Join a global professional services leader. We are committed to solving the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization.
GHD is looking for a Senior Design Manager – Linear Infrastructure to join our brand new modern head office located in Vancouver, BC . As a Senior Design Manager, you will lead projects in the Western Canada Region and support internal Project Managers, throughout the GHD Enterprise, in all aspects of the project with a primary focus on coordinating the Technical team to complete the task; control the design path, solve problems, and hold responsibility for the design.
You will also lead the contract and construction administration team through construction to achieve the final result.
Work closely with Project Managers on all major project functions, with a primary focus on leading the technical project team
Coordinate technical team leads of the different design disciplines
Develop or verify the technical scope of a project
Manage project budget and schedule
Oversee the engineering schedule in collaboration with the Project Manager and design discipline leads
Lead design coordination meetings and address critical issues that impact external partners
Work closely with the engineering group to facilitate decision-making related to design, the choice of process and equipment and day-to-day problems
Ensure the client’s requirements including specifications and standards are integrated into the project
Ensure quality controls processes are being followed
Mentor and develop junior staff
Partner with the Project Manager the budget and schedule on a regular basis, identifying gaps and providing solutions to achieving the scope, budget and schedule requirements
Serve as liaison between the site and engineering disciplines during construction and oversee the review of shop drawings
Your Skills, Competencies and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s (B.Sc.) degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
Minimum of 20+ years' of broad and extensive technical, administrative and project experience
Technical specialist in linear infrastructure and design of large diameter pipelines for water, storm, sewer and combined sewers.
Experience in addressing complex urban challenges such as basement flooding and designing in dense urban, industrial and residential areas.
Experience in leading the design delivery for larger, multi-discipline projects within the Water and Tunneling Service Lines.
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, capital cost estimating techniques and various construction contracting strategy’s is a definite asset
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
The ability to deal with uncertainty, changing and multiple priorities
Strong leadership, team building and mentoring skills
If you are interested in this position, please apply via the link below.
As a diverse and inclusive organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.
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Who we are
We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation . 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.