Careers

Are you looking for a great place to work? A place where your skills and talents are valued, recognized and rewarded? Where the environment is exciting, challenging and inspiring? Where you can grow a rewarding career? Look no further than LNS Services.

LNS offers rewarding careers to skilled, reliable and motivated individuals who enjoy meeting new challenges and taking a hands on approach while working independently or alongside other experienced professionals. LNS offers training, mentoring and professional development for every employee and supports opportunities for their growth and advancement.

The LNS team includes superintendents, foreman, tradesmen, labourers, safety officers, project managers, engineers, estimators and a wide variety of office and project support personnel.

A passion for industrial construction is shared by every LNS employee. Our diverse and energetic team strives to meet customer needs and provide the highest level of quality and service.

LNS is always looking for skilled, hardworking, enthusiastic and motivated individuals. Please contact our H.R. Representative, Lynne Silzer, to discuss these opportunities or to send your resume for consideration.

Construction Superintendent

Scope:

All activities related to execution of construction projects on industrial sites with an emphasis on bulk material handling. Applicant will be expected to have technical and practical knowledge to develop feasible and effective solutions for typical installation/execution constraints.

 

Education:

Candidates should have a ticket or experience in a relevant trade or some applicable technical training with the intention of working with field crews on site developing execution plans in detail. A mechanical technologist background with field experience could suffice.

 

Experience:

10-15 years of experience in bulk material handling systems as an installation contractor in heavy industry. Exposure to plant facilities, commodity ports and terminals, heavy equipment/machinery or maintenance of facility operating equipment is beneficial. Some millwright experience is a requirement. Experience on operating port terminals in Vancouver working with various materials such as potash, Sulphur, coal, grain and agri-products is considered a strong asset. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and direct field crews, foremen and charge-hands on installation projects (typical value range: $100k – $5m)
  • Identify efficient means of construction execution methodology through liaising with engineers, tradespeople, clients and project managers
  • Mentor foreman, charge-hands, junior field engineers and project managers
  • Participate in estimates of execution hours, equipment and other resources required for installation projects
  • Problem solve on site in a fast paced environment under the constraint of tight construction schedules
  • Schedule construction tasks while identifying critical aspects of the execution
  • Propose creative value solutions
  • Meet with existing and potential clients and develop new project opportunities
  • Evaluate IFC drawings for fabrication and installation deficiencies

 

Skills:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Time management, prioritization, multitasking and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be detail oriented and analytical in problem solving
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Class 5 driver’s license required with a clean drivers abstract
Project Estimator

Scope:

All activities related to client relationships, project scope definition and cost estimating with a focus in the area of bulk material handling projects. Full time position with competitive salary and benefits package.

 

Education:

Technical background in engineering (structural or mechanical) and estimating OR a ticketed tradesperson with demonstrated MS Office skills.

 

Experience:

3-5 years field experience and 2-3 years estimating experience. Experience in bulk material handling systems and/or experience as an installation contractor in heavy industry is considered a strong asset. Exposure to plant facilities, commodity ports and terminals, heavy equipment/machinery or maintenance of facility operating equipment is beneficial.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead estimating activities for primarily supply & installation construction projects in the industrial sector (typical value range: $100k – $5m)
  • Participate or lead complete project proposal packages in response to RFPs
  • Meet with existing and potential clients and develop new project opportunities
  • Develop business relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Read construction drawings, prepare quantity take-offs and issue RFQs to subcontractors
  • Evaluate and analyze subcontractor quotes
  • Propose creative value engineering solutions
  • Continue to develop improved methods to cost and price projects (estimating tools)
  • Continue to develop a risk/cost model for fixed price projects
  • Work with the project managers to develop execution methodology/approach for new projects
  • Evaluate the technical design, schedule, cost coding and structure of projects and develop benchmarks for the estimating of similar project scopes
  • Identify opportunities for improving material handling designs and standards
  • Manage, lead or sponsor projects when necessary and appropriate
  • Interface with field staff and identify capabilities and resources to support estimating costs

 

Skills:

 

  • Experience with estimating software; i.e. Hard Dollar is an asset
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Time management, prioritization, multitasking and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be detail oriented and analytical in problem solving
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to analyze project data and production rates
  • Full driver’s license required for site visits
Site Foreman (Millwright)

Scope

 

LNS Services is looking for a jobsite foreman for upcomming jobs within the lower mainland.

 

The Foreman provides leadership, schedules, coordinates, supervises and ensures the safety and productivity of crews at the workface who install/assemble components of industrial products and structures. As a key participant in the relationship with the company, sub-contractors, and client, the foreman acts as management liaison and client interface. The Foreman will be expected to fill in for the Superintendent when he/she is unavailable, on holiday leave, attending training courses, sick leave, etc.

 

Rate is upwards of $50 per hour.

 

United Steelworkers Union rates complete with full benefit package.  

 

Skills:

 

Has the ability to:

 

  • Lead the crew.
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing, with good comprehension.
  • Coach and teach crew members.
  • Apply good problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • See how the work and tasks fits into the project.
  • Form and implement workface crew plans and schedules.
  • Organize and delegate work.
  • Handle the administrative duties of position, including completion of required documents.
  • Effectively use computers and other technology.

 

Experience

 

3 to 5 years’ experience as a qualified and competent tradesperson in a Site Foreman position, who is familiar with other construction trades and crafts.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Has completed Construction Safety Training Systems (or equivalent) and asset.
  • Has completed Leadership for Safety Excellence.
  • Has a current Level 1 First Aid certificate.
  • Has completed a formal supervisory training programs (Practical Leadership Tools for Front Line Supervisors/Supervisory & Management Skills or equivalent
  • Valid B.C. Driver's Licenses, with safe driving record.
Mechanical Trades Wanted

Scope: 

LNS Services is now accepting resumes for future projects within the lower mainland.

 

Avaliable Positions:

  • Certified Millwrights
  • CWB (SMAW) Ticketed Welders
  • Iron Workers

 

Experience:

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience as a qualified and competent tradesperson, who is familiar with other construction trades and crafts.

 

Note:

  • Union Rates Apply, United Steelworkers Union rates complete with full benefit package.
  • Local Job - No LOA Available.

 

Forward resumes & copies of tickets/certificates to:

                           LNS Services

                     3111 Norland Avenue,

                     Burnaby, BC V5B 3A9

                      Phone: 604-205-9613

                         Fax: 604-205-9602

        Email: lynne.silzer@norlandlimited.com

Project Manager

Scope:

Responsible for all aspects of successful execution of a project.  Provides overall leadership and control of the project, typically involving scope definition, scheduling, mobilization, engineering, design, procurement, subcontracts, construction, commissioning and closeout.  Project usually includes heavy industrial installation of bulk materials handling equipment and structures, although it may include commercial, infrastructure or institutional facilities.

 

Education:

Post-secondary degree in engineering, construction or project management, or a technical school diploma and extensive practical PM experience on applicable project work.

 

Experience:

Eight (8) years of work experience in engineering, construction or other related technical field with increasing levels of responsibility and development, or fifteen (15) years of similar experience (without an appropriate post-secondary degree).

 

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in proposal development (scope, schedule, cost, team, execution plan)
  • Work with the project stakeholders to develop the project charter, which outlines the scope, goals, deliverables, required resources, budget and timing
  • Complete the activities required in the project mobilization checklist
  • Manage your external customer and communicate regularly with them
  • Customize a project management and execution plan to provide direction to the team
  • Develop the work breakdown structure and estimate the effort required for each task
  • Create the cost control budget from the as-sold proposal cost estimate
  • Provide a construction-driven, resource-loaded project schedule to identify when each task will be performed
  • Develop a procurement and contracting plan and associated schedules
  • Determine what external consultants or subcontractors will be required to complete the work identified in the project plan
  • When required, work with HR and group leads to recruit appropriate staffing resources
  • Clearly communicate expectations to team members and stakeholders
  • Proactively lead, coach and motivate project team members
  • Be accountable for project team performance and results
  • Act as a mediator between stakeholders and project team members
  • Work with the project team to resolve issues and solve problems
  • Effectively manage project scope by ensuring that any changes to scope are documented and approved using a change order process
  • Ensure that project quality and safety targets are set and achieved
  • Track and report regularly on project milestone progress using approved reporting template
  • Provide internal project financial reports to senior business manager
  • Determine project close-out and archiving requirements and complete a post-project evaluation of performance
  • Ensure all project documents are safely archived before demobilizing project team

 

Skills:

  • Effective team management and ability to hold members responsible for their performance
  • Excellent communication skills – Both verbal and written
  • Attention to detail but ability to focus on the big picture
  • Proficient in project management tools including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Outstanding time management, prioritization, multitasking, and organizational skills