Careers

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Reporting to the Office Manager, this position acts as the initial contact person for callers and guests, and provides general office support.

You will be responsible for:

  • Answering phones, route calls, take messages, answer inquiries, place conference calls,  maintain voice mail system; maintain office directory, phone lists, etc
  • Greeting visitors and directing them to the appropriate person
  • Receiving, sending, and distributing all office mail
  • Courier arrangements
  • Maintaining the Boardrooms, including setup and clear before and after meetings, maintaining cleanliness, as well as coffee preparation and coordination of catering for meetings; general kitchen upkeep
  • Typing and formatting of letters, reports, proposals, spreadsheets and other documents; assist with miscellaneous copying/scanning and transmitting of documents.
  • Administrative assistance to Partners
  • Troubleshooting and coordinating maintenance for office machines.
  • Filing; coordinating the storage of admin & project related documents.

Qualifications:

You bring the following essential skills and experience:

  • Highly proficient in Office Suite, with previous experience in documents formatting, spreadsheets and data entry
  • Typing speed of at least 50wpm
  • Previous experience with a multi-line switchboard
  • Detail oriented – consistently check processes and tasks for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of client service, while prioritizing and balancing competing interests
  • Excellent command of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling, along with strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must
  • Ability to self-motivate, flexible in performing multiple tasks and able to work in a self-directed manner
  • Discretion with confidential matters
  • Willing to take on ad-hoc projects
  • Maturity, common sense and loyalty
  • Completion of high-school diploma as well as post-secondary courses in Office Administration
  • Previous experience in a Receptionist/Admin Assistant role, or a combination of education, training, and experience in a related discipline
  • Experience in an architectural or related professional office considered an asset

 

Senior Architect

We have an immediate opening for a Senior Architect. The ideal candidate has experience leading a team through the completion of projects in a variety of size, budget, and scope. Your role would be leading a team through the development of projects including conceptualizing, designing, construction/contract documents, liaising with clients and team members. A strong understanding of local building bylaws and codes is an asset.

  • 8 to 10 years of relevant experience
  • Proven leadership skills, including strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Possess exceptional design, technical and communication skills
  • Vectorworks experience preferred and considered an asset
  • LEED accreditation an asset
  • Registered with the AIBC or eligible for registration in British Columbia
  • Salary commensurate with experience

 

Intermediate Architect

We have an immediate opening for an Intermediate Architect. The ideal candidate has experience developing projects from start to finish with minimal supervision. They are comfortable working independently or as part of a team. Your role would be supporting the senior level architects through the development of projects including conceptualizing, designing, construction/contract documents, liaising with clients and team members. A strong understanding of local building bylaws and codes is an asset.

  • 4 to 8 years relevant experience
  • Strong design and communication skills
  • Vectorworks experience preferred and considered an asset
  • LEED accreditation an asset
  • Registered with the AIBC or eligible for registration in British Columbia
  • Salary commensurate with experience

 

Junior & Intern Architects

We have immediate openings for Junior & Intern Architects. The ideal candidate has experience developing projects from start to finish with minimal supervision. They are comfortable working independently or as part of a team. Your role would be supporting senior and intermediate level architects through the development of projects including conceptualizing, designing, construction/contract documents, liaising with clients and other team members. A strong understanding of local building bylaws and codes is an asset.

  • 2 to 4 years relevant experience
  • Strong design and communication skills
  • Vectorworks experience preferred and considered an asset
  • LEED accreditation an asset
  • Registered with the AIBC or eligible for registration in British Columbia
  • Salary commensurate with experience

 

Senior Technologist

We have an immediate opening for a Senior Technologist. The ideal candidate has experience drafting detailed drawings for all delivery phases, possess a strong understanding of building envelope and construction details, and has worked on a variety of project types. Your role would be to support the project manager/team with the delivery phases and to be accountable for accuracy and quality of design and construction documentation.

  • 8 to 10 years relevant experience
  • Strong design, communication, and technical skills
  • Vectorworks experience preferred and considered an asset
  • 3D CAD required (Vectorworks, Artlantis, etc.)
  • Contract administration/site experience preferred
  • Salary commensurate with experience

 

Intermediate Technologist

We have an immediate opening for an Intermediate Technologist. The ideal candidate has experience drafting detailed drawings for all delivery phases, possess a strong understanding of building envelope and construction details, and has worked on a variety of project types. Your role would be to support the project manager, senior technologist and team with the delivery phases and to be accountable for accuracy and quality of design and construction documentation.

  • 4 to 8 years of relevant experience
  • Working knowledge of local building codes
  • Vectorworks experience preferred and considered an asset
  • Salary commensurate with experience

 

Junior Technologist

We have an immediate opening for a Junior Technologist. The ideal candidate has experience drafting detailed drawings for all delivery phases and possesses a strong understanding of building envelope and construction details. Your role would be to support the project manager, senior technologist and team with the delivery phases and to be accountable for accuracy and quality of design and construction documentation.

  • 2 to 4 years of relevant experience
  • Working knowledge of local building codes
  • Vectorworks experience preferred and considered an asset
  • Salary commensurate with experience

 

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