Wildland Development – Superintendent

Based in Northern BC, we build residential homes and commercial buildings using Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) systems that are net-zero energy ready. Our goal is to foster sustainable communities, starting in B.C.’s north and interior, and expanding to communities and businesses across Canada. Founded by Indigenous business leaders, our connection to the people, the culture, and the land is at the heart of what we do. Wildland Development is the General Contractor for Takla Nation and works closely with the community to improve the housing conditions on reserve.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the General Manager of Construction, this integral position will be the on-site lead for housing construction operations and infrastructure construction, with a goal of delivering an exceptional customer experience and industry-leading quality. This role would be well suited for someone with a strong carpentry background and ability to lead teams and proven experience managing projects from start to completion. This position will provide strong leadership in all aspects of the work in accordance with all company and industry regulatory health, safety & environmental standards & procedures. As the Superintendent, you have an eye for details, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and have led and managed building projects from start to finish – on time and on budget. The successful candidate will be highly organized; have advanced knowledge of the construction management process; bring a positive attitude to work daily and take pride in building solid relationships with clients, while being an integral member of the successful growth of the company.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Assist the General Manager and Project Manager in the preparation and maintenance of the project schedule;
• Oversee and evaluate the progress of the project, work with site staff to ensure the project is on schedule, on budget, and adheres to project standards;
• Contact, schedule, and coordinate all subcontractors, suppliers, and utilities;
• Inform Management of project concerns that may impact the ability to meet schedules/budgets/ project specifications;
• Review project plans and specifications, providing feedback on scheduling, cost savings measures, and potential construction problems;
• Inform the Project Manager of any errors, discrepancies, or omissions within the design drawings;
• Develop and report on daily shift accomplishments;
• Issue and approve purchase orders and credit applications with suppliers;
• Review work orders and invoices to determine accuracy/compliance with objectives;
• Effectively lead trades personnel; monitoring the work habits of subtrades and field personnel;
• Manage disputes between employees, suppliers, Subcontractors, and tradespeople;
• Maintain a safe job site and ensure that the requirements of the Occupation Health & Safety requirements are met;
• Ensure worksite company policies are adhered to by all site staff, both employees and subcontractors;
• Coordinate and direct inspections as required;
• Maintain and enforce good construction standards and quality control;
• Control and monitor labour, material, and equipment expenses. Assist in the preparation of monthly cost forecasting summaries;
• Oversee final inspections, remedy deficiencies identified, serve as a point of reference for warranty work;
• All other duties as assigned.

Experience and Technical Competency:
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in construction management or as a site superintendent on residential and/or commercial site development required;
• Experience in shift work and working in a camp setting;
• Working with modular construction technologies and sustainable building systems considered an asset;
• Knowledge of construction documents, drawings, reading blueprints, specifications, current construction practices essential;
• Working knowledge of provincial regulations, Building Codes, Zoning Bylaws, and Health & Safety legislation;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, Microsoft Project;
• Valid BC Class 5 driver’s license or out-of-province equivalent.

Behavioural Competencies:
Cultural agility – Experience working for or within a First Nation community in the construction sector. Ability to work respectfully, knowledgeably, and effectively with Indigenous people;
Reliability – Demonstrates a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job;
Tenacity – Ability to stay with a job or plan until the desired objective is achieved or is no longer reasonably attainable;
Bias for action – Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks based on relative importance and urgency; thrive in a fast-paced environment; able to manage multiple assignments in parallel;
Communication – Creates an atmosphere in which open, timely, and high-quality information flows smoothly up and down. Able to present information to individuals or suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Able to listen and respond appropriately to others
Leadership – Utilizes direct reports and subcontractors effectively by allocating decision-making and other responsibilities to the appropriate person

Working Conditions:
This position will require shift work, working on-site in remote areas for an extended duration.
This position offers competitive compensation and benefits package.

Please send resume to:

Subject Line: Wildland Development Superintendent
Email: HR@sasuchan.ca

Thank you for your interest! However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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