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Careers

Work with NOVELL DESIGN BUILD

We currently have 4 job opportunities:

  • General Labourer
  • Skilled Labourer
  • All Round Skilled Labourer
  • Lead Hand All Round Skilled 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?

Established in 2005, Novell Design Build is a family-owned construction company that has become an industry leader in the homebuilding industry. With over 15 years of experience Novell Design Build has crafted meaningful home throughout Metro Vancouver. We pride ourselves on a respectful work environment where people can grow and develop with the team.

We offer growth potential – yours and ours. We believe in personal and professional growth for our team members, with a culture of internal promotions. Full time staff enjoy company events, extended health care, dental care, vision care, and an employee assistance program. We have cultivated an extensive professional network and 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, competitive remuneration, benefits and the opportunity to grow.  


Applications

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

Please include a portfolio if applying to a design-related position.

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


General LabourerSkilled LabourerAll Round Skilled LabourerLead Hand All Round Skilled Labourer
Core Responsibilities:Perform a wide variety of physical labouring tasks on all areas and aspects of the construction project,
working with tools, lumber and materials, under the direction of Site Supervisor.
Perform a wide variety of physical labouring tasks on all areas and aspects of the construction project, demonstrating your construction skills with an aptitude,
working with tools, lumber and materials, under the direction of Site Supervisor.
Perform a comprehensive set of physical labouring tasks – from rough framing to finishing, tiling, and finish carpentry on all areas and aspects of the construction project, demonstrating your construction skills with an aptitude,
working with tools, lumber and materials, under the direction of Site Supervisor.
Perform a comprehensive set of physical labouring tasks – from rough framing to finishing, tiling, and finish carpentry on all areas and aspects of the construction project, demonstrating your construction skills with an aptitude,
working with tools, lumber and materials, while managing 3-4 other people, under the direction of Site Supervisor.
Additional Responsibilities:End each day by spending the last part of your work shift on routine cleaning of site. End each day by spending the last part of your work shift on routine cleaning of site. End each day by spending the last part of your work shift on routine cleaning of site. End each day by spending the last part of your work shift on routine cleaning of site. 
Required Education:No degree, certificate or diploma requiredNo degree, certificate or diploma requiredNo degree, certificate or diploma requiredNo degree, certificate or diploma required
Job Requirements:No experience required2-5 years related experience minimum5 years related experience minimum – open to higher levels of experience into senior levels8 years related experience minimum – open to higher levels of experience into senior levels
2 years experience managing others
Construction labour abilities – whether from a specific trade perspective or a generalist perspectiveConstruction labour abilities from a generalist perspectiveConstruction labour abilities from a generalist perspective
Ability to take direction with English oral communication skillsStrong English oral communication skillsStrong English oral communication skillsStrong English oral communication skills
On the road job – Work locations may vary. Frequent or constant travel is required from the employee.On the road job – Work locations may vary. Frequent or constant travel is required from the employee.On the road job – Work locations may vary. Frequent or constant travel is required from the employee.On the road job – Work locations may vary. Frequent or constant travel is required from the employee.
Work Site Environment – Outdoors, At heights, DustyWork Site Environment – Outdoors, At heights, DustyWork Site Environment – Outdoors, At heights, DustyWork Site Environment – Outdoors, At heights, Dusty
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities – Repetitive tasks, Physically demanding, Manual dexterityWork Conditions and Physical Capabilities – Repetitive tasks, Physically demanding, Manual dexterityWork Conditions and Physical Capabilities – Repetitive tasks, Physically demanding, Manual dexterityWork Conditions and Physical Capabilities – Repetitive tasks, Physically demanding, Manual dexterity
Various work locationsVarious work locationsVarious work locationsVarious work locations
Valid driver’s licenceValid driver’s licenceValid driver’s licence
Your own vehicle to get from site to siteYour own vehicle to get from site to site
Basic safety wear and weather-appropriate gear including steel toe boots, hard hat, gloves, rain suit; basic hand toolsBasic safety wear and weather-appropriate gear including steel toe boots, hard hat, gloves, rain suit; basic hand toolsBasic safety wear and weather-appropriate gear including steel toe boots, hard hat, gloves, rain suit; basic hand toolsBasic safety wear and weather-appropriate gear including steel toe boots, hard hat, gloves, rain suit; basic hand tools
Able to read and interpret blueprint drawings, specifications & other construction documentsAble to read and interpret blueprint drawings, specifications & other construction documents
Skilled at leading a group’s efforts and supervising up to 4 people
Communicating with a thoughtful and positive respectful demeanourCommunicating with a thoughtful and positive respectful demeanourCommunicating with a thoughtful and positive respectful demeanourCommunicating with a thoughtful and positive respectful demeanour
ReliableReliableReliableReliable
Values and ethics, OrganizedEffective interpersonal skills, Values and ethics, OrganizedEffective interpersonal skills, Values and ethics, Organized, Excellent oral communicationEffective interpersonal skills, Values and ethics, Organized, Excellent oral communication
Works cooperatively and productively within a teamWorks cooperatively and productively within a teamWorks cooperatively and productively within a teamWorks cooperatively and productively within a team
Judgement
Valued Skillset considered an asset:A strong work ethicA strong work ethicA strong work ethicA strong work ethic
An attention to detailAn attention to detailAn attention to detailAn attention to detail
The Ideal candidate will also have the following personal attributes:Passionate about the craftsmanship of a home, and work that is thoughtfully donePassionate about the craftsmanship of a home, and work that is thoughtfully donePassionate about the craftsmanship of a home, and work that is thoughtfully donePassionate 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 in mindSafeguards the company – works pro-actively to avoid errors, and thoughtfully navigates the project path ahead with the company in mindSafeguards the company – works pro-actively to avoid errors, and thoughtfully navigates the project path ahead with the company in mindSafeguards the company – works pro-actively to avoid errors, and thoughtfully navigates the project path ahead with the company in mind
Willingness to learn and be challenged with an eye towards continual improvementWillingness to learn and be challenged with an eye towards continual improvementWillingness to learn and be challenged with an eye towards continual improvementWillingness to learn and be challenged with an eye towards continual improvement
Remuneration: $17.00 to $19.00 / hour $20.00 to $30.00 / hour (negotiated) Competitive based on experienceStarting at $26.00 / hour (negotiated) Competitive based on experienceStarting at $30.00 / hour (negotiated) Competitive based on experience
Mileage compensatedMileage compensatedMileage compensatedMileage compensated
Role:Open to either Full Time or Part TimeOpen to either Full Time or Part Time Permanent, Full time 40 hours / week Permanent, Full time 40 hours / week
Extended Benefits:Shared benefits package for full time staff after the probationary period: Dental plan, Disability benefits, Health care plan, Paramedical services coverage, Vision care benefits, Life insuranceShared benefits package for full time staff after the probationary period: Dental plan, Disability benefits, Health care plan, Paramedical services coverage, Vision care benefits, Life insuranceShared benefits package for full time staff after the probationary period: Dental plan, Disability benefits, Health care plan, Paramedical services coverage, Vision care benefits, Life insuranceShared benefits package for full time staff after the probationary period: Dental plan, Disability benefits, Health care plan, Paramedical services coverage, Vision care benefits, Life insurance
Start Date: Starting As soon as possible Starting As soon as possible Starting As soon as possible Starting As soon as possible
 Employment groups also welcomed: Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, Visible minorities, Indigenous people, Newcomers to Canada with a valid work permit, citizenship or permanent residency, Seniors Employment groups also welcomed: Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, Visible minorities, Indigenous people, Newcomers to Canada with a valid work permit, citizenship or permanent residency, Seniors Employment groups also welcomed: Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, Visible minorities, Indigenous people, Newcomers to Canada with a valid work permit, citizenship or permanent residency, Seniors Employment groups also welcomed: Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, Visible minorities, Indigenous people, Newcomers to Canada with a valid work permit, citizenship or permanent residency, Seniors