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Careers

Work with NOVELL DESIGN BUILD

We currently have 5 job opportunities:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Lead Hand
  • Skilled Labourer
  • General Labourer

We’re always on the lookout for talented, hard-working, like-minded individuals.  If you don’t see the role you’re looking for but are certain you’d make a great addition to our team, please don’t hesitate to forward your resume to careers[at]novelldesignbuild.com.


Why Novell?

We are an industry-leading Design Build firm, growing tremendously in our 15th year of business. We offer growth potential – yours and ours. We believe in personal and professional growth for our team members, with a culture of internal promotions. Over the last 15 years, we have cultivated an extensive professional network and have recently expanded with a sister company, Novella Outdoors.

Novell Design Build is a HAVAN member, BBB member, RenoMark Renovators and a BC Builders Code signatory. Our Director Laurel James is the first chair of HAVAN’s Women’s Council. Our team offers a positive, professional and inclusive environment, a tight-knit team, a strong system for work in place, competitive renumeration, benefits and the opportunity to grow.  


Project Manager

Full Time, Permanent

Requirements include:

  • Minimum 5 years of applicable job experience
  • Minimum 2 years in residential construction
  • Technical Diploma or relevant post-secondary Degree
  • Reliable personal transportation and a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Exceptional English written and oral communication skills

Core Responsibilities:

  • Schedule Management – accountable to the schedule and driving progress through the construction workflow 
  • Budget Management – accountable to budget creation, continual updating and management through completion
  • Client Management – the first point of contact & chair of biweekly meetings

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Design Coordination – drawing and specification interpretation, scope of work creation & work collaboratively throughout the construction workflow. 
  • Vendor Management – prequalify new vendors, negotiate vendor subcontracts and work collaboratively throughout the construction workflow. 
  • Purchasing – of goods and services relative to the scope of work
  • Quality Control – play a role in receiving, verification of goods and services

Required Skillset:

  • Leadership skills to drive the Construction Workflow with a motivating drive, and be responsible for its completion
  • Strong organizational skills – able to work in a fast paced environment independently, multitask and prioritize
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills, with an aptitude for anticipating the needs of others.
  • Proficient with Gantt Chart scheduling – Buildertrend experience is an asset, or similar project management software
  • Proficient at reading and interpreting blueprint drawings, specifications & other construction documents
  • Proficient residential construction knowledge – VBBL /BC Building Code knowledge is an asset
  • Ability to work cooperatively and productively within a team. 

The ideal candidate will have the following personal attributes:

  • Passionate about the craftsmanship of a home, and work that is thoughtfully done
  • Safeguards the company – works pro-actively to avoid errors, and thoughtfully navigates the project path ahead with the company’s projections in mind
  • Business-oriented with an understanding of bringing value to clients through efficient and profitable means
  • Willingness to learn and be challenged with an eye towards continual improvement
  • A strong work ethic with an attention to detail

Remuneration

Competitive based on experience


Project Coordinator

Full Time, Permanent

Requirements include:

  • Minimum 3 years of applicable job experience
  • Technical Diploma or relevant post-secondary Degree considered an asset
  • Reliable personal transportation and a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Exceptional English written and oral communication skills

Core Responsibilities:

  • Schedule Coordination – collaboratively work the schedule, coordinating components and driving progress through the construction workflow  
  • Budget Coordination – bid creation, vendor bid evaluation, purchasing and bid awards, working alongside, updating and collaborating through completion
  • Purchasing – of goods and services relative to the scope of work

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Design Coordination – drawing and specification interpretation, scope of work creation & work collaboratively throughout the construction workflow. 
  • Vendor Management – prequalify new vendors, negotiate vendor subcontracts and work collaboratively throughout the construction workflow. 
  • Quality Control – play a role in receiving, verification of goods and services

Required Skillset:

  • Leadership skills to drive the Construction Workflow with a motivating drive, and be responsible for its completion
  • Strong organizational skills – able to work in a fast paced environment independently, multitask and prioritize
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills, with an aptitude for anticipating the needs of others.
  • Proficient with Gantt Chart scheduling – Buildertrend experience is an asset, or similar project management software
  • Proficient at reading and interpreting blueprint drawings, specifications & other construction documents
  • Proficient residential construction knowledge – VBBL /BC Building Code knowledge is an asset
  • Ability to work cooperatively and productively within a team. 

The ideal candidate will have the following personal attributes:

  • Passionate about the craftsmanship of a home, and work that is thoughtfully done
  • Safeguards the company – works pro-actively to avoid errors, and thoughtfully navigates the project path ahead with the company’s projections in mind
  • Business-oriented with an understanding of bringing value to clients through efficient and profitable means
  • Willingness to learn and be challenged with an eye towards continual improvement
  • A strong work ethic with an attention to detail

Remuneration

Competitive based on experience


Lead Hand

Full Time, Permanent

Requirements include:

  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license and available vehicle
  • 10 years of experience in residential construction
  • 3 years of experience as a lead hand
  • Necessary PPE, site safety equipment and basic work tool belt

Novell Design Build’s LEAD HANDS work directly under our Director for Construction, Angelito Camaclang. The ideal candidate will work closely with Angelito to understand the full scope of work necessary for a major construction project. They will be able to work independently and with our team to deliver the build to a high standard of quality and accuracy.

The ideal candidate will have any combination of the following skills/experience:

  • Leading a team of vendors and subcontractors onsite to install, renovate, build new and/or prefabricate all aspects of a custom home;
  • Identifying necessary tasks in anticipation of the next steps of the construction;
  • Implementing and enforcing safety precautions onsite;
  • Reporting onsite work issues and problem-solving when necessary;
  • Accepting materials and supplies onsite;
  • Reading and interpreting building drawings. This includes Determining specifications and calculating requirements, adjusting work accordingly and executing work with precision;
  • Overseeing onsite paperwork, keeping a daily log;
  • Deep knowledge of the BC Building Code is an asset.

The ideal candidate will also have an extensive history in the construction industry,

With cross-trade knowledge of building technology, sequencing and implementation. We are looking for a highly experienced generalist. When necessary/as able, the ideal candidate will work with our team to physically complete some aspects of our custom construction. With proved experience and skills, our team accomplishes:

  • Wood framing residential homes, particularly custom major renovations and custom new builds.
  • Installing structural beams, building foundations, laying subflooring, erecting walls and roof systems.
  • Fitting and installing windows, doors, stairs, mouldings and hardware.
  • Preparing site for skilled subcontractors such as electricians, plumbers, roofers.
  • Install, service, and repair prefabricated products.

Remuneration

Competitive based on experience and, for full-time staff, a shared benefits package after the probationary period.


Skilled Labourer

Full Time or Part Time, Permanent

The successful candidate will be a skilled labourer with a proactive attitude, strong work ethic, common sense, along with the necessary general skill set for this role.  Our ideal candidate would be looking for a place to grow their knowledge base and exposure within the residential design-build industry.

Responsibilities include a wide variety of tasks onsite, including but not limited to: demolition by hand & tool, forming, framing, insulation, drywall, waterproofing, interior and exterior finishing, painting, clean up and deficiencies. 

Experience with framing or carpentry is an asset.

All work to be done under the direction of a Site Supervisor.

Requirements:

  • 2-5 years related experience minimum – open to all levels of experience into senior levels
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and vehicle
  • Construction labour abilities – whether from a specific trade perspective or a generalist perspective
  • Basic safety wear and weather-appropriate gear including steel toe boots, hard hat, gloves, rain suit; basic hand tools
  • A strong understanding of residential construction
  • A strong work ethic with attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction with English oral communication skills

Ideal Applicant will also have:

  • Specific experience with residential construction in BC / City of Vancouver
  • Experience with framing, carpentry and finishing

Remuneration

Competitive based on experience and, for full-time staff, a shared benefits package after the probationary period.


General Labourer

Part Time, Temporary, On-Call

The successful candidate will be a general labourer with a strong work ethic, common sense, and the necessary general skill set for this role. 

All work to be done under the direction of a Site Supervisor.

Requirements:

  • 1-year related experience minimum
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and vehicle
  • Construction labour abilities from a generalist perspective
  • Basic safety wear and weather-appropriate gear including steel toe boots, hard hat, gloves, rain suit; basic hand tools
  • A strong work ethic with attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction with English oral communication skills

Remuneration

Competitive based on experience and, for full-time staff, a shared benefits package after the probationary period.


Applications

Please send your resume to “careers [ at ] novelldesignbuild.com”

While we appreciate all applications, only a shortlist of applicants will be contacted for interviews.