PCL Edmonton Announces Appointment of Jason Portas

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Edmonton – Buildings & Civil Construction

Edmonton, AB (November 30, 2018) – The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that Jason Portas has been appointed vice president and district manager for PCL’s Edmonton Buildings district effective November 19, 2018.

Reporting to Kris Hildebrand, President, Western Canadian Buildings and Civil Infrastructure, Jason will provide oversight to the district and will be responsible for major buildings, civil infrastructure, and special projects operations throughout northern Alberta. Jason is re-joining PCL Edmonton after spending two years in Winnipeg as an area manager and a district manager. Jason will join existing vice president and district manager, Rob Otway, in response to Alan Kuysters, vice president and district manager, transferring to PCL’s California Buildings district to lead PCL’s first P3 project in the US.

“It’s exciting to be back in Edmonton and joining a district that is home to an outstanding team of construction professionals,” says Portas. “It’s an honor to take a leadership role with this talented team that has greatly shaped Edmonton’s landscape. The team has diverse skills, knowledge, and experience and is capable of executing major projects like Rogers Place and ICE District, complex civil infrastructure projects, and smaller projects including office fitouts, historical renovations, and new builds. I look forward to working with the team to grow the success of the district by providing the highest level of service possible for our clients and industry partners.” 

Jason began his PCL career in 1995 with the Construction Services group at PCL’s Northern America Headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta. Over his career, he has progressed through a number of project management roles with operations assignments in Calgary and Edmonton. In 2012, Jason was appointed operations manager for PCL Edmonton. In 2016, he relocated to Winnipeg to take on the role of area manager. In early 2018, Jason was promoted to district manager in Winnipeg and in November 2018 was promoted to vice president and district manager for PCL Edmonton. Jason holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a master of science in construction engineering and management, both from the University of Alberta, is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), and is a Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Gold Seal-certified project manager. 

About PCL Construction 

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $8 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.

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