Project Manager - Enginering Dept

March 20 2023
Expected expiry date: April 7 2023
Industries Retail
Categories Real Estate, Store Maintenance,
Richmond, BC • Full time
Company Introduction
T&T Supermarket Inc. was founded in 1993 with two stores in BC. Since then, it has expanded rapidly and is now Canada’s largest Asian supermarket chain with 31 stores across the country: 13 in BC, 7 in Alberta, 10 in Ontario, and 1 in Quebec. The Company’s continuous expansion is going to bring more new stores in the next couple of years.
Candidate with lesser experience will be considered a Assistant Project Manger OR Project Coordinator position.
The Role
Reporting to the Director of Engineering or Senior Project Manager, the Engineering Project Manager (PM) will oversee the construction of new stores and renovation.  The PM will manage a team of construction officers and project coordinators and collaborating with other internal and external teams to ensure that all existing stores and new stores are up to standards and fulfill all regulations of the landlords and local governments. The overall accountability of the Project Manager is to ensure the design and construction of all existing and new stores are aligned with company standard.
Major Responsibilities
  • Provide clear and concise instructions to construction officers and project coordinators and ensure their activities been scheduled efficiently and productively on daily basis
  • Provide timely follow up, feedback and evaluation to construction officers and project coordinators
  • Introduce, setup and execute an efficient Construction Management System to supervise and guide construction team, manage day-in-day-out construction activities and monitor all projects
  • Travel frequently to oversee renovation projects for existing stores and development of new stores in North America, particularly those in other provinces of Canada
  • Develop and review comprehensive project plans and specifications that outline the scope and timeline of the build
  • Research materials, supplies, equipment, and tolls that are necessary and appropriate for store operational needs and standards
  • Supervise the work of multiple teams to ensure that work is done correctly and keep stakeholders in the project informed of its progress
  • Collaborate with all departmental needs and projects
  • Collaborate with the interior designer, coordinator, engineers, general contractors, landlords and related local governments to ensure that the project is completed according to pre-determined needs and aesthetics
  • Execute and adapt strategies for accomplishing projects on time
  • Negotiate all vendors’ contracts or agreements per construction projects, and plan a budgetary proposal and adapting it as the project progresses to ensure that they finish within budget
  • Manage vendor contracts and help ensure that the appropriate building permits are attained and ensure the building permits are closed properly and timely after the project completion
  • Organize, collect, and pass all projects’ contracts/agreements and necessary department invoices to the Finance and Accounting Department
  • Develop construction department’s long-term strategies to support the fast expansion of supermarket business in North America
  • Comply with all other duties as per your direct superior’s advice and instructions
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the engineering field
  • Minimum 5+ years of solid construction project management experience, with experience in supermarket or retail chain preferred
  • Experience with design, architecture, construction, main fence, and renovations
  • Familiar with local (Canada) building code, stipulations and legal compliances are a must
  • Ability to interpret blueprints and strong understanding of the technical and mechanical skills related to this field
  • Proven supervisory, interpersonal, and technical skills
  • Exceptional ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Strong time management, organization, and leadership skills
  • Ability to think outside-the-box to solve problems on the go
  • Excellent communications skills in English (written and verbal), able to communicate in Mandarin, Cantonese, and/or French an asset

Employee Benefits

  • Quarterly discretionary bonus
  • Life / AD&D insurance
  • Extended health/dental/vision care
  • Retirement benefit
  • Paid annual / sick /marriage / bereavement leave
  • Subsidized staff meal
  • In-store staff purchase discount

Work Hours

  •  5-day work week (Monday to Friday), 9:00am – 5:30pm

Safety Statement

Safety continues to be T&T Supermarket’s top priority. We’ve established health and safety policies and measures to ensure our working environment is as safe as possible.  

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