Jason Portas has been appointed vice president and district manager for PCL Construction’s Edmonton Buildings district.
Reporting to Kris Hildebrand, president, Western Canadian Buildings and Civil Infrastructure, Portas will provide oversight to the district and will be responsible for major buildings, civil infrastructure, and special projects operations throughout northern Alberta.
He is re-joining PCL Edmonton after spending two years in Winnipeg as an area manager and a district manager.
“It’s exciting to be back in Edmonton and joining a district that is home to an outstanding team of construction professionals,” says Portas. “The team has diverse skills, knowledge, and experience and is capable of executing major projects. 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.”
Portas began his PCL career in 1995 with the construction services group at PCL’s Northern America headquarters in Edmonton. Over his career, he has progressed through a number of project management roles with operations assignments in Calgary and Edmonton.
In 2012, he was appointed operations manager for PCL Edmonton. In 2016, he relocated to Winnipeg to take on the role of area manager. In early 2018, Portas was promoted to district manager in Winnipeg and in November 2018 was promoted to vice president and district manager for PCL Edmonton.
He 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.