Equipment Director

NorLand Limited consists of many specialized businesses working together as one team towards common goals. We have the unique ability to undertake complex, multi-faceted public and private sector projects within a single contract. Our businesses have been making Anything. Possible. for over 65 years!

As NorLand’s Equipment Director, you will lead our equipment operations, facilities, processes, data and governance to deliver the highest return on assests deployed. You will oversee procurement activities, preventative maintenance, repair/replacement and safety assurance for the company’s equipment and mobile assets, and will be accountable for readying the Equipment Division for the implementation of an integrated ERP system, and providing analysis and governance to help NorLand make the best business decisions in alignment with our strategic objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Team Management

  • Lead a team of direct and indirect reports responsible for equipment & fleet management, mechanics/ maintenance, equipment purchasing, shop stores/inventory, equipment yard and fleet schedules
  • Develop strategies to strengthen the team by assesssing capabilities, proactively recruiting and developing talent for the future
  • Drive safety culture and ensure the highest safety, quality, and efficiency standards are maintained


Equipment Management

  • Manage the equipment procurement processes, including preparation of annual capital budgets and reports, return on capital analysis, buy vs. lease, cost tracking, purchasing
  • Analyze life cycle and utilization rates and make recommendations on replacement, addition and/or divestiture of assets as needed
  • Analyze all equipment cost metrics continuously to ensure effective utilization and maintenance practices
  • Ensure effective equipment maintenance by developing and implementing comprehensive preventative and predictive equipment repair programs including developing KPIs to track and regulate equipment utilization, repair costs and spare parts inventories
  • Work with the construction teams to provide timely, relevant and accurate data being captured by the NextGen equipment fleets to improve productivity and project management decision making in real time
  • Oversee the management of records, licenses, inspections, warranties, and service agreements for the organization's equipment and tools
  • Manage effective and efficient yard operations


Process Improvement

  • Further develop the shift to an integrated technology driven environment for tracking and assessing equipment use and condition, identifying location, gathering operational analytics, and capturing associate costs
  • Implement technology enhancements to optimize equipment utilization and effectiveness
  • Work closely with leadership to promote the use of more energy efficient equipment and processes, and provide practical efficiency solutions
  • Partner with equipment suppliers to drive leading edge approaches in equipment maintenance. Leverage equipment suppliers' capabilities to enhance the maintenance tools and processes



  • Ten or more years of experience in a construction environement, preferably in equipment management
  • Five or more years of experience in leading teams
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of data, and compile relevant information used in making qualitative and quantitative business decisions
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Experience managing budgets and performing financial analysis
  • Self-directed, results-oriented, and highly motivated, requiring minimal direct guidance
  • Proven experience in developing and deploying best in class processes and introducing technology solutions in a construction environment
  • Experience in team building, coaching and succession planning
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, problem-solve, and work under pressure of deadlines
  • Proficient computer skills, including use of MS Office products, and familiarity with ERP systems

The role is a permanent, full-time position with a typical salary range of $170,000 - $200,000 per annum. The starting salary will be based on the successful candidate’s competencies, including but not limited to knowledge, skills, experience, and internal pay structures. As a part of NorLand’s total compensation package, this position may be eligible for other benefits subject to program eligibility.

We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring practices.