Northern Health
5d ago

Position Summary

The Design and Construction Lead is responsible for leading the coordination and safe execution of construction activities while working closely with the Project Director, various technical specialties, clinical operations, and various other partners and stakeholders.

The Design and Construction Lead is responsible and accountable for the coordination of construction activities including constructability analysis, contracting, field coordination, and cost control.


The Design and Construction Lead reports directly to the Project Director, MMH Capital Building Project. The Lead functions as part of a team of professionals collaborating closely to facilitate and complete the capital project on time and within budget.

The Lead does not have direct reports but provides guidance, direction and instruction to a wide variety of contractors, trades, shippers, and staff to ensure efficient, safe day to day activity in the course of construction. Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline such as Architecture or Engineering, plus ten (10) years' experience in all phases of project planning and construction inclusive of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to operate with a high level of autonomy.
  • Knowledge of Construction Industry Safe Work practices.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction processes and systems.
  • Knowledge of schedule activities and schedule forecasting.
  • Knowledge of cost and cost control and forecasting.
  • Knowledge of construction procurement, material handling and fabrication activities.
  • Strong leadership and coordination skills.
  • Strong communication skills, written, verbal, and computer.
  • Strong people skills and good team player.
  • Good grasp of construction coordination / management concepts, including project budgeting, project cost and project schedule control.
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Broad knowledge of the planning and construction processes associated with facilities development.
  • Ability to provide leadership, guidance and direction to others including staff and contractors.
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to use appropriate strategies to resolve conflict and build consensus between stakeholders on critical issues.
  • Ability to anticipate and respond to changing priorities or unforeseen opportunities.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to analyze and problem-solve complex issues towards creative solutions.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and balance multiple activities concurrently.
  • Ability to productively use relate systems and programs (such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, and project management software).
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
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