To apply please send resume to vbellemare@taggart.ca






Project Coordinator

Location: Ottawa

Employment: Full-Time

Experience Required: 5 years in construction administration

 

Doran Contractors is looking for an enthusiastic Project Coordinator to assists in the administration of various construction projects. General knowledge of shop drawing, RFI's changes and site instructions as they relate to a project is a requirement. Superior administration skills in microsoft office are required to maintain tracking logs for project documentation. Primary role is to assist the project manager in day to day administration of a project. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist project manager in day to day activities
  • Review all documentation related to changes and instructions from owner/consultants 
  • Track and distribute instructions and changes to trades
  • Track all RFI's, changes and instructions in spreadsheet format. 
  • Review and track the insurance of shop drawings between trades and consultants. 
  • Create preliminary estimates for changes for review by PM
  • Review, monitor and keep up to date official drawings
  • Assist PM in the project meetings
  • Work with site superintendent to provide office support. 

 

Qualifications

  • Post- secondary education (CET) is an asset
  • a minimum of 5 years of construction experience is required. 
  • LEED certification & Green building certificate is an asset. 
  • Gold Seal Certification is an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 
  • Understanding of building drawings/blueprints
  • strong administrative/ organizational skills

 

 

 





Site Superintendant

LOCATION:  Ottawa, ON
EMPLOYMENT: Full Time
EDUCATION REQUIRED:  N/A

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  10+  years in construction, 5+ years of field management

Doran Contractors is looking for a Site Superintendant to manage all site related activities for a variety of projects.  The candidate must have a general knowledge of all construction related fields from concrete, to structural steel, roofing, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and finishing.  The Superintendant is responsible for day-to-day management of multiple trades and general labour on site. Understanding the schedule and field purchasing / ordering is an absolute requirement.  Knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety regulations are required. 

Responsibilities:
• Manage and supervise all on site construction activities
• Work with project managers to ensure project meets or exceeds schedule
• Track all field purchases and onsite labour
• Problem solve and address site & construction issues before they arise
• Supervise and manage safety documentation and safety meetings for entire site
• Document day-to-day activities,  site conditions, & incidents
• Assist in coordination of equipment start-up and building turnover
• Work alongside owner representatives and design professionals to resolve any site issues

Qualifications:
• 10+ years in construction
• 5+ years in managing site personnel
• Bilingualism an asset  (but not a requirement)
• Training / Knowledge of safety / environmental regulations
• Training / Knowledge of construction codes / by-laws
• Knowledge of Scheduling required
• Knowledge of Microsoft Project (an asset)
• LEED certification & Green Building Certificates (an asset)
• Gold Seal Certification (an asset)

 









Surveyor

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.

All applications can be directed to the Human Resources Manager, at careers@taggart.ca





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




General Manager- Kingston Division

Job Title: General Manager
Reports to: President (Ottawa head office)
Location: 685 Justus Drive, Kingston
 

Work Description
The General Manager will provide leadership for all aspects of Taggart Construction Limited’s construction projects in the city of Kingston and surrounding area. The General Manager will be responsible for the tendering of projects, pre-construction planning and development, as well as the construction activities, ensuring high standards of workmanship, safety and efficiency. 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. The General Manager in coordination with the President is responsible for designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and goals of Taggart Construction Limited and will work primarily on this implementation the Taggart Construction Kingston operations.

Major Responsibilities:
General Manager

• Oversee all aspects of the tendering of projects
• Prepare detailed cost estimates for land development projects
• Monitor and coordinate activities with contractors, consultants and the approving authority.
• Continuous review and monitoring of critical ongoing project information specific to budgets, timelines and production to determine if targets and goals are being met.
• Implement contract documents with the desired component of the work in land development.
• Review and make recommendations to existing and proposed designs.
• Analyze opportunities and review legal scenarios in regards to risk management.
• Ensure that all necessary permits and various licenses are secured.
• Plan and organize and oversee the initial mobilization and set up of the construction site.
• Perform periodic field inspections of projects both prior to, and during construction to determine compliance with approved plans and regulations at the request of inspectors.
• Visit the job site regularly to ensure high standards of workmanship and efficiency.
• Ensure the efficient use of labor, machines and materials used by the crew.
• Take an active role in the selection of high level staff, including monitoring performance, providing feedback and taking corrective action.
• Coordinate long range activities of project staff, construction trades and subcontractors, and use corrective actions to keep the project on time and on budget.
• Assist in the resolution of design issues, change requests, material defects and equipment problems.
• Monitor job progress and costs, and provide regular progress reporting to the President of Construction.
• Maintain effective labor relations through compliance with company policies, labor agreements, and resolution of employee grievances and fair treatment of employees.
• Review construction plans for compliance with all applicable codes, regulations and ordinances such as underground servicing, roads, grading, zoning and planned development.
• Prepare comprehensive reports upon completion of plan review to be submitted to the design professional citing deficiencies or code violations in the plans.
• Prepare and present complex technical reports and recommendations (written or oral); and perform necessary research or investigation.
• Mediate and resolve disputes and code issues.
• Meet with architects, engineers and others regarding proposed construction projects.
• Read, interpret, and understand construction drawings and specifications, the city codes and ordinances regarding building codes, permit issuance, and permit fees.
• Must track and review project proposals of change and change orders, request for payment and prevailing wage information.
• Oversee and coordinate equipment maintenance with shop staff
• Other duties as assigned.


Statement of Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• 5 years of experience at the Senior Management level
• A minimum of 10 years overall civil construction industry experience.
• University degree in Engineering or a related field.
• Ability to read blueprints, schematics, field drawings and plans.
• Knowledge of local, provincial and federal workplace compliance regulations, ordinances and legislation.
• Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.
• Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.

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
• Ability to travel and spend time on construction job sites during various environmental conditions.
• Overtime will be required.


 





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Superintendent








Accountant/ Project Support- Conversion

 

Job Title: Accountant
Reports to: Controller
Location: 225 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Work Description

Taggart Realty Management, a leader in full-service property management, is seeking an Accountant to join our team in downtown Ottawa. Reporting to the Controller, the successful candidate will be responsible for the full cycle accounting process for a number of properties, in addition to month end financial reporting and analysis. The accountant in the onset of the job will support a software conversion process and will require strong Microsoft excel skills to facilitate this transition. 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 Realty Management vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Accountant in coordination with the Controller are responsible for testing new procedures, or improving current processes that in turn support the strategy and goals of Taggart Realty Management.

Job Description

• Carry out billing, collection and reporting activities according to specific deadlines
• Receive all incoming cheques, prepare deposit slips and delivery to local bank branch
• Maintain and reconcile accounts receivable customer files
• Total, batch, enter, verify and reconcile transactions such as accounts payable, cheques, invoices and cheque requisitions.
• Set up new contractors and suppliers in the accounting system
• Verify purchase orders, work with team to rectify issues
• Maintain and reconcile accounts payable supplier files
• Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
• Ensure accurate and timely month end close and all reporting deadlines are met
• Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
•Manage multiple projects concurrently
• Perform related clerical duties, such as word processing, maintaining filing and record systems, faxing and photocopying
• Performs other duties as required.

Statement of Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Advanced level Excel skills are required for this role.
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in financial accounting
• Prior experience with accounting software and involvement with a conversion would be considered an asset.
• Post-secondary degree in accounting is considered an asset
•Proficiency with other Microsoft Office products, such as outlook, word and powerpoint. 
• Demonstrated initiative, detail oriented with a strong work ethic
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Ability to multi-task while meeting time sensitive deadlines
• Experience with Property accounting systems is an asset.

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





Condominium Property Management

We are expanding and are looking to add a new team player for a new role with a strong customer service approach to management with the ability to take on the day to day operations of several condominium corporations.

As the successful candidate, you will a keen interest in learning the condominium industry as well as some experience in an active role related to condominium management. You must lead by example in delivering superior customer service and you will have exceptional leadership, communication, problem solving, and organizational skills. A designation RCM or post-secondary education within property management would be considered an asset.

The candidate will be responsible to:

• Maintain corporation documents
• Attend site meetings as requested
• Ensure collection of fees
• Financial Management including Budgeting and forecasting
• Enforcing Corporation Declaration, By-laws and Rules
• Perform regular inspections
• Investigate building related maintenance concerns
• Advise the Board of Directors on preventative maintenance, contracts, staffing, expenditures etc.
• Prepares monthly operating reports and financial analysis
• Respond to owner inquiries
• Plan and implement maintenance requirements of common elements

We offer:

• Great Benefits – dental, medical, life insurance
• Educational assistance
• 3 weeks of vacation per annum
• Employer funded pension
• Professional development opportunities





Property Accountant

Job Title: Accountant
Reports to: Controller
Location: 225 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Work Description

Taggart Realty Management, a leader in full-service property management, is seeking an Accountant to join our team in downtown Ottawa. Reporting to the Controller, the successful candidate will be responsible for the full cycle accounting process for a number of properties, in addition to month end financial reporting and analysis. The accountant in the onset of the job will support a software conversion process and will require strong Microsoft excel skills to facilitate this transition. 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 Realty Management vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Accountant in coordination with the Controller are responsible for testing new procedures, or improving current processes that in turn support the strategy and goals of Taggart Realty Management.

Job Description

•Carry out billing, collection and reporting activities according to specific deadlines
•Receive all incoming cheques, prepare deposit slips and delivery to local bank branch
•Maintain and reconcile accounts receivable customer files
•Total, batch, enter, verify and reconcile transactions such as accounts payable, cheques, invoices and cheque requisitions.
•Set up new contractors and suppliers in the accounting system
•Verify purchase orders, work with team to rectify issues
•Maintain and reconcile accounts payable supplier files
•Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
•Ensure accurate and timely month-end close and all reporting deadlines are met
•Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
•Manage multiple projects concurrently
•Perform related clerical duties, such as word processing, maintaining filing and record systems, faxing and photocopying
•Performs other duties as required.

Statement of Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Post-secondary degree in accounting
•a minimum of 5 years’ experience in financial accounting
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite- Advanced level Excel skills are required for this role.
•Demonstrated initiative, detail oriented with a strong work ethic
•Excellent communication and organizational skills
•Ability to multi-task while meeting time sensitive deadlines
•Experience with Property accounting systems is an asset.

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





Superintendent

Building Superintendent
Taggart Realty Management – Ottawa, ON

As the Superintendent, you will be responsible for cleaning the common areas of the property (i.e. hallways, stairs, elevators, laundry rooms, some exterior work), minor electrical and plumbing and misc. maintenance repairs, preparing apartments for new residents, showing apartments and taking application for prospective residents.


2 bedroom apartment is provided with all utilities, cable, parking and laundry included.
There is a shared on call rotation for evenings and weekends. Excellent benefits, pension plan and compensation package.


Criminal reference check, own vehicle and valid driver’s licence required as well as a minimum 3-5 years related experience.


Please submit your resumes and a cover letter.
 









Real Estate Law Clerk

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Real Estate Law Clerk
Reports to: Taggart Group Legal Counsel
Location: 3187 Albion Rd. South
Date: June 13th 2016

Work Description:

The Real Estate Law Clerk is responsible for carrying out administrative legal duties as set out by the Taggart Group legal counsel. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, tenants, managers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Group of Companies’ vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Real Estate Law Clerk, in coordination with the Taggart Group legal counsel, is responsible for carrying out policies and procedures that support the strategy and goals of the Taggart Group of Companies and its affiliate companies.

Major Responsibilities:

Real Estate Law Clerk


• Provide administrative support to internal legal counsel.
• Liaise with internal and external legal counsel as well as Tamarack sales staff, regarding Tamarack residential closing matters.
• Support sales teams with problem solving, compatibility, and conflict resolution, work with various parties to ensure the accurate gathering of client information.
• Assist in the preparation of legal documents, and correspondence.
• Completing Land Transfer Tax beneficial returns and deferral applications
• Reading reference plans (including strata plans) and surveys and completing part lot exempting by-law applications
• Prepare and register the following types of documents: transfers, charges, notices, easements, postponements
• Docketing and billing out time, organizing weekly management meetings
• Draft legal correspondence and perform general office and clerical duties
• File and data management expertise is important in this role; the candidate must have strong organizational skills to effectively manage all legal documents. Maintain accurate records and organize all legal documentation.
• Respect and protect the privacy of home buyers. including but not limited to their right to independence, autonomy, and self-determination; their right to choose and practice individual values, beliefs, religion, and culture; and their right to privacy and dignity
• Perform legal duties while maintaining the cultural integrity of the community

 

Statement of Qualifications:


• University or College level degree in related field 
• A minimum 3-5 years of experience as a legal clerk or paralegal, or in a legal setting is required.
• Experience in residential real estate would be considered a strong asset.
• Experience in drafting legal documents is required.
• Working knowledge of legal software such as Teraview and Conveyancer is an asset.

• Strong capabilities with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Office 365) are also vital to this role.
• The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be a team player, open and flexible with change as this role will continuous evolve.
• A strong sense of initiative is required as the candidate will also work independently on a regular basis. Personal Accountability, attention to detail, and organizational skills are essential.

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

 





Sales Assistant ( Part-Time and Full-Time positions)

Major Responsibilities:
Sales Assistant

  • Welcome and Greet clients act as the first point of contact to all clients.
  • Properly introduce yourself and sales representative to the client.
  • With the direction of the sales representative prepare marketing /promotional materials
  • Promote special programs or on-going offers.
  • Answer incoming calls in a professional manner that is consistent with the Tamarack guidelines and policies.
  • Answer sales questions to the best of your ability if the sales representative is unavailable. Redirect what you do not know to sales representative.
  • Schedule appointment with the sales representative for home walk thru’s or design consults.
  • Schedule and liaise with the Tamarack Design Centre.
  • Assist in administrative duties, data entry and the preparation of sales contracts and purchaser files.
  • Update and maintain the traffic circulation reports.
  • Identify with the sales representative with targeted leads to begin the sales process.
  • Maintain client data base.
  • Emphasize product/service features and benefits, quote prices, discuss credit terms, and prepare sales order forms and/or reports.
  • Remain current with subdivision developments and amenities.
  • Contribute to an award winning and innovative organization, recognized as a leader in the industry.

Statement of Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Experience in the home building industry is an asset.
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset.
  • A team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office including word, excel and outlook is an asset.

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.
  • Retail hours are a requirement, working evenings and weekends.




Sales Representative

Major Responsibilities:

Sales Representative

  • Welcoming and being available for guests
  • Determining the customer’s requirements in order to help them find the right product.
  • Establishment of ongoing rapport with existing and potential customers.
  • Follow up on correspondence from guests, realtors and potential buyers.
  • Present models and floor plans.
  • Manage difficult sales situations, and overcome buyer’s objections.
  • Document all potential, current and future transactions.
  • Track progress on options, upgrades and construction.
  • Continue to learn and maintain product awareness.
  • Familiarize self with design options that are available on the various products and financial options for each.
  • Respond to customer requests for information
  • Maintenance of all lot files/sales files
  • Monitor model to ensure cleanliness, supplies and repairs are well maintained.
  • Ensure models are ready for presentation.
  • Ensure sales office is well maintained, cleaned, organized and stocked with the appropriate supplies.
  • Update inventory files and communicate with the purchasing team to ensure availability on upgrades.
  • Promote the brand and continue to prospect, and find referrals at all times.
  • Other relevant duties may be assigned as required.

Statement of Qualifications:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience working in related real estate industry.
  • Experience in town home sales is required.
  • Bilingual in French and English is a strong asset.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) enjoys interacting with people.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office & various computer programs.
  • Motivated self-starter, eager to take initiative and able to drive a process to completion.
  • General understanding of new construction components and assembly.
  • Strong knowledge of closing process for the condo building industry.
  • Integrity, vision, and enthusiasm are essential for this role

Work Environment:

  • Open availability for weekend work as well as holidays. Various hours and shifts are required.

 

Physical/Sensory Effort:

  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Stimulating work environment where multi-tasking is required.

 

All applications can be directed to the Human Resources Manager, at careers@taggart.ca





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