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Project Accounting Manager

Job Title: Project Accounting Manager

Company: Doran Contractors Limited

Reports to: Controller

Location: 3187 Albion Road South

Date: January 24, 2017

 

Work Description

Reporting to the Controller, the Project Accounting Manager plays a key role within the Doran and Taggart Construction Limited’s accounting team. In this hands-on role, the Project Accounting Manager supervises the job revenue and cost accounting, ensuring that the job revenue and subcontract job costs are accounted for on a timely and accurate basis in accordance with company policies and internal controls. The Project Accounting Manager plays a key role in ensuring that documented process and controls are followed and will support the Controller in implementing planned future changes. 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 Doran Contractor’s vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. 

Major Responsibilities:

Job Cost Manager

  • Supervise and coach project accounting team members. Providing feedback and responding to queries on a regular basis.
  • Review all subcontract reconciliations and proposed payment amounts monthly, ensuring completeness, accuracy and compliance with control procedures, including our “pay when paid” policy prior to cheque preparation. Any exceptions to be authorized according to established policy.
  • Review all job-related invoices, ensuring proper support, approval and documentation according to established policies.
  • Review all subcontractor payment forms, ensuring proper support, approval and documentation per established policies.
  • Maintain master files for jobs including job set up, budgets, cost codes, contracts, subcontracts and change orders.
  • Liaise between the project management team and the project accounting personnel, assisting as required to ensure issues are dealt with, deadlines are met, and project financial information is complete.
  • Provide job cost reporting to operations team, utilizing reports as approved by management – job cost trial balance, actual/committed reports etc.
  • Coordinate closing of jobs when complete
  • Preparation of T5018 reports annually
  • Manage the work of the project accounting team, ensuring that the deadlines are met each month and that the job costing and revenue is complete and proper matching is achieved.
  • Prepare monthly margin analysis and deferred report for review by management by the monthly deadline.
  • Ensure job cost and revenue control accounts are in balance with detail reports
  • Provide input to Controller for weekly cash flow forecasting regarding expected cash receipts and subcontractor payments
  • Ensure that subcontractor accounts are being reconciled monthly, reporting monthly to the Controller regarding the status of these reconciliations and any issues that arise
  • Preparation of year end audit file sections relating to job revenue, cost and WIP
  • Assist with annual budgeting process with respect to job forecasting
  • Ensure established process and policy is adhered to.
  • Other duties as may arise from time to time

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant work experience, 5 being in a supervisory capacity
  • A professional accounting designation or registration in such a program is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and time management skills with an attention for details
  • Ability to adapt in a changing environment
  • Proficient use of various office based software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe
  • Experience in a multi-company environment
  • Experience using an ERP system or other complex accounting system, (preferably in the construction industry) Experience using eCMS would be considered 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

 





Project Coordinator

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Reports to:  Project Manager

Name of Company: Doran Contractors Limited

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: February 15, 2018

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.








Senior Information Technology Coordinator

Job Title: Senior Information Technology Coordinator

Reports to:  Chief Information Technology Officer (CIO)

Company: The Taggart Group of Companies

Location: 3187 Albion Road South

Date:  February 20, 2018

 

Work Description

The Senior Information Technology (IT) Operations Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the Taggart Group of Companies hardware and operating systems. This person will serve as a lead technical support for the implementation, and support of systems and networks. The Senior IT Coordinator is responsible for providing various forms of computer-related technical assistance. 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 Taggart Group of Companies vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the IT support efforts and lead the IT Operations team.
  • Provide technical assistance and support for incoming queries and issues from employees related to computer systems, software, and hardware.
  • Investigate and diagnose network application problems.
  • Carry out routine configuration and installation of IT solutions.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any hardware, connection, printer, photocopier, and software issues.
  • Replace or repair defective parts and equipment.
  • Purchase IT equipment (i.e. computers, printers, etc.) as per the established procurement processes and policies.
  • Monitor and remove virus, spyware, and other non-authorized software.
  • Maintain the Company’s telecommunication systems running with minimal downtime (phones, webcast services, email, printers, copiers and fax).
  • Liaise with suppliers for issues relating to the network, including LANs, internet connections and remote dial-up.
  • Maintain and implement disaster recovery and backup procedures.
  • Maintain inventory of internal licenses and track compliance recommendations in areas of expertise.
  • Maintain network and system security.
  • Participate in onboarding and offboarding of employees, including set up and deactivation of new accounts and providing training.
  • Ensure that all issues are tracked via the trouble ticketing system.
  • Generate monthly reports related to tickets (work on hand, ticket aging, volumes, company allocation etc.).
  • Review tickets for trends and report any trends to the problem management function.
  • Assign tickets to other team members based on loading and skills.
  • Capture technical knowledge in wiki pages or other repositories to ensure efficient and constantly improving support.
  • Other duties as required by the CIO.

Statement of Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary education in Information Technology or a related field, or related experience. This might include computer science, information technology, and computer engineering and information system management.
  • Minimum 5 years of practical experience in the information technology field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as a people manager.
  • Experience managing external contractors and contracts.
  • Advanced knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods; systems testing and evaluation principles, methods, and tools, IT security principles and methods Internet technologies;, and/or emerging information technologies.
  • Experience in hands-on support and troubleshooting of Window/Microsoft products, including Office 365.
  • Familiarity with ITIL principles is required, certification in ITIL could be considered an asset.
  • Exposure to Enterprise Resource Planning would be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Hands on experience of installing IT hardware and software.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment:

  • Busy, and at times, a loud work environment. Visiting construction sites and residential developments as needed.
  • Providing service to several people, companies or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines, working for a group of companies.
  • Overtime may be required.

Application

All candidates are asked to apply before Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 23:59 EST via the following link: taggartgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs. Any questions regarding the position can be directed to careers@taggart.ca.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 





Quarry Manager

Job Title: Quarry Manager
Reports to: President
Company: Taggart Aggregates Ltd.
Location: 1525 Jinkinson Road, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B9
Date: February 15, 2018

Work Description
The Quarry Manager is responsible for day to day operations of the Fernbank Quarry. The Quarry Manager will manage the Scale House Operator and all on-site work. The Quarry Manager will also be responsible for the overall adherence to health and safety regulations, policies and practices. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractor/general contractors and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Group of Companies’ vision, mission, and must comply with health safety requirements and general policies procedures of the Taggart Group of Companies and all Ministry of Labour Mining regulations. The Quarry Manager will take a proactive approach to identifying and solving problems, and will carry out policies and procedures that support the new Quarry Operations.

Major Responsibilities:
Quarry Manager

  • Ensure all onsite activity conforms to the Ministry of Labour Mining regulations, and that all the proper documentation is submitted and available in the site office.
  • Ensure all Health & Safety protocols are followed and reinforced.
  • Conduct assessments of the quarry site, and ensure all Health and Safety regulations and protocols are implemented, while always keeping health and safety as the primary objective.
  • Coordinate all activities for quarry site operations including further site clearing, drilling and blasting operations, and crushing.
  • Manage, provide support to, and act as back-up for the Scale House Operator.
  • Identify efficiencies in various software programs that are used for day to day operations of the quarry, and explore options to increase productivity of all components of the quarry.
  • Administer and provide data to the accounting and project management teams as needed, for the purposes of reviewing the operations and invoicing of sold materials
  • Respond and address queries that the office team may have for the Quarry Operations.
  • Lead the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts for the operations of the quarry.
  • Forecast material requirements for sales and ensure product is available to fulfill the product demands.
  • Update sale prices and related documents for clients, and produce quotes as required.
  • Troubleshoot scale house software system and update the system as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the President.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary education in Construction Engineering Technology, or other formal technical training that is relevant to the field.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in an operational quarry setting.
  • Experience working with and/or leading sub-contractors and organizing equipment on a construction site or in a quarry setting.
  • Knowledge of quarry operations, aggregates and crushing equipment.
  • Knowledge of transportation regulations and Ministry of Labour regulations.
  • Excellent customer service and verbal communication skills, with the ability to delegate.
  • Strong attention to detail and administrative skills.
  • Solid organization, efficiency and multitasking skills, the ability to prioritize is key to this role.
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Wintik.
  • Possess the ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
  • Bilingualism in French and English would be considered an asset.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment:

  • Construction environment, can be difficult conditions, including various weather conditions, loud, busy and will also require both outdoor and indoor work in a trailer.
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time at workstation.
  • Varying working schedule which may include weekends.
  • Overtime as required.

Application
All candidates are asked to apply before Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 23:59 EST via the following link: taggartgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs. Any questions regarding the position can be directed to careers@taggart.ca.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.





Project Coordinator

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Company: Taggart Construction Limited

Reports to:  Project Manager

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

Date: January 29, 2018

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

 

 





Labour Relations Coordinator

Job Title: Labour Relations Coordinator

Company: Taggart Construction Limited

Reporting to: Director, Human Resources

Location: 3187 Albion Street South, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: January 26, 2018

Work Description

The Labour Relations Coordinator is responsible for supporting the human resources initiatives with Taggart Construction Limited. The primary focus of this role is to be the main point of contact with unionized employees and field, and liaising with union representatives. Support functions of these primary responsibilities include recruitment, facilitation, mediation, performance management, documenting and tracking.The ideal candidate requires strong interpersonal skills and communication skills to liaise with a variety of employees on a regular basis. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, managers, candidates, and both those that are hired on and not hired by our group of companies. Discretion, sound judgement, care, and confidentiality are paramount to this role. 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.

Major Responsibilities:

Labour Relations Coordinator

  • Provide labour relations advice and consultation to managements teams, site superintendents, foremen and unionized employees.
  • Receive direct calls from unionized employees on various union-related matters and concerns.
  • Review all inquiries, concerns and needs of the unionized employees and respond and disseminate information accordingly in a timely manner.
  • Support the performance management process for unionized employees by guiding site superintendents and foreman through the process.
  • Attend meetings when performance issues escalate, facilitate and mediate between employees and/or employees and managers.
  • Document and disseminate as needed, all employee concerns and disciplinaries, ensuring they meet the requirements of the collective agreement.
  • Prepare documentation requested by employees.
  • Regularly visit all sites and meet with team to gauge morale, escalate concerns as needed.
  • Build and manage the employer-union relations, through proper facilitation and a consultative approach.
  • Maintain ongoing communication between the office and sites, ensuring regular updates to field staff.
  • Maintain on-going relationships with the union, and provide updates to the union.
  • Serve as a source expertise with respect to the collective agreement, including ensuring a consistent application of applicable collective agreement(s).
  • Lead the recruitment and selection process for unionized positions, including liaising with the union for prospective candidates, conducting external recruitment, screening resumes and interviewing all candidates, in order to recruit and retain a high performing workforce.
  • Lead onboarding for unionized employees.
  • Liaise with the Health and Safety Manager regarding onboarding and training needs, documentation, upcoming training expiry dates.
  • Provide support to Health and Safety Manager in documenting and reporting incidents.
  • Document and investigate harassment or safety concerns.
  • Maintain employee files, including training records and expiry dates, crew lists by project, active and inactive status, employee availability projections and seniority lists.
  • Monitor hours of service to ensure remuneration is aligned with collective agreement.
  • Set, change and monitor classes, categories and pay rates.
  • Participate in corporate-wide HR initiatives and support the development of improved employee relations across HR, including job specific training, health and safety training, and leadership training.
  • Regular administration for the human resources function and Corporate shared services.
  • Other duties as required.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary Certificate or Diploma in Human Resources, and/ or an undergraduate degree in Business, Human Resources Management, industrial relations or a related field is required.
  • A CHRP designation is considered an asset.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a related field.
  • Minimum of two years of broad and progressive labour relations experience, in a unionized environment would be an asset.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of labour relations.
  • Experience in facilitating, mediation, dispute resolution and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of Employment Standards Act, and a high regard for the Human Rights Act.
  • Knowledge of construction regulations would be considered an asset.
  • Prior experience with labour relations environment would be considered an asset.  
  • Strong verbal, and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong attention to detail, as the preparation of Human Resources documents require significant accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence.
  • A high degree of professionalism and confidentiality are required in this role.
  • Patient and calm demeanour with a strong ability to work with a variety of personalities in various roles.
  • Strong ability to exercise judgement in various situations, and strong sense of judgement.

Physical/Sensory Effort/ Work Environment

  • Busy, and at times, a loud work environment.
  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines, working for a group of companies.
  • Overtime as required.

Application

All candidates are asked to apply before Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 23:59 EST via the following link: taggartgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs. Any questions regarding the position can be directed to careers@taggart.ca.

 

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Senior Superintendent

Job Title: Senior  Superintendent

Reports to: Vice-President of Construction

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: January 22, 2018

Work Description:

The Superintendent is responsible for the overall supervision of construction projects, crews and the foreman leading the crews. 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 Taggart Construction vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Superintendent in coordination with the Vice-President of Construction is responsible for identifying issues, designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the projects and initiatives of Taggart Construction Limited.

Major Responsibilities:

Superintendent

  • Assist in developing and maintaining construction, production schedule and site management plan.
  • The superintendent plans and prepares construction schedules and milestones and monitor progress against established schedules
  • Assist with estimates and budget development for projects
  • Oversee total construction effort to ensure project is constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule
  • Manage site startup
  • 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
  • Ensuring compliance with design, project specifications, regulations, timelines and safety codes.
  • Plan, implement and monitor construction plans
  • Coordinates with the Vice President of Construction and Project Engineering to resolve technical problems encountered during the early works construction phase. 
  • Participates in weekly review meetings to discuss work progress and area plans in order to resolve problems of schedule delays indicated by trend data. 
  • Responsible for participating in risk and value management in regard to cost and schedule control.
  • Leadership and supervision: the Superintendent coordinates Foreman and their crews, they must efficiently organize the teams in order for each person to understand their role.
  • The superintendent must follow up consistently with Foreman’s and provide feedback and coaching to their crews.
  • Analyze the production levels and work load: Identify gaps in labour and request man power when needed, or reduce man power when crews are becoming unproductive.
  • They must ensure that crews under their direction perform daily and weekly activities to meet production goals.
  • Assessing competency and capability of Foreman, surveyors, estimators, project engineers and other construction staff.
  • Identifying needs for training and facilitates delivery of training.
  • Recommending employee actions such as hiring, training, promotions, disciplinary and corrective measures.
  • Provide guidance on how to work in a more safe and efficient manner.
  • Enforce all Taggart Construction Limited policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with the Taggart Construction Limited Safety program at all times.
  • Participating in safety/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.
  • Assuming responsibility for the following functions: Earthworks including excavation, dewatering, backfill and compaction. Piling installation including test piles. Foundations installation including formwork, reinforcing, embeds and anchor bolts, concrete placement and curing and waterproofing application. 
  • Knowing and understanding the requirements of and liabilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

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 10 years work experience as a superintendent in the heavy civil construction industry.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Good working knowledge of Collective agreement(s) and company policies
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, field drawings and plans
  • Knowledge of line grades surveying.
  • Strong communication, integration, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership/management development training
  • 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
  • Highly effective negotiation, diplomatic, and conflict resolutions skills
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.

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.
  • Travel will be required. The site surveyor will move from site to site.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Overtime as required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Surveyor

Job Title: Surveyor

Reports to:  Senior Surveyor

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Name of Company: Taggart Construction Ltd.

Date: January 18, 2018

Work Description

Under supervision, the Senior Surveyor and Project Superintendent, the Surveyor is responsible for performing all surveying needs on various jobs on an as needs basis as well as manage and take care of surveying equipment. The Surveyor must have ability to travel to various projects with the flexibility to do so on short notice and for various lengths of time due to project demands.

Major Responsibilities:

Surveyor

  • Performs survey of the site prior to commencing work in order to identify the most suitable locations for site lines, control marks, bench points and stakeout points thereby establishing reference locations for the foreman, and trades to build from
  • Reviews and updates all drawings that relate to the survey for completeness, consistency and feasibility of layout to ensure that all dimensions between corresponding drawings agree.
  • Calculates the layout of all project components using the drawings, specifications and submissions provided.
  • Operates and maintains surveying equipment (Trimble GPS, Trimble Robotic Total Station, Automatic and DiNi Levels)
  • Prepares documentation of all surveying activities performed
  • Provides quality control by checking for accuracy at all control points, benchmarks, gridlines, survey marks, elevations and stakeout points. Will also monitor the site for correct elevations and locations of the structural components as the building progresses
  • Verifies as-built conditions that require the use of surveying techniques and will assist in the creation of as-built drawings as required
  • Provides topographic and cross-section surveys as required for planning and payment quantities.
  • Assist with conducting quantity calculations as required
  • Perform other duties as required.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 3-year college diploma
  • 3 year experience in heavy civil construction surveying
  • Ability to accurately read blueprints
  • Ability to successfully survey in an ever-changing environment, i.e. during different phases of construction
  • Ability to anticipate layout requirements by visualizing the project
  • Ability to extract detailed information from drawings, specifications, estimates and submissions
  • Proficiency in CADD, Civil 3D and various Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent organizational, communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.

Work Environment:

  • Difficult weather conditions, working outdoors and on site.
  • Travel will be required. The site surveyor will move from site to site.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • 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
  • Interacts with management, colleagues, visitors, government agencies/personnel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Estimator

 

Job Title: Estimator

Reports to:  Chief Estimator

Name of Company: Taggart Construction Limited

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: January 4, 2018

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. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Scale House Operator

Job Title: Scale House Operator

Reports to: Quarry Manager

Company: Taggart Aggregates Ltd.

Location: 1525 Jinkinson Road, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B9

Date: January 3, 2018

Work Description:

The Scale House Operator is responsible for day to day administration of the scale house. The Scale House Operator will manage in-bound and outbound traffic by conducting the reading of weights, and inputting the necessary data accurately and efficiently into the necessary software programs. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractor/general contractors and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Group of Companies’ vision, mission, and must comply with health safety requirements and general policies procedures of the Taggart Group of Companies. The Sale House Operator, will support the Quarry Manager in identifying issues and designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the new Quarry Operations.

Major Responsibilities:
Scale House Operator

  • Coordinate all activities for quarry site operation scale house.
  • Conduct readings of incoming and outgoing truck weights, and enter data into various software programs.
  • Administer and input data into the accounting and project management programs as needed.
  • Respond and address queries that the office team may have for the Quarry Operations.
  • Receive trucks, and communicate needs with drivers. Always maintaining strong customer service for the clients (even those that are internal clients from our group of companies).
  • Provide truck drivers with tickets and any other administration that is required for their records.
  • Organize, code, and send tickets and information back to TAL’s accounting team or project team. 
  • Maintain log of both inbound and outbound trucks.
  • Process and prepare for daily pick-up orders.
  • Order and receive supplies as needed.
  • Maintain logs for visitors and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Provide clear directions to truck drivers and other guests.
  • Perform additional assignments per manager’s direction.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
:

  • Complete of high-school diploma.
  • Post-secondary education in Construction Engineering Technology, or other formal technical training that is relevant to the field would be ideal.
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in construction administration in the construction industry, or in a general office administration role.
  • Experience working on a site or on a quarry would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent customer service and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and administrative skills.
  • Solid organization, efficiency and multitasking skills, the ability to prioritize is key to this role.
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Flexible working schedule which may include weekends, coupled with dependable attendance.
  • Possess the ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
  • Knowledge of quarry operations, aggregates and crushing equipment would be considered an asset.
  • Awareness of transportation regulations would be considered an asset.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment:

  • Construction environment, can be difficult conditions, including various weather conditions, loud, busy and will also require both outdoor and indoor work in a trailer.
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time at workstation.
  • Overtime as required.

 





Forman

Job Title: Foreman

Reports to: Superintendent

Company: Taggart Construction Limited

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: December 20, 2017

Work Description

The Foreman is responsible for the overall maintenance and supervision of construction projects and its 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.

 

 

 





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.

 

 

 

 

 









Tenant Construction Manager

Job Title: Tenant Construction Manager
Reports to: Vice President, Planning and Development
Company: Taggart Realty Management
Location: 708-225 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Date: January 30, 2018

Part of the Taggart Group of Companies, Taggart Realty Management focuses on acquiring, developing and managing residential, office and commercial property.   Taggart Realty Management has a consistently large number of new projects being developed at one time, each at varying stages of the construction process.  The projects are focused in the Ottawa and Kingston marketplaces. As we continue to build on our real estate development strategy, we are currently looking for candidates in the role of Tenant Construction Manager to lead the construction management relationships with all key stakeholders.


Work Description
On behalf of the Developer/Owner (Taggart Realty Management), the Tenant Construction Manager is responsible for coordinating all aspects of tenant construction requirements to the construction team ensuring completion of construction on time and on budget. In this office based position, the Tenant Construction Manager will liaise tenant requirements within the construction team including the general contractor, design consultants, subcontractors and suppliers. The Tenant Construction Manager will lead the tenant construction relationship, communicating regularly with all key stakeholders, and, reporting to the Vice President of Planning and Development, is responsible for ensuring tenant spaces are ready for occupancy on time and on budget. The Tenant Construction Manager’s responsibility must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Realty Management vision, mission, and purpose and must comply with all company policies and procedures.

Major Responsibilities:
Tenant Construction Manager

• Review tenant leases in detail and work with leasing team to ensure clarity of deliverables.
• Liaise with tenants, consultants, and construction team from the pre-construction to the completion phase.
• Ensure timelines are being met, drawings have been approved, and that construction is proceeding as planned.
• Provide regular project updates progress and issues to management team and tenant.
• Track leasing activity, maintain and accurately report on critical items effecting development, construction, schedules and/or budgets.
• Ensure all aspects of contracts and leases are being met and that change requirements are incorporated include contract documents.
• Read and revise design drawings.
• Write and disseminate letters, notices and drawings for approval.
• Request, negotiate and approve fees, purchase orders and vendor invoices.
• Monitor project budget(s), and preparation of monthly and quarterly reports.
• Perform site reviews two to three times a week to monitor progress and to ensure tenant needs are being met.
• Ensure compliance with any and all applicable government regulations are being met.
• All other duties as required. 
Statement of Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Post-secondary education in architecture, architectural design, urban architecture, engineering or building science, or related field.
• PMP designation would be considered an asset.
• Minimum of 7 years experience with a minimum of five years of experience in a similar role.
• Minimum of two years experience managing, guiding and leading employees and contractors.
• Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to nurture and grow client partnerships.
• In depth knowledge of commercial, office and retail leases and contracts.
• Knowledge of construction management and construction practices.
• Experience engaging with tenants, with strong communication skills, verbal and written.
• Broad understanding regulations.
• Ability to read drawings.
• Ability to multitask and prioritize.
• Innovative and creative problem solver who has experience challenge the status quo to create a better product.
• Strong organizational and administrative skills with keen attention to detail and time management skills.
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Work, Powerpoint).
• Valid drivers license with the ability to travel throughout the City.
• Experience with AutoCAD, photoshop and Microsoft Project would be considered an asset.
• Experience in the new construction of a retail development would be considered an asset.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment:
• Working primarily in an office environment, there will also be work in a construction environment with difficult conditions, including working outdoors.
• Provide service to multiple 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.
• Overtime as required.

All candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to careers@taggart.ca identifying their desire, skills and competencies before Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 23:59 EST. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.





Property Administrator

Job Title: Property Administrator
Reports to: Operations Manager
Name of Company: Taggart Realty Management
Location: 225 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1P9
Date: January 19, 2018

Work Description:

In this role the Property Administrator assists the Operations Manager and supports the Property Managers, providing various administrative tasks on a timely and accurate basis in accordance with company policies and internal controls.   The Property Administrator will work on various portfolios, including condominium, residential, office and retail buildings. 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 Realty Management vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures.

Major Responsibilities:
Property Administrator

  • Respond to tenant and owner telephone and email inquiries.
  • Liaise with tenants on building and tenant related issues as directed by Property Managers.
  • Prepare various correspondence to residents as directed by the Property Managers.
  • Participate in the rental arrears process.
  • File office correspondence and documentation.
  • Prepare status certificates.
  • Keep all records in the online database up to date, including tenant and owner information.
  • Assist in the management of the building/parking access card system and maintain up-to-date records of all card/permit holders for all locations.
  • Responsible in changing of tenancy/ownership and associated payment arrangements.
  • Manage current and new tenant and owner accounts, including accounts receivable.
  • Work closely with Property Managers and Building Operators to support day to day operations of properties.
  • Work with contractors, vendors, and suppliers to schedule work for pre-approved work and issue purchase orders.
  • Process purchase orders, invoices and tenant work orders while ensuring accurate coding and approvals are in place.
  • Assist with the preparation and compilation of monthly financial reports and quarterly operational report for all building types.
  • Assist in the dissemination of the annual operating budget(s) and recovery packages, as well as ensure their timely delivery to tenants and owners.
  • Assist with rentals as required, including showing suites and processing rental applications.
  • Other duties as requested by the Operations Manager.

Statement of Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Minimum High School Diploma, post-secondary education preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in Property Management and/or Office Administration.
  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and administrative skills.
  • Strong ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and approach situations in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Experience with Yardi would be an asset.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment:

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

 





Property Administrator

Job Title: Property Administrator
Reports to: Operations Manager
Name of Company: Taggart Realty Management
Location: 225 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1P9
Date: January 4th, 2018

Work Description:

In this role the Property Administrator assists the Operations Manager and supports the Property Managers, providing various administrative tasks on a timely and accurate basis in accordance with company policies and internal controls.   The Property Administrator will work on various portfolios, including condominium, residential, office and retail buildings. 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 Realty Management vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures.

Major Responsibilities:
Property Administrator

  • Respond to tenant and owner telephone and email inquiries.
  • Liaise with tenants on building and tenant related issues as directed by Property Managers.
  • Prepare various correspondence to residents as directed by the Property Managers.
  • File office correspondence and documentation.
  • Prepare status certificates.
  • Keep all records in the online database up to date.
  • Assist in the management of the building/parking access card system and maintain up-to-date records of all card/permit holders for all locations.
  • Manage current and new tenant and owner accounts, including accounts receivable.
  • Work closely with Property Managers and Building Operators to support day to day operations of properties.
  • Work with contractors, vendors, and suppliers to schedule work for pre-approved work and issue purchase orders.
  • Process purchase orders, invoices and tenant work orders while ensuring accurate coding and approvals are in place.
  • Assist with the preparation and compilation of monthly financial reports and quarterly operational report for all building types.
  • Assist in the dissemination of the annual operating budget(s) and ensuring their timely delivery to tenants and owners.
  • Assist with rentals as required, including showing suites and processing rental applications.
  • Other duties as requested by the Operations Manager.

 

Statement of Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Minimum High School Diploma, post-secondary education preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in Property Management and/or Office Administration.
  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and administrative skills.
  • Strong ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and approach situations in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Experience with Yardi would be an asset.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment:

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

 





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)

Job Title: Building Superintendent

Reports to: Property Manager

Company: Taggart Realty Management

Date Posted: December 13th , 2017               

Work Description

The Superintendent will be responsible for overseeing the general operations, leasing and maintenance of Taggart Realty Management’s apartment (or condo) facilities in a responsive and professional manner. He or she will be tasked with unit rentals, addressing tenant concerns, or addressing the condo board’s needs where applicable. The superintendent is also responsible for the general upkeep of the facilities. As the onsite representative of Taggart Realty Management, this individual will collect monthly rent, respond to tenant inquiries/emergencies, and conduct regular inspections to verify the safety and condition of all aspects of the interior and exterior of the building. The Building Superintendent will coordinate or perform the basic maintenance and repairs to the facilities. Other duties will be assigned as necessary.

Major Responsibilities:

Building Superintendent

  • Provide responsive, professional customer service to all tenants or owners of the facilities.
  • Show units for rental to prospective tenants, and administer the leasing process for apartment buildings.
  • Supervise and coordinate tenant move-in and move-out.
  • Collect and process rent payments.
  • Provide communications to tenants on behalf of Taggart Realty Management.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment, structures and grounds on the property.
  • Oversee the preparation of units for new tenants.
  • Ensure all facilities are up to code and compliant with any relevant legislation.
  • Perform regular property inspections of units, common areas, building exteriors, and landscape in coordination with the Property Manager.
  • Ensure effective management of loss prevention, risk management, security, maintenance, marketing, landscaping, snow removal, ventilation, heating, cooling and other daily activities.
  • Keep accurate records of space conditions including roof, HVAC and utilities.
  • Provide general status reports to the property manager. Communicate any potential hazards or damages in a proactive manner. Report any and all maintenance concerns in a timely manner.
  • Lock or unlock doors, turn lights on/off, generally patrol area and building.
  • Perform general clean up of all facilities. Keep common areas clean at all times.
  • Sweep, mop, polish, refinish resilient floors, vacuum and shampoo carpeted areas, dump garbage and recycle bins, perform all cleaning aspects of halls, offices, board rooms, restrooms, lunchroom and auditoriums as well as washing walls, windows and window coverings.
  • Clean light fixtures and change bulbs/tubes.
  • Perform minor repairs on windows, doors, switches, desks, tables, plugs, equipment, appliances, sinks, toilets, blinds etc.
  • Contact appropriate maintenance service provider for major repairs.
  • Responsible for vandalism clean up and repair within skill level.
  • Maintain heating and air conditioning systems, boilers, pumps, fan units, control panels, thermostats, cooling towers, etc.
  • Maintain fire alarms, extinguishers. Monitor emergency generator, function and order refueling as needed.
  • Responsible for proper inventory of materials and supplies. Accountable to administrators for custodial performance.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and facilities.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  • Prepare, paint and decorate interior and exterior surfaces as required.
  • Adhere to departmental procedures and systems, e.g., "systems for preventative maintenance", "maintenance requisitions", scheduled work and continued quality improvement/risk management programs.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment, manuals and warranties.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned or needed.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Valid Security Clearance
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • A minimum 3-5 years related experience in a janitorial, maintenance or superintendent role
  • Strong communication, integration, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to cope with high intensity and stressful environments.
  • Strong attention to detail.

 


 

 









Site Clerk-Ottawa

Job Title: Site Clerk

Reports to: Site Superintendent

Company: Tamarack Homes

Location: 1870 Maple Grove, Stittsville, Ontario

Date: February 15, 2018

 

Position Description:

The Site Clerk is responsible for all general administration for a specific subdivision site office. This includes, but is not limited to preparing purchase requisitions, scheduling of trades, services, organizing and filing paperwork for site deliveries, or shipments and general coordination between head office and site.  The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all, home owners, employees, managers trades and vendors. 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 Clerk in coordination with the Site Superintendent and the Finishing Foreman are responsible for carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and goals of home buildings by Tamarack Developments. 

Major Responsibilities:

Site Clerk

  • Manage all incoming phone calls, faxes and emails from trades, crews and suppliers. Answer inquires in a timely fashion.
  • Review and organize documents to be sent to the company’s head office, such time sheets, vacation requests and occupancy permits.
  • Forward all original copies of city inspections, Geotech reports, and engineer reports and organize delivery of slips and invoices to head office.
  • Organize and ensure all site filling system is up-to-date.
  • Regularly update job summary book.
  • Coordinate and schedule trades with Site Superintendent and Finishing Foreman.
  • Troubleshoot scheduling issues as needed.
  • Support the Finishing Foreman, Superintendent or service team with the pre-move lists, 30-day inspections and year-end inspections.
  • Schedule and coordinate with service technicians, or trades on the work that needs to be complete from the PDI lists mentioned above.
  • Prepare, assign, designate and deliver all 30-day, year-end and urgent service repairs to the effected trades. Document and track all service performed.
  • Distribute weekly summaries of outstanding deficiencies to all sub-contractors/trades.
  • Ensure that all services deficiencies are completed in the required timeframe.
  • Coordinate, update and follow up with all trades and in-house service techs after the service appointments with the home owners.
  • Remind all trades of all scheduled appointments prior to the selected dates.
  • Order all necessary construction materials for individual service repair items and all in house construction materials.
  • Order any extra plans needed from head office and issue purchase orders as requested by Site Superintendent.
  • Issue and distribute purchase orders for all service related requests.
  • Scheduling of various services for the homes: this includes but is not limited to the scheduling of gas and hydro installations with respective utilities companies, the booking of city inspections and the scheduling of hot water tank orders and deliveries with supplier.
  • Confirm that utilities have been delivered to the proper units and installations are complete.
  • Regularly provides updates to, and work closely with designated customer care representative to ensure clear lines of communication are maintained between trades, site and the home owners and tasks are being completed in a timely manner.
  • Clean and maintain site office.
  • Maintain communication board in the site trailer.
  • Prepare and distribute documentation and notifications to homeowners, potential homeowners, communities.
  • Participate in other customer care responsibilities as needed.
  • Other administrative duties as requested by the Site Superintendent.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A high school diploma is required. Post-secondary education in business administration or management would be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in office administration is required, experience in construction (residential preferred) would be a definite asset.  
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. The candidate must maintain interpersonal relationships at all levels.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Strong administrative skills with proficient use of program such as Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook.
  • Bilingual in French and English is considered an asset.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment:

  • Residential construction site. Can be loud and difficult to navigate at times.
  • Busy, and at times, a loud work environment.
  • Must be of good physical condition to perform various duties on site. Visits in construction zones will be required.
  • Providing service to several people, working under many simultaneous deadlines, working for a group of companies.

Application

All candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to careers@taggart.ca identifying their desire, skills and competencies no later than Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 23:59 EST. Candidates may be contacted upon submission of their resume.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 





Site Clerk-Kingston

Job Title: Site Clerk

Reports to: Site Superintendent

Company: Tamarack Homes

Location: Kingston, Ontario

Date: February 14, 2018

 

Position Description:

The Site Clerk is responsible for all general administration for a specific subdivision site office. This includes, but is not limited to preparing purchase requisitions, scheduling of trades, services, organizing and filing paperwork for site deliveries, or shipments and general coordination between head office and site.  The Site Clerk will also provide customer care support on an as needed basis. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all, home owners, employees, managers trades and vendors. 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 Clerk in coordination with the Site Superintendent and the Finishing Foreman are responsible for carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and goals of home buildings by Tamarack Developments. 

Major Responsibilities:

Site Clerk

  • Manage all incoming phone calls, faxes and emails from trades, crews and suppliers. Answer inquires in a timely fashion.
  • Review and organize documents to be sent to the company’s head office, such time sheets, vacation requests and occupancy permits.
  • Forward all original copies of city inspections, Geotech reports, and engineer reports and organize delivery of slips and invoices to head office.
  • Organize and ensure all site filling system is up-to-date, including home owner files as needed.
  • Regularly update job summary book.
  • Coordinate and schedule trades with Site Superintendent and Finishing Foreman. Troubleshoot scheduling issues as needed.
  • Support the Finishing Foreman, Superintendent or service team with the pre-move lists, 30-day inspections and year-end inspections.
  • Schedule and coordinate with service technicians, or trades on the work that needs to be complete from the PDI lists mentioned above.
  • Prepare, assign, designate and deliver all 30-day, year-end and urgent service repairs to the effected trades. Document and track all service performed.
  • Distribute weekly summaries of outstanding deficiencies to all sub-contractors/trades.
  • Ensure that all services deficiencies are completed in the required timeframe.
  • Coordinate, update and follow up with all trades and in-house service techs after the service appointments with the home owners.
  • Remind all trades of all scheduled appointments prior to the selected dates.
  • Order all necessary construction materials for individual service repair items and all in house construction materials.
  • Order any extra plans needed from head office and issue purchase orders as requested by Site Superintendent.
  • Issue and distribute purchase orders for all service related requests.
  • Scheduling of various services for the homes: this includes but is not limited to the scheduling of gas and hydro installations with respective utilities companies, the booking of city inspections and the scheduling of hot water tank orders and deliveries with supplier.
  • Confirm that utilities have been delivered to the proper units and installations are complete.
  • Regularly provides updates to, and work closely with designated customer care representative to ensure clear lines of communication are maintained between trades, site and the home owners and tasks are being completed in a timely manner.
  • Clean and maintain site office.
  • Maintain communication board in the site trailer.
  • Prepare and distribute documentation and notifications to homeowners, potential homeowners, communities.
  • Participate in other customer care responsibilities as needed.
  • Other administrative duties as requested by the Site Superintendent.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•  A high school diploma is required. Post-secondary education in business administration or management is preferred.

•  A minimum of three years of experience in office administration is required, experience in construction (residential preferred) would be a definite asset.  

•  Excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills.

•  Demonstrated strong customer service orientation.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. The candidate must maintain interpersonal relationships at all levels.

•  Excellent problem-solving skills.

•  Strong administrative skills with proficient use of program such as Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook.

  • Bilingual in French and English is considered an asset.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment:

  • Residential construction site. Can be loud and difficult to navigate at times.
  • Busy, and at times, a loud work environment.
  • Must be of good physical condition to perform various duties on site. Visits in construction zones will be required.
  • Providing service to several people, working under many simultaneous deadlines, working for a group of companies.

All candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to careers@taggart.ca identifying their desire, skills and competencies before Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 23:59 EST. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 





Sales Assistant (Part-Time)

Job Title: Sales Assistant

Reports to: Sales Representative

Company: Tamarack Homes

Location: The Meadows, 507 Egret Way, Nepean Ontario and Poole Creek, 1870 Maple Grove, Stittsville, Ontario.

Date: February 7, 2018

The Tamarack team is looking for Sales Assistant to work on a part-time basis at two of our Sales Centre’s for the following days and times:

The Meadows                                                 Poole Creek

Wednesdays, 1 to 8pm                                   Saturdays, noon to 5pm

Thursdays, 1 to 8pm                                       Sundays, noon to 5pm

Saturdays, noon to 5pm

Sundays, noon to 5pm

Position Description:

The Sales Assistant is responsible for representing Tamarack Homes and demonstrating what we offer as a new home builder. As a key member of the customer experience, the Sales Assistant greets all customers and provides our customers with information on Tamarack homes and developments. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, prospective home owners, 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 Representatives are responsible for carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and goals of home buildings by Tamarack Developments. 

Major Responsibilities:

Sales Assistant

  • Welcome and greet clients, act as the first point of contact to all clients in the Sales Centre.
  • Ensure homes are in good condition (clear, tidy, etc) prior to opening and before closing.
  • Daily opening and closing of model homes.
  • Compile marketing and promotional material with the direction of the Sales Representatives.
  • Answer all incoming phone calls and emails in a professional manner and in a timely fashion.
  • Provide preliminary information to the clients and answer questions on the homes, options, development sites, special programs, ongoing offers, product and service features and benefits, prices and credit terms.
  • Complete weekly traffic circulation reports Identify targeted leads to the Sales Representatives can begin sales process.
  • All other duties as requested by the Sales Representatives.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A high school diploma is required. A post-secondary education in business administration, interior design or decorating, or related field would be considered an asset.
  • One to two years of experience in an administration role, sales and/or new home building process would be considered an asset.
  • The ability to thrive in a team-based environment, as well as the ability to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • The ability to build and maintain interpersonal relationships with clients, suppliers and coworkers.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills.
  • The ability to be flexible, with a willingness to learn, adapt and adjust to the changing needs of the client.
  • Strong administrative skills with proficient use of program such as Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook.
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) for the purposes of responding to email and performing data entry.
  • Bilingual in French and English is considered an asset. 

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment:

  • Busy, and at times, a loud work environment.
  • Must be of good physical condition to perform various duties in and around all parts of the model home.
  • Sitting and/or standing for long periods of time.

All candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to careers@taggart.ca identifying their desire, skills, competencies and availability. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 





Labourer

Job Title: Labourer
Reports to: Site Superintendent
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Date: January 30, 2018

Position Description

The Labourer is responsible for the overall delivery of the home preparation and cleaning, as well as site cleaning and safety. 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 Labourer, in coordination with the Site Superintendent is responsible for carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and goals of Tamarack Developments Limited. 

Major Responsibilities:
Labourer

• Load and unload construction materials, and move materials to other construction sites within the development.
• Daily moving, cleaning and inventory check of tools and equipment around the site.
• Prepare the house for painters, including scrubbing and preparing all paint surfaces.
• Prepare the house for carpenters and trades, including sweeping, vacuuming and scrubbing any surfaces.
• Prepare floors, including vacuuming, mopping, pulling nails and scraping.
• Make adjustments and touch ups to the homes as per the requirements set out by the Site Inspector.
• Daily collection and disposal of debris at the construction site, including common areas (site office) and houses, while ensuring compliance with waste removal programs using rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and other equipment.
• Assist with filling porches, garages and basements prior to cement being poured.
• Locate waterboxes and ensure water is turned on for each box.
• Assist tradespersons such as carpenters, bricklayers, cement finishers, roofers and glaziers in construction activities.
• Install guardrails, propane and/or natural gas, other duties as required if proper training/certification is in place.
• Review, assess and report health and safety issues to the Health and Safety Representative and/or Site Superintendent, including ensuring protective gear is worn.
• Ensuring heat is available where needed.
• All other duties as required by the manager.


Statement of Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• High-school diploma is preferred.
• 1-2 years of training or experience related to construction would be an asset.
• Experience in residential building or related construction industry would be an asset.
• Experience dealing with tools and machinery, includes machine skills: rough grading, digging, trenching, etc.
• Ability to coordinate several simultaneous tasks while maintaining a positive attitude and flexible work style.
• Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle to drive around the site throughout the day to accomplish tasks as per the outlined schedule.
• Ability to follow instructions, and a strong attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.
• Good organization and time management skills, with the ability to complete tasks as per the prescribed schedule/timelines.
• Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently, and a willingness to learn.
• Good customer service skills in dealing with homeowners, trades and subcontractors.
• The candidate must provide his/her own steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, work gloves, and other gear required to work in all climates.


Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment
• Busy, and at times, a loud environment.
• Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines
• Sitting or standing for long periods of time at workstation.
• Heavy manual labor, requires ability to climb ladders, lift and manipulate objects of up to 80 lbs.
• Use of personal protective equipment will be required.
• Hazards associated with the construction industry.
• Overtime may be required.





Service Technician-Various Tamarack Communities

Job Title: Service Technician

Company Name: Tamarack Homes

Reports to: Service Manager

Location: Various Tamarack Communities (Ottawa)

Date:January 22, 2018

Work Description

The Service Tech is responsible to deliver quality repairs and timely service the Tamarack home owners. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all homeowners, employees, managers, trades and community members.  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:

Service Tech

  • Meet and interact with homeowners on a day to day basis. Providing customer service that is aligned with the Tamarack service standards.
  • Respond to urgent / emergency service requests as directed by the Service Department or the Site Superintendent. (I.e. water penetration, plumbing leakage, no heat situations)
  • Troubleshoot, report or repair the issues on a case to case basis as needed.
  • Repair items listed by the Tamarack Inspector on the PDI, 30 Day and Year-End work orders.
  • Repair items listed by the Site Super prior to the homeowners take possession.
  • Update Work Orders as repairs are completed. Request homeowner to sign off on all completed work.
  • Keep Homeowners informed on the status of the repairs in their home at every service call
  • Notify Site Super or Service Dept. when items cannot be resolved, or when additional help is required from another staff member or subtrade.  
  • Prepare written reports on service work performed for home owners and submit the report regularly to the Service Department.
  • Schedule time with the Construction Manager, Service Manager or Site Super to discuss recent problems and initiate resolutions and improvement plans.
  • Regularly visit sites to stay up to date on the current progress of the construction sites.
  • Liaise between Homeowner and Construction/Service departments; provide follow-up and advice of outcome.
  • Support other related duties as required by the site/ service team.
  • Repair duties include but are not exclusive to drywall repairs, drywall installation, insulation, painting, framing, soffit and fascia, cabinet adjustments, ceramic tiles, lighting, plumbing, railings.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A minimum of 5 years in the home building industry, preferably with a large residential developer.
  • Previous experience as a Carpenter, preferably having completed a carpentry apprentice program.
  • Finish carpentry experience, predominantly finishing home detail work experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to deal professionally and effectively with homeowners.
  • Physically fitness and manual dexterity are required. Ability to access attic spaces and roofs.
  • Quality orientation and attention to detail.
  • Ability to use heavy machinery- power tools.

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
  • Heavy manual labor, requires ability to climb ladders and lift and manipulate objects up to 80lbs
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment will be required (e.g. hard-hat, safety boots, etc.)
  • Hazards associated with the construction industry.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • Flexible, with the ability to work at various locations across the division

 

 

 





Carpenter

Job Title: Carpenter

Company: Tamarack Developments

Reports to: Site Superintendent

Location: Various Sites

Date: January 18, 2018

Work Description

The Carpenter is responsible for the overall delivery of repair work inside Tamarack home building projects. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all, home owners, employees, managers trades and vendors. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Tamarack vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Carpenter in coordination with the site superintendent is responsible for designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and goals of home buildings by Tamarack Developments.  

Major Responsibilities:

Carpenter

  • Perform repairs to the internal and external structure while ensuring the buildings are safe.
  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, and trim, or hardware, using carpenter's hand and power tools.
  • Installation of dry-wall, and repairs of drywall after home completion should there be a deficiency.
  • Fill cracks and other defects in plaster or plasterboard and sand patch, using patching plaster, trowel, and sanding tool.
  • Sanding surfaces, taping and preparing the home prior to the trades coming in for installation
  • Repair any issues after the trades have been in the homes.
  • When the trade comes back to repair something meet them on site and oversee their work. While also bringing it to the attention of the finishing foreman/ Site superintendent.
  • Sanding and pulling nails from floor, preparing surfaces for the installation of flooring.
  • Build required items such as stairs and cabinets or specialty furniture as requested.
  • Prepare and install Cosmetic wood working repairs and replacements.
  • Operate and maintain carpentry tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Work with finishing foreman and superintendent to order supplies as they are required during the building phases.
  • Remove damaged or defective parts or sections of structures and repair or replace, using hand tools.
  • Arrange for subcontractors to deal with special areas such as heating and electrical wiring work.
  • Prepare houses for customer move in; ensuring they are ready for delivery.
  • Occasionally fixing home issues after home owner move in as per the site inspectors and service tech’s reports.
  • Maintain records, document actions and submit written progress reports
  • Perform other related duties, including minor duties of other trades where certification is not required and the work does not exceed own limitations.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Certificate of apprentice, carpenter.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an interior finishing carpenter.
  • Physically fitness and manual dexterity are required.
  • Quality orientation and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and use of Imperial and Metric measurements
  • Strong mathematical reasoning.
  • Ability to use heavy machinery- power tools.

 

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
  • Heavy manual labor, requires ability to climb ladders and lift and manipulate objects up to 80lbs
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment will be required (e.g. hard-hat, safety boots, etc.)
  • Hazards associated with the construction industry.

 

 

 

 





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

 

 

 

 





Sales Assistant (Part-time)

 

Job Title: Sales Assistant (full 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.

 

 

 

 






The Taggart Group of Companies is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap or financial ability. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

In accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disabilities Act (AODA), the Taggart Group of Companies is committed to providing accommodations for people with a disability in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation or special assistance, please send us a message with your request, at sherry-lyn.zuro@taggart.ca.

Information related to accommodation measures will be treated as confidential.

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