J. L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is a Gold Standard Canadian Best Managed company that provides high-quality architecture, engineering, planning, and project management services to clients in both the private and public sectors.
With offices across Ontario, all staffed with a diverse team of professionals, JLR stands out in the industry due to our unique collaborative approach.
On every project, we work as a team to provide value for our clients. As a 100% employee-owned and completely Canadian business, JLR understands what clients want and how to deliver designs and built projects that meet their needs.
To support our recent and ongoing growth, JLR’s Ottawa office is looking to add an Architectural Technologist to augment and round out our team.
We’re looking for talented and creative people to support delivery activities.
At JLR, candidates can expect to join a creative, tight-knit, and mentorship-focused community with significant opportunities for driven people with tenacity and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Our organization is made up of diverse employee-owners with specialized expertise in a wide range of disciplines. You will have the opportunity to partner with clients to develop insightful solutions and see projects through from conception to completion.
You’ll be encouraged to go after your interests and try new approaches to further develop our team of dedicated professionals, and to be part of the shared success of the firm.
If you have a creative spirit, thrive when presented with new challenges, and are eager to take your career in new directions, then JLR is the right environment for you.
Roles and Responsibilities :
Work directly with architects, engineers, and technologists as part of an integrated multidisciplinary project team at all stages, from concept design to completion;
Prepare bids and construction drawings and documents for industrial and commercial projects;
Discuss, develop, and communicate ideas with verbal and graphic clarity utilizing a design process and collaboration model that includes a wide range of tools, such as drawing / sketching, modelling, diagramming, and 3-D work;
Assist architects, engineers and technologists with project execution during all project phases;
Coordinate with other disciplines on multidisciplinary projects;
Manage and coordinate under construction projects, including contract administrative duties and site visits;
Leadership role in the architectural technologist group and mentorship of junior staff; and
Travel between JLR offices, as required, to meet the needs of various projects.
Skills and Qualifications :
Graduate of an Architectural Technology program at a recognized Ontario post-secondary school;
OAAAS designation or eligibility for designation;
3 7 years of experience working within an architect’s office;
Proficiency in latest version of AutoCAD, Revit and Microsoft Office Suite is mandatory;
Sketchup experience would be considered an asset;
Strong conceptual design skills in exploring innovative approaches;
Ability to discuss, develop and communicate ideas with verbal and graphic clarity;
Sound understanding of drawing principles and standards;
Working knowledge of local building codes, standards, and building structures;
Possess a full understanding of building science, construction materials, construction methods, and architectural detailing;
Organized with the ability to manage time, deliverables, budgets, and personnel;
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
Ability to work within a team environment and work within a project team made up of architects, engineers, and planners; and
Valid Class driver’s license.
Why Join Us?
100% employee-owned with share ownership opportunities at all levels;
Work-life balance is strongly encouraged;
Stable, long-term employment with opportunities for advancement based on merit, skill, and initiative;
Friendly, welcoming and team-oriented atmosphere that fosters collaboration;
Flexible career direction with opportunities to choose your own path;
Interesting and exciting assignments ranging in size and type;
Corporate philosophy that encourages growth and development along with an open-door policy where communication is encouraged;
Competitive salary reviewed annually;
Health / dental benefits offered immediately;
RRSP / DPSP program offered immediately;
Merit-and-profit bonus program for eligible employees; and
Extracurricular social events (annual prom , golf tournaments, sports teams, department lunches, summer BBQs, and much more).