Manager, Construction
Canada's Wonderland Company - Vaughan, ON

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CANDIDATE PROFILE: The ideal candidate is highly skilled hands on maintenance manager with experience in; project/construction planning and coordination; supervising trades for a large facility; budgets; scheduling; contract negotiations and ability to work in the field as necessary.

SCOPE OF POSITION: To effectively manage and coordinate facility projects including some capital for the park. Oversee the smooth operation of the Facilities Department (including; Carpentry Shop; Sign Shop; Fibreglass Shop; Vehicle Shop and Landscape/Turf Maintenance) while executing all related contracts. In addition, assist the Director with the strategic development of the capital long range plan and related budget.


  • Coordination of design and construction activities with employees, suppliers and

vendors for each project

  • Responsible for all costing related to facilities and capital improvement projects

including bid documents, purchase and change orders

  • Manage all planning and execution of contract deadlines and payments
  • Manage operations for the Facilities Department
  • Oversee all hiring, planning and daily activities of Facilities including; Carpentry,

Fibreglass, Sign Shop, Landscape and Vehicles.

  • Budget planning, development and control
  • Manage all estimates and scheduling for each project
  • Maintain all required records, reports and drawings for each project
  • Identify and gain approval for all necessary permits with appropriate governing body
  • Inspects construction work in progress to ensure compliance with established plans,

specifications, contracts, schedules and standards of quality and safety

  • Ensure the safe operation of each work area and work project
  • Conduct detailed facilities surveys to assess the condition of buildings interiors and

exterior elements, systems and fixtures. Assist in the preparation and maintenance of
capital and plant integrity improvement plans based on these surveys and other


  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience as a Maintenance/Construction Manager in a

diverse environment

  • Post secondary education in related field
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Prior use of CostWorks, MS Project, AutoCAD, Excel and Word a must
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings
  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a deadline oriented


  • Valid Ontario driver’s license
  • Ability to work outdoors and various shifts during our operating season
  • Self motivated, professional and flexible; able to work both independently and as part of

a team

  • Excellent time management skills to simultaneously handle and prioritize multiple

projects, tasks and requests