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Senior Estimator Position Available

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Senior / Intermediate Estimator

Since our inception in 2002, Quinan Construction Limited has completed complex government projects across Canada and has developed a dedicated team of highly, motivated employees. Our firm located in Orillia Ontario, has an immediate requirement for a full time Senior / Intermediate Estimator. Applicants for this position will have at least 5 – 10 years of Canadian experience in the estimating of ICI building projects varying complexity. You have either a PQS, CEC, C.E.T., P. Eng., or Gold Seal Certification in Estimating.

You will estimate and tender complete construction projects in the $300,000 to $10 million dollar range. Your experience with the ICI construction market provides you with the ability to identify the risk and opportunity that each tender presents. You understand that every tender reflects a specific geographic location within Canada and you will self-adjust your estimates to include for local market conditions relating to sub trade availability, current materials pricing, and expected inflationary risks. You have an in-depth experience related to pre-determining both travel and accommodation requirements for both urban and remote job sites, including within Canada’s Artic communities. Your knowledge of estimating techniques and cost control, your willingness to tackle new challenges, and your unfailing work ethic will allow you to excel in this position. Excellent communication, organizational skills, computer skills, attention to details, accuracy and a demonstrated ability to work under the fast paced and high-pressure requirements of tender closings to a timed deadline are vital in this role.

This is a full time, 44 hour per week salaried position. Salary and initial holiday structure will be commensurate with experience.
Note to all Head Hunters. Resumes submitted thru any third party will be rejected out of hand, regardless of candidate potential.
Note to all ambitious but not fully qualified individuals. Submit your resume, we are willing to talk about possibilities in a more junior role. Clearly label your resume as a submission looking for a Jr. Estimator in your cover letter.

Please email your resume, with a hand written cover letter to: admin@quinan.ca
Subject line: Senior / Intermediate Estimator

Ready Mix Quality Control Technician Position Available

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Job Posting for The Sarjeant Company, Ready Mix Quality Control Technician

The Company
The Sarjeant Company has been supplying construction materials and fuel to Simcoe County for 128 years. Our steady growth in the Ready Mix Concrete, Aggregates, Asphalt and Fuel businesses as well as Land Development is a result of our ongoing focus on innovative technology, outstanding customer service, progressive employment practices and community leadership. We value the commitment of our employees and provide a challenging and rewarding work environment. As we continue to grow and evolve, we are always mindful of our long term customer relationships, the corner stone of our success. A previous winner of Barrie’s Employer of the Year, The Sarjeant Company is considered one of the best places to work in Simcoe County!

The Position
Reporting to the Operations Management Team, the incumbents’ responsibilities include material sampling and testing of concrete and raw materials for use in concrete, in the lab and in the field. The objective of this position is to ensure that the products and processes meet the established quality standards and specifications in the most efficient manner.

Responsibilities
• Work in field testing concrete for temperature, slump, density and air content, making cylinders for testing in lab
• Work in concrete lab prepping and performing tests on concrete cylinders and cores for compressive strength tests.
• Perform routine field and laboratory tests and inspections for purpose of verifying conformance to plans and specifications
• Communicating with customers in a timely and professional manner
• Assist with ready mix plant operations as needed
• Prepare reports, cards and data sheets
• Perform other duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities
• General knowledge of testing concrete and aggregates
• Basic knowledge of MTO, CSA testing standards
• Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the construction industry
• Computer knowledge
• WHMIS knowledge
• Valid driver’s license and clean abstract
• Well organized and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and provide excellent customer service
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
• Ability to work long hours when required

This is an outline of the work involved in this role and is not intended as a complete list of duties or responsibilities. All employees are expected to have a willingness to share in the responsibilities and duties of others when necessary to “get the job done” and to contribute their particular skills or expertise, however possible. This will require that the employee develop and maintain a good rapport with all members of our team. This focus will be to the benefit of the employee, our customers and the company.

Other
The Sarjeant Co Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.
Sarjeants offers an attractive and competitive compensation package, including retirement savings and health benefits.
COVID-19 considerations:
Sanitizing and disinfecting protocols are in place and supplies provided as required.

Email your resume to: resumes@sarjeants.com

 

Accounting Specialist Position Available

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Job Posting for The Sarjeant Company, Accounting Specialist

The Company
The Sarjeant Company has been supplying construction materials and fuel to Simcoe County for 128 years. Our steady growth in the Ready Mix Concrete, Aggregates, Asphalt and Fuel businesses as well as Land Development is a result of our ongoing focus on innovative technology, outstanding customer service, progressive employment practices and community leadership. We value the commitment of our employees and provide a challenging and rewarding work environment. As we continue to grow and evolve, we are always mindful of our long term customer relationships, the corner stone of our success. A previous winner of Barrie’s Employer of the Year, The Sarjeant Company is considered one of the best places to work in Simcoe County!

The Position
Reporting to the Controller, the incumbent will be responsible for performing a variety of daily and monthly accounting activities for the organization including analyzing and completing the monthly bank reconciliation and general and month-end entries and reports. This position provides accounting support to the Director of Finance and the Controller.

Banking
• Responsible for accurate posting of all customer payments. Work with as necessary
• Supervise employees that assist with payment posting
• Monitor and manage the Chase payments
• Communicate with the bank on any issues or chargebacks, NSF payments, unknown withdrawals to ensure only authorized transactions take place
• Communicate with employees to ensure that bank entries are posted accurately and assist them with any issues with payment systems
• Communicate with different departments and plants to ensure proper communication on payments being collected
• Recording and posting all Pre-Authorized billings and tax payments
• Depositing and posting all miscellaneous payments

Fixed Assets
• Create fixed assets for new items, determining proper categorization and costing to be capitalized
• Manage capitalization and reconciliations of various inventory. Including tracking new home owners and assisting the sales team and service in monitoring of these fixed assets
• Entries to change asset types and locations as needed to ensure the ledger balances monthly
• Follow up with departments and managers to try to maintain asset locations and ensure they are being allocated to the proper department and category
• Balance the fixed asset clearing account, track and monitor capital projects to ensure they are appropriately capitalized when completed
• Ensure fixed assets sub ledger and general ledger are balanced

Billing
• Monthly bill all rental equipment and service plans.
• Maintain all recurring billing for all rental equipment and service plans ensuring plans are changed as requested and all new customers are billed accurately.
• Complete all billing for tanks and fuel projects for the fuel department.
• Post all Service Department Purchase Orders communicating any issues with the department

Month End
• Follow up with departments to encourage them to meet deadlines and assist with issues that are holding up customer statements and closing month end
• Ensure all bank reconciliations are completed and balanced as well as payroll entries and accruals are posted and balanced
• Perform Account Reconciliations as assigned. Follow up with any issues detected and ensure they are corrected.
• Complete entries including Inter-Company, Royalty and Aggregate Haulage, Petty Cash Reconciliation
• Balance inventory of for service department and communicate variances to resolve
• Validate and post fuel allocation, complete various accruals and prepaid entries
• Identify issues in intercompany postings and validate with departments; Allocate Intercompany entries to proper accounts and departments
• Participate in finance reviews monthly and assist the controller by doing correcting entries as required
• Prepare Commission Sales reports for salespeople and ensure commission account is balanced.

Other
• Assist with preparing Common Area Maintenance Billing as well as other items that come up with regards to rental property payments and issues
• Assist with preparing annual vehicle licensing and insurance prepaid reports
• Assist the Director Finance and Controller with any miscellaneous items required

Backup
• Provide backup to other team members for holidays, etc., tasks are split up amongst the team
• Any other duties or tasks as required

This is an outline of the work involved in this role and is not intended as a complete list of duties or responsibilities. All employees are expected to have a willingness to share in the responsibilities and duties of others when necessary to “get the job done” and to contribute their particular skills or expertise, however possible. This will require that the employee develop and maintain a good rapport with all members of our team. This focus will be to the benefit of the employee, our customers and the company.

Other
The Sarjeant Co Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.
Sarjeants offers an attractive and competitive compensation package, including retirement savings and health benefits.
Salary: $45,000.00-$60,000.00 per year
COVID-19 considerations:
Sanitizing and disinfecting protocols are in place and supplies provided as required.

Email your resume to resumes@sarjeants.com

Ontario’s New Excess Soil Regulation

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Recently BCA members and Municipal Buyers attended a seminar with Rob Kennaley (Kennaley Construction Law) and Chris Pare (Dragun Environmental Advisers) who provided an overview of the legislation along with practical strategies for owners, contractors, subcontractors and disposal site operators. Thanks to Rob Kennaley the recording of the webinar and PowerPoint presentation can be found below.

Topics included:

·         understanding the changes

·         a new regime with a new purpose

·         the broad definition of “excess soil” and how it must be dealt with

·         the intensive record keeping and reporting requirements

·         the ‘beneficial purpose’ test and options for assessment, treatment and re-use

·         the critical importance of the ‘Project Leader’ – who will assume that role?

·         when can I pass my obligations on to another through contract?

·         the numerous exemptions – when might the Regulation not apply?

·         available resources to help you get ready.

Powerpoint Presentation

Webinar Recording

 

Capital Projects Officer Position Available

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With 50 schools, over 22,000 students and more than 3,000 employees, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) is an education community bound together by our beliefs. Our facilities are located in some of the most beautiful natural settings in the province. Our Board encompasses a large and dynamic mixture of urban centers, small towns and rural areas throughout Central Ontario. From Tottenham and Bradford West Gwillimbury to Parry Sound and Huntsville, from Collingwood and Midland to Barrie and Orillia, we are focused on enhancing the educational and spiritual development of our students. We offer excellent programs, resources and supports so that students are provided with every opportunity to reach their future goals and aspirations.

Capital Projects Officer
Open To: Open Competition
Job Location: Facilities Services, 97 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie., Ontario
Position Type / Hours: Full-Time Permanent. Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, 35 hours weekly, plus overtime as required
Annual Compensation: $74,778 to $93,771 commensurate with education, skills and experience.

Reporting to the Manager of Capital Projects, the Capital Projects Officer is responsible for the co-ordination of new school construction and additions, renovations, electrical/mechanical system enhancements and other capital projects, in conjunction with other Board staff, architects, engineers, municipal officials, contractors, etc. to project completion.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
 Managing multiple construction contracts involving consultants, construction firms and general contractors.
 Planning, developing and delivering multi-phase projects as well as lifecycle and renovation projects.
 Making recommendations with respect to architectural and engineering consultants, project designs, materials, new and green technologies and outline specifications. Review of and recommendations for approval site plan agreements with municipal authorities.
 Subject matter expert regarding new school and facilities construction, additions, renovations, retrofit and portable relocation projects and mitigating health & safety concerns on construction sites and within Board facilities.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
The successful candidate will bring the following skills and experiences to the role:
 Diploma/Degree in Architectural Technology or Engineering. Certified Architectural/Engineering Technologist, eligible for membership in AATO or OACETT. Minimum five (5) years of recent construction project management experience in Institutional construction, preferably in Kindergarten to Gr. 12 educational facilities.
 Experience with public sector procurement practices as well as accounting and financial management skills pertaining to projects.
 Experience in managing multiple construction contracts involving consultants, construction firms and general contractors.
 Maintains an in-depth knowledge of legislation, codes and regulations (federal, provincial, and municipal) as they pertain to building codes, construction building renewal, and health and safety programs.
 Experience with the commissioning of buildings, arranging for technical drawings and inspections for construction projects, and researching/preparing technical reports as required.
 Solid working knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Project.
 Some work areas/activities involve inherent risks such as, performing inspections on roofs, performing inspections around heavy construction sites, etc. Role requires frequent travel throughout the District to attend meetings, visit sites/schools, therefore the successful candidate must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and a vehicle. This position is required to be available outside of regular business hours, acting as the first point of contact for Capital Projects emergency building issues.

Interested candidates must forward, in confidence, a cover letter, resume and supporting documentation to
hr@smcdsb.on.ca by January 6, 2022 at 4:00pm. Please quote job posting number 145/21-22 in the subject line.

Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process upon request.
Accommodation queries should be directed to the Human Resources Department at hr@smcdsb.on.ca.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

As a condition of employment, new employees to SMCDSB are required, by legislation,
to submit a satisfactory Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.

THE BOARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Frances Bagley Joe Zerdin
Director of Education Chair, Board of Trustees

Carpenter Apprentice Helper Position Available

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Cardinal Builders Inc. – Barrie, ON

About Us
Cardinal Builders specializes in a wide variety of construction services – everything from home renovations, large additions to complete home builds. We offer superior customer experience, with a fine attention to detail. We are a family run operation, that is growing at a rapid pace. We are looking for the right person to join our team!

Why work for us?
– Family oriented company
– Opportunity for mentorship and growth within the company
– Competitive pay
– Open door policy with management
– A great place to work!

We are looking for a skilled worker with 1-2 years willing and ready to work in all areas of interior and exterior renovation and construction.
Our projects include various miscellaneous interior and exterior renovations and construction.
This position will report to the Team Leader, and will be responsible for providing quality work while maintaining a safe and clean job site.

We offer a $500 signing bonus on completion of 6 months with our company.

Duties Include (but are not limited to):
Work in conjunction with the Team Leader on and off site to successfully complete the assigned project.
Conduct yourself professionally applying your expertise and knowledge for the safe, effective completion of every project.
Provide additional assistance where needed and/or requested.
Accurately measure, cut, and shape lumber, wood, and other building materials using appropriate hand or power tools.
Attach building materials using screws, nuts, and bolts, nails, etc..
Aid in erecting temporary structures such as scaffolds and hoists.
Maintain tool organization security and safety.
Perform cleanup of job sites by clearing away all carpentry debris and waste.
Enhance organization reputation wherever possible.
Update your job knowledge and understanding of construction practices and standards; participating in educational opportunities when appropriate and available.

Your Skills and Qualifications: include but are not limited to …
Valid G license
High school graduate
Minimum 1-2 years experience in construction and renovations for residential and commercial work
Good communication skills.
Working with hand and power tools including miter saw, skill saw, reciprocating saw, and air compressor tools such as nail guns and staplers.
Accurately measure in imperial and metric.
Physically active and healthy person with the ability for heavy lifting (Able to lift over 75 lbs) and general construction site requirements.
Ability to self manage and prioritize daily activities effectively.
You have your own transportation to and from our office and/or job site.
You can provide your own Safety Shoes and Hard Hat.
WHIMIS certification required.

Good Qualifications to Have:
Carpentry or Home Renovations pre-apprenticeship courses are an asset.
Experience with the installation of Rough Carpentry, Framing, Drywall, Painting, Windows, Doors, Siding, Flooring
Your own tools
The ability to read blueprint and drawings
A Valid working at Heights certificate
A valid Elevated Platform certificate
Driver’s license and own vehicle is an asset

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $20.00-$27.00 per hour

Applicants can send their resume to:

Kevin@cardinalbuilder.ca

ian@cardinalbuilders.ca

Team Lead Carpenter Position Available

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Cardinal Builders Inc. – Barrie, ON

About Us
Cardinal Builders specializes in a wide variety of construction services – everything from home renovations, large additions to complete home builds. We offer superior customer experience, with a fine attention to detail. We are a family run operation, that is growing at a rapid pace. We are looking for the right person to join our team!

Why work for us?
– Family oriented company
– Opportunity for mentorship and growth within the company
– Competitive pay
– Open door policy with management
– A great place to work!

Job Description
We are looking for an experienced Team Lead Carpenter with three to five years of work experience who is proficient and willing and ready to work in all areas of interior and exterior renovation and construction.
Our projects will include various miscellaneous renovation and construction work up to and (eventually) including full home builds.
This position will provide leadership in the field reporting to the Construction Operations Manager, and will be responsible for providing quality project results on appropriate timelines, in budget, and with professionalism while maintaining safe and clean job sites.
You will lead a team of 1-4 carpenters/labourers while providing guidance and training as necessary.
Working with the construction manager you will aid in developing project material and trade schedules.

Your Skills and Qualifications: include but are not limited to …
Interpretation of blueprints and other appropriate information; detailing scopes of work to understand material and installation requirements.
Installation using hand tools and power tools of Rough Carpentry, Framing, Drywall, Painting, Windows, Doors, Siding, Flooring, Staircases, Etc.
The ability to liaise professionally and communicate effectively with your team, trades, subcontractors, the office, and our clients.
Demonstrate sound knowledge of building codes and safety regulations.

Must have all your own necessary tools.
Must have a valid driver’s license
A Valid working at Heights certificate
A valid Elevated Platform certificate
WHIMIS certification required.

Good Qualifications to Have:
Associate’s degree in Carpentry or completion of a Carpentry apprenticeship.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $27.00-$35.00 per hour

Applicants can send their resume to:

Kevin@cardinalbuilder.ca

ian@cardinalbuilders.ca