Junior Project Administrator

Wesgroup’s busy Construction division is looking for a self-motivated, detail-orientated individual with a strong initiative to take on a wide variety of tasks in the role of Junior Project Administrator. The candidate should possess the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of individuals and has proven capabilities in multi-tasking, problem solving and prioritizing workloads. This role reports to the Site Superintendent and is a site-based position.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist construction team with the overall management of all construction projects.
  • Managing Site Instructions (SI’s), Requests for Information (RFI’s) for site team
  • Writes Purchase Orders (PO’s) for site team
  • Maintain up to date accurate document control processes for the projects including drawings, plans, submittals, document logs, reports and specifications both electronically and hard copies.
  • General and administrative duties as required by the construction team.
  • Attend site meetings when necessary.
  • Follow systems and procedures outlined in company directives.

Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Working towards a diploma or degree in Construction Management from BCIT (or similar) is preferred, as well as, related field experience.
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience working in the Lower Mainland construction market, ideally experience with concrete high rise. Working with a developer or general contractor preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills in English both written and oral.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills in order to prioritize work load as the project demands increase.
  • Self-motivated with strong willingness and ability to learn and be challenged.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including conflict resolution abilities.
  • Works effectively in a team environment.
  • Must be computer literate and current on new technologies.
  • Hard working and a problem solver.
  • Experience using MS Office suite, Adobe.
  • Positive and upbeat attitude.

 

We will provide a competitive salary and benefits package for the right candidate as well as a professional and rewarding working environment.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for follow-up will be contacted.

Property Accountant

Wesgroup is looking for an action oriented team player to work closely with the Income Producing Property team and the Asset Management team to manage the day-to-day accounting and periodic reporting of a portfolio of income properties. This opportunity requires a result- oriented individual, who thrives on building relationships and accepting new challenges within a fast paced environment. The role of Property Accountant will consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for full cycle accounting for multiple properties
  • Prepare and post month end journal entries for assigned properties on a timely basis;
  • Prepare monthly operational reporting packages;
  • Analyze variances from current and prior period budgets to identify trends, risks and opportunities;
  • Investigate issues/concerns raised and resolve them;
  • Administer lease management including lease set-up, rental statement preparation, operating cost reconciliations and liaising with tenants with property managers;
  • Review of financial statements and general ledgers to ensure adherence to corporate financial policies;
  • Prepare financial reporting to satisfy lender requirements;
  • Generate monthly rent roll packages;
  • Prepare bank reconciliations;
  • Prepare GST reconciliation and remittances;
  • Preparation of budgets and forecasts for business activities on assigned properties;
  • Prepare year-end CAM reconciliations and tenant billings;
  • Prepare year-end working paper files;
  • Ad-hoc projects as they arise.

Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • A professional accounting designation or working towards obtaining one;
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in commercial property management accounting;
  • Strong capability in interpreting leases and performing cost reconciliations;
  • Solid organizational and time management skills, with an ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks while working independently;
  • Excellent oral communication skills and ability to draft clear and concise written communications;
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making skills, with the ability to develop creative and strategic solutions to issues;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a proven ability to build relationships;
  • High level of attention to detail and dedication to quality;
  • Must have strong Microsoft Excel skills;
  • Yardi Voyager experience and 7S experience would be a plus;

We will provide a competitive salary and benefits package for the right candidate as well as a professional and rewarding working environment.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for follow-up will be contacted.

Traffic Controller – Labourer

Wesgroup is seeking a reliable and experienced Traffic Controller and general Labourer to join of its construction teams at River District, Vancouver. Reporting to the Site Superintendent, this person will be performing traffic flow control and set up, adjusting work zone equipment, and identifying hazards:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Protect the safety of the work crew and the public by directing motor and pedestrian traffic
  • Set up traffic plans and lane closures
  • Keep management up-to date on any issue(s) that could cause a hazardous work environment, and promote safe working conditions
  • General site clean-up and maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Posses a valid Traffic Control Person certification or ticket
  • Minimum of 1-year work experience in Traffic Controller and or/ flagger role
  • Minimum of 1-year work experience on a construction and/ or civil site in TCP role
  • Ability to work in all-weather conditions
  • Reliable transport to and from the site
  • Must have their own PPE

 

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for follow-up will be contacted.

Utility Manager, River District Energy

This is an exciting and unique opportunity within Wesgroup Properties as the leader of River District Energy (RDE), a publicly regulated district energy utility (DEU) with plans to connect over 7.2 million square feet of customer building floor area and to serve over 15,000 residents. The Utility Manager is responsible for the entire operation of the River District Energy utility including system planning, capital improvements/construction, system operations and maintenance, regulatory approvals, and customer experience. This role reports to the Executive VP of Investment Analysis.

 

River District Energy (RDE) supplies thermal energy to buildings in the River District neighbourhood.  The DEU system is an all welded closed loop system that circulates chemically treated hot water to customer buildings for the purpose of space heating and domestic hot water.  Each customer building has an energy transfer station (ETS) with separate heat exchangers for space heating and domestic hot water.  These heat exchangers provide hydraulic separation between the DE system’s closed loop system and the building’s closed loop systems. The DEU offers a number of benefits related to energy efficiency, including the flexibility to change fuel sources as needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce costs.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Business Management

  • Lead a diverse multi-disciplinary staff team and consulting team
  • Obtain British Columbia Utilities Commissions approvals, which includes standing reporting, revenue requirements and system expansion applications
  • Mange and maintain business pro-forma
  • Oversee operating and capital budgets
  • Instill best-in class business practices, including internal communication and community engagement strategies
  • Project management responsibilities which include working with consultants/contractors, management of engineering resources, materials supply and construction contracts, and construction management

Infrastructure Planning

  • Plan and execute delivery of system infrastructure in a timely manner, including the construction of a permanent energy centre
  • Lead and manage stakeholders’ relations to achieve a low-carbon source
  • Coordinate system delivery with active developments

System Operations

  • Oversee operations and maintenance staff
  • Implement Operations and maintenance plans to ensure safety compliance and reliable service
  • Liaise with customers, ensure proactive response to customer queries

Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • University degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering, preferably with a Major in Building Science or Sustainable Energy; a Masters of Clean Energy Engineering, an MBA or equivalent background and working experience
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation in BC
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience specifically in the area of district energy and/or renewable building energy systems design
  • Demonstrated success managing and expanding large projects with expertise in sustainable energy systems
  • Knowledge of municipal bylaws and processes, including municipal development approvals processes
  • Extensive knowledge of sustainable building systems design and hydronic heating/cooling systems
  • Demonstrated experience building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders including the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC)
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to analyze pro forma financial models, capital and operating budgets and forecasts
  • Strong leadership, verbal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to proactively resolve conflicts in a timely and effective manner
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with general software programs

 

We will provide a competitive salary and benefits package for the right candidate as well as a professional and rewarding working environment.

 

Property Administrator – Residential

Wesgroup is seeking a talented Property Administrator to join its Property Management team. The Property Administrator will be an integral part of the team, interacting with property managers, accounting, technicians and tenants. This role helps with administration for residential properties. The Property Administrator will manage a variety of property management tasks, as well as manage the Online Service Centre and Hotline. This role will report to the Director of Residential Asset Management. The role of Property Administrator will consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support a team of Property Managers with the administration of their portfolios
  • Build and nurture strong tenant relationships
  • Assist with monthly reporting, rent collections and accounts payable
  • Assist with preparation of lease documentation
  • Deal with tenant calls and issues
  • Obtain quotes, reviewing contracts and coordination of trades
  • Assist with coordination of tenant improvements and move in / move outs
  • Prepare security deposit refund forms and cheque requisitions
  • Assist with strata condo management
  • Occasionally attending viewings and meeting tenants
  • Updating records
  • Prepare correspondence and notices
  • Perform other administrative duties as required

Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • 2+ years of experience in a property management admin or support position
  • Excellent organizational, time management and prioritization skills including the ability to multi-task with competing priorities
  • Excellent understanding of business professionalism and the ability to work effectively under pressure within a fast-paced team environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) are required
  • Positive attitude and a desire to help others
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Yardi would be beneficial

We will provide a competitive salary and benefits package for the right candidate as well as a professional and rewarding working environment.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for follow-up will be contacted.

Junior Project Coordinator

The construction team of Wesgroup is looking for a self-motivated, detail-orientated individual with a strong initiative to take on a wide variety of tasks. The candidate should possess the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of individuals and has proven capabilities in multi-tasking, problem solving and prioritizing workloads.
 
Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist construction team with the overall management of all construction projects.
  • Assist / lead new construction technologies, implementation.
  • Maintain up to date accurate document control processes for the projects including drawings, plans, submittals, document logs, reports and specifications both electronically and hard copies.
  • Participates, prepares and distributes accurate and detailed meeting minutes in a timely fashion.
  • Assist the Project Managers with managing the shop drawings for all projects within the construction team.
  • Collecting, documenting and filing field data (measurements, pictures, etc.) as required.
  • Prepare in coordination with the preconstruction manager, the tender documents for sub-contract and supplier pricing.
  • Provide subcontract and supplier analysis recommendations.
  • Prepare bid documents and clear and concise scopes of work.
  • Source vendors and subcontractors.
  • Maintain / update project bid list.
  • Perform accurate / detailed take-offs from project drawings using on screen software.
  • General and administrative duties as required by the construction team.
  • Assist with close out documents, LEED, etc.
  • Attend site meetings when necessary.
  • Follow systems and procedures outlined in company directives.
  • Organize workflow to meet deadlines and prioritize as such.

 
Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • A diploma or degree from BCIT (or equivalent) is required, as well as, related field experience.
  • A minimum of 1-year experience working in the Vancouver construction market, ideally experience with wood frame / concrete high rise. Working with a developer or general contractor preferred. Previous experience with multi-family, industrial or tilt up projects is required.
  • Experience using digital Take Off software is required.
  • Excellent and above average communication skills in English both written and oral.
  • Exceptional phone skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret contract specifications, drawings and other construction documents.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills in order to prioritize work load and stay on top of things as the project demands increase.
  • Self-motivated with strong willingness and ability to learn and be challenged.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including conflict resolution abilities.
  • Above average mathematical skills are necessary for this position along with report compilation.
  • Works effectively in a team environment.
  • Must be computer literate and current on new technologies.
  • Hard working and a problem solver.
  • Experience using MS Office suite, Adobe.
  • Positive and upbeat attitude.

We will provide a competitive salary and benefits package for the right candidate as well as a professional and rewarding working environment.
We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for follow-up will be contacted.