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Senior Project Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Nelson, BC
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Industry Leaders in DfMA and Digital Fabrication

Spearhead Culture
Spearhead is a multi-faceted, innovation-based manufacturing company specializing in the fabrication of architecture. Over 35 years, we have grown into an industry-leading, internationally recognized organization – known for our innovative approach, strategic use of technology, and deep appreciation of craft and design. Our growing portfolio of work continues to speak to the tremendous momentum that Spearhead has created – a testament to the remarkable ingenuity, dedication, and progressiveness of the entire Spearhead team.

We strive to improve upon all we do and feel fortunate to engage with exceptional industry partners who share our vision and contribute to our relentless pursuit of excellence. Harnessing the expertise and knowledge of our entire organization, we add value to our projects through global efficiencies and masterful execution. As industry leaders in design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA), we have built strong and enduring relationships with esteemed architects, engineers, educational institutions, and industry partners – relationships that now generate the bulk of our work and allow us to build momentum across consecutive projects.

We encourage engagement both inside and outside of the workplace by facilitating company-wide tours, recreational activities and staff events. We take pride in our positive and collaborative work environment, value the expertise and contributions of each employee, and celebrate the success of our efforts.

About the Area
Spearhead feels lucky to call Nelson home. With our state-of-the-art headquarters on a treed acreage on the North Shore and our newest urban office space in the heart of the city, we get to have it all.

Located on the west arm of Kootenay Lake, nestled in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Nelson boasts a unique mix of urban amenities and authentic small-town charm. With a vibrant downtown shopping area, a busy arts and music scene, and unlimited recreational opportunities, the City of Nelson has something for everyone. Ideal for families, pet owners, adventurers and everyone in between.

Called the gateway to the backcountry, Nelson attracts outdoor enthusiasts year-round. The mild climate and proximity to mountain trails and lakes make for world-class skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing in the winter, as well as paddling, hiking, fishing, climbing, and mountain biking in the summer.

If speeding down a mountainside isn’t your idea of fun, Downtown Nelson has plenty to offer, too. With blocks of boutiques, alluring back lanes, art galleries, restaurants, pubs, and live music venues, the town is bustling with locals and visitors alike. So, whether you head into the hills for an adventure, lounge by the lake or visit one of the many community events in town, chances are Nelson has something for you.

About the Role
We are actively searching for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and experienced Senior Project Coordinator to join our esteemed team at Spearhead. This is an advanced role leveraging senior-level experience and expertise, primarily focused on digital model creation, shop drawing development, fabrication strategy, and mentorship.

The successful candidate will assume an important role in leading the digital aspect of each project by utilizing expert CAD skills and exceptional organizational abilities. They will be trusted to work autonomously while effectively managing priorities with minimal oversight from Sr. Project Managers (Sr. PM) and Project Managers (PM). Seamless project execution through Design Assist and Fabrication coordination is expected. This role necessitates strategic thinking, technical proficiency, and collaborative teamwork to efficiently execute tasks across various project phases and develop capability within project teams.

This position presents a unique opportunity to actively contribute to world-class residential and commercial projects across North America. This is a full-time office position, offering an exciting opportunity for someone looking to make a substantial impact in a collaborative and innovative work environment.

Reporting Structure
Reports to: Sr. Project Managers and/or Project Managers on a project-specific basis
Oversees: Project Coordinators on a project-specific task basis

Key Areas of Responsibility

Mentorship & Training

  • Leverages senior-level experience to onboard and mentor Project Coordinators, facilitating knowledge sharing and fostering skill development within Digital Planning.
  • Supports project teams by efficiently performing and delegating tasks, ensuring that projects are developed and executed on time and to the highest standards.

Project Strategy Development

  • Collaborates with external team members under the guidance of Sr. PMs or PMs to devise innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Collaborates with internal project teams to effectively support project development with minimal support/supervision, using knowledge base and experience to make informed recommendations.
  • Supports project strategy development by ensuring digital models, scope overviews, joinery and connection proposals, schedules, estimates, and logistics are efficiently generated and effectively communicated both internally and externally.

Modelling & Drafting

  • Remains at the forefront of software development and evolution, including platforms like Cadwork, to guarantee that Spearhead consistently operates at the highest level.
  • Ensures that best practices and SOPs specific to modelling and drafting are efficiently documented and effectively shared within Digital Planning.
  • Converts digital models between various software, ensuring effective and consistent model organization and adherence to standards.
  • Oversees the development of 3D models and shop drawing packages on a project-specific basis, delegating and overseeing task work while providing mentorship and guidance to team members where required.

Estimates, Quotations, & Contracts

  • Support Sr. PMs and PMs with project-specific estimating and quoting.
    Generates material take-offs and performs quantity surveying on a project-specific basis.
  • Ensures the efficient and timely development of project documentation to enable effective estimating, delegating and overseeing task work while providing mentorship and guidance to team members where required.
  • Supports Sr. PMs or PMs with change order management.


  • Contributes to project-specific material procurement and purchasing with minimal oversight from Sr. PMs or PMs.

Fabrication Liaising

  • Holds responsibility for the development of project-specific production drawings and lists, delegating task work to PCs where appropriate.
  • Collaborates with the Technical Office to prepare and hand off projects for CNC processing and fabrication.
  • Actively participates in internal project kick-off meetings, ensuring that all project-specific goals and standards are effectively communicated.
  • Documents and monitors fabrication progress, ensuring project-specific QA/QC is communicated and adhered to.



Required Qualifications

  • Diploma or bachelor’s degree in architecture, project management, construction management, or a related field.
  • 4+ years of experience as a Project Coordinator (or equivalent) in timber fabrication, mass timber, architecture, steel detailing/fabrication, or construction.
  • High proficiency in Cadwork.
  • Knowledge of architectural modeling software (Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, etc.).
  • Comprehensive understanding of architectural processes, terminology, and documentation.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on delivering high-quality results.
  • Respect for confidential information.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience in construction, particularly framing, carpentry, or steel fabrication/erection.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud.


  • Competitive compensation packages. Remuneration depends on experience and qualifications (base salary bracket of $75,000 – $90,000 / year).
  • Extended Health and Dental benefits (Spearhead will cover 100% of monthly premium).
  • Annual Health & Wellness bonus.
  • Relocation allowance.
  • Continued education, training, and development opportunities.


APPLY HERE: https://bit.ly/spearheadcareerspc

The pay range for this role is: $75,000 – 90,000 CAD per year (Nelson, BC)

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