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September 2019

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NORR has set the standard for innovative and timeless designs around the world. We have offices in 17 locations, backed by more than 750 professionals. Founded in 1938, we offer the stability of a rich history, the power of integrated global teams and the versatility of a proven, multi-sector portfolio. We’re architects, engineers, designers, planners and big picture thinkers that apply our collaborative mindset to drive exceptional projects for our clients.

Toronto is home to our Eastern Canadian headquarters, where our integrated approach to design and studio life blend into the buzz of downtown. We’re dedicated to expanding our expertise in markets that include commercial, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, justice, transportation, sports & entertainment and mixed use developments. It’s our belief that an office that never stops learning is one that’s always improving, so we offer programs that foster professional development, from lectures to office-wide tutoring. We regularly adventure out of the office to connect with each other and the local Toronto community.

Our team in the Toronto office is seeking a Senior Architectural Designer who will combine their creativity and aesthetic knowledge together to produce exceptional design solutions. As a Senior Architectural Designer you will integrate diverse requirements and disciplines to ensure client scope and design vision is met. You will collaborate and coordinate with other professional disciplines to develop design solutions according to context, budget and aesthetic requirements of architectural projects.

As a Senior Architectural Designer you will

Duties And Responsibilities 

  • Comply with accepted project management methodology; document and manage scope, work effort, budget, cost controls, schedules, etc.
  • Review design requirements, drawings and schedules to ensure program and client requirements are met and all codes and jurisdictional requirements are complied with
  • Communicate client design requirements to the project team
  • Recommend opportunities for recovery of costs to ensure profitability of project
  • Lead design effort throughout all phases of project
  • Manage the design of all projects under direct supervision; ensure a high level of service and support to the client
  • Act as an expert resource within discipline for delivery requirements; e.g. reports, studies, projects, etc
  • Review information from reports and published documents; evaluate and analyze the information to understand broad requirements of project
  • Develop complex architectural designs, to ensure an exemplary solution is delivered that meets quality parameters, project timelines and budgetary requirements
  • Coordinate design intent with others disciplines
  • Check, edit and mark up drawings as required
  • Integrate engineering requirements, site surveys and field review information, adhering to applicable codes and jurisdictional requirements
  • Share knowledge of current design techniques, building systems, design trends and developments to improve technical skills and implements them on project work
  • Attend meetings to coordinate drawings and resources, determine project criteria and provide information
  • Act as a single point of contact on project issues
  • Oversee the preparation of design reports, drawings and models following office standards
  • Perform site visitations to determine compliance with construction documents; identify any deviations and liaise with owner and contractor to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Review project products, services and shop drawings to ensure adherence to project documents, relevant jurisdictional codes and corporate quality controls
  • Improve design skills of the team and ensure implementation of skills on a project by sharing expert knowledge of current design techniques, building systems, design trends and developments and providing insight, information and recommendation on sector and discipline trends
  • Participate in planning with clients to prioritize activities and allocate resources consistent with project needs and objectives
  • Represent the organization and raises the firm’s profile by being recognized as a design leader; identifies new business opportunities through contacts
  • Provide mentorship and direction to other members of the design team in to ensure achievement of business, department and individual goals
  • Lead by example to encourage productivity, innovation, team work and a high level of discipline within own discipline and sector

Qualifications 

  • Have successfully completed related post-secondary education
  • Is proficient in Architectural and design software skills (i.e. AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp and Photoshop)
  • Extensive experience in architectural design and presentation is required
  • Is familiar with Mechanical, Electrical, and Structural permits and building codes
  • Demonstrate creativity in design and leadership skills
  • Prior experience in project management, project delivery, client management is required
  • Demonstrate an ability to coordinate with other team members and to collaborate with other professional disciplines
  • Membership with a relevant professional architectural association is an asset

NORR embraces diversity and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities, we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Should you require an accommodation or have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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