all customers

  • Communicate Vestas’ vision in ways that gain the support of others; mentor, motivate and guide others toward goals

  • Adjust planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and complex priorities in a changing environment

  • Accept responsibility for own actions and decisions and demonstrate commitment to accomplish work in an ethical, efficient cost-effectiveective manner

  • Responsible for understanding and fulfilling Vestas' contractual responsibilities and deliverables.



  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or equivalent a preference

  • 1-2 years of experience as construction or project manager, project lead, or other management experience, for example in a related service, industrial or manufacturing setting 

  • Technical background required, especially in Substation, electrical instrumentation, hydraulic or rotating heavy equipment. Effective knowledge of technical drawings and schematics. Ability to understand and utilize detailed technical information to solve complex problems 

  • Professional knowledge of safety procedures and management 

  • Professional leadership skills. Proven ability in coaching, mentoring, motivating, and developing employees to achieve a highly aligned, motivated, and engaged team 

  • Effective change and conflict management. Proven decision-making ability with balanced risk-taking. Ability to apply expertise to get results 

  • Proven continuous improvement and quality methodology skills including root cause analysis / closed-loop corrective action and Lean concepts. Proven issue resolution and structured problem-solving methodology. Directs improvement in existing products and services to better meet customer needs 

  • Previous budgeting, cost management, and scheduling experience. Background in business fundamentals and solid business financial knowledge is a preference

  • Professional PC skills (MS Office) required MS Office – Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Primavera Project Management preferred. SAP knowledge is a preference  

  • Ability to hold Vestas' internal certification in required safety programs that include LOTO, Electrical, Fall Arrest & High Angle Emergency Descent, and Confined Space. 



  • Will be able to travel and work directly from a construction site

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English.

  • Regular and trusted attendance

  • Ability to interact frequently with others in a professional, courteous manner

  • Ability to effectively coordinate a team

  • Is able to wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the duration of the task

  • Is able to possess a valid driver's license


What we offer
As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry.  Among the many amenities, we offer healthcare; dental; vision; flex time off (FTO) policy; generous RRSP plan; tuition assistance; and much more.

It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.


Additional Information

The position is a full-time travel position on Wind Turbine Construction sites with 100% travel.

This position is located in Canada

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About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with +136 GW of wind turbines in 84 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and +117 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and tap into wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 29,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.