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Project Accountant

 

Job Title: Project Accountant

Reports to: Job Cost Manager

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: May 24, 2017

 

Work Description

The Project Accountant will participate in the overall delivery of the company’s financial plans and policies. This position will include tasks in accounts receivable, accounts payable, job costing, account balancing, general ledger maintenance and budgetary controls. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, managers, suppliers and financial institutions. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Construction Limited vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. 

Major Responsibilities:

Project Accountant

  • Process monthly contract progress billings (including quantity, lump sum and time & material)
  • Process miscellaneous billings as required
  • Process monthly subcontract progress billings.  Ensure subcontract invoices match the approved amounts.  Follow-up on any differences. 
  • Ensure required documentation is submitted by subcontractors prior to payment being released
  • Reconcile subcontractor accounts
  • Prepare subcontractor payment cheques
  • Record daily cash receipts in accordance with company policy
  • Understand each job and its’ budget with respect to accounting and reporting for the job
  • Liaise with project managers to maintain monthly job cost reports
  • Send cost reports to PMs monthly for approval
  • Adjust cost forecasts per the project managers’ instructions.  Ensure that they make sense.
  • Prepare job cost analyses as required
  • Assist in preparation of year-end audit file
  • Maintain filing system

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary education in accounting
  • 3-5 years’ minimum work experience in an accounting role.
  • Experience in the construction industry is preferred
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Strong analysis and reconciliation skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Effective communication and organizational skills
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of accounting software, experience with eCMS ERP system by Computer Guidance Corporation would be considered an asset but is not required.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel and Word) and Adobe software

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment

  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines
  • Sitting or Standing for long periods of time at workstation
  • Overtime may be required.

 

 

 

 

 

 





Director of Engineering and Construction

Job Title: Director of Engineering and Construction

Reports to: Vice President, Operations

Location: 3187 Albion Road South

Job Posting Date:  May 17th 2017

 

Work Description

Taggart Construction Limited is seeking a Director of Engineering and Construction to support the overall delivery of the company’s construction projects.  Director of Engineering and Construction is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the day to day administration of the terms and specifications of work outlined by the project contracts.  In addition to the oversight of the project management function, the Director will provide engineering services on various projects related to the construction or repair of sewers, watermains, roads, subdivision servicing, building excavation, land development, storm water ponds, pumping stations and site grading. These duties must be carried out in a manner that is in compliance with the City of Ottawa Standard Specifications, Health & Safety Standards, and Ministry of Labour codes in addition to the general policies and procedures of Taggart Construction Limited. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractors, owners, managers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner that is consistent with the Taggart Group of Companies’ mission and vision.

Major Responsibilities

Director of Engineering and Construction

  • Oversee the Project Management team to ensure the quality delivery of all construction projects. Ensure that projects are delivered on schedule and within the budgetary requirements.
  • Obtain bid estimate and other contract details from estimating team and assign a project team (superintendent, project manager, and project coordinator to that specific project. Consider alternatives to the delivery of that project.  (more efficient/ more profitable ways of carrying out the project requirements.) Provide VP of operations with suggestions on different approaches to run the project.
  • Keep an active listing of all current projects and upcoming projects, noting each projects level of progress.
  • Prepare recommendations on the schedule of construction support services and equipment and provide to VP operations for approval.
  • Provide the Project Manager with the bid estimate and support them to prepare a comprehensive project budget and other project requirement such as schedule and resources. Ensure the forecast is aligned with the expectation of the project. Report all findings to Director of Estimating.
  • Seek approval from VP of Operations and then the President when project forecast does not meet bid expectation or schedule. Report findings to Director of Estimating.
  • Approve all subcontracts and Purchase Orders, change orders, extras and ensure alignment with tender process and/or budget.
  • Lead weekly team meeting of Project Managers to discuss status of projects. Report findings weekly to VP of Operations and President. Flag concerns, project delays or potential revenue loss to the senior management team after being updated by the project management team.
  • Monitor and follow up of status of monthly Progress Payments with Project Manager. Ensure all extras are being billed on a timely basis. Assist PM in negotiation of extras.
  • Review and approve job costs and estimates to complete against budget monthly with each project manager. Coordinate results with finance for accurate reporting.
  • During project initiation establish the key benchmarks or milestones that will need to be met in order to deliver a project on schedule.
  • Establish Key Performance indicators (usually production amounts) to the entire project team, i.e. superintendent, project manager, and project coordinator. Ensure that the KPI’s well communicated and understood by the team.
  • Follow up and provide team with feedback on adherence to KPI’s. Keep your team informed on their performance against these metrics. Providing recognition when these expectations are met, and coaching/ further investigation or corrective action when needed.  Summarize these findings to the VP of Operations and President in a timely fashion.
  • Support Project Managers when needed in the performance of their roles. Troubleshoot issues on an as needs basis such as technical issues, or questions in regard to project scope or managing project priorities.
  • Complete detailed Performance reviews for each of your direct reports, providing training and mentoring for further development in their roles. 
  • Ensure proper staffing levels for effective Project Delivery.  Review team structure and provide recommendations and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Project Management team (project managers, coordinators, and site supers) and delivery of their services.  Work with VP of Operations to increase the capabilities in project management team. This role will require a “continuous improvement” approach.
  • During Project Closeout, review entire construction contract and ensure that deliverables have been met, where tasks have not been completed provide a full detailed report on the work that requires completion. Summarize project status to the job close out team.
  • After project hand off, follow up with the close out team to ensure that all tasks have been finalized.
  • When projects are delivered to client, hold a project close out meeting and debrief the best practices, and learnings observed throughout the lifespan of the project include all stakeholders that contributed to the project.
  • Network and build connections with key stakeholders, support business development and obtain work when relationship permit.
  • Active involvement in industry groups and associations. Sit on boards and participate in committees that are pertinent to our line of work, acting as an ambassador to our brand.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

A minimum of 20 years’ experience in construction, preferably heavy civil con





Foreman

Job Title: Foreman

Reports to: Superintendent

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: May 8, 2017

Work Description

The Foreman is responsible for the overall maintenance and supervision of construction projects and it’s crews. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractor/general contractors, tenants, managers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Construction vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Foreman, in coordination with the Superintendent is responsible for identifying issues and designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the initiatives of Taggart Construction Limited.

Major Responsibilities:

Foreman

  • Leadership and supervision:
    • Efficiently organize the crew in order to ensure that each individual understands their role.
    • Follow up consistently with employees and provide feedback and coaching.
    • Ensure that the crew performs daily and weekly activities to meet production goals.
    • Assess the competency and capability of staff.
    • Identifying the needs for crew training and facilitate delivery of training.
    • Establish effective onsite communications and progress reporting to  Superintendents
  • Health and Safety:
    • Provide guidance on how to work in a safe and efficient manner.
    • Enforce all Taggart Construction Limited policies and procedures.
    • Ensure compliance with the Taggart Construction Limited Safety program at all times.
    • Participate in accident/incident investigations and reviews.
    • Aid in all Safety reporting functions. Ensure the timely delivery of reports to Head Office in order to maintain all legislative requirements.
    • Provide the leadership that results in a safe work culture as each foreman is responsible and accountable for the safety of the crew under their direction.
    • Have a thorough understanding of the requirements and liabilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Labour Relations:
  • The Foreman is accountable for adherence to Taggart’s Labour Relations policies and procedures. Understand the collective agreement and seek help when there is a potential conflict or grievance.
  • Recognize problems, report and address any issues that may develop within crews.
  • Set and maintain work standards and outline behavioural expectations to ensure good crew morale and productivity
  • Ensure foreman’s diaries are maintained, filling out timesheets clearly and consistently as well as addressing and reporting deficiencies.
  • Submission of documentation to head office in a timely manner is essential.
  • Administration and reporting:
    • Perform additional assignments as per the manager’s direction.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary Certificate in Civil Engineering Technologist / Formal Technical training that is relevant to the field.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Possess the ability to read drawings and interpret specifications.
  • Knowledge of line and grade surveying.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a foreman in the construction industry.
  • Effective interpersonal skills & team building skills.
  • Possess good problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Some computer and administrative skills.
  • Health and Safety training.
  • Leadership/management development training
  • Possess the ability to cope with extremely busy and stressful worksites.
  • Be detail oriented..
  • Possess the ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.

Physical/Sensory Effort

  • Loud and busy work environment.
  • Provide service to several managers, working under many simultaneous deadlines.
  • Possess the ability to interact with management, colleagues, visitors, government agencies/personnel.

Work Environment:

  • Difficult weather conditions, working outdoors and on site.
  • Travel will be required. The site foreman will move from site to site.
  • Overtime as required.

 

 

 

 





Estimator

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Estimator

Reports to:  Chief Estimator

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: April 11, 2016

 

Work Description

The estimator is responsible for the timely delivery of accurate, preparation of full-cost estimates for projects, including materials and labour. He or she will be tasked with preparing and maintaining a list of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors, and establishing unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors and location impacts. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractors, managers, and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Construction Limited vision, mission, and values and must also comply with all company policies and procedures.

 

Major Responsibilities:

Estimator

  • In conjunction with the Chief Estimator, Vice President, and President decide on which jobs you should prepare a tender for.
  •  Reviews special proposal requirements and makes recommendations.
  • Organizes bid closing assignments to meet submission deadlines on closing day.
  • Conducts a detailed analysis of the contract documents and specifications, to determine overall project requirements (bonding, insurance, etc.) and identifies any associated risk factors, including the monitoring of published addenda’s that may alter the original scope of the project.
  • Participate in the preparation of the initial cost report and structure in a way that enables simple cost code identification while maintaining detailed forecast tracking of all associated labour, material, equipment and sub-trade costs
  • Review the project budget, schedule, and project execution plan and identify any potential risks prior to the project starting and throughout its life cycle
  • Solicits pricing from subcontractors and suppliers for labour, equipment and materials, in order to ascertain the lowest price
  • In conjunction with the Chief Estimator, completes a final bid submission review and oversees the final tender document submission to the client on behalf of Taggart Construction.  
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction.

 

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Civil Engineering Degree or Construction Engineering Technologist.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A minimum of 3 years estimating.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and make effective decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adaptable to change.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting experience.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret building specifications, blueprints and as-builds.
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material and labour estimates

**This individual's accuracy is critical to the profitability of the business, as under-estimates may cause significant financial losses and over-estimates may result in the inability to win bids.  Other duties will be assigned as necessary.

Work Environment:

  • Travel may be required. Valid driver’s license will be required.
  • Manual dexterity required
  • Overtime as required.

Physical/Sensory Effort:

  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines
  • Sitting or Standing for long periods of time at workstation





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