Design Production Manager

Architecture & Design
Nova Scotia
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Job Title: Design Production Manager
Location: Dartmouth, NS

Since 1959, Lindsay Construction has been responsible for some of the largest projects in Atlantic Canada and beyond. As a company of engineers, design professionals, contractors, and managers active in both civil and building construction, they are committed to the people and communities they help shape by building the exceptional with integrity, quality, and pride. Lindsay offers outstanding capabilities in Design-Build, Construction Management, General Contracting, Trade Contracting, and Service Work while building across the spectrum of civil, industrial, commercial, institutional, and special project construction, and possessing a diversified capacity for projects large and small. They have a unique offering of specialized building systems including Tilt-Up Concrete, Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings, Nuform, Conventional Steel, and Wood Frame which allows them to stick to their core values of building relationships, building communities, and building the future. Meridia is excited to partner with Lindsay in search of a Design Production Manager to join their team in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Role Description

Reporting to the Director of Pre-Construction, you will be acting as team captain for your team while overseeing design and pre-construction production. You will lead a team of technologists to produce high-quality designs for design-build projects, ensuring you help your team understand the priorities of the day and that the work is completed in an efficient and timely manner. The department will be yours to develop, and you will be able to identify opportunities to improve the processes and technology the team uses to operate.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with project teams to develop proposal drawings/renderings of the highest standards to ensure winning proposals in the timeframe required
  • Confirming building code analysis and energy code analysis are performed
  • Collaborating with estimating and operations teams to ensure design content matches project budget and scope requirements
  • Ensuring design professionals are engaged and design meetings are held on a timely basis
  • Ensuring design standards are being communicated and followed, maintaining standards with strong attention to detail
  • Managing department employees, including but not limited to performance management, onboarding new employees, facilitating new employee training, coaching, and mentorship
  • Writing, or assisting with the writing of effective proposals, while properly describing the proposed structure/architecture
  • Preparing construction drawings and specifications for Lindsay Design-Build projects
  • Contributing to all corresponding bids and construction phase activities providing technical expertise for the project team
  • Being responsible for site data collection, conceptual through final design, construction observation, assistance with specification writing, and conducting Building Condition Assessment studies
  • Confirming the required construction documentation required for projects; coordinating project teams’ efforts to produce such documentation
  • Leading and participating in the development of design alternatives, using a multitude of media, including hand-drawing, computer visualization, and digital models

Your Qualifications

With ample design experience preferably coming from an architecture or consulting firm, you bring with you a strong technical knowledge that you have used to provide guidance and mentorship to more junior employees. You are an excellent people leader that knows how to identify and close the skill gaps that may exist on your team, and have demonstrated an ability to keep a team running efficiently and effectively. Additionally, you are curious by nature and want to be in an environment where you can see a way to do things better and have the autonomy to take action. As a working manager, you enjoy being able to continue to apply your skill as a designer while taking on a leadership role.

Your qualifications include:

  • Diploma in architectural technology, bachelor’s in architecture, or related education
  • 5+ years’ experience working in an architectural or consulting firm
  • Demonstrated leadership capability through your ability to provide technical advice, guidance, and direction to those around you
  • Knowledge and experience in building code analyses, energy code analyses, schematic design, development of construction documents, construction administration, and costing
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, and other imaging software is considered an asset
  • Great organization and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders

By joining Lindsay Construction, you’ll be part of a proud local organization who has been enriching Atlantic Canadian communities one project at a time. You will work on interesting and varied projects of different sizes and complexities that will impact the community beyond what is built. With a focus on results, not hours billed, your team will be yours to develop, allowing you to make impactful decisions and gain satisfaction in bringing the production capability to the next level. Working at Lindsay provides the advantage of staying up to date on construction progress for the buildings you will help design, giving you an increased sense of ownership in your work. Lindsay has an incredible culture where teammates care for one another and are able to contribute to frequent community events. Lindsay offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, and an environment that promotes personal and professional development.

To express interest in this opportunity please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” below.

For more information contact Katherine Risley, Managing Partner, at 902-424-1120 and or Abbey MacLeod, Recruitment Specialist at 902-425-2265 and, or please apply online by clicking the “Apply Now” button below. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let Katherine or Abbey know.

Meridia Recruitment Solutions connects leading organizations with top talent by building strong relationships and creating ideal matches with candidates because we are only successful when you are. We appreciate your interest in this opportunity.

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