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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

Project Manager – National Services Team – Vancouver

01-Nov-2019

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

 

Project Manager – Special Projects – Vancouver

03-Oct-2019

We are now looking for a Project Manager, Special Projects to join our growing team in Vancouver.  The Project Manager is responsible for the effective management of 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. The 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.
  • 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 cashflow 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.
  • Supporting project during construction to achieve project outcomes, building positive relationships with crew and foreman; 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 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

This 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.

 

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 – Vancouver” in the subject line.

Operations Manager – Vancouver

02-Oct-2019

We are currently looking for an Operations Manager in our Vancouver branch. The Operations Manager is responsible for supervising the successful progress and achievement of financial and non-financial objectives of projects as assigned. The Operations Manager participates in providing leadership for the branch and is a key contributor to ensuring efficiencies are obtained throughout the branch operations.   The Operations Manager reports directly to the Regional Vice President, British Columbia.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with division, regional and corporate management in setting and achieving of division and corporate financial objectives, participating in management of division staff and responsibilities as assigned by division leader, maximizing profitability of division and major projects by ensuring cost control and effective project management as assigned.
  • Working closely with the parent company and the corporate office (as required) in the management of all branch operational administration responsibilities such as computer requests, cell phones, building maintenance as per lease agreements, fleet requests, field time cards, and branch event planning.
  • Managing and providing guidance to the Branch Administrative team, which includes oversight over accounts payable and purchasing and receiving.
  • Management of the key branch financial obligations such as accounts receivable/unbilled large and small projects, G&A and indirect expense reconciliations and providing guidance and assistance to the Branch Manager or Vice President, British Columbia on monthly and yearly financial reporting to corporate and assistance with the monthly WIP review.
  • Ensuring that the division’s reporting and operational systems including but not limiting: Production Module, PFM, job set up activities, progress billing, job tracking, integration of SAP, contract maintenance, accounts receivable, general operational policies and procedures are adhered to and optimized to ensure divisional efficiency.
  • Assessing and as required, developing and/or providing recommendations for continuous improvement of the business processes within the administration and operational processes within the branch as it relates to SAP. This responsibility includes developing training materials, organizing the training within the branch and as required, company at large.
  • Management of the branch auditing process.
  • Managing and reviewing of the branch’s proposals and RFP’s. This includes ensuring that all proposals address company consistencies and procedures and are completed to meet proposal criteria and guidelines. The Operations Manager is also responsible for overseeing the Division’s historical database on proposals and RFP’s.
  • 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 Operations Manager 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:

  • 4 – 6 years experience in supervising and leading project management staff
  • Strong knowledge in working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 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
  • 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
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP is an asset

 

Please respond by directly emailing your cover letter stating salary expectations and  resume in confidence to careers@canem.com quoting “Operations Manager – Vancouver” in the subject line.

 

Operations Manager – Saskatoon

25-Sep-2019

We are currently looking for an Operations Manager in our Saskatoon branch. The Operations Manager is responsible for managing major projects at the division and supervising the successful progress and achievement of financial and non-financial objectives of projects as assigned. The Operations Manager participates in providing leadership for the division and is a key contributor to marketing and selling of Canem services and products at a senior industry level. The Operations Manager reports directly to the Branch Manager, Edmonton.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Researching clients and potential clients, procuring of new projects, building effective relationships with general contractors, owners, developers, architects, engineers, suppliers, and manufacturers at a senior level, advising major clients about new and effective products and services, and actively seeking out new opportunities, projects and clients for Canem.
  • Managing large projects as assigned, reviewing job progress & projection reports on a monthly basis with the project managers, ensuring profitability and achievement of financial goals of construction projects, directing the project managers for re-design and purchasing major equipment for projects.
  • Participating in preplanning activities to ensure that preplans adhere to Canem philosophies, assign project teams, direct purchasing of materials and tools, directing quality controls on installations and design liabilities, participating in all major project pre-plan meetings and ensuring effective execution of project in accordance with the preplan and project close-out.
  • Working closely with division, regional and corporate management in setting and achieving of division and corporate financial objectives, participating in management of division staff and responsibilities as assigned by division leader, maximizing profitability of division and major projects by ensuring cost control and effective project management as assigned.
  • Ensuring that the division’s reporting and operational systems including but not limiting: SAP, PFM, job set up activities, progress billing, job tracking, contract maintenance, accounts receivable, general operational policies and procedures are adhered to and optimized to ensure divisional efficiency.
  • Assist in the Division’s purchasing and accounts receivable to ensure methodologies, vendor management and the policies associated with these activities are maximized for cost savings and relationship management.
  • Actively leading marketing opportunities and relationship building within the division.
  • Managing and reviewing of the Division’s proposals and RFP’s. This includes ensuring that all proposals address company consistencies and procedures and are completed to meet proposal criteria and guidelines. The Operations Manager is also responsible for overseeing the Division’s historical database on proposals and RFP’s.
  • 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 Operations Manager 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
  • 4 – 6 years experience in supervising and leading project management staff
  • Outstanding sales, marketing and networking skills
  • Strong organizational abilities and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Excellent knowledge of industry products, practices and standards
  • Excellent knowledge of and proficiency in required computer programs
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong time management skills, specifically the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and adaptable
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP is an asset

 

Please respond by directly emailing your cover letter stating salary expectations and  resume in confidence to careers@canem.com quoting “Operations Manager – Saskatoon” 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.

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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