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Capital Projects Manager

Position Profile


Job Title: Capital Projects Manager

Location: Tumbler Ridge, BC

Language of Work: English

Start Date: When filled

Schedule / Terms of Employment: This is a full time (40 hours/week), permanent position

Primary Purpose

The Capital Projects Manager will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure an integrated high standard of customer service and project delivery. Reporting to the Vice President Projects and Logistics, the Capital Projects Manager will plan, coordinate, design, and manage project construction, prepare and manage budgets, schedules and programs for capital and special projects.  As well, the Capital Projects Manager will lead the implementation and completion of operational readiness programs as part of project handover to end-users / operations.

Company Information

Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry.  In 2016, Conuma acquired Walter Energy’s Canadian assets, which consisted of three metallurgical coal mines in northeast British Columbia. These mines now make up the company’s Canadian operations. The company is well-positioned to meet the world’s growing demand for metallurgical coal products. With ready access to both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Conuma is able to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and direct construction teams to ensure construction is done in accordance with approved schedules, within budget and to the approved quality standards;
  • Managing single or multiple projects ranging in dollar value and complexity and overseeing the preparation and implementation of the Project Execution Plan
  • Leading the Front-End Engineering Design process, completing gate reviews, and obtaining management approvals
  • Leading the Contracting Strategy effort relating to construction activities and managing the contractor evaluation, bid and award process
  • Understanding contracts and managing contractors to maximize performance, controlling costs and minimizing claims and change orders
  • Setting safety expectations for the project and leading the team to achieve safety goals, and interviewing and approving personnel from the contractor’s organization, where required
  • Ensuring that proper schedules are issued, reviewed, and used to drive Project performance and provide accurate cost estimates and monthly cash flow forecasts
  • Setting up programs to manage suppliers / vendors, design engineers and consultants
  • Developing a quality control program and ensuring that processes are followed
  • Developing, gaining approval for and managing to project KPI’s and metrics
  • Leading development and implementation of a project risk management plan
  • Preparing and giving presentations to various levels of Conuma Leadership and other stakeholders
  • Timely and efficiently closing out of the project

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (e.g. Mining, Civil, Geotechnical)
  • Professional Project Manager Certification
  • +10 years of progressive experience in mining, project and/or construction management

Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of capital project management through all phases, including planning, design, construction and project administration / controls
  • Strong skills in the area of budgeting, planning, scheduling, cost control and construction cost management are essential
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to negotiate and influence others
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite and at least one project management software
  • Good organizational and time management skills as well as able to prioritize and meet deadlines

Work Location / Travel

Conuma’s properties are located in Northeast BC, amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings, First Nations Bands and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock climbing opportunities. Local amenities include medical centres, retail and grocery stores, bars and restaurants with events held through the year. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with vastly reduced costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.

  • Employee bus transport is available from Tumbler Ridge / Chetwynd
  • Please be aware no camp facilities are available

Wage and Benefits

Conuma Coal provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to, mentioning the job title you are applying for in the subject line, and indicating your authorization to work in Canada (work permit, permanent resident or Canadian).\

Conuma Coal Resources is an equal opportunity employer


Application Process

To apply to this position please send your cover letter and resume to:

March 19, 2019

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