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Technical Director/ Architect (Mix Used & High-Rise Residential Projects)

IBI Group

IBI Group

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2024

Company Description

Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets. We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, together we can solve the world’s most complex challenges and deliver more impact together.

Job Description

We work with our clients around the world to create, support, and enhance smart, safe and sustainable places where people live, work, learn and thrive. Places impact on the quality of people’s lives. Whether new homes, shops, workplaces, schools and hospitals, manufacturing, research and development facilities, or data and distribution centers. People and communities thrive when the spaces in which they live, work, move and play are designed and managed in a way that best meets their needs.

Our award winning High-Rise Residential Studio is seeking an experience Architect who is familiar with this sector and able to add an additional tier of Quality Assurance to the work of various studio teams across our design and production environment. Our high-rise residential studio has a global presence and is dedicated to delivering creative design solutions that elevate and strengthen the communities they serve.

Working in a hybrid model, you would be based at our 55 St. Clair Ave West office which is steps away from St. Clair station and is easily accessible by bike, TTC and car. Occupying 7 floors, with over 700 employees, our space is open concept and represents our collaborative approach to projects.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead the quality assurance process on Projects
  • Perform thorough reviews to ensure projects meet technical quality standards, accuracy and completeness
  • Carefully monitor the use of new materials and construction methods for compliance with best practices and standards
  • Lead document review meetings with Project teams to ensure understanding of corrections needed
  • Serve as a technical resource to staff in all phases of a Project
  • Serve as a mentor to the Project Architects / Project Leaders, investing in technical development in order to eliminate common errors
  • Maintain proficiency regarding building materials, construction methods, costs, codes, and regulatory requirements
  • Receive, maintain and file all original documents and keep track of all revisions on both electronic database and hard copy
  • Assist in the development of evolving best practice standards based on continuing education and lessons learned in Construction
  • Distribute technical documents to project team for review and comment.
  • Control issuance of documents and seek proper approval for the same from responsible Managers


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Architect with 25 years’ experience in construction detailing and building science
  • Considerable experience working on mid to large scale mixed use residential high-rise projects
  • Must be detail-oriented with an understanding of process flow and able to handle sensitive and confidential information involving complex project documents
  • Ability to work well independently with little supervision - should be self-directed and be highly motivated
  • Strong project coordination mindset with the ability to quickly resolve problems in real time
  • Adept at working in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – both verbal and written with an ability to interact and coordinate effectively with internal and external business partners
  • Familiarity with Document Management procedures in collaboration with Clients' requirements - including but not limited to: Distribution Matrices, Supplier (Vendor) Data Management, Document Numbering, Filing and Archiving Procedures
  • Experienced with EDMS packages (SharePoint, Aconex, ProCore, Unifier), Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam and software such as BIM360, Revit and AutoCad
  • Proficiency with FTP, ProjectWise, SharePoint, ISO and MS Office - PM+ experience is an asset

Additional Information

We can only achieve our goals when everyone is empowered to be their best. We believe everyone's contribution matters. It’s why we are pioneering a skills-based approach, where you can harness your unique experience and expertise to carve your career path and maximize the impact we can make together.

You’ll do meaningful work, and no matter what role, you’ll be helping to deliver sustainable solutions for a more prosperous planet. Make your mark on your career, your colleagues, your clients, your life and the world around you.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We support the growth and equality of our people through initiatives such as our Mentorship Program, Global Women’s Network, and Diversity & Inclusion Council.

As part of our selection process, candidates may be requested to consent to background checks relevant to the role under consideration for, prior to receiving a job offer (as applicable under state law). These could include: work references, education and credential confirmation, employment verification, identity check, credit report, criminal offence, drug testing and driver’s license record.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy.