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Controller

Full Time
Aug 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
Aug 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.