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Core Departments

Project Management

Our Project Management teams in Ontario and British Columbia manage the overall direction, administration and coordination of projects with a strong focus on financial reporting.  Typical careers in this area of our business include:   

Ensuring the successful completion of projects on time and within budget, the Project Manager provides direction, administration, and coordination to capture opportunities and reduce liability.  Working with the project team, the Project Manager develops the project budget, project billing breakdown, schedule, and work plan.  The Project Manager also negotiates and establishes the terms and scope of the work for subcontract and supplier packages. The PM works with the site team to ensure 100% compliance with Kenaidan's Environmental, Health and Safety Program and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.

Ideal candidates have post-secondary education in a construction-related discipline and prior work experience with a general contractor working on commercial, institutional, and civil projects.  Experience with formwork projects is an asset. Gold Seal Certification is preferred.

As a key member of our project site team, the Project Coordinator ensures that correspondence between the owner and the consultants receives prompt attention.  The Project Coordinator assists with various administrative duties and site activities, including: reviewing subcontractor/supplier payment applications, and drafting payment certificates; procuring and costing any outstanding supplies/services; and updating the project schedule.  The Project Coordinator also prepares Requests for Information, receives and quotes on Construction Change Notices from the owner, and reviews and distributes design revisions.  This person works with the site team to ensure 100% compliance with Kenaidan's Environmental, Health and Safety Program and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.

Ideal candidates have post-secondary education in a construction-related discipline and prior work experience as a Project Coordinator working with a sub-trade, general contractor or supplier on commercial, institutional, or civil projects.

This position provides administrative support to the project team either on site or from the office.  Specific accountabilities include: administering the start-up of new projects, developing and maintaining electronic filing systems and submission logs, ensuring that proper documentation is approved, and correspondence is both produced and delivered on a timely basis.  The Project Administrator also prepares and obtains authorization for the monthly process billing applications/subcontractor payment certificates, as well as handling invoices and other required documents.

Ideal candidates have prior work experience in administrative roles either in construction or other industries.  Proficiency with MS Excel, Word, and purchase order systems is essential.

Field Operations

Our Field teams in Ontario and British Columbia lead and implement the building process at the site level, with duties such as site management, technical services, layout, concrete forming, and placement.  Typical careers in this area of our business include:

The Site Supervisor plans, directs, and manages all site activities in order to complete the project requirements according to plans and specifications.  The Site Supervisor ensures 100% compliance with Kenaidan's Environmental, Health and Safety Program and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.

Ideal candidates have post-secondary education in a construction-related discipline and prior work experience with a general contractor working on commercial, institutional, and civil projects.  Experience with formwork projects and Gold Seal Certification are preferred.

This person assists the Site Supervisor in the planning and direction of the construction activities with a strong emphasis on monitoring the quality of all work completed, including subcontractor materials, workmanship, as well as concrete and formwork.  The Assistant Site Supervisor works with the Site Supervisor to ensure 100% compliance with Kenaidan's Environmental, Health and Safety Program and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.

Ideal candidates have post-secondary education in a construction-related discipline and some prior work experience with a general contractor on commercial, institutional, and civil projects.  Experience with formwork projects is preferred.

The Field Engineering Technician is in charge of completing all formwork layout and assisting the Site Supervisor in ensuring the quality of work performed. Key accountabilities include: verifying that formwork and concrete are placed according to project requirements, ordering concrete, organizing the pour schedule, monitoring rebar installation, quantity surveying, and arranging inspections with various consultants.  The Field Engineering Technician works as part of the site team to ensure 100% compliance with Kenaidan's Environmental, Health and Safety Program and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.

Ideal candidates have post-secondary education in a construction-related discipline and prior work experience with survey equipment such as total stations, transits and laser levels, as well as fluency with AutoCAD, spreadsheet, and project planning software.

The Layout Technician provides assistance to the Field Engineering Technician with various activities including formwork layout, monitoring rebar installation, and monitoring concrete quantities.  This is an entry level position into the Field Engineering function. With experience, the Layout Technician can move into the Field Engineering Technician role.  The Layout Technician works as part of the site team to ensure 100% compliance with Kenaidan's Environmental, Health and Safety Program and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.

Ideal candidates have post-secondary education in a construction-related discipline and have prior work experience on construction sites.  Experience with survey equipment, such as total stations, transits, and laser levels, would be an asset.

The Site Foreman directs and evaluates the work of hourly employees ensuring that ideal crew sizes are maintained and that crews have all the materials and equipment required. The Site Foreman also coordinates sub-trades in areas such as reinforcing, mechanical, and electrical trades. This person monitors unit costs on a daily basis and prepares various documents including daily time sheets, job safety analysis sheets, and foreman's reports.  The Foreman must ensure 100% compliance with Kenaidan's Environmental, Health and Safety Program and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.

Ideal candidates have experience on construction sites as a labourer or carpenter, combined with prior leadership experience as a lead hand or foreman, as well as the ability to read drawings and specifications.

Kenaidan is always looking for hourly formwork workers and experienced crane operators.  Whether your experience is as a lead hand, carpenter, labourer, or crane operator, there is a role for you on our team.

Carpenters

Carpenters build formwork and false work as directed by the Foreman/Site Supervisor.  Ideal candidates have prior construction industry experience and construction-related training, including Health and Safety, equipment, and relevant apprenticeships.

Labourers

Labourers complete concrete placing and finishing as directed by the Foreman/Site Supervisor.  Ideal candidates have prior construction industry experience and construction-related training, including Health and Safety, and equipment.

Operators

Operators must be licensed to operate relevant equipment such as tower cranes, mobile cranes, or boom trucks.  Ideal candidates have prior construction industry experience and construction-related training, including Health and Safety, and equipment. We support apprenticeship programs for upgrading.

Estimating

The Estimating Department leads and manages the estimating and tendering process for the procurement of work for the Kenaidan Group.  In this area we look for Estimators with various levels of experience to complement the Estimating team.  We provide a comprehensive training program to advance Junior Estimators to intermediate and senior levels.

This position estimates and tenders complete construction projects through analyzing and identifying both the inherent risk and opportunities that the tender presents.  The Estimator is involved in all phases of tender preparation, from pre-planning of the tender estimating to tender preparation, tender closing, and post tender follow-up.  Estimators will also prepare preliminary estimates for clients, consultants, and architects, as well as estimates for contemplated change orders.

Ideal candidates have post-secondary education in a construction-related discipline and prior experience with tendering commercial work for a General or Civil Contractor.  Direct field experience in the construction of civil works, concrete structures, water and sewage plants, industrial and commercial facilities is an asset.  Gold Seal Certification is preferred.

Contract Administration

The Contracts department provides the initial strategic planning, including the development of budgets and budget targets, risk management, value engineering, the buyout of subcontracts, and purchasing for new projects. Typical careers in this area of our business include:

The Contract Manager manages the buyout of subcontractors and sets up all project contracts to ensure that they minimize exposure and meet the needs of the project.  The manager also assists with the development of project budgets, the development of work plans, and the completion of the job closeout process.

Ideal candidates have post-secondary education in a construction-related discipline and prior work experience in project management or contract administration with a general contractor.  Experience with commercial, institutional, and civil projects is required, while experience with formwork projects is an asset.  Gold Seal Certification is preferred.

The Contract Coordinator assists the Contract Manager with the buyout of subcontractors and with the setting up of all project contracts to ensure that they minimize exposure and meet the needs of the project.  The Coordinator also assists with the development of project budgets, the development of work plans, and the completion of the job closeout process.

Ideal candidates have post-secondary education in a construction-related discipline and have two years prior work experience as a Project Coordinator or Estimator with a general contractor.  Experience with commercial, institutional, and civil projects is also required.

 

The Contract Administrator provides administrative support to the Contract Department.  Key accountabilities include drafting letters of intent and purchase agreements, preparing subcontracts based on signed letters of intent, tracking and follow up on the return of signed letters of intent, purchase agreements and sub-contracts, establishing and maintaining a master drawing control list for projects, and arranging for bonding and insurance for new projects.

Ideal Candidates have a post-secondary education in a Legal Administration program (i.e, law clerk, or paralegal) and prior work experience in a legal environment.

Business Development

Our Business Development team focuses on sourcing and securing project bidding opportunities and managing relationships with existing and potential clients.  Typical careers in this area include:

 

The Business Development Manager provides input into the strategic objectives of the department, sources and secures project bidding opportunities, and maintains client relations on an ongoing basis.  Specific accountabilities include sourcing and obtaining bidding opportunities through cold calling and established contacts, assembling project teams for projects with alternative delivery models, supervising and assisting in the development of qualification and pre-qualification submissions for projects, and preparing and delivering presentations to prospective clients and for formal interviews.

The Business Development Administrator's primary function is preparing qualification documents to potential clients.  Key accountabilities include preparing pre-qualification packages for submission to prospective clients, conducting client feedback surveys, assisting in the preparation of construction management and design build proposals, preparing PowerPoint presentations, participating in business development activities such as preparing the company newsletter, partnering barbecue and other client events, developing marketing materials and participating in their publication and distribution.

Ideal candidates have a diploma/degree in Marketing or Business and prior work experience in a marketing or business development role. Construction industry experience would be an asset.

 
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