Helical Pier Systems Ltd., dba HPS Foundation Solutions

Corporate Development Associate


HPS Foundation Solutions aspires to be a trusted partner with our customers and stakeholders offering a broad base of complementary products and services for the construction industry across North America.


Our mission is to provide engineered solutions by a technical and responsive team of people across a broad spectrum of the construction industry. Our primary focus will be directed toward construction in the industrial, commercial, power, petrochemical, energy and communications sectors. Ultimately, we want to make it easy for our trusted partners to do business with us.

The Position:

Reporting to the President and Chief Operating Officer, the Corporate Development Associate will provide support in key areas of the business, specifically business development, marketing and administrative assistance to the senior management and the Board of HPS while taking on a front-line role promoting the company and its brand.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop sales leads for the organization:

  • From contacts made during the company’s lunch and learn programs
  • From analyzing online or digital, industry specific publications such as technical magazines and corporate reports, and general market intelligence gathered from all sources
  • From continual review of the various industry or government “bid” sites across North America
  • From internal resources such as sales personnel, site superintendents, project managers and tradeshow participants
  • Conducting continual market research as required

Support the company’s business development activities:

  • Coordination of lunch and learn events, trade shows and other targeted presentations
  • Coordination of individuals related to business development activities including organization of CRM information, scheduling meetings, coordinating travel and other related activities
  • Coordination and acquisition of marketing collateral for sales and business development activities
  • Preparation and upkeep of the various presentation materials used in business development activities
  • Attendance at various tradeshows and events across North America as a representative of the company
  • Maintaining a data base and log of all contact points made by the team
  • Maintain a data base of competitors across North America

Provide executive assistance to the President of the company and the Executive team when required:

  • Preparation of confidential documents such as Board related materials
  • Coordinating meetings and schedules related to the Executive team activities
  • Coordination of travel requirements for the Executive team
  • Preparation of proposals and other documents related to business development activities of the Executive team
  • Assist with the development of marketing materials together with the external creative vendor
  • Assist with the creation of a CRM process for the company

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Creative and detail-oriented team player
  • Adept at working within time constraints and using strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong research capabilities – working with large amounts of data and formulating the data into actionable plans
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
  • A professional & presentable demeanor knowing this role is the face of the company
  • Strong software skills in all Microsoft programs, Adobe, other presentation related software and mainstream CRM programs
  • Can be trusted with sensitive and complex duties
  • Must be able to act as a communication liaison having excellent written communication skills with the ability to write corporate messages for distribution internally and externally
  • Should be a perfectionist at records management
  • Must be able to manage some tasks with discretion
  • Must be able to manage and maintain composure in stressful situations

Qualifications :

  • Business degree with associated marketing degree (or vice versa) with experience in the marketing and business development arena. A finance degree would also be considered with the right combination of other credentials.
  • Prior experience in supporting the C-level of an organization is required
  • Exceptional organizational, negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Prior direct sales experience would be an asset
  • Fluency in French and/or Spanish would be an asset

Work Conditions:

  • The corporate head office is Sherwood Park Alberta - consideration may be given to candidates with the right credentials to work from a home base with regular attendance at the corporate office
  • Irregular hours
  • Ability to travel as needed to attend tradeshows and events (approximately 15-20%)
  • A valid driver’s license and passport
  • Will require travel throughout Canada and USA
  • Will be required to sign both a confidentiality and a non-compete agreement