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Design Manager, Rail, Calgary (NOC 0711)

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Job Summary

Graham Management Services LP

Calgary AB

Posting date


  • Construction, Maintenance


  • CAD/DAO - Design - Drafting
  • Civil engineering - Construction
  • Transportation - Logistic

The Design Manager, Rail, Calgary (NOC 0711) reports directly to the Director of Pre-Construction and will have in-depth knowledge of detailed design with general contractor construction experience.

As a Design Manager, Rail at Graham you will:


  • Coordinate with contractors, operations, and maintenance teams, ensuring their technical and commercial expertise is factored into the construction-design (including issues of constructability)
  • Review the construction project design to ensure compliance with customer/client requirements
  • Participate in the selection and recruitment of project Design Consultants
  • Supervise and review Design Consultants with regard to quality, schedule and costs
  • Attend design review meetings and act as a Project Representative
  • Complete design handover documentation/reports
  • Negotiate scope, price and terms and conditions for Design Works
  • Determine, define and monitor design schedules and deliverables
  • Lead the Design team in the Value Management and engineering exercise


  • As above as required including the following additional items
  • Ensure RFP design is carried forward to detailed design
  • Operate a change management system for all design items including recording of change responsibility (client, construction or design team)
  • Ensure design schedule matches construction requirements and provide liaison between design and construction teams for schedule changes


  • Post-secondary education in Civil Engineering or a related field is required  
  • Knowledge of Rail Electrical Systems which includes: automation and signalling
  • 10 years' experience as a Design Lead/Manager on large Infrastructure projects including rail
  • 5+ years' experience in a Lead Role for large rail Infrastructure projects for a general contracting company
  • Previous experience in selecting and managing sub-contractors
  • 5+ years' experience working on design-build or P3/PFI contract models
  • Proven ability to effectively manage project design for rail projects valued up to $140 million
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction (technology, equipment, materials, negotiation, engineering, estimating, scheduling and safety).  

Compensation and Benefits:

  • This is a full-time, permanent role
  • Competitive salary ($140,000 - $180,000) with annual bonus potential
  • Comprehensive benefits package including dental, optical, and medical and company matched pension plan
  • Ownership and long term equity opportunities
  • Possibility of Vehicle allowance
  • Possibility of relocation assistance

Other Requirements:

Must have legal authorization to work in Canada for anyone other than the current employer

Work location will be based out of the Calgary Operations office:

Calgary Operations Office

10909 27 St SE

Calgary, AB

T2Z 3V9

What we can offer you:

  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast evolving business sector
  • Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America

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.

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Graham Management Services LP

10840 27th Street SE

Calgary, AB T2Z 3R6

Fax: 403.570.5130