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If you’re interested in a career with Conwest, please send your resume and cover letter to HR@conwestcontracting.com, including the name of the position you’re applying for on the subject line.

Current Openings

Office

The Position

The Project Manager must have extensive civil construction experience and a demonstrated track record of leading and executing profitable infrastructure projects. The individual will take a lead role on project delivery, providing insight and innovative solutions, and liaising directly with client/owners. This role is responsible for establishing project objectives, procedures and performance standards to support the completion of construction projects, on budget and on time.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversees project controls for construction projects including overall forecasting, cost management, contingency planning, resulting in achieving profitability of the project.
  • Meets regularly with the Vice President of Operations to discuss progress on projects and conduct monthly project cost reviews and forecasts.
  • Contributes technical direction to the pre-construction process for planning and estimating tasks, and acts as a technical resource for the project team during construction.
  • Coordinates project team members for the project.
  • Reviews, understands and facilitates the execution of project contract, liaising with legal counsel and Department Managers as appropriate.
  • Leads procurement activities for projects such as negotiations with vendors, suppliers and subcontractors prior to job start up.
  • Ensures all components of front-end duties are completed prior to the project start date.
  • Accountable for the timely and accurate submission of progress billings and support for receivables collections.
  • Works with all on-site personnel as required to identify and resolve issues, ensure quality control, and support the overall project schedule and goals.
  • Creates and maintain project schedules in collaboration with project team.
  • Ensures required permits, licenses, and other work-related necessities are in-place during and prior to project start-up.
  • Upholds project safety expectations while maintaining safety standards in all aspects of each project.
  • Ensures health, safety, and environmental standards are being achieved.
  • Accountable for the timely reporting of monthly project cost reviews and forecasts.
  • Develop and maintains successful client/owner relationships on behalf of Conwest.
  • Timely identification and preparation around process change orders and extra work orders.
  • Organize and chair meetings with clients/owners, architects, consultants, external stakeholders, and project team members as required.
  • Attend site meetings as required.
  • Manages project risk register and ensures mitigation plans are in place as required.
  • Understands the commercial aspects of contracts to protect the company’s interests and maintain strong relationships with client.
  • Manages resources (manpower, equipment and materials) on projects from beginning to end with attention to budgetary limitations.
  • Leads project closeout procedures, finalizing contract paperwork and working with management to resolve any project claims.
  • Leads project debrief cycle to review all aspects of project work and completion.
  • Set a productive, consistent, and professional work example while supporting and promoting published Conwest Contracting policies and core values of safety, quality, integrity, sustainability, and success.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications/skills:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in civil construction of various infrastructure projects such as earthworks, roadbuilding, excavation & shoring, and underground utilities.
  • Must possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills, both verbal and written with superior interpersonal, relationship and organizational management skills.
  • Must be approachable and capable of working efficiently with an open-door policy.
  • Possess a demonstrated ability to lead and direct projects, analyze issues, and bring innovative solutions to achieving work plan objectives.
  • Must be people oriented with an ability to establish a high degree of credibility with staff and clients.
  • Proficient with software such as HCSS Suite, Bluebeam, Agtek, Spectrum, Microsoft Project, Adobe, and all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of unionized labor environment an asset.
  • Valid Driver’s License Required.
  • Post secondary education with a degree in construction management, civil or structural engineering preferred.

If you’re interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to HR@conwestcontracting.com, including the name of the position you’re applying for on the subject line.

The Position

The Coordinator’s primary goals are to assist in the planning, organization, and quality control of the project while providing ongoing support of the project staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with change orders; obtain quotes, assess costs and impacts to project schedule.
  • Assist with project completion close-outs.
  • Maintain and distribute site records; post records to company document management system, and assemble documents to support claims.
  • Administer requests for information; liaise with project team, client, and subcontractors, and attend site/project meetings as required.
  • Coordinate inspections and acquire permits.
  • Coordinate selection and purchase of materials and services for the project including administration of purchase orders; liaise with suppliers.
  • Oversee accurate completion of all site paperwork including time sheets, dailies, invoices, and work records for accurate cost coding to applicable contract items.
  • Work with all on-site personnel, as required, to identify and resolve issues, ensure quality control, and support the overall project schedule and goals.
  • Support and confirm performance of the health & safety and environmental requirements of the work.
  • Other duties as required by Project Manager.

Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications/skills:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in civil, earthworks, and underground utilities.
  • Proficient with software such as HCSS Suite, Bluebeam, Agtek, Spectrum, Microsoft Project, Adobe, and all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Well organized, detail oriented, punctual.
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively represent company in multi-party discussions.
  • Commitment to excellence in service delivery, a safe workplace, and environmental protection.
  • Degree/Diploma in civil engineering/civil engineering technology.
  • Adaptable, team player and enthusiastic learner with the ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplined team.

If you’re interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to HR@conwestcontracting.com, including the name of the position you’re applying for on the subject line.

The Position

The Estimator’s primary goals are to assist in the planning, organization, and quality control of the project while providing ongoing supervision and mentorship of project staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviews tender documents, specifications, drawings, and attends pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and effort for estimating.
  • Provides productivity analyses for various scopes of work for estimate preparation.
  • Organizes estimating teams to prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to be bid.
  • Consults with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates.
  • Leads prequalification and proposal based tendering opportunities.
  • Leads pre-construction handover meetings to review project scope with project delivery team.
  • Prepares take-offs and calculates material quantities as required.
  • Follows awarded contracts as assigned to assist with extra work items, change orders, or re-pricing due to design changes.
  • Maintains files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current/accurate information on prices from suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Evaluates trade quotes and proposals, and prepares quote comparison sheets to determine best value.
  • Participates in estimate close-out and submissions.
  • Completes post-bid analyses as required on jobs bid.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Construction.

Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications/skills:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in civil construction of various infrastructure projects such as earthworks, roadbuilding, excavation & shoring, and underground utilities.
  • Must possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills, both verbal and written with superior interpersonal, relationship and organizational management skills.
  • Must be approachable and capable of working efficiently with an open-door policy.
  • Possess a demonstrated ability to lead and direct projects, analyze issues, and bring innovative solutions to achieving work plan objectives.
  • Must be people oriented with an ability to establish a high degree of credibility with staff and clients.
  • Proficient with software such as HCSS Suite, B2W, Bluebeam, Agtek, Spectrum, Microsoft Project, Adobe, and all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of unionized labor environment an asset.
  • Valid Driver’s License Required.
  • Post secondary education with a degree in construction management, civil or structural engineering preferred.

If you’re interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to HR@conwestcontracting.com, including the name of the position you’re applying for on the subject line.

Site

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring a strong job start-up including gaining a complete understanding of the project, the budget, scheduling requirements, and crew requirements prior to project start.
  • Manage project scheduling, daily work requirements, daily paperwork, crew, and contract payment items on an ongoing basis.
  • Coordinate production goals, targets, and scope, and troubleshoot problem areas with Site Superintendent.
  • Provide strong leadership to the crew in keeping with Conwest’s company philosophy of hiring the best and producing a superior product

Key Internal Relationships and General Expectations

  • Communicate regularly with Site Superintendents, Project Managers, and General Superintendent when required.
  • Review tasks with Site Superintendent to ensure adequate approach and construction methods, and discuss any perceived problems in a constructive manner to arrive at a resolution.
  • Maintain an open dialogue with employees to ensure they are aware of the daily work plan and remain aware of how their performance measures up to company expectations.
  • On an ongoing basis, provide and limit feedback to Site Superintendent and Site HR on the performance of employees.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review each project with Superintendent to ensure adequate approach and construction methods.
  • Gain an understanding of the cost codes and pay items applicable to to project.
  • Know the production rates required to stay on budget for principal activities.
  • Ensure adequate time to prepare for your activities prior to commencing.
  • Pre-schedule for all materials and resources to arrive before you need them and manage project scheduling to ensure the timely arrival of all materials, resources, and sub-contractors.
  • Daily management of the work includes a detailed understanding of the task each worker is assigned and ensuring that s/he understands how to accomplish the task safely and correctly.
  • Accurately complete daily paperwork, time sheets and other applicable paperwork with attention to detail.
  • Conduct daily tail-gate meetings and monitor crew to ensure safety standards are upheld.
  • In collaboration with Grade Person, ensure that accurate redline drawings are updated throughout the course of the job so they can be submitted or handed off at any point in time.
  • Monitor cost targets with Superintendent and report any anomolies.
  • Monitor and ensure crew breaks are for the allotted time only and that performance expectations are met.
  • Stay on top of weather conditions to ensure crew do not show up unnecessarily requiring the payment of 2-hour minimums.
  • Ensure all workers wear proper clothing and PPE, and have been full oriented in Health and Safety.
  • Ensure a qualified replacement (Grade Person) is designated to act as Foreman in the event s/he will be off the job site for any period of time, or that the job is shut down during her/his absence.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Foreman or Lead Hand in civil construction including earthworks and underground utilities.
  • A 2-year Diploma in a civil construction course is an asset.
  • Experience with HCSS, Heavy Job or other field data capture systems considered an asset.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic and positive attitude.
  • Possess a demonstrated ability to lead and direct construction teams, analyze issues, and bring innovative solutions to achieving work plan objectives.
  • Possess a basic understanding and interpretation of Job Cost Reports.
  • Must be a proficient scheduler and planner.
  • Must work well under pressure.
  • Possess an understanding of a union environment and be willing to join CLAC.
  • Current safety tickets an asset.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Key Responsibilities

  • Inspect small tools and equipment before each shift and throughout the day and immediately advise Foreman of any/all deficiencies, defects, or damage
  • Ensure worksite is organized and free of clutter, rubble, and garbage to ensure a clean working space and prevent damage of equipment
  • Execute traffic control plans by placing, removing, covering and uncovering traffic control signs, cones, barricades, and other traffic control devices as directed by site TCP or Supervisor
  • Signal operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment and movement of materials
  • Assist in the installation of culverts to drain water and/or use a generator and pump to remove rain water from ditches and general dewatering on the construction site
  • Using a rake or shovel, spread gravel and other construction materials over road surfaces, building slabs, or leveling asphalt/gravels to fine grade specifications
  • Shovel asphalt/gravels into areas inaccessible to heavy equipment
  • Operate small tools and equipment, such as pneumatic hammers, vibrators, tampers, cutoff saws, laser levels, and other miscellaneous hand tools equipment
  • Cut concrete, PCV, and metal
  • Load, unload, and move construction materials around the worksite
  • Guide heavy equipment operators around site and trenches and assist with equipment attachments
  • Other General Labour and construction related duties as required and assigned by the Foreman including hand work, clearing terrain, site preparation, shoveling, and basic equipment operation

Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in a civil construction environment is an asset but not required
  • Strong work ethic, excellent attendance record, and a good attitude required
  • Ability to lift, handle, and move 50lbs
  • Must be able to work well with minimum supervision within a union environment and be willing to join CLAC
  • Must be local and have own transportation
  • Current safety tickets an asset

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Key Responsibilities

  • Operate a variety of heavy equipment in a safe, responsible, and efficient manner
  • Clean, lubricate, and maintain equipment including, but not limited to, greasing, shoveling tracks, cleaning windows and cab interior
  • Complete daily paperwork including fuel reports, inspection reports, and time cards detailing machine hours as well as time worked, etc. as required
  • Conduct thorough safety and maintenance inspection when assigned to a new machine
  • Immediately report any mechanical defects, safety defects, and/or existing damage to Foreman
  • Ensure equipment is in safe working order and that safety tools are installed at all times
  • Secure appropriate special attachments to equipment including, but not limited to, safety wedges

Qualifications

  • Possess Heavy Equipment Operator trade certification, valid driver’s license, and clean drivers abstract. Air brake endorsement and some college, vocational, or technical training an asset
  • Minimum 5 years of experience operating heavy equipment
  • Current safety tickets an asset
  • Must be well familiar with attachments including their use, maintenance, and safety requirements
  • Must be able to work well within a union environment and be willing to join CLAC
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications an asset
  • Physically fit and capable of performing daily job requirements
  • Excellent observation skills, strong attention to detail, and good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Must be local and have own transportation

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent.

Key Responsibilities

  • Installing underground utilities to designed grades and applicable construction standards including storm, water and sewer mains and services
  • Pre-locate existing utilities and work with heavy equipment to ensure that existing utilities are exposed without contact
  • Installation of Hydro, Telus, and Shaw ducting
  • Utilize different shoring methods to provide a safe excavation for entry
  • Set up pipe laser and establish proper design grade
  • Organize all tools and equipment required for the job at the beginning of the shift
  • Digging with excavator to ensure trench grade, bedding depths, and backfill are installed correctly
  • Lay pipe to design grade ensuring proper tamping of pipe
  • Bolt up mechanically restrained fittings, valves, and pipe to manufacturer’s specifications
  • Cut concrete and set manholes, box culverts, chambers, etc. for different applications including live utility main overbuilds
  • Notify Foreman of any installation conflicts immediately
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Foreman

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as either a pipe layer or skilled labourer in a utilities installation setting including extensive experience with the installation of storm, water, and sanitary main and services as well as the installation of Hydro, Telus, and Shaw
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of tools and equipment required for the job
  • Be completely familiar with cutting/beveling pipe
  • Possess a strong understanding of safe excavations and WorkSafeBC guidelines for excavation requirements, and have the ability to work around excavation equipment and in tight areas safely
  • Know how to assemble and install shoring or trench cages in excavations as required.
  • Have an understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance
  • Ability to thoroughly read, understand, and interpret civil construction plans and drawings
  • Ability to work under pressure in some situations
  • Must be willing to become a member of CLAC

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent.

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