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Architectural Design Manager / Project Manager For Low-Rise Residential Large Renovations & Custom Homes

Manage Design and Project Management Staff (currently 7 plus out-sources):

  1. Set out, oversee and manage hours and time lines for Design & Project Management Staff
  2. Conduct weekly meetings to review projects, and prepare a weekly Design Status report and Construction Status report for management, and individual Design and Construction ‘Concierge’ reports weekly for each customer/project
  3. Review Designers’ & Project Management staff time sheets and prepare monthly billings for time

Design Development:  

Concept – Design – Working Drawings ready for permit and ready for construction use;

Scopes of Work, Selections, Estimating and Purchasing.

  • With Sales Manager, meet with each Customer at contract signing stage and develop a relationship

  • Oversee the development of Concept Design Strategies for Main Floor Renovations, Additions, Second Story top ups, Custom Homes for presentation

  • Manage the development of Design Drawings for sign-off by Customers

  • Manage the development of Permit ready Working Drawings complete with full information for construction staff.

  • Oversee design work, for accuracy and completeness, of inhouse design team as well as Architectural and Interior Design Firms, with a view to maximize constructability by Georgian’s construction crews.

  • Review, red line and approve drawings at concept, design and working drawings and permit stage. Further evolve standards and templates for the working drawings.

  • Procure and manage outside consultants such as Architectural Firms, Interior Design Firms, and Structural, Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, outsourced drafting service overseas.

  • Ensure accurate and complete Scopes of Work for each project as per Georgian’s Template

  • Oversee and approve the customers’ Finishing Selections and organize Photo Quality 3D Renderings

  • Oversee Municipal approvals for C of A and building permits. Provide BCIN stamp.

  • Manage and mentor Estimating staff, review tender invites and track quotes

  • Assemble tenders and prepare final estimate for fixed price change order

  • Oversee purchasing of materials/selections and engaging of sub-trades.

  • Present Value Engineering cost savings if required

  • Present packages to Customers at various stages

Project Management

  • Oversee project turnover to Construction Staff
  • Maintain the MS Project schedules for construction periods
  • Maintain the schedules for purchasing supplies and sub-trade awards
  • Manage the pricing and issuance of Change Orders.
  • Ensure the projects are inspected for construction compliance with drawings
  • Oversee post construction Customer Service and reporting to Management

Critical Performance Indicators

  • Accuracy and completeness of drawings for permit award and constructability
  • Accuracy and completeness of SOW, Tenders and Price Summary, including Value Engineering; and budget monitoring/review
  • Completing drawings and presentation within budgeted hours and deadlines
  • Maximize staff efficiencies and chargeable hours

 

Qualifications

10 to 15 years’ experience in managing residential interior renovation/ addition projects from $500,000 to $2.5 million

Strong Leadership and Staff/Project Management skills,

Problem solving and organizational skills to work within tight deadlines and manage multiple competing priorities

Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style

College, technical school or University Degree in Architecture or Design Management, Project/Construction Management

Through knowledge of the Ontario Building Code

Architect Stamp or BCIN

Proficient in CAD, Microsoft Project, Word, Excel

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