Formula is an equal opportunity employer. We are always on the lookout for skilled tradespeople and staff.

The following skill sets are always in demand:

  • Estimator/Project Supervisor
  • Ticketed Welders
  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Ticketed Crane Operators
  • Certified Bridgepersons

If you would like specific information on these as well as our current postings, please contact Formula for details.

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Current Postings

The Project Manager is responsible for bidding, procuring, and executing small and large scale operations according to project specifications, budget, schedule, as well as within health, safety, environment and quality standards.


Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have a broad range of responsibilities, including but not limited, to the following tasks:

Bidding & Procurement:

  • Review project proposals/plans. Determine if the project schedule, financial objectives, necessary resources (labor, equipment, and materials) are available to effectively bid the contract;
  • Compile competitive bid packages which ensure the profitability of the project, while similarly providing accurate estimates of job costs, timelines, labor, equipment, and material requirements;
  • Plan construction methods and procedures according to company priorities with respect to: Safety, Environment, Quality, Schedule and Cost.
  • Establish work plans, budgets, and staffing for each phase of the project. Arrange for the recruitment/ assignment of appropriate staff and equipment;
  • Plan, organize, and direct preconstruction activities. Coordinate project design development. Obtain all necessary approvals (insurance, bonding, permits, etc.);
  • Oversee the tendering and awarding of subcontract agreements. Administer/review prequalification package for necessary Subcontractors. Initiate/authorize purchase orders;
  • Identify and secure necessary resources, support, and information to effectively proceed with project operations;
  • Coordinate the procurement, purchasing, and receiving of equipment/materials/services for all worksites. Develop, maintain, and monitor system (log) to track purchased materials and delivery schedules;
  • Assess deliverables for quality assurance. Report damages, shortages, and discrepancies. Initiate non-conformity processes for goods/services which do not meet company standards. Recommend disposal of damaged or defective items and/or return them to vendors;
  • Issue or distribute materials, products, parts, and supplies to customers or coworkers based on information on Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders. Advise on the appropriateness of parts, supplies, and/or materials requested;
  • Implement controls to ensure supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas are kept in a neat, clean, and orderly manner in compliance with safety regulations;
  • Work in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) regulations for the safe transportation, handling, and storage of dangerous goods onsite. Keep records on the use and/or damage of stock or stock handling equipment;

Management:

  • Supervise construction sites and direct Site Superintendents and/or Subcontractors to ensure standards of safety, building performance, quality and cost schedules are maintained;
  • Coordinate information and activities among the Company and Customer, as well as with Subcontractors, Vendors, Architects, Engineers, and other technical workers. Utilize project meetings, correspondence, and documentation (as necessary) to make sure contract intentions are met. Control payment by valuation of completed works;
  • Prepare project status reports, including updated cost projections and schedules for review. During the course of the job, prepare a production report and compare the actual work with the estimate (production= lineal meters or volume divided by the man hours of the project to date). Use production calculation to the project’s ability to effectively meet bid specifications and adjust work method or project scheduling accordingly. Add calculation to applicable budget price references on the Formula Server to ensure accurate bidding references for future use;
  • Identify changes in scope or conditions and secure appropriate change orders for project cost and time;

Marketing:

  • Develop and maintain client relationships with the goal of repeat profitable business;
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing applicable publications, establishing personal networks;
  • Utilize Company marketing, advertising, and promotional material to increase sales efforts.

Working Conditions

This fast paced position will require the successful candidate to both work locally in the Formula Contractors Head Office (located in Prince George, BC), as well as be available to travel extensively, live in camp, and work extended hours (when required).


Education & Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or Engineering an asset (not required)
  • Related Technical Courses

Experience

  • Five years’ experience in industrial or commercial construction project management
  • Ten years in heavy construction

Core Competencies

  • Strong leadership and management skills. Sound business judgment and effective decision making skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Able to build and maintain relationships;
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with levels of the organization, exhibiting diplomacy and tact;
  • Able to read and interpret plans and drawings. Able to read and understand contracts and proposals;
  • Flexible to change and open to constructive feedback;
  • Excellent planning, organizational, coordination, and time management skills;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and be proactive;
  • Able to lead a team and act as a resource/ support to local and site management;
  • Strong problem solving skills. Able to proactively identify problems/issues and generate solutions in accordance with company policies and programs;
  • Able to maintain confidentiality in all personnel and business matters;
  • Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast paced environment. Able to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure. Is proactive, attentive to detail, action oriented, and results driven;
  • Travel extensively, live in camp, and work extended hours;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: $105,000.00 to $125,000.00 /year

Benefits:

  • Casual Dress
  • Company Events
  • Dental Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Extended Health Care
  • On-site Parking
  • Vision Care

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • construction: 10 years (Preferred)
  • project management: 5 years (Preferred)

Education: Secondary School (Required)
Licence: Project Management Professional (PMP) (Preferred)
Work remotely: No

Project Estimators must be adept in mathematics and have keen analytical skills and attention to detail. This professional must be able to manage the high stress of tight deadlines and the major responsibility of accurately determining the scope, budget and schedule baselines for a project.

The skillset required includes the analyzing of information, development of budgets, vendor relationships, reporting skills, estimating, decision making, teamwork, documentation skills, MS Office proficient and quality focused.


Responsibilities

As a critical member of the Project Management team, the successful candidate for this position will be responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings, ensuring that we know everything required to successfully bid and win the project. Estimators must aggressively follow-up with subcontractors to ensure that bids are received and work with the Project Manager to follow-up on bids and budgets to close the business.

The successful candidate will have a broad range of responsibilities, including but not limited to, the following tasks:

Bid Administration:

  • Solicit and maintain communication with subcontractors and vendors
  • Prepare subcontractor bid packages
  • Transmit addenda and other bid information to subcontractors
  • Show creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors
  • Perform a comprehensive “bid day” analysis and scoping of specifics to present to peers in a formal bid review prior to final close.
  • Submits bids and budgets by the bid deadline
  • Prepare and submit bid revisions to clients as required prior to close
  • Enter all relevant information into current corporate templates as a final bid offer to the client in the required format
  • Prepare content and assemble soft requirements of offer to be included with the commercial in conjunction with the System Resources Coordinator
  • Assist in creating and continually improving corporate bid templates including form of estimate and rate sheets for labour and equipment

Project Knowledge:

  • Have a thorough understanding of the scope for specific trades assigned
  • Develops RFI’s and clarifications to clients for further required knowledge to build offer
  • Understands how to fit sub-contractors to the size/scope of subcontract scope of work.
  • Include value-engineering ideas

Follow-up & Closing:

  • Consistently follow up on submitted bids and budgets with Project Manager/Supervisor to close business
  • Determine lessons learned from the existing process and feedback from clients, peers and others to compare the efficiencies of the process with the intent of winning jobs and making margins as bid

Project Turnover:

  • Properly turns over bid documents and subcontractor information to Project Manager in a timely manner with the goal being 100% of awarded projects turned over within 24 hours of notification
  • Assist Controller with entering successful bid information into the Vista software program
  • Review final IFC drawings and contract with Project Manager and highlight areas of concern when comparing to IFC and RFP documents
  • Participate in project kick-off meeting with Project Manager to ensure there is an understanding of how the job was bid and therefore how it is to be executed
  • Assist Project Manager with the development of the schedule, cost and scope baselines

Subcontractor Award:

  • Review the schedule with the Project Manager to determine that all subcontractors and material that are required to adhere to the schedule are in place
  • Thoroughly compare requirements offered to procurement scope
  • Award subs in a timely manner to ensure activities meet schedule and cost baselines
  • Ensure that subs are aware of (and commit to) the project schedule

Supplier Management:

  • Seeks & qualifies new procurement sources
  • Actively maintains and manages a list of suppliers, vendors and sub- contractors including prequalification of desired sources

Working Conditions

This fast paced position will require the successful candidate to both work locally in the Formula Contractors Head Office (located in Prince George, BC), as well as be available to travel, live in camp, and work extended hours (when required).


Education & Training

  • Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Certification in estimating preferred
  • Heavy Bid or bid software experience and training is an asset
  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma or designation in a related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Project and Access

Experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience relating to industrial and/or infrastructure construction
  • Considerable knowledge of industry-accepted standards, guidelines, procedures, and practices in regard to estimating, cost control and forecasting

Core Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated and punctual
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and have excellent follow up skills both internally and externally
  • Must be professional and polished in appearance and speech
  • Ability to influence and negotiate – Demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with levels of the organization, exhibiting diplomacy and tact
  • Flexible to change and open to constructive feedback
  • Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast paced environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Is proactive, attentive to detail, action oriented, results driven with excellent follow up skills
  • Strong leadership skills (proven success of leading people, ability to delegate and achieve results through teamwork)
  • Able to identify problems/issues and generate solutions in accordance with Company policies and programs
  • Identify creative ways to develop additional profit opportunities and/ or risk management strategies where possible.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality in all personnel and business matters;
  • Available to travel, live in camp, and work extended hours (when required);
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $70,000.00 to $90,000.00 /year

Benefits:

  • Casual Dress
  • Company Events
  • Dental Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking

Schedule: Monday to Friday
Experience: Related industrial and/or infrastructure construction: 3 years (Preferred)
Work remotely: No