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MUSKOKA & GTA JOBS

We are hiring in Muskoka and the GTA!

Multiple positions: Green Construction
Company: Fourth Pig Green & Natural Construction
Location: Muskoka & Toronto/GTA, Ontario

Join an established (2007) construction company with an opportunity for growth and an opportunity for worker ownership. We are seeking workers who focus on quality, health and high standards and creating a positive work environment for the whole team. Our mission is to foster ecologically balanced methods of construction and energy production in order to promote more sustainable and healthy communities.

Our current openings are for a Site Supervisor, Project Manager and a Project Coordinator in the GTA and a carpenter working with our Muskoka crew. See below for details.

Application process:

  • Send a cover letter and resume to info@fourthpig.org outlining your experience and interest in the position and with working with the Fourth Pig, including your interest in working for an environmentally focused company. Please also acknowledge your understanding of the geographic location for the position.

  • Please put the job title in the subject line and please put your name in the file name for your resume/cover letter (this can be one or two files).

Please no phone calls. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Fourth Pig welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We support a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.


CARPENTER - MUSKOKA

Wage range: $25-35/hour

Responsibilities:

The carpenter position focuses on performing a range of carpentry and construction related tasks. The carpenter may also lead apprentice carpenters in tasks. The carpenter will assist in maintaining a safe and efficient job site and take on tasks as needed. Work includes building foundations, installing floor beams, laying sub-flooring and installing walls and roofing systems;fitting and installing trim, doors, stairs, moulding and hardware; measuring, cutting and joining materials made of wood or wood substitutes, metal, straw and other building materials; repairing and renovating wooden and other structures; erect scaffolding, site cleaning. Finish carpentry, framing and other construction skills related to renovations, additions and new builds

Skills/Requirements:

  • Have 5+ years construction site experience, with strong skills in framing, finish carpentry, and experience in renovations and additions
  • Knowledge of and experience in green and natural building techniques and products an asset
  • Experience and knowledge of Passive House techniques is an asset
  • Comfortable reading and interpreting floor plans and blueprints
  • Strong ability to do take offs and order materials
  • Knowledge of the current Ontario Building Code as it applies to residential low-rise and light-commercial construction
  • Working at Heights, WHMIS and Standard First Aid training. Additional related training an asset
  • Own and supply a full complement of tools
  • Posses a valid Class G driver’s license with insurance
  • Posses a reliable vehicle, (possession of a vehicle capable of moving large materials, such as lumber)
  • Strong interest and ability to work in a team to maintain a positive and safe work environment

Physical ability requirements:

  • Work an 8 hour day of physical labour
  • Work inside and outside
  • Ability to lift 50lb over a sustained period of time
  • Ability to safely carry out a full slate of physical demands throughout a work day of construction such as climbing ladders and scaffold, reaching and lifting overhead, shoveling

SITE SUPERINTENDENT / MANAGER - GTA

Wage range: $35-42/hour

The Site Superintendent will be responsible for overseeing all trades and effectively managing daily on site activities. The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence to engage and professionally interact with the design professional's, consultants and client while successfully directing the sub-­?contractors and other construction related personnel in planning, coordinating and safely executing the work in accordance with the contract documents, schedule and budget. This individual will work closely with the Project Manager and fulfill an integral role on the project. Candidate must be professional and a personable leader committed to the overall objective and self development within the company.

Responsibilities:

  • Review the project plans and specifications and comment on the building design, scheduling, possible cost savings measures and potential construction problems
  • Assist in the preparation of the project schedule
  • Assemble the job site office and site equipment requirements
  • Have confidence in own ability to intelligently communicate with design team/client as well as effectively lead the trades
  • Contact, schedule and coordinate all subcontractors, suppliers and utilities
  • Monitor and maintain the project construction schedule on a weekly basis
  • Raise and discuss relevant issues at the job site meetings
  • Inform the Project Manager of any errors, discrepancies or omissions contained within the Consultant’s design drawings
  • Be in regular communications with the Project Manager about potential scope changes and extra costs
  • Maintain a safe job site and ensure that the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act are enforced
  • Coordinate and direct independent testing and inspections as required
  • Maintain and enforce good construction standards and quality control
  • Maintain control and responsibility for the security and operation of directly owned equipment on the job site
  • Ensure that “as-built” drawings are prepared on an ongoing basis by all trades during the construction period
  • Coordinate all required municipal and engineers site inspections
  • Prepare and expedite project deficiency lists
  • Maintain a neat and tidy site

Skills/Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Site Superintendent on residential or commercial projects.
  • Knowledge of the current Ontario Building Code as it applies to residential low-rise and light-commercial construction
  • Formal training in a construction related field an asset
  • Must have understanding of construction terms, scheduling and planning concepts
  • Possess a personal computer in good working condition with internet access
  • Knowledge of common computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of and experience in green and natural building techniques and products an asset
  • Experience and knowledge of Passive House techniques is an asset
  • Posses a valid Class G driver’s license with insurance
  • Posses a reliable vehicle, (possession of a vehicle capable of moving large materials, such as lumber)

PROJECT MANAGER, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION - GTA

Wage range: $35-42/hour

Responsibilities:

The Project Manager, residential construction(PM) will be responsible for the overall construction of projects assigned. The PM will promote and maintain a safe and efficient job site and take on tasks as needed. The Construction Project Manager will work with design professionals, consultants and clients as well as Site Supervisors, and other construction related personnel in planning, coordinating and safely executing the work in accordance with the contract documents, schedule and budget. The PM will perform or fulfill such duties and responsibilities as the Employer may designate from time to time and as are reasonably consistent with the position.

  • Preparation of the project schedule
  • Review the project plans and specifications and comment on the building design, scheduling, possible cost savings measures and potential construction problems
  • Assist the construction manager / estimator in preparation of project budget
  • Assist in assembling the job site equipment requirements
  • Have confidence in own ability to intelligently communicate with design team/client as well as effectively lead the trades
  • Expedite all shop drawings and approvals
  • Monitor and maintain the project construction schedule on a regular basis
  • Raise and discuss relevant issues at the job site meetings. Prepare & issue minutes of all site meetings
  • Inform the Consultant/Client of any errors, discrepancies or omissions contained within the Consultant’s design drawings
  • Expedite all CO (change order) costs. Maintain current CO logs
  • Monitor site safety and ensure that the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act are enforced
  • Ensure completion of and track all independent testing and inspections as required
  • Issue monthly progress draws and invoicing to consultant and client including final holdbacks (if needed)
  • Maintain and enforce good construction standards and quality control
  • control and monitor labour, material and equipment expenses
  • Ensure that “as-­?built” drawings are prepared on an ongoing basis by all trades during the construction period and issue final close outs to consultants, owner and city accordingly
  • Ensure all required municipal inspections are performed
  • Prepare and expedite project deficiency lists
  • Prepare and organize a project directory for hand over to the client at the end of the project

Skills/Requirements:

  • 2+ years experience as a Project Manager on residential custom builds and renovations.
  • 10+ years working in residential construction in supervisory or management positions.
  • Formal training in a construction related field an asset
  • Must have understanding of construction terms, scheduling and planning concepts
  • Possess a personal computer in good working condition with internet access
  • Knowledge of the current Ontario Building Code as it applies to residential low-rise and light-commercial construction
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience in green and natural building techniques and products an asset
  • Experience and knowledge of Passive House techniques is an asset
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and of project management software such as BuilderTrend
  • WHMIS, Working at Heights, First Aid & other certs. considered an asset
  • Posses a valid Class G driver’s license with insurance

PROJECT COORDINATOR - GTA

Wage range: $32-38/hour

Responsibilities:

The Project Coordinator (PC) will run, administer and organize all project activities in cooperation with and under the direction of the Construction Project Manager. The following is a list of the major responsibilities of the Project Coordinator:

  • Coordinate activities, resources, equipment and information
  • Liaise with clients to identify and define project requirements, scope and objectives
  • Make certain that clients’ needs are met as the project evolves
  • Help prepare project proposals, timeframes, schedule and budget
  • Monitor and track projects’ progress and handle any issues that arise
  • Act as the point of contact and communicate project status adequately to all participants
  • Use project management tools to monitor working hours, budget, plans and money spent
  • Issue all appropriate legal paperwork
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports

Requirements

  • 1-3 years of experience in project coordination / management in a related field
  • Previous experience in cooperating with Project Managers for the successful delivery of projects
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and of project management software such as Builder Trend
  • BS/BA or Diploma in a related field would be considered an asset
  • PMP certification would be considered an asset
  • Interest in and experience with green, energy efficient, and/or passive house building is a strong asset.

 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 12 2020    ID: 57918