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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

Intermediate Accountant – Vancouver

05-Nov-2021

We are currently looking for an Intermediate Accountant to join our Finance team in Vancouver!

The Intermediate Accountant is responsible for the effective administration of accounting processes company wide. This includes responsibility for coordinating and supporting several areas of Corporate Finance (A/R, financial reporting, audit, tax). The Intermediate Accountant reports directly to the Controller.

 

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing and coordinating the process of information for all financial reporting for the company, including annual, semi-annual and quarterly and monthly reports for review by executive and branch management. Includes closely coordinating and working with branch personnel on a regular basis.
  • Complying with IFRS public reporting requirements and deadlines and preparing all interim reports for review by the Controller and Executive Committee.
  • Administering the company’s accounting system, preparing management financial reports and supporting the Controller in managing the financial reporting as assigned.
  • Liaising with internal and external auditors, and preparing related monthly, quarterly, and annual documentation for auditors and the Controller.
  • Overseeing the company’s Accounts Receivable collections and claims process.
  • Performing ad-hoc analysis on project performance and evaluation.
  • Providing guidance and support to all members of the Canem team
  • Reconciling Balance Sheet and other accounts.
  • Develop and coordinate effective and accurate management reporting and accounting procedures, and ensure adequate levels of financial controls are maintained with notification to the Controller of any relevant developments.
  • 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 Intermediate Accountant position requires experience in processing and managing full-cycle accounting, knowledge of basic accounting principles and standards, and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to adapt to a dynamic environment in a public company setting. Proficiency in related computer programs is a requirement.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 – 6 years experience accounting positions;
  • 2 – 4 years experience in administering full-cycle accounting programs;
  • Positive, self-motivated and team attitude;
  • Knowledge of IFRS Standards and C-SOX Compliance is preferred;
  • Proven ability in providing guidance and support to team members and being an effective leader;
  • Excellent knowledge of and proficiency in required computer programs (MS Office);
  • Intermediate level of MS Excel – experience using vlookups, nested formulas, pivot tables, etc.
  • Experience with SAP software or similar Tier 1 ERP system is beneficial;
  • Excellent ability to think critically and problem solve;
  • Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and adaptable;
  • Strong organizational abilities and demonstrated attention to detail;
  • Effective communication skills verbal and written;
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team;
  • A strong work ethic and self-motivated; and
  • Solutions oriented, diplomacy and ability to initiate new methods and procedures to improve results.

 

If you believe you would be the right fit, please send your resume and cover letter quoting salary expectations in confidence to careers@canem.com quoting “Accountant” in the subject line.

Administrative Assistant – Cambridge

20-Oct-2021

We are now seeking an Administrative Professional to join our team in Cambridge:

This Administrative Assistant 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.  This position will report directly to the Branch Manager.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 office and field.
  • Monitoring and administering office systems and procedures as applicable and assigned, including workplace health & safety and employee expense reimbursements, apprenticeship books, and other documents.
  • Creating and optimizing of office systems, tools and processes to enhance office functionality and efficiency with approval of the supervisor, for example designing and developing databases, reports and document templates.
  • Supporting field and office staff with administrative tasks as applicable and assigned, including sorting and reviewing documents, creating correspondence reports, and presentations, and keeping databases and spreadsheets current.
  • 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:

  • 3-5 years of experience in an administrative assistant or reception position
  • 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 – Cambridge” in the subject line.

Senior Estimator, Mechanical – Cambridge

10-Oct-2021

We are currently looking for a Senior Estimator, Mechanical to join our Cambridge operation. The Senior Estimator, Mechanical is responsible for the effective preparation of detailed estimates for commercial, institutional, and residential projects. This includes responsibility for building effective relationships with clients, suppliers and staff and contributing to marketing the company and its services. The Senior Estimator, Mechanical reports directly to the Branch Manager.

General Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Mechanical Estimator is responsible for duties assigned by the Branch Manager, including:

  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, 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.
  • Preparing mechanical budgets 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.
  • Coordinating and preparing for pre-tender site tours; 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; preparing and delivering or faxing quotation letters to client prior to closing time with relevant management approvals; obtaining feedback and results from client with regards to quotations; contributing to pre-plan meetings.
  • Maintaining and updating databases for estimating, change order and service in relevant computer programs, maintaining and updating historical estimate database.
  • Providing training and assistance for new and existing staff in estimating and change orders procedures and for estimating, change order and related software.
  • 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 Mechanical Estimator position requires an experienced estimator of mechanical construction projects who possesses excellent and current knowledge of mechanical, building, and municipal codes and regulations and in-depth familiarity of tender rules and processes. 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

  • 10+ years experience as an estimator for mechanical construction projects
  • Certification as journeyman pipefitter, journeyman HVAC technician or relevant degree or diploma in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology
  • Excellent engineering and technical knowledge of mechanical construction
  • Excellent knowledge of industry products, practices, and standards
  • Experience with AUTO CAD software is an asset
  • Experience with AutoBid estimating software is an asset
  • Current knowledge of mechanical, building, and municipal codes and regulations
  • Knowledge of engineering software and engineering skills an asset
  • 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

 

Please respond by directly emailing your resume in confidence to careers@canem.com quoting “Senior Estimator, Mechanical – Cambridge” 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

 

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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