A&W

Corporate Opportunities

Project Assistant (1 year contract)


The second largest burger chain in Canada, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. is a Canadian owned company that generates over $800 million in revenues through more than 770 franchised restaurants. With a steadfast commitment to a strong working Climate and strategy, A&W has consistently earned recognition as a highly successful enterprise and one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies.

Based at the corporate head office in North Vancouver, the Project Assistant is a member of a dynamic Design & Construction team. The Project Assistant provides direct, proactive and multi-faceted support in the design, construction and project administration of new and renovated A&W restaurants across the country. The Project Assistant reports to a Project Manager and assists the Project Manager in facilitating successful project completion, from initial feasibility study through to permitting, tendering, construction, and deficiency management. The Project Assistant has a number of technical and project management accountabilities, including: preparing feasibility site plans and architectural drawings; creating and modifying digital architectural renderings and custom signage graphics; preparing equipment lists and cut-sheets for A&W supplied items; tracking and implementing drawing and equipment changes as required; and monitoring and communicating project progress against expected timelines. Accordingly, the Project Assistant liaises with a wide range of internal partners, including members of A&W’s Design & Construction, Equipment Services, Marketing, Operations, and Real Estate departments and external partners, including A&W franchisees, landlords, consultants, contractors, suppliers and representatives of municipal and regional authorities.

The ideal candidate is a proactive team player with a strong drive for results, ownership for their work and an ability to commit to deadlines on multiple projects, bringing them to successful and timely completion. An energetic self-starter who works well under pressure, the candidate must have a degree or diploma in a relevant discipline such as Building Technology and expertise in architectural drafting and space planning through the use of AutoCAD and other graphic software such as SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. With at least 2 years of experience in construction project management support, the ideal candidate has experience working with contractors and obtaining permits from the city, and has an understanding of typical construction practices and materials. The candidate must be very organized, have exceptional problem-solving and communication skills, and be proficient in negotiation and conflict resolution. With the capacity to anticipate and to multi-task with ease and accuracy, the ideal candidate has sound judgment and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. It would be an asset to speak French fluently.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to reply, in confidence, quoting file #14536, to search@janetdavid.com. Please forward a cover letter and resume as one WORD file. We thank all and acknowledge all applicants and will proactively contact those selected for interviews.