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Project Supervisor - Major Projects and Construction

Algoma (prev. Essar Steel Algoma Inc.)

Job Type: Permanent Full

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada

The Company

For over a century Algoma has a proud history and strong traditions of being an industry leading manufacturer of hot and cold rolled sheet steels in carbon and high strength low-alloy grades and we are Canada’s only plate producer. We are integral to the making of many of our modern day buildings, products and appliances. Our steel is used in construction, mining, manufacturing, automotive, shipbuilding, energy resources including renewable energy and military applications throughout North America. Today’s steel industry is rapidly evolving and so are we, bringing new products to market that our customers need for their success. We are inviting everyone who has a talent and drive for superior performance, a desire to be part of a team of steel industry professionals focused on transforming our company to continue our century long tradition of delivering high quality steel products to our customers, improving the quality of life for our community, demonstrating industry- leading environmental stewardship and providing rich and rewarding careers for our employees.

The Role

This position is accountable for providing project planning, scheduling and control functions to maximize effective project execution.

Key Deliverables

  • Provide all phases of project management for Construction projects, retrofits and rebuilds, testing and commissioning, quality assurance, equipment sourcing, documentation, material handling and procurement, implementation and contract administration.
  • Manage the project team and ensure integration of their efforts.
  • Actively take ownership of the health and safety program in their area of accountability. Includes maintaining a high standard for housekeeping, providing worker training, tracking outstanding items to completion in a timely manner, monitoring worker activities, etc.
  • Generate Project Requirement, bid specifications, project budgets, scope sheets and schedules.
  • Negotiate with Purchasing and Legal contract language, terms and conditions.
  • Provide project planning and scheduling services to the project team and project sponsor.
  • Monitor and report project budget, scope and progress variances.  Identify corrective action.
  • Provide continuous project control, monitoring and assistance until all project objectives are complete.
  • Ensure construction is effectively coordinated between the different disciplines – civil, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation, to effectively execute projects in proper sequence and timing.
  • Manage the project team and ensure integration of their efforts.
  • Direct trades during projects, down days or for relief purposes.
  • Ensure all projects are executed in accordance with all health, safety and environmental regulations.
  • Support the operating areas to achieve budgeted production targets.
  • Ensures all hazards and risks involved with the project are listed, actions formalized for properly tackling each hazard.

Core Competencies and Skills Required

  • Minimum ten years relevant project management experience is preferred.
  • Technologist Diploma in a Mechanical, Electrical or Civil discipline and experience in industrial construction and/or project management is an asset.
  • Steel industry experience is an asset.
  • Possess effective interpersonal communication, organizational, team and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of computer systems – MS Office.
  • Experience with MS Project is preferred.
  • Experience with SAP is an asset.
  • Solid knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) is required.
  • Solid problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to wear a respirator, a Scott Air pack, be comfortable working at heights, in confined spaces as per OHSA and in all weather conditions is required.

If you meet the qualifications for this position and are committed to a challenging career with a dynamic company, in a community that offers superior quality of life, please submit your resume to referencing the job title in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodation is available for applicants with a disability.

To learn more about our company, please visit

Fulltime Permanent Unionized Position
Work week - 40 hours
Salary Range - $80,886 - $101,108 (depending upon experience)
Extended Health Benefits package and a Defined Contribution Pension Plan

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