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Project Coordinator

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Reports to:  Project Manager

Name of Company: Doran Contractors Limited

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: November 30th, 2017

Work Description

The Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Project Manager in day to day administration of a construction project. Superior administration skills in Microsoft Office are required to maintain tracking logs for 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 Doran Contractors. 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 that is consistent with the Doran mission. The Project Coordinator in conjunction with the Project Manager are responsible for designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the company’s projects and initiatives.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Coordinator

  • Liaison between site superintendent, office administration and project managers. 
  • Provide administrative support to project managers, Vice President and President of Construction
  • Support in preparation for construction meetings.
  • Create preliminary estimates for changes for review by Project Manager.
  • Ensuring safety obligations with clients are carried out as per the terms of the agreement, and communicated to the Project Manager and Supervisors.
  • Manage project activities throughout lifecycle, including the allocation of adequate resources, scheduling, documentation, budget, and other factors Establish and deliver mechanisms for tracking project progress and reporting to the management team via a formal communications plan necessary for success.
  • Plan all project timelines, milestones, deliverables, and micro-deliverables using the Microsoft Project software
  • Track and distribute instructions and changes to trades and other parties who may be affected by the change. Document changes made
  • Review, monitor, and keep up to date Official Drawings
  • Review and track the issuance of shop drawings between trades and consultants
  • Produce regular reports (status, escalations, etc.) on the progress of projects; deliver these reports during regular Management meetings.
  • Track all project costs to ensure completion within budget; procure extra budget funding where necessary.
  • Track all RFIs, Changes, and Instructions in spreadsheet format
  • Closely monitor the efforts and billing of third-party workers, such as consultants, contractors, and other specialists.
  • Perform job site compliance requirements, inspections, analysis, and proper building procedure, prepare written reports and recommendations.
  • Perform additional assignments per manager’s direction

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary education in Construction related field.
  • LEED certification, Gold Seal and or Green Building Certificates an asset.
  • General knowledge of shop drawings, RFIs, Changes, and Site instructions as they relate to a project is a requirement.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet firm deadlines.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a construction setting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Power Point, Excel, Word, Outlook, Microsoft Project)
  • Strong mathematical reasoning and ability to analyse building drawings/blueprints.
  • Strong problem-solving skills Strong verbal, written and presentation / communication skills.
  • Bilingualism an asset (but not a requirement)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 





Site Superintendant


Job Title: Superintendent
Company: Doran Contractors Limited
Reports to: Director of Operations
Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario
Date: October 19, 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)





Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager

Reports to: Director of Operations

Company: Doran Contractors Limited

Location: 3187 Albion Road South

Job Posting Date: October 19, 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 of high rise, mid-rise, multi-unit, industrial and commercial buildings. 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, trades, owners, managers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner that is consistent with the Doran Contractor’s mission and vision statements

Major Responsibilities

Project Manager

  • Review estimate, project contract and job specifications to familiarize themselves with the project and its’ scope of work.
  • Prepare a detailed cost budget, project timeline and establish milestones for the job. Review Project Plan with the President and Director of Operations.
  • Assist Management and the Director of Operations in planning, coordinating and supervising construction activities and projects
  • Communicate, train, and lead the construction team on site to meet project timeline and milestones.
  • 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
  • Prepare regular project updates and communicate progress with owners, consultants and internal users.
  • Liaise between site superintendent, estimators, developer, office administration (finance) and senior management team to prepare detailed project updates
  • The Project Manager will schedule the requirements that are needed from trades, consultants, suppliers and vendors.
  • Outline and manage the scopes of work for all key parts of the project.
  • Prepare and maintain financial forecasts for the project, updating or notifying key stakeholders when there are areas of concern.
  • Coordinate with Finance team to prepare financial reports and manage cash flow.
  • 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.
  • 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, monitor, and keep up to date shop drawings.
  • Prepare regular updates (job status, escalations, concerns etc.) on the progress of projects; deliver these reports during regular management coordination meetings.
  • Track all RFIs, changes, and instructions in spreadsheet format.
  • 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.
  • Maintain on going communication with the client. Provide the client with regular updates and manage expectations in accordance with the scope of work. Ensure Customer satisfaction, even during challenging times or project set backs.
  • Resolve conflicts and quality issues with materials or installation during construction
  • Assemble and review monthly progress payments for the customer. Review consultant’s report to validate progress payment.
  • Chair meetings and update minutes.
  • Mentor Project Coordinators that support projects; provide job specific feedback and review performance on a regular and on-going basis with your team.
  • Perform additional assignments as required by the demands of the project.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Undergraduate degree, B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering) 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.








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: November 16, 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.

 

 

 

 

 





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








Residential Property Manager

Job Title: Residential Property Manager
Reports to: Operations Manager
Company: Taggart Realty Management
Location: 225 Metcalfe Street
Date: December 6th, 2017


Work Description:


The Residential Property Manager is responsible to oversee the overall management of the residential portfolio, as well as some aspects of office, commercial and retail portfolios by following a consistent approach as used by the property management team. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all customers, tenants, contractors and suppliers. All responsibility must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Residential Property Manager, in coordination with the Operations Manager, is responsible for designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and goals of Taggart Realty Management.


Major Responsibilities:
Residential Property Manager


• Oversee daily, weekly, monthly and annual cycle of property management for approximately five buildings, totalling approximately 600 units.
• Preparation and administration of annual operating budgets, assist with capital budgets for each property, and preparation of monthly and quarterly reports.
• Collection of tenant rents as required.
• Propose and administer any Landlord and Tenant board issues including issuing notices and attending hearings.
• Review and approve lease applications.
• 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.
• Ensure compliance with any and all applicable government regulations.
• Perform regular site inspections.
• Provide direction for staff in meeting established property standards.
• Visit all buildings on a weekly basis to ensure a high level of tenant satisfaction and confirm that esthetic and safety standards, and building quality are maintained.
• 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.


Statement of Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


• Must know and understand the terms and conditions of residential leases, broad knowledge of commercial, office and retail leases would be considered an asset.
• Completion of a post-secondary program with an emphasis in Property Management, or related field.
• Real Property Administrator Designation (RPA) would be considered an asset.
• A minimum of five years experience as a property manager, with experience in residential property management.
• A minimum of two years experience in a management/leadership role, guiding and leading employees and contractors.
• Experience preparing and administering annual operating budgets, capital budgets and preparing monthly and quarterly reports through at least one full budget/fiscal cycle.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to actively listen and resolve conflict and foster understanding is essential in this role.
• Well-developed computer skills using Microsoft Suite.
• Self-motivated, adaptable and decisive with a hands-on approach.
• Fluency in both official languages would be considered an asset.


Work Environment:


• This role requires overtime, and hours of work will fluctuate.
• Available to troubleshoot in emergency situations, all hours of the week.
• Schedule changes and open availability are required to suit the needs of the tenants and the property.
• Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines.
• Willingness to be mobile as the role requires work to be performed primarily in the office but also on-site





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









Real Estate Law Clerk

Job Title: Real Estate Law Clerk

Reports to: Taggart Group Legal Counsel

Location: 3187 Albion Road South

Date: December 8th, 2017

Work Description:

The Real Estate Law Clerk is responsible for carrying out administrative legal duties as set out by the Taggart Group legal counsel.  All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Group of Companies’ vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures.    The Real Estate Law Clerk, in coordination with the Taggart Group legal counsel, is responsible for carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and goals of the Taggart Group of Companies and its affiliate companies.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with internal and external legal counsel as well as Tamarack sales staff and employees, regarding Tamarack residential closing matters
  • Preparing statement of adjustments, closing lists and utility notifications for Tamarack closings
  • Completing Land Transfer Tax beneficial transfer returns and deferral applications
  • Reading reference plans (including strata plans) and surveys and completing part lot exempting by-law applications and renewals.
  • Liaise with the City of Ottawa/Kingston regarding the legal requirements to lift an inhibiting order regarding the registration of a subdivision
  • Preparation and registration the following types of e-reg documents: transfers, charges, notices, easements, postponements and discharge of charge
  • Docketing and billing time
  • Drafting legal correspondence and performing general office and clerical duties

Statement of Qualifications:

  • University or College level degree in related field
  • A minimum 3-5 years of experience as a legal clerk or paralegal, or in a legal setting is required
  • Experience in residential real estate would be considered a strong asset
  • Experience in drafting e-reg documents is required
  • Working knowledge of legal software such as Teraview and Conveyancer is required
  • Strong capabilities with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Office 365) are also vital to this role.
  • The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be a team player, open and flexible with change as this role will continuous evolve
  • A strong sense of initiative is required as the candidate will also work independently on a regular basis.  Personal Accountability, attention to detail, and organizational skills are essential
  • File and data management expertise is vital in this role; the candidate must have strong organizational skills to effectively manage all legal documents and maintain accurate records

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 a t workstation

 

 

 

 





Drafting Coordinator

Job Title: Drafting Coordinator

Reports to: Manager, Drafting

Company: Tamarack Developments

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: November 29, 2017

Work Description

The Drafting Coordinator is a key member in the design team for Tamarack Developments. This role is responsible for obtaining permits, prepare working drawings, and ultimately to provide support in the delivery of Tamarack housing projects. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, tenants, 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 Drafting Coordinator with the support of the Manager are responsible for designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and goals of Tamarack Developments.  

Major Responsibilities:

Drafting Coordinator

  • Operate computer-assisted design (CAD) Revit and drafting workstations
  • Develop and prepare residential working drawings from sketches
  • Complete documentation packages and produce drawing sets
  • Create site plans, consolidate information on grading, surveys, utilities, and other important construction information.
  • Compile information for city permit applications & apply
  • To provide our construction sites with permits & working drawings in a timely fashion
  • The position will be required to review drawings for a home, and bring them up to full working drawings.
  • Check and verify design drawings to conform to with suppliers’ specifications
  • Review customer design change requests, organize and prepare detailed notes for reviewing these changes with the appropriate consultants. Follow up and ensure timely delivery of this process.
  • File and data management expertise is important in this role; effectively manage all documentation for home construction. Maintain accurate records and maintain accurate files.
  • Remain current with subdivision developments and amenities, or changes to legal environment in new home construction.
  • Contribute to an award winning and innovative organization, recognized as a leader in the industry.
  • Respect and protect the privacy of home buyers. including but not limited to their right to independence, autonomy, and self-determination; their right to choose and practice individual values, beliefs, religion, and culture; and their right to privacy and dignity.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The candidate possesses a diploma in an Architectural Technology or Technician program.
  • Experience with AutoCAD 2016, and Revit 2016 design programs is required.
  • Prior work experience in drafting, in residential home building is required. A minimum of 5 years’ experience is preferred.
  • Experience using OBC (Part 9)
  • Able to read & understand Structural (floor and truss layouts), mechanical, & electrical design.
  • Sound technical background (hands-on) with logical deductive reasoning
  • Valid driver’s license & access to vehicle, Travel for work will be required.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • The candidate will possess strong organizational skills, and plans their work in an effective manner.
  • The Draftsman has the Ability to work in a team environment; or to work independently- using initiative.

Work Environment:

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 to meet specific project deadlines

 

 

 

 





Accounting Clerk - Tamarack Homes

Job Title: Accounting Clerk

Reports to: Controller

Name of Company: Tamarack Homes

Location: 3187 Albion Road South

Date: November 9, 2017

 

Work Description
In this hands-on role, the Accounting Clerk assists the Project Accountants and Controller, performing various administrative accounting tasks on a timely and accurate basis in accordance with company policies and internal controls. The Accounting Clerk plays a key role in ensuring that invoices are verified, paid, posted and filed.

 

Major Responsibilities:
Accounting Clerk

·         Stamp, code, verify and post invoices for utilities and tax bills

·         Weekly matching, coding and posting of invoices

·         Prepare, print and process weekly and biweekly cheque runs

·         Process permit cheque requisitions

·         Review and submit time sheets

·         Monthly reconciliation of suppliers and process discount checks

·         Prepare month-end files for posted GL invoices

·         Periodically liaise with suppliers regarding outstanding invoices and payments

·         Prepare year-end packing and moving of files for storage, and prepare new files

·         Assist with the preparation of year end audit

·         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

·         Post-Secondary Education in Accounting or Finance is required for this role.

·         1 to 2 years’ relevant work experience in Accounting or Finance preferred

·         Strong ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

·         Ability to meet deadlines

·         Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

·         Highly proficient use of various office based software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe

·         Experience using an ERP system or other complex accounting system, in the construction industry would be an asset

·         Ability to maintain confidentiality and approach situations in a diplomatic and professional manner.


Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment

·         Providing service to several people, 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
 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter.

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





Sales Assistant (Part-time)

 

Job Title: Sales Assistant (full time & part time)

Reports to: Sales Representative

Name of Company: Tamarack Homes

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: October 20, 2017

Work Description

The Sales Assistant is responsible for the overall delivery of the administration initiative for Tamarack Developments Sales site. As a member of the Tamarack sales staff you are the first face people see when they walk in model homes. The performance of the 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 Sales Assistant in coordination with the Sales Representative is responsible for designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and sales goals of Tamarack Developments.  

Major Responsibilities:

Sales Assistant

  • Welcome and greet clients act as the first point of contact to all clients.
  • Make sure homes are in a good condition prior to opening and before closing.
  • Properly introduce yourself and sales representative to the client.
  • With the direction of the sales representative prepare marketing /promotional materials
  • Promote special programs or on-going offers.
  • Answer incoming calls in a professional manner that is consistent with the Tamarack guidelines and policies.
  • Answer sales questions to the best of your ability if the sales representative is unavailable. Redirect what you do not know to sales representative.
  • Schedule appointment with the sales representative for home walk thru’s or design consults.
  • Schedule and liaise with the Tamarack Design Centre.
  • Assist in administrative duties, data entry and the preparation of sales contracts and purchaser files.
  • Update and maintain the traffic circulation reports and present this data to your manager.
  • Identify with the sales representative with targeted leads to begin the sales process.
  • Maintain client data base.
  • Emphasize product/service features and benefits, quote prices, discuss credit terms, and prepare sales order forms and/or reports.
  • Remain current with subdivision developments and amenities.
  • Contribute to an award winning and innovative organization, recognized as a leader in the industry.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Previous skills in sales required (experience in home building is an asset).
  • OREA certification is an asset.
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset.
  • Administration experience is an asset.
  • A team player with excellent communication skills, both in person and over the phone.
  • Willing to learn, adapt and adjust to changing needs of customers.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office including word, excel and outlook is an asset.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment

  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines.
  • Must be of good physical condition to preform various duties around model homes.
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time at workstation.
  • Retail hours are a requirement, working evenings and weekends.

 

 

 

 





Finishing Foreman

Job Title: Finishing Foreman

Reports to: Site Superitendent

Name of Company: Tamarack Homes

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: October 19, 2017

Work Description

The Finishing Foreman manages sub-contractors for all finishing trades and takes the site from second fix through the completion and handover; and works in conjunction with the Site Superintendent leading the project team. The Finishing Foreman provides technical management and project leadership on construction projects at the field level.

The responsibilities include; directing trades onsite; planning crew activities in the short and long turn; resolving finishing construction issues; field level client relations; maintaining a high standard of safety and quality; managing small-to medium-sized projects or directing one portion of a major project, and overseeing proper protocols in the field. 

Major Responsibilities:

Finishing Foreman

•  Manage all sub-contractors for finishing services.

•  Direct onsite day to day finishing activities.

•  Develop and maintain construction and finishing management plan.

•  Monitor and maintain finishing schedules.

•  Manage on-time delivery of individual projects, as per contracted scopes of work.

•  Plan and review specifications.

•  Plan crew activities and work.

•  Coordinate all activities between site, trades, and suppliers.

•  Resolve finishing issues.

•  Manage customer service and issues.

•  Ensure and coordinate site safety program.

•  Maintain quality control program and standards of quality.

•  Ensure installation accuracy for all unit finishes and upgrades.

•  Manage accuracy of trade progress and completion requests.

•  Monitor and maintain good housekeeping.

•  Maintain daily logs.

•  Complete PDIs, 30-day service and year-end reporting.

•  Organize site meetings.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•  A high school diploma is required, college diploma an asset (i.e.: architectural construction      management).

•  Minimum 5 years of construction and finishing site experience and residential leadership experience.

•  Solid understanding of construction methods and blueprint reading.

•  An eye for detail and great capacity in finding and resolving issues.

•  Sound knowledge of construction execution and best practices.

•  Superior leadership skills.

•  Excellent organizational and time management skills.

•  Initiative and strong work ethic.

•  Excellent communication skills, can maintain interpersonal relationships at all levels.

•  Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Outlook.

•  Bilingualism (French/English) is required.

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.

 

 

 





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.





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