Senior Architect

Description:

The Senior Architect will support junior members of the team by regularly answering both technical questions as well as practical questions regarding the full completion of architectural projects. Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Senior Architect must understand multiple architectural projects simultaneously and make sure that plans and specifications are prepared in compliance with applicable laws, standards and the relevant Building Code, by supporting the junior staff. He or she must have a good technical knowledge of building systems, materials and details. The Senior Architect must possess great people skills and be diplomatic and respectful in interactions with clients, external collaborators and members of the team. The ideal candidate is a registered architect with a strong technical background either through formal training as a technologist or through technical work experience.

Responsabilities:

  • Train and develop junior staff
  • Develop and implement quality assurance procedures for the purposes of client satisfaction and teaching
  • Being the first point of contact for the junior members of the team regarding technical questions
  • Communicate with the Client and various stakeholders and attend meetings
  • Provide technical and practical support to the less experienced members of the team
  • Assist in coordinating inspections and surveys
  • Review / prepare plans, technical details of construction and specifications on various standard architectural software
  • Write / review reports and official documents
  • Check laws, standards and codes
  • Provide / review cost estimates
  • Assist management with the creation of training materials and protocols for architectural staff

Skills:

  • Fluency in French and English, both written and spoken
  • College or university diploma in architecture
  • Minimum of 10 years of architectural experience
  • Proven experience training staff (architecture related training an asset)
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision, prioritize customer service and enjoy teamwork
  • Proven skills in the training of resources
  • Well-rounded experience in a variety of architectural projects
  • Be enthusiastic, organized, autonomous, versatile and proactive
  • Demonstrate pedagogy and patience
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, MS Office suite
  • Control of the various relevant codes and regulations (QBC, OBC, NBC, municipal by-laws, CSA and others)
  • Membership from a professional order (OTPQ, OAQ, OAA) or any other certification is an asset
  • Experience in project management an asset, including coordination of various disciplines
  • Experience in project administration an asset, including estimation, opening of file, procurement and construction contract administration
  • Driving licence (Class 5) and ownership of their own vehicle is an asset

Job Characteristics :

Full time, permanent, 40h/week
Salary: annual, to be discussed according to experience, $75,000.00 – $125,000.00
Mileage and parking at employer’s expense
Benefits (group insurance and pension fund) available at the 3-month mark
Starting at 3 weeks of paid vacation per year