Directeur Construction Adjoint – Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltée, Côte-Nord

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The Company

Tata Steel Minerals Canada Limited (TSMC) is a company that was formed to develop an Iron Ore project near Schefferville, Quebec on the border of Newfoundland and Labrador. TSMC is a joint venture between Tata Steel Limited and New Millenium Iron Corp. The former owning 80% and the later 20%.

Tata Steel, part of the Tata Group of Companies, is one of the world’s top 10 steel producers. A fortune 500 company, it employs over 80,000 people in five continents with revenue of $26.6 billion for fiscal year 2011.


The Project

The mine and milling project is referred to as the Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) Project. It consists of upgrading high grade hematite ore to produce 4 MT/YR of sinter fines.  The project is currently in the construction stage and due to start-up in 2012. TSMC and New Millennium are also involved in a feasibility study of a much larger Taconite Project.

The Opportunity 

Reporting to the Construction Manager, The Assistant Construction Manager will possess a proven track record of successfully assisting in leading and managing construction projects in cold climates including at least one project having a value exceeding $ 100 M. As part of their experience, this individual will have supervised contractors and sub-contractors for civil, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation project work.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. provide leadership & oversight to the DSO Project to assist in managing construction activities and systems and ensure effective and efficient execution
  2. be responsible to help establish a complete construction management team and assume full project control & responsibility to set up and organise all required planning for project execution
  3. hold all supporting parties responsible/accountable for delivery of all materials and Engineering packages as defined within the project execution plan
  4. interface between the Project Execution Team and the centralized Montreal-based project group
  5. ensure that the contractors’ invoices obtain approvals for payment
  6. assist the Construction Manager in providing leadership in the Project Planning process on an as-required basis to contractors, sub-contractors, and the Project Executive team
  7. ensure adherence to productivity targets and respecting of constraints by all construction contractors including the EPCM consultant
  8. provide expert knowledge to and support the Construction Management team
  9. be responsible for maintaining compliance to the construction budget, all quality requirements and the overall construction schedule
  10. be responsible for successful handover of the completed facility to the DSO Operations team
  11. be responsible for Project stewardship (construction portion) and preparing presentations for the Project Executive team identifying trends in cost, productivity & quality


Required Experience:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Civil Engineering; or Mechanical or Civil Engineering degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  2. at least 10 years of hands on construction supervision experience (preferably over five years as Assistant Construction Manager) with Industrial/Mining construction projects in northern Canada
  3. a Leader with a strong participative management style who is an advocate of open, honest and consistent behavior in the work place
  4. a self-confident and positive individual with confidence in their skills and abilities as Assistant Construction Manager
  5. willing to stand against tough opposition on principles yet know when to adjust, adapt and be flexible as new information surfaces
  6. an individual who consistently demonstrates a positive attitude, even in the face of opposition and/or criticism
  7. an excellent communicator and an active listener
  8. a pragmatic decision maker who uses common sense, initiative, and keen judgement to make sound decisions


How to Apply

Send your resume and any other material supporting documents at