Gilbert & Burke Site Supervisor Contract in Kincardine, ON

Gilbert & Burke

Branch Kincardine ON CA

Site Supervisor
Kincardine, ON

Building projects with skill and integrity, keeping everything on track. Exposure to occasional moderate to high levels of noise on construction site….

Position: Field Leader: Supervision, Carpentry, Client/Trade Relations

You are passionate about:

  • People, communicating and collaborating well.
  • Building projects with skill and integrity, keeping everything on track
  • Being the point person in the centre of a busy project.

We are passionate about:

  • Helping clients realize their dream homes and cottages.
  • Setting each of our team members up for success, personally and professionally.
  • Teamwork that engages curiosity, empowers creativity and inspires fun.

Job Title: Site Supervisor for New Custom Home, Contract Position for 7 months

Location: Kincardine, ON.

Start Date: Mid-August, 2018.

Reports to: Operations Manager

Job Summary

On a daily basis, you work in tandem with the Operations Manager to efficiently complete your project. As a supervisor, you hold the leadership on a job site and are responsible to delegate duties to carpenters and labourers. You must have advanced skills and knowledge of carpentry, and the home building process. You must be able to transfer information effectively to both clients and team members using all methods available to you including cloud based project management software. With strong management and problem solving skills you will be responsible for the efficient organization of material, labour, sub trades and equipment/tools during the project. You will be required to carry and move materials within the construction site, and perform various aspects of project labour. You are responsible for maintaining the project budget, safety, quality, cleanliness, final quality inspection and customer satisfaction of the assigned project.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Preconstruction Meeting and related Activities: The Site Supervisor must participate in the turnover meeting with operations manager, estimating, design and sales. This pre-planning time is crucial to the successful management of the upcoming job. The Site Supervisor will be expected to clarify any questions he has in regards to job details with Estimating and Sales prior to job start, to ensure a smooth job start.

Carpentry: The Site Supervisor must possess advanced carpentry skills and is expected to perform or oversee all carpentry labour on the job. The quality Standards of Gilbert + Burke will be maintained in all areas of the job.

Customer Relations: The Site Supervisor has direct contact with the client and should satisfy the client expectations concerning the job and to solve any problems immediately. Knowledge of the budget is essential in discussing client expectations.

Master Job Plan: Managing special orders, sub -contractor checklist, and job schedule/timelines so that the timeline of production is maintained as scheduled and agreed upon in the contract

Additional Work / Change Orders: The Site Supervisor is responsible for capturing and managing additional work orders, based on his knowledge of the original scope of the Construction Agreement.

Problem Solving: 99% of all problems are because information has not been transferred effectively.

  • The Site Supervisor must reply to the client, even if it is just to inform the client that he is still working on a solution. This may be via email, text or telephone.
  • The Site Supervisor is expected to deal with any problems immediately, but most importantly, to prevent problems through good planning and relay of information. Know when a problem is beyond your scope and request help. Your Operations Manager is there to help.

Personnel: Responsible for the performance and safety of all production staff on the job site.

Safety: Responsible for overall job site safety, as per G+B protocols

Job Site & Truck Cleanliness: The Site Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the job site and trucks are clean and tidy at the end of each day and especially at the end of each week.

End of Job Responsibilities: The Site Supervisor is responsible for performing the final quality inspection

Job Skills/Qualifications:

  • Advanced skills in operating power saws, planers, joiners, hand tools, and other required machinery and equipment.
  • Can perform more advanced finish and cabinetwork in the alteration, repair, and maintenance of floors, roofs, walls, stairways, doors, windows and other structures
  • Knowledge of labour estimation
  • Ability to interpret and understand blueprints
  • Excellent communication, customer relations skills
  • Strong interpersonal, management and organizational/planning skills
  • Ability to apply judgment, solve problems
  • Detail Orientated
  • Works well with others; able to work independently
  • Must provide own hand tools including: 30-foot tape, speed square, chisels, screwdrivers, hammers, chalk line, nail set, nail puller, pry bar
  • Must provide own safety boots
  • Able to lift weights up to 60 lbs
  • Able to manage e-mail correspondence, cloud based project management software, and cell phone/laptop technology.

Employment Requirements

  • Grade 12 Education or Equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 Years of Carpentry experience.
  • Certificate of Qualification in Carpentry an asset

Effort Required to Perform Job


  • Mental and visual concentration during paper work and calculating
  • Ability to concentrate despite interruptions and noise
  • Ability to cope in stressful environments and with difficult clients
  • Discipline to work co-operatively


  • Ability to lift and carry weight up to 60 lbs
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools
  • Ability to climb ladders and balance

Working Conditions

  • Frequent day traveling up to 4 hours
  • Exposure to occasional moderate to high levels of noise on construction site
  • Working in moderate to high risk construction sites with sometimes high levels of dust
  • Frequent interruptions both in person and by phone
  • Considerable amounts Outdoor exposure
  • Required to wear branded apparel and clean clothing daily
  • Work hours are Monday –Friday, 44 hours per week. One way travel to the job site will be paid.
  • Overnight stays may be required, depending on jobsite location. In these cases, a daily amount will be paid for meals, and lodging (double occupancy) will be provided.

As with all Gilbert + Burke staff, key competencies in personal character are very important as measured by management. As a Site Supervisor these skills must exist at the highest level and are as follows:

  • Accuracy in the correctness of work duties performed,
  • Alertness in grasping situations,
  • Creativity in finding new or better ways of doing things,
  • Friendly and courteous towards clients, fellow workers, vendors, and sub trades,
  • Positive attitude and personality,
  • Exhibit a professional personal appearance
  • Be physically fit,
  • Have near perfect attendance, as their crew’s (and others on the site) performances and abilities are affected when a Site Supervisor does not show up on a jobsite,
  • Pay particular interest/maintain a high degree of orderly housekeeping on the jobsite,
  • Dependable and able to perform all tasks so that a minimum of supervision is required,
  • Possess a strong sense of drive to get the job done,
  • Superior ability to produce quality work,
  • Ability to transfer information effectively to administration, client and co-workers.

Gilbert + Burke is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Contract


  • Carpentry: 5 years

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Kincardine, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-05-24
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