Who Should Apply:
  • Strong dedication, support and loyalty
  • A visible, almost infectious passion for your work
  • Demonstrates initiative often
  • Reliable and Punctual
  • Knows the history, mission, values and vision of the business
  • Positive attitude and demeanor in personal interactions with other employees and with clients and vendors
  • Able to adapt to what is needed in a situation
  • Strong work ethic
  • Reputation for getting things done
  • Detail oriented

The Following Positions Are Available:

Project Manager Job Description

Location: 7902 Birnam Line, Arkona ON N0M 1B0 Established in 1973, Birnam Excavating Ltd. is a privately owned, family run company engaged in the sewer, watermain, road building and general contracting industry. Our work involves upgrading key infrastructure under the ground in addition to providing quality surface works, as well as mechanical systems, process works, water and wastewater and general infrastructure projects. In your role as the Project Manager, your main goal is responsible for overseeing the entire construction project, which spans from the time the contract is won through completion at the end of the warranty period. In order to ensure that the project is completed at an exceptional level of quality, the Project Manager must continually plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of every Employee, subcontractor and person who works directly on the project. The successful candidate will be responsible to perform a wide range of human resources services, including but not limited to:

Leadership

All positions in the category of Senior Management must have a high level of responsibility, a degree of flexibility, and are self-directed to a large extent. Therefore, communication and teamwork is essential. Positions in this category incorporate more abstract responsibilities and personal abilities, rather than a strictly defined and unchanging list of tasks. Jobs may span several organizational functions and roles as required to meet the needs of Birnam Excavating Ltd., and these functions may evolve or be augmented over time. Any proposals made, orders processed or other work completed by the Project Manager is subject to the approval of the Company President or the Controller. In the position of Project Manager, Employees will be considered responsible for the following Project Management Responsibilities/Duties: Ensure overall quality of the project is at a high level Ensure that all Employees work safely Live up to Birnam’s mission and values Maintain positive public relations with all stakeholders Monitor job progress and usage of materials, supplies and human capital daily; keep notes Schedule the project in logical, achievable steps Have skilled knowledge of jobs, blueprints, specs, and all other documents essential to the project Participate in pre-construction meetings and follow up on issues raised Organize Crews on an ongoing basis Plan for bad weather, delays, emergencies, and other events requiring a prompt and firm response Notify Project Coordinator for the release of materials as scheduled Continually update COO on job status Order and schedule subcontractors, equipment rentals, trucks, and others as needed Locate dump sites before job starts if Superintendent not on project Review quantities on-site with Engineer for payment certificate; produce pay certificates with Controller and follow up with Engineer as needed Notify Engineers & Inspectors regarding planned construction schedules & changes Follow up on any extras, missing items, safety issues, damage claims or challenges Complete monthly site safety inspections for each Crew Confer with Engineer regarding job issues Confer with Ministry of Labour regarding safety issues Act as a sounding board for Employees- solicit feedback, ideas, respond to inquiries, etc. Respond to inquiries/concerns/issues/etc. from homeowners and other parties Help motivate the Crews- provide positive feedback, maintain first-name basis with Crew members Take photos and videos of the job site for liability & for PR purposes Meet with Municipal Engineers & prospective clients to generate job leads and positive PR Review all Q&S Surveys, follow up as needed.

General Office & other Responsibilities/Duties:

Make recommendations on any staffing concerns, training needs, workplace conflicts, or other issues Be the “eyes & ears” of the Office, report relevant information back from the job site Assist in the development of promotional materials (e.g.: brochures) Work closely with the Superintendent, COO, Controller, and Project Coordinator Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of work All other duties as assigned.

Experience

Progressive experience of a least 8-10 years in an HR Leadership capacity. Extensive knowledge of Health & Safety requirements for a business of 50-100 employees. Experience supporting the HR function in a unionized setting, and/or construction industry preferred. Health & Safety certification/expertise considered a strong asset for this position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work in a respectful manner with a diverse community of staff. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills to communicate clearly and adapt style and content for intended audiences in a professional manner. Knowledge of human resource principles and practices. Ability to work in a manner that models best practices in confidentiality standards. Ability to apply critical thinking to evaluate information and make appropriate decisions or recommendations. Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy. Ability and willingness to stay abreast of technological developments. Discretion, tact, and maturity to deal with highly confidential subjects or issues. Ability to employ a systematic and efficient approach to work. Ability to take responsibility for own work and ensure that deadlines are met, and outcomes are achieved. Ability to identify opportunities for improvement, while being open to trying new ideas and working methods. Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook. Communication & interpretation of ideas & info. Social skills- rapport, instruction, active listening, etc. Ability to plan ahead, generate ideas/solutions Organizational/planning skills Ability to effectively lead a team High stress/responsibility tolerance Ability to stay focused in the midst of chaos Knowledge of H&S policies & procedures Ability to network effectively Quantitative abilities Strong work ethic Knowledge of use of tools/ equipment

Education

High School education is recommended. A post-secondary diploma or degree in Civil Construction or Construction Engineering is highly desirable. Experience of 5 to 10 years in the field of Project Management is required. Extensive experience will be considered in lieu of formal education. The Project Manager must have a basic understanding of standard office technology, including telephones, internet, scanners and copiers, mobile technology, and Windows-based computer software and hardware (especially Microsoft Office). All Employees will be given training in WHMIS, First Aid/CPR and other safety courses as required. The Project Manager will receive any necessary training as required for the fulfillment of their responsibilities and duties, but is also expected to show initiative and take leadership when faced with a knowledge gap. To facilitate the enhancement of their essential abilities, the Project Manager may be afforded opportunities to attend off-site training sessions. For the safe operation of company vehicles, it is necessary that Employees in the position of Project Manager possess an Ontario Class G Driving License or higher. A clear driving record must be maintained once hired.

Hours of Work

Monday through Thursday – 8AM to 5PM Friday’s – 8AM – 4:30PM  

Birnam Values Diversity

Birnam invites applications from all qualified individuals. Birnam is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hr@birnam.ca. Please Note: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Human Resources Manager Job Description

Location: 7902 Birnam Line, Arkona ON N0M 1B0 Established in 1973, Birnam Excavating Ltd. is a privately owned, family run company engaged in the sewer, watermain, road building and general contracting industry. Our work involves upgrading key infrastructure under the ground in addition to providing quality surface works, as well as mechanical systems, process works, water and wastewater and general infrastructure projects. In your role as the HR/H&S Manager, your main goal is to combine your HR/H&S knowledge and expertise with your drive to continuously improve the people side of the business. You will report to the CEO and will be an integral part of the leadership team here at Birnam. The successful candidate will be responsible to perform a wide range of human resources services, including but not limited to: A key player on the leadership team, you will participate in strategic planning in all facets of Human Resources.  As a successful HR Business Partner you have 8 to 10 years of experience providing consultation and execution on developing a budget for your department encompassing compensation, benefits, Labour Relations, performance management, compensation, training and development, recruitment, and health and safety.  You have successfully developed, coached, trained, and mentored a team of new leaders to deliver a high level of excellence.  Your skills at policy development, implementation, communication, training and review are essential to your success in this role.  Providing counsel to leadership on talent retention and development, encouraging and supporting employee development through formal training and promotional opportunities within the organization is also required. As the HR Manager, you are integral leader of the Health & Safety program at Birnam including policy maintenance, applicable workforce training, maintenance of Health and safety Excellence Program, training logs, safety inspections, the Safety Committee, conducting site inspections, etc. As the Lead regarding onboarding and offboarding employees, you will conduct orientation, facilitate onboarding and manage the data gathered.  Your expertise in managing the lifecycle of the employee experience includes benefits vendor relations, administration, disability management and communication.

Experience

Progressive experience of a least 8-10 years in an HR a Leadership capacity. Extensive knowledge of Health & Safety requirements for a business of 50-100 employees. Experience supporting the HR function in a unionized setting, and/or construction industry preferred. Health & Safety certification/expertise considered a strong asset for this position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work in a respectful manner with a diverse community of staff. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills to communicate clearly and adapt style and content for intended audiences in a professional manner. Knowledge of human resource principles and best practices. Ability to work in a manner that models best practices in confidentiality standards. Ability to apply critical thinking to evaluate information and make appropriate decisions or recommendations. Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy. Ability and willingness to stay abreast of technological developments. Discretion, tact, and maturity to deal with highly confidential subjects or issues. Ability to employ a systematic and efficient approach to work. Ability to take responsibility for own work and ensure that deadlines are met, and outcomes are achieved. Ability to identify opportunities for improvement, while being open to trying new ideas and working methods. Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook.

Education

University Bachelor’s Degree, with completion of professional courses in Human Resources. CHRL designation is preferred.

Hours of Work

Monday through Thursday – 8AM to 5PM Friday’s – 8AM – 4:30PM Birnam Values Diversity Birnam invites applications from all qualified individuals. Birnam is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hr@birnam.ca. Please Note: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Truck Driver Job Description

Reports to:  Foreman (or Site Superintendent if no Foreman present). Supported by:  Project Manager, Project Managers Assistant, Mechanic/Shop Foreman, Site Superintendent, Construction Manager Objectives:  Responsible for operating the company’s heavy trucks to transport materials, equipment and supplies to, from and around the jobsite.

AUTHORITY:

The legitimate control assigned to use resources and exercise discipline to reach the objective. 1.    To contribute to the ongoing safety of the jobsite and refuse any unsafe working conditions. 2.    To be always aware of surroundings/conditions. 3.    Contribute feedback on how to improve quality, service, and efficiency at Birnam.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ownership of duties within this position.  Responsibility can be delegated but not shared. 1.    Truck is operated with the utmost safety and concern. Basic service and circle checks are performed daily. 2.    Haul materials (granulars, water, etc) to the job site and remove excavated material from jobsite. Materials disposed of properly. Haul trailers, equipment, tools, materials, etc. safely. 3.    Work efficiently to maximize productivity for the crew. Drive the most efficient routes. Known the locations of gravel pits/dumpsites ahead of time. 4.    Documentation is completed on time and thoroughly, including daily trucking slips, gravel slips, water slips, etc. 5.    Communicate with crew, other truck drivers. Listen to and follow instructions/guidance.  Be a team player. 6.    Keep safety a priority. Loads are secure and follow appropriate guidelines and procedures. Monitor traffic control signage/pylons. 7.    Truck Drivers are held accountable for their traffic violations. 8.    Be a team player. Assist the crew with general tasks if requested.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Being answerable for performance and completion of duties. 1.    Ensure upkeep and safe handling of trucks. Ensure proper cycle times to ensure crews are never left without a truck. Set the pace for hired trucks on site. 2.    Work is completed in a safe and efficient manner, on or ahead of schedule.  Delivery of materials/supplies/equipment is on time, every time. 3.    Work is of the highest quality. Efficient and consistent flow/pace of truck traffic. Correct procedures are followed (avoid tip-overs, use spotters, adapting to changing road conditions). 4.    Productivity targets are achieved or surpassed, and all other performance targets are met or are exceeded. Paperwork is completed thoroughly and on time. 5.    A positive and safe work environment. Daily circle checks are completed correctly and handed into Foreman on time. No Health and Safety issues.
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