• Consultant (Incorporated Contractor)
  • GTA West


We are currently requesting resumes for the following position: Manager, Controls & Automation


Number of Vacancies: 1

Reports to: General Manager

Location: GTA West


Position Summary:

  • Manages Controls Group Leaders, Electrical Designers, Programmers and Robot Programmers to deliver automation and controls solutions that are competitive or transformational for The Client’s core business.
  • Responsible for the timely, cost-effective delivery of all electrical control projects for The Client.
  • Provides leadership and oversight, technical guidance and direction to all department subordinates and subcontractors for project completion, including controls & automation for system design, hardware selection, and applicable software.
  • Supports project hands-on in full capability if required by a project’s demand for a particular solution or for mitigating short-term lack of personnel.
  • Develops and assists in developing the Automation Business at The Client’s and growing the Controls & Automation business content at The Client’s. That will include interaction with the Customers and the Client’s Sales and Application Manager for proposing solutions and developing project cost estimates, schedules, and timelines.
  • Advises senior leadership regarding industry best practices.
  • Responsible for assuring the appropriate skills, applications knowledge, personal development, and supporting tools are present in the department to support current and future program needs.
  • Interacts with multiple sites a , functional areas, and many levels of leadership while devising new approaches to uncovered customer opportunities and strategies for problems encountered.
  • Interacts directly with distributors and customers in defining needs and opportunities and establishing collaborative relationships to provide solutions and effectively implement the ISO 9001 quality assurance program in the division.


Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Ensures ALL industry, regulatory, and company Health & Safety policies and procedures are implemented, understood, and adhered to without compromise.
  • Ensures all required H&S training is identified, scheduled, attended, and effectiveness is continually monitored to ensure content is understood and applied.
  • Identifies eroding H&S behaviours, compliance, and practices before they lead to an event, implements necessary coaching, identifies re-training requests, etc., to ensure the expected level of performance is achieved.


  • Review, Development, and Compensation – Assists the team in developing challenging goals. Coaches direct reports for continually improved performance. Evaluates performance and development progress of direct reports and make compensation recommendations. Addresses conflict and performance issues.
  • Teamwork (morale) – Creates and maintains an environment that promotes accountability, responsibility, ownership, teamwork, respect, energy, and efficiency.
  • Staffing – Manages staffing requirements to support project workload through associate development, transfers, and hires. Balances resources within and among departments based on changing priorities.
  • Develops and maintains subcontractor/supplier partners to address turnkey managed-task scopes and forecasted resource peak overloads. Manages the right balance of in-house staffing and external resource contracting to handle the immediate and forecasted workload.
  • Assists engineers and technicians in prioritizing tasks and activities for multiple projects. Facilitates cross-functional, market-based, team approach.
  • Budgeting – Assists with establishing departmental budget targets, analyzing variances, and identifying cost reduction opportunities.
  • Collaborate with Applications, Project, Operations, Support, and QA teams to build tooling/infrastructure and documentation that helps meet the needs of those departments both today and in the future.
  • Identify areas to improve, collaborate with the team to create plans and standards, and work with the team to implement changes to improve designs and project performance.
  • Engage with the Engineering community to bring ideas and innovation to the team.
  • Provide a clear and direct process for our Engineering team to collaborate across departments and prioritize their workload.
  • Participate with peers and management to ensure the organizational structure is a help, not a hindrance, to getting work done.
  • Collaborate with technical leads to prioritize work, ensure the team has the appropriate skills and size to accomplish goals and remove any roadblocks from the team’s path.
  • Continually explore innovative business practices and determine fit for the team and the company.
  • Recruit, onboard, manage and retain a team of Programmers, Controls Designers, Mechatronics Engineers, and Interims.
  • Responsible for all projects regarding design budget, schedule and performance.
  • Identifies areas of need and opportunities for training of existing or industry-leading technology and development to ensure the department’s effectiveness, industry relevancy, and competitiveness.

Quality Assurance/Compliance

  • Support and maintain ISO 9001 quality assurance program in the division.
  • Ensures all required QA and designated compliance training is identified, scheduled, attended, and effectiveness is monitored to ensure content is understood and applied.
  • Identifies eroding behaviours, compliance, and practices before they lead to an event, implements necessary coaching, identifies re-training requirements, etc., to ensure the expected level of performance is achieved.


  • Responsible for reviewing all Cyber Security\IT policies and ensuring respective subordinates and subcontractors comply with them.
  • Oversee and foster an effective ERP implementation, process improvements and involvement of all employees.
  • Monitor and ensure ERP data entry compliance and reporting among reports

Business Development & Marketing

  • Supports the BD & Marketing Team on active and potential proposals, business leadership development, opportunity meetings with prospective leads/clients, etc.
  • Prepares marketing content as required and requested concerning Automation & Controls aspects of the business
  • In conjunction with others, maintains, enhances, increases, and identifies prospective new relationship contacts with industry partners and clients
  • Acquires market intel on opportunities, competition, etc. and shares with management for consideration


Skills and Qualifications Requirements:


  • Engineering Degree or Science Degree


  • Technical Experience – 15 years minimum within the Automation industry
  • Solid working knowledge of the following:
  • Canadian Codes and Standards (CEC, ESA, CSA Z432, etc.)
  • Other Industry Standards (NEC, NFPA 79, OSHA, RIA, cGMP, GAMP)
  • Electrical circuits and sizing (AC/DC circuits, power, transformers, motors, circuit protection)
  • Sensors (analog, digital, high speed, inductive, optical, wiring methods, interfacing and conditioning)
  • PLCs (hardware and software) Rockwell, Siemens, Mitsubishi, others
  • SCADA (hardware and software)
  • PC (hardware, software, configuring, programming)
  • PC software (MS Office, AutoCAD Electrical, Internet, E Plan)
  • Motion (Drives and motors, Servos, Feedback and Closed Loop Control),
  • Robots (Fanuc, Motoman,CSA Z434, Safety and Programming).
  • Strong project management skills
  • Analytical thinking, problem-solving, quick learner, vital troubleshooting skill
  • Ability to Multitask and work under pressure.
  • Excellent oral and written English communications skills

To apply for this job email your details to lnewman@cpus.ca

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 911-008
  • Job Type: Consultant (Incorporated Contractor)
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Level: Senior
  • Location: GTA West
  • Duration:
  • Closing Date: