Design Coordinator


Calgary, AB, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V5Y 1V4 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E 6V3

Graham is an employee-owned construction solutions partner that services the buildings, industrial, infrastructure, water and project finance sectors. We deliver lasting value for our clients through meticulous planning and scheduling, while upholding rigorous safety and quality standards. With offices throughout North America, our passionate and knowledgeable teams deliver projects that enable communities to thrive and people to live, work, move and grow in a rapidly changing world. With over nine decades of experience, Graham has the resources, capacity and expertise to undertake projects of every scope, scale and complexity. Join our team to deliver a better tomorrow.

We are seeking top-tier talent to join our Buildings division and deliver innovative projects in the healthcare, education, hospitality, recreational, entertainment, retail, commercial office, mixed-use, multi-family residential and light industrial sectors. As a member of this collaborative team, you can expect a safe, diverse and inclusive environment, and on-going learning and career development opportunities.



Graham has an immediate opportunity as a Design Coordinator available in our Shared Services Division. We are seeking a passionate up-and-coming Engineer, Design, Architecture or Construction Professional to take on this unique Design Coordination role while reporting to the Design Manager. This position presents a rare opportunity to grow within the Pre-Construction and Pursuits vertical at an early stage of your career, while also having the chance to join a leading employee-owned Construction Contractor. Specifically, a successful Design Coordinator will coordinate design information from the Design team, participate in and provide input into the design process, coordinate with the Construction team to ensure constructability, and contribute to the development of best practices in Design Management.


As Design Coordinator at Graham you will:

  • Assist the Design team in preparing the Design Management Plan.
  • Follow the Design Management Plan, ensuring that noncompliance issues are identified and presented to the Design Manager.
  • Provide input to planning activities included in the project schedule.
  • Ensure design is minimally compliant, cost-effective, and constructible, and engage other team members as necessary to support this effort.
  • Coordinate with the Construction team to ensure that design information is delivered in a timely manner to support construction.
  • Monitor that the Construction team is maintaining compliance and contractual obligations identified in the design documents and notify the Design Manager and Construction Manager of any variances or identified risks.
  • Administer the clash-detection process for Design.
  • Review the design documents to ensure quality, notifying the Design team of any variances
  • Collaborate with the Construction team and all other internal stakeholders as necessary to complete the work.
  • Ensure design policies and procedures are followed.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of policies and procedures.
  • Assist the Quality Manager in developing the design quality control plan.
  • Support the Design Manager / Specialists in ensuring the Design team is compliant with the quality control plan.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the contractual obligations and administer that knowledge in the review process by identifying changes and escalating as appropriate for the Design Manager to administer the changes.
  • Manage the schedule related to the deliverables, ensuring they meet the Construction team’s schedule needs, and delegate as required.
  • Assist the Design team in gathering the data required for input into monthly status reports.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with clients, Design team, and other stakeholders that reflect and support Graham’s core values.
  • Organize client stakeholder meetings and provide all advance materials.
  • Support Design Manager in responding to client design comment logs.


To be Successful at Graham, you will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Completion of a degree program in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management is an asset.
  • 3+ years of experience working within a Design or Construction Management environment.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working for a design builder on design-build procurement methods is an asset.
  • Ability to assess clients and make appropriate decisions.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and BIM software tools (Navisworks 3D and 4D, REVIT).


If this sounds like you, then Graham may be the right fit. Apply today.

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

No unsolicited resumes or phone inquiries from agencies, thank you.


As Graham's trusted recruitment partner, Jardeg aids in the hiring of skilled professionals who play a crucial role in the success of Graham's Buildings, Industrial, Infrastructure, Water, Development, Maintenance and Turnaround projects across Canada.


The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

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