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Specialist, Construction Services

333 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5H 2R2, Canada Req #271
Thursday, January 27, 2022

At Trisura, we expect more because we believe it can be done better.


We are a young, growth oriented team with a commitment to exceptional talent and have been named one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers since 2017. Our growth and our entrepreneurial style, niche market position and development opportunities ensure that our people see the results of their commitment reflected in the company’s success.

We are currently seeking a qualified individual for the following opportunity in our downtown Toronto office:


The Construction Services Specialist is a key member of the Surety team, providing support in construction risk as it relates to Surety. You will be providing quantitative and qualitative support to the underwriters and Surety Claims group. 

As an integral member of the team, you will bring:
Dedication to providing outstanding client service with a partnership mentality
Solid business acumen, keen strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work effectively within an entrepreneurial environment
Ability to thrive in a results-oriented environment with multiple, competing priorities
A logical, process oriented work style with a passion for excellence
Exceptional and proven project management skills with superior attention to detail 

Assist underwriters by applying Canadian construction knowledge where deemed necessary to understand risk.
Review correspondence about disputes and provide review of construction issues for risk analysis.
Analyze project schedules for accuracy and reasonableness and evaluate and forecast for potential concerns with construction designs, budgets and schedules.
Analyze the overall health of a given construction project to determine risks associated with schedule, cost, quality, and safety.
Assist Surety Claims group by analyzing performance and complicated payment bond claims.
To make appropriate recommendations, understand the lifecycle of a construction project including identification of key milestones, billing process, profit projections and income statements for projects.
Conduct low bid review and operational reviews of construction contractors. 
Produce training materials and present training sessions on specific topics about construction to underwriting and claims team members.
Travel to various sites across Canada as required.

A minimum 7 years’ experience in progressive roles in Canadian construction market which includes a detailed understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the owner, consultants, contractor and subcontractors. 
Strong financial understanding, analytical skills and hands on experience within construction and within the Canadian marketplace.
Knowledge of surety underwriting and claims handling a definite asset.
Detailed knowledge of Canadian standard construction contract documents and subcontracts including CCDC and CCA.  Exposure and knowledge of Alternate Financing and Procurement (“AFP”) and Design Build (‘DB”) documents beneficial.
Understanding of project estimating, project schedules, cost management practices, project profit projection and impact to overall contractor financial statement reporting.
Solid understanding of contract accounting and construction billing cycle including progress payment certificates and breakdown for payment purposes. 
Understanding of provincial Lien Acts in Canada including holdback/retention and holdback release process.
Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal certification would be considered an asset.
Proficient with and knowledge of computer operations and standard software packages required.
Ability to conduct meetings and prepare reports on the status of many ongoing projects.
Bilingual (French and English) would be an asset.

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, architecture, construction. 
Consideration given to graduates of Technologist/Technician diploma with background in Canadian construction.
Canadian Professional Engineer designation an asset.  C.E.T. designation will be considered with appropriate Canadian experience.

If you are looking for a career in an exciting and rewarding company, are driven to excel, thrive in a team environment and want to contribute to the success of an organization that values your contribution, we would like to hear from you!

We are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace that reflects the diversity in each of our offices across Canada. Accommodations will be provided on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of our recruitment and selection process.

We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company, headquartered in the heart of Canada’s financial district, is a specialty lines insurer with a focus on Surety, Specialty Insurance, Property & Casualty, and Warranty products.

As a Canadian owned and operated company, Trisura brings innovative solutions and expertise through a select network of both national and regional brokerage firms. 

The company, founded in 2006, and operating across Canada with offices in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver, is uniquely positioned to satisfy all varieties of risk in Contract, Commercial and Developer Surety, Directors' and Officers' Liability, Fidelity, and Professional Liability including Media Liability, as well as Warranty products.

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  • 333 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5H 2R2, Canada