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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Current Employment Opportunities

These are our current career and employment opportunities:

  • Soft Dig/Flusher/Vacuum Operator

    Nelson River Construction (NRC) is hiring a Soft Dig/Flusher/Vacuum Operator for Sewer and Water Infrastructure.

    The Position:

    Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Camera equipment for inspecting sewers for Sewer and Water Infrastructure. Includes Vactor duties such as flushing and vacuuming, as well as Hydra Excavation duties.

    Requirements & Qualifications:

    • Class 3 with Air Driver’s License

    • Ability to lift 75 pounds

    • Confined Space Entry Training

    • Read and understand maps and drawings

    • Communication skills

    Responsibilities:

    • Safely and effectively operate Vactor/Flusher

    • Perform all Soft Dig Requirements, flushing, mandrel testing to meet Safety legislations and job specifications

    • Conduct Pre and Post trip inspections on equipment and report all major problems to supervisor/mechanic

    • Perform and complete pre-job and daily hazard assessments

    • Provide leadership and job knowledge to other crew members

    • Maintain all equipment in good working condition by adjusting, cleaning, lubricating and performing minor repairs as required

    • Mechanically inclined

    • Knowledge and understanding of job requirements in relation to vactor/flusher tasks

    • Critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills

    • Experience operating a front reeled high-pressure hose, high velocity vacuum system.

    Nelson River Construction offers great growth opportunities and excellent wages and benefits. If you are interested in becoming part of a strong team and a leader in the construction industry, please forward your resume.

    Applicants will be asked to provide a current drivers' abstract to the job interview. Read More

  • Pipe Layer

    Nelson River Construction is hiring an experienced Pipelayer.

    Reporting to the Foreman, the Pipelayer is responsible for laying pipe and manholes for storm or sanitary sewers and water mains. All pipes must meet grade elevations by use of levels or lasers.

    Requirements & Qualifications:

    • Class 5 Driver’s License;

    • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis;•

    Must have a strong work ethic, ensuring commitment to the team and the company;

    • Must be able to work with little supervision; be self-directed;

    • Punctual and available to work full time;• Ability to read and understand drawings;

    • Ability to operate equipment is considered an asset;

    • Familiar with construction methods for all types of sewer pipe materials;

    • Training and certified in confined space, fall protection, H2S, and First Aid is an asset.

    Responsibilities:

    • Execute the daily plan and work sequence under the direction of the Foreman;

    • Completing daily tasks in an effective and safety-conscious manner;

    • Participate in safety meetings and toolbox talks;

    • Provide pipe installation to meet set specifications;

    • Assist and work with operators in trenching to required depths;

    • Load, unload and move construction materials around the worksite;

    • Ensure work site is organized and free of clutter, rubble and garbage;

    • The ability to follow directions; hard work and dependability are extremely important;

    • Have strong logical/critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills.

    Willing to work out of town and in remote locations, as required.

    Willing to work overtime.

    Nelson River Construction offers great growth opportunities and excellent wages and benefits. If you are interested in becoming part of a strong team and a leader in the construction industry, please forward your resume.

    Applicants will be asked to provide a current drivers' abstract to the job interview. Read More

  • Camp Cook

    Nelson River Construction is currently hiring a motivated Camp Cook for our Asphalt Paving Division.

    The successful candidate must be willing to work out of town in a camp environment, for extended periods at a time.

    Qualifications and Responsibilities:

    • Applicant must be experienced in menu planning;

    • maintaining and ordering inventory;

    • cooking and baking in a camp environment;

    • must be able to work 12 - 14 hours per day;

    • hold a valid class 5 driver's license;

    • be 18 years of age or older;

    • and have own means of transportation to and from the job site.

    This position requires travel to rural Manitoba.

    The successful candidate can expect competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package.

    Applicants will be asked to provide a current drivers' abstract to the job interview. Read More

  • Camp Cook’s Helper

    Nelson River Construction is hiring a motivated Camp Cook’s Helper.

    The successful candidate must be willing to work out of town in a camp environment for extended periods at a time. Meals and accommodations are provided.

    Qualifications and Responsibilities:

    • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older;

    • hold a valid class 5 driver's license;

    • have own means of transportation to and from the job site;

    • previous experience with cooking, baking and cleaning in a camp environment;• must be able to work 12 - 14 hours per day;

    • willing to live in camp environment for 2+ weeks at a time;

    The successful candidate can expect competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package.

    Applicants will be asked to provide a current drivers' abstract to the job interview. Read More

  • Concrete Excavator

    Nelson River Construction (NRC) is hiring motivated Excavator for road repair in our Concrete Division.

    Responsibilities:

    • Executes the daily plan and work sequence under the direction of the Foreman;

    • Performs high-quality work according to specifications;

    • Exercises strong logical/critical thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills;

    • Communicates effectively with Foreman and other crew members;

    • Ensures tools & equipment are constantly kept in a safe, operational condition;

    • Completes assigned tasks in an effective, safety-conscious manner.

    Requirements and Expectations:

    • Able to read and interpret plans and specifications;

    • Minimum 2 years’ experience with excavator in the context of concrete road repair;

    • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 lbs on a regular basis;

    • Have a strong work ethic ensuring commitment to the team;

    • Must be self-directed and able to work with little supervision;

    • Punctual and available to work overtime and weekends as needed;

    • Participation in other tasks as part of the team when not operating excavator;

    • Class 5 Driver’s License.

    Candidates must be willing to work outdoors in a field environment. Working on remote sites may be required on an infrequent basis.

    Salary and benefits:

    Qualified candidates can expect above average remuneration, comprehensive benefits, and competitive pension plan.

    If you are interested in becoming part of a strong team and a leader in the construction industry, please forward your resume.

    Applicants will be asked to provide a current drivers' abstract to the job interview. Read More

  • Concrete Labourer

    Nelson River Construction (NRC) is currently hiring motivated Concrete labourers

    The Position:

    Reporting to the Foreman, a Labourer is responsible for providing physical labour support during all phases of construction and production. A Labourer provides a broad range of support in areas such as hand work, moving materials, clearing terrain, site preparation, shoveling and basic equipment operation.

    Requirements & Qualifications:

    • Class 5 Driver’s License;

    • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis;

    • Must have a strong work ethic, ensuring commitment to the team and the company;

    • Must be able to work with little supervision; be self-directed;

    • Punctual and available to work overtime;

    • Ability to safely operate equipment would be an asset.

    Nelson River Construction Inc offers great growth opportunities, excellent wages and benefits. If you are interested in becoming part of a strong team and a leader in the construction industry, please forward your resume.

    Applicants will be asked to provide a current drivers' abstract to the job interview.

  • Concrete Finisher

    Nelson River Construction (NRC) is hiring motivated Concrete Finishers for Concrete Operations.

    The Position:

    Reporting to the Foreman, the Concrete Finisher is responsible for providing quality finishing of concrete for a wide array of road projects.

    Responsibilities:

    • Executes the daily plan and work sequence under the direction of the Foreman

    • Performs high-quality work according to drawings and specifications

    • Exercises strong logical/critical thinking

    , decision making, and problem-solving skills

    • Communicates effectively with Foreman and other crew members

    • Ensures tools are constantly kept in a safe, operational condition

    • Completes assigned tasks in an effective, safety-conscious manner

    Requirements and Expectations:

    • Able to read and interpret plans and specifications

    • Experience with floats, trowels, brooms and all other concrete construction tools

    • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 lbs on a regular basis

    • Have a strong work ethic ensuring commitment to the team

    • Must be self-directed and able to work with little supervision

    • Punctual and available to work overtime and weekends as needed

    • Class 5 Driver’s License & current drivers abstract

    Candidates must be willing to work outdoors in a field environment. Working on remote sites may be required on an infrequent basis.

    Salary and benefits:

    • Qualified candidates can expect above average remuneration, comprehensive benefits, and competitive pension plan.

    If you are interested in becoming part of a strong team and a leader in the construction industry, please forward your resume.

    Applicants will be asked to provide a current drivers' abstract to the job interview.

  • Asphalt Plant Labourer

    Nelson River Construction (NRC) is hiring a motivated Asphalt Plant Labourer for manual labour work.

    Requirements:

    • Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift and carry up to 50 lbs on a regular basis;

    • Ability to work in hot environment;

    • A valid class 5 MB Driver's License;

    • Work with little supervision; must be self-directed;

    • Assist in plant maintenance and repairs as required;

    • Ability to work long hours and some weekends based on business requirements;

    • Previous Asphalt Plant experience is an asset;

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Willing to work out of town and in remote locations, as required.

    Accommodations are provided for out-of-town projects.

    Salary and benefits:

    • Qualified candidates can expect above average remuneration, comprehensive benefits and a competitive pension plan.

    If you are interested in becoming part of a strong team and a leader in the construction industry, please forward your resume to:

    hr@nelsonriver.com

    or fax to: 204-237-8337.

    Applicants will be asked to provide a current drivers' abstract to the job interview.

  • Flagger

    Nelson River Construction is hiring Flaggers for various road construction projects in MB.

    As a leading heavy construction contractor in Winnipeg MB, Nelson River Construction (NRC) operates inter-provincially with the expertise in many areas of heavy construction; from asphalt paving, concrete, aggregate processing and underground services.

    Requirements:

    • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older;

    • Must be willing and able to work 12 – 14 hours per day;

    • Have steel toe safety boots;

    • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have own means of transportation to and from the job site.

    Qualified individuals can expect competitive wages.

    Send resumes to:

    hr@nelsonriver.com

    or fax to: 204-237-8337

    Applicants will be asked to provide a current drivers' abstract to the job interview.

  • Asphalt Labourer

    Reporting to the Foreman, a Labourer is responsible for providing physical labour support during all phases of construction and production. A Labourer provides a broad range of support in areas such as: hand-work, moving materials, clearing terrain, site preparation, shoveling and basic equipment operation.

    Requirements & Qualifications:

    • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License;

    • Willing to work out of town (in remote locations) in a camp environment;

    • Repetitively lift and carry 50 lbs, or more;

    • Must have a strong work ethic; ensuring commitment to the team and the company;

    • Must be able to work with little supervision; must be self-directed;

    • Punctual and available to work full time, over-time and occasional weekends;

    • Ability to safely operate equipment would be an asset;

    • Familiar with construction methods, tools and materials.

    Responsibilities:

    • Execute the daily plan and work sequence under the direction of the Supervision, completing construction work in a safety-conscious manner;

    • Operate small equipment including plate packers, tail-end of asphalt spreader, etc, (training will be provided as necessary);

    • Load, unload and move construction materials around the worksite;

    • Using a rake or shovel, spread gravel and other construction materials over road surfaces, building or decreasing slopes or leveling asphalt to fine grade specifications;

    • Ensure worksite is organized and free of clutter, rubble and garbage;

    • Shovel asphalt mix into areas inaccessible to paving machines, and compact mix using rakes and hand tampers;

    • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment;

    • Fuel, lubricate, clean and maintain equipment;

    • Perform miscellaneous activities throughout the day as directed;

    • Good attitude, common sense, ability to follow directions, work hard and be reliable;

    • Have strong logical/critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills.

    Nelson River Construction offers great growth opportunities and excellent wages and benefits. If you are interested in becoming part of a strong team, and a leader in the construction industry, please forward your resume.

    Applicants will be asked to provide a current drivers' abstract to the job interview.

  • 1
  • 2

Employment Form

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input

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.