Director,Hazardous Materials

Richmond, BC 2020/06/26

Engineering Consulting / Environmental / Hazardous Building Materials

Job Title:

Director, Hazardous Materials


• Bachelor of Applied Science in or equivalent related experience and education

Job Summary:

Our client is seeking a Director to lead the Hazardous Materials practice in British Columbia. Reporting to the regional Vice President, and overseeing the regional Hazardous Materials team, the Director will provide leadership and technical expertise as well as quality control, training and mentoring for the team. The Director will have overall financial and administrative accountabilities for the regional practice, lead business development activities for Hazardous Materials in the region and serve as a Project Manager for key clients.

The successful candidate will understand the consulting industry, with an innovative mindset and a keen desire to enhance service offerings using technology.

This position requires a leader with demonstrated experience managing large, multi-layered teams. The successful candidate will also be a catalyst for strategic development, implementing initiatives to improve quality, drive growth, support engagement and deliver financial performance. Excellent communication skills are a must, along with critical thinking skills, and a desire to share his/her knowledge and develop leaders within the team.

Job Duties:

• Work collaboratively with other leaders across the company to develop and execute strategies for growth and continuous improvement
• Provide leadership to the Hazardous Materials group with direct management responsibility for Operations Managers, Project Managers and staff
• Lead by example as an ambassador for Pinchin’s culture and best interests, internally and externally
• Inspire a high level of quality and technical excellence in the work performed by the group
• Lead career development and succession planning initiatives for the group
• Represent Pinchin as an expert with clients, potential clients and other stakeholders
• Adhere to all company policies and procedures and hold team accountable for the same

Strategic Planning
• Lead the strategic planning process for the Hazardous Materials Group
• Secure buy-in and engagement from all staff on business goals
• Work collaboratively with Pinchin technology leaders to improve efficiency and quality through innovation
• Work with Pinchin Hazardous Materials leaders to develop and enhance our exclusive facility management tool for tracking asbestos and other hazardous materials in buildings
• Prepare and deliver on annual business plans

Business Development Responsibilities
• Develop and recognize new market opportunities for Hazardous Materials and work with leaders in other groups to identify opportunities
• Oversee the business development processes and practices of the regional Hazardous Materials group
• Participate in strategy sessions to develop plans to attract new business, expand our geographic presence, diversify our industry sectors and develop existing client base
• Meet/exceed new business targets as outlined in the annual business plan

Financial and Administrative Responsibilities
• Demonstrate good business knowledge and awareness of financial implications of day-to-day decisions made regarding projects
• Ensure that group budgets are prepared on time and that profit and utilization targets are met
• Support preparation and negotiation of proposals and contracts with prospective and existing clients
• Ensure that employees under their control and direct reports submit internal reporting information on a timely basis
• Effective management of work in progress (WIP) to ensure work is billed accurately and on a timely basis

Supervision of Staff
• Ensure the well-being and safety of Operations Manager, Project Managers, Project Technologists, and other staff
• Ensure that group resources are properly allocated
• Provide technical assistance to employees under supervision.
• Provide mentoring and coaching to staff
• Support career development as well as group succession planning
• Performance management and discipline
• Interviewing and hiring new staff in conjunction with Operation Managers

Maintaining Quality Control
• Participate in all quality control initiatives
• Maintain processes to continually improve work quality and efficiency


• 10-15 years of related industry experience
• Demonstrated leadership skills and experience managing and growing large teams of technical staff
• Experience developing and executing strategic initiatives and business development plans
• Spirit of innovation to lever technology to improve quality, efficiency and coordination
• Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail required
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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