Project Assistant

  • Bird Construction
  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Aug 06, 2022

Job Description

Project Assistant

For Those Who Seek To Redefine

The greatest achievements in history are borne from the greatness within people - where human potential meets vision, and passion fuels evolution. Unlocking this potential is the most important thing we do at Bird.

As a leader in Canadian construction for over 100 years, the impact of our team is etched deeply within the core of our legacy. Beyond Bird, this impact is felt in the fundamental aspects of our everyday lives. From the critical infrastructure we depend on, to the energy and resources that keep us moving - we are powering our communities and shaping Canada's skylines coast-to-coast. Entrenched in the foundation of a culture built more than a century ago is an enduring quest to reimagine what is possible. Our impact is greater than ever, and we are looking for those who seek to redefine their story.

We are a dynamic team of over 5,000 with a range of professions, backgrounds, and areas of expertise. This breadth of diversity in people and opportunities is one of greatest aspects of building your career with Bird. Every trajectory looks different. At Bird, you hold the pen and you write your story. As you unlock your potential, you are surrounded by a team that supports you every step of the way.

At Bird, we are focused on building a culture that brings together ideal team players who facilitate possibility every day. We are looking for those who have the courage and confidence to be humble; the self-motivated, ambitious professionals who are hungry; and those who never lose sight of their intuition, emotional intelligence, or the unequivocal impact of being people smart.

The Project Assistant is accountable for assisting with documentations, submittals, day-to-day activities, project administration duties and helping to minimize the task work done by the Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Estimator and Superintendent.

This position is based in the Richmond, BC office. Positions may be site based as required.

  • Assist with RFI and shop drawing submissions and other project related documents in a timely manner and maintain up-to-date and accurate tracking logs.
  • Generate and manage the review and issuance of Subcontract Agreements ensuring all relevant documentation is provided and meets Bird's requirements; follow up with trades to obtain all relevant contract documentation, review and ensure Bonds and Certificates of Insurance are accurate and meet Bird requirements.
  • Process all change management documentation in applicable systems, always ensuring accuracy.
  • Maintain organized project files in accordance with company's Project File Structure.
  • Attend meetings and record and distribute minutes of meeting.
  • Expedite or coordinate information submitted by owner, consultants, trades, and suppliers.
  • Assist with Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals at closeout.
  • Assist project team members by taking initiative to minimize and complete tasks and ensure accurate document control practices and procedures are followed.
  • Maintain effective communications to ensure all stakeholders are informed and up to date
  • Partner with project team members and other stakeholders to identify, develop, implement, and support cost-effective project delivery.

What we are Looking for
  • Minimum 3 years' administrative experience
  • Previous construction experience considered an asset
  • Experience with tracking documentation in a database, such as Procore, SharePoint, or Viewpoint
  • Superior computer skills in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changing systems, technology, and procedures
  • Confident, detail orientated, enthusiastic and positive team player
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Flexible and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously; meet the time demands of unpredictable activities; capable of handling pressure and challenges in a dynamic business environment
  • Effective and efficient problem solving and decision-making skills; thoughtful, proactive, and creative
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals; ability to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships with multiple groups
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • 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
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and prioritization of work to achieve them
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

What We Believe In


Safety is a moral obligation. Our goal is zero harm.


Bird invests in its employees as partners in the success of the company. Together we will grow and create opportunities within a respectful, diverse, and healthy workplace.


We believe that the best results are achieved through the collaboration of our employees, customers, partners, communities, trade contractors, and suppliers.


We conduct ourselves in a manner of which we are proud, as individuals, and as representatives of our company, community, and industry.


We are honest, truthful, and fair. We conduct ourselves with integrity.


We are committed to balancing the sustainability of the company, communities, and the environment.