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Project Specialist - 16 month contract

Winnipeg, MB
A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.
Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging.  We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.
Raise the Good in Food
We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values 
Six core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do what’s right
  • Deliver winning results
  • Build collaborative teams
  • Get things done in a fact-based, disciplined way
  • Learn and grow, inwardly and outwardly
  • Dare to be transparent, passionate and humble
 Project Specialist – Winnipeg (16 Month Contract)
The Opportunity:
Project Specialist responsibilities include working closely with our Project Manager and Construction Manager to compile comprehensive contract documents, facilitate and inspect technical installations and oversee the work of contractors. You will perform various coordinating tasks, like maintaining project documentation, schedule and budget management. You will perform numerous field supervision tasks, coordinating and validating the Work of the Contractor and Trades. To succeed in this role, you should have excellent time management and communication skills, as you’ll collaborate with clients and internal teams to deliver results on deadlines.
A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
  • Review and understand the project scope, from review of Drawings, specifications, Change Management documentation, Project Instructions and schedules;
  • Understand and assist in planning and executing work procedures;
  • Work with operations to help coordinate various phases of construction to prevent delays;
  • Review design options to understand the project cost, quality and schedule impacts;
  • Attend contractor construction and planning meetings;
  • Support the Project Manager on all reporting;
  • Assist with Instructions and Change Management to ensure work is properly completed;
  • Monitor project progress, update project information;
  • Compile communication and reconciliation of field data;
  • Assist with all the necessary closeout documentation such as inspection sign off, warranty certificates, etc.;

What we have to offer you:
  • Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
  • Professional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business. 
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program
What you will bring:
  • Minimum 1 year-experience in the commercial or industrial construction industry within the coordination/ administration of projects
  • Engineering Degree or Engineering and Construction Technology Diploma
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other related systems
  • Basic Scheduling skills
  • Basic Estimating knowledge
  • Familiar with Basic Structure, Envelope, Mechanical, Electrical installations
  • Familiar with Food Industry or Process Equipment
  • Valid Driver’s License and available transportation
  • Ability to work within CFIA environment
Working Conditions
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment will be required (e.g. hard-hat, safety boots, etc.).
  • Hazards associated with the construction industry.
  • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts, machinery and in outside conditions.
  • Must have mobility to move throughout a project site including rough terrain, climbing ladders, navigating above or under obstacles.
  • May be exposed to loud noise.
  • Working also within a CFIA environment.

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  
Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible

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