cannondesign United States - Remote Full-time 2024-06-26

If you think your skills, experience and aspirations make you a good match for this position, we encourage you to apply. This position may be filled anywhere in the United States. Preference may be given to candidates that can work in Minneapolis, St. Louis, Chicago, or Houston.
The successful candidate will serve as leader of authority with expert level knowledge and will be responsible for leading the development of all technical aspects and content for large, complex projects or multiple smaller projects within the Children’s and Women’s Health market, coordinating work with all disciplines to ensure an integrated set of deliverables, and verifying compliance through team collaboration.
  • Manage critical path process to lead project team through all technical and production aspects from initial stages of pre-design through project completion.
  • Lead the regular and ongoing engagement with the Office or Project Quality Leader for general and targeted project support of Children’s and Women’s Health clients within the firm.
  • Lead the integration and development of all technical aspects and content of the work and translate them into our instruments of service.
  • Work with the Project Manager to establish and maintain realistic work and labor plans and deliverable schedules that contribute to the bottom-line financial success and satisfy contractual obligations.
  • Engage in and contribute to the Project Risk Assessment process including updates. Proactively identifies, communicates, mitigates, and resolves project-related issues.
  • Guide and assist Project Architects in the development of Project Quality Plans and updates to effectively manage project Quality including phase milestone reviews and project pinups/technical charettes.
  • Review the development of and lead the execution of the documentation strategy for each phase drawing document deliverable through the Cartooning process.
  • Work in collaboration with Project Design Lead to manage/align design aspirations with client goals, project budget, schedule and team.
  • Lead the translation of the project design intent through the technical documentation and construction phases to project completion.
  • Lead the integration of the project’s building performance and sustainable design goals into a holistic design solution.
  • Continuously monitor project documentation and compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Guide and assist Project Architects in the Life Safety, Building and Energy Code analysis and compliance process for the project.
  • Lead coordination of all disciplines with the architectural design intent.
  • Collaborate with the Model Manager to monitor quality of the model processes, content, and deliverables.
  • Lead the alignment of the contract documentation by working closely with the Project Specification Writer, verifying Project Manual content and its coordination with the drawings.
  • Lead all aspects of the Construction Administration phase responsibilities including the timely response to RFIs and submittals.
  • Monitor, train and direct the work of all project team members, focusing on technical quality and process standards.
  • Meets established utilization target.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field required.
  • Minimum 12 years of related professional experience. Experience includes 5 years in increasingly responsible roles in construction documentation on institutional and/or commercial projects and at least 3 years in a responsible role in construction administration on large institutional or commercial projects.
  • Experience working on large projects is a plus.
  • Current Architectural Registration in the United States required. LEED accreditation preferred.
  • Must be able to lead large, complex or multiple projects.
  • Must have strong subject matter expertise.
  • Must possess strong business acumen.
  • Demonstrated focus on quality.
  • Strong technical leadership with knowledge of building codes and requirements. 
  • Must have the ability to be client facing with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong coordination skills and the ability to build a rapport with the project team and client is essential.
  • Familiarity with Revit, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office, and construction management software.  
The salary range for this position is $129,000 to $161,250 annually. This salary range is the range we believe is the anticipated range of possible base compensation at the timing of the posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the anticipated salary range for the position. Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses. We offer a full benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage and flexible spending account options and voluntary insurances. We have paid time off, flex-time summer hours, remote work options and a 401k plan and employee perk programs. For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at Actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level.
We’re a design solutions firm that awakens opportunities for impact. Whether creating building solutions, strategic transformations, new experiences or new operational models, we help clients achieve mountain-sized ambitions. Our Living-Centered Design ethos inspires us to go bigger and do better—for people, businesses, society and the planet. In 2021, 2019 and 2017, Fast Company named us one of the 10 most innovative design firms in the world. 
  • We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about.
  • We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us – and focused on the future of design. We advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our DEI Council, Employee Resource Groups and other community advocacy initiatives.
  • We’re about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we’re ready for you.
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As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.
CannonDesign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CannonDesign is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from any and all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. It is therefore the firm’s policy to prohibit discrimination and harassment against any applicant, CannonDesign employee, vendor, contractor, or client on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. It is also CannonDesign’s policy to prohibit any and all forms of retaliation against any individual who has complained of harassing or discriminatory conduct, or participated in a firm or agency investigation into such complaints.