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Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager

Reports to: Director of Operations

Name of Company: Doran Contractors

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: August 28th, 2017

Work Description

The Project Manager is responsible for the day to day administration of the terms and specifications of work outlined by the project contract. In addition to administrative duties, the Project Manager will provide engineering services on various projects related to the construction or repair of sewers, watermains, roads, subdivision servicing, building excavation, land development, storm water ponds, pumping stations and site grading. These duties must be carried out in a manner that follows the City of Ottawa Standard Specifications, Health & Safety Standards, and Ministry of Labour codes in addition to the general policies and procedures of Doran Construction Limited. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractors, owners, managers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner that is consistent with the Taggart Group of Companies’ mission and vision. The Project Manager in conjunction with the Superintendent and the senior management team are responsible for designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the company’s projects and initiatives, and ultimately improve efficiencies in project delivery.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Liaise between site superintendent, estimators, developer, office administration (finance) and senior management team. The Project Manager also liaise with trades, owners, consultants, site teams, design teams, suppliers, project coordinators and safety.
  • Negotiate and set-up trades.
  • Review contracts with owner.
  • Create and manage scopes of work and meet and sign-up sub-trades.
  • Create and manage schedules, including major milestones.
  • Prepare forecast of financial performance and cash flow.
  • Create and manage budget, depending on the type of contract.
  • Produce purchase orders, prior to job activities commencing in conjunction with estimating departments.
  • Plan all project timelines, milestones, deliverables, and micro-deliverables using Microsoft Project. Update when major changes occur.
  • Calculate all productivity and material yields, measured against the projected KPI's established for the project.
  • Coordinate proper procurement of construction materials ensuring timely delivery and accuracy of purchase orders.
  • Review project requirements and coordinate site locate for the construction team.
  • Review, monitor, and keep up to date official drawings.
  • Prepare regular updates (job status, escalations, concerns etc.) on the progress of projects; deliver these reports during regular management coordination meetings.
  • Track all project costs to ensure completion within budget; update forecast and budgeted items monthly.
  • Track all RFIs, changes, and instructions in spreadsheet format.
  • Manage expectations of the client.
  • Resolve conflicts and quality issues.
  • Provide direction, scheduled milestones and administrative support to superintendents and site staff.
  • Assist Management and the Director of Operations in planning, coordinating and supervising construction activities and projects.
  • Track and distribute instructions and changes to any parties who may be affected by changes. Thorough documentation is required for any change made to the project.
  • Documentation control - Maintain plans, specifications, cost, and material estimates, subcontract, and reports.
  • Assemble and review monthly progress payments for the customer. Review consultant’s report to validate progress payment.
  • Prepare permit application, obtain approvals and organize all submittals in preparation for job launch.
  • Ensuring safety obligations with clients are carried out as per the terms of the agreement, and communicated to the Superintendent and Health and Safety Manager
  • Financial Project Administration – Collect and review subcontractor’s billings, respond to queries from the finance department and prepare financial reporting on job performance.
  • Review timesheets and approve invoices specific to the projects.
  • Code and approve invoices, work with accounting to ensure timely completion and submit to developer.
  • Review and update cost reports monthly, identify potential problem areas and propose solutions. Provide updates to developer.
  • Submit monthly update report to owner.
  • Update baseline schedule monthly, identify slippage, problem trades and opportunities for improvement. Provide updates to developer.
  • Respond to developer inquiries.
  • Chair meetings and update minutes.
  • Mentor Project Coordinators that support projects; train and develop their skill set.
  • Provide performance feedback, monitor, review and support direct reports, ensure their success.
  • Perform additional assignments as required by the demands of the project.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Undergraduate degree, B.A.Sc. (Engineering) Preferably Civil or Civil Engineering Technologist Diploma is required.
  • Project Management designation (PMP) is considered an asset.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the construction industry is required. Prior work experience in the ICI sector of the industry would be preferable.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet firm deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Microsoft Project)
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Possess strong conflict resolution skills, with the ability to lead and motivate others
  • Strong mathematical reasoning and ability to analyze building drawings/blueprints.

Work Environment:

  • Construction environment can be difficult conditions, this role will require working outdoors and indoors.
  • Manual dexterity required.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines.
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time at workstation.
  • Intrapreneurial spirit and attitude are a must.

 





Site Superintendant


Job Title: Superintendent
Company: Doran Contractors Limited
Reports to: Director of Operations
Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario
Date: April 6, 2017

Work Description
The Superintendent is responsible for the overall supervision of construction projects, crews and sub-contractors. They may be responsible for several sites at any given time. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractor, general contractors, tenants, managers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Doran Contractors vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Superintendent in coordination with the Director of Operations and the Project Manager is responsible for identifying issues, designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the projects and initiatives of the company.

Major Responsibilities:
Superintendent
• Schedule meetings with and manage subcontractors;
• Manage the construction site from the outset, including setting up site office, access, site fencing etc.;
• Assist in developing and maintaining construction, production schedule and site management plan.
• Manage site startup right through to hand over at the end of the project.
• Establish and maintain quality control measures on site;
• Participate in setting up the site safety plan with the company safety officer;
• Provide guidance on how to work in a more safe and efficient manner.
• Aid in all Safety reporting functions. Ensure the timely delivery of reports to Head Office in order to maintain all legislative requirements.
• Provide schedule updates to the Project Manager on a regular basis;
• Review and understand project drawings and specifications;
• The superintendent plans and prepares construction schedules and milestones and monitor progress against established schedules
• Assist with estimates and budget development for projects
• Ensure accurate and timely project close date; adjust working schedules to ensure deadlines are met
• Identify and resolve conflicts within project teams and associated work; create contingency plans to mitigate risk
• Ensure inspections are completed periodically throughout the construction phases to ensure buildings meet specifications of clients
• Select and coordinate subcontractors throughout all phases of projects
• Coordinates all activity between trades and suppliers
• Oversee performance of all trade contractors and review architectural and engineering drawings to ensure accuracy and regulatory abidance.
• Identifying needs for training and facilitates delivery of training.
• Recommending employee actions such as hiring, training, promotions, disciplinary and corrective measures.
• Enforce all Doran Contractor policies and procedures.

Statement of Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Post-secondary Certificate in Civil Engineering Technologist / Formal Technical training that is relevant to the field.
• A minimum of 5 years’ work experience as a superintendent in the ICI sector.
• Prior experience with Construction Projects such as Condo Buildings, Retirement homes, Multi-Unit Apartment buildings, Retail Developments, Large Commercial Turn-key Buildings, Commercial Fit ups and other similar projects is required.
• Possess a valid driver’s license
• Ability to professionally interact with design professionals, consultants and clients throughout the project;
• Ability to read blueprints, schematics, field drawings and plans
• Strong communication, integration, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
• Ability to cope with high intensity and stressful environments.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project management methods
• Understanding fundamentals of contracts and experience in managing contractors under the terms of a contract

Physical/Sensory Effort/ Work Environment
• Loud and busy work environment
• Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines
• Standing for long periods of time.
• Difficult weather conditions, working outdoors and on site.
• Overtime as required.
Knowledge of Scheduling required

Knowledge of Microsoft Project (an asset)

LEED certification and Green Building Certificates (an asset)

Gold Seal Certification or PMP Certification is considered (an asset)









Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Job Title: Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Reports to:  Shop Foreman & Equipment Manager

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Name of Company: Taggart Construction Limited

Date: October 10, 2017

Work Description

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic is responsible for the timely delivery of mechanical repairs on the equipment used for all Taggart Construction projects. Repairs must be recorded and processed in a way that coincides with the shop practices and must be carried out in a manner that is compliance with the Health and Safety policy. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractors, managers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic in coordination with the Equipment Manager is responsible for designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and delivery of that particular job and all repair projects Taggart Construction is engaged in.

Major Responsibilities:

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

  • Diagnose, repair and maintain a variety of heavy duty equipment and vehicles.
  • Preventative maintenance on all equipment.
  • Interpret work orders and technical manuals.
  • Keep equipment cleaned, lubricated and maintained.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions.
  • Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems.
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance and ensure that the work done meets manufacturers' specifications and legislated regulations.
  • Ensure the equipment is tested to ensure safety.
  • Prepare adequate service reports that are submitted to the equipment manager on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate with Equipment Manager and/or Shop Foreman as needed.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Mechanical and mathematical aptitude.
  • Interest in mechanics.
  • Good senses (touch, smell, etc.) to diagnose a problem.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Detailed focus “attention to detail”.
  • Physical strength and stamina to lift heavy machinery and work in cramped or awkward position.
  • Openness to learn new technologies and techniques.
  • 3 years’ experience in hydraulic and hystat repair and maintenance.
  • Journeyman certification as either a Truck or Coach Technician (310T) or Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic (421A) is preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of construction/heavy equipment.
  • Must have the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Experience with equipment such as bulldozers, cranes, graders, tractors, off-road haulers and earth movers.

Work Environment:

  • Difficult weather conditions, may require working outdoors and on site.
  • Working on hard floors and below heavy equipment.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Manual dexterity required.
  • Overtime as required.

Physical/Sensory Effort:

  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines.
  • Sitting or Standing for long periods of time at workstation.

 

 

 

 

 





Senior Accounting Clerk

Job Title: Senior Accounting Clerk

Reports to: Controller

Name of Company: Taggart Construction Ltd.

Location: 3187 Albion Road South

Date: October 10th, 2017

Work Description

In this hands-on role, the Senior Accountant assists the Controller, performing various accounting tasks and reconciliations for the non-subcontract job costs and overhead costs on a timely and accurate basis in accordance with company policies and internal controls. The Senior Accountant plays a key role in ensuring that documented process and controls are followed and will support the Controller in implementing planned future changes.

Major Responsibilities:

Senior Accountant

  • Process standard monthly journal entries
  • Maintain the capital assets ledger and process monthly transactions to record amortization.
  • Accounting for insurance and other items allocated to various companies within the Group such as sports facility box and common area costs for the office space.
  • Maintain and reconcile various general ledger accounts, for example; bank, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, accruals, etc.
  • Prepare monthly working papers for non-job sections of the month-end file, ensuring sub-legers are in balance
  • Daily clearing of cheques which have cleared the bank
  • Post daily cash receipts in ERP system
  • Petty cash custodian
  • Prepare monthly HST returns
  • Vendor and Customer master file maintenance
  • Periodically running purchase journal and review that all other journals or other files are being maintained as directed by established process/policy, reporting to controller where follow-up is required.
  • Assist with the preparation of year end audit file sections relating to non-job accounts
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual Ministry of Transportation reporting
  • Review monthly supplier AP reconciliations prior to cheque preparation (non-subcontractor)
  • With respect to the above duties, ensure established process and policy is adhered to, reporting any discrepancies to the Controller
  • Other duties as may arise from time to time

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience
  • Post-Secondary Education in Accounting or Finance
  • Strong ability to analyze and problem solve
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage priorities
  • Strong attention for details
  • Highly proficient use of various office based software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe
  • Experience using an ERP system or other complex accounting system, (preferably in the construction industry but that is not strictly required).
  • Experience in a multi-company environment would be an asset

 Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment

  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines
  • Sitting or Standing for long periods of time at workstation
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Repetitive work.
  • Overtime may be required

 





Welder

Job Title: Welder

Reports to: Shop Foreman

Company: Taggart Construction Limited

Location: 3187 Albion Road South

Job Posting Date:  October 6th, 2017

Work Description

Taggart Construction Limited is looking to hire a Welder, on a permanent full-time basis. The Welder is responsible for welding mechanical and steel parts for heavy construction equipment, vehicles or other sources. The Welder’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to, vehicle and equipment repairs, the fabrication of custom fixtures such as trench boxes or shoring systems that are supplied from drawings, or project specifications. The use of various hand tools, machinery and equipment will be required to manufacture metal products. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart mission and vision and must comply with all company policies and procedures as well as all Health and Safety requirements.

Major Responsibilities

Welder

  • Perform repairs on vehicles and heavy construction equipment
  • Read and interpret blueprints or welding process specifications. Build construction materials such as trench boxes, shoring systems or other fixtures as needed.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments using processes such as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), plasma arc welding (PAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
  • Operate brazing and soldering equipment.
  • Operate metal shaping machines such as brakes, shears and other metal straightening and bending machines.
  • Operate previously set-up welding machines to fabricate or repair metal parts and products.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic, fully automated welding equipment.
  • Welding is required to support a wide range of construction projects. Both in shop welding and site welding may be required.
  • Monitor parts usage and report on any material issues.
  • Provide input for various equipment log reports as requested by the Shop Foreman or Equipment Manager.
  • Ensure accuracy and completion of assigned tasks and projects

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 3 years and more of welding experience. Preferably in a busy shop environment
  • Valid welding certification, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), certified in all positions.
  • Able to pass a mandatory CWB test upon hire.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to work independently or as a part of a team in a busy environment.
  • Manual dexterity with the ability to handle heavy loads.
  • Strong Organizational skills such as time management, attention to detail and accuracy

Work Environment:

  • Construction environment is in a shop setting.
  • Fast-paced environment.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Working under many simultaneous deadlines.




Project Accountant

 

Job Title: Project Accountant

Reports to: Job Cost Manager

Name of Company: Taggart Construction Ltd.

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: October 3, 2017

Work Description

The Project Accountant will participate in the overall delivery of the company’s financial plans and policies. This position will include tasks in accounts receivable, accounts payable, job costing, account balancing, general ledger maintenance and budgetary controls. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, managers, suppliers and financial institutions. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Construction Limited vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. 

Major Responsibilities:

Project Accountant

  • Process monthly contract progress billings (including quantity, lump sum and time & material)
  • Process miscellaneous billings as required
  • Process monthly subcontract progress billings.  Ensure subcontract invoices match the approved amounts.  Follow-up on any differences. 
  • Ensure required documentation is submitted by subcontractors prior to payment being released
  • Reconcile subcontractor accounts
  • Prepare subcontractor payment cheques
  • Record daily cash receipts in accordance with company policy
  • Understand each job and its’ budget with respect to accounting and reporting for the job
  • Liaise with project managers to maintain monthly job cost reports
  • Send cost reports to PMs monthly for approval
  • Adjust cost forecasts per the project managers’ instructions.  Ensure that they make sense.
  • Prepare job cost analyses as required
  • Assist in preparation of year-end audit file
  • Maintain filing system

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary education in accounting
  • 3-5 years’ minimum work experience in an accounting role.
  • Experience in the construction industry is preferred
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Strong analysis and reconciliation skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Effective communication and organizational skills
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of accounting software, experience with eCMS ERP system by Computer Guidance Corporation would be considered an asset but is not required.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel and Word) and Adobe software

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment

  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines
  • Sitting or Standing for long periods of time at workstation
  • Overtime may be required.

 

 

 

 

 

 





Senior Payroll Coordinator

Job Title: Senior Payroll Coordinator

Company: Taggart Group of Companies

Reports to: Payroll & Benefits Manager

Location: 3187 Albion Road South

Date: September 28, 2017

 

Work Description

The Senior Payroll Coordinator is responsible for the general administration and support in the bi-weekly processing of payroll and benefit administration for the Taggart Group of Companies. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees and managers of the organization. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with CRA regulations and Service Canada, but will also be in accordance with the Taggart Group of Companies vision, mission. The duties of this role will be performance in adherence to the company policies and procedures. The Senior Payroll Coordinator with the Payroll Manager are responsible carrying out procedures that support the payroll strategy and goals of The Taggart Group of Companies. 

Major Responsibilities:

Senior Payroll Coordinator

  • Advise and assist employees on interpretation and the administration of compensation, benefits and pensions.
  • Processing time sheets and accurately entering the data into the various payroll programs.
  • Maintain a wide variety of payroll information, files and records in written and electronic formats for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail for compliance.
  • Maintain and Reconcile attendance (vacation, sick days, leaves without pay)
  • Support payroll manager and payroll coordinator in processing a full-cycle in-house payroll. Ensuring that all employees are paid accurately, and in accordance with the payroll deadlines.
  • When a discrepancy exists in payroll data, conduct research and work with the various teams to resolve the issue in a timely manner.
  • Answer any queries regarding payroll or benefit administration for the management team or for the employee directly.
  • Communicate with a variety of internal and external parties (provincial/federal agencies, etc.) for ensuring accurate processing of deductions/garnishments.
  • Employee file and database management- Organizing employee filing and maintain accurate records
  • Provide support in employee on-boarding, setting up new employee files for payroll.
  • Keep thorough and an updated record of request for salary changes, changes in terms of employment, terminations and resignations.
  • Maintain payroll information, file and records to ensure compliance with required legislation
  • Support the reconciliation of government payroll accounts
  • Electronically complete Records of Employment(ROE) in the required timeframe.
  • Support the monthly requirement of Union Agreements.
  • This is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities of this position. The jobholder may be required to carry out other duties as directed the Payroll Manager. Special projects may need attention and consideration at different periods in time.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post- secondary education is required for this role. Studies in Business Administration, Payroll Compliance or Human Resources would be considered an asset for this role.
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation would be considered an asset. 
  • Prior Experience in full cycle payroll processing, (in-house payroll processing) is required for this position. 2-5 years of experience 
  • The candidate possesses strong computer skills using various program and software, including but not limited to the Microsoft Suite (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Strong attention to detail is crucial for this role. A high level of data entry and accuracy is required for this position.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet established goals and objectives.
  • High respect for confidentiality- the job holder must have the ability to build relationships and instill confidence amongst the employees.

 

 

 

 





Project Coordinator

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Reports to:  Project Manager

Name of Company: Taggart Construction Ltd.

Location: Ottawa, Ontario- Various Job Sites & 3187 Albion Road South

Date: July 28, 2017

Work Description:

The Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Project Manager in day to day administration for the on-going construction projects in the Ottawa area. In addition to the administrative duties of this role, the Project Coordinator will also oversee site contract reporting and will provide support in verifying incoming project documentation. These duties must be carried out in a manner that is in compliance with the Building code requirements, health safety requirements and general policies and procedures of Taggart Construction Limited. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, residents, subcontractors, managers and suppliers. The Project Coordinator in conjunction with the project Manager are responsible for reviewing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the company’s projects and initiatives.

Major Responsibilities

Project Coordinator

  • Liaison between site construction team and project managers. The ability to communicate respectfully with all parties to effectively relay project updates to key stakeholders.
  • Assist the Project Manager in planning, coordinating and supervising construction activities including crew and equipment.
  • Establish and monitor construction work schedules. Support the foreman or supers in the preparation of their activity logs.
  • Maintain plans, specifications, cost, and material estimates, subcontract and reports.
  • Coordinate with the Project Manager for proper procurement of construction materials ensuring timely delivery and accuracy of purchase orders. Confirm deliveries/ order fulfillment etc.
  • Collect data on site to support the accurate preparation and updating of budgets.
  • Calculate all productivity labour and material yields.
  • Expedite progress payment certificates, final payment certificates, sub-contractor’s PPC’s and all extra work orders as per contract.
  • Arrange and conduct construction field services as required.
  • Maintain duties related to Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations for construction projects, including accident investigation and reporting, health and safety committee meetings, claims management etc.
  • Coordinate Utility Locates for various construction sites
  • Process time sheets for payroll and cost control purposes.
  • Process material packing slips.
  • Maintain diary for each project on a daily basis and update Project Manager of daily progress and changes to the job sites.
  • Work independently on smaller scale construction projects, oversee successful project delivery.
  • Organize and track milestone dates and update key stakeholders on the status for each development.
  • Record and organize charts for additional work to be done – support Project Manager in the preparation of Extra’s
  • Provide support to the Project Manager in preparation for site meetings or other related construction meetings with consultants
  • Catalog all new drawings and documents – both hard copy and on the network. Prepare thorough documentation on all construction projects.
  • Perform additional assignments per manager’s direction

Statement of Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post secondary education in a construction, project management or related field is required. Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering would be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 1-2 year’s experience in construction related field is required.  Experience in heavy civil construction projects would be an asset
  • Strong client-facing and internal communication skills
  • The candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organization, efficiency and multitasking skills, the ability to prioritize is key to this role.
  • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other Project Management tools is required.

Work Environment:

  • Construction environment, can be difficult conditions, loud, busy and will also require both outdoor and indoor work.
  • Manual dexterity required- Moving from site to site in construction areas can be challenging.
  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines
  • Sitting or Standing for long periods of time at workstation

 

 





Director of Engineering and Construction

Job Title: Director of Engineering and Construction

Reports to: Vice President, Operations

Location: 3187 Albion Road South

Job Posting Date:  May 17th 2017

 

Work Description

Taggart Construction Limited is seeking a Director of Engineering and Construction to support the overall delivery of the company’s construction projects.  Director of Engineering and Construction is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the day to day administration of the terms and specifications of work outlined by the project contracts.  In addition to the oversight of the project management function, the Director will provide engineering services on various projects related to the construction or repair of sewers, watermains, roads, subdivision servicing, building excavation, land development, storm water ponds, pumping stations and site grading. These duties must be carried out in a manner that is in compliance with the City of Ottawa Standard Specifications, Health & Safety Standards, and Ministry of Labour codes in addition to the general policies and procedures of Taggart Construction Limited. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractors, owners, managers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner that is consistent with the Taggart Group of Companies’ mission and vision.

Major Responsibilities

Director of Engineering and Construction

  • Oversee the Project Management team to ensure the quality delivery of all construction projects. Ensure that projects are delivered on schedule and within the budgetary requirements.
  • Obtain bid estimate and other contract details from estimating team and assign a project team (superintendent, project manager, and project coordinator to that specific project. Consider alternatives to the delivery of that project.  (more efficient/ more profitable ways of carrying out the project requirements.) Provide VP of operations with suggestions on different approaches to run the project.
  • Keep an active listing of all current projects and upcoming projects, noting each projects level of progress.
  • Prepare recommendations on the schedule of construction support services and equipment and provide to VP operations for approval.
  • Provide the Project Manager with the bid estimate and support them to prepare a comprehensive project budget and other project requirement such as schedule and resources. Ensure the forecast is aligned with the expectation of the project. Report all findings to Director of Estimating.
  • Seek approval from VP of Operations and then the President when project forecast does not meet bid expectation or schedule. Report findings to Director of Estimating.
  • Approve all subcontracts and Purchase Orders, change orders, extras and ensure alignment with tender process and/or budget.
  • Lead weekly team meeting of Project Managers to discuss status of projects. Report findings weekly to VP of Operations and President. Flag concerns, project delays or potential revenue loss to the senior management team after being updated by the project management team.
  • Monitor and follow up of status of monthly Progress Payments with Project Manager. Ensure all extras are being billed on a timely basis. Assist PM in negotiation of extras.
  • Review and approve job costs and estimates to complete against budget monthly with each project manager. Coordinate results with finance for accurate reporting.
  • During project initiation establish the key benchmarks or milestones that will need to be met in order to deliver a project on schedule.
  • Establish Key Performance indicators (usually production amounts) to the entire project team, i.e. superintendent, project manager, and project coordinator. Ensure that the KPI’s well communicated and understood by the team.
  • Follow up and provide team with feedback on adherence to KPI’s. Keep your team informed on their performance against these metrics. Providing recognition when these expectations are met, and coaching/ further investigation or corrective action when needed.  Summarize these findings to the VP of Operations and President in a timely fashion.
  • Support Project Managers when needed in the performance of their roles. Troubleshoot issues on an as needs basis such as technical issues, or questions in regard to project scope or managing project priorities.
  • Complete detailed Performance reviews for each of your direct reports, providing training and mentoring for further development in their roles. 
  • Ensure proper staffing levels for effective Project Delivery.  Review team structure and provide recommendations and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Project Management team (project managers, coordinators, and site supers) and delivery of their services.  Work with VP of Operations to increase the capabilities in project management team. This role will require a “continuous improvement” approach.
  • During Project Closeout, review entire construction contract and ensure that deliverables have been met, where tasks have not been completed provide a full detailed report on the work that requires completion. Summarize project status to the job close out team.
  • After project hand off, follow up with the close out team to ensure that all tasks have been finalized.
  • When projects are delivered to client, hold a project close out meeting and debrief the best practices, and learnings observed throughout the lifespan of the project include all stakeholders that contributed to the project.
  • Network and build connections with key stakeholders, support business development and obtain work when relationship permit.
  • Active involvement in industry groups and associations. Sit on boards and participate in committees that are pertinent to our line of work, acting as an ambassador to our brand.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

A minimum of 20 years’ experience in construction, preferably heavy civil con





Foreman

Job Title: Foreman

Reports to: Superintendent

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: May 8, 2017

Work Description

The Foreman is responsible for the overall maintenance and supervision of construction projects and it’s crews. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractor/general contractors, tenants, managers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Construction vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Foreman, in coordination with the Superintendent is responsible for identifying issues and designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the initiatives of Taggart Construction Limited.

Major Responsibilities:

Foreman

  • Leadership and supervision:
    • Efficiently organize the crew in order to ensure that each individual understands their role.
    • Follow up consistently with employees and provide feedback and coaching.
    • Ensure that the crew performs daily and weekly activities to meet production goals.
    • Assess the competency and capability of staff.
    • Identifying the needs for crew training and facilitate delivery of training.
    • Establish effective onsite communications and progress reporting to  Superintendents
  • Health and Safety:
    • Provide guidance on how to work in a safe and efficient manner.
    • Enforce all Taggart Construction Limited policies and procedures.
    • Ensure compliance with the Taggart Construction Limited Safety program at all times.
    • Participate in accident/incident investigations and reviews.
    • Aid in all Safety reporting functions. Ensure the timely delivery of reports to Head Office in order to maintain all legislative requirements.
    • Provide the leadership that results in a safe work culture as each foreman is responsible and accountable for the safety of the crew under their direction.
    • Have a thorough understanding of the requirements and liabilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Labour Relations:
  • The Foreman is accountable for adherence to Taggart’s Labour Relations policies and procedures. Understand the collective agreement and seek help when there is a potential conflict or grievance.
  • Recognize problems, report and address any issues that may develop within crews.
  • Set and maintain work standards and outline behavioural expectations to ensure good crew morale and productivity
  • Ensure foreman’s diaries are maintained, filling out timesheets clearly and consistently as well as addressing and reporting deficiencies.
  • Submission of documentation to head office in a timely manner is essential.
  • Administration and reporting:
    • Perform additional assignments as per the manager’s direction.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary Certificate in Civil Engineering Technologist / Formal Technical training that is relevant to the field.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Possess the ability to read drawings and interpret specifications.
  • Knowledge of line and grade surveying.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a foreman in the construction industry.
  • Effective interpersonal skills & team building skills.
  • Possess good problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Some computer and administrative skills.
  • Health and Safety training.
  • Leadership/management development training
  • Possess the ability to cope with extremely busy and stressful worksites.
  • Be detail oriented..
  • Possess the ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.

Physical/Sensory Effort

  • Loud and busy work environment.
  • Provide service to several managers, working under many simultaneous deadlines.
  • Possess the ability to interact with management, colleagues, visitors, government agencies/personnel.

Work Environment:

  • Difficult weather conditions, working outdoors and on site.
  • Travel will be required. The site foreman will move from site to site.
  • Overtime as required.

 

 

 

 





Estimator

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Estimator

Reports to:  Chief Estimator

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: April 11, 2016

 

Work Description

The estimator is responsible for the timely delivery of accurate, preparation of full-cost estimates for projects, including materials and labour. He or she will be tasked with preparing and maintaining a list of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors, and establishing unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors and location impacts. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractors, managers, and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Construction Limited vision, mission, and values and must also comply with all company policies and procedures.

 

Major Responsibilities:

Estimator

  • In conjunction with the Chief Estimator, Vice President, and President decide on which jobs you should prepare a tender for.
  •  Reviews special proposal requirements and makes recommendations.
  • Organizes bid closing assignments to meet submission deadlines on closing day.
  • Conducts a detailed analysis of the contract documents and specifications, to determine overall project requirements (bonding, insurance, etc.) and identifies any associated risk factors, including the monitoring of published addenda’s that may alter the original scope of the project.
  • Participate in the preparation of the initial cost report and structure in a way that enables simple cost code identification while maintaining detailed forecast tracking of all associated labour, material, equipment and sub-trade costs
  • Review the project budget, schedule, and project execution plan and identify any potential risks prior to the project starting and throughout its life cycle
  • Solicits pricing from subcontractors and suppliers for labour, equipment and materials, in order to ascertain the lowest price
  • In conjunction with the Chief Estimator, completes a final bid submission review and oversees the final tender document submission to the client on behalf of Taggart Construction.  
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction.

 

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Civil Engineering Degree or Construction Engineering Technologist.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A minimum of 3 years estimating.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and make effective decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adaptable to change.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting experience.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret building specifications, blueprints and as-builds.
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material and labour estimates

**This individual's accuracy is critical to the profitability of the business, as under-estimates may cause significant financial losses and over-estimates may result in the inability to win bids.  Other duties will be assigned as necessary.

Work Environment:

  • Travel may be required. Valid driver’s license will be required.
  • Manual dexterity required
  • Overtime as required.

Physical/Sensory Effort:

  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines
  • Sitting or Standing for long periods of time at workstation








Building Superintendent (Live-In)

Building Superintendent (Live-In)


Taggart Realty Management – Ottawa, ON

As the Superintendent, you will be responsible for cleaning the common areas of the property (i.e. hallways, stairs, elevators, laundry rooms, some exterior work), minor electrical and plumbing and misc. maintenance repairs, preparing apartments for new residents, showing apartments and taking application for prospective residents.


A 2-bedroom apartment is provided with all utilities, cable, parking and laundry included.
There is a shared-on call rotation for evenings and weekends. Excellent benefits, pension plan and compensation package.


Criminal reference check, own vehicle and valid driver’s licence required as well as a minimum 3-5 years related experience.


Please submit your resumes and a cover letter.

All applications can be directed to the Human Resources Manager, at careers@taggart.ca





Residential Property Manager

Job Title:  Residential Property Manager

Reports to: Operations Manager

Name of Company: Taggart Realty Management

Location: 225 Metcalfe Street Suite 708

Date: August 10th, 2017

 

Job Description:

  • Preparation and administration of annual operating and assist with capital budgets for each property.
  • Collection of tenant rents as required; Propose and administer any Landlord and Tenant board issues including issuing notices and attending hearings.
  • Co-ordination of property maintenance and building maintenance, observing all budget restrictions.
  • Maintain familiarity and activities of each property and impact on tenants.
  • Work with suppliers and staff to ensure that all required services are being performed; Optimize properties value and return on investment by ensuring effective expense control and operating costs by maximizing in-house staff.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable government regulations
  • Preform regular site inspections; Provide direction for staff in meeting established property standards.
  • Oversee tenant improvement and/or landlord’s work, as required.
  • Manage, direct and motivate Building Operators, Administration and Maintenance Staff.
  • Ensure maximum level of customer service to residents is provided, responding to and addressing resident complaints and concerns.
  • Handling of emergency situations
  • Review of payables to ensure accuracy and completeness and approve within authority level.
  • Assist with leasing and marketing efforts, as required for minimizing unit vacancy by proposing rental, vacancy, and rental incentives.
  • All other duties as required

 

 

 









Site Superintendent

 

Job Title: Site Superintendent

Reports to: Tamarack Developments

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: August 23, 2017

Work Description

The Site Superintendent manages and controls their assigned residential construction projects. This includes, but is not limited to: overseeing field operations for a set tamarack sub-division, site safety, assigning tasks to the carpentry and labouring team, monitoring productivity, scheduling of trades and ensuring the quality of the workmanship with regards to servicing the new homes. The Site Superintendent provides technical support to the construction team and trades on site and ensures that we are able to deliver a quality home in a timely manner to the Tamarack clients.  The performance of these duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, managers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Tamarack vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Site Superintendent in conjunction with the Construction Manager is responsible for supporting new initiatives, and carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and sales goals of Tamarack Developments. 

Major Responsibilities:

Site Superintendent

  • Manage all services required for the construction of a new home: such as installation of flooring, cabinetry, counters, painting, as well as the coordination of plumbing, and electrical servicing
  • Direct the day to day on site activities, such as staffing requirements, trades services, material deliveries, home owner visits and coordination that is required with the service team for PDI’s and pre-move inspections
  • Develop and maintain construction and site management plan. Organize and lead site meetings when needed.
  • Ensure that the major project milestones are met. If delays are anticipated, communicate and coordinate with the key stakeholders to avoid down time as much as possible.
  • Manage on-time delivery for each individual home that is being constructed in the sub-division.
  • Ensuring that the construction is completed in accordance with Tamarack Specifications and quality standards.
  • Coordinate all activities between site, trades, and suppliers. Troubleshoot issues that may arise during construction of the new homes. Escalate issues to the Construction Manager when delivery of the home will be delayed, or when the quality of the home will be compromised. Resolve field construction issues.
  • Support the Service team as needed. Respond to inquiries from the Service Manager, the inspectors or any of the service team to ensure the timely response back to the home owner. 
  • Ensure that we are in compliance with the site safety program by conducting daily safety checks and by providing training to the construction team or any new trade visiting site.  
  • Manage relationships with the City of Ottawa, coordinate with inspectors to finalize grading for each individual unit.
  • Schedule city inspections and obtain occupancy permits when construction of home is complete
  • Maintain quality control program and standards of quality that in accordance with the Tamarack Guarantees.
  • Ensure installation accuracy for all unit finishes and upgrades, coordinate with construction team to repair any finishes that do not meet the specifications.
  • Manage accuracy of trade progress and completion claims. Certify work has been complete for all invoices received.
  • Monitor and maintain clean construction sites, regardless of which stage of construction that a home is in.
  • “Maintain daily logs, keeping a record of all activities and progress made for the entire construction site
  • Complete other related tasks to ensure that the home owner is satisfied with the construction of their new home.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A high school diploma is required, college diploma an asset (i.e.: architectural studies or a program in construction management).
  • Minimum of 10 years in residential construction site experience is required for this role.
  • Experience working onsite in a leadership capacity for a minimum of 5 years is required.
  • Solid understanding of residential construction methods and blueprint reading are necessary.
  • Sound knowledge of construction execution and best practices.
  • Superior leadership skills, with prior experience managing a team of 5 or more employees.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Initiative and strong work ethic.
  • Excellent communication skills, can maintain interpersonal relationships at all levels.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Power point) and Outlook.
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is considered an asset.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment

•  Residential construction site.

•  Must be of good physical condition to perform various duties on site.

•  Must be able to walk, stand, or sit for long periods of time.

•  Overtime as required.





Home Inspector

Job Title: Home Inspector

Reports to: Service Manager

Name of Company: Tamarackhomes

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Work Description

The Home Inspector has a role in the overall delivery of Tamarack’s customer service process. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all colleagues, customers, and trade partners. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Tamarack vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures.

Major Responsibilities:

Site Inspector

  • Works with the Service Manager, Customer Care Reps and Site Staff on all Tamarack Development sites
  • Conducts a series of inspections on all homes before and after occupancy for the duration of the warranty period
  • Provides education and guidance to customers on industry standards, warranty coverage, warranty repairs, system functions and home maintenance
  • Ensure compliance with Industry standards, Tamarack’s standards and Tarion’s Construction Performance Guidelines
  • Assesses all customer requests for warranty repairs
  • Documents warranted deficiencies and creates work orders and schedules repair dates
  • Provide detailed reports of identified problems, what repairs should be made.
  • Create work orders that are well articulated and clear and accurate
  • Perform other related duties as assigned which are in keeping with the terms of this position

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of home building industry, and energy star building practices.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Building Code and the Tarion Construction Performance Guidelines
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in construction.
  • Strong customer service skills in dealing with homeowners.
  • Good communications skills- especially verbal.
  • Good knowledge of Windows, Adobe, Microsoft Outlook
  • Ability to coordinate several simultaneous tasks while maintaining a positive attitude and flexible work style.
  • Good organizational skills with ability to get things done according to timelines
  • Self-motivated with ability to work well independently, and a willingness to learn

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment

  • Standing, walking, speaking for long periods of time
  • Ability to climb ladder to access roof tops and attic spaces
  • Ability to move around inside attic areas, with minimal space
  • Ability to work efficiently with a variety of computer applications
  • Unexpected overtime may be required on occasion.
  • Exposure to extreme weather and the elements. Working outdoors to inspect the exterior of the house and property.

 

 

 

 

 





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