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.

  • Director, Innovation and Technology

    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 advance CCA’s innovation and technology strategy, through a separate not-for-profit, Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI). The CCI’s current mission is to “instill a new culture for research and innovation in the Canadian construction industry”.

     

    Reporting to the president of the CCA, who is also president of the CCI, you will join a professional team working with volunteer leadership, members, chief operating officers from our member associations and government stakeholders to help achieve our vision to “Build a Better Canada”.

     

    An entrepreneur, you are adept at developing a vision and mobilizing resources to drive results. A skilled communicator, you are equally comfortable writing proposals or making presentations. Your enthusiasm for and knowledge of technology is complemented by your business and marketing acumen, collaborative style and positive attitude. Most importantly, interested candidates should have a passion for research, development and innovation; and a vision for ways to take the Canadian construction industry to new levels of performance.

     

    Responsibilities

    Develop the annual business plan:

    • Establish goals, strategies and tactics;
    • Develop the budget;
    • Align resources to deliver on the strategies/tactics;
    • Track progress;
    • Report on progress;
    • Participate in the development of the three-year strategic plan.

     

    Grow revenues:

    • Establish and implement the membership marketing strategy;
    • Identify partnership funding strategies;
    • Develop programs and write funding proposals;
    • Identify new services and develop the business case through to implementation.

     

    Build relationships with stakeholders:

    • Establish a network of members, volunteers, academia, international agencies to advance the industry’s innovation priorities;
    • Seek appropriately balanced input and interaction from stakeholders and constituencies such as universities, research groups, construction companies, manufacturers, consultants, associations and federal and provincial agencies.

     

    Support the president in managing the corporation:

    • Assist the president in preparing board reports;
    • File the necessary annual documentation;
    • Take minutes of the board meetings;
    • Stand in for the president as required;
    • Participate in creation of CCA annual plan;
    • Participate in identification of annual key advocacy messages.

     

    Experience

    • 5 years in product management or marketing in support of a technology-based solution or in IT;
    • 3 years supervisory experience;
    • University degree in relevant field;
    • Has worked with a volunteer board/committee;
    • Bilingualism as well as knowledge of construction industry, related sectors and associations is an asset.

     

    Skills

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

     

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