Vice President of Construction

August 04, 2022

About Mongrain

Founded in 1955, Mongrain is the first Quebec company to specialize in thermal insulation. Initially focused on protecting walls, the company developed its expertise over time to include insulation of all kinds, including waterproofing, fireproofing of the building, and other related services.

A growing and forward-looking Quebec company, it is thanks to its high-quality turnkey service that our client has been able to make its mark and be recognized as a leader in the construction field for many years.

Always on the lookout for new trends, Mongrain continues to place technological innovation at the heart of its priorities. Thus, the company places great importance on research and development to develop cutting-edge techniques and remain a leader in its field. Bringing together a team of passionate experts, their combined expertise allows our client to excel and offer customized and sustainable solutions for their customers.

Culture and Values

A corporate culture with strong values

Mongrain is a three-generation father-son family business, with Raymond Mongrain being the second generation and Karl Mongrain taking over in 1995.

An innovative leader in its industry

A leader in its field, our client is constantly seeking to improve its range of services while growing by diversifying its scope and projects.

A passionate team

The "Mongrain tribe" brings together experts from different backgrounds for whom the performance of the building envelope is a real passion. Our advisers know how to spot problems at the source to offer you sustainable solutions that maximize your building’s energy performance. Together, our members form a team that is dedicated to saving you time, energy, and resources.

Challenges to match

Leverage your experience and leadership skills to implement best practices and support the company in its evolution and growth. You have an entrepreneurial spirit; you are a mobilizer, and you have the desire to bring bold solutions by setting up different projects? This role is for you!

Brief Description

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President of Construction is responsible for all activities related to the management of the company's construction site operations, planning and execution of construction sites, procurement, inventory, logistics, and equipment. He has a short-, medium- and long-term vision of the capacity of his teams and their evolution with the company's overall growth. He makes sure to offer a climate and a work atmosphere that allows the resources to evolve in a dynamic, positive environment that offers training and professional development opportunities.

Achieving Mongrain's raison d'être through Mongrain's M1 Operational Excellence program while guiding his teams in achieving organizational performance remains among his priorities. He ensures that productivity and profitability are maintained at an optimal level to achieve established corporate objectives by clearly communicating the needs of his team at the appropriate time.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Strategic Planning

  • Participates in the orientation of operations and the evolution of the company's strategies, in collaboration with the management committee
  • Suggests, develops, and implements action plans, policies, and procedures related to the sectors under his responsibility
  • Leads change and oversee the execution of new corporate initiatives within the scope of his/her duties
  • Collaborates with other departments and divisions by ensuring good communication of respective needs and effective follow-up to enable optimal execution of site work and generate expected gross profitability
  • Anticipates changes, is ready with the field and resources to recognize and manage potential risks to the company

Operational management - Site/planning/inventory/logistics/equipment

  • Ensure excellent control of short-, medium- and long-term operational results with the objectives established for the sectors under his responsibility
  • Support the Finance Manager, ensure the correct and appropriate forecasting and billing of services rendered
  • Ensure smooth communication and efficient transmission of information between the various departments to promote internal communication
  • Implement and maintain operational processes and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Monitor and ensure the maintenance and evolution of the M1 organizational ecosystem (communication and management architectures)

Administrative component

  • Identify risks and take advantage of opportunities
  • Monitor financial results with the annual budget objectives
  • Define the means to be implemented to develop the organization's sales and profitability
  • Identify and evaluate future investments and propose measures to achieve them

Human resources component

  • In collaboration with the talent and culture team, he will:
  • Assess workforce needs and implement a structure to meet the needs of the organization
  • Coordinate the integration and training of employees by keeping the skills matrix of his or her sectors up to date
  • Leads and accompanies team members to ensure their progress
  • Promote a corporate culture based on the values of the organization
  • Set team performance objectives and evaluate results

Required Qualifications

Training

  • Bachelor's degree in administration; construction or civil engineer (building), Bachelor's degree in architecture (assets)
  • Architectural technician (an asset)
  • Building Management - General Contractor's License Construction Management (an asset)

Professionnal experience

  • Minimum of 20 years experience in team management and construction project management
  • Extensive experience in the construction industry: estimating, project management, client management
  • Experience with general contractors and someone who has a network of contacts

Key Competencies

  • In-depth knowledge of project management and continuous improvement principles in the construction sector

Abilities

  • You can prioritize and be multi-task oriented
  • You have a strong ability to communicate with clients and project managers
  • You are a leader who can mobilize your team and communicate expectations well
  • Strong negotiator with tact and tactfulness
  • You are available and willing to listen
  • You make well-thought-out decisions under the organization's policies
  • You are strategic, experienced, and resourceful

Contact at TALINKO – Executive Search

Lucie Pellerin, President | TALINKO – Executive Search | Tel: (514) 788-5810 x 301 |

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