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Senior Superintendent

Job Title: Senior  Superintendent

Reports to: Vice-President of Construction

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: January 22, 2018

Work Description:

The Superintendent is responsible for the overall supervision of construction projects, crews and the foreman leading the crews. They may be responsible for several sites at any given time. 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 Superintendent in coordination with the Vice-President of Construction is responsible for identifying issues, designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the projects and initiatives of Taggart Construction Limited.

Major Responsibilities:

Superintendent

  • Assist in developing and maintaining construction, production schedule and site management plan.
  • The superintendent plans and prepares construction schedules and milestones and monitor progress against established schedules
  • Assist with estimates and budget development for projects
  • Oversee total construction effort to ensure project is constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule
  • Manage site startup
  • Ensure accurate and timely project close date; adjust working schedules to ensure deadlines are met
  • Identify and resolve conflicts within project teams and associated work; create contingency plans to mitigate risk
  • Ensure inspections are completed periodically throughout the construction phases to ensure buildings meet specifications of clients
  • Select and coordinate subcontractors throughout all phases of projects
  • Coordinates all activity between trades and suppliers
  • Oversee performance of all trade contractors and review architectural and engineering drawings to ensure accuracy and regulatory abidance
  • Ensuring compliance with design, project specifications, regulations, timelines and safety codes.
  • Plan, implement and monitor construction plans
  • Coordinates with the Vice President of Construction and Project Engineering to resolve technical problems encountered during the early works construction phase. 
  • Participates in weekly review meetings to discuss work progress and area plans in order to resolve problems of schedule delays indicated by trend data. 
  • Responsible for participating in risk and value management in regard to cost and schedule control.
  • Leadership and supervision: the Superintendent coordinates Foreman and their crews, they must efficiently organize the teams in order for each person to understand their role.
  • The superintendent must follow up consistently with Foreman’s and provide feedback and coaching to their crews.
  • Analyze the production levels and work load: Identify gaps in labour and request man power when needed, or reduce man power when crews are becoming unproductive.
  • They must ensure that crews under their direction perform daily and weekly activities to meet production goals.
  • Assessing competency and capability of Foreman, surveyors, estimators, project engineers and other construction staff.
  • Identifying needs for training and facilitates delivery of training.
  • Recommending employee actions such as hiring, training, promotions, disciplinary and corrective measures.
  • Provide guidance on how to work in a more safe and efficient manner.
  • Enforce all Taggart Construction Limited policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with the Taggart Construction Limited Safety program at all times.
  • Participating in safety/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.
  • Assuming responsibility for the following functions: Earthworks including excavation, dewatering, backfill and compaction. Piling installation including test piles. Foundations installation including formwork, reinforcing, embeds and anchor bolts, concrete placement and curing and waterproofing application. 
  • Knowing and understanding the requirements of and liabilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary Certificate in Civil Engineering Technologist / Formal Technical training that is relevant to the field.
  • A minimum of 10 years work experience as a superintendent in the heavy civil construction industry.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Good working knowledge of Collective agreement(s) and company policies
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, field drawings and plans
  • Knowledge of line grades surveying.
  • Strong communication, integration, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership/management development training
  • Ability to cope with high intensity and stressful environments.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project management methods
  • Understanding fundamentals of contracts and experience in managing contractors under the terms of a contract
  • Highly effective negotiation, diplomatic, and conflict resolutions skills
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.

Physical/Sensory Effort/ Work Environment

  • Loud and busy work environment
  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines
  • Standing for long periods of time.
  • Difficult weather conditions, working outdoors and on site.
  • Travel will be required. The site surveyor will move from site to site.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Overtime as required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Surveyor

Job Title: Surveyor

Reports to:  Senior Surveyor

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Name of Company: Taggart Construction Ltd.

Date: January 18, 2018

Work Description

Under supervision, the Senior Surveyor and Project Superintendent, the Surveyor is responsible for performing all surveying needs on various jobs on an as needs basis as well as manage and take care of surveying equipment. The Surveyor must have ability to travel to various projects with the flexibility to do so on short notice and for various lengths of time due to project demands.

Major Responsibilities:

Surveyor

  • Performs survey of the site prior to commencing work in order to identify the most suitable locations for site lines, control marks, bench points and stakeout points thereby establishing reference locations for the foreman, and trades to build from
  • Reviews and updates all drawings that relate to the survey for completeness, consistency and feasibility of layout to ensure that all dimensions between corresponding drawings agree.
  • Calculates the layout of all project components using the drawings, specifications and submissions provided.
  • Operates and maintains surveying equipment (Trimble GPS, Trimble Robotic Total Station, Automatic and DiNi Levels)
  • Prepares documentation of all surveying activities performed
  • Provides quality control by checking for accuracy at all control points, benchmarks, gridlines, survey marks, elevations and stakeout points. Will also monitor the site for correct elevations and locations of the structural components as the building progresses
  • Verifies as-built conditions that require the use of surveying techniques and will assist in the creation of as-built drawings as required
  • Provides topographic and cross-section surveys as required for planning and payment quantities.
  • Assist with conducting quantity calculations as required
  • Perform other duties as required.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 3-year college diploma
  • 3 year experience in heavy civil construction surveying
  • Ability to accurately read blueprints
  • Ability to successfully survey in an ever-changing environment, i.e. during different phases of construction
  • Ability to anticipate layout requirements by visualizing the project
  • Ability to extract detailed information from drawings, specifications, estimates and submissions
  • Proficiency in CADD, Civil 3D and various Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent organizational, communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.

Work Environment:

  • Difficult weather conditions, working outdoors and on site.
  • Travel will be required. The site surveyor will move from site to site.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • 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
  • Interacts with management, colleagues, visitors, government agencies/personnel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Estimator

 

Job Title: Estimator

Reports to:  Chief Estimator

Name of Company: Taggart Construction Limited

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: January 4, 2018

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. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Scale House Operator

Job Title: Scale House Operator

Reports to: Quarry Manager

Company: Taggart Aggregates Ltd.

Location: 1525 Jinkinson Road, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B9

Date: January 3, 2018

Work Description:

The Scale House Operator is responsible for day to day administration of the scale house. The Scale House Operator will manage in-bound and outbound traffic by conducting the reading of weights, and inputting the necessary data accurately and efficiently into the necessary software programs. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractor/general contractors and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Group of Companies’ vision, mission, and must comply with health safety requirements and general policies procedures of the Taggart Group of Companies. The Sale House Operator, will support the Quarry Manager in identifying issues and designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the new Quarry Operations.

Major Responsibilities:
Scale House Operator

  • Coordinate all activities for quarry site operation scale house.
  • Conduct readings of incoming and outgoing truck weights, and enter data into various software programs.
  • Administer and input data into the accounting and project management programs as needed.
  • Respond and address queries that the office team may have for the Quarry Operations.
  • Receive trucks, and communicate needs with drivers. Always maintaining strong customer service for the clients (even those that are internal clients from our group of companies).
  • Provide truck drivers with tickets and any other administration that is required for their records.
  • Organize, code, and send tickets and information back to TAL’s accounting team or project team. 
  • Maintain log of both inbound and outbound trucks.
  • Process and prepare for daily pick-up orders.
  • Order and receive supplies as needed.
  • Maintain logs for visitors and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Provide clear directions to truck drivers and other guests.
  • Perform additional assignments per manager’s direction.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
:

  • Complete of high-school diploma.
  • Post-secondary education in Construction Engineering Technology, or other formal technical training that is relevant to the field would be ideal.
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in construction administration in the construction industry, or in a general office administration role.
  • Experience working on a site or on a quarry would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent customer service and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and administrative skills.
  • Solid organization, efficiency and multitasking skills, the ability to prioritize is key to this role.
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Flexible working schedule which may include weekends, coupled with dependable attendance.
  • Possess the ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
  • Knowledge of quarry operations, aggregates and crushing equipment would be considered an asset.
  • Awareness of transportation regulations would be considered an asset.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment:

  • Construction environment, can be difficult conditions, including various weather conditions, loud, busy and will also require both outdoor and indoor work in a trailer.
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time at workstation.
  • Overtime as required.

 





Forman

Job Title: Foreman

Reports to: Superintendent

Company: Taggart Construction Limited

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: December 20, 2017

Work Description

The Foreman is responsible for the overall maintenance and supervision of construction projects and its 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.

 

 

 





Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Job Title: Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Reports to:  Shop Foreman & Equipment Manager

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Name of Company: Taggart Construction Limited

Date: November 16, 2017

Work Description

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic is responsible for the timely delivery of mechanical repairs on the equipment used for all Taggart Construction projects. Repairs must be recorded and processed in a way that coincides with the shop practices and must be carried out in a manner that is compliance with the Health and Safety policy. 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 vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic in coordination with the Equipment Manager is responsible for designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and delivery of that particular job and all repair projects Taggart Construction is engaged in.

Major Responsibilities:

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

  • Diagnose, repair and maintain a variety of heavy duty equipment and vehicles.
  • Preventative maintenance on all equipment.
  • Interpret work orders and technical manuals.
  • Keep equipment cleaned, lubricated and maintained.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions.
  • Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems.
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance and ensure that the work done meets manufacturers' specifications and legislated regulations.
  • Ensure the equipment is tested to ensure safety.
  • Prepare adequate service reports that are submitted to the equipment manager on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate with Equipment Manager and/or Shop Foreman as needed.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Mechanical and mathematical aptitude.
  • Interest in mechanics.
  • Good senses (touch, smell, etc.) to diagnose a problem.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Detailed focus “attention to detail”.
  • Physical strength and stamina to lift heavy machinery and work in cramped or awkward position.
  • Openness to learn new technologies and techniques.
  • 3 years’ experience in hydraulic and hystat repair and maintenance.
  • Journeyman certification as either a Truck or Coach Technician (310T) or Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic (421A) is preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of construction/heavy equipment.
  • Must have the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Experience with equipment such as bulldozers, cranes, graders, tractors, off-road haulers and earth movers.

Work Environment:

  • Difficult weather conditions, may require working outdoors and on site.
  • Working on hard floors and below heavy equipment.
  • Travel may 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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