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Senior Manager Construction


Toronto, Ontario, CA

Position Title: Senior Manager Construction
Requisition ID: 33344
Career Group (ADSP): Administrative
Division: Qc - Gestion de projets (80069106) 
Department: Engineering and Construction  
Province: Canada : Ontario 
Position Type: Permanent  



This position is responsible for managing a team of Project Managers that are to meet the budget and execution of assigned Capital Plan projects to ensure the completion of these projects on time, on budget, and according to Company standards. Also, is the gate keeper that his/her team follows Metro's Process and Procedures.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Organize the transfer of completed construction projects to Operations.
  • Attend regular construction site meetings with assigned team to ensure all aspects of projects comply with Metro’s standards, contract, and schedule.
  • Monitor project construction budgets and cost controls, ensuring parameters are met.   Advise appropriate parties of any discrepancies. 
  • Schedule major construction activities and equipment installation for multiple projects.
  • Assign individual projects to Project Managers. 
  • Participate in contract tender process including closing, vendor selection process, subject to approval by senior management. 
  • Oversee the planning and scheduling of onsite activities to carefully minimize impact to store operations and sales.
  • Maintain an excellent line of communication with Retail Operations.
  • Prepare and monitor project cost summaries to ensure resources and manpower are sufficiently deployed.   Prepare monthly consolidations of costs for each project.
  • Verify and approve Landlord’s work schedule/ Schedule C documentation, and environmental report revisions.   Direct assigned team on the respective action plan.
  • Review and approve change orders to contracts, schedules and progress of projects.
  • Provide detailed back up documentation to support progress draws for tenant allowances and cost sharing work with landlords and developers.


  • Professional Engineering degree in building science is a requirement.
  • 5 –  7years of related work experience
  • Experience in managing a professional team.
  • In depth knowledge of estimating, building science and codes, construction methodology, and design planning principles and procedures.
  • Experience in Construction Management in Grocery stores is an asset.
  • In depth knowledge of Construction documentation retail construction techniques, and building systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Project.


Metro values, respects and leverages the differences and competences of all employees from a variety of different backgrounds. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment.
Metro is committed to accommodating applicants and employees with disabilities.  Should you require an accommodation or wish to receive this application in an accessible format, please advise.
Only applicants that meet the qualifications will be contacted.
We respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from agencies.

METRO INC. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario. As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, the Corporation operates or services a network of 953 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis and Première Moisson, as well as 648 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Food Basics Pharmacy banners, providing employment directly or indirectly to almost 90,000 people.

Our five customer promises are simply that... promises to provide our customers with the best shopping experience possible. Under each promise are actions that support it.

Our five customer promises:

  • Great quality fresh products
  • The people are great
  • It's easy to shop
  • Customers get what they want
  • Prices are good

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