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Project Manager or Junior Project Manager

KERN BSG Management Ltd. is a contracting firm with a full in-house mechanical services team located in Burnaby, BC, operating throughout the lower mainland. We have been in business for 21 years and are proud of the family atmosphere. We work in the commercial and industrial sector.

We are currently looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our team.

Job Description:

The Project Manager is responsible for the overall construction of projects assigned. The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence to engage and professionally interact with the design professionals, consultants and client while successfully directing the site superintendent, estimator, and other construction related personnel in planning, coordinating and safely executing the work in accordance with the contractor documents, schedule and budget.

The Project Manager will work closely with the prime consultant for a project and fulfill an integral role on the project.


(Major responsibilities and target accomplishments expected of the position, including the typical problems encountered in carrying out the responsibilities)

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.

  • Preparation of the project schedule.

  • Review the project plans and specifications and comment on the building design, scheduling, possible cost savings measures and potential construction problems.

  • Prepare the general conditions budget.

  • Assist in assembling the job site office and equipment requirements.

  • Have confidence in own ability to intelligently communicate with design team/client as well as effectively lead the trades.

  • Expedite all shop drawings and approvals.

  • Monitor and maintain the project construction schedule on a weekly basis.

  • Raise and discuss relevant issues at the job site meetings. Prepare and issue minutes of all site meetings.

  • Inform the consultant/client of any errors, discrepancies or omissions contained within the consultant’s design drawings.

  • Expedite all CCN (Construction Change Notice) and CO (Change Order) costs. Maintain current CO logs.

  • Monitor site safety and ensure that the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act are enforced.

  • Ensure completion of and track all independent testing and inspections as required.

  • Issue monthly progress draws and invoicing to consultant and client including final holdbacks.

  • Maintain and enforce good construction standards and quality control.

  • Maintain control and responsibility for the security and operation of Pacific Mechanical Systems’ directly owned equipment on the job site in conjunction with site staff.

  • Control and monitor labor, material and equipment expanses.

  • Prepare monthly costs forecasting summaries.

  • Ensure that “As-Built” drawings are prepared on an ongoing basis by all trades during the construction period and issue final close-outs to consultant/owner accordingly.

  • Ensure all required municipal inspections are performed.

  • Prepare and expedite project deficiency lists.


(The knowledge, skills and attitudes required for satisfactory job performance)


The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • Must have understanding of construction terms, scheduling and planning concepts.


The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Team building skills

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Decision making skills

  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills

  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy

  • Very effective organizational skills

  • Effective written communications skills

  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheet and word processing programs

  • Stress management skills

  • Time management skills

  • Management and leadership skills

  • Ability to speak the local language

Personal Attributes

The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of Project Manager. The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy

  • Be respectful

  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Be flexible

  • Demonstrate sound work ethics

The incumbent would normally attain the required knowledge and skills through completion of office procedures coursework combined with related administrative experience. Equivalencies will be considered.

What We Offer:

  • Above market salary (salary dependent on experience)

  • Extended Health, MSP, Dental and Vision benefits

  • Competitive RRSP plan (Up to $8.75/hr capped at 80 hours per pay period)

  • 3-Week holidays to start

  • 2-week statutory holiday pay

  • 5 sick days

  • Vehicle allowance and gas card

  • Company phone and laptop

Check out our website at to learn more about our Company.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: commensurate with experience


  • Vehicle Allowance

  • Dental care

  • Disability insurance

  • Extended health care

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • RRSP match

  • Vision care

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

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