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Great West Life
Job Location
Toronto or London, Ontario
Posting active until
January 26, 2019

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Job Description

At Great-West Life, the customer is at the centre of what we do. We are looking for candidates that exemplify this and can demonstrate it in their work.

Our Corporate Properties line of business is looking to hire a Design Project Manager in Toronto or London, Ontario. Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Properties Design, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the successful completion of Interior Design projects for Great-West Life, London Life, and Canada Life leased field office space across Canada and within our Canadian Head Office Complexes while providing excellent client service and project team leadership.

What you’ll do:

The Design Project Manager is directly responsible for all aspects of the planning, development, and implementation and has overall project accountability for schedule, budget, and scope.
• Conceptual design development, feasibility analysis, construction and change management of projects to satisfy internal client requirements,
• Produce space plans, furniture plans, elevations, millwork details and sections,
• Complete written, verbal, and visual presentations for projects, analysis of building codes for all provinces, review of the National Fire Code and Workplace Health and Safety regulations,
• Oversee the creation of architectural working drawings and specifications according to the building codes and design of the project including finish selections,
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders including clients, project team members, vendors, and external resources,
• Provide regular and timely communication on program and project status to the project teams, sponsors and stakeholders and lead status meetings,
• Coordinate internal resources as well as external design consultants, contractors, and sub-trades to ensure accurate and timely delivery of projects.
Who you are:
• University degree – Bachelor of Interior Design, Bachelor of Environmental Design, or Masters of Interior Design. NCIDQ accreditation and/or ARIDO membership would be an asset
• Five (5)+ years of Interior Design and Project Management experience with preferred experience in workplace design or related field
• Understanding of project management methods, practices, processes and scheduling is essential. PMP certification would be an asset
• Demonstrated and comprehensive Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, and MS Project
• Proficiency with AutoCAD is essential.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to analyze and evaluate information and render effective decisions
• Strong organization skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple, often conflicting priorities to successful completion.
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervision as well as part of a team
• Ability to travel on a frequent basis
• Strong commitment to customer service and team work

Discover your opportunity….Apply today!

Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.

Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.