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 team is looking to add Architects to augment and round out our team. We’re looking for talented and creative people to support both business development and delivery activities, and proven or emerging leaders to develop and manage our clients and projects.
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
Collaborating with team members as part of an integrated project team, including execution, design, and reporting;
Engaging through all project stages, from definition, through planning, design, and construction using your demonstrated abilities to recognize opportunities, understand client needs and manage and deliver projects;
Architectural design and contract administration related to a variety of commercial, institutional, and industrial construction projects.
Carrying out visits to construction sites and reporting on observations;
Liaising with clients, engagement and leadership of business and client development activities;
Participating in the preparation of proposals, reports, specifications, contract documents and budget estimates; and
Travel between JLR offices across Ontario and Canada, as required, to meet the needs of various projects and / or for training purposes.
Skills and Qualifications
Graduate of a recognized Architecture degree program;
Licensed Architect registered and in good standing with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA);
7 10 years of relevant experience with a portfolio demonstrating built work in the commercial and institutional sector;
Experience in the industrial field would be considered an asset;
Expertise in contract administration, specifically in the use of the CCDC 2 2008 contract;
Strong understanding of project delivery and budget awareness;
Strong understanding of the Ontario Building Code;
Expertise in writing specifications;
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite;
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
Excellent presentation skills;
Excellent writing skills for reports, proposal submissions;
Self-motivated and ambitious with the ability to work independently;
Organized with the ability to manage time, deliverables, budgets, and personnel;
Possess a full understanding of building science, construction materials, construction methods, and architectural detailing;
Ability to manage the production and delivery of construction documents;
Ability to work within a team environment and manage a project team made up of architects, engineers, and planners; and
Vehicle and a 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).