Field Project Assistant, Major Projects

locationWinnipeg - Manitoba (MB),


Estimated salary $15 - $22 an hour

Job Description:

    Valard Construction LP is Canada's premier powerline contractor, serving clients in both public & private sectors. We offer construction services in overhead and underground transmission and distribution systems, substations, fibre optics, as well as substation and transmission foundations.

    Valard Construction LP is seeking qualified Project Assistant (Winnipeg, Manitoba) to join our Transmission Line project team. We are looking for self motivated, team player, dedicated individuals who are willing to work as part of a dynamic team that provides crucial support to Valard's major projects. Please note that this role also involves working in the field at site when required.

    Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Work with the Project Team, liaising between project operations and the corporate office
  • Project Assistants are responsible for data entry/support in one or more of the following areas as their primary work objective, but are also expected to be competent in the other areas as required: Purchasing Support - Creation and entry of purchase orders, entry of packing slips/tickets, expense report submissions and reconciliation/closeout support of purchase orders into Valard Systems. Payroll issue support, communicating with site and corporate Payroll Timesheet Support - Reviewing timesheets for consistency and correctness, time entry into Valard's payroll system Accommodation and Travel Coordination - Booking requests for travel and accommodation related to this project, coordinating with the corporate Travel Department, tracking of internal camp occupants, addressing accommodation and travel booking issues IT requests - Relaying requests to IT for site equipment or access and ensure it is provided or implemented per the request General support - Creating or updating documents in Valard systems and distribution of updated documents to ensure consistency and to support approvals as applicable
  • In addition to the above specific tasks there are more general tasks that will be completed by all Field and Office Project Assistants including: General data entry as required and incorporation of field data into reports Participation
in Valard Safety programs Developing contacts throughout the company and having the ability to track down pertinent and essential information through these contacts. Hard copy document management (ex. updating Foremen Binders as new drawings come available) Learning and using Valard systems to complete day-to-day tasks Documenting and distributing meeting minutes for various meetings
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a related field of work in an administrative role
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma would be considered an asset
  • Experience performing document control considered an asset
  • Previous experience working on a construction site office would be an asset
  • Experience working with a utility company is be a strong asset
  • Sourcing experience in a large enterprise (construction preference) would be considered an asset
  • Previous experience utilizing JD Edwards would be considered an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Exemplary knowledge and experience with Microsoft office programs
  • Previous experience with Valard systems is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of project schedule software would be an asset
  • Willingness to provide occasional on site shift coverage would be considered an asset.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Strong initiative and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to learn new programs/systems quickly
  • Must be a team player
  • Attention to detail is key

  • Candidates must be willing to reside in remote areas in a camp environment on a shift rotation of 20 days on and 8 days off (20/8). Work will be conducted in 11 or 12 hour days.

    Valard Construction LP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce. We offer a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

    Please forward resume and cover letter in confidence to:

    We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted

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