Intern to VP, Design & Construction

Dexel Developments

Dexel, a division of the Lawen Group, is a family owned design-build development firm located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dexel oversees the operations of Dexel Developments Limited and Dexel Architecture, managing all aspects of project development from preliminary design to the final building commissioning and occupancy phase. 

Internship Description: 

Responsible for technical and administrative duties related to multi-unit residential projects providing support to the project team in office and field.  Assists with material estimating, procurement, subcontractor tendering and document management. Works closely with VP of Design and Construction to complete tasks related to project and construction management. Growth opportunity potential for project coordinator and project manager roles. 


  • Task driven based on fluctuating requirements and needs including but are not limited to: 

  • Material research and pricing 

  • Estimating and quantity take offs 

  • Analyzing bids from contractors 

  • Assembling specifications 

  • Reviewing progress on site 

  • Assisting with project close out 

Education / Training: 

  • Engineering or Construction related degree/diploma  

  • Construction Management Technologies Diploma  

  • PMP Designation 

Related Experience: 

  • Estimating and project coordination  

  • On-site Construction  

  • Multi-unit residential (apartment or condos) construction   

Skills / Knowledge: 

  • Excellent computer skills including MS Outlook, MS Project, MS Excel 

  • Familiarity with AutoCad, REVIT or ArchiCAD is considered an asset 

  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and documents 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of workplace health and safety regulations 

General Capabilities: 

  • Analytical and coordination skills 

  • Research abilities  

  • Detail orientation 

  • Initiative and drive 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 

  • Organization and strong problem-solving skills 

  • Manage multi-faceted and interdependent projects  

  • Ability to meet deadlines in an intense but collaborative environment 

  • Collaborative and the ability to influence, be flexible and exhibit tact and composure under pressure 

As the successful candidate, you will be joining an entrepreneurial organization that has developed some of the most recognizable and creative residential buildings in Halifax. You will have the opportunity to be a part of projects that will shape the city’s future, and you will be rewarded with a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. 
Please submit a current resume and cover letter HERE

While we do appreciate all applicants interest in the position only those selected to move on to the interview process will be contacted.