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Job Details

Construction Technician

Employer

Whissell Contracting Ltd.

Date Posted

June 27, 2024

Languages

English
  • Location Calgary, AB
  • Earnings $60,000.00 to $75,000.00 annually (to be negotiated)
  • Work Hours 2080 hours per year
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date Jul 27, 2024
Job Requirements

Employer

Whissell Contracting Ltd.

Languages

English

Education

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Engineering, general
  • or equivalent experience

Work site environment

Outdoors

Work setting

  • Relocation costs not covered by employer
  • Construction
  • Construction company

Tasks

  • Read blueprints to determine dimensions of structure or system and material requirements
  • Assist in developing engineering specifications and drawings
  • Participate in field surveys, inspections or technical investigations
  • Prepare construction specifications, costs and material estimates
  • Prepare project schedules
  • Supervise or conduct field surveys, inspections, technical investigations and testing of construction materials
  • Schedule and co-ordinate work on sites
  • Hire and supervise activities of subcontractors
  • Communicate technical problems, processes and solutions
  • Supervise and co-ordinate field survey activities
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses 

Civil engineering technology (CVT)

Computer and technology knowledge

  • Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment
  • AutoCAD
  • MS Excel
  • MS Outlook
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Project
  • MS Word
  • MS Windows

Area of work experience

Project coordination

Civil engineering experience

Roads and highways

Area of specialization

  • Construction design and supervision
  • Highways and transportation
  • Water resources

Transportation/travel information

  • Own transportation
  • Willing to travel
  • Parking paid by employer
  • Public transportation is not available
  • Valid driver's licence

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Sitting
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods

Own tools/equipment

Steel-toed safety boots

Personal suitability

  • Leadership
  • Client focus
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Initiative
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Team player

Screening questions

  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
  • Do you have the above-indicated required certifications?
  • What is the highest level of study you have completed?

Experience

3 years to less than 5 years

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Disability benefits
  • Health care plan
  • Paramedical services coverage
  • Vision care benefits

Financial benefits

  • Bonus
  • Gasoline paid
  • Group insurance benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage paid
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

Long term benefits

Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)

Other benefits

  • Free parking available
  • Learning/training paid by employer
  • Team building opportunities
  • Parking available
  • Travel insurance

Support for newcomers and refugees

  • Participates in a government or community program or initiative that supports newcomers and/or refugees
  • Recruits newcomers and/or refugees who were displaced by a conflict or a natural disaster (for example: Ukraine, Afghanistan, etc.)
  • Supports newcomers and/or refugees with foreign credential recognition

Support for Indigenous people

Develops and maintains relationships with indigenous communities, indigenous-owned businesses and organizations

Support for mature workers

  • Offers phased retirement options that allow mature workers to gradually reduce their workload (for example: flexible or reduced work hours, part time employment, project-based or seasonal work, etc.)
  • Provides workspace accommodations, such as age-appropriate ergonomic considerations, to meet the physical needs of mature workers (for example: adjustable desks and chairs, accessible parking, etc.)

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Interest Codes & Abilities
The Construction Technician is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

Civil Engineering Technologists
INNOVATIVE

Interest in precision working to develop designs and drawings from preliminary concepts and sketches

METHODICAL

Interest in analyzing information to inspect and test construction materials; and in providing data for engineering projects

directive

Interest in supervising field surveys, inspections and technical investigations; may supervise, monitor and inspect construction projects

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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