Careers

Employment Opportunities

Nelson River employs a dynamic and diverse workforce of highly skilled people working together to deliver excellent service to our clients. If you aspire to work for an industry leader, please complete the online application form or email us your resume or stop by our head office to complete an application in person.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive compensation package which includes a robust Group Benefits Program, a Retirement Savings Program and Deferred Profit Sharing Program which is one of the best in Canada.

Our people are our most valued asset, when you join our team, you join a culture of family, excellence, collaboration, and respect. We take pride in sharing and rewarding our people, through Employee Appreciation Events, Holiday giving’s and Years of Service Awards and gifts. Taking care of our people is a priority.

If you are interested in building a career in construction and are energetic, motivated and take pride in your work, find your dream job today and become part of a great organization.

We are always looking for great people to join our team.

If that's you please complete this on-line application form.

General Online Application Form

Or Download the application form and send or drop off your application to:

Human Resources
Nelson River Construction, 101 Dawson Road N. Winnipeg, MB R2J 0S6
Fax: (204) 237-8337
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Current Employment Opportunities

These are our current career and employment opportunities:

  • Accounts Payable Clerk

    Nelson River Construction Inc a leading heavy civil construction company based in Winnipeg, MB has an immediate opening for a person to join our accounting team as an Accounts Payable Clerk.

    The Company by the nature of its business processes and pays a considerable volume of invoices. It is imperative that the processing is completed in a timely and efficient manner to assist in achieving in the production of timely financial statements, ensuring the accuracy of what is paid to vendors/suppliers and keeping accounts up to date.

    Our Accounts Payable Clerk will be part of a group responsible for the processing of business and job-related expenses. This includes the matching, review and verification of various types of expenses. Being able to work well as a team member as well as utilize a strong work ethic to complete your responsibilities under tight deadlines is a must..

    If you are energetic, take initiative and are a strong problem solver we have an opportunity for you. Duties include but not limited to:

    • AP Invoice Entry (includes routing, coding and approvals) • Invoice Analysis (checking for accuracy, matching and investigating anomalies) • Vendor Inquires • Reconcile Vendor Accounts • Payment processing (Cheque runs, EFT, Direct Online Payments) • Invoice Filing • Team & Manager Support • Update Vendor Master Records • Prepare ad hoc reports • Perform other various accounts payable and accounting functions as assigned

    Requirements: • 3 to 5 years of accounts payable experience • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and problem-solving skills • Strong time management and organization skills • Able to work in a high-volume environment, fast paced, deadline driven environment • Pleasant telephone manner and interpersonal communication skills • Looks to make a difference and assist in continuously improving our processes

    This position requires a strong aptitude with Accounting Software in particular our Accounts Payable module, Microsoft Excel. Nelson River provides an excellent compensation and benefits package. Application deadline is Friday September 8, 2017. We thank all applicants but only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

  • Grader Operator

    Nelson River Construction Inc. a leading heavy civil construction company based out of Winnipeg is looking for a Grader Operator. We are looking for someone with experience in fine finishing for road building, has a mechanical aptitude, good communication skill, able to work with minimal supervision, has a strong work ethic and is reliable.

    If you feel you have the experience and attributes to join the Nelson River team, please complete our on-line application form or attach your current resume for submission referencing this job posting.

    Nelson River provides an excellent compensation and benefits package. We thank all applicants but only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

  • Asphalt Screed Operator

    Nelson River Construction Inc. a leading heavy civil construction company based out of Winnipeg is looking for an Asphalt Screed Operator(s). If you are detail oriented and have at least two (2) years of experience and can fulfill the responsibilities of this position please consider applying.

    As a Screed Operator you will be integral to planning the job, controlling yield, operating the screed, inspecting the paver, communicating on the job site, operating safely, and assisting in training. You will maintain a positive attitude with a strong focus on quality.

    If you feel you have the experience and attributes to join the Nelson River team, please complete our on-line application form or attach your current resume for submission referencing this job posting.

    Nelson River provides an excellent compensation and benefits package. We thank all applicants but only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

  • CCTV Operator - Underground Division

    Nelson River Construction Inc. a leading heavy civil construction company based out of Winnipeg is looking to fill the following position: CCTV Operator. This position offers many advantages to a person that enjoys challenges and is interested in gaining experience in the Underground sector.

    Skills / Attributes required: - Mathematical - Mechanical / electronic knowledge - Works well under pressure - Time management - Attention to detail - Proficient in Excel - Communication skills - Must be able to adjust to changing job specifications - Must be able to work away from home - Minimum of Class 5 drivers license required, class 3 preferred

    Experience and knowledge of the sewer system is an asset but not a requirement. If you feel you have the experience and attributes to join the Nelson River team, please complete our on-line application form or attach your current resume for submission referencing this job posting.

    Nelson River provides an excellent compensation and benefits package. We thank all applicants but only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

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Erv Petkau, CSC

Vice President and Equipment Division Manager

Erv is responsible for our extensive equipment fleet. He oversees all equipment operational activities including purchasing and renting and directs and oversees our repairs and maintenance division ensuring quality and reliable equipment is available throughout the company.

Brad Morton, P. Eng., GSC

Vice President and Underground Division Manager

Brad is the Manager of the Underground Division for Nelson River Construction. Brad has over thirty years experience in engineering design, contract administration and project management for infrastructure projects for the City of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Airports Authority and Manitoba Infrastructure. He has been involved in asset evaluation, management, maintenance and rehabilitation planning and construction related to sewer and water systems and pumps stations on many projects during his career. Brad was the Construction Manager for the land drainage pump stations at the University of Manitoba and the WAA, both projects involved significant shoring, structural concrete and sub-contractor coordination. Brad’s common sense approach combined with his consulting and construction experience consistently results in quality projects which are delivered to clients on time and on budget.

Robert Boyechko

Aggregates Division Manager

Robert is our Aggregate Manger responsible for the planning, organizing, directing and control of raw material production at our various quarry holdings throughout the province. With over twenty-five years of experience, Robert identifies opportunities and develops strategies for improved efficiency and production. Addressing the needs of our internal divisions and our Customers is a major responsibility. Robert ensures environmental compliance, rehabilitation and permit obligations are maintained. He also provides research and testing of new and existing quarries.

Gord Lee, P. Eng., GSC

President & CEO

Gord has been with the company since 1985 and has served in several different capacities during his career. He was appointed President and CEO in 2002. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at University of Manitoba in 1985, his Professional Engineer designation in 1987 and his Gold Seal Certificate in Project Management from the Canadian Construction Association in 1999.

Gord is an active member of the Winnipeg construction community and has served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Western Canada Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Construction Association. He has served as Chair of the Manitoba Construction Sector Council since 2011 and has represented the Heavy Construction Industry on the Construction Industry Wages Act Review Panel since 2009. He is a Director on the Board of the Health Sciences Center Foundation.

Steve Kosmac, C.E.T., GSC

Concrete Division Manager

Steve is the Manager of the Concrete Division for Nelson River Construction. He has over 20 years’ experience in the management of City and Highway roadway projects, Airport projects and a variety of structural concrete rehabilitation projects some of which include bridge modification work. His experience in the planning, organizing and coordination of the multiple Subtrades related to Utilities, Landscaping, and Electrical infrastructure is meticulous by nature. His extensive experience on roadway related projects makes him an integral contributor to the management of our projects

Ray Bissonnette, CRSP, CHSC

Safety Health, & Loss Prevention Manager

Ray has over a decade of experience in the Safety and Health field and is our Manager of Safety, Health & Loss Prevention. Ray has played a key role in the ongoing development and expansion of the company Safety, Health & Loss Prevention program, with the goal to minimize worker injuries and company losses. Ray’s experience includes policy and procedure development, coordinating training, conducting company safety audits, accident prevention, team building, and incident tracking and investigations, managing insurance loss claims, and identifying company risk.

Marcel Machado, B.Sc. C.E.

Asphalt Division Manager

Marcel oversees the day-to-day operations of the asphalt paving division at Nelson River including the estimating, tendering, project management, and construction of various infrastructure projects. Marcel has overseen the successful completion of numerous projects including highways, roads, airports, and parking lots for a wide variety of government and private sector clients under both traditional and design-build construction models. With nearly 30 years of experience in the roadbuilding and paving industry, Marcel brings a wealth of knowledge to each project he is involved with.

John Hudohmet, CPA – CMA

CFO

John is responsible for the financial management of the company. He is an experienced business professional with an extensive background in accounting and finance, management information systems and planning. John works closely with the entire management team providing financial and operational support.