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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Kerr Construction is an award-winning residential renovation and new custom home building company that has been designing and building beautiful projects in the Vancouver Area for over 30 years.

Are you motivated, passionate and goal-oriented? Do you thrive under pressure and take pride in your work? Are you looking to build a successful career and grow within the Design & Construction industry? Kerr Construction is always looking to add all-stars to our team. We believe strongly in the continual betterment of our employees and love to promote from within. As an ITA training program certified company, we employ a number of apprentice carpenters looking to develop their carpentry skills. We offer medical & dental benefits after 6 months and compensation for vehicle advertising.

Building Permit Specialist

Job Description

Are you great at making your way around the City Hall? Are you in your comfort zone when it comes to facilitating the application of building permits and the relationship with the City?  Would you love to work in a fun, pet-friendly office environment?

Kerr Construction & Design is an award-winning design-build firm currently looking for a talented, motivated, and creative Building Permit Specialist with a passion for construction and customer service, to work on a part-time basis, with the possibility of becoming a full-time position. Work hours are flexible.

Description of Duties:

  • Preparing, reviewing, and managing municipal building permits
  • Develop databases and schedules to track permit timelines and actions and to manage permit conditions and commitments for compliance tracking and reporting.
  • Preparation and/or review of technical correspondence, project proposals, technical reports, work plans, and project specifications including cost estimates and budget.
  • Advise internal Senior Designers on permitting issues.
  • Provide advice and strategies to clients for obtaining municipal permits, licenses, and approvals.
  • Communicate effectively and work with regulators and other stakeholders with or on behalf of Kerr Construction to further project delivery and success.
  • Help in the development of architectural designs.
  • Analyze building codes, bylaws, space requirements, site requirements and other technical documents and reports.
  • Prepare manual and CAD (computer-assisted design) drawings, specifications, cost estimates and listings of quantities of material from conceptual drawings and instructions.
  • Build architectural, display, and 3-D virtual models of architectural designs.
  • Responsible for detailed zoning reviews and feasibility studies
  • Sample library maintenance and liaising with product reps to gain new products

Skills and requirements:

  • Proficiency in REVIT, Auto CAD, Adobe Creative Suite or Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Experience with Chief Architect and Sketch-up is an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with AutoCAD
  • Diploma or bachelor’s in architecture or Building Sciences
  • Ability to read, understand and translate technical drawings
  • Ability to create millwork drawings
  • Able to work under pressure and handle multiple projects and a variety of tasks
  • Working knowledge of Vancouver area, residential construction
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in the production of construction drawings for residential projects
  • Strong experience liaising with clients, consultants, and different cities (Vancouver and North Vancouver preferably)
  • Successful at permit submission within greater Vancouver area and surrounding cities
  • Good knowledge of compliant wall assemblies
  • Ability to read, understand and translate technical drawings
  • Ability to create millwork drawings
  • Able to work under pressure and handle multiple projects and a variety of tasks
  • Working knowledge of Vancouver area, residential construction
  • Experience with VBBL compliance
  • Understanding F.R.R and STC ratings
  • Ability to prepare and assemble complete construction documents for permit application and tender
  • Strong technical knowledge of building systems, construction methods and materials with an emphasis on Single-Family Residential
  • Understanding of BC Building Code and building envelope concepts
  • Proficiency in developing project models and construction documents for single-family residential dwellings
  • Proficiency in manipulating CAD data for import into Revit models
  • Relevant understanding of current City bylaws and BC Building codes
  • Able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and handle multiple projects
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Organized and able to work well independently
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must own a reliable vehicle and a valid Canadian Driver’s Licence

Job Type: Full time

Salary: $35.00-$45.00 per hour

Application:  Use the form below or email your resume, cover letter and portfolio to hr@kerrconstruction.ca and let us know why you would like to be part of our award-winning team.

 

Site Supervisors

Job Description

Are you looking for a company where you can grow your management skills? Like working on great projects with a great team. If so, this opportunity could be for you.

Kerr Construction is an award-winning, innovative, and growing company that delivers quality, and service to be proud of, as well as provides great career paths and opportunities for our employees.

Description of Duties:

  • Leading construction team to complete high-quality projects on schedule.
  • This is an on the tools working management position, where you are on tools a significant amount on smaller projects and less so on larger ones.
  • Actively work on the training of all employees on your team.
  • Approving bills of suppliers and sub-trades and keeping projects on budget.
  • Working with clients throughout the project to ensure an excellent customer experience.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Track record of successfully managing construction projects.
  • Must have vehicle and tools.
  • Must be willing and able to learn new ways to do things.
  • Great Teamwork and Organizational Skills.
  • Must be able to show successfully completed residential projects in Canada where you were either the lead carpenter or site supervisor.
  • Need to have Red Seal Carpentry Ticket or equivalent experience.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Position type:  Full-time

Compensation: $40 to $47/h + Benefits + Production bonuses.

Application:  Use the form below or email your resume, cover letter and portfolio to hr@kerrconstruction.ca and let us know why you would like to be part of our award-winning team.

 

Renovations Carpenter

Job Description

Build your career & work on award-winning projects!

Kerr Construction is an award-winning company with the purpose “To build and renovate homes that enhance people’s lives.”

We are an innovative and growing company that delivers quality and service to be proud of, as well as provides great career paths and opportunities for our employees.

We are currently looking for a Carpenter with high standards, who takes pride in his/her workmanship and is continually looking to enhance his/her skills. We offer the opportunity for apprentice sponsorship towards attaining a Red Seal.

We want people who want to be in the industry long-term and are dedicated to being the best at what they do.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Hold a Red Seal Certification, or are willing to pursue it, or with deep experience.
  • Ability and desire to do great work and give exceptional customer service.
  • The desire to learn our standards and be trained as an industry professional
  • Have the required tools and a vehicle to get to various job sites located in and around Vancouver.
  • Experience in residential construction and renovation
  • Teamwork skills
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Good communication skills

We deliver high-quality workmanship and pride ourselves on giving excellent customer service. We know that the quality of our product is only as good as the people who do the work, so if you want to work somewhere where quality workmanship is encouraged, appreciated, and rewarded, please appl

Position type:  Full-time

Compensation: $24 to $37/h depending on skills and experience + Benefits.

Application:  Use the form below or email your resume, cover letter and portfolio to hr@kerrconstruction.ca and let us know why you would like to be part of our award-winning team.

 

 

If you think you would be a valuable asset to our team, please fill out the form and attach your resume and cover letter.

WHAT THEY SAY

Some Testimonials from Our Past Clients

Fixing water damage at my house and doing some renovations. Great work - would recommend Kerr Construction came out and fixed a water leak I...

S.W., Richmond

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Kitchen Renovation. All trades were wonderful, cleaned up every day, on time, pleasant to have around, and the finished product was totally up to our...

AGS, Westside

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House Renovation. Good comprehensive work on project from initial discussion of concepts to architectural design to execution to lockup. Work was well done and has...

M, Vancouver

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It is a pleasure to recommend Kerr Construction whom we have known through a major renovation contract last year. We are quite impressed with his...

I & M, Vancouver

We would like to thank you for renovating the bathroom of our 60 year old house. The work was essentially completed within three weeks as...

B & E, Vancouver

I would like to compliment you on getting the painting and alterations done on time and on schedule. As you know, we use this building...

B.M., Vancouver

As the owner of a forty-unit apartment building located at 230 Ash Street in New Westminster, we have recently replaced the entire building envelope. In...

G.B., Vancouver

This letter will confirm that Kerr Construction has done many jobs for the Justice Institute and we have found his work to be of first...

P.W., Vancouver

Good Job overall! The job was for a reno of the bathroom. The job was done overall very well … the contractor was friendly and...

Aatma, Coquitlam

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Renovation of decks. The work was performed on time. I was always kept informed of their progress. The quality of the work was very good...

Neil, Kitsilano

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