Construction Operations Manager – Hydrogen – NS/NL


Dovre Group is pleased to present the following opportunity: Construction Operations Manager – Hydrogen. Our client is currently looking for candidates in Nova Scotia or Newfoundland, Canada.


Job Summary

  • By joining our Client’s Construction group, you will have the ability to develop and enhance your skills in an on-site, hands-on environment. We are committed to providing our construction professionals with expert training, career development, and career advancement to allow for continuous professional development. Our management is committed to the latest advances in technology, above class support and sustainability to bring our clients the best service in safety, quality, and final product. Functions in our group include safety, project field management, construction management, quality control, start up and decommissioning and field engineering.
  • This position may apply to Construction Operations in various divisions. Accountable for specific components of construction operations in the Division or Region as assigned. Accountable for success of construction business development efforts and for project construction execution processes. Accountable for assuring availability of resources with proper expertise and tools to support assigned construction project execution. Has authority to allocate resources and make construction execution decisions for assigned area in accordance with Division Policies, Standards, Guides and Contractual commitments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that all assigned construction projects are properly staffed with the appropriately trained and skilled professionals needed to successfully provide the contracted services; coordinates with Division to staff projects .
  • Directs preparation of and reviews project construction execution plans for projects
  • When requested, develops construction execution plan for projects and proposals which minimizes cost and duration of construction activities .
  • Providing oversight during construction on all assigned construction projects
  • Monitors and evaluates reports on assigned project construction execution to division management, takes corrective action as necessary .
  • Ensuring that all construction operations on each project site comply with the applicable Safety Manuals and the Firm’s safety and health program and policies .
  • Provides construction support to Project Managers
  • When assigned, includes risk assessment and cost estimating for proposals
  • Directs business development, including sales and proposal efforts for construction-only projects .
  • Prepares bids and proposals for supervisor’s approval .
  • Ensuring that all Projects meet the Division or Client specified quality standards .
  • Establishes and maintains relationships and develops a high level of trust and credibility with key clients, alliance partners, subcontractors, and project teams .
  • Monitors, evaluates and recommends alliance partners and/or subcontractors consistent with determined implementation plan .
  • Provides supervision, training, development, and performance management of direct reports .
  • Identifies and assesses improvement opportunities which will add value
  • Champions continuous improvement efforts
  • Assesses and supports the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements
  • Proactively supports, encourages and facilitates staff to engage in continuous improvement activities .


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction or equivalent relevant experience.
  • 10-20 years of construction operations experience, based on assigned area of operations.
  • All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to deliver Project Gross Margin on project assignment .
  • Company practices, process and related impact on project activities .
  • Risk assessment policies and procedures .
  • Communication and interpersonal skills .
  • Approach to managing construction operations .
  • Conceptual planning ability .
  • Problem solving skills .
  • Project management skills .
  • Leadership skills


  • OSHA, Risk Management, Project Management courses.
  • Work Environment/Physical Demands

Physical Demands

  • Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Stand, Kneel, Bend, Stoop, Move, and Walk long distances in and around confined, cluttered places, and uneven areas.
  • See and hear naturally or with correction.
  • Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with requirements of the job duties.
  • Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls according to a set procedure.
  • Requires repetitive movement.
  • May require work above 5 feet in height.
  • Climb and maintain balance on steel framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds.
  • Work up to a 12 hour shift doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions.

Work Environment

  • Typical construction site environment:
  • Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions.
  • Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32F degrees) temperatures and exposure to inclement weather such as dust, wind, snow, rain, etc.
  • Requires working in extremely bright or low lighting conditions
  • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
  • Work around hazardous equipment.
  • Typical office environment.
  • This position is considered a safety sensitive position.


Dovre Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from anyone meeting the requirements for this position.


For more information about the position above or working for Dovre Group, please contact:

Shauna Pierce
Senior 360 Recruiter



Job ID: #29544