Lewis Creek Company is looking to grow our team!

We’re currently searching for a

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE and a LEAD CARPENTER.

 

Lewis Creek Company is a full-service design-build team. We’re more than contractors, we’re architectural designers and craftspeople well-versed in the most practical green and energy efficient products and methods that provide the best value to our Vermont neighbors. We are a team of 15 working on residential remodeling projects and new home construction.



Project Development Associate

Role Qualities

A successful candidate is organized, focused, and able to balance multiple deadlines and priorities at once. This role requires the ability to self-motivate and work independently, as well as collaborate with others with a high level of partnership and accountability. A successful member of the Lewis Creek Company team is kind, flexible, and dedicated to providing excellent service.

Role Summary

The goal of the Project Development Associate is to support the sales and design process by ensuring smooth, timely, and thorough execution of project planning and administrative tasks. This is a full-time position expected to work 40 hours per week with 60-80% of those hours billable to clients as project development time. This position works under direction from the design and sales team.

Principal Duties

This role supports the pre-sale and design process, working under direction from the sales and design team to:

  • Contact vendors and subcontractors over the phone and via email with requests for quotations.
  • Update project estimates with data from sub/vendor quotations.
  • Update project estimates to incorporate changes from design meetings, often working from marked up hard copies/handwritten notes.
  • Place orders and facilitate product returns with vendors under direction from the sales, design, and build team.
  • Balance deadlines and priorities for multiple projects by understanding the design and development workflow.
  • Receive, send, organize and maintain all project related documents such as quotes, contracts, orders, plans, etc.
  • Assemble and maintain ‘job binders’, each of which should contain all documents relevant to a specific project and should be handed off to the Lead Carpenter prior to build launch.
  • Help develop, roll out, and maintain a project design and development progress tracking system, with guidance from senior team members.
  • Diligently track and accurately record billable and non-billable time.
  • Provide general support to the senior sales and design team, including data entry, file organization, meeting coordination, and miscellaneous logistical and administrative tasks.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic computer literacy as well as a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of people with different skills and backgrounds.
  • Ability to see tasks through to completion with little oversight and to escalate questions and concerns to the appropriate team member as necessary.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of administrative, logistical, or other office experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience preferred.
  • Construction industry experience not necessary, but a willingness to learn about common building terminology, materials, etc. is essential to success in this role.
  • This is an entry-level position and the opportunity to train the right candidate will be considered regardless of education or experience.

 

At Lewis Creek Company, we are all about people: our employees, our clients, and our community. As a member of the Lewis Creek team, you will have the opportunity to learn and take on new challenges in a supportive and respectful environment. We value communication, transparency, and partnership at every level. We welcome humans of all backgrounds and identities.


We offer a competitive compensation/ benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with skill and experience. We do not offer health insurance at this time.

This position is based in Essex Junction, Vermont.

Find out more about us at www.lewiscreekcompany.com.

Please respond to this posting with both a COVER LETTER and RESUME. No cold calls. Applicants that do not provide a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

 



Lead Carpenter

Role Qualities

A successful candidate has a well-rounded background in residential building and remodeling, outstanding communication skills, and enthusiasm for the work and the team. The Lead Carpenter role requires strong organizational skills and the ability to be both an advocate and facilitator for the client, the project, and the crew. A successful member of the Lewis Creek Company team is kind, flexible, and dedicated to providing excellent service to our community.

Role Summary

The goal of the Lead Carpenter is to oversee and facilitate the successful execution of construction projects from start to finish. This role manages the work of journey-level carpenters and apprentices, coordinates with and supervises subcontractors, and acts as the primary point of contact for the client during the build phase. This is a hybrid ‘belt-on’ and ‘belt-off’ role, with anywhere from two to twelve hours per week dedicated to belt-off tasks such as project management, sub coordination, and interfacing with clients.

Principal Duties

  • Supervises and participates in the construction, installation, repair, maintenance, and inspection of all elements of residential carpentry including framing, sheathing, wall assemblies, floor assemblies, roof assemblies, demolition, drywall installation and repair, and finish carpentry.
  • Delegates tasks effectively and efficiently, utilizing the skills of other team members and helping them build on those skills as appropriate.
  • Manages and directly daily operations of the jobsite, setting clear expectations for schedule, quality, and behavior.
  • Applies company and industry standards to the work, initiating corrective actions when necessary to secure satisfactory results and timely project completion.
  • Assists in the performance evaluation process for carpenters and apprentices.
  • Using the project work scope and budget, develops a plan and schedule for materials procurement, equipment usage, subcontractor work, and other necessary procedures.
  • Schedules subcontractors, places material orders, and other tasks related to the management of the project.
  • Keeps organized records of time, invoices, and receipts related to the project and submits them to the office weekly.
  • Act as the primary liaison for the client during the build phase, scheduling weekly progress report meetings with client, presenting invoices, and escalating questions and issues to the appropriate team member as needed.
  • Documents and communicates change orders.
  • Reviews the weekly progress reports for the project to really understand how the project is proceeding in relation to the planned budget and schedule and to make sure that all change orders are accounted for.
  • Provides input and collaborates with the Sales, Design, and Development team to determine material and labor estimates as requested.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills in managing client expectations and serving client goals.
  • Strong knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the trade.
  • Strong knowledge of common codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Understanding of basic structural engineering considerations related to walls, loads and footings.
  • Skill in installation, repair, and maintenance of all systems and assignments common to all aspects of carpentry in residential construction and remodeling.
  • Familiarity with estimating time and material requirements for projects in all aspects of carpentry in residential construction and remodeling.
  • Experience managing others in either/both a direct site management role or a project management role.
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent communication skills.
  • Desire to grow in knowledge of the trade including new techniques in green building, passive home construction, and all associated materials in an ever-changing industry.
  • Physical requirements include but are not limited to: Ability to lift 40+ pounds, stand, walk, bend, reach, and kneel for extended periods of time. Ability to work from heights on ladders, scaffolding, and other OSHA-approved set ups.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of carpentry experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education deemed appropriate by hiring manager.

 

At Lewis Creek Company, we are all about people: our employees, our clients, and our community. As a member of the Lewis Creek team, you will have the opportunity to learn and take on new challenges in a supportive and respectful environment. We value communication, transparency, and partnership at every level. We welcome humans of all backgrounds and identities.


We offer a competitive compensation/ benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with skill and experience. We do not offer health insurance at this time.

This position is based in the greater Burlington area in Vermont.

Find out more about us at www.lewiscreekcompany.com.

Please respond to this posting with both a COVER LETTER and RESUME. No cold calls. Applicants that do not provide a cover letter and resume will not be considered.