A career at Defence Construction Canada will give you the chance to learn, excel and engage in exciting and meaningful work in the fields of engineering, environmental science and infrastructure services. Our organization is big enough to take on multi-million dollar projects but small enough to deliver personal service. DCC provides a comprehensive salary and benefits package. Learn more.


Coordinator, Construction Services

Position Details:

Requisition Number: 2940   Location: BC, Comox / Courtenay
Who Can Apply?: Internal (DCC Employees) and External (General Public)   Language Requirement: English
Salary Range: $56,195 - $73,056   Drivers Licence: Yes
Employment status: Term   Openings: 1
Term Length: 24 months   Closing Date: 27/05/18



The Coordinator, Construction Services, manages and administers low-complexity construction, professional services and service contracts to ensure compliance with contract requirements. The incumbent may provide support under the functional direction of a contract coordinator on higher complexity contracts. The incumbent engages in daily discussions and negotiations with contractors 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 and complies with service line requirements.


  • Manage and administer contracts to ensure compliance with contractual requirements
  • 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)
  • Maintain site activity records (e.g. photos, activity reports), as required
  • Assess, negotiate and issue contract change orders
  • 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


  • Ensure health and safety, industrial security and environmental compliance
  • Carry out financial control for contracts
  • Coordinate consultant construction review and third-party testing
  • Manage contract risk
  • 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 two years’ relevant experience, or the equivalent


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

Development and Leadership

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

Working Conditions

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

Our Mission: Your Opportunity

All DCC employees can make a difference by supporting Canada's troops and contributing to the defence of the country.

Security Level Eligibility

Security Clearance
DCC is responsible for the Personnel Security Clearance process. Typically to be eligible for a "Reliability" clearance, you must have resided in Canada for the last five (5) years and to be eligible for a "Secret" clearance, you must have resided in Canada for the last ten (10) years. The process usually involves reference inquiries, verification of qualifications, criminal records checks, and credit checks (as required) and may require fingerprints. For more information about obtaining a security clearance, please click here.
Security Level: Reliability

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