Colliers Project Leaders Inc.

  • Design Manager - Southern Ontario

    Location CA-ON
    Job ID
    Project Management
  • Overview

    BE Totally Engaged. BE Collaborative. BE Ambitious. Be all that and more at Colliers Project Leaders.

    As Colliers Project Leaders continues to attract exciting project opportunities, we seek a Design Manager to join our team in Barrie.

    Our ideal candidate has a broad skill set including financial acumen, people management, superior communication, facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution and networking skills. Demonstrated experience with infrastructure design in a project management consulting environment is a requirement.

    The Design Manager is an experienced leader of a dynamic design and development team, demonstrating strong leadership skills, and an excellent understanding of design production and performance requirements. The Design Manager provides leadership for a team focused on the delivery of infrastructure design for linear projects – roads, sanitary and storm sewers, watermains and associated infrastructure.

    The Design Manager plans, prioritizes and drives progress to achieve agreed outcomes. This is accomplished through strategically managing resources, balancing work load, monitoring budgets and/or areas of service provision, assigning priorities, and tracking project deliverables with the purpose of increasing overall efficiency. The Design Manager provides leadership including professional development coaching and mentoring of staff.

    Who We Are:

    At Colliers Project Leaders we lead building and infrastructure projects. Our Get it Right Solution™ ensures we get it ready, get it built and get it performing -- so investors, owners and occupants are certain of success.

    With over 600 employees throughout Canada and the Middle East, Colliers Project Leaders offer a multi-cultural, multi-generational work environment where we cultivate excellence, develop leaders and deliver on client vision. Colliers Project Leaders is part of Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIG), a global leader in commercial real estate services with more than 16,000 professionals operating from 502 offices in 67 countries.



    What you’ll get to do as a Design Manager:

    • Provide day to day leadership for the Design Team, and guide the team to develop innovative solutions that meet client expectations
    • Develop the team’s bench strength to take on a wide variety of projects
    • Ensure the design team’s work is consistent and follows established design procedures
    • Plan, prioritize and drive progress to achieve deadlines, and agreed outcomes
    • Ensure peer review of designs and associated design checking procedures are actively engaged in and implemented
    • Work and communicate effectively with Design and Project Management teams to develop cost effective, safe, and innovative solutions without compromising quality
    • Work with Project Management teams to ensure design team task delivery is consistent with agreed service levels
    • Deliver client presentations in both formal and informal settings
    • Organize and maintain accurate records of all project 
    • Attend client meetings as requested by senior team members
    • Meet regularly with team members to discuss design direction, project challenges, schedules, upcoming client meetings and deadlines


    What you’ll need to be successful:

    • Post-secondary degree in Civil Engineering
    • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation 
    • 10 to 15 years’ experience 
    • Working knowledge of Ontario Provincial Standards (OPS), MTO Geometric Design Standards, MTO Roadside Safety Manual, TAC Geometric Design Guidelines, Ontario Traffic Manual (Book 7 – Temporary Conditions) and all applicable legislation and regulations (Occupational Health & Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act, Municipal Act, etc.), and applicable contract law
    • Demonstrated expertise and leadership relevant to planning, design and delivery of linear infrastructure within a project management environment
    • PMP accreditation is considered an asset
    • Understanding of construction and construction administration process
    • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated experience in procurement and contracts in relation to public works
    • Well-developed problem solving and organizational ability with demonstrated capacity to work autonomously in the achievement of project deliverables, particularly in relation to public works
    • A high level of competency with respect to financial management
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective presentation skills
    • The ability to project a positive outlook and demonstrate an energetic disposition
    • The ability to effectively manage conflict and resolve a variety of client, project, technical, people and staff issues.


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