Landscape Project Manager

Job Number: 2017-3981

Permanent   |  Waterdown, Ontario   |  Posted on Dec 18, 2017 ← Back

Position Summary:

The Landscape Project Manager will be self-motivated and possess strong communication, on site coaching and organization skills.  This Landscape Project Manager position requires multiple years of landscape industry experience, with a proven track record of successfully installing residential landscape construction projects. 


Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

Field Operations

 Equipment & Personnel:

  • Makes recommendations for equipment or other asset purchases based upon targeted goals and operational needs
  • Monitors equipment for ‘wear and tear’ and ensures regular maintenance and repairs are conducted. Ensures vehicles and equipment are kept clean and in good repair
  • Assign and organize equipment in a manner that limits items being lost or stolen
  • Orders supplies and materials such as commercial oils and lubricants and equipment parts


  • Maintain the proper staff for the back log of work; adjusting staff for seasonal fluctuations – maximizing the personnel resources and equipment of the company
  • Coordinate subcontractors to maximize company production efforts and insure jobs are being executed in a timely fashion
  • Work closely with Landscape division team to schedules all projects & irrigation installs
  • Ensures projects are kept to deadlines – actual hours / days / materials is equal to or less than estimated
  • Co-ordinates activities with other work crews and the Maintenance division, as required

  Crew Management:

  • Oversees the daily activities of the Crew Leaders and subcontractors who perform the duties associated with “Sold” landscape installations managing the project from start to finish
  • Motivates staff to achieve service excellence and exceed customer expectations
  • Provides on-site training in job duties, equipment operation and company policies and procedures to maximize efficiencies and productivity
  • Monitors staff performance and conducts regular evaluations
  • Makes recommendations for hires, promotions and pay increases
  • Develops staff by working with them to build and support a team environment
  • Demonstrate role model behaviors on ethics and integrity as well as positively promoting the Gelderman Way
  • Keep work areas tidy – office, yard, compound & vehicles
  • Develops and ensures implementation of Best Practices procedures throughout all areas of the division. Works with associations, vendors and subcontractors to stay abreast of new methods
  • Oversees quality control and ensures all service and quality issues rectified efficiently


  • Oversee enforcement of Company policies in regard to health and safety and operating procedures
  • Communicate workplace hazards and control procedures to workers
  • Take reasonable precautions to ensure safety of workers
  • Actively support and participate in the health and safety program
  • Performing workplace inspections and information sessions
  • Participating in accident investigations, correcting substandard acts or conditions
  • Provides on-site training in job duties, equipment operation and company policies and procedures to maximize efficiencies and productivity-ensuring staff are properly signed off prior to operating equipment




  • Work with the Landscape Estimator to review project scope of work documentation binder (project proposal, design plan, work orders etc.)
  • Work closely with the Landscape Design + Sales Managers to support project installation and quality
  • Participates in bi-weekly ‘tailgate’ sessions, weekly Landscape operations & scheduling meetings and weekly 1:1 individual meetings with V.P. Landscape + Design
  • Monitors, verifies and prepare timesheets for payroll processing
  • Responsible for all paperwork related to your portion of the flow of information through the Landscape Division i.e. daily attendance, timesheets, production reports, employee reviews and disciplinary paperwork and other material to control costs and increase revenue
  • Work with Health & Safety Manager Manger to identify hazards & develop SOP’s



Technical skills/job knowledge:

  • 5+ years of experience managing construction crews installing $2 Million in revenue or more within the landscape or construction industry
  • Must exhibit excellent written, oral and presentation skills
  • Encompasses strong interpersonal, planning, analytical skills and business acumen for effective decision making
  • Knowledge of business software; Microsoft Office, Project Manager, etc.
  • A passion for service excellence
  • Highly-motivated with excellent time management discipline

Job summary


Gelderman Landscape Services

Job Type



Waterdown, Ontario

Start Date

Mar 01, 2018

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