Project Director – Champlain Deconstruction

9 March 2021

Full-time permanent position – 37.5 h/week

As a manager of important infrastructure, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (the Corporation) is a federal Crown corporation established in 1978 that is responsible for the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the original Champlain Bridge, the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure, the Île des Sœurs Bypass Bridge, the federal sections of the Bonaventure Expressway and the Honoré Mercier Bridge, as well as the Melocheville Tunnel.

The Corporation manages, maintains, and repairs these important Greater Montreal structures to ensure the safe passage of thousands of users every day. The Corporation also ensures that its critical structures remain safe, fully functional and aesthetically pleasing both today and in the future. It carries out construction, repair and reinforcement projects on the infrastructure under its responsibility and oversees the operation and maintenance of these structures.


Reporting to the Senior Director, Projects, you will be responsible for the overall management of deconstruction projects for the Champlain Bridge and for all project phases from prefeasibility studies to construction. This project of unparalleled scope is one of the largest that JCCBI has carried out in recent years. Your overall responsibilities will include ensuring that set budgets and timetables are followed for all contracts related to the project portfolio (engineering, construction, supervision, quality control, communications). Your project management duties will also include planning, document management, communications management, procurement, follow-up of professional services contracts and construction contracts, as well as the monitoring of quality assurance processes.

You will also act as a coordinator with department directors (Planning, Engineering, Construction, Administration, Legal Affairs and Communications) to ensure that the necessary resources are allocated to projects so that they can be effectively carried out.



  • Responsible for all project activities and decisions for the Champlain Bridge deconstruction project and its implementation for all project phases:
  • Develop and track the project schedule.
  • Prepare the budget and help with the process to prepare annual current expenditure and capital expenditure budgets.
  • Help develop the Corporation’s five-year plan by providing relevant data requested by the Planning and Finance departments.
  • In relation to the project monitoring committee, prepare budget reports and present them to senior management and the Board of Directors in accordance with budget approval standards.
  • Plan and ensure the execution of deliverables, costs, forecasts and deadlines for all professional service contracts related to the project and verify the overall status of these aspects through oversight and monitoring.
  • Help develop and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports.
  • Direct activities related to the launch of new contracts that are part of your project and whose implementation will have an impact on all activities.
  • Follow up on and monitor planning, document management, communications management, and procurement activities to ensure the project is carried out smoothly.

Manage projects under your responsibility and manage human resources

  • At project start-up, create a project charter and project plan and coordinate collaboration with functional departments (Engineering and Construction).
  • Through your leadership, train and direct project team members from different departments (engineering team and other human resources assigned to different project phases) to deliver the project under your responsibility while adhering to the scope of the work, deadlines, costs and quality standards.
  • Work with different department directors to ensure that the necessary resources are allocated to projects and that technical and administrative needs are met.
  • With the support of the Project Coordinator and PCO, regularly meet with the members of your project team to decide on the project milestones.
  • Manage risks in terms of upholding quality, meeting deadlines, and following the budget associated with the project and, in accordance with guidelines, approve all changes to engineering and construction contracts that are within the project’s budget envelope if these changes affect the project.
  • Make team work a focus of your duties.
  • Work with other Project Directors to ensure consistency in management practices.
  • Once the project is complete, perform a review of the different project aspects (technical, contractual, management, etc.).


  • Have a bachelor’s in engineering (civil engineering an asset).
  • A master’s degree in project management will be considered an asset.
  • Be a member in good standing of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ).
  • PMP® certification (an asset).
  • Have a minimum of 15 years of experience as a project manager, including 5 years as a Project Director in the construction sector for large-scale projects.
  • Relevant experience in managing a multidisciplinary team or experience with team leadership.
  • Demonstrate influential leadership, be able to motivate your colleagues and be highly adaptable.
  • Stand out through your understanding of a matrix project environment, your work organization skills, and your ability to manage or supervise multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with design-build projects (an asset).
  • Focus on planning and coordination; be able to understand and present an overview of your projects.
  • Demonstrate strong relationship, interpersonal and team work skills as well as excellent tact, diplomacy and political sensitivity.
  • Be an excellent communicator: proactively, clearly, concisely and effectively communicate with stakeholders from a range of seniority levels.
  • Have experience working with many stakeholders.
  • Have experience with the media.
  • Be able to transfer your knowledge in a constructive way.
  • Meet goals and deadlines, show good decision making.
  • Have ASP certification to work at a construction site and have a valid class 5 driver’s license.
  • Have good writing skills and be able to understand and interpret plans, specifications and technical drawings.
  • Know how to use MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access) and MS Project.
  • Oral and written mastery of both official languages (French and English).


Further your career in a stimulating and pleasant work environment at a strong organization whose key values are team work, transparency, thoroughness, innovation and commitment.

We offer a workplace that is accessible by public transit and car (parking available), a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a pension plan with the federal public service.

Join the JCCBI family and send your CV and cover letter to:


Martin Mercier, CRHA
Partner and Director of Recruitment TechnoGénie
[email protected]