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Position Description: Senior Architectural Draftsperson, Full-Time-Permanent

 

The Firm is seeking a highly intelligent and very personable individual to assume the responsibility of a Senior Architectural Draftsperson.

 

The ideal candidate is highly knowledgeable and skilled in producing Architectural Working Drawings, preferably having experience related to a wide variety of building types. The candidate must be proficient in REVIT to be considered. The responsibilities of the Senior Architectural Draftsperson will include but are not limited to:

 

Responsibilities

  • Identify, develop and maintain Program requirements

  • Identify, develop and maintain all Project constraints i.e. zoning, existing conditions, OBC restrictions

  • Prepare preliminary building layouts

  • Lead and Coordinate Project Teams independently or in support of more senior staff

  • Be involved at a high level to advise the design team on issues of constructability

  • OBC review

  • Coordination and overall integration of technical activities (ie. OBC analysis, drawings and specifications)

  • Material/product research and selection

  • Communication with Clients, Consultants, Authorities Having Jurisdiction, Contractors

  • Tender Administration

  • Preparation of Architectural working drawings (either independently or as part of a larger team)

  • Attend site meetings, prepare site reviews and reports, take minutes

  • Shop drawing review and circulation

  • Progress claim review/Certificates for Payment preparation and circulation

  • Response, preparation, and coordination of Project Communications such as RFI’s, CCO’s, CO, Directives, and Clarifications Post Construction

  • Coordination and/or preparation of as-built documentation and project close-out

  • Establish goals, deliverables and timelines for Team Members

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with Clients, Contractors and Consultants

  • Supervise and direct junior and intermediate staff on the project

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Engineering or College Diploma in Construction and Engineering Technology

  • 7-10 years relevant work experience is required for this position

  • Good knowledge of Ontario Building Code, standard construction practices

  • Computer skills in REVIT, AutoCAD 2010-2017, Microsoft Project, Word and Excel, Microsoft Outlook

Desired Skills

  • Strong Leadership skills, comfortable interacting and communicating with a range of people

  • Strong & uncompromising ability to drive work to ensure deadlines are met

  • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work in an environment with constantly changing priorities

  • Attention to detail and a strong understanding of construction processes and methods.

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills based on experience, and able to make decisions in a timely manner and in the company’s best interest

  • Focus on continuous improvement

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Organized individual with excellent time management skills

ABA Architects Inc. encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should provide resume, work samples and references to: resumes@abarchitect.ca

 

Contact Shannon McTaggart at smctaggart@abarchitect.ca or 519-884-2711 if you need accommodation at any stage of the applications process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

 

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Position Description: Architectural Project Manager: Full-Time-Permanent

 

The Firm is seeking an intelligent and personable individual to assume the responsibility of an Architectural Project Manager.

 

This role requires someone with strong skills in managing multiple projects at a time and ensuring schedule and quality control over them. The successful candidate will also be responsible for leadership and direction of the ABA technical staff, as well as for document review and consultant coordination. The ideal candidate will have broad skills and experience in all phases of project delivery. Strong, hands-on technical knowledge and experience in field review and contract administration and the building permit process are essential requirements. The responsibilities of the Architectural Project Manager will include but are not limited to:

 

Responsibilities

  • Review project requirements including financial and schedule; budgets/schedule accordingly

  • Drawing and Specification coordination and /or preparation

  • Coordination and overall integration of technical activities (ie. OBC analysis, drawings and specifications)

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with Clients, Contractors, Consultants, Authorities Having Jurisdiction

  • Shop drawing review and circulation

  • Progress claim review/Certificates for Payment preparation and circulation

  • Response, preparation, and coordination of Project Communications such as RFI’s, CCO’s, CO's, Directives, and Clarifications

  • Tender Administration

  • Attend site meetings, prepare site reviews and reports, take and distribute minutes

  • Coordination and/or preparation of as-built documentation and project close-out

  • Manage staff workloads, deliverables and timelines in coordination with all Project Managers and Project Architects

  • Be involved at a high level to advise the design team on issues of constructability

  • Prepare budgets, bids, or contracts

  • Liaise with the Financial Administrator

  • Material/product research and selection

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Engineering or College Diploma in Construction and Engineering Technology

  • 6 years relevant work experience is required for this position

  • Excellent knowledge of Ontario Building Code and standard construction practices\

  • Computer skills in REVIT, AutoCAD 2010-2017, Microsoft Project, Word and Excel, Microsoft Outlook

Desired Skills

  • Strong Leadership skills, comfortable interacting and communicating with a range of people

  • Strong & uncompromising ability to drive work to ensure deadlines are met

  • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work in an environment with constantly changing priorities

  • Attention to detail and a strong understanding of construction processes and methods.

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills based on experience, and able to make decisions in a timely manner and in the company’s best interest

  • Focus on continuous improvement

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Organized individual with excellent time management skills

ABA Architects Inc. encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should provide resume, work samples and references to: resumes@abarchitect.ca

 

Contact Shannon McTaggart at smctaggart@abarchitect.ca or 519-884-2711 if you need accommodation at any stage of the applications process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

 

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Position Description: Intern Architect: Full-Time-Permanent

 

The Firm is seeking an intelligent and personable individual to assume the responsibility of an Intern Architect.

 

The Intern Architect is a role focused on preparing architectural designs and documents for a wide variety of building types. The Intern Architect must deal with a number of projects at any given time. As each project is unique, the Intern Architect must possess strong organizational skills to deal with differing scopes and schedules at the same time. The responsibilities of the Intern Architect will include but are not limited to:

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Client to establish terms of reference, initiate programmatic and schematic design

  • Work with Site planners to determine all project site plan related constraints

  • Development of conceptual architectural plans and diagrams via commencement of the project design brief template

  • Responsible for the presentation graphics for presentations, 3D renderings, sketches etc

  • Prepare preliminary building layouts

  • Preparation of architectural working drawings ( either independently or as part of a larger team)

  • Review of construction drawings to ensure design integrity

  • Drawing and Specification coordination and /or preparation

  • Attend site meetings, prepare site reviews and reports, take minutes

  • Shop drawing review and circulation under supervision of the Project Architect or Project Manager

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with Clients, Contractors, Consultants, Authorities Having Jurisdiction

  • Site reviews

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Architecture

  • Registered in good standing with the OAA as an Intern Architect

  • Minimum 4 years relevant work experience is required for this position

  • Good knowledge of Ontario Building Code, standard construction practices

  • Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD 2010-2017, Microsoft Project, Word and Excel, Microsoft Outlook

Desired Skills

  • Good leadership skills, comfortable interacting and communicating with a range of people

  • Uncompromising ability to drive work to ensure deadlines are met

  • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work in an environment with constantly changing priorities

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills based on experience, and able to make decisions in a timely manner and in the company’s best interest

  • Able to work with Project Manager/Supervisor to keep projects on budget

  • Excellent time management skills

ABA Architects Inc. encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should provide resume, work samples and references to: resumes@abarchitect.ca

 

Contact Shannon McTaggart at smctaggart@abarchitect.ca or 519-884-2711 if you need accommodation at any stage of the applications process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

 


 
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