Senior Project Manager - Roads

Salary and benefits

We offer excellent compensation and benefits, including RSP and Profit Sharing Plans, Fitness Benefits, Flexible Hours, Career Development Opportunities, Mentoring, Continuing Education, Social Activities and a working environment second to none.

Organization name

R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited


R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited (Burnside) has an opening for a knowledgeable, result-driven and enthusiastic Senior Project Manager with a minimum of 15 years of experience to join our growing Transportation Group. 

We have openings in our Collingwood, Barrie, Mississauga and Newmarket offices.

The selected individual will work closely with team members and should excel at working in a fast pace, adaptive and innovative environment.

The focus of this role is to service public and private clients in the GTA and across Ontario, where there are a variety of current and future projects at various stages of development. 

The team focuses largely on road design across an extensive geography area. Projects are variable and range from small road improvements to large scale regional road improvements.  The team assists clients on projects from concept to completion.

This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop in a career in transportation by joining a dynamic team that takes on challenging projects and provides excellent rewards and benefits in return.

The Role

Reporting to the Vice President, Transportation, this position will involve (but is not limited to) carrying out the following tasks, and includes directing a team of engineers, CETs, EITs, and other technical professionals, to achieve this:

  • Work with the leadership team on client development;
  • Provide mentorship and training to junior and intermediate engineers and other technical staff and participate actively and formally in their development plans;
  • Work with senior staff and client leads to establish overall design strategies and approaches for projects;
  • Prepare functional, preliminary and detailed engineering designs for roadway design projects using AutoCAD Civil 3D or Microstation InRoads;
  • Prepare cost estimates, tender packages and project documents;
  • Assisting in client development, project budgeting and preparation of proposals;
  • Ensure quality and timely delivery of project deliverables to meet the client’s needs;
  • Lead the design implementation and day to day project coordination with overall project team;
  • Support project/client managers in establishing appropriate timelines for deliverables and work with design teams, throughout the offices, to drive the schedule;
  • Work with other Senior Designers and CAD leaders to provide input to on-going process improvements for design output; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


The following qualifications, experience and skills are required:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Ontario / PEO) with 11 years minimum of licensure, in good standing with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).
  • Five years of design and project management, preferably in the context of road projects.
  • Knowledge of road design criteria including Regional and Local Municipal Government design practices and permitting requirements, Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) guidelines and Ontario Provincial Standards (OPS).
  • Knowledge of sewer and watermain design criteria.
  • Knowledge of road, sewer and watermain construction practices.
  • Experience with overseeing and coordinating sub-consultants, procurement, design, construction and commissioning.
  • Strong analytical skills and data management with proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite of programs including MS Project for creation of detailed project schedules.
  • Thorough knowledge of municipal and provincial review processes and standards for permitting and approvals.
  • Ability to multi-task and work on a number of projects concurrently, leading staff teams.
  • A valid Ontario drivers license and vehicle.

The following experience and skills are considered additional assets:

  • Formal project management training, (PMP designation or similar)

Additional comments

Company Profile

Founded in 1970, R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited is a progressive Canadian‑owned multi‑discipline engineering and environmental consultancy firm with over 345 staff and a proven track record of providing the highest service to clients in the Public, Private, International and Aboriginal sectors. 

We have 11 offices across Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta and work on projects throughout Canada and the Caribbean.

Burnside’s traditional focus has been infrastructure engineering, including water supply, sewage treatment, surface water and resources and storm-water management, roads and bridges and agricultural drainage. We also provide services in the specialty areas of transportation, hydrogeology, environmental assessment and planning, monitoring and compliance, site assessments, remediation and cleanup, solid waste management, and structures and building services .

We take pride in our people and the company has a strong reputation as being a great place to work.  We are always interested in speaking with talented people who wish to share their careers with us at any of our offices. 

We offer excellent compensation and benefits, including RSP and Profit Sharing Plans, Fitness Benefits, Flexible Hours, Career Development Opportunities, Mentoring, Continuing Education, Social Activities and a working environment second to none.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and we welcome or consider resumes from all qualified candidates.

Burnside will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the entire recruitment, assessment and selection process, as required.  If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation during these processes, please contact our Human Resources department.

We thank all who apply; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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