Product Designer

Posted May 04

Toronto, CA


Free the Children

Empowering international change through our holistic, sustainable international development model.

The Designer/Project Manager will be an integral part of a growing Capital Projects team. Reporting to the Director of Capital Projects and working closely with colleagues, the Designer/Project Manager requires complex problem solving, effective community, and personnel management skills.

As a designer, responsibilities will include:

  • Laying out and assessing interior space planning
  • Providing new lay-outs based on academic needs
  • Developing design standards and specifications to be used throughout the college and with consultants and contractors working on campus

As a Project Manager, responsibilities will include:

  • Management of multiple capital projects from inception through implementation, including planning, design, construction, and close-out
  • Provision of design analysis; review of all projects to communicate and maintain the client’s needs and expectations; supervision of project progress to ensure that schedule and project design goals are met
  • Establishment and management of conceptual programming and planning, design intent, schedules, budgets, and quality control, and maintenance of direct interaction and communication with client, consultants, and contractors
  • Preparation of project status reports and maintenance of monthly budget updates
  • Performance of basic financial analyses or project budgets
  • Performance of requisite purchasing forms and other financial forms
  • Ensuring that all college, departmental, and technical policies, procedures, and standards adhere to and interpret policies as needed
  • Preparation of requisite purchasing forms and other financial forms

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in architecture or engineering, or equivalent in education, training and experience required.
  • Eight plus years related architecture, engineering, or project management experience.
  • Proficiency with computer programs (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD) and internet navigation and research.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in architecture
  • Keen listening skills and excellent analytical and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to build and maintain cooperative working relationships at all levels including engineers, architects, related contractors, students/alumni, faculty, staff and administration
  • Budget/accounting experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design and building systems and the ability to manage contractor relationships.

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