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Manager, Construction

Requisition ID:  27497

Edmonton, AB, CA

Work experience:  Management
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Function: 

Vestas Factory


  • Coordinate, supervise and develop the Construction Management team (approximately 10 - 12 employees) to maximize performance; create and build team environment while providing direction, knowledge and support with prioritization of work and allocation of resources as needed
  • Implement safety practices and protocol at the site level in alignment with organizational standards
  • Ensure safety procedures are followed and the worksite 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 in order to guide 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
  • Monitor 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 in a timely manner 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 advocate for high standards of performance
  • Anticipate, monitor, and meet the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate manner. Demonstrate a personal commitment to identify customers' apparent and underlying needs and continually seeks to 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, and cost-effective manner
  • Responsible for understanding and fulfilling Vestas' contractual responsibilities and deliverables.


  • 5-10 years of experience with proven effective operations leadership as construction or project manager, project lead, or other management experience, For example within the wind or power industry. 
  • 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
  • Experience with 3rd party negotiations and claim handling
  • Professional interpersonal skills
  • 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. Brings about 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 computer skills (MS Office) required MS Office - Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Flexibility related to workplaces (extensive travel to be expected)


  • Able to travel and work directly from a construction site
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • Regular and committed attendance
  • Ability to interact frequently with others in a professional, courteous manner
  • Ability to effectively supervise a team
  • Able to wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the duration of the task
  • Able to possess a valid driver's license

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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the 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. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.