Design Manager
GHD
Waterloo, ON, Canada
5d ago

Design Manager

Join a global professional services leader. We are committed to solving the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization.

Our EDO (Engineering Design Organization) is looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to take on the role of Design Manager based out of Waterloo Office.

Main responsibilities :

  • Responsible for producing a compliant, constructible design in accordance with Client requirements, Operation and Maintenance requirements and Construction requirements
  • Ensure the design produced follows appropriate engineering processes, including GHD and Project specific processes
  • Responsible for multi-disciplinary engineering coordination
  • Responsible for Quality Control of all result submittals
  • Responsible for developing or verifying the technical scope of a project
  • Participate actively in the preparation and alignment to a schedule of results in collaboration with the Project Controls team
  • Responsible for the engineering budget and providing key inputs to the Project Controls team
  • Responsible for implementing and following the project’s Change Control system, including proactive escalation of potential changes
  • Participate to continuously review and improve the overall project strategy to meet design schedule and budget with the ability to support staging and phasing requirements.
  • Ensure fluid communication between the project management team, the design team, construction team and the various internal and external stakeholders as engineering elements
  • Verifies that the schedule and budget data match the progress of the professional services throughout execution of the project.
  • Coordinates the preparation of the design criteria by the team leads
  • Lead the creation and execution of design work plan and LOE.
  • Convenes, chairs and documents interdisciplinary design coordination meetings and brings forward updates and any critical issues that impact external stakeholders to the Project Manager.
  • May serve as liaison between the site and engineering during construction. Coordinates multidisciplinary problem-resolution resulted from non-compliance with drawings and specifications at the site
  • Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s (B.Sc.) degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university with a minimum of seven years broad and extensive technical, administrative and project experience.
  • Experience in leading the design delivery for larger, multi-discipline projects specifically for industrial / process plants, facilities, or buildings.
  • Experience in Water / Wastewater Treatment, Solid Waste, or Transportation Infrastructure industries, either for private or public clients, is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of scheduling software and engineering and capital cost estimating techniques is a definite asset.
  • Member of the PEO, an important asset
  • Experience with Building Information Modelling (BIM) on multi-discipline projects
  • The ability to deal with uncertainty, changing and multiple priorities
  • Strong skills in verbal and written communication
  • Why GHD?

    Being the best we can be is in our culture.

    We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more.

    Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanization are made sustainable for generations to come.

    Our commitment to you

    Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another.

    We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognize achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work.

    We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.

    Who we are

    We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise.

    Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region.

    Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

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