CAREERS

Careers at Newton Group Ltd.

Whether you are looking for a corporate or construction career, exciting opportunities are waiting for you. Our people have helped us stand out as a leading general contracting organization, which is why we’re always looking for new talent—individuals who can bring innovative solutions and thinking to every project.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Health benefits, Group Life Insurance
  • Flexible vacation schedule
  • Healthy and safe work environment
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Professional and career development program
  • The opportunity to grow with us!

Newton Group Ltd. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We are interested in you and what challenges you. If your values are in sync with ours, we’d like to hear from you.

We are looking to fill the following positions:

MARKETING AND SALES ASSISTANT

If you understand storytelling and the power of a narrative, are driven and innovative, and you are an A-type person with strong industry knowledge, then this role could be for you! Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the Marketing and Sales Assistant will be responsible for increasing our brand awareness across North America through captivating and compelling communications.

This role benefits the team by:

  • Generating traffic and leads for future projects
  • Initiating strategic and creative planning of campaigns and projects
  • Initiating contact with leads and maintain relationships with past and potential clients
  • Assisting the sales team when responding to RFP’s and RFQ’s
  • Engaging in trade shows and industry events
  • Partnering with all teams across the organization on strategic marketing projects
  • Acting as the brand ambassador ensuring our brand, vision and mission are upheld in the market
  • Developing, growing and maintaining professional relationships with media contacts and industry influencers
  • Pitching media to ensure we have ongoing mentions and features in industry news and publications
  • Drafting and developing communication material for target audiences i.e. social media, email, brochures, blogs, newsletters
  • Assisting with inquiries and comments on all platforms to provide responses
  • Analyzing and reporting monthly media coverage metrics to share with the senior leadership team
  • Preparing briefs and media statements for senior leaders when required
  • Wearing multiple hats and remembering to have fun!

What our ideal candidate brings to the team:

  • A post-secondary degree/ diploma in Business Communications, Marketing or a related field
  • 3+ years of related work experience
  • “Outside the box” thinking and creativity
  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation and communication skills
  • Knowledge of the construction industry, trends, and developments
  • Ability to charismatically initiate conversation and generate leads
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Advanced working knowledge of social media and digital platforms
  • A creative brand, with an understanding of current marketing and social media trends
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally across Canada
  • Occasional overnight travel & valid drivers license
  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to build and maintain professional relationships
  • Experience with website content management

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

The Maintenance Manager will directly report to the President. The Maintenance Manager will conduct hands-on repair and maintain all machinery and automated equipment in the Precast Plant, the Metal Fab Shop, and any equipment from other divisions. Conduct preventative maintenance to ensure machines are working optimally and per manufacturers specifications. The successful candidate will primarily work within the Precast Plant with some flexibility to work in other divisions as needed, including travel when required.

Responsibilities:

  • Repair and maintain the facility and all manufacturing equipment
  • Maintain and upgrade all preventative maintenance programs
  • Read diagrams and schematic drawing to determine work procedures
  • Ability to work with windows based computer system
  • Install, align and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment according to layout plans using hand and power tools
  • Operate hoisting and lifting devices to position machinery and parts during the installation, set up and repair of machinery
  • Inspect and examine machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions
  • Adjust machinery and repair or replace defective parts
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machinery
  • Ability to troubleshoot electronic equipment including drives, PLC’s would be an asset
  • Assemble machinery and equipment prior to installation using hand and power tools and welding equipment
  • Regular routine preventative maintenance as required

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Must have at least 3 years experience in Construction
  • Must have Ontario Journeyperson Construction Millwright License
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record. (abstract will be required)
  • Must be computer literate and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office including Project and Excel
  • Must be able to obtain required security clearance when necessary
  • Must be physically fit
  • Must be a team player, but can work independently
  • Upon occasion must be available to travel

PROJECT MANAGER

We’re looking for an experienced Project Manager who will be reporting to the President, working from our Guelph office.  The successful candidate will be part of a team of construction professionals responsible for overall administrative direction using Procore and Sage Timberline.

This role benefits the team by:

  • Participating in pre-job planning meetings and subcontractor proposal reviews
  • Ensuring job start documents and purchase orders are expedited
  • Co-operating fully with the Project Superintendent and site staff
  • Preparing working construction schedule and updates with the Project Superintendent
  • Logging and approving shop drawings
  • Managing contract changes and purchase order revisions
  • Managing estimated cost changes
  • Managing requests for information
  • Liaising with owner, architects, consultants, suppliers, subcontractors
  • Chairing owner meetings
  • Reviewing and approving all subcontractor/supplier invoices
  • Preparing initial billing breakdown and manage subsequent monthly billings
  • Adopting and implementing the Newton Group Health and Safety Program and ensuring it is part of trade meetings
  • Reviewing and monitoring job cost and labour costs reports with Superintendent
  • Managing project deficiencies working with Superintendent
  • Managing job completion documents
  • Participating in Project Completion Analysis with Superintendent and other Newton Group staff
  • Actively mentoring project coordinators and support staff on an ongoing basis

What our ideal candidate brings to the team:

  • 5 or more years ICI construction experience in Project Manager role
  • Degree/diploma in Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically Excel and Word
  • Proficiency using Sage Timberline or equivalent and Procore

SITE SUPERINTENDENT

We are seeking a seasoned Site Superintendent required immediately for a project local to our head office in Guelph, ON. We are seeking someone with 5-10 plus years experience, preferably with a minimum $5 million project value. The Site Superintendent coordinates all site construction activities and supervises all field personnel as required to successfully completing the project on schedule and within budget. This includes maintain the highest quality, supervising all trade and field personnel, while administering good construction safety and quality control practices with all on–site activities. This position reports to the Project Manager.

Requirements:

  • Maintain a safe working site meeting all company and MOL standards
  • Coordinates and supervises all construction activities
  • Directs all field personnel to achieve completion of the project on schedule, within budget, with quality workmanship that confirms to original plans and specifications
  • Handles on-site paperwork for project including but not limited to daily work reports, delivery packing slips, and credit card receipts, and weekly look-ahead schedules
  • Follow company purchasing procedures while ordering or receiving any needed material and equipment with delegate authority
  • Ability to read and fully comprehend the project plans and specifications
  • Conduct safety orientations for all contractors
  • Ability to preplan all construction activities in order to seamless follow the project construction schedule
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and conduct bi-weekly subcontractor progress meetings including recording and distributing meeting minutes
  • Ability to review monthly contractor pay applications and verify the percent of actual work complete
  • Ability to review and verify submittals according to plan details as well as work in place
  • Maintain a positive and respectful relationships with owners, engineers, architects, subcontractors, suppliers and other employees
  • Communicates at all times with the Project Management team
  • Promotes job site safety, encourages safe work practices and rectifies job site hazards immediately
  • Maintain an organized job site and office

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Organization: Very organized with systematic approach task to achieve accuracy and efficiency
  • Communication: Displays strong written and oral communication skills and employs effect listening skills
  • Problem Solving: analyzes problems and makes sound decisions in a timely manner based on objectives, risk, implications, and cost
  • Interpersonal Skills: Tactful and mature demeanor with well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with and manage diverse personalities while being a team player
  • Highly Motivated: self-starting, highly motivated and goal oriented individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in reading drawings – Structural, Architectural, Civil
  • Working knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawings and specifications, building materials, and required standards applicable to discipline
  • Excellent attention to detail with emphasis placed on quality
  • Professionally and technically competent
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent combinations of technical training plus commercial construction experience.
  • Knowledge of Procore and Sage Timberline considered an asset
  • Valid driver’s license required

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST

Based in Guelph, the Construction Engineering Technologist will be responsible for being the contact between the build team, project manager, and clients. Expected to prepare reports, bids, and takeoffs for various projects. Responsible for negotiating with a variety of contractors, sub contractors and partners fitting the budget and scheduling requirements.

Requirements:

  • Understand and perform document control functions in accordance with policies and procedures, including tracking and creating RFIs, transmitting and tracking of submittals, compose agreements, and maintain project expediting list.
  • Attend project co-ordination and owner/contractor/architect/engineer meetings as required.
  • Responsible for continuously expanding and updating professional knowledge and honing training skills in order to enhance individual and team innovation and productivity.
  • Present oneself as a candidate for promotion by learning and understanding construction methods and developing good construction management skills.
  • Perform additional assignments and responsibilities as assumed or requested by supervision.

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Proficiency in Reading Drawings – Structural, Architectural, Civil
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD (2D and 3D Drafting), Microsoft Suite including Excel, Project, Bluebeam, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of Procore and Sage Timberline considered an asset
  • Proficiency in Design Calculations
  • Experience working with Revit and Solid Works an asset
  • Ability to assume responsibility and to interface and communicate effectively with others
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to represent the company and project team in a professional manner to the Owner, Architect, related project staff and the community.
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent combinations of technical training plus a minimum of two years commercial construction experience.
  • Working knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawings and specifications, building materials, and required standards applicable to discipline
  • Valid driver’s license required

MASTER ELECTRICIAN

Based in Guelph Ontario the successful candidate will be working with the firms’ renewable energy team; be licensed in Ontario and bring to the table hands on experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Operating Electrical Switchgear, Breakers, MCC's and related equipment
  • Must have experience with High Voltage up to and including 27.6 KV
  • Inspecting and maintaining electrical equipment and systems
  • Good knowledge of electric distribution systems
  • Good knowledge of ESA and Code Regulations
  • Infrared Testing and logging equipment operation and data reading
  • Ability to calibrate and troubleshoot instrumentation (i.e. relays, electrical components) is a must
  • Familiar with blue print reading and capable of assisting engineering in best design practices for electrical designs
  • Plan with Project Managers to schedule and create detailed timelines for general contracting, ongoing service, preventative maintenance and new projects
  • Design efficient electrical work in tandem with the engineering team and third party electrical consultants that integrate with structural and architectural work
  • Estimate detailed electrical projects using Cost-OS software including wire types, devices, equipment and fixtures
  • Purchase OEM supplies and develop an ongoing system for purchasing and manufacturing
  • Must be able to make effective technical decisions in emergency situations
  • Ability to Inspect energy meter and related equipment
  • Oversee plant and field workers performing electrical work and their work stations
  • Conduct weekly inspections and site safety inspections
  • Conduct monthly inventory of tools and spare parts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Requirements:

  • Must have at least five years of experience in a renewable energy environment and/or ICI construction/industrial
  • Must have Ontario Master Electricians License
  • Engineering degree considered an asset
  • Must be computer literate and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to use Auto Cad for electrical schematic designs
  • Must be able to build and maintain client relationships
  • Must be able to obtain required security clearance when necessary
  • Must be physically fit and able to work in the field, working at heights is necessary
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record (abstract will be required)

STRUCTURAL DETAILER

As we continue to expand we are looking to grow our team with an adaptable, detailed oriented, accountable and dependable person as a Structural Detailer. You will provide a detailed approach to drawing and designing on every project. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our experienced design team to produce highly accurate drawings for clients, partners, the fabrication team and the construction team.

  • New Build Designs for Proposals
  • Adjust, Manipulate and Manage Designs per Client Expectations
  • Prepare Plans and Designs in Accordance with Established Codes and Standards
  • Perform Routine Calculations as Directed

The successful candidate will require:

  • 3 years of design experience for permanent structures
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Revit
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • A high level of software competency through on-going use
  • An Engineering degree would be considered an asset
  • An understanding of established building codes and standards
  • An understanding of current construction practices would be considered an asset
  • Ability to read schedules would be considered an asset
  • Excellent English both written and spoken is necessary

CARPENTER

Based in Guelph, we are currently looking for people with ability, skill and a strong desire to be part of our team who works with concrete by: placing, pouring, finishing, protecting and repairing the concrete in engineering and construction projects as well as cutting, bending, and preparing rebar for molds.Experience in a precast concrete shop would be ideal. Our preference is to hire people with drive and passion to join our dynamic team.

Requirements:

  • Ontario Journeyman Carpenters License (considered an asset)
  • Physically fit and capable of lifting 50+ Lbs, handling heavy loads, bending, crouching, kneeling, standing for extended periods
  • Experience working in the construction industry (considered an asset)
  • Experienced in reading drawings (specifically concrete/precast erection drawings)
  • Experienced in cutting, bending and fixing rebar and molds
  • Experienced in building concrete forms for various construction projects
  • Able to read part lists and identify parts to use in assembly
  • Certifications in Forklift and Crane an asset
  • Strong work ethic
  • Punctual
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Able to work overtime and occasional Saturdays
  • Able to provide their own transportation

SKILLED LABOURER

Based in Guelph, we are currently looking for people with ability, skill and a strong desire to be part of our team who erects our own leading edge patented CanadaCar Parking Structure System. Experience in ICI construction, steel erection would be ideal but not required. Our preference is to hire people with drive and passion to join our dynamic team.

We operate year round, so the ideal candidate must be willing to work in all weather conditions and physically able to meet the strenuous demands of the job.

Requirements:

  • Physically fit and capable of lifting 50+ Lbs
  • Experience working in the construction industry (considered an asset)
  • Basic hand and power tool experience (asset)
  • Experience reading drawings (specifically steel/precast erection drawings)
  • Able to read part lists and identify parts to use in assembly
  • Experienced in working with bolts (assembly of – familiar with washer/nuts etc)
  • Certifications in Forklift and Crane an asset
  • Experience in working with a Theodelite an asset
  • Experience with grout an asset
  • Strong work ethic
  • Punctual
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Able to work overtime and occasional Saturdays
  • Able to provide their own transportation
  • Clean driving record

Newton Group Ltd. is a progressive company offering a competitive salary and benefits, with opportunity for advancement.

At Newton Group Ltd. we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic.

Email us your resume at hr@kiwinewton.com or fax at 519-822-6159.  NO PHONE CALLS AND NO AGENCIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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