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Vice President, Tomlinson Infrastructure

R.W. Tomlinson Limited
Montréal, Quebec (QC), Canada

The Vice President, Tomlinson Infrastructure reports to the CEO. The incumbent manages a division that is involved with construction of large multi-operational projects. This individual is also responsible for managing customer relationships, such as with government agencies. The purpose of the position is to better our goals and budgets and to establish a working atmosphere that motivates employees to improve and advance. The incumbent has a group of direct reports which includes General Managers, the Manager of Process Implementation, and an Administrative Assistant. The Vice President, Tomlinson Infrastructure is responsible for overseeing the growth and succession planning for the Infrastructure division.

  • Provides regular reports to Executive Management regarding the operations of the division.
  • Reviews market-influential or strategic tender mark-ups with divisional Senior Leadership Team.
  • Monitors relationships within the department by working and interacting closely with the employees to get a sense of the working atmosphere and react if necessary to ensure proper performance of the team.
  • Ensures proper training for employees by determining the individual needs and satisfies the requirement using outside training providers and/or our own internal training offerings with an emphasis on complete team input in order to motivate and better the team.
  • Continuous process improvement, ensuring innovative practices (best in breed) tying to the overall Strategic Business Framework.
  • Works with Management to establish a bidding strategy and analyzes the market climate.
    • Understands the amount and mix of work we have on the books, what work our competitors have, what work is expected to be out for tender and how competitive the market is.
  • Monitors all job costs and communicates to direct reports.
    • Reviews all job costs monthly and communicates the results to Executive Management.
  • Employee Management:
    • Ensures the business hires and retains effective personnel and the correct overall skill mix.
    • Provides oversight to ensure continual improvement of personnel and leadership skills for division.
    • Reviews and approves full department evaluations (second level reporting and below).
    • Sets annual overall division goals, working with direct reports to set team goals.
    • Provides oversight and approvals for all personnel changes within the division.
    • Manages escalated employee relations issues in a consistent manner (across all Tomlinson lines of business).
  • Develops new departmental policies and assists in developing new company policies.
  • Ensures that payments are received for all contracts.
  • Provides oversight to ensure the entire team is trained on and follows appropriate procedures.
  • Continuously works with direct reports to review and control overhead costs.
  • Participates as a member of the Senior Leadership Team to provide input on overall company strategy and decisions best suited for the entire Tomlinson Group of Companies.


  • Reviews important correspondence and submissions prior to sending.
  • Focuses on continued personal development.
  • Participates as a member of industry-specific boards and committees.
  • Relationship management:
    • Develops relationships with new customers.
    • Maintains positive structured and strategic customer relationships with existing customer base.
    • Builds and maintains relationships with key industry leaders.
  • Mentors direct reports to assist in their professional growth and development.
  • Contributes to growing business and revenue opportunities across all lines of business.
  • Working conditions are standard for a construction industry environment and includes an indoor office environment as well as time spent on job sites. Job sites include those inside and outside of the National Capitol Region.
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work .
  • Required to attend industry events outside of working hours and on weekends.
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering and 15+ years of industry experience.
  • 10+ years of demonstrated accountability, effective people management experience, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand market conditions, set and implement a winning strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and calmly present to large groups in an engaging manner
  • Demonstrated ability to represent the company with a senior leadership presence and business acumen.


  • Competitive wages
  • Employer paid health and dental benefits
  • Extensive training programs and tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement benefits program
  • Family-oriented team environment
  • Employee discounts and other rewards programs

The Tomlinson Group of Companies encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Please contact Human Resources if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

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