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Straight From the Goldbeck Database: Wages for Construction Project Managers May Increase 5.75% in 2014

Posted on April 29th, by Kevin Leh in Engineering, Industry Resources, Kevin Leh. Comments Off on Straight From the Goldbeck Database: Wages for Construction Project Managers May Increase 5.75% in 2014

A lot of press ink has beeen spilled describing how construction workers are in short supply.

What’s getting less attention, however, is how the labour market is tightening for one senior position in particular: Construction Project Managers.

(And that, in turn, is driving wages up in 2014. Based on the numbers in our database, here’s how much they may increase this year.)


BC Residential Construction Monthly News: Starts in Multi-Unit Buildings Down 22.2% in February 2014

Posted on April 8th, by Kevin Leh in Engineering, Kevin Leh. Comments Off on BC Residential Construction Monthly News: Starts in Multi-Unit Buildings Down 22.2% in February 2014

In the last quarter of 2013, things were looking good for residential construction businesses in BC.

According to Statistics Canada, residential permits were up 29.9%  and there was a 9.9% increased investment in residential structures (mostly single family homes, row houses and doubles).

With this in mind, BC Stats predicted a 3% growth for BC’s residential construction … Read More »

Keys to Recruitment Success in Northern BC

Posted on November 25th, by Kevin Leh in Case Studies, Engineering, Engineering & Operations Case Studies, Kevin Leh. Comments Off on Keys to Recruitment Success in Northern BC

My client is a large Pulp company in a town in Northern BC. They have been unsuccessfully recruiting for a Project Manager. With a population of around 10,000 you can expect a significant portion of their workforce to be from out of town. Their first hire quickly moved on. There is always a risk of relocating somebody and when they don’t really have a strong anchor on the community or they don’t get to develop that during the time they are there, the chances of them leaving is high if they get another good opportunity somewhere else.


Kevin Leh – Testimonials

Posted on November 19th, by Kevin Leh in Kevin Leh, Testimonials. Comments Off on Kevin Leh – Testimonials

Engineering & Operations Recruitment Testimonials

Construction Industry Resources

Posted on September 10th, by Lougie in Engineering, Industry Resources, Kevin Leh. Comments Off on Construction Industry Resources

Construction Industry Websites

Construction Sector Council
Daily Commercial News and Construction Record
Journal of Commerce
Canadian Construction Women
BC Construction and Landscaping Network
On-Site Magazine

Construction Associations

BC Construction Association
Construction Sector Council – market forecasts
Canadian Construction Association
Construction Specifications Canada
Alberta Construction Safety Association
Edmonton Construction Association
Cement Association of Canada
Toronto Construction Association

Engineering Professional Associations

Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE)
Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE)
Canadian Federation of Engineering … Read More »