Coordinator, Construction Services

Print Date: June 29, 2022
Job ID: 46435

Job Overview

  • Company Name Defence Construction Canada
  • Job Start Date Sun, 12 Jun 2022 07:07:44 GMT
  • Job Type Full Time - Permanent
  • Job Source Careerjet

Job title: Coordinator, Construction Services

Job description: DCC is proud to be recognized by Forbes on their 2022 list of

The Coordinator, Construction Services, manages and administers medium-complexity construction, professional services and service contracts during construction to ensure compliance with contract requirements. The incumbent engages in daily discussions and
negotiations with contractors, consultants and the Client-Partners about quality of work, interpretation of contract documents, scope changes, progress claim reviews and other issues. The incumbent addresses contract management risks within delegated authority, complies with service line requirements, and integrates activities with site teams and other service lines.

The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative but not all-inclusive:

  • Manage and administer contracts to ensure compliance with contractual requirements and quality specifications
  • Coordinate and solve day-to-day contractual problems
  • Monitor and control schedules
  • Liaise with Client-Partner representatives (e.g. on contract-related problems and risks, negotiate and issue change orders)
  • Maintain site activity records (e.g. photos, activity reports)
  • Liaise with other service lines and site teams, as required
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships within DCC, and with industry, the Client Partners and/or stakeholders
  • Ensure quality standards are met, in line with corporate and Client-Partner expectations
  • Manage contract risks


  • Manage contract financials
  • Coordinate consultant construction review and third-party testing
  • Ensure health and safety, industrial security and environmental compliance
  • support and/or lead business development activities
  • Other duties as assigned

General and Specific Knowledge

  • Best practices, methods, trends and legislation in construction
  • Construction, products and materials
  • Project, contract and risk management principles
  • Health and safety management

Formal Education and/or Certification(s) and Experience

  • Minimum: college diploma in engineering, applied science or related field with four years’relevant experience, or the equivalent
  • Preferred: certification in applicable field (e.g. Certified Engineering Technologist)


  • Use applicable computer software and operating systems
  • Interpret drawings and specifications
  • Apply project, contract and risk management techniques to construction and consultant contracts


  • Provide functional advice and guidance to employees and to Client-Partners


  • Typical construction site environment; incumbent is required to wear basic safety equipment
  • Some work may be in a typical office environment with occasional travel

Esquimalt is located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, bordered by the provincial capital, Victoria, and boasts the mildest climate in Canada. There is no “off-season” for outdoor activities on Vancouver Island, with easy access to mountain biking, surfing, and hiking. Defence Construction Canada (DCC) Esquimalt manages a large program, delivering more than a $100M in construction, professional service, and maintenance-service contracts on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND) annually. As part of the Esquimalt team, you will work on unique marine engineering and construction projects, as Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt is one of Canada’s only two Naval Bases. In addition, CFB Esquimalt is home to one of the largest maintenance facilities on the Westcoast of North America. The Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton oversees the maintenance and operation of Canada’s Naval Fleet on the west coast.


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