Regional Manager, Eastern Canada

Regional Manager, Eastern Canada

Milestone is looking for creative people who enjoy a challenge. We provide contracting excellence to our clients, daring them to let us collaborate on their toughest and most sensitive projects across Canada. Specializing in soil and ground remediation, water treatment, heavy civil construction, building decommissioning, land reclamation and rehabilitating sensitive habitats; our people thrive in a fast paced and everchanging environment. Everyone on our team believes in finding creative solutions for our clients while making a positive impact to our environment and community. This can be a tough job and isn’t for everyone. Milestone is up to the challenge, are you?

Milestone’s success comes from putting our team first. We are employee-owned and commit to keeping our people safe, offering competitive wages and benefits, and providing opportunity for professional growth and development. Putting our people first is a promise we have been able to deliver on for over 10 years and we continue growing stronger. If you think you are a fit, then we want you to grow with us.


Reporting to the CEO (or alternate), the Regional Manager of Eastern Canada will be responsible for the strategic growth and leadership of all Eastern Canada operations, overseeing all Projects and Contracting operations, and related business development activities.

People Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and direct the training and management of all regional teams. Ensure effective onboarding is completed for project staff, with support from HR.
  • Help determine resource allocation among business units and/or departments.
  • Create, manage, and achieve regional KPI’s.
  • Monitor departmental performance against goals to ensure that progress is being made, and that corrective action is taken if necessary.
  • Leads team through effective performance management to include activities that ensure goals are consistently being met or exceeded. Support team in their professional development and provide growth opportunities through SMART goals.
  • Create an inspiring and inclusive work environment reflective of our core values.
  • With support from the HSE team, design regional safety initiatives and promote a safetyfirst culture. Accountable for regional HSE performance

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all projects and contracting operations, accountable for all contracts and tenders within the region.
  • Create and manage project budgets, forecasts, and long-term financial plans; ensure adherence to annual budgets.
  • Identify, propose, and implement best practices for operational excellence and continuous improvements.
  • Oversee business development opportunities; attend client meetings, conferences, networking events.
  • Regularly report to the CEO and the Leadership team on the region’s progress against, and ability to meet, its strategic and operational objectives.
  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership Team, primarily with the other Regional Managers to ensure we are working cohesively as a national organization.
  • Ensures Safety, Human Resources, Operational and corporate policies are being followed.
  • Ensure timely implementation of annual planning initiatives and operational initiatives concurrent with delivery of project excellence by establishing and ensuring use of effective risk management, project management, governance, and planning processes.
  • Manage internal and external stakeholder relations.

Growth Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the strategic growth, diversification, and leadership of all Eastern Canada operations and service offerings. Develop, implement, and execute on the Annual Plan for the region in partnership with others as part of our annual process and strategic planning when completed.

Indigenous Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and be held accountable for Indigenous engagement with the goal to strengthen working relationships and collaboration with Indigenous communities throughout the region.
  • Accountable for maintaining the Joint Ventures and Partnerships with Indigenous communities throughout the region, with support by National Indigenous Manager.
  • Build strong working relationships with Indigenous communities and provide advocacy and coaching when issues arise.
  • Identify opportunities for strategic relationships.
  • Participate and foster relationship-building, including attendance at conferences, events, and/or other meaningful activities.



  • Minimum 10 years operations experience with demonstrated experience in leading large project management teams.
  • Strong understanding and experience in the Environmental Remediation industry and Contracting is a significant asset.


  • Significant knowledge of maintenance and construction processes and workflows, as well as intimate knowledge of safety codes, quality standards and industry best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership – ability to lead by example, build a team environment and foster teamwork amongst staff
  • Significant and progressive leadership training and experience, with a strong focus on operations, business/finance, and HR processes.
  • Strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of management and supervision
  • Ability to evaluate alternative solutions and develop sound conclusions, recommendations, and courses of action.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, explain and apply local, provincial and federal laws and regulations.
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Experience creating and managing budgets for a large, distributed organization
  • Sound understanding of risk management.
  • Strategic thinker, detailed focused, creative problem solver
  • Ability to read and interpret financial reports
  • Ability to implement and achieve revenue and financial plans
  • Strong mentoring and coaching capabilities
  • Computer skills and strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook);
  • Ability to build relationships and interact with multiple clients, subcontractors, senior management, etc.


Work is based out of an Eastern office. Regular travel to Client sites and Milestone project sites required. This includes visits to active construction sites that require a high regard and understanding of the related safety concerns that such sites might present.


We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.