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Careers

Work with NOVELL DESIGN BUILD

Currently we have 4 specific job opportunities:

  • Experienced Lead Hand
  • Experienced Rough Framer, Former
  • 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 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.
  • We provide competitive remuneration based on experience and demonstrated skillset, as well as extended health and dental benefits.
  • We have an extensive professional network. Novell Design Build is a HAVAN member, BBB member, RenoMark Renovators and a BC Builders Code signatory.
  • Our core work ethics are:  Pursue excellence, Speak in truths, Remain centred, open & Enjoy our time together.

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.


Experienced Rough Framer, Former

Full Time or Part Time, Permanent

We are looking for an experienced Rough Framer with experience in major residential renovations. Cross-trade work is available upon interest. All work is to be done under the direction of a Site Supervisor unless expertise reading and executing drawings is shown. We are looking for someone who values quality work and long-term relationships.

Requirements

  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license and available vehicle
  • 5 years prior experience in framing
  • Necessary PPE, site safety equipment and basic work tool belt

Ideal Applicant will have experience in:

  • Framing residential homes, particularly major renovations and custom new build
  • Installing structural beams, building foundations, laying subflooring, erecting walls and/or roof systems
  • Fitting and installing windows, doors, stairs, mouldings and hardware
  • Additional experience reading and interpreting blueprints is an asset. This includes Determining specifications and calculating requirements, adjusting work accordingly and executing work with precision.
  • Additional trade experience or certifications is an asset
  • Knowledge of the BC Building Code is an asset

Remuneration

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


Skilled General 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 & Demolition Work

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.