Architectural Manager
Whitby, Ontario
11d ago

Job Summary

AECOM’s Building & Places business line is currently seeking an Architectural Manager for immediate employment in the Whitby, ON office.

The appropriately qualified candidate will be responsible for managing the architectural team including all architectural business aspects.

We require someone with strong business acumen and experience managing people and multiple projects. This individual must be a licensed Architect with the OAA and will be responsible for overseeing our active projects and for sourcing new work to keep the architectural group strong and growing.

Candidates must also have proven experience leading a team through all phases of a project. Responsibilities include client communication, consultant coordination, design development, drawing review and contract administration.

We are looking for an individual with experience in municipal, commercial and transit projects and broad skills in all phases of project delivery.

They must have a strong, hands-on technical knowledge, document review, consultant coordination and experience in field review and contract administration.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to :

Perform as Senior Architect

Maintain, develop and coordinate all aspects of the architectural practice

Prepare creative, functional and innovative designs for clients

Develop, manage and grow the architecture department

Supervise and mentor within a team environment

Provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced architects, designers and technical staff; provide direction to help others meet objectives

Write and coordinate winning proposals, attract new clients and retain current clients as required

Manage financial and cost control aspects of architectural led projects

Meet with clients to discuss potential new work and / or review project requirements

Lead and manage a design team to produce fully coordinated architectural working drawings and project specifications

Collaborate with management on preparation of project proposals; oversee architectural development proposals and feasibility studies

Communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization

Preparation of design and contract documents, document checking, conduct construction review and contract administration throughout the duration of a project

Communicate with construction team to provide information and solve problems

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

Licensed Architect with the OAA

10+ years of experience managing projects and people

Solid design in institutional, commercial and municipal buildings

Thorough knowledge of building systems and construction detailing

Strong business acumen and people manager skills

Excellent communication and organizational skills

Demonstrated strong creativity in design

Strong presentation skills

Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills

Exceptional technical knowledge of building construction and the Ontario Building Code

Ability to supervise production of a number of projects simultaneously

Ability to work within and lead in a team environment

Ability to co-ordinate with a multi-disciplinary in-house consultant team

Multi-tasking is very important for this position, combined with attention to detail, time management and organizational skills

Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), Outlook, Adobe

Proficiency in AutoCAD, REVIT, Photoshop, Sketchup, and other artistic methods necessary to convey creative ideas

High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning

Must be dedicated to working hard with an all-hands-on-deck attitude towards completing the work efficiently and accurately

Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience managing projects and people
  • What We Offer

    AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people.

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