Directeur Construction – Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltée, Côte-Nord (pourvu)

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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 (80%) and New Millennium Iron Corp (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 in excess of $20 billion for fiscal year 2010.

The projects

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.


Reporting to the DSO Project Director and the Vice President of Projects, the construction manager will possess a proven track record of successfully 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

  • provide leadership & oversight to the DSO Project to manage construction activities and systems and ensure effective and efficient execution
  • be responsible to initially establish a complete construction management team and assume full project control & responsibility to set up and organize all required planning for project execution
  • hold all supporting parties responsible/accountable for delivery of all materials and Engineering packages as defined within the project execution plan
  • interface between the Project Execution Team and the centralized Montreal-based project group
  • approve contractors’ invoices for payment
  • provide leadership in the Project Planning process on an as-required basis to contractors, sub-contractors,  and the Project Executive team
  • ensure adherence to productivity targets and respecting of constraints by all construction contractors including the DSO-CM consultant
  • provide expert knowledge to and support the Construction Management team
  • be responsible for maintaining compliance to the construction budget, all quality requirements and the overall construction schedule
  • be responsible for successful handover of the completed facility to the DSO Operations team
  • be responsible for Project stewardship (construction portion) and preparing presentations for the Project Executive team identifying trends in cost, productivity & quality

Required Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Mechanical or Civil Engineering;  or Mechanical or Civil Engineering degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • at least 15 years of hands on construction supervision experience (preferably over five years as Construction Manager) with Industrial/Mining construction projects in northern Canada
  • a Leader with a strong participative management style who is an advocate of open, honest and consistent behavior in the work place
  • a self-confidence and positive individual with confidence in their skills and abilities as Construction Manager
  • willing to stand against tough opposition on principles yet know when to adjust, adapt and be flexible as new information surfaces
  • an individual who consistently demonstrates a positive attitude, even in the face of opposition and/or criticism
  • an excellent communicator and an active listener
  • a pragmatic decision maker who uses common sense, initiative, and keen judgment to make sound decisions

How to Apply

Send your resume or/and any other material supporting documents to