Construction Manager

Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba


The North West Company has retained The Pederson Group to conduct a search for a Construction Manager.

The North West Company (NWC) is one of Canada’s oldest companies and has been in operation for over 200 years! NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Their stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. NWC’s construction division does over $150 million annually!

As the Construction Manager at The North West Company, you will be responsible for supervising construction projects and overseeing their progress from start to finish in a timely and cost-effective manner. 


  • Organize, direct and control activities on multiple job sites concurrently.
  • Oversee capital projects and monitor projects against planned budget and schedule.
  • Maintain the NWC’s brand with all clients, employees, trade partners and supply chain partners.
  • Champion and provide leadership that promotes a safe work culture.
  • Prepare workforce requirements, including workforce, labour, materials, and equipment needed on various sites.
  • Communicate closely with the project managers and coordinators to identify, develop, implement, and support cost-effective project delivery.
  • Achieve project schedule milestones and corrective action where necessary to meet key milestone dates.
  • Oversee execution of project work, including quality and production, by ensuring that the crews work to job specifications and follow drawings.
  • Ensure projects are engineered in line with NWC’s long-term standards, specifications, goals and initiatives from cost-effectiveness and a practical perspective.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as NWC has hundreds of stores globally, including Canada, Guam, Alaska, Florida, and the Caribbean Islands.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant construction field is considered an asset.
  • Minimum five or more years of experience leading construction teams involving multiple trades and construction disciplines, preferably in the ICI sector, retail, and big box store experience, would be an asset.
  • Journeyman carpentry ticket would be considered an asset.
  • Gold Seal certified Superintendent or Project Manager would be an asset.
  • Proven experience working on large, complex projects with budgets of over $15 million in construction value.
  • Strong leadership, management, and practical decision-making skills with the ability to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize performance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to interact with a wide range of individuals in a spectrum of situations.

What The Company Offers You:

  • Competitive salary with an annual bonus.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Company paid pension plan.
  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace.
  • A dynamic and diverse workplace with room for vertical growth and development.
  • Opportunity to travel to new countries and see how construction is done differently!

Apply or Learn More:

Interested in this opportunity? Apply now by submitting your application above. 

To learn more about the opportunity, contact Justis Pederson at +1 204-414-0754 or [email protected]!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!