Career Opportunities Listing

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

Project Manager – National Services Team – Nanaimo

13-Aug-2019

We are currently looking for a Project Manager to join our National Services team and be located in Nanaimo, BC. 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 Manager, National Services.

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 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.

 

Preferred 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.

 

Position Requirements

  • 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 – National Services Team” in the subject line.

 

Senior Estimator – Vancouver

13-Aug-2019

We are currently looking for a Senior Estimator in the Vancouver/Richmond area. The Senior Estimator is responsible for the effective preparation of detailed estimates for commercial, institutional and residential projects. This includes responsibility the ability to estimate major projects and contributing significantly to marketing the company and its services.  The Estimator reports directly to the Regional Vice President, British Columbia or the Construction 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.

 

Preferred 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.

 

Position Requirements:

  • 6 – 8 years experience as an estimator for electrical construction projects
  • 4 – 8 year 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 solveEffective communication skills verbal and written.

 

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

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist – Edmonton

04-Jul-2019

We are now seeking an Administrative Professional to join our team in Edmonton with the following requirements:

This Administrative Assistant/Receptionist is responsible for the effective execution of clerical duties as assigned. This includes responsibility for providing assistance and support to varying levels of staff and completing administrative tasks as assigned.  The Administrative Assistant/Receptionist position will report directly to the Branch Manager, Edmonton and Saskatoon.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performing reception duties where applicable and assigned, including phone and switchboard operation, scheduling and greeting visitors, handling courier and mail assignments and directing queries and information to the appropriate departments and staff in the office and the field;
  • Completing financial and accounting duties where applicable and assigned; which may include processing of accounts payable and/or accounts receivables information;
  • Provide support to meetings that occur in the office;
  • Monitoring and administering office systems and procedures as applicable and assigned;
  • Supporting all staff with administrative tasks as applicable and assigned, including but not limited to: sorting and reviewing documents, creating correspondence reports and presentations, keeping databases and spreadsheets current, filing, faxing documents, records maintenance, word processing, mail coordination and distribution and general office management;
  • 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 Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of experience in an administrative assistant or reception position
  • 2-4 years experience in Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, Invoicing and payroll
  • Previous experience in handling a multi-line phone system
  • Strong knowledge in working with Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and adaptable
  • Strong organizational abilities and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills, specifically the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Effective communication skills verbal and written
  • 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
  • Exposure to construction, engineering or technical environment is a definite asset.

 

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 “Administrative Assistant – Edmonton” in the subject line.

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist – McCaine – Winnipeg

03-Jul-2019

We are now seeking an Administrative Professional to join our team in Winnipeg with the following requirements:

This Administrative Assistant/Receptionist is responsible for the effective execution of clerical duties as assigned. This includes responsibility for providing assistance and support to varying levels of staff and completing administrative tasks as assigned.  The Administrative Assistant/Receptionist position will report directly to either the Operations Manager or the Branch Manager.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performing reception duties where applicable and assigned, including phone and switchboard operation, scheduling and greeting visitors, handling courier and mail assignments and directing queries and information to the appropriate departments and staff in the office and the field;
  • Completing financial and accounting duties where applicable and assigned; which may include processing of accounts payable and/or accounts receivables information;
  • Provide support to meetings that occur in the office;
  • Monitoring and administering office systems and procedures as applicable and assigned;
  • Supporting all staff with administrative tasks as applicable and assigned, including but not limited to: sorting and reviewing documents, creating correspondence reports and presentations, keeping databases and spreadsheets current, filing, faxing documents, records maintenance, word processing, mail coordination and distribution and general office management;
  • 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 Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of experience in an administrative assistant or reception position
  • 2-4 years experience in Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, Invoicing and payroll
  • Previous experience in handling a multi-line phone system
  • Strong knowledge in working with Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and adaptable
  • Strong organizational abilities and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills, specifically the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Effective communication skills verbal and written
  • 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
  • Exposure to construction, engineering or technical environment is a definite asset.

 

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 “Administrative Assistant – Winnipeg” in the subject line.

Project Manager – Cambridge

19-Jun-2019

We are currently looking for a Project Manager to join our Cambridge operation. 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 Operations 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.
  • 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 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 – Cambridge” 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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