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Zeidler is seeking a talented Architect in our Victoria office. This is a unique opportunity to join an exciting national firm focusing on great design. If you are an ambitious, passionate and motivated individual who has the foresight and ambition to grow, enjoys working with a knowledgeable, collaborative, fast-paced group of individuals and is excited by challenging opportunities, we would like to meet you.

The Architect will be responsible for organizing the project team in the coordination of all phases of the project from pre-design to site administration. The individual will take a leadership role in consultant coordination, client relations, and project communication. Our current portfolio of work includes local and international work in healthcare, academic, commercial/retail, innovative office design, and urban residential with a focus on sustainable design.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead the project team to coordinate the timely completion of creative and/or technical and/or administrative tasks throughout the building design process from pre-design phase, programming, conceptual design, design development, contract documentation, tender phase and site administration to project completion
  • Responsible for establishing, maintaining and adhering to project budget and schedule
  • Take an active role in the creation of design concepts or client relations through the design process and consultant coordination through project development or contract documents and/or site administration under the supervision of the Partner in Charge
  • Take a lead role in the development of contract drawing and specification procedures and direct the completion of design/contract documents to relevant office, development bylaw and building code standards
  • Develop the practice of basic office administration procedures including the creation of relevant project documentation: minutes of meetings, transmittal of project material, applications to authorities etc. and filing systems by all project staff to organize of all related project information and correspondence
  • Determine project and office management related activities including project scheduling and budget assessment, fee proposals, marketing RFPs, the creation of work plans and the direction of project team members

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree in Architecture from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • 8–10 years experience in related architectural work
  • Registered with AIBC, or another Canadian architectural association
  • Assure project compliance with architectural office procedures and related architectural drawing standards
  • Lead the building design process from conceptual design to contract documents and site administration
  • Full knowledge of local construction systems and related detailing including the integration of sustainable building design criteria
  • LEED AP and/or CPHC preferred
  • Extensive experience with local city development and building permit process required
  • Strong conceptual and design skills – creative drawing ability, 3D modelling and freehand sketch skills required
  • Technical drawing ability – Revit and CAD required
  • Ability to work in an open, collaborative workplace environment

Please submit your application package to [email protected].

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