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Join our team at CMLC as we transform Calgary's urban landscape.

We're building vibrant, sustainable communities, and we need the best and brightest to help us deliver amazing feats of city-building.

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At CMLC, we learn, grow and build for the future together.

We're passionate about what we do, and we're committed to making Calgary one of the world's best places to live, work and visit.

We strive to create a culture based on trust, breaking through, making it count, and building the city to better the city. We value relationships, innovation, making a difference and elevating everything.


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  • Full-time

    Design Director

    Building & Infrastructure

    Explore CMLC's history, guiding principles and values here. Background & General Scope of Position Reporting to the Vice President, Building & Infrastructure, the Design Director will provide a voice at the table, elevating the conversation with innovative design expertise and in-depth knowledge of design relating to CMLC’s work. This role has the ability to help impact our city and influence the design direction of all CMLC projects. The Design Director will oversee and support a diverse range of projects of various scales from ideation to completion. This role will work with CMLC project teams as well as third party consultants to ensure elevated, quality design outcomes. The Design Director requires an understanding of the design process from programming through to detailed design and an ability to advocate and challenge current best practices in design and construction. The successful candidate has a background that has demonstrated success leading design teams through early planning and exploration through to approvals and permitting. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and can develop strong relationships with CMLC’s partners. They are comfortable representing the best interests of our projects as an owner’s representative while managing the expectations of both internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate is highly adaptive and listens to understand and lead. The Design Director has a passion for design, teamwork, and mentorship. This role aligns with the value CMLC’s places in a work environment that fosters a culture of collaboration, excellence, and continuous learning & growth. Key Accountabilities/Deliverables Design Oversight Stakeholder Management Risk and Issue Management Critical Competencies Manage for Results Leadership: proactive, conceptual and strategic planner, timely, facilitates conflict resolution where required. Relationship builder: team, suppliers, developers, consultants Results focused, internal and external awareness, collected Critical listening skills Highly driven and motivated Team player, enhancing and encouraging a collaborative environment Innovative mindset Key Functional Skills Design Adaptability Building Technical Skills Problem Solver Integrity & Ethics Familiarity with precedent-setting, urban design renewal projects and passion for pushing beyond current best practice design solutions Key Functional Themes/Areas of Responsibility Influence design outcomes for transformational city building projects and initiatives. Innovate and participate in collaborative problem solving. Inform design processes with internal and external industry partners to develop world class urban design solutions. Provide guidance on policies and procedures relating to architectural structures and systems and construction/safety codes. Foster ongoing connection between the design community and project partners. Share expertise and passion in a client setting, effectively advocate for quality design solutions. Stay informed about industry trends, building technologies, and sustainable design practices. Strong teamwork skills with a collaborative and cooperative mindset. Ability to gain a group consensus to elevate all projects within a complex stakeholder structure. Qualifications Essential Relevant Experience 5+ years of experience working in architecture, landscape architecture, land development, urban design and/or project management. Demonstrable experience leading the design process, an ability to recognize quality design, an understanding of its value and a track record of defending it. Exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills. A strong fit with the CMLC team is essential; must like friendly competition and laughing. Desired Education Bachelor’s degree in architecture or landscape architecture. Master’s degree preferred. Working Conditions A combination of office and project site presence is required. CMLC offers a flexible hybrid work environment between office and working from home. Application Applicants are to submit a resume and portfolio to We thank all applicants for their interest. Only candidates being granted an interview will be contacted. Please direct all inquiries and applications to

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What do people say about CMLC?

  • “The CMLC team mindfully cultivates partnerships to deliver incredible placemaking projects. This is key to CMLC’s tremendous success in reimagining and rebuilding the east end of Calgary’s downtown and creating significant value for its shareholder.” – Mayor Jyoti Gondek

  • “CMLC’s guiding ethic is right up front in our newly rearticulated corporate values: ‘We’re better together.’ We value the quality, depth and authenticity of relationships we form with CMLC teammates, project partners and community members... because we can’t do it alone.” Randy Magnussen, CMLC Board Chair

Leading with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We're a team of placemakers, working in a collaborative and dynamic environment.

At CMLC, we're committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe that diverse perspectives make our team stronger, and we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Our IDEAS Statement

Our office is located in Calgary’s East Village. By operating from right at the centre of everything we do, we guarantee that our team has a tangible connection with the buildings, spaces, and communities we create.

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