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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 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key strategic member within the Executive team and will be responsible for adding direct value to the business through strategic planning and visioning from a financial perspective. The CFO will be responsible for leading the finance, accounting and cash management strategies and functions for the company and maintaining best practices in those areas.

The individual within this position must be able to oversee the Finance, Accounting, HR and I.T. departments, and have exceptional leadership, communication, and managerial skills.  They will be a strategic thought leader, anticipating opportunities as well as risks.

Key Responsibilities

FINANCE

  • Leads the financing and cash management strategies and functions
  • Appraises the financial position and provides strategic advice to senior management
  • Short and long-range business plans, including projections of taxable income and recommended tax strategies
  • Overall responsibility for short and long-range cashflow projections
  • Negotiate loan and leasing agreements
  • Responsible for bank covenant compliance
  • Maintain effective working relationships with banking institutions
  • Act as liaison between Directors and external auditors
  • Overall responsibility for all process improvement projects related to finance, accounting and I.T.

ACCOUNTING

  • Overall responsibility for financial reporting, including year-end reporting and corporate compliance, as well as effective audit controls
  • Responsible for annual corporate budgets
  • Financial review of project specific budgets, cashflow and projection reporting

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Responsible for effective and efficient I.T. infrastructure, including aligning hardware and software strategies with the strategic plan
  • Oversee strategic business intelligence reporting

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Oversee the human resource department and ensure alignment with strategic plan
  • Responsible for Employee Policies and compliance with legislation, including the Employment Standards Act and Worksafe BC
  • Input into negotiations with CLAC from a finance perspective
  • Salaried staff compensation principals and annual reviews
  • Input into Employee Benefits Plan reviews and negotiations (with Corporate CFO)
  • Liaison with external Legal counsel for all employment or contract related issues

ADMINISTRATION

  • Establish goals for the Finance, Accounting, HR, and IT Departments and implement each year
  • Hires, trains, develops, and manages all direct reports in finance, accounting, and HR and sets standards for performance; assesses performance and provides feedback on a regular basis
  • Responsible for corporate insurance including business, liability, property and equipment
  • Liaison with internal Legal department for all contract related issues, including litigation/lawsuits
  • Projects as assigned by the President, COO and Corporate CFO.

Education, Experience, and Competencies

As part of the Executive team, you will have demonstrated success in leading, developing and enhancing financial strategies. You will also possess a collaborative leadership style and have demonstrated the skills, the drive and the commitment to support employees in all areas and lead the team through change. The successful candidate must be a designated professional (CPA) with a minimum of 15 years post-qualification experience. Your professional history will include a proven track record of successfully managing a team with diverse experience, styles, and backgrounds. Knowledge and a demonstrated background in construction and/or development would be an asset.

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

As a member of the executive team, the CFO is responsible for ensuring that the organization maintains a viable financial position. Given the President will be relying on the technical skills and experience of the incumbent in this role, candidates must be able to demonstrate the following technical competencies:

  • Business Acumen — Strategically direct the organization, broadly weighing internal and external perspectives
  • Strategic thinking — Create and express the vision for change
  • Leadership – Strong leadership skills to lead the team and organization
  • Ethical Conduct – Demonstrates the highest level of ethical standards — Uphold a high standard of fairness and ethics in everyday words and actions
  • Financial Management – Advanced understanding of financial concepts and processes
  • Communication – Communicates strategically and efficiently both written and verbally
  • Personal effectiveness – Demonstrate the commitment to establish effective job performance
  • Time Management – Understand time management techniques to meet tight deadlines and promote effective use of time
  • Thoroughness – Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
  • Emotional Intelligence – strong emotional intelligence (EQ) and self awareness

This role will appeal to an individual who possesses outstanding communication skills and strong leadership capabilities while maintaining an excellent eye for detail. The successful candidate will be a pro-active, motivated, flexible, and team-orientated individual.

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

Site

Main 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

Main 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.

Main 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.