Foundation Builder
Mattamy Homes
Ottawa, Ontario
1d ago

Reports to : Senior Builder

Who We Are

Mattamy Homes is the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, with a nearly 40-year history of operations across the United States and Canada.

Every year, Mattamy helps 7,000 families realize their dream of home ownership.

What We Offer

In keeping with the Mattamy Mission of providing The Best Homeowner Experience and adhering to generally accepted building practices, the Foundation Builder manages construction of foundations, lot grading and sodding for assigned homes on a timely basis, in compliance with the Production Schedule, building codes, ONHWP standards, Design Centre changes and Mattamy standards.


  • Prepares and supervises Production Schedules for surveyor, excavation, footings, foundation walls and backfills with appropriate trades, inspectors and suppliers.
  • Attends regular staff meetings and is prepared to discuss safety, quality, production timelines, costs and other issues as determined by direct supervisor.
  • Maintains awareness of special or extraordinary soil conditions, for example base conditions or substandard compressive strength of soil, on certain lots and takes appropriate action in the construction of the foundation.
  • Liaises with Land Development Department on unforeseen soil conditions. Measures all claims for extra concrete with contractor prior to backfill.

  • Reviews all lot specific / customer changes and implements relevant extras into foundations per company policy and procedures.
  • Ensures protection of all catch basins, water boxes and valves, hydrants and utility vaults prior to excavation. Coordinates sewer and water excavation and backfill, and ensures proper demarcation of water boxes.
  • Ensure frost protection is in place during winter months.

  • Monitors quality of excavation, footings and foundation walls on regular basis and takes corrective action as necessary.
  • Coordinates grading of lots with contractors, in accordance with approved grading plan including balance fills on lots (when possible) prior to framing, grading for bricklayer, cutting of driveway, filling garages and rough grading for topsoil.
  • Schedules and attends all inspections with municipal inspectors and soil engineers. Assists as appropriate during inspection and rectifies issues as required.
  • Conducts final site inspections with appropriate agencies.

  • Coordinates timely installation of curbs and sidewalks prior to sodding & grading program (will require contact with Land, co-developer or external sub-divider for purchased lots ).
  • Coordinates and supervises topsoil and sodding of project with special attention given to ensure that all water box valve stems are visible and fully operational once sod is laid.

  • Responsible to meet schedule for paving of driveways.
  • Responsible for year-round road cleaning and general lot and site cleanliness.
  • What You Bring

  • Post-secondary education / college diploma in related field (e.g. Construction Management / Construction Engineering Technology) or suitable combination of education and relevant industry experience
  • Must be skilled front line coordinator with excellent organizational skills, thorough scheduling knowledge and ability to streamline schedule issues
  • Several years homebuilding experiences, particularly grading
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Intensely focused on delivering quality product takes pride in his / her work
  • Good knowledge and clear understanding of contracts, plans, and specifications, as well as construction methods, materials and regulations.
  • Includes knowledge of all foundations trades, staff responsibilities & scopes of work

  • Extensive knowledge of Ontario Building Code and Health & Safety Regulations
  • Well-developed ability to problem solve and resolve issues as they arise
  • Self-starter who leads by example and readily assumes responsibility for results
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to successfully manage multiple tasks, varying priorities and ultimately meet deadlines
  • People management skills including ability to train and mentor staff, delegate as required, complete performance reviews
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Skills in relationship building with established broad network of contacts including trade partners and suppliers
  • Why Mattamy

    When you’re part of the Mattamy Homes family, your day to day work has an incredible impact on the lives of our customers.

    Everyone on our team contributes to the unique Mattamy way of helping customers achieve their home ownership dreams. What we do takes teamwork, and like family, everyone pulls together to give our very best.

    With a focus on continued growth and industry leadership, exciting career possibilities are waiting for you at Mattamy.

    We offer a progressive environment with a competitive compensation and benefits package, continuous learning and opportunity for growth.

    We have big plans for our business and our team. Be part of our ambitious future.

    Mattamy Homes is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation through any aspects of the selection process, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

    Qualified applicants will be contacted directly by the Talent Acquisition team.

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