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

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist – Cambridge

04-Oct-2018

We are now seeking an Administrative Professional to join our team in our Ontario operations 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 is responsible for duties assigned by the supervisor, including but not limited to:

• Performing reception duties where applicable and assigned, including phone and switchboard operation, scheduling and greeting visitors 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, including processing of accounts payable and/or accounts receivables information and handling and monitoring petty cash (as required);
• Supporting the payroll process including time sheet verification and coordination with the Corporate Payroll Team;
• 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

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

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 – Cambridge” in the subject line.

Project Manager – Vancouver

04-Oct-2018

We are now seeking a Project Manager to join our 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 – 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 Construction Manager.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project Manager is responsible for duties including:

• 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:

• 3-5 years experience as a Project Manager for an electrical contractor or
• 5-10 years electrical foreman, communications or estimating experience or
• Certification as electrician’s journeyman or CET (electrical background)
• 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
• Excellent knowledge of and proficiency in required computer programs
• Knowledge of engineering software and engineering skills an asset
• Knowledge of the data/communication industry an asset
• PMP certification considered an asset

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

If you believe you would be the right fit, and you are a motivated team player and want to work with a dynamic group of professionals, please send your resume in confidence to careers@canem.com quoting “Project Manager-Vancouver” in the subject line.

Project Manager – Victoria

10-Sep-2018

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our Vancouver Island Operations and join our office in Victoria.  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.

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 – Victoria in the subject line.

Clerical for Purchasing Department – Purchasing Coordinator – Vancouver

10-Sep-2018

We currently have an opening in our Purchasing Department for clerical administrative support. The Purchasing Coordinator works directly with the field staff and buying team and is responsible to compile, record, and input information as required for the requisition and receipt of purchased materials as needed to meet operational requirements. This position ensures timely receiving, investigating, filing, and documentation accuracy in accordance with company guidelines. The Purchasing Coordinator reports directly to Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management with oversight from the Branch Manager.

 

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect and review of material requisitions, create Purchase Requisitions or Purchase Orders approved by the Purchasing Agent within SAP.
  • Collect, review and reconcile material packing slips prior to entry into SAP, and scan into document control program. (On Base)
  • Request and track missing packing slips from job sites and reconcile information against supplier invoices.
  • Work with Accounts Payable department (Shared Services) and Buying Team to resolve conflicting information from purchase order compared to supplier invoice.
  • Completion of travel and expense reports for non-SAP users.
  • Provide support to field and office staff with administrative and accounting tasks as applicable and assigned, including sorting and reviewing documents, creating correspondence reports, and presentations, and keeping databases and spreadsheets current.
  • Performing reception and administrative duties where applicable and assigned, including phone and switchboard operation, preparation of couriers, scheduling and greeting visitors and directing queries and information to the appropriate departments and staff in office and field.
  • 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: 

The Purchasing Coordinator position requires an experienced accounting individual with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail and the ability to efficiently prioritize competing tasks. Proficiency in related computer programs is a requirement.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in an administrative position, preferably with prior operating experience in SAP/ERP P2P modules and accounts payable
  • Accounting / supply chain courses or diploma an asset
  • 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

 

How to apply:

Please send your resume in confidence to careers@canem.com quoting the title “Purchasing Coordinator – Vancouver” in the subject line.

Senior Foreman, Foremen and Lead Hands

07-May-2018

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

07-May-2018

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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