Employment

  • Manager, Industry Practices

     

    The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is the national association representing the construction industry; an industry that employs 1.4 million people and contributes 7% of GDP. Our 20,000 members proudly build Canada and are increasingly using technology to improve safety and productivity.

     

    In this newly-created role you will become an expert in construction procurement and contracting issues and opportunities, supporting the vice-president of industry practices in identifying and creating new products and services to help members in their continued success.

     

    You will join a team of industry experts to lead the construction industry in adopting best practices. More specifically, you will be responsible for building a product roadmap and modernizing the development of new documents.

     

    You will be able to respond with your in-depth knowledge to answer detailed member questions regarding contract or best practice documents and will participate in committee meetings. You are known for being able to achieve results while fostering positive relations.

     

    Responsibilities

    Work with the vice-president, industry practices on industry practices issues:

    • Review, track, prioritize, and provide advice on construction procurement and contracting issues;
    • Prepare articles, briefing notes, scripting notes, and web content as required;
    • Liaise with federal procurement and contracting departments and agencies.

     

    Support the CCA Trade Contractors Council, Lean Construction Institute of Canada and Canadian Construction Documents Committee:

    • Develop and track results of annual plan and priorities;
    • Support the meetings, including developing the agenda, providing presentations, taking minutes, tracking action items;
    • Monitor and identify any issues and opportunities to address issues;
    • Develop product roadmap.

     

    Experience

    • University degree in architecture, engineering, law, business or other relevant field of study;
    • 3 – 5 years working experience;
    • Knowledge of construction industry, bilingualism and experience working with committees and not-for-profits are assets.

     

    Skills

    • Effective oral and written communication skills;
    • Interest and skill in understanding and mastering technical information;
    • Strong influencing, facilitating, networking and relationship-building skills;
    • Creative thinker and problem solver;
    • Strong planning and analytical skills;
    • Demonstrates high accuracy and attention to detail;
    • Digitally savvy – uses social media, adopts new media readily.

     

    Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

  • Coordinator, Education and Gold Seal Certification Program

    The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is the national association representing the construction industry; an industry that employs 1.5 million people and contributes 7.2% of GDP. Our 20,000 members proudly build Canada and are increasingly using technology to improve safety and productivity.

     

    Do you like helping people to attain their best? Can you see the forest and the trees? The Gold Seal Certification program is the industry standard for construction management professionals. As the Gold Seal and Education Coordinator, you are the customer experience owner and gatekeeper of the Gold Seal program and CCA’s other education efforts. Your main role is to support our education and certification clients and ensure the smooth operation of our programs. You will interact with many people, answer a lot of emails and phone calls, hunt down answers, offer advice and monitor our platforms to ensure we are serving our audience well. You will also celebrate their success. There is nothing more rewarding than coaching someone through getting their qualifications to sending them their final certificate. You make a difference!

     

    Qualifications

    • University degree or college diploma or 3 years of relevant experience;
    • Bilingual.

     

    Skills

    • You like to be helpful;
    • You have excellent project management skills;
    • You know what you should be doing and work with minimal supervision;
    • You love communicating;
    • You connect with a variety of people;
    • Problem-solving is your passion;
    • You are an adept social media communicator;
    • Even in difficult conversations, your empathy shines.

     

    Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

  • Manager, Training and Certification

    The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is the national association representing the construction industry; an industry that employs 1.5 million people and contributes 7.2% of GDP. Our 20,000 members proudly build Canada and are increasingly using technology to improve safety and productivity.

     

    The training and certification manager is responsible for the development and on-going professionalism of CCAs education and training efforts. Your primary objective is to develop and implement best-in-class training and certification related efforts at CCA including the Gold Seal certification program. This key role works with the education and Gold Seal program manager to conceive, plan, develop and deliver educational programs and the Gold Seal certification exams. You will also liaise with colleagues responsible for CCDC documents, Canadian Design-Build Institute, Canadian Construction Innovations, and Lean Construction Institute-Canada. Living the promise of achieving excellence, you are an entrepreneur with a passion for learning, training, and professionalism.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Maintain a deep understanding of our products, customers, association partners, and alternative offerings to develop insights and strategies to drive the development of training at CCA and strengthen the overall value proposition for partner associations;
    • Partner with the manager, education and Gold Seal to revitalize the Gold Seal Certification program including the program maintenance processes;
    • Liaise with exam applicants and writers to gather feedback on the exams;
    • Facilitate and run examination development sessions;
    • Partner with the manager, education and Gold Seal to develop a training program for the CCA and CCDC documents service in support of product adoption and use;
    • Develop training programs for other CCA services or initiatives, as prioritized;
    • Create and implement consistent standards for all key training and development initiatives to ensure that the highest level of quality of training is delivered;
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of e-learning solutions, tools and systems, and best-practices in organizational learning;
    • Serve as a subject matter expert in digital learning trends, training tools, and platforms and provide leadership in continuously exploring new and innovative approaches;
    • Identify gaps in training needs and respond with proposals and business cases for aligned solutions;
    • Coordinate with the manager, education and Gold Seal to plan education content regularly scheduled on social media channels.
    • Provide support and information to other departments and staff as needed to facilitate timely and effective delivery of individual responsibilities;
    • Manage and lead in accord with CCA’s values;
    • Track, analyze and report on results and make recommendations for areas of improvement; and
    • Participate in special projects as requested.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, psychology, adult education or any related field;
    • 5 – 7 years of experience in developing learning & development strategies, programs, and instructional design;
    • Experience in developing and managing certification programs;
    • Experience with online learning systems and practices;
    • Demonstrated experience managing people;
    • Bilingual preferred.

     

    Skills:

    • Advanced knowledge in adult learning and development methodologies;
    • Agile mindset and strong leadership and people management skills;
    • Proven experience interacting with or influencing decision makers;
    • Project management skills such as developing proposals, execution plans, work back schedules, monitoring, and reporting;
    • Strong attention to detail;
    • Ability to build trust and confidence with internal customers, using a consultative approach;
    • Superior written and verbal communication/presentation skills;
    • Facilitation skills – able to lead exam development workshops;
    • Strategic thinking and strong analytical skills;
    • Ability to determine priorities, be self-directed and work with minimal supervision;
    • Knowledge of construction industry an asset;
    • Microsoft office proficiency, including Excel, Onedrive, Outlook;
    • Some travel required.

     

    Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.