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Senior Builder

  • LocationOttawa, ON - Canada
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Published At:7 days ago
  • Construction Manager
  • Builder
  • Job no: XEAAR
  • Category: Skilled Trades

Senior Builder

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Monday-Friday (7:00am- 4:30pm)
  • $110,000-140,000/ annual + 25% bonus + Full Benefits
  • Truck provided/ $560/ month for vehicle allowance
  • 10+ years experience in Residential Construction Supervision a MUST

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2020 and the largest privately-owned homebuilder in North America is looking for a Senior Builder to join the team.

As the new Senior Builder in the Ottawa Division, you would be responsible for managing the day-to-day construction operations ranging from budgets to health and safety, people mentorship, and leadership within the building department.

Day to Day:

  • All site scheduling, anticipating conflicts with schedules or people connected to schedule and resolving them in advance.
  • Reviews and approves all production schedules at the site. Ensures trade partner, inspector, and suppliers adherence to scheduled activities and prioritizes their overall requirements.
  • Prepares the site for start-up 
  • Performs up-front scheduling of early trades. With respect to trades/suppliers prior to excavation, orders and coordinates delivery of initial building materials e.g. windows and trusses. In cases where the project does not have sufficient starts to warrant a Foundation Builder
  • Solves problems within the level of authority/scope quickly, economically, and in a way that preserves relationships.
  • Manages Construction Staff (salaried and hourly) through ongoing performance management, development, coaching, and attracting and retaining strong performers. Plans, organize, and conducts regular meetings with staff to review manpower, materials, quality, production and safety and communicate business updates as required.
  • Liaises frequently with internal stakeholders, such as Land, Contracts & Purchasing, the Design Studio, and Construction Management.
  • Communicates/ coordinates with other departments to ensure timeliness of permits, structural work orders, availability of colors and finishings, and a seamless construction process.
  • Keeps Construction Management informed of the project’s current progress and attends Production Meetings each week.
  • Ensures homes are built to requirements and specifications established by construction drawings, building codes, TARION, and company standards.
  • Develops and maintains strong, productive supplier and trade contractor relationships. 
  • Communicates company quality and performance standards to each trade contractor and supplier. Conducts periodic work inspections to ensure standards are met.
  • Supplies Builders with contracts, scopes of work, and contacts for all trades, suppliers, engineers, and consultants. Evaluates daily production overview and make necessary changes to ensure schedule compliance.
  • Monitors critical paths for projects, trade contractor schedules, and cost control to ensure that homes are QA-ready and meet expected quality and budgets.
  • Proofreads and reviews work orders prior to commencement of home construction to ensure feasibility, clarity, and intent of extras and changes described in paperwork.
  • Reviews and approves all rework invoices.
  • Liaise with company Health and Safety department ensuring local division support of accident investigations, claims administration, and case management (i.e. return to work of division employees), while ensuring a safe work environment.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 10+ years residential construction supervision experience in the new home industry, preferably in a high-volume production build environment.
  • Experience using BuildPro is an asset.
  • Extensive knowledge of Ontario Building Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and other health and safety regulations.
  • Post-Secondary education in construction management, engineering or architectural technology preferred.
  • A clear understanding of contracts, plans, and specifications, as well as construction methods, materials, and regulations. Includes knowledge of all trades, staff responsibilities, scheduling, and scopes of work.
  • Proven track record of successful production planning/scheduling and managing aggressive building timelines in a high-volume building environment.
  • Skills in building relationships with a broad network of contacts, including trade partners and suppliers and a strong customer focus.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the tracking and control of costs and budgets. 
  • Flexible, with the ability to work at locations across the division.
  • Excellent Customer Service skills, with a proven success record of implementing win-win solutions with various stakeholder groups internally and externally.
  • Ability to train and mentor staff through advanced leadership skills with the ability to delegate as required.
  • Must be detailed and thorough, holding stakeholders and staff accountable to quality results, with a willingness to take responsibility and be held accountable for results.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, both oral and written. 
  • Intermediate computer skills, with a strong comfort to be able to learn and navigate various computer systems for production & relevant site information. Knowledge of MS Office software (Excel, Word, Outlook) is a strong asset.

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  • Published on 10 Jan 2022, 11:31 PM