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Project Manager Operations

Lindsay, ON, Canada
March 30, 2024

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John H.J. Kirk

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Capable, trusted and hardworking Project Manager with a wealth of civil supervision experience in the areas of cement foundations, form work, duct installation, grouting, cement finishing, Mandrill underground duct installation and cement compaction. Also well-versed in pressure testing including slump and shear testing. Adept in areas such as well replacement on existing foundation work, walls, floors and ceilings. In search of a Project, Site or Operations Manager role, or serving in a VP of Operations or Consultant role.


Experience includes establishing and running an energy reduction company

With Aecom, managed alternative energy systems for an electrical consulting firm, including wind, solar, water turbine and hybrid systems, e.g. enterprise high-voltage electrical, as well as project financing functions

With Enterprise, spearheaded various electrical installation and repair processes including high-voltage troubleshooting (overhead and underground fault location) TDR

Proficient in blueprint and line drawing, with computer savvy in the use of Microsoft Office

In Churchill Falls Labrador, worked on the Bay D’Espoirs for the Alstom Grid Newfoundland/Labrador Generation Station from May to November 2015; completed assignment both on time and under budget

Have experienced zero incidents or issues to date, with Alstom having just celebrated 1M hours with no accidents

Worked for the Toronto District School Board as a night shift Facilities Manager simultaneously while running the Enterprise High Voltage electrical contracting company during the day, focusing on client services in the latter capacity

Last postion, site manager EDF-renewables/Romney project,inWheatley On. involved with all manner of turbine installation, civil and mechanical, and electrical.(Note*company experts brought in and I assisted where needed).

Professional Experience

Last formal position, managing consultant EDF-renewables Romney wind farm project Chatham/Kent.

Abundant solar Energy Construction manager/PM. managed multiple solar ground up construction around Huntsville and Ottawa areas. May 19th – July 19th 2019.

EDF-Renewables; Site Manager- lindsay Ontario canada office (Nov.-Jan 30th/2019).

interacting and managing field staff at OCC- Lindsay site Responsible for 7 sites, Solar.

GE and SMA equipment.

Enterprise High voltage consulting, Owner (June 2018-Nov.2018)

Serve as Site Manager for Alstom Grid, leading an equipment upgrade at a 735kv switch yard

Prepare documents, uphold safety compliance and adhere to contractual obligations when replacing insulators and various switchyard equipment, e.g. breakers, disconnects, CVTs, CT, rotary ground systems and electrical control systems

Manitoba Hydro International, Management Consultant Specialist (2017-2018)

Trained and guided Managers in a manner conducive to increased proficiency

Worked on assignment in Qassim/Ha’il and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Aecom, Civil Site Manager (2016)

Served as a Construction Manager, Site Manager and Superintendent

Gained licensure as a Journeyman Power Lineman-Red Seal

Achieved MEA Certification, previously known as AMEU, as a Utility Power Lineman

Managed facilities using BAS systems; included leading warehouse management, inventory control and procurement

Operated in high-tech and global markets to lead sales and marketing processes

Enterprise High Voltage Electric, Construction Manager/Owner (2014)

Acted in an Electrical Superintendent role with Borea Construction, working on wind turbines

Offered consulting expertise across various areas of electrical energy construction

Handled line and pole/tower installation, sub-station construction and maintenance; worked on sub-station build grid assembly transformer, breaker, tower cap bank and regulator work, along with completion of internal control area work CT /PT connections

Completed isolations and switch configuration work, plant electrical installation 120/208 600/347 600v, line clearing, U/G fault location and repair and cable location

Fielded insurance damage claims and alternative energy consultations, focused on water/wind turbines and solar power grids

Delivered sub-station consultation while working in Margareta Island, Venezuela

Engaged in power restoration with Black & Macdonald in the aftermath of an ice storm in Quebec

Headed LED Division efforts using LED and induction lighting measures, along with power factor reduction technologies

John H.J. Kirk


SNC-Lavalin Alberta, Construction Manager (2012-2014)

Completed the SNC- Athabasca Telecom upgrade, the largest telecom upgrade Alta-Link had ever done; covered 12 different site locations, multiple crews and various trades

oTended to major safety concerns in live sub-stations with inexperienced crews; erected 300-foot telecom towers

oFulfilled project with no injuries or damages; achieved system success using time management and multitasking savvy

Worked on a WATL Project for a 500kv transmission line

Also led a Hartland Project for GIS Installation; involved managing construction, access, land and environmental issues and developing solutions

oLed subcontractor progress meetings to keep all stakeholders well-informed

oTrained staff using innovative measures to keep the team operating at peak performance

oConsulted with other Managers to discuss isolations and switching procedures

oEngaged with Project Managers and Directors to coordinate and finalize schedules and budgets; collaboratively succeeded in putting the project on target

oDeterminedly worked on all aspects of this effort to ensure timeliness, doing whatever it took to guarantee success; included assisting with warehousing, procurement and facilities management

oFunctioned as an Interim Office Manager to listen to and resolve staff concerns

oPartnered with contractors to collectively develop new agreements

Hydro One Power Workers Union, Journeyman Lineman (2006-2010)

Served in numerous locations across provinces to fulfill obligations for various assignments

Locales included Parry Sound, Huntsville, Orangeville, Bowmanville, Newmarket, Arnprior and Perth

Headed line construction, Smart Meter program operations including follow-up repair, along with cable location/detection, collections, metering and storm damage response

I.B.E.W. 353, Journeyman Lineman (2002-2006)

Fulfilled numerous assignments throughout the United States

Worked in Chicago’s Local 9 and in Long Island/New York for the Local 1049

Also completed projects in Middletown and Hartford, CT and in sites across Pennsylvania, Detroit and Watertown

Additional Roles

Project Manager, PBW High Voltage, 2016-2017

Journeyman Lineman (Contract), Milton Hydro Distribution Line Construction, 2011

Warehouse Manager, Toronto Hydro/Entera Utility Contractors 2011

Journeyman Lineman, Ainsworth Power-Toronto Hydro, 2010-2011

A-Level Lineman, Toronto Hydro,1990-1991

Line Foreman-New Services Division UG/OH, Scarborough Public Utilities Commission, 1976-1989

Also worked as a Contractor for various entities including Black & MacDonald from 1989-1990

Currently (since 2019) doing consulting on energy reduction strategies, and working with property management company out of Lindsay Ontario.

Professional Development

Class G License/ Clean Abstract, Ryerson University Poly-Tech/Occupational H&S, E.U.S.A. Bare Hand, Hydro One, Cable Location & Smart Meter (certified trained), Province of Alberta Level 3 (Unrestricted) Alta-Link Clearance for Lines & Sub-Stations, GOI (Guarantee of Isolation) Grounding and Bonding Alta-Link, Basics of Supervision, Hydraulic Systems, Heavy Equipment & Small Crane (USA), S.A.P. R-3 Project Phoenix Material Management, W.H.M.I.S. (Hydro One), Critical Risk Protocol; SNC-Lavalin (Environmental/Safety), Safe Handling Heavy Loads (Hydro One), Underground Splicing Lead to Poly (3-M), Lead Splicing (Standard Underground), Land Access & Environment Management (SNC-Lavalin), Sub-Contractor Evaluations & Management (SNC-Lavalin), Basics of Supervision Certificate (Borea Construction), OSHA, Risk Protocol, Civil Management/Cement Work, Foundations and Steel Work (Site Grading & Clearing), Civil Survey Work Management & Installations, W.H.I.M.S. Training, ATV/Snowmobile Certified.

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