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Senior Design Manager - Buildings (NOC 0711)

October 12 2017
Industries Construction, Maintenance
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Engineering, Construction, Architecture, Building services - HVAC
Vancouver, BC

Career Opportunity – Senior Design Manager

Graham is a growing, dynamic and innovative construction solutions provider with a history of success dating back to 1926. As an employee-owned company, you'll be able to capitalize on our collective success by becoming an owner yourself. You'll also be able to take advantage of professional development, learning and growth opportunities, while working on exciting, leading-edge projects.

We rank among Canada's largest construction companies, are a Platinum Member of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies and are seeking top-tier talent to further strengthen our capabilities. We provide a collaborative and caring culture and the necessary tools and support for you to succeed, both personally and professionally. If you're eager to work on innovative projects, be part of a great team and become an employee-owner, Graham is the place for you.

 As a member of our Buildings group, you will provide insight and innovative construction solutions to ensure the successful execution of various commercial projects, such as: education facilities; hospitals and healthcare centres; office buildings; warehouse and distribution centres; retail outlets and complexes; recreational facilities; hotels and casinos; parkades; and mixed- use facilities. You will also further hone your skills operating under various delivery methods including Bid-Build, Design-Build, P3 (Public-Private Partnership), Construction Management and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery).

With over 80 years of experience in the construction industry, Graham has a diverse portfolio of completed projects. And in each of our projects, from the simplest to the most complex, our goal remains the same: do the best job possible, always.

The Senior Design Manager (NOC 0711) is directly responsible for oversight of the Design Management process for the pursuit and execution of design build and P3 projects within the Buildings Major Projects division. Projects focus on large, complex commercial construction, including hospitals, educational facilities, and other institutional-type buildings. The Senior Design Manager is involved in all project phases from inception to handover.

Reporting to the Director – Design, the Senior Design Manager is responsible to collaborate with client representatives on all design components of a project, manage external design partners, and coordinate with internal operations teams. 

The Senior Design Manager brings extensive experience as a construction project manager in Design & Build projects and is able to apply their PM experience with a strong understanding/inclination of the Design Management process. 

At Graham, the Senior Design Manager is responsible to:


  • Coordinate/manage flow of design information between client, consultants, and contractors
  • Lead Design contributions in preparation of bid submission
  • Prepare and manage the design risk register
  • Select, appoint, and evaluate project design consultants
  • Develop relationships and liaise with Design team, sub-contractors, and key suppliers
  • Negotiate and agree to scope and terms and conditions
  • Lead the Design team in the Value Management and engineering exercise
  • Determine, define, and monitor design schedules and deliverables
  • Input contactors' technical and commercial expertise into the design
  • Review of the design to ensure compliance with customer requirements
  • Ensure economy and buildability of project design
  • Conclude the design contract scope, price, terms and conditions
  • Fully define design deliverables
  • Monitor and review design consultant performance
  • Complete design handover documentation

To be Successful at Graham, you will have the following qualifications and experience: 


  • 5+ years Design Management experience at a medium-to-large General Contractor, with experience leading Design Management of large ($200 million +), complex design-build commercial construction projects (i.e. hospitals, campus/schools, or similar)
  • Must have Design Build experience
  • P3 or PPP (Private Public Partnership) experience required
  • Experienced in managing the design management process from inception to project handover on large projects
  • University and/or Technical degree specializing in Construction Management, Engineering or Architecture

Compensation and Benefits:

  • This is a full-time, permanent role
  • Competitive salary ($140,000 - $160,000) with annual bonus potential
  • Comprehensive benefits package including dental, optical and medical and company matched pension plan
  • Ownership and long term equity opportunities
  • Possibility of relocation assistance

Other Requirements:

Must have legal authorization to work in Canada for anyone other than the current employer

Work location will be based out of the Vancouver Gracorp office:


Vancouver Gracorp Office 

1150 - 700 West Pender Street

Vancouver, BC

V6C 1G8

What we can offer you:

  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast evolving business sector
  • Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

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Please, no unsolicited resumes or phone inquiries from agencies, thank you.


Graham Management Services LP

Vancouver Gracorp Office 

1150 - 700 West Pender Street

Vancouver, BC

V6C 1G8

Fax 604 940 4502

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