A LITTLE ABOUT US
We have invested a great deal of time debating, shaping and identifying why we exist as a company and who we are as a team. It is critical to us, even non-negotiable, that new people who join our team are excited and committed to our way of doing business and share specific core values.
Ryfan is celebrating it’s 40th birthday this year, so we are a seasoned and experienced company. However, as we mature we are ready to take our next step forward. Here’s what that looks like to us:
Our vision is to transform the MEP construction industry. The industry is ripe for innovation, and we want to move to the frontier of that development.
Our mission is maximizing customer value through relentless process improvement. Process improvement not only delivers cost-savings to our customers, but it enhances their experience with us.
Our passion is building something great. Of course, we deliver exceptional services, but we also strive to build great teams, relationships and communities.
Our niche is unconventional projects. Cookie-cutter projects aren’t really our market. If a project is weird, innovative, logistically complicated, remote, or any of those, it’s probably right in our niche.
Last but never least, there are three “uniques” that make us stand out:
First, we invest in and help create exceptional employees. Not only do we want you to build a career with Ryfan, we want to help you build a great life.
Second, we are leading practitioners of productivity improvement methods, tools and techniques. If there is a better way to do it, we want to be first in. We never tire of making improvements.
Last, we take leading edge construction techniques to unique or underserved markets. We go into markets where our competitors may be deterred by the challenges. We enjoy success whether others fear risk because we are seasoned and experienced.
The reality is, we can’t achieve our Mission without the right people on board. It is critical to us that everyone on the Ryfan team naturally share these core values:
We build community. What we build is not great unless it creates value for the community. The value is larger than the project itself if it incorporates the legacy of our interactions in the communities in which we work and live; includes the way we engage with customers, consultants, other trades and suppliers; encompasses how we teach, learn and grow as a team on-site, in the office and everywhere in between; and involves working to create more winners (“more pie for everyone”) instead of focusing only on winning (“biggest piece of the pie for us”). We embrace abundant thinking and reject a scarcity mentality. We avoid blame or fault-finding and we work relentlessly toward solutions.
We earn trust. Communities are formed through relationships and relationships are built upon a foundation of trust. We strive to earn and be worthy of the faith placed in us by those with whom we work and interact. We do this by saying what we mean, meaning what we say, and doing what we say we are going to do.
We pursue excellence. To earn trust, we must be realistic about our capabilities and committed to always sharpening and expanding them. We understand that excellence is not a fixed point, but rather a path or way of doing things. We are steadfast in our pursuit of continuous improvement.
Be fearless. We champion courage to seek out flaws in our methods and push for further enhancements in our performance. We are fearless in our willingness to see ourselves objectively and in our openness to constructive coaching.
We practice discipline. We strive to convert experience into wisdom in a disciplined way. We acquire knowledge from others and incorporate “best practice” or “leading practice” into our work. We share and use our hard-won learning with the rest of our team. In this way we grow, develop and evolve the Ryfan Way.
We celebrate success. We take the time to celebrate our moments of greatness, the instances of excellence, the acquisition of wisdom, the attainment of a bond of trust, and the warmth of community. Celebration is the spark and fuel that rekindles our drive to pursue our passion of building something great.
Coming up, we have some exciting goals to accomplish across the company and within the Operations team. 2019 is about building a “line of sight” throughout the organization from the newest hire all the way to the Managing Director. As part of this team you’ll help build scorecards, metrics, forecasts and budgets to monitor and anticipate the health of projects and the whole organization so we can adjust our plans more quickly to seize opportunity and minimize risk. We have some audacious goals around schedule variance, our cost performance index and customer satisfaction that you’ll help us achieve. We will also be systematically reviewing, updating or building core processes across the organization, and particularly in Operations.
You can expect us, and should hold us accountable to, continuously improve our communication with all people in the organization. Expect to have growing clarity about all aspects of our business, right down to the financial statements. Decisions should be made closest to the opportunity or challenge and should have the input of all stakeholders. It is a work in progress, but we are stubbornly persistent.
We are currently seeking a Project Administrator (entry-level) to join our team. The role of Project Administrator has a broad spectrum of responsibility as the individual learns and matures in the organization. As a result, we are seeking a person who has interest in growing their competency and talent to build a long-term career with Ryfan.
As an entry-level Project Administrator, we will mentor you to fulfill the following responsibilities and accountabilities:
Project On- and Off-Boarding
Contract & Financial Support
Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
Nimble Project Team Support
Like all job descriptions, your accountabilities and responsibilities will evolve over time to support Ryfan’s goals, project needs and your individual growth. As a result, you should expect your job description to change from time to time.
Your new bestie will be Lesley Wilson, Team Lead of the Project Administrators. Lesley brings a vibrant personality and a diverse set of skills in Project Management, Project Coordination, Office Management and Operations Management. Lesley is trained in Lean Thinking and Value Streamed Mapping, and earned Manager Certification in The 4 Disciplines of (Goal) Execution. As Team Lead, Lesley’s main goal is to help her team of Project Administrators to remain focused and engaged in delivering high-quality project support to ensure seamless project execution and satisfied clients.
As our Project Administrator, you won’t have any direct reports. Your team is 6-7 savvy other Project Administrators: You will be located in our Spruce Grove, AB office, two work remotely, one will be located at our Head Office in Yellowknife, NT and the remainder are located in the Spruce Grove, AB office with you.
Your project squad is a nimble team of Project Managers, Project Coordinators (future) and Field Superintendents. Your squad may change with each project based on each person’s skill set and the requirements of the project. Although the squads are not fixed, we do try to create as much consistency in your squad as possible from project to project. For each project, you and the others in your project squad will report to the assigned Project Manager, however, your Team Lead will also play an important role in ensuring that you and the Project Administrator team are provided with consistent support across all projects.
A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR TEAM
Over the last year or so, the Operations team has grown and shifted. Emad Delavari, our Director of Operations, joined the Ryfan family in late 2017. In 2018 we create 2 more Project Manager positions to round out that team and we are still growing by adding this position, our Team Lead, and others. We are streamlining our team structure to better support nimble project management and work to our strengths. We have clarified accountabilities and responsibilities throughout the organization to make sure each person understands the critical part you each play in the success of a project and the organization.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Our ideal candidate has the following background:
Our ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
In addition to living our Core Values daily, our ideal candidate demonstrates these job-specific competencies:
A competitive compensation package will be negotiated based upon your experience and qualifications. The starting salary range is $45,000 annually. This position is eligible for the following benefits:
This position will be eligible to participate in our quarterly bonus program (target launch in 2020).
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
If this description sounds like you, and if you’re excited about what we want to achieve, we hope you will submit a cover letter and resume to us.