Co-op and Summer Employment

Co-op Recruiting at Kenaidan Co-op Recruiting is a key element of the company's recruiting efforts. Many of our Co-op Students become permanent employees after graduation.  We post each semester at Mohawk, McMaster, the University of Waterloo, and George Brown College (Degree program - summer only).  We are always interested in expanding our Co-op schools. If you are in a Co-op program that is not listed above, please Click Here and scroll to the bottom of the screen to fill out a general application.

Our Co-op Program focuses on three different positions and many of the students apply for a different position each term to round out their work experience.  Please note that the field-based positions are located in the GTA and its surrounding areas. The positions are as follows:

The Project Coordinator assists the Project Manager with the coordination of project activities and the general flow of information.  Specific accountabilities include:

  • Assisting with the procurement of any outstanding project purchases, materials, services, and subcontracts;
  • Assisting in pricing additional work;
  • Preparing and distributing Requests for Information (RFI), and maintaining the project RFI log, as required;
  • Reviewing shop drawing submissions to ensure conformance to project specifications and subcontractor's scope;
  • Distributing updated design drawings and specifications to subcontractors as they pertain to their trade;
  • Preparing and maintaining shop drawing submittals log;
  • Measuring and monitoring materials delivered and progress of work completed by subcontractors;
  • Maintaining additional work logs and site progress diagrams.

The Field Engineering Technician assists the Site Supervisor in planning, coordination, and layout of construction activities. Specific accountabilities include:

  • Performing site layout according to project requirements and specifications;
  • Providing accurate units of completion for Labour Unit Reports;
  • Providing formwork sketches to foreman as required;
  • Verifying quality of concrete and ensuring formwork is placed according to layout provided;
  • Coordinating inspections with various consultants and/or authorities as per contract requirements;
  • Monitoring installation of rebar for conformance to structural drawings;
  • Updating drawings with changes as issued by the consultants;
  • Reviewing shop drawings and coordinating work performed;
  • Updating as-built drawings;
  • Providing concrete quantities for pour schedule;
  • Preparing concrete pour release forms, and obtaining proper authorization prior to initiation of the pour.

The Jr. Estimator provides support to the Estimating team in the preparation of tenders.  Specific accountabilities include:

  • Assisting in the preparation of tender forms and tender submission packages;
  • Compiling details of the project scope for the Estimator to review;
  • Preparing take-offs, measuring, and calculating work item quantities;
  • Assisting with soliciting subcontractors and suppliers for bidding;
  • Participating in the tender closing as required;
  • Preparing estimates for contemplated change orders or claims for ongoing projects, for review by the Estimating team;
  • Carrying out any other works or assignments related to estimating or tendering as required or assigned by the department.


Summer Employment

If you are attending a college or university that does not have a Co-op Program, the summer months provide a great opportunity for you to gain work experience.  Our Summer Employment program provides students pursuing a degree/diploma in a construction-related discipline with the opportunity to gain hands-on construction experience.  As a summer labourer, students work on our formwork crews providing general labour assistance.  This is a great way to learn construction from the ground up.  These positions are located in the GTA and its surrounding area.  If you are interested in spending the summer working with us, please Click Here and scroll to the bottom of the screen to fill out a general application.