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Journeyman Carpenter

Full Time
Sep 27, 2019
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We are a growing commercial construction firm in the Edmonton area, with a number of current projects underway, including, light industrial, commercial office, retail and tenant improvement work. We offer competitive wages and benefits through the Mercon program, and we support employee development and growth through apprenticeship training and promoting internally.

What We Look For

Job Title: Carpenter Journeymen & Apprentice (Period 1, 2, 3, 4)

Full-time

Salary: $30.00 to $34.00 /hour

Reports to: Site Superintendent or Designate

Summary of Position

Describe the primary purpose of this job.

  • Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain, demolish and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel, concrete and other designated materials for structural and architectural components. They are expected to perform their tasks within expected timelines and to accepted quality specifications.
  • Level of responsibility and task assignment is contingent upon experience and training.

Duties and Responsibilities

Identify the areas of responsibilities and duties of the job.

Level of expectation related to duties and responsibilities increase with experience and education.

Duty or Responsibility:* General Activities*

  • Apply Occupational Health & Safety Act, Regulation and Code and company safety policy related to all aspects of construction.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and sketches to determine specifications and calculate requirements.
  • Prepare layout in accordance to building codes and project specifications.
  • Maintain, repair and renovate residential, commercial and light industrial structures.
  • Perform other activities at construction sites, as directed.

Duty or Responsibility:* Rough Carpentry*

  • Measure, cut, shape, assemble and join materials made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel, concrete and other designated materials for structural and architectural components.
  • Build foundations, install floor beams, lay subflooring and erect walls and roof systems.
  • Mix, pour, spread, level construction materials.
  • Perform construction/renovation/demolition activities.

Duty or Responsibility:* Finish Carpentry*

  • Fit trim and install trim items, such as doors, stairs, cabinetry, molding and hardware.
  • Install architectural materials and components as required, flooring, wall coverings, etc.

Duty or Responsibility:* Site Work*

  • Mix, pour, and spread construction materials.
  • Perform construction/renovation/demolition activities.
  • Erect and dismantle concrete forms, scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, shoring and barricades as required.
  • Operate equipment, secure special attachments to equipment, signal operators to guide them in moving equipment and provide assistance in other activities.
  • Perform and coordinate drilling and excavating activities at construction sites as required.
  • Level earth to fine grade specifications using rake and shovel
  • Coordinate and perform tasks for demolishing buildings using prying bars and other tools, and sort, clean and pile salvaged materials.
  • Remove rubble and other debris using rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and other equipment.
  • Operate pneumatic hammers, vibrators and tampers as required.
  • Tend site machines or equipment used in construction such as mixers, compressors, pumps and heaters. Perform basic maintenance related to their operation.
  • Clean up construction debris and remove materials to refuse container.
  • Oil and grease construction mobile powered equipment as required.
  • Direct traffic at or near construction sites.
  • Use a variety of tools and equipment to complete the assigned construction tasks.

Decisions and Authority

What kind of authority or decisions can this role make? What kinds of decisions or recommendations are referred to a higher level?

  • Decisions are contingent upon training and experience.
  • Journeyman, carpenters and apprentices are expected at a minimum to assume responsibilities appropriate to the tasks assigned to them
  • Individuals may be required assume supervisory roles regardless of training or years of experience.

Qualifications Required

Describe the typical level of education and specialized fields of study required for this role.

  • Carpenter & Apprentice requirements
  • Journeyman Carpenter - minimum of 4 years experience and completion of 4th period apprenticeship training, Journeyman and Interprovincial Red Seal certifications.
  • Non-ticketed Carpenter - minimum of 7 years experience
  • 4th year Apprentice - Minimum of 3 years experience and completion of 3rd period apprenticeship training
  • 3rd year Apprentice - Minimum of 2 years experience and completion of 2nd period apprenticeship training
  • 2nd year Apprentice - Minimum of 1 year of experience and completion of 1st period apprenticeship training
  • 1st year Apprentice - Demonstrated aptitude for the carpentry trade
  • WHMIS & CSTS09 training are required
  • Other construction & safety certifications are an asset, but are not mandatory

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Describe specific technical/specialized skills or experience required to perform this role.

  • All knowledge and skill should be consistent with level of training and years of experience.
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills are required. (Word processing, spreadsheet & email)
  • Knowledge of equipment, materials & supplies associated with construction, maintenance and demolition.
  • Knowledge of the applicable methods and procedures involved in the safe handling and storage of construction equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to effectively supervise the daily ongoing activities of a workforce, attendance management and
  • A working Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety compliance, company safety programs, safety policy & procedures. In addition the ability to effectively apply and communicate with others on matters related to safety.
  • Skilled in the operation of materials handling vehicles and associated equipment.
  • An understanding of the proper lifting techniques (manual and mechanical).
  • Demonstrate the proper safety procedures as set out in the OH&S and company safety manuals.
  • Key areas of competency include:
  • Problem solving - analyze problems and make sound decisions or recommendations in a timely manner based on objectives, risk, implications and cost.
  • Organization - utilize strong organizations skills.
  • Communication - Display strong written and oral communications skills in English and employs effective listening skills.
  • Interpersonal Skills - tactful and mature.
  • Teamwork – working together to achieve common goals.

Working Conditions

Describe all environmental conditions that affect this position. (Lifting, bending, exposure to hazardous materials, sitting for extended periods, computer work, etc.)

  • Able to independently travel to assigned job site to meet scheduled hours of work
  • In and out of town work assignments exist, and may require a valid driver’s license and suitable vehicle.
  • Year round construction activities, summer, fall, winter, & spring conditions.
  • Interior and exterior work environments.
  • There is an expectation that workers will have to work while utilizing the appropriate PPE for the tasks assigned in accordance with Synergy policies and the Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
  • Workers may be exposed to hazardous environments and expected to handle hazardous materials.
  • Construction tasks are physically demanding and repetitive and include, but are not limited to the following:
  • They involve reaching, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, rotating standing, walking climbing, crawling, etc.
  • Forces on the body range in intensity from light to very heavy, and duration may be short or for extended periods.

Only suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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Controller

Full Time
Dec 31, 2019
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The Controller will be responsible for leading the financial planning process and will assist in developing actions to ensure the organization meets annual operating plans. This position will review and report the financial performance of the organization to the Chief Financial Officer. The Controller will design effective processes to track financial metrics against expectations and plans including predictive measures that identify potential shortfalls.

What We Look For

The Company:

Synergy is a group of integrated companies providing complete building solutions. We are driven to provide our clients simplicity in all of their commercial construction, build-out, and interior solution needs. We accomplish this through our divisions:

  • Synergy Projects Ltd. focuses on Commercial Construction, including major/structural construction, major tenant improvements, and DIRTT prefabricated interior solutions. Synergy Projects has and remains the core business in the Synergy Group and has been in business for over 23 years.
  • Innerspaces provides commercial furnishings, move management, and space plan services to give ease to the final stage of a tenant’s move in process, making sure that every aspect of their workspace needs are met.

Our flagship brand, Synergy Projects is an Alberta based, full service construction firm specializing in providing services through general construction, design build and construction management. We are focused on using best in-class teams and processes to deliver safe projects in the building construction domain for our clients across Western Canada. Synergy’s head office is located in St. Albert and our firm was incorporated in 1996. Since then, our team has delivered projects for private developers, business owners, governments, and institutions.

When Dennis Mozak, our Founder and C.E.O, incorporated Synergy Projects Ltd., he carefully chose a name that would reflect the company’s core philosophy:
Synergy [sin-er-jee]: noun; “the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects”.

We believe in doing what is right for our team, our planet, our clients and our partners. By living true to our values we will continue to be a construction leader that delivers innovative services to the marketplace at the highest level of quality.

Duty Or Responsibility: 

  • Oversee full-cycle accounting and financial reporting
  • Prepare monthly financial statements, cash flow reports, and financial analyses
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget and prior year
  • Prepare monthly / quarterly operational reports as requested by the executive team
  • Implement and monitor reliable control systems
  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
  • Perform monthly review of general ledger accounts for accuracy and completeness
  • Collaborate with external accountants and assemble information for annual review and tax returns
  • Oversee the submissions for indirect taxes and payroll remittance returns
  • Review all general journal and payroll entries
  • Review monthly bank reconciliations
  • Maintain and review working paper files as required
  • Oversee payment of accounts payable in a timely manner (suppliers, government remittances, etc.)
  • Oversee accounting department staff
  • Prepare monthly financial statements, cash flow reports, and financial analyses
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget and prior year
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual budget
  • Establish and maintain all accounting procedures and functions, internal controls, and accounting records
  • Work with project managers and staff to develop business plans, goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures
  • Assess and improve business and finance processes to maximize efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness of information
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge
  • Mentor accounting team members
  • Ensure operating and capital expenditures are properly approved, reviewed and reported in the financial statements
  • Track the financials of key growth projects and initiatives so informed decisions can be made that support the strategy of the organization
  • Work with management to ensure projects and contracts are properly reviewed and funded based on business impact
  • Provide ad-hoc assistance in evaluating the financial return of long range strategies and plans
  • Provide ad-hoc financial and economic analysis as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Has a background in the construction industry
  • wants to work in a growing company
  • is deadline driven
  • enjoys working in a team environment
  • is proficient with Microsoft Excel and ERP systems
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Demonstrated accounting and finance skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Process improvement and change management focused
  • Values based leadership style
  • Able to provide exceptional internal and external customer service
  • Strong communicator
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills complimented by effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet and word processing programs. Specifically, MS Office.
  • Experience with Viewpoint Construction Software would be an asset.
  • The ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
  • The ability to multitask in a demanding environment with competing deadlines.

Qualifications Required

  • A professional accounting designation is preferred and 5+ years of relevant experience. Experience equivalencies would be considered.

Working Conditions

This is an office position, that may require extended periods of computer work including reviewing text on a computer screen, typing and using a mouse.  Work is required to be completed within deadlines, therefore, overtime may be required.

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Project Manager

Full Time
Dec 31, 2019
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We are a growing commercial construction firm in the Edmonton area, with a number of current projects under way, including, light industrial, commercial office, retail and tenant improvement work. We offer competitive wages and benefits through the Mercon program, and we support employee development and growth through apprenticeship training and promoting internally.

What We Look For

Synergy Projects Ltd. is looking for a Project Manager to join our fast-growing company!

With the role of Project Manager, we expect that the successful applicant will have demonstrated experience and success running projects autonomously in the commercial marketplace.  Large project experience, either as part of a team or as a lead is definitely an asset.  Having managed your own projects over $10M is an asset as well.

We are growing rapidly, and with that growth, projects are growing in scope and complexity.  We are looking for team members who are scalable and seek growth opportunity.

As a Project Manager, you will be expected to:

  • Provide overall construction management from pre-construction to completion including design, coordination, budget, and schedule in conjunction with the Superintendent
  • Prepare regular, timely and accurate billings for Owners, and ensure timely payment of subcontractor billings.
  • Meet with Owners and Architects in a professional manner and have the ability to communicate effectively both the concerns and best interests of the company
  • Monitor, interpret and forecast  cost reports ensuring they are in line with the estimate and maintain a positive cash flow
  • Lead project meetings with internal and external parties to monitor and support the teams ongoing development and progression

Other requirements when considering this opportunity:

  • You have a construction related degree/diploma and five to eight years of construction experience or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience
  • You have a working knowledge of constriction scopes and activities, scheduling, project management and contract software
  • You have the ability to confidently mentor and delegate to a large team while developing and maintaining strong client relations

A range of experience will be considered, so we look forward to your interest and application. We have projects ranging in size from small tenant improvements to large new build construction projects.

We look forward to sitting down to discuss opportunities.

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Site Superintendent

Full Time
Dec 31, 2019
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We are a growing commercial construction firm in the Edmonton area, with a number of current projects under way, including, light industrial, commercial office, retail and tenant improvement work. We offer competitive wages and benefits through the Mercon program, and we support employee development and growth through apprenticeship training and promoting internally.

What We Look For

Synergy Projects Ltd. is looking for a Site Superintendent to join our fast growing company!

The Site Superintendent will be responsible to ensure projects are completed within the time and budget while working to high safety, quality and production standards. The site superintendent will be directly accountable for the supervision of trade partners, project equipment, material and labour employees.

The Company:

Synergy is a group of integrated companies providing complete building solutions. We are driven to provide our clients simplicity in all of their commercial construction, build-out, and interior solution needs. We accomplish this through our divisions:

  • Synergy Projects Ltd. focuses on Commercial Construction, including major/structural construction, major tenant improvements, and DIRTT prefabricated interior solutions. Synergy Projects has and remains the core business in the Synergy Group and has been in business for over 23 years.
  • Innerspaces provides commercial furnishings, move management, and space plan services to give ease to the final stage of a tenant’s move in process, making sure that every aspect of their workspace needs are met.

Our flagship brand, Synergy Projects is an Alberta based, full service construction firm specializing in providing services through general construction, design build and construction management. We are focused on using best in-class teams and processes to deliver safe projects in the building construction domain for our clients across Western Canada. Synergy’s head office is located in St. Albert and our firm was incorporated in 1996. Since then, our team has delivered projects for private developers, business owners, governments, and institutions.

When Dennis Mozak, our Founder and C.E.O, incorporated Synergy Projects Ltd., he carefully chose a name that would reflect the company’s core philosophy:
Synergy [sin-er-jee]: noun; “the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects”.

We believe in doing what is right for our team, our planet, our clients and our partners. By living true to our values we will continue to be a construction leader that delivers innovative services to the marketplace at the highest level of quality.

Duty Or Responsibility

Construction Project Management:

  • Provide site leadership for the health, safety and environmental protection on the project.
  • Apply the necessary elements of the Synergy safety program to promote overall compliance of Synergy HS&E standards, applicable OH&S / OSHA Acts, regulations and codes with all employees and subcontractors on the project
  • Work with the Project Manager to create and deliver on the baseline and look-ahead construction schedule in conjunction with trade partners and other members of the project team; ensures project milestones are met are met and regular progress monitoring is completed.
  • Provide site leadership for the quality assurance and quality control program to ensure the project is built according to approved plans, specifications and design drawings while ensuring that the Synergy ISO standards are met.
  • Cost Control – To what extent do we want Supers responsible for cost?
  • Represent company on matters such as contractual requirements with trade partners in coordination with the Project Manager.
  • Plans and implements manpower levels and ensures proper equipment and trades are available as required. Responsible to identify risk variables and work with Project Manager to implement and execute risk mitigation strategies

Employee Management:

  • Directly responsible to provider oversight and mentorship to the carpenter, apprentice and labourer assignments of the employees assigned to the project.
  • Oversees the employee performance management, attendance management, disciplinary, overtime authorization, timesheet approvals and related administrative matters.
  • Ensure that the appropriate licensing, safety training, and certification are held by all employees that on the project team. .
  • Coordinate on the job training for apprentices and mentoring when applicable.

Administrative and Organizational:

  • Maintain daily and weekly project documentation such as daily logs, photo records, safety reports, time sheets, and file in accordance with Synergy policies.
  • Maintain site project files, including master set of drawings. Collect all information to produce a red-line as built drawing at project completion.
  • Responsible to generate accurate purchase order for the acquiring of materials and
  • Coordinate the acceptance of deliveries ensure storage of material (Synergy and customer supplied) on site.
  • Responsible to lead the administration of the safety program

Decisions and Authority:

  • Site Superintendents are authorized to purchase materials, labour and equipment to meet project schedules in accordance with the project schedule and budget up to approximately $50,000.
  • Architectural, major structural, schedules and budget issues are deferred to Project Managers or Senior Management.
  • Site Superintendents are to direct workflow of employees, trades assigned to the site.
  • Site Superintendents are responsible for discipline and performance management issues of site employees. Hiring and terminations decisions require Senior Management’s approval.
  • Site Superintendents are responsible for ensuring safe work practices on the job site and can stop work, send employees or trades off site and do what is deemed necessary to ensure everyone gets home safely.
  • Site Superintendents have the authority to reject materials or quality of work that does not meet specifications or acceptable standards.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum 5 years of construction experience as construction supervisor, foreman or field superintendent.
  • Working knowledge of health, safety (OH&S Act, Code and Regulation) , environmental protection, and quality assurance / control practices and procedures as they apply standard construction processes.
  • Proven ability to guide and manage safe work practices in combination with proper planning, scheduling, cost control and construction technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) and leadership abilities along with a strong team orientation are required
  • Considerable knowledge of the equipment, material, supplies/suppliers associated with the scope of the construction project at hand
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedure required for the safe handling and storage of construction equipment and supplies
  • Able to read and interpret construction drawing and update as-builts appropriately.
  • Ability to effectively supervise the day to day activities of the workforce.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Excel and Outlook (advanced considered an asset).
  • Competent in the operation requirements of material handling vehicles and associated work platforms.

Qualifications Required

  • Degree/diploma from a post secondary or trade school, Journeyman Carpenter, Interprovincial Red Seal & CCA Gold Seal certifications or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Professional engineering status or construction trade certification may be required for some projects.
  • Leadership for Safety Excellence, Prime contractor, First Aid, WHMIS, CSTS, Fall Protection training are all mandatory requirements for Site Superintendents.

Working Conditions

  • Working at multiple sites requires personal transportation. Valid Driver’s license and suitable vehicle.
  • In and out of town work assignments exist.
  • Year round construction activities, summer, fall, winter, & spring conditions.
  • Interior and exterior work environments.
  • There is an expectation that workers will have to work while utilizing the appropriate PPE for the tasks assigned.
  • Workers may be exposed to hazardous environments and expected to handle hazardous materials.
  • Construction tasks are physically demanding and repetitive and include, but are not limited to the following:
  • They involve reaching, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, rotating standing, walking climbing, crawling, etc.
  • Forces on the body range in intensity from light to very heavy, and duration may be short or for extended periods

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General Inquiries

At Synergy, we are always looking for great talent to join our exciting team. Please apply to our general inquiries if you wish to be considered for future positions.