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Project Director

Vancouver, BC - British Columbia - Canada - Oil, Gas & Mining - Mining - Project Management & Services - Academic Master

Project Director

Are you a Project Director and interested in joining the team of our client? Our client is a major Oil and Gas company, which is looking for a driven, independent and enthusiastic Project Director. The role will be located in Vancouver, BC

Main Functions:

This contractor position is on a temporary basis and will be located in Vancouver, BC Canada and Chile

Responsible for day-to-day leadership, management and direction of both the evaluation and the execution phase of major mining and metallurgical process facilities projects. Reporting to the VP of Engineering and Construction, the scope of this position includes all aspects of the project execution: safety, quality, engineering, procurement , construction, planning, coordination, construction management and commissioning beginning in the early phases of project definition with project concept, scoping, detail design, execution planning, phasing, scheduling, constructability reviews, and continuing throughout the construction, erection and commissioning phases of the project, with particular emphasis on jobsite health and safety, environmental protection and labor relations with hand-off to the site operations team for beneficial operation.

Feel free to contact

Hannah White, Account manager

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About this role


  • Assists with the evaluation and execution of major mining, civil, earthwork and metallurgical process facilities projects in the definition of scope, quality, and estimate of cost and development of required schedules to effect the safe design, procurement and construction of required facilities;
  • Develops, organizes and provides leadership to the project management resources defined to effectively manage the projects planned within the company. This will include permanent staff positions, direct contract positions, third party consultants and other contractors to estimate cost, develop field execution strategies, and derive required schedules for all phases of major projects, with particular emphasis on constructability of facilities and compliance with HSEC guidelines;
  • Interfaces closely with site-based leadership, health and safety personnel and other FMI organizations to ensure that all work plans allow for execution in a manner consistent with the expectations of the operating properties and in a safe and environmentally responsible manner;
  • During the early and engineering phases of all projects, responsible to direct all constructability design reviews and participates in execution planning discussions to ensure well-conceived and logical schedule development;
  • Manages all the project resources to create methodologies to provide a thorough analysis of jobsite, workplace and local conditions, anticipate potential issues and constraints that may interfere with efficient execution of the field phase of the work and develop contingency plans and strategies to minimize their impact at all company locations;
  • Leads efforts for all projects to identify construction phase sequencing and activities that must be completed to ensure successful completion of the work in accordance with the requirements of FMMC and FMI;
  • Implements and ensures comprehensive health, safety and environmental
    programs are in place for all projects that meet with the requirements and
    expectations of the client. Takes the lead role in ensuring that all
    entities contributing to the execution of projects do so in a manner that
    promotes safe and healthy workplace practices, in an environmentally and
    socially responsible manner and in compliance with all health, safety,
    environmental and community guidelines and requirements;
  • Directs efforts on all projects with the EPCM contractor management to
    develop a well-conceived contracting plan that promotes effective utilization
    of both field resources and construction equipment, allowing the erection phase
    to complete in minimum time;
  • Works with Client’s Project Controls teams to implement and maintain
    adequate progress measurement methodologies including strategies to correct for
    deficiencies in budgetary compliance and on-time completion of assigned scope
    of work. Implements corrective strategies to realign the project with
    budget and schedule requirements;
  • Leads the collaboration with all the project teams to develop and
    implement strategies to realign any projects with the established budget and
  • Manages the direction for the project activities of the EPCM contractor
    and contractors in the field (if appropriate) to ensure that work is
    accomplished efficiently and in accordance with schedule.

About you


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field, or equivalent in training and/or field experience and a minimum twenty (20) years experience in the field, engaged directly in the practice of construction and construction management OR;
  • High School diploma or GED and a minimum twenty (25) years progressive experience in the field, engaged directly in the practice of construction and construction management;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of project management, engineering, project controls, contract administration, procurement, expediting, materials management (logistics), construction and contracting;
  • Proven experience in the management of mining, heavy industrial and capital projects with a value exceeding $500 million;
  • Work involves frequent travel, international assignments, and relocation to the site of work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in the use of personal computers in a business environment. MS Word, Excel, Outlook, essential;
  • Experience with mineral processing projects, especially mining mega projects (values exceeding US$ 1.0 billion), both engineering office and field;
  • Recent EPCM experience (Bechtel, Fluor, Hatch, Worley, etc.) with design office and field management;
  • Heavy industrial construction project management experience, from FEED to Completion;
  • Prior owners/client rep. experience in managing projects;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with field personnel, field management, project management, clients, and in the board room;
  • Spanish speaking would be a huge plus.

What we offer

What we Offer:

Brunel Energy provides specialist personnel to the international oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation and construction industries. Our clients are predominantly major operating companies and international engineering or construction companies. Through a network of 104 offices, across 35 countries we currently supply nearly 9,000 Technical Specialists to the largest multi-national Oil & Gas Companies and major EPC Contractors, through well-established global supply agreements

About us

Our client is a premier natural resources company;
they operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant
proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and
natural gas. Our client has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and
growth projects in the copper industry. They are the world’s largest publically
traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a
significant gold, oil and natural gas producer.


  • Vacancy number: PUB159813
  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Mining
  • Education level: Academic Master
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Closing date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Hannah White

Account manager Brunel Energy Canada Calgary

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