Work with
York Construction

Work with
York Construction

York Realty currently owns and manages over 9 million SF, the majority being concentrated in Edmonton but with various holdings throughout Western Canada. York’s assets range from office buildings to retail space to industrial facilities to raw land. As shown by York’s exemplary growth over the past 25 years, the focus has been on providing the highest level of client-focused service and commitment to our tenants. By concentrating on Redevelopment of under-performing real estate, Joint Ventures, and Build-To-Suit facilities, York Realty has the assets, flexibility, and mobility to cater to every business’ requirements. We pride ourselves on the management of our assets and aspire to continue to impress existing and future clients.

York Construction Inc. was created in 2022 to provide general contracting services to the York Group of Companies, but as this news has spread, we are now also building for third parties. So, while York Construction is a new company, it has deep roots and a high growth trajectory. The York group of companies is a family-owned business, with a deep commitment to our values and doing what we say. We are a highly innovative group motivated to disrupt and re-invent the construction industry by providing Construction Solutions Simplified™.

Join Our Team

We are always looking for talent to join our team that shares our energy and passion in building a company committed to transparent, honest, and simple construction services.

We are looking for a Project Coordinator to join our team that shares our energy and passion in building a company committed to transparent, honest, and simple construction services.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assists the project manager and superintendent with overall project performance including cost, schedule, safety and quality.
  • Working with the design, construction, and leasing teams to deliver project documentation requirements through all project phases
  • Assists in overall construction coordination, planning and identifying potential risks and resolving field technical issues.
  • Performs quantity takeoffs and surveys to manage contract progress and reporting.
  • Working with municipalities/authorities to coordinate permit applications
  • Assists the project manager in crafting and issuing tender packages, subcontracts and supervises their processthrough the project lifecycle
  • Attend client coordination and site meetings
  • New project creation and general administration of cloud project management software
  • Performs general administrative and record-keeping functions including the review and distribution of documentation; preparation of correspondence and meeting minutes, tracking of project milestones and financial deadlines, maintenance of files, logs, drawings and specifications
  • Manages the change management process by securing pricing from the vendor/subcontractor, reviewing and inputting the data and submitting the change request to the owner/consultant for approval.
  • Facilitates the tracking of project milestones and financial deadlines; assistance with the creation of the project schedule; inputs and updates schedule throughout the project and reviews with Project Manager/Superintendent.
  • Facilitates the review and distribution of drawings by following up with the trades/consultants; maintains the drawing log and drawing/sample transmittals.
  • Coordinates the request for information (RFI) process, ensures RFIs are distributed to affected trades and maintains RFI logs within cloud project management software
  • Prepares purchase orders for approval and assists with procurement of materials and equipment
  • Prepares and tracks progress claims/invoicing and estimates
  • Organizes project close-out by preparing warranty package and requirements; collecting warranties and O&M manuals; creating turnover documents and archiving documentation


What you bring to York:
  • A bachelor’s degree or diploma in Construction Engineering Technology or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 2+ years’ experience as a project coordinator
  • Experience working on projects in a variety of sectors – light industrial and commercial
  • A solid understanding of current building systems and materials
  • A collaborative and flexible approach
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced organization continually meeting deadlines
  • Motivation, great organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with an aptitude for learning new programs.  Familiarity with scheduling software, MS Office suite of products and Procore would be considered an asset
  • Ability to work within the team and uphold York’s values
We are looking for a Project Foreman to join our team that shares our energy and passion in building a company committed to transparent, honest, and simple construction services.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Daily communication with trades
  • Site coordination of manpower (sub-trades, suppliers, and field workers)
  • Conduct site safety orientation and weekly safety meetings with sub-trades
  • Implement and enforce the requirements of OHS and York Construction Health and Safety Program
  • Responsible for field documentation such as daily logs, conduct daily safety inspections and other required reports
  • Coordinate materials in and out Supervision of smaller projects
  • Some manual labour may be required


What You Bring To York:

  • At least 1 year of experience in a similar role is required
  • Experience working on projects in a variety of sectors – light industrial and commercial
  • Safety designation (i.e., NCSO) is strongly preferred
  • Journeyman Carpenter preferred
  • A collaborative and flexible approach
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced organization continually meeting deadlines
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to other team members
  • Constantly strive to improve company processes and the quality of the finished product
  • Use your creativity to provide solutions
  • Bring passion, excitement, and positivity to the job
  • Ability to work within the team and uphold York’s values

We are looking for a Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Coordinator to join our team that shares our energy and passion in building a company committed to transparent, honest, and simple construction services.

Reporting to the HSE Manager, the HSE Coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining York Construction health and safety policies and procedures that comply with applicable legislation and industry standards.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Site Safety Oversight:
  • Conduct regular on-site inspections to identify and address potential health and safety hazards.
  • Collaborate with site supervisors to ensure that safety protocols and procedures are followed diligently.

2. Safety Training and Orientation:

  • Facilitate on-site safety training sessions and orientations for new employees, subcontractors, and visitors.
  • Ensure that all workers are equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to maintain a safe work environment.

3. Incident Response and Investigation:

  • Respond promptly to on-site incidents, accidents, and near misses, conducting thorough investigations.
  • Implement corrective actions and provide recommendations to prevent the recurrence of incidents.

4. Emergency Preparedness on Site:

  • Develop and implement on-site emergency response plans and procedures.
  • Conduct regular emergency drills to assess the effectiveness of response measures.

5. Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of on-site safety-related activities, including training, inspections, and incidents.
  • Prepare and submit comprehensive reports to the HSE Manager as required.

6. On-Site Safety Culture Promotion:

  • Actively engage with on-site personnel to promote a positive safety culture.
  • Recognize and reward individuals and teams for exemplary safety practices.

7. Regulatory Compliance at the Site Level:

  • Stay informed about local, provincial, and federal health and safety regulations applicable to construction sites.
  • Ensure on-site compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

What you bring to York:

  • Minimum of 5 years HSE experience
  • Valid Driver’s License and Clean Driver’s Abstract
  • National Construction Safety Office (NCSO) designation strongly preferred
  • CRSP certification preferred
  • Post-secondary education in HSE field an asset
  • Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships with multiple groups
  • Ability to remain objective and maintain a factual perspective when dealing with questions and inquiries
  • Sense of urgency and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time demands of unpredictable activities; capable of handling pressure and challenges in a dynamic business environment
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, troubleshooting, problem-solving skills, and a high degree of accuracy with attention to detail
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to deliver a message to a large group
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a positive attitude
To further our growth, we have an opportunity for an Estimator to join our team. The ideal candidate shares our passion for creating the path of least resistance for our clients in the Industrial and Commercial sectors. With the ability to budget on the fly during the preconstruction process – this position plays a critical role in running scenarios real-time to determine the feasibility and potential of each project.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Collect, compare and analyze different quotes from subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers.
  • Identify labor, material, costs and time requirements on a project basis by researching proposals, recent invoices, drawings, and any related documents.
  • Prepare cost estimate reports (level of detail required will vary depending on end use).
  • Revise cost estimate reports to reflect design changes, client needs, or when the availability of materials or labour changes.
  • Advising development team about opportunities to improve cost-effectiveness of construction.
  • Be responsible for the project tendering process
  • Conduct regular risk assessments with a view to proactively managing increased costs or delayed schedule in construction projects.
  • Oversee the different stages of a project to ensure that expenses follow the forecast plan and inform ongoing estimates.
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to other team members
  • Participate in the development of project management tools and processes
  • Constantly strive to improve company processes and the quality of the finished product
  • Use your creativity to provide solutions
  • Bring passion, excitement, and positivity to the job
  • Work within the team and uphold York’s values


Qualifications
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as an estimator
  • Construction Engineering Technology diploma preferred
  • Experience working on Design-Build projects in a variety of sectors – light industrial and commercial experience preferred
  • A solid understanding of current building systems, materials, and building codes
  • In-depth knowledge of financial aspects of construction including estimating, budgeting, cost control and reporting
  • Capable of anticipating constructability issues in moderate to complex situations and thinking outside the box to create solutions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced organization continually meeting deadlines
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations
  • Motivation, great organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
We are looking for a Site Superintendent to join our team that shares our energy and passion in building a company committed to transparent, honest, and simple construction services. As a Superintendent, you will have the responsibility of overseeing our construction projects through to successful completion. You will organize and coordinate all site activities and supervise crews in order to complete the project on time and on budget. As the Superintendent you will be responsible for job site safety, scheduling, trade coordination, project meetings, inspections and quality control. Travel to various sites may be required. This role is located in Calgary, AB. As such, only applicants from Calgary and surrounding areas will be considered unless willing to relocate at their own expense.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage all on site activities; ensure project construction is executed in a safe, timely and efficient manner
  • Manage site flow of information
  • Create look-ahead schedules and assist sub trades to comply and maintain productivity
  • Liaison with clients, AHJ officials and create working relationships
  • Reviewing all work drawings to identify conflicts and issues in advance
  • Supervise sub-trades, suppliers, and field workers
  • Conduct site safety orientation and weekly safety meetings with sub-trades
  • Review on-site work to confirm that project is being built as per drawings, specifications, code and ensure that all finishes are to York and industry standards
  • Assemble the job site office and equipment requirements
  • Monitor and maintain the project construction schedule on a regular basis
  • Implement and enforce the requirements of OHS and York Construction Health and Safety Program
  • Review the accuracy of shop drawings, change orders, and RFI’s as required
  • Investigate and resolve any issues that arise
  • Responsible for field documentation such as daily logs, conduct daily safety inspections and other required reports
  • Order materials and schedules inspections as necessary; include coordinate offsite utilities and review with the applicable authority
  • Ensure Quality Control / Quality Assurance process is adhered to and reviews are performed by testing agencies and consultants
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to other team members
  • Constantly strive to improve company processes and the quality of the finished product


What you bring to York:
  • A minimum of 5+ years’ experience as a site superintendent
  • Experience working on projects in a variety of sectors – light industrial and commercial required
  • Reliable vehicle
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance
  • A collaborative and flexible approach
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced organization continually meeting deadlines
  • Creativity to provide solutions
  • Passion, excitement, and positivity to the job
  • Work within the team and uphold York’s values

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From start to finish, [the York team] was professional, efficient, and communicative, ensuring our entire team was aware of all the progress and proactive, flexible and responsive to any changes that were made along the way. They paid immense attention to detail, ensuring everything was completed to the highest standards, within the agreed-upon budget and timeline. We were particularly impressed with their expertise and willingness to go above and beyond to ensure the end result exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend York to anyone looking for new space; York is our first choice for any future projects.

- Shaun Reschny, Executive Vice President

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Form Maximizes Function
DESIGN BUILT FOR PROFITABILITY.

The York Approach customizes our buildings to maximize client profitability through product flow and equipment integration design. We have experience in designing functional spaces across many industries: manufacturing, storage, machining, welding, lifting, freezing, cooling and everything in between.

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Fixed Price, No Surprises
OUR PROBLEMS AREN'T YOUR PROBLEMS.
York Construction prefers a fixed price design-build contract. We invest time into optimizing design on paper so by the time you sign the contract you know exactly what you’re getting. Our goal is to avoid making changes on a construction site and passing those changes on to our customers.
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Simplified Construction
WE WORRY ABOUT THE DETAILS.
York Construction handles the build process from design through to permitting, and execution. Further, York Construction's Standard Specifications mean your base-building is ready the way you wanted: wifi in the warehouse, cat6 cable wired to a patch panel, blinds, millwork and even appliances. Do it once and do it right.
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Speed Matters
TIME COSTS MONEY.
Whether it is speed to market or the cost of debt, time costs our customer’s money. That’s why our customers benefit from York Construction's commitment to a fast and safe construction process. Wherever possible, we use construction methods that shorten critical-path and subcontractors that know our processes and design specifications.
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Integrated Design
COORDINATING FIXTURES FOR EFFECTIVENESS.
Unintended consequences are consistent in construction. Our team digs deeper to understand your business so the design reflects your needs in all aspects: life safety, equipment orders, electrical and mechanical positioning, and so much more.
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Light Industrial, Eat, Breath, Sleep, Repeat
BENEFIT FROM OUR KNOW-HOW.
The York Group owns and operates over 9 million SF of light industrial buildings. We know what it’s like to live in the building after possession. We have learned what works and what doesn’t.
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