Design Lead

Operations · Calgary, Alberta
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Nomodic is an industry-leading provider of integrated building solutions, from design and permitting to fabrication and installation. We believe in ‘building without boundaries’, where any client vision is fulfilled through an innovative, flexible, and holistic approach to construction. We have become a Canadian leader in the delivery of accelerated modular projects. 


Our core purpose is to leave things better in everything we do, from delivering time savings and certainty for our clients, to helping our employees grow and achieve their full potential.


Reporting to the Director, Design and Engineering, the Design Lead will play a key role within Nomodic and the Commercial team. The successful candidate in the role is responsible for the development and preparation of innovative building designs and drawings, mentor others, coordinate consultants, and utilize Revit while incorporating best practice offsite construction methods.

The Design Lead is required to promote a culture of continuous improvement and is accountable for project design planning, tracking, and overseeing budgets.  This role creates and maintains regular interaction with both internal and external stakeholders, therefore requiring strong attention to detail, organization, and a customer-focused attitude.   

This Design Lead must perform with a high degree of professionalism, judgement, and moral standards, ensuring the project’s goals of safety, cost, and schedule are maintained throughout the work.


The Design Lead will perform some or all of the following:

  • Maintain and promote the corporate health and safety policies and procedures
  • Act as an authority in principles of design, modular construction and building regulations
  • Oversee modular constructability in designs, drive standards, best practices, and knowledge sharing
  • Develop and prepare building designs and specifications in Revit
  • Support project development by completing designs for bid submittals, performing modularity reviews, and providing design guidance to the bidding process
  • Manage the design inputs required throughout the bid and tender process including incorporating best-in-class design, technical deviations, specifications, addendums, and enhancing Nomodic’s competitive opportunities through affordable and attractive design
  • Act as a job captain from schematic design through contract administration collaborating with project consultants ensuring designs and drawings are completed on time, adhere basis of design and to the owners’ requirements
  • Actively engage with the project execution team and manufacturing facilities with clarifications, design inputs, value engineering and consultant coordination
  • Responsible for the continuous improvement and cost efficiencies of project designs
  • Stewards the efficient activities of document control for revisions, change management, issuance and distribution of project drawings, designs, and engineering
  • Participate in enhancing use of technologies inclusive of but not limited to Revit/Bluebeam/Procore
  • Oversees and stewards clash detection of design drawings, Level of Detail modeled and QA/QC of project designs
  • Ensure projects consultant resources, budget, and scheduling is maintained within plan
  • Provides design support and leadership across multiple business units
  • Shall also perform duties as assigned from senior leadership




  • Technology Diploma in building sciences from an accredited institution
  • Architectural or Engineering degree from an accredited institution considered an asset
  • Must have minimum class 5 driver’s license.

The successful candidate in this role will also possess the following knowledge, experience, and skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in a job captain or senior designer role of wood framed residential, commercial, industrial and/or hospitality building
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in volumetric modular design
  • Excellent knowledge of Revit
  • Experience with Procore and Bluebeam preferred
  • Advanced-level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superb planning, organizational, and logistic skills
  • Accurate attention to detail, time management, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Ability to exercise a tremendous amount of confidentiality
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as in a team, in a fast-paced environment
  • Deadline driven
  • Ability to promote and exemplify Nomodic’s core values



What we offer:

  • Competitive salary packages
  • Comprehensive employer-paid benefits package
  • Paid time off (vacation and sick time)
  • RRSP Matching 
  • Learning and career advancement opportunities and support
  • Positive and inclusive work environment
  • Flexible schedule
  • Hybrid/remote work environment

We thank all of those who apply, however we will only contact those who we see qualified.

Nomodic is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salary packages, a positive work environment, and career advancement opportunities.

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  • Location
    Calgary, Alberta
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