Design Manager
GHD
Waterloo, ON, Canada
2d 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
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