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Site Supervisor

Well established construction company in Hamilton is expanding! We are looking for a highly skilled and personable Site Supervisor with strong work ethics that can meet tight timelines and interact with homeowners/trades. The Site Supervisor is primarily responsible for controlling all of the daily operations on the job site. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: managing laborers and trades, maintenance of the construction schedule, scheduling installations and delivery of supplies as well as cost and quality control. S/he assists the Director of Construction to overseeing the timely construction of the building from framing to warranty service, request signoff while keeping to the budget. The Site Supervisor plays an integral role in ensuring zero defect suites through effective management of trades, inspectors, suppliers and staff.

Role Specifics

  • Coordinate and supervise all field personnel and sub-contractors to achieve all construction activities thru completion of a project on schedule, within budget and in accordance to the Ontario Building Code
  • Maintain construction schedules; identify and solve problems as necessary. Setting appropriate inspections as required throughout the process.
  • Ensure best practices are followed and techniques are used to produce the highest quality home.
  • Ensure all Health & Safety policies are promoted and adhered to on the job site and any job hazards are rectified immediately.

General Responsibilities include:

  • Ensures complete adherence to HBD Construction Processes, in accordance with Policy and Procedures.
  • Assists in monitoring & supervising on-site construction staff and daily trade functions promoting and maximizing timeliness, quality of workmanship and completion of work. Facilitates regular meetings and/or tool box talks with staff and trades to communicate production and safety requirements.
  • Conducts site walkthroughs to ensure deficiencies are noted, Building Code is adhered to, and the purchasers Design Options and Extras are complied with.
  • Adheres to procedures as required by the trade Scopes of Work and HBD Quality Standards and communicates corrective action required to Director of Construction
  • Is proactive and actively assists in problem solving when job site or construction issues occur (falling behind schedule, quality of work, etc.) while complying with policy, plans and specification.
  • Assists with managing the Production Schedule and maintains production targets and dates.
  • Schedules, facilitates and/or attends necessary municipal inspections. Assists Inspectors and Director of Construction with the completion of the review, and rectifies issues as required.
  • Ensures all work is being done in a safe manner and enforces safety standards and laws.
  • Work with the Safety Representative to maintain a safe work environment. Investigate and report all accidents to Head Office.
  • Ensure employees have required training and competent to perform tasks in a safe manner prior to commencement of work.
  • Manages the maintenance of job site ensuring it is clean and aesthetically appealing while under construction.
  • Carry out additional tasks as assigned.


  • Minimum 3 years of residential and mid-rise home construction
  • Must have valid WHMIS, Working At Heights and First-Aid/CPR training
  • Good knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction and/or repair of houses and buildings.
  • Valid class G driver’s license

The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional communication skills – both verbal and written. They will have the ability to coordinate several major activities at once, while analyzing and resolving specific problems. He/she will be able to lead and coordinate a group of people in an organized and professional manner. A proven decision-maker capable of working well under pressure (particularly when faced with unexpected occurrences or delays), they will have the ability to take a large scale project from start to finish.

Interested candidates can send their resume along with salary expectations to


Planning and Development Technician

Well established construction company in Hamilton is expanding! We are looking for a highly skilled and personable Planning and Development Technician with strong work ethics that can meet tight timelines and interact with engineers and other technical professionals.

Role Specifics

The Construction and Development team focuses largely on low to mid rise developments in the greater Hamilton/Niagara region. Projects are variable and range from small multiple developments to large scale mixed residential developments. The team will provide due diligence services at the land acquisition stage, preliminary engineering in support of development applications, detailed design, contract administration and field review services through to final acceptance of the development by the municipality.

Professional Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications

Reporting to the President, the Planning and Development Technician in this position will involve (but is not limited to) carrying out the following tasks, and includes working with a team of engineers and other technical professionals, to achieve this:

  • Ability to evaluate land development opportunities and constraints
  • Prepare and revise development plans, design alternatives using AutoCAD
  • Communicate with appropriate municipal agencies
  • Attend & conduct meetings to present plans, proposals, and land studies
  • Prepare and oversee land development applications, official plans, zoning by-laws, secondary plans, and other municipal planning documents
  • Manage the development approval process including official plan amendment, zoning amendment, committee of adjustment, plan of subdivision, etc.
  • Conduct research on properties which includes zoning, planning policies, servicing status, environmental constraints and OMB decisions.
  • Evaluate site and subdivision plans to ensure compliance with all applicable land development codes and regulations.
  • Manage the clearing of draft plan conditions
  • Review and approve all billing relating to land development work

Desired Knowledge/Skills

  • – Working knowledge of the Planning Act and Regulations
  • Provincial policies, Regional Official Plan, Growth Management, infrastructure planning and environmental assessments and Local planning policies is a huge bonus.
  • You will also have to showcase a good understanding of development standards for low-rise and mid-rise buildings, with a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License, and have access to a vehicle for use on corporate business.

Interested candidates can send their resume along with salary expectations to


Construction Estimator (Mid-Rise)

Homes By DeSantis is expanding! We are proud to announce that we are undergoing growth and change and we are looking for exceptional people. Headquartered in Stoney Creek, Homes by DeSantis builds award winning homes for the Hamilton/Halton/Niagara region’s discerning homebuyers – where design excellence, affordability, and personalized care are valued.The company operation spans the full spectrum of home building: from land acquisition to serviced lots; from community planning to architectural home designs; from project openings to flexible décor choices; from quality construction to closing services. All of which, require superior customer service.

Role Specifics

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record working as a mid-rise estimator, handling multiple projects at the same time and meeting tight timelines. He/she must be well versed in contractual agreements and will be responsible for the processing and maintenance of the construction file documents, preparing bid packages and managing the trade tendering process.

Basic Functions and Skills

  • Involved in design review of new development sites and projects
  • Coordinate and manage correspondence to/from municipalities and affiliated consultants
  • Do project take-offs of project scopes of works.
  • Create/add/update unit rate costing to data base for more efficient and current estimating.
  • Look at proposing value engineering ideas for cost saving measures on the design and construction.
  • Introduce/update database with new and existing suppliers and subcontractors to the company.
  • Find vendors to participate in lunch/learns with staff for educational and new products in the market.
  • Issue, review & recommend subcontractors based on tenders for individual project scopes
  • Participate and issue the award of the project contracts.
  • Visit sites on a weekly basis to make sure projects are being built as per awards with subcontractors
  • Prepare draft construction schedules and monitor site progress and changes with field supervision.


  • Must have knowledge with Microsoft software tools/AutoCad.
  • Must be familiar and fluent in construction and working with subcontractors and consultants.
  • Must be confident in their communication and comfortable asking questions; both internally and externally.
  • Must have a minimum college degree in an architectural technology, construction or engineering field related to the position and role.

Interested candidates can send their resume along with salary expectations to:

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