Design & Build Experts Since 1956     (10,700+ Clients)

The Opportunity

OakWood is a fourth-generation family run Design & Build business in Ottawa that is proudly owned and operated by the Liptak family. OakWood specializes in innovatively designed, energy efficient residential and commercial buildings and are all about providing the highest standards of excellence for home renovation and building services in the Ottawa region.

We’re looking for great people to join our growing in-house renovation and new homes team. You’ll work side-by-side with the Liptak family, designers, estimators, project manager and more in an environment that fosters collaboration and creativity. We’re all problem solvers helping our clients transform their homes into functional yet beautiful living spaces. You will have the ability to steer your career with unlimited, performance-based growth.

What You’ll Make

There’s no limits on your income potential. You’ll start with a competitive base salary that’s commensurate with your experience. But you’ll also be rewarded for hard work, client satisfaction and productivity.

If this describes you and you’re ready to join our dynamic team – click on the position of interest below and send us your resume now. Let’s meet to discuss the next step in your career with OakWood.

If this isn’t right for you but might be a perfect fit for someone you know, please feel free to share!

Positions

Project Consultant / Sales

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Manage new opportunities from the first point of contact, through design consultation, budget discussions, proposal development and presentation.
  • Present OakWood’s capabilities, approach, and unique processes to engage and qualify potential clients and get them excited about what the OakWood Team can do for their project.
  • Work with OakWood’s processes, scope and budget templates and proprietary customer relationship management software.
  • Close deals to achieve monthly and annual quotas/targets.
  • Lead your signed clients through the design process, working with the experienced OakWood Team to prepare final concept designs, construction drawings and complete material selections based on the approved budget.
  • Own the ongoing relationship with your clients for future projects and ensure an exceptional customer experience from start to finish.

What We’re Looking For

  • Minimum of 5 years in a design or architectural technician, renovation or design consulting or renovation sales role
  • Knowledge of residential or commercial renovation and construction practices and products is preferred
  • Familiarity with local building codes and new building technologies and their implications for design is considered an asset
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite and Design Software is an asset
  • Diploma or Degree in Design, Architecture or Building Technology is an asset

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Kitchen Consultant / Sales

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Meet with clients to determine kitchen design requirements, present kitchen design concepts, and finalize contracts
  • Use design software to develop creative and functional design plans and layouts, elevations and detailed drawings that respect your Clients’ budget and schedule and are up to building code standards
  • Read and interpret blueprint, schematics, and technical drawings etc.
  • Advise and assist with selection of colours, finishes and materials such as cabinets, tiles, counters, fixtures, lighting, flooring, and other items
  • Effectively multi-task, following the OakWood sales and design process, and managing your time to work within the client’s budget and allocated design time
  • Liaise with other OakWood departments and team members to ensure quality and continuity at all stages of the project
  • Maintain relationships with clients to ensure an outstanding customer experience that is second to none

What We’re Looking For

  • Minimum of 5 years in a design role
  • Kitchen design experience
  • Familiarity with local building codes and their implications for design
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to get your great ideas across quickly and clearly
  • Proficiency with 2020 Design Software, Revit and the Microsoft suite
  • Diploma or Degree in Interior Design, NKBA or related field is preferred but maybe you have a fantastic portfolio that proves you know your stuff regardless
  • Someone who revels in a fast paced, dynamic environment and has a thirst to always be learning
  • A team player who’s always asking, “what can I do to help?”

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Designer

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Meet with clients to determine design requirements, present design concepts, and manage design change orders
  • Use design software to develop creative and functional design plans and layouts, elevations and detailed drawings that respect your Clients’ budget and schedule and are up to building code standards
  • Read and interpret blueprint, schematics, and technical drawings etc.
  • Advise and assist with selection of colours, finishes and materials such as cabinets, tiles, counters, fixtures, lighting, flooring, and other items
  • Effectively multi-task, following the OakWood design process, and managing your time to work within the client’s budget and allocated design time
  • Liaise with other OakWood departments and team members to ensure quality and continuity at all stages of the project
  • Maintain relationships with clients to ensure an outstanding customer experience that is second to none

What We’re Looking For

  • Minimum of 3 years in a design role
  • Kitchen or bath design experience would be great
  • Familiarity with local building codes and their implications for design would be a real bonus
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to get your great ideas across quickly and clearly
  • Proficiency with 2020 Design Software, Revit and the Microsoft suite
  • Diploma or Degree in Interior Design or related field is preferred but maybe you have a fantastic portfolio that proves you know your stuff regardless
  • Someone who revels in a fast paced, dynamic environment and has a thirst to always be learning
  • A team player who’s always asking, “what can I do to help?”

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Architectural Technologist

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Measuring and completing as-build drawings
  • Complete the building permit drawings as per OBC while verifying all structural details
  • Effectively multi-task, following the OakWood process, and managing your time
  • Liaise with other OakWood departments and team members to ensure quality and continuity at all stages of the project
  • Liaise with the City of Ottawa and Engineers to obtain Minor Variances and permits

What We’re Looking For

  • Experience in residential design
  • You have a thorough understanding of construction specifications within the industry
  • Working knowledge of the local building codes and wood frame construction
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to get your great ideas across quickly and clearly
  • Have an active BCIN (Building Code Identification Number) or are willing to get one
  • Proficient in Revit, scheduling software, Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Graduate in an Architectural Technology program
  • Someone who revels in a fast paced, dynamic environment and has a thirst to always be learning
  • A team player who’s always asking, “what can I do to help?”

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Estimator

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Source, evaluate and recommend potential Trade Partners & Suppliers based on price, quality, logistics efficiency, and future potential
  • Build new, and manage existing Trade Partner & Supplier relationships, ensuring contracts are negotiated and updated as required
  • Provide up to date costing, both incoming and replacement for preparation of price lists, quotations, and contracts
  • Collaborate to identify innovative approaches to improve product & service quality and increase purchasing efficiency
  • Review proposals and change orders to ensure that they are accurate and provide enough description

What We’re Looking For

  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to get your great ideas across quickly and clearly
  • Can read and interpret construction drawings
  • Proficient in Excel, Word & Outlook
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of purchasing experience within the residential construction industry
  • A Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP) accreditation is an asset
  • You have experience in residential Interiors and Exteriors in both renovations and new construction
  • You have experience in understanding scopes of work and negotiating pricing based on knowledge
  • Someone who revels in a fast paced, dynamic environment and has a thirst to always be learning
  • A team player who’s always asking, “what can I do to help?”

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Project Coordinator

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Understanding the project budget and monitoring and adhering to it
  • Confirm that all elements of the project are set and ready for Production
  • Create RFPs & PO’s for scope of work and discuss with trades partners and suppliers
  • Create a schedule based on contract scope of work and ensure proper resources are allocated to complete the project timeline
  • Review proposals and change orders to ensure that they are accurate and provide enough description

What We’re Looking For

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a construction coordination position
  • You have experience in understanding scopes of work and negotiating pricing based on knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to get your great ideas across quickly and clearly
  • Can read and interpret construction drawings, including build assemblies
  • Proficient in scheduling software, Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Someone who revels in a fast paced, dynamic environment and has a thirst to always be learning
  • A team player who’s always asking, “what can I do to help?”

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Assistant Project Coordinator

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Assist with monitoring project budget and schedules
  • Assist with confirming that all elements of the project are set and ready for Production
  • Create RFPs & POs for scope of work and discuss with trade partners and suppliers
  • Effectively multi-task, following the OakWood process, and managing your time
  • Work with estimator to update Database pricing, assemblies and templates

What We’re Looking For

  • You have an understanding of residential construction specifications within the industry
  • Working knowledge of the local building codes and wood frame construction is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to get your great ideas across quickly and clearly
  • Can read and interpret construction drawings
  • Proficient in scheduling software, Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Experience working with construction trades is an asset
  • Someone who revels in a fast paced, dynamic environment and has a thirst to always be learning
  • A team player who’s always asking, “what can I do to help?”

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Project Manager

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Project planning and jobsite oversight, including timely identification of problems and proposal of creative solutions
  • Overview of jobsite safety practices and quality control
  • Effectively multi-task, following the OakWood process, and managing your time
  • Liaise with other OakWood departments and team members to ensure quality and continuity at all stages of the project
  • Maintain relationships with clients to ensure an outstanding customer experience that is second to none

What We’re Looking For

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in residential renovations and new home construction
  •  You have a thorough understanding of construction specifications within the industry
  • Working knowledge of the local building codes and wood frame construction
  • Strong structural knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to get your great ideas across quickly and clearly
  • Can read and interpret construction drawings
  • Experience working with construction trades while in a leadership role
  • Someone who revels in a fast paced, dynamic environment and has a thirst to always be learning
  • A team player who’s always asking, “what can I do to help?”

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Assistant Site Supervisor

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Assist with project planning and oversight
  • Assist with overview of jobsite safety practices and quality control
  • Assist with project schedule maintenance
  • Effectively multi-task, following the OakWood process, and managing your time
  • Maintain relationships with clients to ensure an outstanding customer experience second to none

What We’re Looking For

  • You have an understanding of residential construction specifications within the industry
  • You have 2 or more years of on site experience in residential construction
  • Working knowledge of the local building codes and wood frame construction
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to get your great ideas across quickly and clearly
  • Can read and interpret construction drawings
  • Proficient in scheduling software, Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Experience working with construction trades while is an asset
  • Someone who revels in a fast paced, dynamic environment and has a thirst to always be learning
  • A team player who’s always asking, “what can I do to help?”

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Handyman

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Project planning and jobsite oversight, including timely identification of problems and proposal of creative solutions for handyman projects and warranty claims
  • Overview of jobsite safety practices and quality control
  • Complete some of the work as required such as tile, drywall and trim repairs and troubleshoot warranty claims to find the source of the issue
  • Maintain the 24 hour warranty phone
  • Maintain relationships with clients to ensure an outstanding customer experience that is second to none

What We’re Looking For

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in residential renovations
  • You have a thorough understanding of construction specifications within the industry
  • Working knowledge of the local building codes and wood frame construction
  • Strong structural knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to get your great ideas across quickly and clearly
  • Can read and interpret construction drawings
  • Proficient in tile, drywall and trim installation
  • Proficient in scheduling software, Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Experience working with construction trades while in a leadership role is an asset
  • Someone who revels in a fast paced, dynamic environment and has a thirst to always be learning
  • A team player who’s always asking, “what can I do to help?”

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