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Electrical Field Supervisor

Canada Req #32
Monday, November 28, 2022


We have invested a great deal of time debating, shaping and identifying why we exist as a company and who we are as a team.  It is critical to us, even non-negotiable, that new people who join our team are excited and committed to our way of doing business and share specific core values.


Ryfan celebrated it’s 40th birthday in 2019, so we are a seasoned and experienced company. However, as we mature we are ready to take our next step forward.  Here’s what that looks like to us:


Our vision is to transform the MEP construction industry.  The industry is ripe for innovation, and we want to move to the frontier of that development.


Our mission is maximizing customer value through relentless process improvement. Process improvement not only delivers cost-savings to our customers, but it enhances their experience with us.


Our passion is building something great. Of course, we deliver exceptional services but we also strive to build great teams, relationships and communities.


Our niche is unconventional projects.  Cookie-cutter projects aren’t really our market. If a project is weird, innovative, logistically complicated, remote, or any of those, it’s probably right in our niche.


Last but never least, there are three “uniques” that make us stand out:


First, we invest in and help create exceptional employees.  Not only do we want you to build a career with Ryfan, we want to help you build a great life.


Second, we are leading practitioners of productivity improvement methods, tools and techniques. If there is a better way to do it, we want to be first in.  We never tire of making improvements. 


Last, we take leading edge construction techniques to unique or underserved markets. We go into markets where our competitors may be deterred by the challenges.  We enjoy success whether others fear risk because we are seasoned and experienced.






The reality is, we can’t achieve our Mission without the right people on board. It is critical to us that everyone on the Ryfan team naturally share these core values:


We build community. What we build is not great unless it creates value for the community. The value is larger than the project itself if it incorporates the legacy of our interactions in the communities in which we work and live; includes the way we engage with customers, consultants, other trades and suppliers; encompasses how we teach, learn and grow as a team on-site, in the office and everywhere in between; and involves working to create more winners (“more pie for everyone”) instead of focusing only on winning (“biggest piece of the pie for us”). We embrace abundant thinking and reject a scarcity mentality.  We avoid blame or fault-finding and we work relentlessly toward solutions.


We earn trust.  Communities are formed through relationships and relationships are built upon a foundation of trust. We strive to earn and be worthy of the faith placed in us by those with whom we work and interact. We do this by saying what we mean, meaning what we say, and doing what we say we are going to do.


We pursue excellence.  To earn trust we must be realistic about our capabilities and committed to always sharpening and expanding them. We understand that excellence is not a fixed point, but rather a path or way of doing things.  We are steadfast in our pursuit of continuous improvement.


Be fearless. We champion courage to seek out flaws in our methods and push for further enhancements in our performance. We are fearless in our willingness to see ourselves objectively and in our openness to constructive coaching.


We practice discipline.  We strive to convert experience into wisdom in a disciplined way.  We acquire knowledge from others and incorporate “best practice” or “leading practice” into our work. We share and use our hard-won learning with the rest of our team. In this way we grow, develop and evolve the Ryfan Way.


We celebrate success.  We take the time to celebrate our moments of greatness, the instances of excellence, the acquisition of wisdom, the attainment of a bond of trust, and the warmth of community.  Celebration is the spark and fuel that rekindles our drive to pursue our passion of building something great.

Field supervisor

Operations, All locations (full-time)

Reports to
This position reports primarily to a Project Manager in our Yellowknife, NT or Spruce Grove, AB offices. 

Your squad

Your project squad is a nimble team of Project Managers, Project Administrators, Project Coordinators and skilled tradespeople.  Your squad may change with each project based on each person’s skill set and the requirements of the project.  Although you are not dedicated exclusively to one team, we do try to create as much consistency as possible from project to project.  Our outstanding field tradespeople assigned to your project report directly to you. 

accountabilities & responsibilities

Field Supervisors fulfill the following accountabilities and responsibilities:

Leadership, Management & Accountability Maintenance

ü  Support and ensure the achievement of the squad’s 10, 3 and 1-year goals as well as quarterly Rocks and other goals;

ü  Simplify, structure and systematize the work within your squad and amongst all Ryfan squads or departments;

ü  Develop, coach and mentor your squad.  This includes appropriately delegating tasks and responsibilities and then holding your squad accountable.  Occasionally, this means having timely “difficult” conversations when needed;

ü  Effectively communicate with your team and engage them in their work and the organization as a whole;

ü  Predict future needs and develop your team in advance to satisfy those emerging needs;

ü  Be a cultural ambassador of the Ryfan Way and demonstrate our Core Values by your own behaviour;

ü  Conduct end-of-project performance assessments for skilled trades assigned to your project;

ü  Make recommendations to the Executive Team regarding all aspects of your squad’s performance including recommendations on hiring, promotions, succession planning, professional development and formal discipline or conclusion of employment when necessary;

ü  Support field teams in acquiring and maintaining all relevant training and certifications.

Technical Input, Planning & Take-offs


ü  Invest time and resources in developing detailed execution plans, schedules and budgets along with our Technical Services team.  Great planning leads to great results;

ü  Design and implement checklists for inspections, quality control and standard operating procedures;

ü  Make recommendations on materials and equipment and support the project squad in sourcing and ordering both;

ü  Consult with clients, architects, engineers, general contractors and other stakeholders on plan revisions and change orders;

ü  In collaboration with the Project Manager and other internal stakeholders, assemble a field team appropriate for the project and Ryfan’s best interests;

Timely Reporting on Project Status

ü  Monitor project progress, provide timely and accurate information to the Project Manager, and resolve issues as they arise;

ü  Conduct pre-shift and post-shift huddles with the field team to set daily goals and report results to the on-site and off-site project team;

ü  Plan and forecast work to be completed and update stakeholders;

ü  Prepare and submit daily field reports;

ü  Ensure materials are received, inspected and verified as ordered.  Collaborate with your project squad (ex. Project Coordinator) to remedy any issues;

ü  Ensure the project is properly documented, including timely and accurate change orders;

Deliver Projects to Expectations

ü  Create “win-win” scenarios for client satisfaction, stakeholder satisfaction (ex. general contractors or other trades) and Ryfan’s best interests;

ü  Ensure delivery of high-quality projects that demonstrate value to the client;

ü  Manage the day-to-day operations on-site including allocation of work and labour deployment;

ü  Oversee labour and material cost controls;

ü  Coordinate your on-site squad with other work or demands on site including but not limited to work by other trades, needs of the client or general contractor, etc.;

ü  Assume overall responsibility for maintaining a clean, safe and productive project site;

ü  Schedule and attend all relevant site inspections;

ü  Communicate with clients and general contractors on-site, answer their questions or seek answers for them, ensure their expectations are understood and met, and update other members of your project squad.

ü  Explain the safety program and project plan to your on-site team, and ensure compliance;

ü  Explain quality control standards and expectations to your on-site team, and ensure compliance;

ü  Conduct pre-closing walk throughs with clients and their representatives and coordinate completion of deficiency or punch list work;

ü  Conduct regular inspections and coach field teams on continuous improvement of their skills and performance.

Ensure Continuous Improvement of Project Team

ü  Analyze project risks and opportunities, and make recommendations to the Project Manager and other stakeholders;

ü  Collaborate with the Project Manager to identify and resolve barriers to success, whether on a specific project or more broadly within our operations;

ü  Participate in project post-mortems to continuously improve the performance of your squad and the Ryfan team;

ü  Support the development of line-of-sight throughout the organization to ensure nimble management of planning and productivity and enhance the profitability of the organization;


ü  Develop and maintain strong and productive relationships with clients, other trades, suppliers and any other stakeholders.

Like all job descriptions, your accountabilities and responsibilities will evolve over time to support Ryfan’s goals, project needs and your individual growth.  As a result, you should expect your job description to change from time to time.

required qualifications, experience & education

Field Supervisors possess the following or comparable qualifications, experience and education:

ü  A high school diploma (or equivalent) is a minimum requirement;

ü  Journeyman or Red Seal certification in sheet metal, mechanical, plumbing, gas-fitting or electrical trades;

ü  At least 10 years’ experience in building (commercial and institutional), industrial and mining construction;

ü  At least 3 years’ of supervisory experience;

ü  Strong understanding of engineering contractors, suppliers and manufacturers;


ü  Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project management methods.

required skills

Field Supervisors possess the following skills: 

ü  Highly skilled in your trade and able to model leading practices or best practices in your field;

ü  Competent with field-relevant accounting, writing and reporting;

ü  Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines;

ü  Highly effective negotiation, diplomatic, and conflict resolutions skills;

ü  Advanced interpersonal, team building, leadership and organizational skills;

ü  Able to effectively communicate with all types of people, including technical, professional, and all levels of management;

ü  Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, colleagues, clients and stakeholders.

job-specific competencies

In addition to living our Core Values daily, as a Field Supervisor you demonstrate these job-specific competencies: 

ü  Attention to Detail:  You pay attention to every fine detail.  You think about what is required in order to achieve the project’s outcomes, and ensure it is complete to a high standard;


ü  Timeliness:  Deadlines are critical, and you are willing to put in thetime and effort necessary to get the work done exceptionally well;

ü  Planning & Organizing:  You develop, implement and adjust plans to reach goals, while ensuring the optimal use of resources;


ü  Problem Solving: You identify problems and the solutions to them;


ü  Results Driven: You organize time, work and resources to accomplish objectives in the most effective and efficient way.  You take the time to prepare a risk-adjusted project plan with your team before starting and you can adapt the plan on the fly as necessary. You are equally comfortable with the day-to-day project details and the big picture. 

ü  Team Leadership: You build strong teams by collaborating with all stakeholders and helping others achieve excellent results.  You recognize how you and your team fits into the Ryfan family as a whole.


The starting wage for this position is $44.00 per hour plus Living Out Allowance (LOA) and Travel Allowances (vary per project).  You will be eligible to participate in the Open Circle Hourly Benefit Plan. This position is a 1.0 FTE.  Paid overtime or on-call work is required.  

Employment preconditions

This position may be subject to the following pre-employment conditions:

ü  Satisfactory criminal record check and federal security clearances;
ü  Drug & Alcohol Screening;
ü  Fitness test; and
ü  Driver’s abstract check; and
ü  Authorized to work in Canada. 



We often receive a large number of applications but we commit to contacting every applicant. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of your application, please contact joinus@ryfan.ca 
Even though you may not be the successful applicant for this posting, those who have demonstrated Ryfan Values will be added to our Talent Pool to be considered for future postings.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 100
  • Telecommute % 0
  • Job Start Date Monday, January 2, 2023
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