Manager, Technical Design (MR6109)

McGill University - Human Resources
Position Title: 
Manager Technical Design (LOG3C)
Position Summary: 

Under the supervision of the Director, the Manager Technical Design, will manage the work of the Building Technologist group to assure that comprehensive and complete set of plans and specifications are prepared for projects and related construction work of McGill Facilities. The incumbent will be an integral member of the design team with primary responsibility for providing professional expertise for interpreting user needs and preparing for designs that reconcile building constraints, planning priorities and building code requirements and translating in construction detailing, drawing conventions and specifications writing. Verifies that the designs presented are respecting building codes and other applicable legislations.

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Manage the activities of the technical team (5 Building Technologists) to ensure project deliverables are produced on time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the client.
  • Provide senior professional expertise in order to help the clients define their needs and develop architectural design programs in consultation with the user/client and other interested University constituencies.
  • Manage the production of a fully coordinated set of architectural working documents including drawings and specifications. This will include revisions to existing working drawings as required.
  • Provide professional services in order to provide design development and direction from concept through to completion.
  • Undertake all responsibilities in a cooperative manner with all associated project team parties conducive to the successful completion of the projects.
  • Consults with McGill Stakeholders in order to develop the construction standards. Monitors design construction work and other design contracted projects to assure that the facilities are constructed in accordance with specifications.
  • Develop design processes, review and quality processes, tools and templates to facilitate the activities of the technical team.
  • Ensures a quality review of all contractual documentation including technical plans & specifications for tender, as well as legal documents related to design construction projects.
  • Define, in collaboration with the Director, strategic direction of the unit, oversee implementation of short and long term plans related to construction and renovation projects.
  • Manage and report on the financial, time and staff assignment in conjunction with the internal fees recovery Policy.
  • Lead the technical development of the projects design and standards for the University.
  • Develops standards architectural details and unit related policies for the preparation of documents.
  • Reconcile designs to the Quebec Construction Code and provide code interpretation.
  • Participate in the implementation of new processes and initiatives that foster innovation in the field and update skills and knowledge.
Minimum Education & Experience: 

Undergraduate degree

Five (5) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities: 
Experience as a Project Leader is preferable. Strong customer-service focus and ability to give direction and assistance to clients. Must exhibit excellent attention to detail as well as demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills. Strong working knowledge of Canadian construction industry practices and procedures. Comprehensive knowledge of Canadian construction technology and architectural design conventions. Knowledge of the Quebec Construction Code and the National Building Code of Canada. Proven ability to multi-tasking and be well organized. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Strong ability to work in a PC environment using MS Office. Must have advance working knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit and visual programs such as InDesign, 3D Max and Sketch Up. Good knowledge of current technology and building codes as it relates to institutional construction and renovation with experience in laboratory design or/and educational institution.LEED certification considered an asset .English and French spoken and written.This position calls for creativity, design sensibility and an ability to bring new approaches and leading edge solutions to clients.
Reference Number: 
Reporting To: 
Director, Design Services
Salary Range: 
(Grade 06) $59,000 - $78,700 (midpoint) - $102,400
Facilities Management and Ancillary Services
Position Type: 
Hours Per Week: 
Additional Information: 
Typical projects include leading edge research laboratories, multi-media active learning classrooms, teaching laboratories, service infrastructure renewals, and building envelope renovations.
How To Apply: 

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Facilities Management and Ancillary Services:


McGill University, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services (HR), Area Personnel Office

1010 Sherbrooke Street West, 10th floor

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 2R7


(514) 398-5191

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The deadline to apply for this position is October 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.