Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Senior Architect

Fri, 2019-02-08 13:50 -- ewach
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Nova Scotia Lands
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The redevelopment of several hospitals across Nova Scotia, including the QEII, is a once in a generation opportunity to rethink and rebuild the way health care is delivered. They are large, multi-year projects that are laying out how the health care needs of Nova Scotians will be met for the next 50 years. Several of these projects are P3 in nature and are considered to be the 2nd largest of their kind in the country. On behalf of NS lands, we are currently recruiting two Senior Architects to be part of these exciting projects.

As a Senior Architect, you will be a champion for these projects and responsible for managing the design and implementation phase of Provincial Healthcare Infrastructure projects. Working to define the scope of a project by gathering information from stakeholders to understand what drives their hospital system and their interdependencies, you will then oversee programming, planning and pre-design activities, supervise design, and reviewing consultant-prepared documentation. You will also participate in the procurement of contractors and work closely with the construction project manager to ensure all work is completed within the pre-established parameters of budget, schedule, quality and scope while adhering to policies, design documents, health and safety regulations, and all applicable codes and standards for healthcare facilities. During construction, you will maintain familiarity with the progress and quality of construction and provide advice to the construction project manager and contractors as well as ensure stakeholders are kept up to date and involved as appropriate. This work will be done within a team environment where collaborating with a variety of stakeholders will be of the upmost importance.

As the ideal candidate, you are registered, or are eligible for registration, with the Nova Scotia Association of Architects. You have experience working on all phases of architectural design projects, from concept through to completion, and have strong project management experience that comes from large infrastructure projects. Your experience in producing construction drawings show your ability to review and red-line construction documents, both from the viewpoint of the architectural discipline and other stakeholders. Possessing the communication skills necessary to build and manage relationships you can work with of a diverse group of stakeholders to effectively evaluate their needs and gain buy-in to new ideas. You have demonstrated you can employ creative thinking to find effective budget solutions which do not compromise the functionality or quality of the services and facilities and your ability to multi-task will serve you well in this dynamic environment. Project management experience within Public-Private Partnerships (P3) or healthcare facilities would be considered an asset.

By joining NS Lands, you will be part of healthcare projects enabling you to have a major impact on the lives of Nova Scotians. Health care needs are evolving, and this presents a rare opportunity to be a part of a well-designed healthcare project which will result in lives being saved. For those with a passion for public service and who are seeking an exciting professional challenge, this is a chance to make your mark on healthcare in Nova Scotia. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered commensurate with the skills and experience you bring.

To express interest in this opportunity to lead the way to a sustainable future please apply online through the following link:

For more information contact Katherine Risley, Partner at 902-424-1120 or Emma Wach, Recruitment Specialist at 902-424-1104.

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