Students / New Grads
- Career Development
- Student/New Graduate Roles
- Working In Construction
- We Hire To Retire – Career Advancement
- Campus Supports
- Concrete Tobaggan Race
Dufferin Construction prides itself on building careers. Solid growth opportunities are available that provide progression from entry level to Senior Management positions. Our growth and development strategy involves defined practical experience, augmented with annual training programs to accelerate career progression.
Most of who we hire stem from the disciplines of:
- Civil Engineering
- Civil Technologist/Technicians
- Other Construction Engineering Technician disciplines who are interested in construction and heavy civil projects
“When entering into my Co-op position as a Student Construction Coordinator, I was seeking to gain real-world experience that would benefit my career. Dufferin Construction has blown away my expectations. They have not only given me the opportunity to be part of their team but also to contribute to my assigned project.”
Student/New Graduate Roles
Here at Dufferin Construction, we are always seeking to hire numerous students and new graduates for the full-time positions of Construction Coordinator and Quality Control Technician/Administrator. We also hire PEY students, 4 month summer co-op students and offer 8-16 month co-op placements. The locations in which you will work depend on your permanent address and interest, but can range from the following:
- Central District: Oakville, GTA and surrounding areas
- West District: Oakville, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener
- Southwest District: Cayuga, London
- Western Canada District: Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver
Given the wide geographical area in which you could work, all of our Construction Coordinators and Quality Control Administrators are provided with a company vehicle when required.
“Dufferin Construction provides many learning opportunities that allows employees to hone their skills and grow within their field. This company promotes teamwork that contributes to greater unity, safety and productivity.”
Working In Construction
Is it for you? Being on a project site is where all the action is – it’s definitely not a traditional office setting! It’s fast-paced, ever-changing and consistently challenging your knowledge and practical hands-on ability. There is no design involved, as there is a very specific plan drawn up to execute. Given the shorter construction season, there are longer hours to be worked to get the job done, and with weather always being unpredictable, you will be subjected to various environmental elements. At Dufferin Construction, we work hard and play hard. You will become part of a great team and have a hand in building a landmark project that can be big or small, with a company that has carved out a solid and safe reputation in the construction industry.
“Each day on the job brings with it a new challenge or problem to overcome and with the support of my team we are able to tackle any issues that may arise. Since day one with Dufferin Construction I have been encouraged to learn the industry of heavy civil construction and develop my skills and knowledge of construction management. The structure of Dufferin Construction allows for endless personal growth and I know my possibilities are virtually unlimited. I look forward to growing my career with the organization for many years to come.”
We Hire To Retire – Career Advancement
- Dufferin Construction maintains a “develop and promote from within” strategy for recruitment and advancement
- We hire entry level positions and continuously train to develop and build skills
- Our senior leadership team including our Project Superintendents (Managers) and Estimator/Project Coordinators started in entry level positions
- Advancement opportunities are in line with pre-determined “Career Streams”. Our Operations Career Stream prepares employees for future leadership roles as a Project Superintendent responsible for the management and construction of our projects. Alternatively, the Marketing Career Stream prepares individuals for a role as Estimator/Project Coordinator, who is responsible for sourcing and securing projects through the appropriate bidding process. Typically, our Senior Leadership roles require exposure in both Career Streams.
- 85% of our existing professional staff having a Civil Engineering Degree or Diploma
Dufferin Construction’s strongest development tool is our people. Our leaders are encouraged to spend time coaching and developing their people to ensure that we have the resources we need to continue to thrive and be leaders in our industry.
Dufferin Construction visits several college and university campuses throughout the year and sponsors many events. We also support various local construction associations and schools to assist with various curriculums and initiatives such as student site tours. We are always interested in meeting you face to face, so we encourage you to come out and give us your resume. Let us show you why you should be a part of the Dufferin Construction Team! Refer to the ‘Come Visit Us’ menu for the various universities and colleges we visit throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you soon!
“Working with Dufferin Construction provided me with an excellent opportunity to further my education. I gained a lot of experience in a fastpaced, competitive and exciting environment. I feel that my 12-month co-op here leaves me in an excellent position for career advancement after I graduate.”
Concrete Tobaggan Race
Since 2009, Dufferin Construction has been an event and team sponsor of the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR). This event encourages today’s civil engineering students at the university level to participate in the race by creating and racing a toboggan that demonstrates sustainability in their design and construction. For this, we award the Dufferin Sustainable Concrete Toboggan Prize( formerly Holcim Sustainable Concrete Toboggan Prize), which also comes with a $1500 cash bonus.
This event has not only generated awareness to sustainable construction practices, but has also showcased Dufferin Construction and CRH Canada Group Inc. as respected companies that serve various parts of the country. As a company that believes in working hard and playing hard, in 2010 Dufferin Construction won the “Best Non-Competing Team” prize at the event, going up against alumni and other corporate teams.
We are proud to be longtime supporters of this wonderful event. We welcome the opportunity to interact with our peers and the bright students currently studying civil engineering. Becoming known and recognized by the top civil engineers of tomorrow will reinforce the high standards of our company brand and bring us to mind when they are looking for future employment, or deciding what products to use in their respective projects.