Construction Assistant Project Manager (APM)

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Job title: Construction Assistant Project Manager (APM)

Company: Novacom

Job description: Novacom Building PartnersNovacom is a General Contractor based in Surrey, BC. We value people, relationships, innovation and culture. We believe in constantly improving ourselves to provide the best possible service to our clients. Our core business is commercial construction of financial institutions, restaurants, offices and retail spaces. We’re doing construction differently, and we’re thinking outside the box about how we can improve our company and our industry.Project Coordinator (Vancouver)We are looking for an experienced Assistant Project Manager (APM) to join our growing team, who will be responsible for assisting in management of a variety of projects. Do you have a strong technical knowledge, and love digging into constructability, design and problem solving? Then this would a great fit for you! This role will primarily assist a Senior PM on large scale Tenant Improvement projects with high-end design and detail. It will be a great opportunity to some of the most exciting projects in Vancouver!This role would be based out of our Surrey, BC office. This role is based at our Surrey Office, but we offer remote + flexible working arrangements. The role would also require travel to projects in Vancouver.RequirementsPersonal Characteristics:

  • Technical Knowledge + Mindset – keen to dive into project details, and determine best solutions for constructability. Willing to work alongside architects, designers, owners and project team.
  • Energetic – engaged personality that takes on complex challenges with enthusiasm. Willingness to embrace any task assigned to them
  • Driven – self-motivated and driven to push things forward no matter the circumstance
  • Independent – ability to communicate effectively with team and take instruction from Project Manager, but also act authoritatively on your own
  • Honest – willingness to admit when you’ve made a mistake and take ownership
  • Administrative – ability to track budgets, change orders, field reports, weekly progress reports etc.
  • Personable – able to build and maintain solid relationships with coworkers and clients
  • Communicator – good at proactively with subtrades and team, strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Organizer- meticulous in project organization


  • Constructability + Design – main focus of this role will be to assist in submittal review, constructability review in documentation and on site. Will require strong technical knowledge of all aspects of construction.
  • Project Manager Assistance – provide support to Sr. PM, and manage aspects of the trade partners and project as needed. Can also layer into Project Management of some projects individually as well.
  • Financial Management – involved in monthly reconciliations of projects, detailed analysis of all invoicing, site progress and financial profitability and tracking against original budget.
  • Contract Management – issuing of contracts to all trade partners.
  • Project Startup – start-up documentation, requesting insurance and bonds, WCB notices, etc.
  • Project Documentation — using Timberline and Microsoft software to manage labour, materials, and equipment, cost coding, submittals, schedules, meeting minutes, change orders, etc.
  • Subtrade/Supplier Management — ability to manage trade partners and suppliers, and mitigate issues that may arise in the course of a project
  • Client Interface -attending meetings with Sr. PM, architects, consultants, and clients to manage project issues and maintain positive working relationships


  • Required Post-secondary, technical education (BCIT) or similar in a construction or industry-related program – Engineering, Architecture, or equivalent.
  • Engineering or Architecture background would be an asset
  • Industry Experience – 5+ years

Why Join Us:

  • Competitive Pay – Salary commensurate with experience for this role – typical range is $85,000-$100,000
  • Remote Work – we offer remote + flexible working arrangements for Project Coordinators with 3 Days in Office / 2 Days at Home Office. Will also require some on-site work in Vancouver.
  • Benefit Plan – strong benefit plan for you and your family that is above industry standard.
  • Technology – we have a modern software set-up for construction including Procore, Site Docs, Smartsheet, Building Connected, Microsoft Teams.
  • Annual Profit sharing / incentive – you share in the company’s profitability. An annual percentage of profits are shared with the employees.
  • Growth – Excellent candidates will have opportunity for growth within the company
  • Culture – If you’re looking for a company with a family dynamic where you can have opportunities to grow, be challenged and known by your co-workers, then come join us!


Expected salary: $85000 – 100000 per year

Location: Surrey, BC

Job date: Thu, 04 Jul 2024 22:38:03 GMT

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