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Architectural Project Designer  

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Highly creative and design oriented individual who can help our clients visualize their ideas and assist our sales representatives in the process of communicating design ideas.
  • Ability to interpret clients wants and needs and show them a solution either via sketch or a Revit model. Bringing the client’s ideas to life.
  • Ability to interact with the sales team and the client in a professional manner is very important.
  • Assist in the development of architectural designs and program standards
  • Analyze building codes, by-laws, space requirements, site requirements and other technical documents and reports
  • Prepare working drawings for building permit application, including the coordination of engineered truss & floor designs and structure
  • Assist in the development of program specifications, cost estimates, material takeoffs, and contract & bidding documents
  • Ensure the highest quality of drawings are produced that maintain and conform to Normerica’s standard detailing, as well as reflect sound building science (air barrier, water management, and structural) and practical construction practices.
  • Ability to work in a team environment

 

Qualifications and Skills Competencies

 

  • Documented creative design experience in low rise, residential, wood construction.
  • Documented experience in the design of heavy timber cottages / chalets and country homes
  • Extensive working knowledge of AutoDesk Building Design Suite (AutoCAD, Revit), Sketch Up, hsbCAD
  • A valid Class G drivers license
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creative and thoughtful attention to detail
  • Superior organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of construction practices and building/finishing materials
  • Strong knowledge of building technology and assembly, construction methodology, materials application and interpretation of manufacturers requirements

 

Experience

 

  • Member of Association of Architectural Technologists
  • Member of Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) certification in Part 9 – Residential, Small Buildings, etc.
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience a residential design environment

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to info@normerica.com .

Project Manager/ Senior Coordinator

 

Normerica Building Systems – Barrie, ON

 

Job Summary

 

Normerica Building Systems, the leader in Timber Frame construction, is seeking a Project Manager/ Senior Coordinator to join our Construction Team to assist and oversee a number of projects throughout mid to northern Ontario. The Project Manager/ Senior Coordinator should have experience in timber construction and versed in all types of commercial construction.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Coordinates and Manages multiple construction activities, on various sites.
  • Directs all trades to achieve completion of the project on schedule, within budget, with quality workmanship that conforms to original plans and specifications.
  • Maintains construction schedule, identifies and solves problems.
  • Orders materials, request quotes, and schedules inspections as necessary throughout the process.
  • Understands the project plans, specifications and the Normerica Building systems (timber frame assemblies, panel-plus system, etc).
  • Understands the procedures to construct larger ICI projects.
  • Maintains positive relationships with customers, contractors, suppliers and other employees.
  • Promotes job site safety, encourages safe work practices and rectifies job site hazards immediately.
  • Ensures all company employees and contractors are adhering to the company safety policy.
  • Prepares Reports, as needed.
  • Maintains regular communication & close working relationship with Senior Project Managers & Administrators
  • Maintains a regular communication with each client as deemed necessary.
  • Participate in all project meetings
  • Conduct on-site reviews, start up and close out meetings for assigned projects
  • Ensure projects stay on budget and on schedule
  • Produce costing reports as required
  • Overall coordination and scheduling of projects

 

Qualifications and Skills Competencies

 

  • 3-5+ years related experience
  • Estimating experience an asset
  • Must be able to interpret drawings and manipulate schedules
  • Must have commercial construction experience
  • timber frame construction an asset
  • Applied knowledge of project cost/cost control
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Must have Class G license
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications

 

Personal Profile

 

  • A self-directed, highly motivated and goal oriented individual.
  • Excellent attention to detail with emphasis placed on quality.
  • Very organized with a systematic approach to tasks, to achieve accuracy and efficiency.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage diverse personalities.
  • Professionally and technically competent.
  • Quick, sharp, confident, assertive, ethical and ambitious.
  • Analytical with the ability to examine issues from multiple viewpoints.
  • Friendly and out-going in social contacts; works easily with others
  • Must have own transportation

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to c.tribble@normerica.com .

Normerica Project Coordinator/Estimator

 

Normerica Building Systems – Barrie, ON

 

Job Summary

 

All Normerica construction project coordinators/estimators organize and assist in directing the activities of a construction project/ or projects and or package, under the direction of a Senior/ Project manager. You work in the office typically but may be needed on-site, looking after the day-to-day responsibilities of the project. You will be involved in the construction projects day -to-day activities.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

 

Core Responsibilities:

 

Construction:

 

  • Analyze drawings and specifications.
  • Assist in value engineering buildings when necessary to meet client’s budgets
  • Assist in the selection of subtrades and ensure project tenders are completed accurately and on time
  • Assist in the development of detailed scopes of work for all trade divisions
  • Assist with project scheduling, budgeting, cash flows and other financial reporting as required
  • Formulate cost break down from estimates and for project progress
  • Co‐ordinate and organize project drawings & documents in the server & project filing cabinets, as needed.
  • Attend design / product presentation meetings.
  • Coordinate with consultants, GC, Sub‐trades, suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Review and comment on shop drawings & samples submitted by suppliers & manufacturers.
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters, such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems.
  • Inspect work progress at construction sites to verify safety and to ensure that specifications are met, when required.
  • provide administrative support to Senior/Project Managers and Site Supervisors, as required
  • Collaborate with Senior/project manager and ensure compliance to all safety procedures at site.
  • Assist Senior project manager and prepare construction estimates, budgets and schedules on projects as required
  • Assist in close out process and ensure appropriate filing of all paperwork.
  • Obtain and review quotations from subcontractors for completeness and in accordance with contract documents.

 

Estimating:

 

  • Assist the Estimating Team Leader and work closely with Normerica Design Group
  • Issue purchase orders based on initial delivery schedule
  • Answer questions from site regarding material usage and shortages.
  • Assemble accurate and well-organized estimates and proposals in a timely manner based on specifications supplied by sales/design teams using specified assemblies and piece counts
  •  Responsible for bidding and costing stages of a construction project
  • Compile change orders and quote revisions
  • Provide clear, accurate and detailed quantity take offs for estimating and contracted jobs
  • Provide and maintain unit pricing and database for material, various unit’s rates for all construction divisions and labour costing.
  • Sourcing of local suppliers, obtain quotations and provide analysis.
  • Assemble and verify quotations to be included within price changes including estimating of Normerica and Trade work, overheads and general conditions in accordance with contract
    documents.
  • Prepare a timely schedule in Microsoft project or other project scheduling software.

 

Qualifications and Skills

 

  • 5 years related experience
  • Estimating experience an asset
  • timber frame construction an asset
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Must have Class G license
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications

 

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to  info@normerica.com .

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