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Career Opportunities

Canem is a progressive and growing Canadian electrical, data,
communication, and building optimization provider. We invite you to
take part in our exciting team and grow your career with us.

With over 50 years of expertise in its field, Canem has realized
extraordinary expansion, innovation and advances due to its
unwavering commitment to providing expert, world-class services
while utilizing the most advanced technologies.

We offer generous compensation programs and performance driven
incentives to reward our people.

If you are a motivated team player and want to work with a dynamic
group of professionals, please send your résumé in confidence to
Human Resources via email to: careers@canem.com.

Please do not fax or mail your applications. Positions are open to
those who are legally entitled to work in Canada. We thank all
candidates for their interest in Canem Systems, however only those
who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Current Job Opportunities at Canem

Marketing and Communications Specialist

22-Sep-2021

The Corporate office is currently looking to fill a Marketing and Communications Specialist position.  The Marketing and Communications Specialist is responsible for providing professional marketing and communications expertise and services in the development and implementation of integrated internal and external marketing and communications initiatives. The Marketing and Communications Specialist reports directly to the Senior Director, People, Culture and Strategic Change.

General Duties and Responsibilities

The Marketing and Communications Specialist is responsible for duties assigned by the supervisor, including:

  • Providing support to strengthen the understanding and alignment of the Company’s vision and mission in cultivating the brand and culture.
  • Creating and implementing internal and external communications strategies and campaigns with the Senior Director, People, Culture and Strategic Change and jointly with the parent company Marketing and Communications teams.
  • Working closely with the Senior Director, People, Culture and Strategic Change to develop and implement Company engagement, company wide change management and communication initiatives.
  • Management and content creation for the Company website
  • Working with parent company Marketing and Communications teams as well as consultants and contractors in the creation and management of content for Canem’s social media presence.
  • Creation and implementation of marketing and business development collateral including a project proposals templates, project database, project resumes, creation and management of personnel resumes. This includes management (insertion, changes and updates) of content for project requirements in related programs.
  • Management with the branch assistance on all Company branded items to ensure Corporate Identity guidelines, brand messaging, value creation and communication strategies is consistent with the Company guidelines and Corporate Message.
  • Providing an example of professionalism as a responsible and goal-oriented team player and leading by example in achieving excellence and being accountable for results and outcomes.

 

Preferred Requirements

  • A Degree in English, Communications, Public Relations or Journalism coupled with a minimum of 3 years of experience in the construction industry or in a professional services environment.
  • 5-10 years work experience preferably in an engineering, design or construction environment.
  • An ability to think from the audience perspective, and tailor messages in the best interests of each audience.
  • Impeccable research, writing, editing, presentation, and conversational skills.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of communications. strategies, project management, corporate storytelling, writing and editing, media relations, internal communications, and digital media.
  • Intermediate skillset in: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of, and experience with, traditional and non-traditional media from major outlets to niche publications and existing and emerging digital media platforms.
  • An ability to work closely and communicate comfortably and effectively with diverse audiences throughout the organization as well as externally.
  • An ability to follow online communications and social media trends and technologies and be digitally savvy.
  • Proven experience in strategic communications planning and implementation, in addition to project coordination/management.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with an attention towards details and interpersonal abilities.
  • Excellent ability to think critically and problem solve.
  • Effective communication skills verbal and written.
  • Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and adaptable.
  • Strong time management skills, specifically the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • A strong work ethic and desire to excel with professional development.
  • Solutions oriented, diplomacy and ability to initiate new methods and procedures to improve results.

 

If you believe you would be the right fit, and you are a motivated team player, please send your resume and cover letter stating your salary expectation in confidence to careers@canem.com quoting the title “MarCom Specialist” in the subject line.

Project Manager – Victoria

31-Aug-2021

We are currently looking for a Project Manager to join our Vancouver Island Team in our Victoria office. The Project Manager is responsible for the effective management of projects assigned and marketing the company and its services to obtain new projects – specifically special projects and service. This includes responsibility for building effective relationships with clients, suppliers and staff and ensuring the effectiveness, quality, compliance and profitability of each project. The Project Manager reports directly to the Branch Manager, Vancouver Island.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Building effective relationships with existing and new clients and suppliers, marketing the company and its services to existing and new clients, engineers, planners, and other potential contacts, advising clients about new and effective products and services, actively seeking out new opportunities, projects and clients for Canem and estimating and obtaining new projects.
  • Leading pre-planning activities for assigned projects, obtaining agreements on effective project plans, ensuring approved project plans are successfully implemented on site, building positive relationships and a positive image for the company, achieving and exceeding project margins, and maximizing project cash flow through careful planning and execution.
  • Working closely with relevant management staff in writing quotations and project proposals, administering contracts, negotiating and obtaining contracts, preparing tenders for subcontractors and suppliers, awarding subcontracts, and obtaining relevant management approvals for all estimations, proposals and contracts prior to disclosure to an outside party.
  • Setting up projects in relevant software applications, working with general contractors and consultants to ensure success on current projects and future work, scheduling workforce, equipment and material project, ordering material to ensure availability and, deciding on which equipment and tools to use.
  • Managing project, labour and materials to achieve project outcomes, building positive relationships with crew and foreperson; supervising foremen and attending regular site meetings, continuously monitoring projects and controlling costs to maximize project profitability, taking corrective action when necessary and solving problems to achieve or exceed project targets.
  • Ensuring quality of craft is to company standards, enforce company’s safety policy and identify areas for improvement, providing effective training for site leadership and ensuring correct training levels for other staff including apprentices and new employees, and ensuring that all electrical codes, safety codes and proper work practices are followed.
  • Working closely with relevant management staff in the documentation of projects, including the approval of shop drawings, ensuring timely and effective billings, estimating, reviewing, pricing and submitting of all change orders, providing accurate forecasting and project reporting, reporting project progress monthly and effectively closing out of projects.
  • Providing leadership and positive motivation for project staff and company partners by acting as a responsible and goal-oriented team player and leading by example in achieving excellence and being accountable for results and outcomes.

Position Requirements

The Project Manager position requires a motivated and experienced professional with excellent current knowledge of electrical, building and municipal codes and regulations, in-depth technical, practical and engineering expertise and excellent management and people skills. Five to ten years experience as an electrical foreman, or a background of five to ten years experience in electrical engineering or related technical fields, or five to ten years experience in estimating electrical projects are a requirement for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Either 5 – 10 years experience as an electrical foreman
  • Or 5 – 10 years experience in electrical engineering or related fields
  • Or 5 – 10 years experience in estimating electrical projects
  • Excellent engineering and technical knowledge of electrical construction
  • Certification as electrician’s journeyman or relevant degree or diploma
  • Excellent knowledge of industry products, practices and standards
  • Current knowledge of electrical, building and municipal codes and regulations
  • Outstanding sales, marketing and networking skills
  • Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and adaptable
  • Strong organizational abilities and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management skills, specifically the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Able to work independently and in team
  • Outstanding sales, marketing and networking skills
  • Knowledge of the data/communication industry an asset
  • Excellent knowledge of and proficiency in required computer programs
  • Knowledge of engineering software and engineering skills an asset

 

Please respond by directly emailing your resume in confidence to careers@canem.com quoting “Project Manager – Victoria” in the subject line.

Estimator – National Services Team

18-Aug-2021

We are looking for an experienced Estimator to join our National Services Team located in Nanaimo, BC.  Working alongside with the Project Manager and Branch Management, the Estimator is responsible for assisting with the preparation of detailed estimates for commercial and institutional projects.  The Estimator reports directly to the Director, National Services.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with suppliers, manufacturer, engineers and contractors in the industry; advising clients about new and effective products and services; and actively seeking out new opportunities, projects and clients and estimating and obtaining new projects.
  • Assist in the preparation of electrical budgets for major projects based on preliminary sketches, specifications and other related information; preparing accurate cost estimates of resources required for tendered projects; contacting and receiving quotations from suppliers and trades; and preparing spreadsheets with supplier information and quotes.
  • Assist with the coordination and preparing for pre-tender site tours for major projects; participating in project site visits as requested; analyzing possible cost savings for projects as requested by project managers.
  • Setting up data for estimates in computer programs; reviewing and confirming estimate information prior to tender closing, including drawings and supplier bill of materials, analyzing disadvantages and strengths of estimates prior to submission; and prepare and evaluating closing strategies.
  • Analyzing tender documents and contractual obligations for major projects; preparing and delivering or faxing quotation letters to client prior to closing time with relevant management approvals; obtaining feedback and results from clients with regards to quotations; contributing to pre-plan meetings.
  • Providing senior-levels support and leadership in optimizing, maintaining and updating databases and software for estimating change order and service in relevant computer programs; maintaining and updating historical estimate database.
  • Provide training and assistance for new and existing staff in estimating and change orders procedures and for estimating, change order and related software and acting as a mentor for estimators throughout the company.
  • Providing an example of professionalism as a responsible and goal-oriented team player and leading by example in achieving excellence and being accountable for results and outcomes.

 

Position Requirements:

This position requires an individual with experience in small to medium sized electrical construction projects with an electrician’s journeyman certification and excellent current knowledge of electrical, building and municipal codes and regulations and in-depth familiarity of tender rules and processes.   Proficiency in related computer programs is a requirement.

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • 4 or more years experience as an estimator for electrical construction projects
  • 3 or more years hands on experience with electrical construction projects
  • Certification as estimator with Canadian or BC Construction Associations
  • Excellent knowledge of industry products, practices and standards
  • Knowledge of Accubid Enterprise is an asset
  • Knowledge of engineering software and engineering skills an asset
  • Experience with Enterprise estimating software is an asset
  • Experience in working with Microsoft Office applications: Outlook and Excel
  • Demonstrated organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Effective communication skills verbal and written

 

Please respond by directly emailing your resume in confidence to careers@canem.com quoting “Estimator-National Services” in the subject line

 

Director, Major Pursuits

24-Jun-2021

Canem Systems is looking for a Director, Major Pursuits to join our Corporate Team. The Director, Major Pursuits leads and manages the design process for a project from commencement of design (pre-award) to the finalization of all design work and award of construction subcontracts. The Director, Major Pursuits is responsible for contributing to the development of the Design Team while ensuring procedures and best practices are followed. The Director, Major Pursuits reports directly to the Vice President of Construction.

General Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide overall supervision, coordination and scheduling of activities and have a thorough understanding of applicable regulatory requirements and industry practices.
• Review and understand contractual obligations and the project budgets.
• Possess a thorough understanding of the requirements of all other project stakeholders (functional, technical, aesthetic, process or otherwise).
• Lead the process in retaining the consultant team (if applicable).
• Lead the management of the consultant team through the entire design process (if applicable).
• Develop and manage QA processes to ensure the compliance with the contractual obligations and ensuring completeness of the design.
• Develop and manage processes to ensure meeting or bettering project budgets.
• Develop detailed design schedules that are coordinated with the overall project schedule.
• Work with the consultant team(s) to ensure Design Compliance.
• Ensure other parties provide information in a timely manner to avoid delay with the design process.
• Regular reporting to project team members and senior management related to design schedule performance and quality of deliverables.
• Primary point of contact with the Client in relation to all design related matters.
• Primary point of contact with the consultant team.
• Primary point of contact with municipalities and other authorities having jurisdiction in relation to all design related matters.
• Develop technical expertise personally and within the branch staff.
• Work with Business Development staff and other senior managers to support and or lead other specific business development initiatives within the company.
• Understand and comply with client requirements, Occupational Health and Safety regulations, and all applicable government laws and regulations.
• Lead, promote, and maintain a positive safety culture within the team, without compromise.

Execution

• Ensure that design policies and procedures are followed.
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of the design policy and procedures.
• Ensure the team is meeting the compliance and contractual obligations and notify the team of any risks relating to this.
• Monitor ongoing design efforts to ensure minimal compliance and most cost-effective design.
• Interface with other members of the Bid team or Project Execution team to ensure design effort is coordinated with all other efforts.
• Ensure the Design team is meeting all contractual obligations.
• Monitor for minimal compliance, including area checks, efficiency of the layout (corridors, electrical), and gross up factors.
• Monitor clash-detection processes for design
• Audit the design documents against the requirements, ensuring they are complete and meet industry quality standards.
• Notify the Commercial team of any contract variances to the performance specifications and variances to the original budget.
• Provide support to the Project Director / Manager and the Project Execution team as required.
• Liaise with the Project Execution team to ensure the design documents meet the Execution Team’s requirements.

Client Focus

• Build and maintain effective relationships with clients, design consultants, and other stakeholders.
• Negotiate with clients to resolve issues as they arise.
• Manage expectations, educating others on the design process and communicating the highly technical design elements to all levels and understanding.
• Build rapport with the user group members / client representative.

 

Position Requirements

The Director, Major Pursuits position requires a highly experienced, senior manager of commercial, communication and service electrical projects with proven success in managing project and people and achieving excellent business results. The ability to network, market and sell services is a key attribute of this position. Proficiency in related computer programs is a requirement.

 

Preferred Qualifications

• 6 – 8 years’ experience in managing electrical construction projects
• 6 – 10 years’ experience in supervising and leading project management staff
• Minimum 3 years experience working as a Design Manager on design build projects of similar types
• Background in construction management with demonstrated experience as a Project Manager or a Development Manager in a build or design/build environment
• Electrical journeyperson certification or relevant degree / diploma
• Current knowledge of electrical, building and municipal codes and regulations
• Excellent knowledge of industry products, practices and standards
• Outstanding sales, marketing and networking skills
• Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and adaptable
• Strong organizational abilities and demonstrated attention to detail
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong time management skills, specifically the ability to multi-task and prioritize
• Able to work independently and in team
• Proficiency using MS Office Suite and BIM software tools
• Working knowledge of Navisworks (3D and 4D) and REVIT (extract data, open models)
• Knowledge of engineering software and engineering skills an asset
• LEED, PMP and P.Eng designations considered an asset

 

Please respond by directly emailing your cover letter including salary expectations and resume in confidence to careers@canem.com quoting “Director, Major Pursuits” in the subject line.

Senior Project Manager – Cambridge

09-Jun-2021

We are currently looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our Cambridge operation. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the effective management of large projects assigned and marketing the company and its services to obtain new projects. This includes responsibility for building effective relationships with clients, suppliers and staff and ensuring the effectiveness, quality, compliance and profitability of each project. In addition, the Senior Project Manager provides guidance and mentorship to others within the Project Management Team. The Senior Project Manager reports directly to the Branch Manager.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Building effective relationships with existing and new clients and suppliers, marketing the company and its services to existing and new clients, engineers, planners, and other potential contacts, advising clients about new and effective products and services, actively seeking out new opportunities, projects and clients for Canem and estimating and obtaining new projects.
  • Providing guidance and mentorship to other project managers and the support team within the Branch.
  • Leading pre-planning activities for assigned projects, obtaining agreement on effective project plan, ensuring approved project plan is successfully implemented on site, building positive relationships and a positive image for the company, achieving and exceeding financial profit of projects, and maximizing project cash flow through careful planning and implementation of project.
  • Working closely with relevant management staff in writing of quotations and project proposals, administering of contracts, negotiating and obtaining of contracts, preparing tenders for subcontractors and suppliers, awarding subcontracts, and obtaining relevant management approvals for all estimations, proposals and contracts prior to disclosure to an outside party.
  • Setting up projects in relevant software applications, and working with general contractors and consultants to ensure success on current projects and future work, scheduling manpower, equipment and material for project, ordering material to ensure material is available when necessary, deciding on which equipment and tools to use.
  • Managing project, labour and materials to achieve project outcomes, building positive relationships with crew and foreman; supervising foremen and attending regular site meetings, continuously monitoring projects and controlling costs to maximize project profitability, taking corrective action when necessary and solving problems to achieve or exceed project targets.
  • Ensuring quality of workmanship is to company standards, enforce company’s safety policy and identify areas for improvement, providing effective training for foremen and ensuring correct training levels for other staff including apprentices and new employees, and ensuring that all electrical codes, safety codes and proper work practices are followed.
  • Working closely with relevant management staff in documentation of project, including the approval of shop drawings, ensuring timely and effective billings, estimating, reviewing, pricing and submitting of all change orders, providing accurate forecasting and project reporting, reporting project progress on a monthly basis and effectively closing out of projects.
  • Providing leadership and positive motivation for project staff and company partners by acting as a responsible and goal-oriented team player and leading by example in achieving excellence and being accountable for results and outcomes.

Position Requirements

The Senior Project Manager position requires a highly experienced individual with proven success in managing and achieving excellent financial outcomes of projects of various sizes and complexities in multiple sectors such as commercial, institutional, industrial, communication and service.

In addition, as the Senior Project Manager is expected to provide guidance to those within the Branch Project Management and Support Team, excellent interpersonal skills, a history in managing, providing positive leadership and mentoring with teams is required.

The ability to network, market and sell services is a key attribute of this position. Proficiency in related computer programs is a requirement.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8 – 10 years experience as project manager for large electrical projects
  • 8 – 10 years experience in supervising and leading project management staff
  • Either 5 – 10 years experience as an electrical foreman
  • Excellent engineering and technical knowledge of electrical construction
  • Certification as electrician’s journeyman or relevant degree or diploma
  • Excellent knowledge of industry products, practices and standards
  • Current knowledge of electrical, building and municipal codes and regulations
  • Outstanding sales, marketing and networking skills
  • Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and adaptable
  • Strong organizational abilities and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management skills, specifically the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Able to work independently and in team
  • Outstanding sales, marketing and networking skills
  • Knowledge of the data/communication industry an asset
  • Excellent knowledge of and proficiency in required computer programs
  • Knowledge of engineering software and engineering skills an asset
  • PMP certification is an asset

 

Please respond by directly emailing your resume in confidence to careers@canem.com quoting “Senior Project Manager – Cambridge” in the subject line.

Estimator – Winnipeg

30-Jul-2020

Working alongside with the Project Manager and Branch Management, the Estimator is responsible for assisting with the preparation of detailed estimates for commercial, institutional and residential projects.  The Estimator reports directly to the Branch Manager.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with suppliers, manufacturer, engineers and contractors in the industry; advising clients about new and effective products and services; and actively seeking out new opportunities, projects and clients and estimating and obtaining new projects.
  • Assist in the preparation of electrical budgets for major projects based on preliminary sketches, specifications and other related information; preparing accurate cost estimates of resources required for tendered projects; contacting and receiving quotations from suppliers and trades; and preparing spreadsheets with supplier information and quotes.
  • Assist with the coordination and preparing for pre-tender site tours for major projects; participating in project site visits as requested; analyzing possible cost savings for projects as requested by project managers.
  • Setting up data for estimates in computer programs; reviewing and confirming estimate information prior to tender closing, including drawings and supplier bill of materials, analyzing disadvantages and strengths of estimates prior to submission; and prepare and evaluating closing strategies.
  • Analyzing tender documents and contractual obligations for major projects; preparing and delivering or faxing quotation letters to client prior to closing time with relevant management approvals; obtaining feedback and results from clients with regards to quotations; contributing to pre-plan meetings.
  • Providing senior-levels support and leadership in optimizing, maintaining and updating databases and software for estimating change order and service in relevant computer programs; maintaining and updating historical estimate database.
  • Provide training and assistance for new and existing staff in estimating and change orders procedures and for estimating, change order and related software and acting as a mentor for estimators throughout the company.
  • Providing an example of professionalism as a responsible and goal-oriented team player and leading by example in achieving excellence and being accountable for results and outcomes.

 

Position Requirements:

This position requires an individual with experience in small to medium sized electrical construction projects with an electrician’s journeyman certification and excellent current knowledge of electrical, building and municipal codes and regulations and in-depth familiarity of tender rules and processes.   Proficiency in related computer programs is a requirement.

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • 4 or more years experience as an estimator for electrical construction projects
  • 3 or more years hands on experience with electrical construction projects
  • Certification as estimator with Canadian or BC Construction Associations
  • Excellent knowledge of industry products, practices and standards
  • Knowledge of Accubid Enterprise is an asset
  • Knowledge of engineering software and engineering skills an asset
  • Experience with Enterprise estimating software is an asset
  • Experience in working with Microsoft Office applications: Outlook and Excel
  • Demonstrated organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Effective communication skills verbal and written

 

Please respond by directly emailing your resume in confidence to careers@canem.com quoting “Estimator-Winnipeg” in the subject line

 

Senior Foreman, Foremen and Lead Hands

01-Jan-2019

Canem is a progressive, growing Canadian electrical/data/communication contractor that is offering an exciting and fulfilling career opportunity. If you are seeking a company that offers a competitive salary, full benefits package, leadership responsibilities, and the chance to develop and grow your skills in the fast paced construction sector, Canem invites you to become a part of our team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Journeyman certificate and/or inter-provincial red seal certificate
  • 4 years of experience in the commercial sector
  • Previous experience in managing a job site

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years Journeyman experience
  • Level 1 first aid certificate
  • EPS, NECA, Merit or other supervisory training certificate(s)
  • Current C.E.C training certificate
  • Communications cabling experience
  • Knowledge of industry products, materials, practices and standards
  • Enthusiasm to learning and being a part of a positive team atmosphere
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Good communication skills e.g. listening and speaking
  • Aptitude for problem solving and planning

Canem is an environment that supports the growth and development of its people. If you are a motivated team player and wish to be a part of a dynamic company, please send your résumé in confidence to:

careers@canem.com

Apprentice and Journeymen Electricians

01-Jan-2019

With a competitive salary, full benefits package, and an exciting growth environment, Canem is a progressive, growing Canadian electrical/data/communication contractor that is offering an exciting and fulfilling career opportunity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with the electrical trade (pre-apprenticeship program or 1st year apprenticeship school or journeyman certification)
  • Knowledge of industry products, materials, practices and standards
  • Enthusiasm to learning and being a part of a positive team atmosphere
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Good communication skills e.g. listening and speaking
  • Aptitude for problem solving and planning

Canem is an environment that supports the growth and development of its people. If you are a motivated team player and wish to be a part of a dynamic company, please send your résumé in confidence to:

careers@canem.com


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