Lead Hand, Construction Projects

Restoration Services Centre, 9741 Canada Company Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada Req #1060
Friday, February 9, 2024

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $35.96/hr, Max = $41.68/hr

Employment type: Temporary Contract

Duration of employment: 10 Months

Hours of work: 40 hrs/week

Work location: Restoration Services Centre

Division: Restoration & Infrastructure

Business unit: Construction Services

Travel: Report to various work site locations

Remote Work: NA


About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.


TRCA is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.


To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on March 1, 2024.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Lead Hand, Construction Projects carries out construction activities on environmental, engineering, construction and forestry, and maintenance projects for assigned sub-project elements.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Performs hazard assessments relevant to changes in type of work and site conditions; takes required action to mitigate identified hazards and reports all relevant information for project area.
  • Coordinates with supervisory staff for staffing and equipment requirements for project area(s)
  • Interprets technical drawings and plans, and then use basic surveying or other skills applicable to the program to lay out the site and ensure that deliverables meet the specified levels of accuracy for assigned project area.
  • Supports management with all onsite emergencies, assessing situations, providing direction to all visitors and staff, documentation and reporting all occurrences.
  • Participates in and/or leads the daily safety meetings (in absence of site supervisor) including tailgate meetings, hazard identification and emergency planning
  • Oversees a team of staff and ensures that team members understand expectations; communicates schedule, tasks and discusses priorities.
  • Communicates with team members to assess status of work throughout the day/shift; amends work and reassigns staff as needed to direct workflow and accommodate for any situational circumstances.
  • Supports onboarding and provides on the job training and support as needed for individuals they oversee.
  • Supports a culture of workplace equity and inclusion that celebrates diversity.
  • Ensures staff/volunteers/contractors, as applicable, comply with health & safety policies, and other TRCA policies, as applicable in various work environments.

What will you need to succeed:

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Resource/ Environmental/ Construction Management or related field or equivalent experience
  • Valid Ontario Class G2 driver's license
  • Valid Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C Certification
  • 3+years experience in a construction or restoration environment
  • Experience and training heavy and light equipment operations and small handheld power tools
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret and apply forestry, engineering and landscape architectural plans, drawings, details and specifications.
  • Strong communication skills to provide clear and concise communication in both non-emergency and emergency situations.
  • Understanding and application of basic mathematical functions (e.g., adding, subtracting, measuring, money computation)
  • Demonstrates responsive to internal and external customer requests and needs.
  • Ability to use critical thinking to evaluate problems, gather information, understand causes, and identify best possible solutions.
  • Collaborates with others to focus on objectives and effectively delegates work within a team.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, related Regulations and legislation  

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values by demonstrating the following behaviours; integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare)


You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.



While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.


TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Manager of Records and Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880 2308.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
  • Min Hiring Rate $35.96
  • Max Hiring Rate $41.68
  • Required Education Diploma
Location on Google Maps
  • Restoration Services Centre, 9741 Canada Company Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada