Project Architect | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Project Architect

Organization: 
mcCallumSather
Job Description: 

About Us
We are looking for a project architect who shares our passion for sustainability, and equally excited about multi-unit residential design, both mid and high rise.  Located in Hamilton, Buffalo and Kincardine, this is an exciting time for the housing-market, and we are in the middle of it all. With a wide range of residential clients, we are well known for thoughtful feasibility studies tied to real business outcomes, and designs that meaningfully enhance the communities in which they are set. Our clients enjoy working with us because of our strengths as a multi-disciplinary and integrated team, proven experience working with authorities, creative designs tailored to their target markets, and we like to have fun in the process!  Our staff enjoy working with this energetic and creative team, in a firm where you have the chance to forge your own career path and an entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged.

About the Role
Reporting to and under the general supervision of the firm Principals, the Project Architect will fulfill an essential role in the office by working alongside the firm Principals to oversee small to midsized projects from design thru construction. This role involves working directly with clients, consultants, designers, and technical teams within the firm to prepare the necessary documents for the project. In addition, it requires active engagement within the firm to promote the culture and engage positively with all staff members. Establishing, nurturing and maintaining client relationships is a key component of this position as well as facilitating the promotion of the firm with outside individuals and agencies.

Education/Licensing/Certifications
• Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited post-secondary institution
• Intern member of the OAA or Licensed Architect, OAA
• Project Portfolio to demonstrate experience and capabilities
• Driver’s License

Professional Experience
• 4-7 years of regional professional experience
• Experience and working knowledge of complex building typologies, renovations, and new builds, Heritage and LEED projects 
Knowledge & Skills
• Proficient in Revit, Sketch-Up, Microsoft Office
• General understanding of Microsoft Project, Illustrator, InDesign
• Strong working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code
• Solid understanding of Construction and Contract Administration processes
• Strong communication skills with both internal teammates and external clients/project stakeholders
• Understanding of contracts related to our industries
• Fluency in the design and construction process, building science and building systems
• Capable of conducting site assessments and building system audits
• Preparation of project reports and presentations at design milestones
• Coordination with suppliers, contractors, and other design disciplines
• Ability to work with clients and consultant groups to manage a project, with supervision
• Understanding of the sustainability implications of building systems and finishes
• Preparation of tender documents and assistance in the development of specifications
• Review of construction budgets
• Provide/assist in construction review and collaborate with team members to issue necessary documentation

Demonstrated Ability To:
• Deliver design excellence: meet/exceed project success criteria
• Integrate the three pillars of sustainability into the design process: social, financial, environmental
• Develop and sustain relationships with client and consultant groups
• Work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Provide quality documents with minimal mark-ups
• Determine/draw/delegate critical building sections and plan details
• Provide completely coordinated documents
• Be receptive to feedback to optimize professional growth and contribution
• Mentor and coach junior team members
• Work in a team environment by sharing, collaborating, and assisting others
• Engage in self-initiated learning and professional development
• Reflect the company mission vision and values and contribute positively to the company culture 

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Hamilton
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