Senior Civil Project Manager

Job Locations CA-ON-Vaughan
Job ID
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Business Group
Counterpoint Engineering Inc


Are you someone with strong leadership and technical capabilities?  Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a thought leader, a trusted advisor and a problem solver? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and business acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.


Your opportunity  

Dillon’s Land Development Business Unit is looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects while providing clients with a fully integrated and superior customer experience. 


This position is based at our Vaughan office. We offer flexible work hours and hybrid work arrangement options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.



Project Manager Component


  • Carry out lead project management for residential subdivision projects as well as some site plan projects within the GTA
  • Assist in the scheduling and coordination of various activities to be completed by supporting staff and provide quality assurance on those activities 
  • Manage projects, correspond with approval agencies and deal directly with clients related to setting and managing budgets and invoicing as well as scheduling deliverables
  • Work with Contract Administration staff to ensure the best interests of the clients are achieved during the construction implementation stage. Tasks will include (but are not limited to) coordination and attendance at the pre-construction meeting meetings and  responding to questions from the field
  • Manage or support post construction activities as required for objectives such as letter of credit reductions, construction certifications, municipal assumption activities, registration clearances, etc. 
  • Complete various financial management activities, including invoicing, collections/AR, backlog analysis, etc.


 Project Engineer Component


  • Prepare and coordinate detailed design activities, including earthworks, site grading, sewer and watermain design, phasing plans, road and parking lot design, utility coordination, stormwater management, groundwater management, and erosion and sedimentation control plans
  • Work closely with other project managers, Team Leads, and designers to perform various design and approval related tasks, including preparation and coordination of Preliminary Servicing Reports (PSI), Functional Servicing Reports, Design Briefs, and Stormwater Management Reports
  • Work directly with the project consultant team and client representatives to facilitate design coordination as well as direct contact with approval agencies to expedite addressing comments 
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to junior staff and assist in their skill development and growth
  • Organize and lead municipal engineering designs (use of Civil 3D and other land development software is an asset but not required)


Learning & Development


  • Commit to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development
  • Input to the career development of junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring
  • Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a relatable degree
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario
  • Expert knowledge of Subdivision and Site Plan Design
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D is an asset
  • A working knowledge of Stormwater Management practices and techniques


  • Minimum of 8 years project management experience in the Civil/Land Development Sector
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple project timelines
  • Experience working on projects in Ontario is an asset
  • Experience related to subdivision design and approvals in preferred
  • Experience with a variety of land development projects ranging from low rise, and large scale mixed use re-development Subdivision Approvals through to Site Plan for infill development is an asset
  • A passion for learning new ways to use the design software to produce smarter & faster designs and a desire to be on the leading edge and stay there    
  • A desire to make the world a better place through your professional work and an appreciation that this must be done pragmatically in the context of project budgets and what agencies will approve


Why choose Dillon

Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop.


We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words that result in actions build trust;
  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;
  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences

In addition, we offer:

  • Employee share purchase plan
    • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all full-time regular employees
  • A competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive health benefits
    • Generous retirement savings plan
    • Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions
  • Flexible work hours 
    • Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs.  We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.
  • Early Career Development (ECD) program
    • We are committed to developing the skills and knowledge of our people at every stage of their career. The ECD program is designed to accelerate the development of successful consulting careers of new graduates. The program focuses on a mix of skills and behaviours that align with technical, consulting, clients, business acumen, and early leadership.
  • Learning and Development opportunities
    • As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization
    • We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal learning opportunities
  • Focus on Innovation
    • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
    • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees
  • Wellness Subsidy
    • Our employees can take advantage of wellness subsidy that can be put towards expenses for a variety of health and/or wellness related activities such as gym membership, purchase of home fitness equipment, yoga classes  and dance classes

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 20 offices and more than 1000 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.


Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 16 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.


Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences. 


Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business. Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!






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