Site Supervisor

Role Summary

Company: Activa

Job Title: Site Supervisor

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Reports To: Construction Manager

Location: Waterloo, Ontario

Under the supervision of the Construction Manager, the Site Supervisor will be responsible for supervising on-site sub-trades and suppliers for various single-detached, townhome and multi-residential projects. The Site Supervisor will also be responsible for ensuring that projects are constructed according to plans, on schedule and on budget while strictly adhering to all health and safety regulations.

Key Responsibilities


  • Deliver completed construction projects on schedule and on budget, from excavation/foundation to completion of 30 day lists after closing
  • Ensure job trailer and job site are maintained in an orderly, clean and secure manner
  • Perform any other reasonable duties that maybe required and or requested by Management
  • Review schedules and ensure projects are adhering to same
  • Book all required inspections through-out construction


  • Ensures construction work is being carried out in accordance with drawings, specifications, zoning/building bylaws, OBC and company policy
  • Coordinate each sub-trade to ensure smooth and continuous on site progress and ensure workmanship is satisfactory and the proper materials are used
  • Arrange for miscellaneous labour as required to complete project and sign off on time cards as needed
  • Order materials as necessary to complete project and return packing slips to office administration
  • Manage usage of company tools and assets and ensure safekeeping of same
  • Provide leadership, instruction and supervision to all construction workers, including site staff, contractors and suppliers as well as visitors to site


  • Report any drawing and or specification discrepancies to design team
  • Liaison with General Contractors, sub-trades, architects, engineers and Head Office, ensuring communication and prompt resolution of problems
  • Prepare daily job logs documenting all on-site activities
  • Prepare work orders and purchase orders as required and communicate with head office administration

Health & Safety

  • Enforce Health and Safety policies and ensure all on-site personnel are following all safety regulations and company policies
  • Ensure all paperwork as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act are posted and up to date
  • Ensure safety stations are available as required by law and properly maintained/safety talks




  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a site supervisor role for commercial and/or residential projects including experience building stacked and multi-unit residential product.
  • Organized and effective in dealing with conflict resolution and people management
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, field drawings and plans
  • Knowledge of local, provincial and federal workplace compliance regulations, ordinances and legislation
  • Basic computer skills (i.e. Windows Office)
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Experience/knowledge with:
    • Core slab concrete structures
    • Wood framing
    • Block Wall construction
    • Familiarity with Part 3 Building Code relating to common elements.
    • Energy star building practices
    • Fire separations
    • Sound (STC) separations

Personal Attributes

  • Able to communicate competently and effectively in the English language
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of personalities
  • Friendly and personable, yet firm on communicating deliverables and uncompromising in quality workmanship
  • Hardworking and self-motivated
  • Organized

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