Working at Abstract is more than a job; it’s an opportunity to advance your career and hone your skills with Victoria’s leading development company.

When you work at Abstract, you’re part of a passionate team of experts who are committed to creating the most innovative residential and mixed-use developments in the city, all while enjoying the industry’s most competitive employee benefits.

 

Discover the Abstract Difference

  • A highly-competitive compensation package including great wages, health and dental benefits and the opportunity to take advantage of employee profit sharing and investment programs;
  • Be part of the development of the city’s most iconic buildings and communities; from boutique single-family homes to steel and concrete commercial and mixed-use projects. Abstract’s broad and rapidly-growing portfolio of developments offers variety like no other local development or construction company;
  • Surround yourself with a passionate, tight-knit team of experts that enjoy learning and growing together in a strong culture that encourages teamwork, collaboration and diversity;
  • Benefit from ongoing professional development opportunities;
  • Enjoy extra-curricular activities, from the Abstract softball and cycling teams to a weekly running club;
  • Take advantage of Abstract’s health and wellness program, offering benefits like free yoga classes, healthy food and snacks and access to fitness and wellness experts and resources;
  • Benefit from education and advancement opportunities with Victoria’s most sought-after development companies- and more!

Current Opportunities

Construction Project Manager

Abstract Developments
Victoria, BC

 

Abstract Developments is searching for a talented Construction Project Manager to join our growing, award-winning company.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly experienced, motivated Project Manager to help deliver speculative multi-family and custom homes to an ever-increasing base of customers, and in turn deliver direct, measurable revenues to the company.

The Project Manager is a personable and insightful leader with at least five years of project management and estimating experience, preferably focused on multi-family residential projects. The right candidate will lead all aspects of customer relations, construction planning and project management while ensuring projects are completed on time, on budget, and within quality and regulatory parameters. Typically, the Project Manager will manage up to three projects concurrently, overseeing site supervisors to ensure the timely and efficient completion of the work.

Are you an enthusiastic construction project manager with an entrepreneurial attitude? Are you adept at identifying and resolving obstacles along the path to the successful completion of projects? Are you able to inspire those around you to work together towards a common goal? If so, we’d like to hear from you!

We are looking for candidates with post-secondary education in a related field, such as civil engineering, construction project management, or a related trade. Formal certification such as AScT, P.Eng, PMP and/or GSC is an asset.

Abstract offers compensation based on competitive base salary and great commission opportunities.

If this opportunity sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to view the Job Description for this role, and to submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to info@abstractdevelopments.com. This opportunity is open until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Site Supervisor

Abstract Developments
Victoria, BC

 

Abstract Developments is seeking an experienced Site Supervisor to join our growing team.

Candidates for the Site Supervisor must bring exceptional organizational and communications skills, and are passionate about high quality construction. This position is responsible for site human resource needs; manages sub-contractors; meets operational standards and construction budgets; accomplishes construction project results; prevents fines and interruptions; and maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environments.

The Site Supervisor is a dedicated, intuitive, and personable construction site leader who inspires others to excel at building quality homes and developments. Problem-solving and achieving high quality construction results must be second-nature to the right candidate.

We are looking for candidates with at least ten years’ experience formally supervising construction sites, and successfully delivering construction projects (e.g. multi-family, mixed use, etc.) as well as construction experience on work sites. Knowledge of construction management tools and techniques, such as scope definition, changes, project scheduling, critical path, estimating, budgeting, reporting, and cost control is an asset. Formal certification such as Red Seal Carpenter, AScT, EIT, P.Eng, PMP and/or GSC would also be an asset.

We offer compensation based on competitive base salary.

If this opportunity sounds like a good fit for you, please submit a covering letter, resume, and salary expectations to info@abstractdevelopments.com.

Opportunity open until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Construction Labourer

Abstract Developments
Victoria, BC


Abstract Developments is growing again! We are seeking Construction Labourers to join our team. We perform full spectrum home renovations, custom home builds, and state-of-the art developments, offering a vast array of opportunities.

As a Construction Labourer, if you’re a team player who enjoys challenging work, and can pay attention to the small details while working with minimal supervision, then we would like to hear from you!

Construction Labourers report directly to the Site Superintendent and/or the Site Foreman. No previous construction experience is required.

We offer competitive wages, based on experience and skills, as well as extended benefits.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Read, interpret and work from blueprints, drawings, sketches and other specifications on a variety of structures related to the construction project
  • Work with sub-trades in completing all projects
  • Maintain a professional relationship with clients
  • Complete required administrative duties

Skills/Abilities:

  • Well-developed organizational and communication skills
  • Physical strength, endurance, and hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to use necessary tools and machines

To apply in confidence, please send a covering letter and resume that clearly demonstrates the qualifications required of this position to info@abstractdevelopments.com. If you would prefer, please complete our Application Form as an alternate to submitting a resume/covering letter.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Journeyman Carpenter

Abstract Developments
Victoria, BC


Abstract Developments is growing again! We are looking to add additional Journeyman Carpenters to our team. We perform full spectrum home renovations, custom home builds, and state-of-the art developments, offering a vast array of variety.

If you are a Journeyman Carpenter – or a 3rd or 4th year apprentice – with a desire to work with a great team, in a precision-oriented environment, then this may be the job for you!

The Journeyman Carpenter reports directly to the Site Superintendent and/or the Site Foreman and brings experience in concrete, form work, and general carpentry. Successful candidates must be able to read blueprints; work off layouts and setting elevations; will have their own vehicle for company use; and will thrive on challenging and creative work in a team environment.

We offer competitive wages, based on experience and skills, as well as competitive benefits.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide carpentry services (framing and finish) at a Journeyman level
  • Run jobs under minimal supervision with the ability to supervise a team on larger projects
  • Read, interpret and work from blueprints, drawings, sketches and other specifications on a variety of structures related to the construction project
  • Supervise and instruct Carpenter Apprentices and Construction Labourers
  • Work with sub-trades in completing all projects
  • Maintain a professional relationship with clients
  • Complete required administrative duties
  • Prepare layouts in conformance to building codes using measuring tools
  • Fit and install trim items such as doors, stairs, moldings and hardware

Skills/Abilities:

  • Journeyman level skills in framing and finishing carpentry
  • Journeyman level skills in foundation work and flat-work forming
  • Proven ability to read and work from blueprints, including project layout
  • Cabinet maker skills desirable
  • Tile, drywall, plumbing, and electrical skills desirable
  • Well-developed organizational and communication skills
  • Computer literacy to include basic Microsoft office skills and ability to touch type 20 wpm

Experience:

  • At least three years carpentry experience; 3rd or 4th year apprentice may be considered
  • Must have experience in concrete, form work, finishing and general carpentry
  • Demonstrated experience in residential framing, finishing and general carpentry and concrete form work

To apply in confidence, please send a covering letter and resume that clearly demonstrates the qualifications required of this position to careers@tallsky.ca. If you would prefer, please complete our Application Form as an alternate to submitting a resume/covering letter.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Apprentice Carpenter

Abstract Developments
Victoria, BC

 

Abstract Developments is searching for Apprentice Carpenters to join our expanding team of entrepreneurial-minded professionals.

If you are an Apprentice Carpenter with a desire to work with a great team that values a positive work culture and a precision-oriented environment - this may be the job for you!

Do you have at least one full year of apprentice carpentry experience; have demonstrated experience in residential framing, finishing and general carpentry, and concrete formwork; and do you take pride in working in a precision-oriented environment and with a great team? If you do, then we would like to hear from you!

Apprentice carpenters report directly to the Site Superintendent and/or the Site Foreman. Candidates must have a vehicle; a valid drivers licence; and clean driving record.

We offer competitive wages, based on experience and skills, as well as competitive benefits.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide carpentry services (framing and finish) at a Apprentice level
  • Read, interpret and work from blueprints, drawings, sketches and other specifications on a variety of structures related to the construction project
  • Work with sub-trades in completing all projects
  • Maintain a professional relationship with clients
  • Complete required administrative duties
  • Prepare layouts in conformance to building codes using measuring tools
  • Fit and install trim items such as doors, stairs, moulding and hardware

Skills/Abilities:

  • Apprentice level skills in framing and finishing carpentry
  • Apprentice level skills in foundation work and flatwork forming
  • Proven ability to read and work from blueprints, including project layout
  • Cabinet maker skills desirable
  • Tile, drywall, plumbing, and electrical skills desirable
  • Well-developed organizational and communication skills
  • Computer literacy to include basic Microsoft office skills and ability to touch type 20 wpm

To apply in confidence, please send a covering letter and resume that clearly demonstrates the qualifications required of this position to careers@tallsky.ca. If you would prefer, please complete our Application Form as an alternate to submitting a resume/covering letter.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Marketing Coordinator

Abstract Developments
Victoria, BC

 

Abstract Developments is searching for a talented marketing professional for a great opportunity as Marketing Coordinator. We are an award-winning developer and custom homebuilder, based in beautiful Victoria, BC.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and working closely with the sales and development teams, you will focus on coordinating the marketing efforts for development projects and any related corporate marketing initiatives. You employ a creative and detail-oriented approach to your work which reflects the passion and outstanding quality for which the Abstract brand is so well known.  

If you have a passion for marketing high-quality real estate or development projects, have demonstrated experience ensuring the details and schedules come together, resulting in timely and effective execution; have a keen eye for detail, and enjoy working with a passionate, engaging team of experts, then this is the perfect job for you.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Contributing to the development and hands-on execution of project specific and corporate marketing activities that deliver to desired business objectives;
  • Assisting with marketing and channel planning processes as a key member of the marketing team;
  • Maintaining a robust portfolio of marketing and communications projects; coordinating project resources, deliverables and deadlines;
  • Providing meaningful input into marketing and product development strategies;
  • Ensuring the timely implementation marketing campaigns and promotions across online and offline channels including print, web, social media and signage;
  • Developing and coordinating the implementation of plans for project, corporate and community events;
  • Directing the day-to-day activities of marketing and media agencies and suppliers;
  • Developing and directing creative content for project and corporate marketing, including copywriting and hands-on communications for social media, advertising campaigns and media releases;
  • Providing creative direction for the development of brand and media assets including renderings, photography and video;
  • Creating and administering content through social media channels; replying to inquiries and comments in a timely manner;
  • Conducting market research activities, ensuring ongoing market awareness by the marketing, sales, development and leadership teams;
  • Representing Abstract publicly, including attendance at events and tradeshows;
  • Coordinating the agenda and minutes for weekly and ad-hoc Marketing Meetings to ensure the successful capture and execution of projects and strategies;
  • Analyzing tracking and reporting out on sales lead and conversion metrics;
  • Administering community giving initiatives, working closely with the community support committee.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Post-secondary education in communications, marketing, business administration or a related field; or equivalent work experience, plus;
  • Minimum three years of hand-on experience working in a marketing environment;
  • Strong analytical skills with proven experience evaluating the effectiveness of online and offline media;
  • Creative thinker with unwavering attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Strong ability to focus; the ability to work independently and collaborate as part of a team;
  • Well-organized with an unmatched ability to champion multiple projects simultaneously to accomplish a goal;
  • Flexible with the ability to accommodate change (short deadlines, changing priorities);
  • Full proficiency working with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop) and WordPress; proven success using project management software;
  • Strong understanding of the local real estate market.

If it sounds like this opportunity is a good fit for you, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to TallSky Consulting by August 17, 2018.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

“Our experience has far exceeded our every expectation.”

—Lynne & Don Biberdorf, Homeowners