Events Calendar

September 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Meet and Greet: David Aplin
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Are you looking to work as an Executive Assistant, Adminstration, Junior Accounting, Sales, Pipeline Engineering ?

    Here are just a few roles that we are trying to fill:

    Admin  Job Description (Temp)

    The Role:

    • Providing routine administrative support to the General Manager (expenses, filing, booking appointments, etc.).
    • Answering, screening and forwarding incoming calls to appropriate individuals while providing basic information as needed.
    • Receive and sort daily mail, post outgoing mail, provide logistics around deliveries and couriers.
    • Greeting visitors, ensure they feel welcomed and notifying peers of their arrival.
    • Providing visitors with badges, managing the visitors log book while following procedures and company security protocol.
    • Support the operational teams performing clerical duties as required.
    • Data Entry
    • Other projects as assigned.

    The Ideal Candidate:

    • You have experience providing top notch customer service to external and internal stakeholders. 
    • You are a problem solver; and have a positive attitude and outgoing personality with a passion to serve others is a must.
    • Punctual and reliable, responsive, biased for action.
    • Self-motivated with a keen ability to anticipate needs.
    • You have above average MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). 


    Executive Assistant Job Description – Bow Valley College Interviews

    This role provides support to top level executives by providing executive level administrative support by
    providing clerical support, receiving clients and visitors, arranging travel and correspondence, and scheduling
    meetings. This role may also be responsible for training and supervising lower level clerical staff.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    •  Manage and maintain executive schedules, including scheduling travel and conferences, making
    • appointments, and making changes to appointments.
    •  Answering and directing calls to appropriate executives and parties, taking messages.
    • Greeting visitors and determining access to appropriate parties, gatekeeper.
    • Overseeing administrative policies within an organization and within the office; recommending changes
    • as appropriate.
    • Opening, sorting, and distributing correspondence, including email, faxes, and snail mail.
    • Reading and analyzing submissions, letters, agendas, memos and determining significance; routing to
    • appropriate personnel in a timely and efficient manner. 
    • Prepare reports, collect and analyze information; prepare presentations.
    • Develop and utilize historical information; provide retrieval of information. Record meeting discussions
    • and provide minutes.
    • Maintain inventory and office supplies. Anticipate office needs; evaluate new office products; place and
    • often expedite orders when necessary.
    •  Ensure operation of office equipment, order maintenance when necessary. Troubleshoot malfunction of
    • office equipment.
    • Data analysis; Proficient in Access, MS Word, Excel, Outlook. Perform filtering and sorting of data, Vlookup
    • and other functions.
    • Assist with budget preparation.
    • Train clerical staff on office equipment, policies and procedures, arrange for setup on new computers
    • and logging of new employees in database.
    • Prepare executive responses to routine memos, letters, PowerPoint presentations or correspondence.
    •  Provide clerical and general office support to other offices. Delegate tasks and responsibilities to other
    • staff members when appropriate.
    • Prepare and develop a records management system; maintain and recommend changes to records
    • system when appropriate.
    •  Interact with customers when appropriate and problem solve. Document complaints and develop an
    • appropriate course of action. Report problems to executives when they cannot be resolved for attention.
    •  Evaluate policies to ensure they are in compliance with corporate rules and mission.


    • Degree or recognized administration certificate from a recognized education facility
    • 5+ years Executive Administrative support
    • Problem solving abilities.
    • Advanced MS Office experience.
    • Must of held a role dealing with sensitive of confidential information/documentation.


    Estimator Job Description

    The Estimator will take part in the preparation of bids and proposals for powerline projects, and will assist in the ongoing improvement and development of the company's estimating systems and software.

    Reporting to the Proposals Manager, the Estimator must be capable of performing all facets of a construction estimate, including determination of quantities, costing, and sub-trade participation and pricing.

    The Role:

    • Working with the Chief Estimator, this role is responsible for preparing and overseeing all aspects of the estimate/tender/RFP/RFQ/RFT or other form of bid documentation
    • Reviews proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work
    • Prepares detailed estimates for all facets of the planned scope
    • Maintains files of working documents as backup for estimate figures including current information on supplier pricing
    • Obtains Sub Contractor pricing as required
    • Obtains material & equipment rental pricing as required
    • Ensures consistency and quality of estimates in reporting to operations, management and client
    • Continuously upgrades/improves and enhances software used for estimating
    • References historical costs and production to current cost estimates for continuous improvement
    • Completes post bid analysis as required

    The Ideal Candidate:

    • Clear and thorough understanding of how to prepare a cost estimate and quantity takeoff
    • Ability to deal effectively with all levels within different functional areas of the company as well as external customers
    • Proven decision making competence
    • Expertise in Excel and MS office programs such as MS Project
    • Technical diploma, university degree or trade certificate related to the electrical power distribution industry preferred
    • 5+ years project estimating or management experience in the field of commercial construction and/or electrical transmission/distribution preferred

    If you meet the above requirements or you would like to be considered for other  Junior Accounting, Sales, and Pipeline Engineering positions please register. 

    On the day of the Meet & Greet with David Aplin Services:

    - Bring a copy of your resume

    - Take the elevator or stairs to the BASEMENT of 300 6 Ave SE (Bow Valley College West Campus), where you will sign-in and be seated.

    - You'll be given a number on a first come first serve basis, and wait to be called for your interview


    Please register:

    If selected, David Aplin will invite you for a second interview at their offices 

  • Location: 300 6 ave SE, Calgary AB, T2G 0G7

Friday, September 29, 2017

  • Hot Topic: Mike Mezano "How to address gaps during your resume/interview
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • The Hot Topic will be centered on the following themes:

    1. How do I communicate gaps in my resume effectively?
    2. How can a paternity leave assist or hinder my job search?

    Registration Required:

  • Location: 300 6 ave SE, Calgary AB, T2G 0G7

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  • Hot Topic: Dr. Bob Acton "How to Keep your Critical Thinking Skills Sharp
  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Keeping your critical thinking skills sharp is essential when career transitioning and looking for employment.

    During this Hot Topic, Dr. Bob Acton, Principal at Obair Leadership, will share practical ways to keep your critical thinking skills sharp to ensure you make the right decisions for yourself in times of change.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early to avoid interrupting what promises to be an engaging and stimulating conversation.

    Event: Hot Topic: How to Keep your Critical Thinking Skills Sharp!

    Date: October 4, 2017

    Time: 9:30 a.m.

    Location: Career Connection 300, 6 Avenue SE Bow Valley College West Campus (Ground Floor Room W011)


    Please Register:

  • Location: 300 6 ave SE, Calgary AB, T2G 0G7

Thursday, October 19, 2017

  • Hot Topic: Cheryl Goldsmith "Answers to Commonly Asked Questions by Job Seekers"
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Join us for an interview style Hot Topic with Cheryl Goldsmith, Business Partner Talent Acquisition at the City of Calgary.

    We will address questions commonly asked by job seekers and make time for a Q&A period from the audience.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early to avoid interrupting and missing out on valuable information.

    Event: Hot Topic: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions by Job Seekers.

    Date: October 19, 2017

    Time: 10:00 a.m.

    Location: Career Connection 300, 6 Avenue SE Bow Valley College West Campus (Ground Floor Room W011)


    Please register:

  • Location: 300 6 ave SE, Calgary AB, T2G 0G7

Monday, October 23, 2017

  • Hot Topic: Doreen Upshaw "Interview Etiquette"
  • 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • The Hot Topic will be centered on the following themes:

    1. How does my employer percieve my body language?
    2. How can my body language, tone and demeanor assist or hinder my job search?

    Registration Required:

  • Location: 300 6 ave SE, Calgary AB, T2G 0G7