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Manager, Project Development Based in Calgary, the Manager, Project Development, will report to the Vice President, Project Development. The Manager, Project Development will be responsible to promote, develop and manage Clark Builders strategic relationships to seek and attract business to ensure growth and success of the Southern Alberta Business Unit, and Clark Builders as a whole. This includes seeking opportunities across Western Canada. Duties/Responsibilities: - Execute the business development strategy to achieve growth targets - Initiate and maintain excellent relationships with new and existing clients in the primary strategic area of focus; seniors, healthcare, commercial, institutional, public assembly, residential, education - Recognize opportunities for business that may arise in secondary areas of focus: self perform concrete, metal building solutions, metal cladding solutions, solar and energy - Understand client needs and be able to communicate with confidence how Clark Builders can successfully meet those objectives - Research in order to identify emerging market opportunities and monitor competitor activities - Review and understand request for proposals in order to complete pre-qualification requirements for projects and attend pre-bid meetings - Work with the Estimating and Project Development team to provide and create proposal content, complete prequalification documents to successful outcomes, manage pre-construction estimates and create development strategies to secure projects - Help develop and implement market strategies and identify target market groups and areas - Attend pre-award meetings as required and assist in the negotiation of final contracts - Identify new work leads and manage lead follow-up, record keeping and information distribution - Follow up with clients after the award of a project to ensure superior customer service and identify opportunities for additional work - Assist other members of the in the development and creation of effective promotional literature for the business unit - Work with associations, industry and community groups to help develop the Clark Builders brand - Coordinate and facilitate Clark Builders industry outreach and networking events - Other duties and responsibilities as required Skills & Knowledge: - Track record of success with excellent relationships in the commercial construction business community - Well-established network of industry contacts - Strong personal motivation and business development skills needed to proactively generate and win major project opportunities - Proven ability to build strategic relationships with high level influencers - Resource development experience - Superior communication skills (verbal, written & presentation) - Friendly, outgoing demeanour with strong diplomatic skills to deal with a large variety of personalities with an ability to explain, defend and present ideas - Strong team player who is able to work effective with a wide array of individuals - Excellent organizational, analytical and negotiation skills - Capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines and prioritize work    Qualifications & Experience: - Post Secondary Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business - A minimum of 10+ years relevant experience with a commercial construction company - Existing relationships with key stakeholders in the specific sectors of focus considered a definite asset - Strong knowledge and understanding of industrial site construction will be considered as asset - Proven track record in delivering and managing the preconstruction process for complex projects - Experience with estimating, project management, and/or preconstruction - Experience and success with RFQ/RFP response creation, content development, and execution from submission to award.
Job ID
2017-1513
Job Location
CA-AB-Calgary
Reporting to the Manager - Marketing & Communications, the Proposal Coordinator leads developing compliant and winning proposals. A strong team player and a leader with excellent communication, creativity, and organizational skills, this demanding position requires the ability to multi-task and efficiently meet multiple deadlines. Duties/Responsibilities: - Analyzing RFQ/RFP/EOI documents to ensure submissions are focused, creative, articulate, and compliant; - Calling and participating in strategic start-up meetings for new proposals and interviews; - Editing and proofing all written, technical components of proposals for content, conciseness, active voice, and correct grammar; - Works with team on proposal related tasks and ensuring that contributors submit complete information on deadline and editing their work for content and grammar; - Researching client and project information to provide thorough and thoughtful proposals; - Confirming the accuracy of each proposal’s content including phone numbers and reference information; - Printing, cutting, punching, and coiling proposals in addition to coordinating with print shops for more polished submissions; - Providing grammatical and writing support to the Project Development team and colleagues; - Maintaining electronic files for proposal documents. - Creating interview and presentation materials for the Project Development team (i.e. PowerPoint presentations, handouts, etc.) - Aid in posting profiles, text, images on the website and various social media outlets - Contribute to social media campaigns - Generate advertisements as needed - Contribute to Friday Facts and The Buzz - Aid with populating and maintaining the database Skills & Knowledge: - The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and with confidence is essential; - Very strong attention to detail and an ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines is mandatory for this position; and, - Demonstrates initiative, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn and adapt to change. Qualifications & Experience: - Bachelor Degree in English, Technical Writing, Marketing or Journalism (or related education) is preferred; - Ability to write technical content and marketing materials; - Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel; - Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator); - Strong analytical, active listening, and problem-solving skills; - A keen eye for detail and a passion for delivering high-quality work; - Proven experience in prioritizing, multi-tasking, and meeting deadlines in high pressure environments; and, - An ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
Job ID
2017-1612
Job Location
CA-AB-Calgary
Part-Time Receptionist (Calgary) Reporting to the Administration Manager the Receptionist will be responsible for being the first point of contract and communications with internal and external customers. Duties/Responsibilities: - Efficiently operate console switchboard and direct incoming/outgoing calls through the voicemail system; - Ensure mail is received, stamped and distributed as required; - Negotiate and make optimal use of best local courier rates to destination; - Receive and send packages, letters, etc. via local and national courier services; - Assist with the co-ordination of boardroom/meeting room bookings. Arrange for catered lunch and beverage service as requested; - Prepare basic stationary start-up kit for new employees. Add new employees to correct email lists; - Maintain “first impressions’ PowerPoint presentation located at reception desk; - Arrange business card orders; - As a courtesy to office staff and our guests, ensure noise levels in the reception area are controlled and that the reception, kitchen, atrium, boardrooms, and plan room areas are kept neat and orderly; - Prepare and maintain training manual for this position. Mentor and train designated individuals to provide back-up reception responsibilities; - Responsibilities must be carried out in a neat and well-organized manner; and - Other duties and responsibilities as requires. Skills & Knowledge: - Computer knowledge and demonstrated accuracy with spreadsheets, databases and word processing software as well as the ability to perform basic internet and intranet functions. - The ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in written form is essential. - The desire and ability to continually upgrade skills and abilities is required. - Demonstrated ability with the following competencies: - Customer Focus: Identifying and responding to current and future customer needs; providing service excellence to internal and external clients. The receptionist must be friendly, personable, and approachable, since much of the work involves close contact and communication with clients, customers and prospective employees.  - Adaptability: Adapting own behaviors to work efficiently and effectively in light of new information, changing situations and/or different environments. Acting as a corporate resource, having the ability to identify and deal with issues proactively and persistently. - Results Orientation: Focusing personal efforts on achieving results consistent with the organization’s objectives. - Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve common goals and positive results. Qualifications & Experience: - Successful completion of high school - Customer service experience is essential. - Completion of some business courses is an asset.   
Job ID
2018-1636
Job Location
CA-AB-Calgary
The Manager, Project Development (MPD) is a key member of the business unit leadership team and will be counted on as a key contributor to the growth and continued development of the operations of the Northern Alberta marketplace. A key component of this position is building relationships outside of the business, this will require a commitment of additional time outside of a normal workday. The MPD will be responsible to lead business development initiatives from the identification of opportunities that fit Clark Builders strategic business planning to the execution of project prime contracts. Leadership of preconstruction phase along with smooth transition to and support of the project teams through all phases of project delivery will also be key responsibilities for this role. In this position you will be working closely with the Proposal team to generate focused, concise and high quality responses to Expressions of Interest, Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals. You will also be required to assist the team in producing materials for interviews and presentations, as well as participating in the interview or at the very least, the interview prep process. This position will report to the Vice President, Project Development. Duties/Responsibilities: - Initiate and maintain excellent relationships with existing and potential clients. - Understand client needs and be able to communicate with confidence how Clark Builders can successfully meet those objectives. - Review and understand request for proposals in order to complete pre-qualification requirements and attend pre-bid meetings. - Work with the Estimating and Project Development team to provide proposals, prequalification documents, pre-construction estimates and development strategies. - Help develop and implement market strategies and identify target market groups and areas. - Research in order to identify emerging market opportunities and monitor competitor activities. - Attend pre-award meetings as required and assist in the negotiation of final contracts.     - Identify new work leads and manage lead follow-up, record keeping and information distribution. - Follow up with clients after the award of a project to ensure superior customer service and identify opportunities for additional work. - Assist other members of the in the development of effective promotional literature for the division. - Work with associations and community groups to help develop the Clark Builders brand. - Other duties and responsibilities as required. - Along with estimating department, work with assigned project team to transfer proposal and bid information to Project Managers, Coordinators and Superintendents at project start-up. Skills & Knowledge: - Proven ability to develop strategic internal and external relationships with key stakeholders. - Superior communication skills (verbal, written & presentation). - Strong personal motivation and business development skills needed to proactively generate and win major project opportunities. - Friendly, outgoing demeanor with strong diplomatic skills to deal with a large variety of personalities with an ability to explain, defend and present ideas. - Excellent organizational, analytical and negotiation skills. - Capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines and prioritize work.   Qualifications & Experience: -  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business would be an asset - 7+ years relevant (commercial/institutional) construction experience (Project Management, Project Coordination, Estimating) - Strong knowledge and understanding of commercial construction will be considered as asset.
Job ID
2017-1488
Job Location
CA-AB-Edmonton
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, ENERGY & RESOURCES – EDMONTON   We are seeking a knowledgeable and experienced business development professional to join our growing Energy & Resources team.   Based in Edmonton, the ideal candidate will have over 10-years work experience in sales and business development for construction services supporting energy and resource-based sectors.   Your responsibility is to bring forward established industry relationships and create strong visibility in key networks to help expand our business base in Edmonton and northern Alberta industrial markets.   You will demonstrate proven skills for gathering market intelligence on emerging opportunities, profiling industry pursuits and developing strong networks with decision-making levels at target clients.   As a key contributor to Clark Builders’ revenue and profitability targets, your role includes ongoing front-end leadership through opportunity identification, sales funnel development and pursuit management.   In collaboration with our marketing and estimating teams, you will successfully lead and complete client submissions for pre-qualification documents, requests for proposals and sales presentations.   The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for customer relationships and have a can-do attitude, along with the ability to collaborate closely with colleagues in a strong team-based approach.   Your desire to work and succeed with industry leaders – both internally and externally – is visible through your superior communication skills, exceptional organizational tasks and strong personal motivation.   In addition to a strong industrial construction background, the ideal candidate is highly entrepreneurial and able to identify and pursue opportunities in supporting sectors such as food processing, power and utility infrastructure, renewable energy and manufacturing that contribute to divisional growth goals.  
Job ID
2017-1578
Job Location
CA-AB-Edmonton
We are currently looking for candidates with proven experience in either of the following Project Management roles: - Project Manager - mid or high-rise multifamily or mixed use projects. - Project Manager - health care or assisted living projects. - Project Manager - tenant improvement projects.   Preference will be given to candidates who submit project lists and client references supporting either of these market segments.   Reporting overall to the Vice President, Operations; on a day-to-day basis the Project Manager will be reporting and taking direction from his/her Project Executive in all aspects of the construction process on the project that they are assigned. The Project Manager working with the Project Superintendent will be responsible for and not limited to managing safety, quality, risks, maximizing project earnings, human resources and staff training, client expectations, accurate financial reporting and assuring efficient, timely, fulfillment of all corporate and project obligations, complete communications among all project team members and organizations to construct the project on time, within the budget and to the quality specified. The Project Manager role is diverse, and varies between each project.   The Project Manager is also responsible to foster and develop client, consultant, third party and trade relationships in the course of their duties. Duties/Responsibilities: Project Start Up: - Chair the project handover meeting from Project Development/Estimating - Conduct project trade buyout meetings - Conduct project startup meetings for individual trades - Utilities and site services applications - Permit applications. - Review and or prepare prime contract against submitted tender and/or proposal, ready for senior management review and client /consultant review - Quantity take-offs for a various scopes of the project. - Finalize Prime Contractor. - Client Risk assessment. - Prepare project execution plan. - Establish project organization charts and staffing needs. - Assist in estimating tender closeout and buy outs. - Setup project addition form, financials and billing schedule. - Prepare staffing and resources plan. - Prepare logistics planning. - Establish file management plan. - Procurement management, project buyout and award. - Prepare and issue letter of intents (LOI) and subcontracts. - Put in place bonding and insurance. - Finalize project estimates. - Safety planning including assistance with re-project hazard assessments, ongoing safety inspections, ongoing safety hazard assessment and other duties. - Understand and abide by the requirements of the CB Safety and Loss Prevention Policies and Procedures  - Understand and abide by the requirements of the local building authorities, develop and maintain relationships with permits and licensing personnel including building inspectors - Quality control planning. - Communications plan. - Create and manage schedule. - Strategic and fee enhancement planning. - Establish and manage client and corporate objective. - Modify project plan for success.   Project Execution and Document Control: - Track productivity and performance of the project. - Project accounting. - Manage stakeholder expectations - Chair the Quarterly operational review meetings - Manage staff assignments. - Prepare a cash flow project and manage the project in accordance with the cash flow requirements. - Advise management of pending risk elements and seek assistance on all risk matters or legal matters. - Establish and manage document control process. - Establish and manager the quality control plan. - Establish and manage the project schedule, including the implementation of the Last Planner System. - Chair trade, owner/consultant meetings and issue minutes. - Chair, site safety meetings and issue minutes - Project accounting and cost control, including working with project accountants - Monthly financial reports and eCMS, including the preparation of monthly project reports, both internal and external including the monthly MOR report. - Time cards. - PO and subcontract claims. - Client billings including preparation, payment, etc. - Dispute and claim management. - Lead and train project teams including developing and mentoring support staff including project coordinators, junior project managers - Resolve trade and performance issues. - Provide regular management of Key Project Indicators (KPI’s) Project Close Out:          Prepare the project close out procedures including punch lists, start up and handover requirements - Manage the trade contractor deliverables for project close out, including startup, warranties, demonstration requirements - Administrative project closure.  - Trade/Subcontracts. - Prime contractor. - Commissioning and equipment start-up. - Training seminars. - City inspections. - Final and holdback invoices and payment - Final consultant and schedule C’s. - Substantial completion certificate. - Warranty period. - Support and grow ongoing sub-trade and client relationships. - Assist in obtaining work by way of completing a portfolio of successful projects. - Participate in project interviews. - Participate in CBU Leadership. - Ensure internal and external requirements are achieved. - Manage financial collection and closeout. - Other duties and responsibilities as required. Skills & Knowledge: - Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. - The ability to efficiently assist and administer multiple tasks. - Analytical thinker to interpret information in order to understand issues. - Ability to make decisions on a variety of levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk. - Can define tasks and milestones to achieve objectives while ensuring optimal use of resources. - Can prevent, manage and resolve conflicts. - Questions conventional approaches, explores alternatives and provides innovative solutions. - Can identify, assess and mange risks while striving to meet objectives. Qualifications & Experience: - A Post-Secondary Certificate/Degree in Engineering or the equivalent of a designated Professional Engineer or a Technical School graduate in a Construction related discipline. - Management organization, managing construction of Commercial, Industrial or Institutional buildings. - Can lead, mentor and motivate project teams with a hands-on approach - Must be able to competently manage the construction process from project startup to project closeout for all sizes and levels of complexity projects. - Actively participate in career development opportunities - Undertake and receive required safety training in accordance with policies.    
Job ID
2017-1597
Job Location
CA-AB-Edmonton
Senior Project Manager, Energy & Resources Reporting overall to the Director, Operations; on a day-to-day basis the Senior Project Manager will be reporting and taking direction from his/her or Project Executive in all aspects of the construction process on the project that they are assigned. The Senior Project Manager working with the Project Superintendent will be responsible for and not limited to managing safety, quality, risks, maximizing project earnings, human resources and staff training, client expectations, accurate financial reporting and assuring efficient and timely fulfillment of all corporate and project obligations.  The Senior Project Manager will also be responsible for completing communications among all project team members and organizations to construct the project on time, within the budget and to the quality specified. The Senior Project Manager role is diverse, and varies between each project. Duties/Responsibilities: - Project Start Up: - Utilities and site services applications - Permit applications. - Quantity take-offs for various scopes of the project. - Finalize Prime Contracts. - Client Risk assessment. - Prepare project execution plan. - Establish project organization charts and staffing needs. - Assist in estimating, tender closeout, procurement management, project buyout and award and finalize project estimators.. - Setup project addition form, financials and billing schedule. - Prepare staffing and resources plan. - Prepare logistics planning. - Establish file management plan. - Prepare and issue letter of intents (LOI) and subcontracts. - Put in place bonding and insurance. - Safety planning - Quality control planning. - Communications plan. - Create and manage schedule. - Strategic fee enhancement planning. - Establish and manage client and corporate objective. - Modify project plan for success.   - Project Execution and Document Control: - Track productivity and performance of the project. - Manage stakeholder expectations. - Manage staff assignments. - Manage document control process. - Manage quality control plan. - Manage schedule. - Chair meetings and issue minutes. - Project accounting and cost control. - Monthly financial reports and forecasting. - Time cards – ensure accurate recording and coding. - Processing PO and subcontract claims. - Client billings. - Dispute and claim management. - Resolve trade and performance issues. - Provide regular management of Key Project Indicators (KPI’s).   - Administrate Project Close Out: - Subcontracts. - Prime contractor. - Commissioning and equipment start-up. - Training seminars. - City inspections. - Final consultant and schedule C’s. - Substantial completion certificate. - Warranty period. - Manage financial closeout - Support and grow ongoing sub-trade and client relationships. - Assist in obtaining work by way of completing a portfolio of successful projects. - Participate in project interviews. - Participate in CBU Leadership. - Other duties and responsibilities as required.   Skills & Knowledge: - Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. - The ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks. - Analytical thinker to interpret information in order to understand issues. - Ability to make decisions on a variety of levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk. - Effective delegation and follow up. - Can prevent, manage and resolve conflicts. - Questions conventional approaches, explores alternatives and provides innovative solutions. - Can identify, assess and mange risks while striving to meet objectives. - Ability to coach and mentor direct reports - Can lead, mentor and motivate medium to large project teams - Must be able to competently manage the construction process from project startup to project closeout for all sizes and levels of complexity projects.   Qualifications & Experience: - A Post-Secondary Certificate/Degree in Engineering or the equivalent of a designated Professional Engineer or a Technical School graduate in a Construction related discipline. - Minimum 10 years’ experience working in a Project Manager role for a Construction Management organization, managing construction of industrial, light industrial, hard rock mining and/or oil and gas sector.  Competencies: - Networking and relationship building; - Customer focus; - Teamwork; - Interpersonal skills; - Results focus; - Integrity; - Leadership; - Managing for results; - Developing others; - Risk Management; - Creative thinking; - Conflict resolution; - Planning and organizing; - Decision Making; and, - Analytical thinking.
Job ID
2017-1607
Job Location
CA-AB-Edmonton
Accounts Payable Administrator   Reporting directly to the Accounts Payable Manager, the Accounts Payable Administrator will be responsible for Expense Management, Vendor maintenance and providing Accounts Payable support to the Finance team.    Duties/Responsibilities: - Ownership of Expense Management process; set up of employees, administer compliance of Corporate travel policy, auditing of expense reports - Monitoring of timely credit card expense submissions - Providing support and expense management system training to the Business - Troubleshooting and ability to work collaboratively with IT department on various issues as they arise - Ownership and maintenance of Vendor Master for 3 business units within the Clark Builders Group of Companies. - Vendor addition and change management - Maintenance of all EFT information - Periodic review of vendor activity/inactivity - Provide back up/support in an Accounts Payable capacity - Matching invoices to PO’s and packing slips - Data entry into AP system, Texada - Troubleshooting as issues arise - Weekly cheque runs - Maintain desk procedures for all areas of responsibility - Any other duties/adhoc projects as required by the Accounts Payable Manager Skills & Knowledge: - High level of customer focus - Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Ability to effectively and confidently communicate in a diplomatic manner with all levels of management - Ability to problem solve by gathering and analyzing information from various sources and recommend solutions to stakeholders where appropriate - Strong team player; bring enthusiasm and energy to the position - Ability to adapt to change and suggest improvements - An open mind, a willingness to participate and the motivation to grow - High level of accuracy and attention to detail - Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple and changing priorities - Capability to work in faced paced environment with tight deadlines  Qualifications & Experience: - Completion of a diploma in accounting or recognized equivalent; a combination of education and experience may be considered - A minimum of 3 years in an accounting role; preference will be given to those in the construction industry - Preference given to those with experience using Concur Expense Management Tool and maintaining a vendor database - Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook as required for performing duties. - Knowledge of Alberta Builders’ Lien Act an asset    
Job ID
2018-1624
Job Location
CA-AB-Edmonton
Reporting to the Chief Estimator, the Intermediate/Senior Estimator is responsible for providing Estimating services to support the Project Development and Estimating departments. The Intermediate/Senior Estimator will be part of the Estimating and Project team environments, and provide and coordinate full estimating services on large, complex work and various types of contracts. This includes the preparation of contract proposal estimates for one or more disciplines. The Intermediate/Senior Estimator will work on Conceptual Budgets, Design-Build Proposals and Hard Estimates, including quantity takeoffs, unit pricing, and sub-contractor pricing. The Intermediate/Senior Estimator will be part of the tender call and review of Supplier/Sub-Contractor quotes and awards. Please note this role is office based and the large majority of the individual’s typical work day is spent in a seated position using general office equipment such as but not limited to: computer, phone, printer, scanner, etc. Duties/Responsibilities: - Maintain Sub-Contractors/Supplier relations; - Maintain unit price and productivity knowledge and database; - Complete accurate and complete estimates; - Take part in Client meetings; - Confer with Engineers, Architects and Owners on changes and adjustments to cost estimates and assist in the preparation of studies, materials methods, recommendations and costs estimates as required; - Preparation of proposals and estimates for the Managers final approval prior to their presentation to potential Clients at bid closing; - Take part in Project Team meetings; - Maintain Career Progression plan; - Attend training courses as required by team leader; - Ability to perform basic internet and Intranet functions; - Lead training for Estimating team; - Mentor Junior Estimators; - Maintain and upgrade estimating software as required; and - Other duties and responsibilities as required.  Skills & Knowledge:   - Ability to manage multiple workflows and tasks concurrently; - Ability to prioritize workflows; - Ability to manage deadlines for completion of assigned tasks; - Comfortable working in a team environment; - Ability to lead in a team environment;  - Adapt to changing job requirements and direction from multiple sources; - Ability to navigate software packages; - Knowledge of scheduling packages and ability to build accurate schedules; - Ability to perform accurate quantity takeoffs both manually and electronically; - Communicate professionally through verbal and written methods; - Identify building materials and possible alternatives for cost reduction; - Develop Sub-Contractor work scopes for tendering; - Identify bonding and insurance requirements; - Take part in tender closings; - Understand Client requirements and incorporate; - Ability to chair and control meetings; - Ability to visualize end products without drawings; - Ability to schematically design project from clients requirements; - Able to derive alternate designs for cost or time savings; and - Ability to analyze risk associated to project.  Qualifications & Experience: - A Post-Secondary Certificate/Degree in Engineering or the equivalent of a designated Professional Engineer or a Technical School graduate in a Construction related discipline; - 2 years on-site experience; - 10 year office Estimating experience; - Thorough knowledge of company procedures, Estimating techniques, all Engineering disciplines, cost control systems and accounts required; and - Ability to estimate all types of projects/contracts, plus the ability to coordinate and supervise group work efforts is essential.
Job ID
2018-1613
Job Location
CA-NT-Yellowknife