The Construction Project Assistant role includes completing administration tasks on existing building envelope maintenance, rehabilitation, and renewal construction projects with permitting and related tasks. This is for a one-year fixed term contract with the potential to become a permanent position. This role is flexible and can be in office (Burnaby), hybrid or remote.


  • Pre-Construction Phase:
    • Preparation of construction documents for bidding
    • Help administers tender process
    • Assists in administering bid process and drafts Letters of Intent and award
    • Preparation of Contracts
  • Construction Phase:
    • Preparing monthly payment claim
    • Preparing all Change Orders
    • Complete all mathematical reconciliations for contingency and extra claims
    • Ensuring contract submittals are up to date
    • Ensuring all items listed on Admin form are complete and on time
    • Responding to information with client and superintendent as required
    • Liaises contractors and consultants
    • Assists project manager(s) with preparing construction budgets and forecasts
    • Assists with receipt, quotation, and resolution of changes
    • Ensures builder’s lien legislation is adhered to by preparing holdback documentation for retention and release
  • Post Construction Phase:
    • Preparing notices of completion
    • Collects, tracks, and evaluates contract submittals
    • Administers building permit closure with municipalities
    • Obtain warranty documents and other necessary info
    • Monitor/record future warranty review dates
    • Settle all accounts and finalize all cost issues


  • Experience as project assistant, or contract administrator ideally with a general contractor or large trade contractor is an asset.


  • Knowledge of building enclosure design and construction principles is an asset
  • Basic knowledge of construction project management and contract administration standard processes and best practices
  • Experience working with CCDC contracts is an asset
  • Ability to build working relationships and communicate effectively with RDH staff, clients, owners, trades, consultants, and other stakeholders
  • Ability to shift focus between changing priorities and work on multiple tasks
  • Ability to assess and execute time-sensitive action items
  • Comfortable and fluent with Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Adaptable, amenable, and quick learner


The base salary range for this position is $55,000 – $70,000 annualized for a full-time role. Salary is dependent various factors, including qualifications, skills, competencies, experience, and location. You may also be eligible for discretionary incentives and share ownership.

We offer a robust benefits package to support the well-being of our employees. This includes: GRSP contributions, Health and Dental coverage, Primary Caregiver benefits, Vacation and Sick Time, Statutory Holiday substitutions, and a learning fund of $1,000 per year for education or career goals.


RDH is an amazing place to work. A role with RDH is a career commitment to learn and grow alongside inspiring and dedicated people who care deeply about Making Buildings Better.

We are an employee-owned consulting firm with 300 employees in nine offices across North America. Our core area of business is the integration of building science engineering, architecture, and construction management to optimize the performance of buildings. Since our beginnings in 1997, we have become industry leaders in North America and continue to grow as we focus on technical excellence and delivering high-quality projects.

We offer a positive workplace with incredible teams, opportunities for professional growth, development and ownership. As well as your background, we seek alignment with RDH’s core values: 1) commit to excellence, 2) act with integrity, 3) work as a team 4) do what it takes, and 5) always learn.

Our collaborative teams fuel our mission of Making Buildings Better. We seek balanced representation in our teams, and to achieve a welcoming and inclusive community for all people who share a passion for our values and mission. We believe diverse thought, ideas, and voices make us great – people of different identities, races, ethnicities, genders, ages, orientations, religions, abilities, education, cultures, and skills. We are committed to equity through building teams based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Additional information on our expertise, projects, and culture can be found at


Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF to with the job title and location in the subject line.

No phone calls please. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that only those already entitled to work in Canada or the USA legally need apply.