University Planning Design and Construction provides the University with support through two key services: Campus & Facilities Planning and Project Management, Design and Engineering and Project Development. The team is responsible for campus master planning, space allocation, design & engineering services, costing, leasing, and all construction and renovation projects.
The University of Toronto’s Department of Design and Engineering offers a unique opportunity to be involved with renovation work involving a broad range of project types within a diverse collection of buildings (e.g. heritage, medical labs). The Department’s projects involve renovations to existing buildings with construction budgets which typically range from $500K to $5M. The goal of the Department is to create innovative solutions to the challenges of incorporating new and changing needs within existing infrastructure which will ultimately contribute to enhancing the built environment for faculty, students and staff in support of the University’s mission. The Architectural Co-ordinator will enhance the team’s ability to realize this long term goal by providing technical architectural and contract administration (CA) support for the department’s Architects as well as administrative support to the Director.
Under the personal supervision and direction of the department’s Project Architects, the Co-ordinator provides project-related support. In consultation with the Architects, the Coordinator works independently in all aspects of contract administration (CA), document preparation, document tracking, record keeping, construction site review and report preparation. In addition, this position may assist with preparation of presentation materials and/or independently produce drawings or sketches for the Architects using AutoCAD and 3-D drafting software.
Under the general direction of the Director, Design and Engineering, the Architectural Co-ordinator provides administrative support by assisting with tracking project data and preparing monthly project status reports. In addition, this position will assist with preparation of sub-consultant proposal requests and will prepare related documents for processing by others and agreement packages for approval and issuance.
Your responsibilities will include:
Producing technical documentation
Ensuring the accuracy and completeness of documents
Conducting site review and preparing reports
Obtaining approval for technical documents before they are issued
Producing CAD drawings for approval
Liaising with clients to ensure designs reflect operational requirements
Preparing standard project progress/status reports, maintaining paper and electronic records including logs
Researching and recommending new materials, equipment and manufacturers
Advanced College Diploma (3 years) from a recognized Architectural Technologist Program and a member in good standing with the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario, or an Intern Architect possessing a professional degree in Architecture and be a member in good standing as an Intern Architect in the Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
A minimum of eight (8) years’ demonstrated experience in an architectural office independently undertaing contract administration (CA) and construction site review activities
A minimum of eight (8) years' demonstrated experience undertaking a full range of architectural duties including client liaison, drawing preparation and coordination
Must demonstrate a full understanding of building science, construction materials, construction methods/techniques and architectural detailing as well as the impacts of the architectural design and design changes on engineering disciplines and the construction process
Requires a good working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, applicable statutes, regulations and by-laws
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, MS Project)
Advanced proficiency in AutoCAD 2016 and intermediate proficiency in 3D modelling software (e.g. Sketch-up)
Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) with a strong sense of diplomacy and ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
Must demonstrate sound judgement and good reasoning skills.
Proficiency with Powerpoint, Photoshop and InDesign is an asset.
To be successful in this role you will be:
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 12 -- $69,730 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $89,172. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Field: Technical / Fabrication
Job Posting: Aug 1, 2019
Job Closing: Aug 11, 2019, 11:59:00 PM