Quantity Surveyor and Project Estimator

Our Client, Miners Construction Company, is a diversified general contractor operating in Saskatchewan and select projects in Alberta. The company’s history is proud, with over 105 years of creating high quality projects and significant community and charity involvement. Miners office is located in the south industrial area in Saskatoon, Sk.

Miners focusses on light civil, light industrial, design build, institutional and commercial building construction. Water Treatment Plants, Office Buildings, Metal Buildings, Banks, Multiunit Senior Care Facilities and Specialty Buildings. For further information about Miners Construction, visit their website at http://www.minersconstruction.com/

If you have a practical mind and strong numerical and financial management skills, a career as a Quantity Surveyor/Project Estimator could be ideal for you. You will manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. You will seek to minimize the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. This includes ensuring NBC regulations are met. You will be involved in a project from the start, preparing estimates and costs of the work. When the project is in progress, you’ll keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability.

We want to hear from you if you possess a can-do attitude, a willingness to learn while displaying strong ethical values. You are committed to trust, kindness, and respect for other co-workers, act by the rules, and help others do the same. A self-directed employee who looks for new opportunities and imagines fresh possibilities that will best represent Miners Construction You will step up and take ownership in solving problems and achieving the right results.

Responsibilities:

  • Fully estimate a construction project, within the project focus, from start to finish
  • Develop trust and a positive working relationship with Clients, Architects, Engineers, Suppliers and Trades
  • Analyze drawings and specifications
  • Understand contractual terms and conditions
  • Assembly accurate and well- organized estimates and proposals in a timely manner
  • Provide clear detailed quantity takes offs
  • Organize subtrade contractors’ quotations, negotiate to insure quotes meet contract documents and issue proper documented purchase orders
  • Complete and track budgeting and scheduling for projects
  • Monitor progress, requisition change orders and identify potential risks
  • Ensure site personnel are provided with proper documentation and deal any concerns of field personnel
  • Provide and maintain unit pricing and database for material and labour costing
  • Formulate cost break down from estimates and for project progress
  • Meet with potential clients to discuss options for proposed services

Skills & Competencies

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in the construction field in similar of related position working on smaller to very large projects
  • Preferably have light civil, light industrial, design build, instructional or commercial construction experience
  • Able to read and understand project plans and specifications
  • Experience with current estimating software such as Timberline
  • Experience with Excel, Adobe and Word
  • Understanding of the construction process
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of NBC design requirements
  • A.Sc.T Diploma
  • Field Experience

Personal Attributes

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively to others involved in a project
  • Aptitude to delegate tasks to those capable of completing them, or assign workers to oversee areas of a project.
  • Can evaluate progression and adherence to deadlines on a routine basis. When something changes, you may need to re-prioritize your planned activities and tasks
  • Skilled at problem solving by considering potential problems faced in a project. Come up with solutions to problems that others have not considered.
  • Understands how to create an environment of teamwork and willingness to help coworkers

To apply or for further detail, contact Joanne Oliver at Essence Recruitment directly.

306.652.5233 / joanne@essencerecruitment.ca/www.essencerecruitment.ca

Construction Project Manager

Our Client, Miners Construction Company, is a diversified general contractor operating in Saskatchewan and select projects in Alberta. The company’s history is proud, with over 105 years of creating high quality projects and significant community and charity involvement. Miners office is located in the south industrial area in Saskatoon, Sk.

Miners focusses on light civil, light industrial, design build, institutional and commercial building construction. Water Treatment Plants, Office Buildings, Metal Buildings, Banks, Multiunit Senior Care Facilities and Specialty Buildings. For further information about Miners Construction, visit their website at http://www.minersconstruction.com/

We want to hear from you if you possess a can-do attitude, a willingness to learn while displaying strong ethical values. You are committed to trust, kindness, and respect for other co-workers, act by the rules, and help others do the same. A self-directed employee who looks for new opportunities and imagines fresh possibilities that will best represent Miners Construction. You will step up and take ownership in solving problems and achieving the right results.

Responsibilities:

  • The ability to fully coordinate a construction project, within our project focus, from start to finish
  • Develop trust and a positive working relationship with Clients, Architects, Engineers, Suppliers and Trades
  • Review the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs
  • Oversee all onsite and offsite constructions to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations
  • Coordinate and direct construction workers and subcontractors
  • Select tools, materials and equipment and track inventory
  • Meet contractual conditions of performance
  • Review the work progress on daily basis
  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status
  • Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones
  • Negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts and obtain permits and licenses
  • Analyze, manage and mitigate risks
  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques

Skills & Competencies

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in the construction field in similar of related position working on smaller to very large projects
  • Preferably have light civil, light industrial, design build, instructional or commercial construction experience
  • Project initiation, execution and close out experience
  • Experience with Excel, Adobe and Word
  • Problem and conflict avoidance experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with current estimating software such as Timberline
  • Knowledge of NBC design requirements
  • Field Experience
  • Proven working experience in construction management
  • Advanced knowledge of construction management processes, means and methods
  • Expert knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards
  • Understanding of all facets of the construction process
  • Familiarity with construction management software packages
  • Ability to plan and see the “big picture”
  • Competent in conflict and crisis management
  • Leadership and human resources management skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Post-Secondary degree in construction management, architecture, engineering or related field
  • A.Sc.T diploma

Personal Attributes

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively to others involved in a project
  • Aptitude to delegate tasks to those capable of completing them, or assign workers to oversee areas of a project
  • Can evaluate progression and adherence to deadlines on a routine basis. When something changes, you may need to re-prioritize your planned activities and tasks
  • Skilled at problem solving by considering potential problems faced in a project. Come up with solutions to problems that others have not considered
  • Understands how to create an environment of teamwork and willingness to help coworkers

To apply or for further detail, contact Joanne Oliver at Essence Recruitment directly.

306.652.5233 / joanne@essencerecruitment.ca/www.essencerecruitment.ca

Office Manager

We are partnering with our client, One Touch Automation, to recruit an Office Manager who supports the company operations by performing a wide range of duties that enhance customer experience, overall efficiency of the business operations as well as internal and external communications. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small and dynamic team in a growing Saskatoon based technology company that specialized in Home Automations, Electrical Contracting and Security. It is a fast-paced industry that is at the forefront of smart technology as well as innovations in sustainable energy.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and able to coordinate administrative duties and office procedures. You will create and maintain a pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness, communication and safety. You will have experience with QuickBooks, scheduling meetings and appointments, answering phones, greeting visitors, and providing general administrative support to our employees. Along with your experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of products, you will ensure the smooth running of the office and assist in improving company policies and procedures and overall day to day operations.

A rock star Office Manager becomes indispensable, someone who can cultivate the culture the company needs and steer the ship in the right direction as they grow. This position is a unique and demanding position. It takes a diverse set of skills, and an amazing individual to really thrive in this role.

Responsibilities

  • General reception duties: answering phones, greeting customers
  • Scheduling meetings and appointments
  • Bookkeeping – data entry of invoices and receipts on a daily basis
  • Maintaining files
  • Data entry of labour log sheets
  • Vendor management and product orders
  • Schedule and tracking shipments
  • Following up with distributors regarding shipment deadlines
  • Manage Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payables
  • Create invoices
  • Collections
  • Accept POS payments via credit card and debit
  • Manage security monitoring registration process
  • Enter new contracts
  • Answer calls from security clients
  • Assist onsite technicians with setting up monitoring contracts
  • Project support
  • Inventory control and management
  • Warranty
  • Create and maintain project work orders and service call logs
  • Social media management

Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word).
  • Proficient in QuickBooks is a must.
  • Proficient with computer and various IT software.
  • 5+ years of direct work experience in managerial administration work.
  • High School degree (post-secondary education an asset)
  • Ability to work in an office type setting alone and with others.
  • Previous supervisory or managerial experience would be an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting procedures involving procurement and budget management.
  • Direct working knowledge of operations, warehouse, and transportation management.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or service ordering, as well as inventory control of these items.
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction or service timelines and processes a definite asset.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Strong understanding of HR and OH&S policies.
  • Ability to create detailed schedules and work with management to complete them.
  • A firm understanding of the projects and tasks at hand.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in the English language.
  • Ability to read and understand work orders.

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent planning and organizational and follow up skills
  • Creative and able to suggest improvements
  • Outgoing, reliable, dependable
  • Excellent problem solver with ability to prioritize well
  • Team Player
  • Takes initiative and is accountable
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self -motivated and driven for success
  • Displays confidence with a very positive attitude
  • Honest, ethical and respectful
  • Very flexible and adaptable
  • Willing and capable to take on added tasks and responsibilities.

To apply or for further detail, contact Joanne Oliver at Essence Recruitment directly.

306.652.5233 / joanne@essencerecruitment.ca/www.essencerecruitment.ca

 

Office Administrator

We are partnering with our client to recruit an Office Administrator who will be responsible for a wide range of duties which are continuously changing and adapting. The successful candidate will oversee various administrative and project specific duties in this role, and at times will need to learn new responsibilities along the way in order to become a more well-rounded team member.

A rock star Office Administrator becomes indispensable, someone who can cultivate the culture the company needs and steer the ship in the right direction as they grow. This position is a unique and demanding position. It takes a diverse set of skills, and an amazing individual, to really thrive in this role. A strong knowledge of financials, software, previous project experience and industry knowledge is required for this role.

Responsibilities:

The Office Administrator will be responsible for the items below and potentially other tasks as well in the future as we continue to grow:

  • Under the guidance of the management team, begin to learn the company’s financials and in time progress into a larger role with managing them.
  • Work with Simply Accounting on a daily basis to pull certain reports and organize the company financials.
  • Create and manage company purchase orders.
  • Company bank deposits.
  • Balancing of books, working with general ledgers, and ensuring all company finances have a good flow of incoming and out-going.
  • Handle the components for Accounts Receivables and Payables.
  • Handle GST & PST payments and other payment remittances.
  • Be the Commissioner of Oaths and handle statutory declarations.
  • Remain organized with project files and server files which includes ensuring all components needed in each project file is completed and accurate.
  • Assisting with the inventory program for shop items.
  • In time, possibly assist with Employee timesheets and job costing.
  • Assist with the shipping and receiving of orders.
  • In time, running various programs which would include quoting, managing, procuring, and invoicing.
  • Sourcing products & fabrics for the sales team.
  • Become familiar with our products and textiles.
  • Training new employees in areas that pertain to your duties (if required).
  • Managing incoming calls as well as mail and couriers
  • Arrange travel accommodations for key personnel required business trips in a cost effective and timely fashion; hotels, flights, vehicle rentals, etc.
  • Understanding your role within the annual budget and staying on track with not increasing monthly expenditures.
  • Manage the janitorial cleaning staff within the office.
  • Handle all incoming clientele.
  • Handle customer payments within the office (debit/credit machine, cash, cheque, etc.)
  • Ordering prints and layouts as needed by the managerial staff.
  • Complete credit applications for new businesses.
  • IT liaison, handling phone and email problems.
  • Handle follow up calls & scheduling follow ups.
  • Ensure sales samples for fabrics/vinyl are stocked and that any new products we are selling are showcased in the showroom.
  • Manage building security such as assigning keys and alarm codes for approved personnel.
  • Attend the necessary team meetings as needed on a managerial level.
  • Ensure the office facilities are in compliance with safety policies in accordance with applicable federal safety standards and local laws.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Microsoft Office (Email, Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Simply Accounting
  • Computer and various IT software
  • Calculation & Measuring Tools
  • Approximately 7+ years of direct work experience in managerial administration work.
  • Ability to work in an office type setting alone and with others.
  • Previous supervisory or managerial experience would be an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting procedures involving procurement and budget management.
  • Experience with Simply Accounting software.
  • Direct working knowledge of operations, warehouse, and transportation management.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or service ordering, as well as inventory control of these items.
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction timelines and processes.
  • Strong understanding of HR and OH&S policies.
  • Ability to create detailed schedules and work with management to complete them.
  • A firm understanding of the projects and tasks at hand.
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in the English language.
  • Ability to read and understand work orders.

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent planning and organizational and follow up skills
  • Outgoing, reliable, dependable
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Team Player
  • Takes initiative and is accountable
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self -motivated and driven for success
  • Displays confidence with a very positive attitude
  • Honest, ethical and respectful
  • Very flexible and adaptable
  • Flare for Design as asset
  • Willing and capable to take on added tasks and responsibilities.

The successful candidate needs to meet occupational health and safety regulations and wear the appropriate safety equipment while on site or on the back shop floor, and take relevant training:

  • Industrial gloves (on site or shop floor)
  • Protective eye wear (on site of shop floor)
  • Hard Hat (on site or shop floor)
  • Steel Toe Boots (on site or shop floor)

To apply or for further detail, contact Joanne Oliver at Essence Recruitment directly.

306.652.5233 / joanne@essencerecruitment.ca/www.essencerecruitment.ca

 

Grain Agent

On behalf of our client, Virtex Grain Exchange, Essence Recruitment is currently seeking a Grain Agent. Virtex Grain Exchange Ltd (Virtex) was created in Saskatchewan in 2009, consisting of a small group of farmers from Farm Corp plus new farmer shareholders. Virtex acts as a grain selling agent of all types of grain for its current members and owners. For further information go to http://virtexgrain.com.

The Grain Agent will work on behalf of the farmers best interest to find the best arrangement that fits their needs. The main objective will be to buy and sell grain on behalf a group of farmers within the Saskatchewan territory. They will build productive, long-term relationships with the farmers along with potential customers by developing a comprehensive understanding of the business as well as continuous monitoring of the market. To be successful this person will present solutions and value to customers along with partnering with Grain Marketing and Agronomy Advisors to identify customers and sell consulting services.

Requirements

  • Related post-secondary education in Business or Agriculture or equivalent work experience as a Grain Trader or similar
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Persistence and highly developed selling skills
  • Ability to identify opportunities and prospects, build customer relationships and close sales
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in math, written communications and computer skills
  • Strong planning skills, including the ability to segment markets, target and analyze customer potential.

Interested? Contact Nicole Sebastian to apply or for further details via email. nicole@essencerecruitment.ca

Outside Sales Representative

OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOUTHWEST MANITOBA

 In business for over 30 years, our Client is the distributor for a variety of top quality grain cleaning and handling equipment.  Offering a variety of equipment lines for seed processing, handling, and packaging enables our Client to design complete processing facilities or offer upgrades to existing facilities. They have three offices in Western Canada with a highly experienced staff who are committed to today’s agri-business.

Objective

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Outside Sales Representative for South West Manitoba.  The successful candidate will ideally be based out of Brandon, MB and be responsible for sales and customer account relationships, which have a huge impact on the business. This is a great position for someone with experience developing and fostering excellent relationships and focusing on high quality customer service and follow up.  You will be conscientious, respectful, take initiative, be a great listener, as well as being resourceful and persistent, all while maintaining a positive attitude.  You must also be able to work independently and have a drive for success.

 Duties and Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Promote sales within your specific region
  • Achieve and exceed stated quarterly and yearly sales goals in your assigned territory
  • Estimate and quote prices on equipment
  • Maintain current product knowledge of all equipment, parts, and services available to customers
  • Prepare sales plans and daily call reports
  • Maintain and build customer relationships
  • Develop new accounts while maintaining existing accounts
  • Educate customers about equipment through demonstrations
  • Influence customers by addressing current and future needs
  • Maintain current knowledge of financing options to assist customer’s financial needs
  • Engage with dealership personnel in completing a sale answering customer account questions, and ensuring customer account needs are met
  • Provide value to customers by developing solutions that save time, reduce risk, and increase profits
  • Monitor and communicate in a timely manner any competitive activity to management
  • Attend applicable sales training events/seminars
  • Perform other duties as required

Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • 2 – 5 years of experience in sales and/or marketing
  • University degree in agriculture, marketing, commerce, or equivalent would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated understanding of farming practices in Western Canada

Competencies and Skills Needed:

  • Outstanding relationship management and networking skills to function in a diverse environment
  • Proven leadership, people development, and coaching capability required
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to solve problems independently and as a team
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Knowledge of basic safety equipment procedures
  • Must have valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Must to able to work in all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to travel to and from job sites and customer locations

 

To apply or for further detail, contact Joanne Oliver at Essence Recruitment directly.

306.652.5233 / joanne@essencerecruitment.ca/www.essencerecruitment.ca

Farm Manager

FARM MANAGER

Our Client Legend Organic Farms Inc. (based out of BC, 9100 Van Horne Way, Richmond BC, V6X 1W3) is a farming operation, growing organic crops for a family run company which has grown to be North America’s largest certified organic food producer.  The farm is 4,000 acres, located near Kamsack, SK (east/central Sk) and produces small grains and oilseeds.  This is a full-time position and will report to the Organic Program Manager based in British Columbia.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

The organic Farm Manager will oversee and implement all farming operations from crop planning, fieldwork, and harvest.  Familiarity and experience with all aspects of organic farming at this scale is a must.

  • Having an understanding and deep commitment to organic agronomic and regenerative principles:

o   Maintain and build appropriate fertility.

o   Control and manage weed populations.

o   Control and manage insect and disease issues.

  • Supplement soil fertility and microbiology through appropriate amendments, crop rotations and green manures, in a cost-effective way.
  • Successfully attain maximum crop yields and improve crop quality over time.
  • Run and maintain all equipment.
  • Implement advanced environmental protection including establishment of hedgerows, wildlife and pollinator habitat.
  • Effective and fiscally responsible management of farm equipment, buildings and storage inventory.
  • Facilitate sale and delivery of crops including arranging contracts, getting best price and moving crops to parent company whenever directed.
  • Manage staff/farm labour.
  • Reporting to Legend Organic Farms’ head office.
  • Maintain health and safety requirements.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Minimum 5-years experience farming organic small grains and oilseeds.
  • Demonstrable commitment to ongoing learning and progressive practices in organic and regenerative farming.
  • Experience and ability to obtain and retain organic certification, and crop insurance.
  • Business management skills and experience, managing budgets, expenditures and income.

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS NEEDED:

  • Ability to produce clear and concise written reports on farm operations, harvest yields and sales. Comfortable working in Word and Excel.
  • Self motivation and proven ability to manage staff in an effective and motivating manner.
  • Mechanical ability and aptitude for equipment operation and maintenance
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Numerical aptitude.
  • Willingness to be outside in all weathers and patience to undertake all sorts of practical, sometimes repetitive jobs.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Genuine commitment to organic farming.

This position offers a competitive salary of $90,000-$110,000 based on experience and relevant education as well as bonus opportunities based on performance and crop yields.  A house for a family will also be provided as part of the compensation package.

To apply or inquire further details, contact Joanne Oliver directly at Essence Recruitment.

306.652.5209 or joanne@essencerecruitment.ca or www.essencerecruitment.ca

Project Manager

Project Manager

Our client Meridian, is an industry leader in real estate development and is at the forefront of construction practices.  Meridian is looking for a passionate individual to help them foster creativity and innovation in the planning and execution of their residential and commercial construction projects.  For further information about Meridian, visit their website at  http://www.meridiandevelopment.ca/

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the project manager is responsible for the project’s overall performance including safety, quality, budget, schedule, and customer satisfaction.  This is a great fit for a project manager that is experienced in residential and commercial construction and wants to work with a local, successful and innovative company.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and review a project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required;
  • Determine and estimate a project budget that includes all resources required to complete the project;
  • Ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget;
  • Ensure adherence to all health and safety standards and report issues;
  • Manage and support project team including answering questions and providing guidance when needed;
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team to ensure it meets the project standards;
  • Provide support in supervision of the job site;

Requirements:

Education & Experience

  • Post-Secondary Degree in Engineering or similar
  • PMP or equivalent certification will be a benefit
  • 10 plus years’ in residential and commercial construction project management experience that includes basic engineering and building construction skills as well as structural design, blueprint reading, building layout surveying and quantity surveying
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office

Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to lead, supervise, and manage others to achieve the desired results of the organization
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Planning and time management skills to ensure projects are being completed within outlined time frame
  • Strong interpersonal skills along with the ability to problem solve and deal with conflict resolution in a professional manner
  • Extremely organized, able to prioritize with a high attention to detail

Personal Attributes:

Leader, confidant, personable, organized, professional, reliable

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to contact Essence Recruitment. Contact Joanne Oliver directly at: 306.652.5209 joanne@essencerecruitment.ca