The July edition of the Excavator is now available for your reading pleasure.
Message from the President
Rain, Rain, go away, we have had our fill for now! LOL
Well it is already mid-July, summer is half over unfortunately and I don’t think it has been over 25 degrees for more than 3 days in a row! Oh well, hopefully August is a heater and everyone gets to enjoy some family and friend time at their favorite camping or lake spot this year. The economy is terrible so we may as well enjoy some extra vacation time this year while a person can.
Looks like we finally have all 3 Enbridge pump stations kicked off in the Fort McMurray area. Delays due to fires, materials and operations troubles have set us back a couple of months but we are all glad to be finally going with 3 crews on those projects.
New tender opportunities continue to roll into the Red Deer office to be bid on which is keeping our estimating team busy, unfortunately our batting average isn’t very high this year in comparison to previous years. Hopefully things will turn around for fall work and we can find a couple larger projects to work on and keep some more people and equipment working.
I wish I had more positive news and could tell everyone we landed a huge job but unfortunately I can’t do that this month but I will try hard for next month! Stay safe, stay positive and be happy for the work we do have as I am sure there are others less fortunate out there.
Cheers to all!
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From Greg’s Desk….
What a gorgeous spring we have been having; record temperatures, great working conditions, little to no mud and so far, not much for mosquitoes and bugs either. Thankfully, over the last week we have got some much needed rain and cooler temperatures to help with the fires that are raging across Alberta. Unfortunately, our crews had to be evacuated from the Lynton Station just south of Fort Mac but we look forward to getting the green light so we can return and get back to work.
Bitzy and crew are busy installing water and sewer lines for additional campsites at Hardisty Lake Park. Our Crushers are busy with some contracts to fill. Virden keeps finding odds and ends and some fairly steady maintenance and Eldon’s crew keeps busy around Hardisty with odd jobs on a regular basis.
I wish it was busier and we had twice as much work as we do, but these economic times have unfortunately hit us hard like everyone else in Alberta. In Red Deer, we will continue to bid and look for any work we can possibly find to keep us busy through the spring and summer months but right now it looks like this summer is going to be a slow one. I am hoping that the fall comes around with stronger oil prices and along with those stronger oil prices, some projects that finally get kicked off.
Enjoy the weather. Put your sunblock on. Drink LOTS of water. Do your task cards. Do your job safely and be happy you are working!
ABOUT THE JOB:
The Project Manager is responsible for the execution of one or more civil projects in accordance with a valid, executed contract, company policies & procedures and work instruction
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Establishes and maintains the relationship between the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and the Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS) for the entire project and applies change management as required.
- Provides cost reports, spend profiles and other costs status reports to project stakeholders and Project Management Team (PMT). Establishes and maintains a CBS to monitor budgets and other parameters forcomplete project scope based upon approved estimates.
- Analyzes cost data, physical progress data and schedule data in order to calculate project cost forecasts.
- Gathers timely and accurate incurred costs (value of work done) data from construction team, contractors and other associated groups in order to facilitate monthly accrual process.
- Implements risk and contingency management procedures on the project and coordinates/reviews risk and contingency status with the PMT.
- Assists in development of job function procedure with appropriate flow chart and work instructions and ensure stakeholders are aware of procedure.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum CET designation with 3 years’ experience or Civil Engineering Degree.
- Excellent English communication skills with good organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Able to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering information.
- Uses good decision-making skills and a willingness to accept responsibility for decisions made.
- Valid driver’s license Able to travel and adhere to work schedule for the project duration. GCS offers great wages, benefits, and respect for every employee. Our progressive, team-focused company culture is something you will want to experience. Send your resume, applicable training tickets, and work references to email@example.com or fax 780-888-2100. Visit www.gcsenergy.ca for more job postings and information. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.