Regional Manager, Operations / Western Canada
Procon Mining and Tunnelling (Procon) is one of the leading mine development contractors in North America. We are specialized in underground mine development, contract mining, underground excavations, civil tunneling and mining related construction projects. Centered by our people, our company culture is driven on the tenets of integrity, innovation, relationships and performance for our clients, business partners and the communities we work in. As a specialty contractor in a safety-sensitive business, our workforce safety is the foundation for everything we do.
Partnering with Indigenous communities is key to Procon’s continued success. We invest in indigenous partnership solutions that offer mutually beneficial outcomes through economic benefits and capacity building. Moving beyond compliance, we truly value the experience and knowledge brought to our Indigenous partnerships by community leaders and knowledge keepers.
We are looking for a motivated person who is committed to growing their professional career at Procon while gaining valuable knowledge and experience.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Regional Manager, Operations is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the activities of various diverse mining and construction projects – often in remote and logistically challenging locations. The Regional Manager will be involved from the initial negotiation stage through to project execution and successful completion by liaising with clients, regulatory agencies, managing budgets and forecasts, as well as being responsible for managing equipment resources, human resources, safety programs and engineering and contract management.
The Regional Manager is a key member of the Operations team and is accountable for a set portfolio of projects. Specific responsibilities are:
- Accountable to the COO for the safe, efficient, and cost-effective management of assigned projects under area of responsibility.
- Responsible for managing Site Project Managers and Superintendents and giving clear direction and delegation of authority to ensure they can meet their goals and objectives. Develop and coach site project management as required to improve their overall effectiveness.
- Responsible for reviewing project cost estimates, managing project budgets and forecasts, and ensuring that project costs, productivities and safety objectives are met.
- Accountable for liaising with the Client, Joint Venture Partners and Regulatory Agencies, develop external relationships, be proactive to issues, and address any concerns that may arise.
- Responsible for ensuring proper design of workplace facilities and the required permits are obtained.
- Responsible for overseeing and monitoring the mobilization process and ensuring that activities are coordinated in an efficient and timely manner.
- Responsible for liaising with Head Office and Equipment Division Management to ensure an open line of communication is being maintained and all service functions are meeting the needs of the project – and visa versa (HR, Payroll, IT, Safety, Training, Engineering, Purchasing, Shop etc).
- Responsible for executing signed contracts and the resulting financial and operational performance of those contracts.
- Be the “face” of the company in the field by promoting the Procon Group of Companies and actively work at improving and growing the organization.
- Maintain open dialogue with each client and travel to each project on a regular basis to maintain relations and be proactive to concerns.
- Regular travel to project sites will be required.
- Individual projects can be up to $40 million per year in value and employ up to 180 employees. The Regional Manager will typically manage 3-5 projects at any given time.
- A Mine Engineering degree is preferred. Alternatively, a relevant technical degree coupled with a broad background in underground mine operations would also be considered.
- Registered Professional Engineer or Technologist licensed to practice in Canada and/or the USA
- A minimum 12 to 18 years of combined mine engineering and operational experience is required in a mine operation or contracting setting – preferably with a broad range of underground experience.
- Secondary language skills (Spanish and/or French) would be beneficial but are not essential.
- For this position, you will be required to undergo a background check.
Procon Mining and Tunnelling offers a flexible work arrangement that includes working from home and a competitive compensation and benefits package.
We mine talent and nurture innovation. Our people truly are our strength. At Procon, whether in the field or the office, you’ll be part of a cohesive team and work alongside great people from diverse backgrounds: people who love their work and are inspired to provide solutions to our clients and exceed expectations.
If you share our values and would like to be considered for this meaningful career opportunity, please apply on our career site.
We thank all candidates who apply, however please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.