General Manager - CDI

NorLand Limited is diverse group of 15 specialized heavy construction businesses that have been serving the construction industry since 1954. Our Brand Promise is to continue making Anything Possible – just as we’ve been doing for over 65 years. With operations in BC and Alberta, CD Construction Drilling Inc. (CDI) specializes in unique and difficult drilling solutions. With a fleet of drilling equipment and an experienced team, CDI takes pride in our delivery of high-quality construction drilling solutions.


CDI has an exciting opportunity for a General Manager based in Duncan, BC, to oversee the overall activities of the business unit.  The ideal candidate will be a decision maker and an excellent communicator who has a strong ability to lead and deliver on strategic objectives.  Ultimately, the general manager should be driven by a desire to lead CDI to its maximum potential while maintaining the highest safety, quality, and ethical standards.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Leading and developing the strategic plan that charts the future course for CDI
  • Creating an annual operating plan and related budgets (operating and CAPEX) that align with corporate strategy
  • Overseeing the successful delivery of all projects from mobilization to completion
  • Managing the day-to-day activities of the business unit
  • Ensuring a proactive and dedicated approach to safety
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with strategic partners and clients



  • Identifying priority issues that must be addressed to reach short, medium, and long-term objectives and strategies
  • Assessing risks associated with the business and developing strategies to mitigate them
  • Achieving key objectives in the annual operating plan and corporate strategic plan
  • Qualifying and assessing potential opportunities and customers
  • Communicating CDI’s value proposition to key clients
  • Acting as a coach, motivator, and facilitator to the team to ensure project schedule, budget and quality objectives are met or exceeded
  • Developing and maintaining an effective organizational structure that reflects the operational needs of the company
  • Ensuring effective utilization of financial resources to support business objectives, policies, plans, and budgets
  • Assess and enhance the foundational pillars of the company including equipment management, estimating procedures, operational efficiency and financial operations.



  • 8+ years of experience in a comparable leadership capacity within a related industry.
  • Well-honed decision-making ability and capable of navigating complex business scenarios.
  • Exceptional communication aptitude, adept at conveying ideas effectively with various stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of achieving financial and performance targets, demonstrating a results-oriented approach.
  • Proficient in motivating and guiding employees while ensuring accountability for performance.
  • Comprehensive understanding and practical application of operational procedures encompassing safety protocols, estimating, cost management, procurement, equipment management, HR practices, and financial management.
  • Skilled in assessing and mitigating contractual risks, ensuring the protection of organizational interests.
  • Effective multitasker with the ability to manage diverse responsibilities concurrently, optimizing operational efficiency and productivity.



The typical hiring range for this position is $175,000 - $215,000 per year. The exact compensation may vary based on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, internal equity, and other criterion.


CDI and NorLand Limited are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring practices.


Only candidates who are most qualified for the position will be contacted.