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    Intermediate Interior Designer

    January 25, 2018


    Hamilton is a vibrant community, with a growing population of young professionals and exciting arts community. This mix makes it an appealing time to work in our City and be a part of mcCallumSather, a growing, integrated design firm with national exposure.

    From renovation to new construction, small community initiatives to multi-million dollar, one-of-a-kind projects, mcCallumSather remains relentlessly focused on achieving our clients’ goals guided by a commitment to design excellence and sustainable solutions. Here you have the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of sustainable and net zero design, and precedent setting projects for both public and private sector clients. In addition to the chance to grow and challenge yourself, our team is dedicated to continuous learning and having fun in the process.

    Mission: Enabling our clients to achieve their goals through sustainable, intelligent and creative design solutions.

    Vision Statement: Improving the world by creating remarkable environments that evoke transformative experiences.

    Reporting to the Principal and Senior Interior Designer, the Intermediate Interior Designer will fulfill an essential role, working alongside our team to establish design concepts that reflect the firm’s passion for creative and sustainable design. The Intermediate Designer will have design and technical skills, contributing to both stand-alone and integrated projects. The candidate will establish, nurture and maintain client relationships, and actively engaging with the mcCallumSather team to promote the firm culture. Specific roles and responsibilities are outlined below.

    Minimum Requirements –Education/Licensing/Certification:

    • Intern interior Designer with ARIDO and working towards NCIDQ designation
    • Drivers License

    Software knowledge

    It is essential to have a strong skill base in the utilization of the following software:

    • Revit
    • AutoCAD
    • Sketch-Up
    • Power Point
    • MS Word
    • MS Excel

    It is also considered useful to learn the following applications if not currently familiar with:

    • Microsoft Project
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign

    Additional Preferred Skills and Assets

    • Desire to work with marketing and facilitate the advancement of the firm

    Performance measurements:

    • Quality of work meets or exceeds requirements and specifications of Principals, project architects and clients
    • Projects are completed on time
    • Demonstrated the ability to work with various levels of people within mcCallumSather and within client organizations.
    • Capability in design, technical and construction
    • Understanding of the Ontario Building Code
    • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work with constantly changing priorities
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and workflows and meet deadlines
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as dealing with clients and consultants

    Minimum Requirements – Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

    • 4-6 years of interior design experience
    • You are comfortable interacting and communicating with a range of people;
    • Strong design skills
    • Experience with healthcare, public sector and commercial projects at a variety of scales
    • Strong working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code
    • Possession of a solid understanding of construction and Contract Administration process
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Highly motivated individual who works independently
    • Ability to handle stressful situations in a calm and amicable manner
    • Rigorous attention to detail and accuracy

    Duties include:

    • Work on concurrent interior design projects within mcCallumSather
    • Collaborate in the development of concept design through planning, sketching, rendering
    • Select directional images and finishes
    • Acquire and coordinate samples from vendors
    • Formulate furniture direction
    • Further develop concept design with sketches, thumbnails, plans and the creation of specialty finishes
    • Refine finish selections
    • Flush out and refine the approved design language into buildable drawings
    • Assist with information for Specification writers, as required
    • Review and implement design specifications with the specification personnel, regarding FF&E, hardware, plumbing and architectural finishes
    • Coordinate with outside project consultants such as lighting, mechanical, electrical, structural, signage, kitchen consultants, etc. as necessary to complete a well-coordinated project
    • Work with Project Management in the development of specialty custom built items
    • Develop a complete drawing package, including detailing, elevations and plans to mcCallumSather standards
    • Compilation and finalization of all FF&E pieces with sufficient information to pass through to the specification writer
    • Develop a small drawing package including full design intent of all millwork and custom furniture as per mcCallumSather standards
    • Continue Coordination with outside project consultants such as lighting, mechanical, electrical, structural, signage, kitchen consultants etc. as necessary to complete a well-coordinated project.
    • Review and implement changes and additions with the Specification writer/Senior Designer, re: FF&E, hardware, plumbing and architectural finishes
    • Prepare contract drawings, schedules, detail design and sketches from conceptual design, through tender to construction
    • Provide sufficient information when requested by the Project Management team in the development of budgets
    • Answer vendor/contractor’s questions
    • Review shop drawings and submittals
    • Provide site clarifications when necessary review with Project Manager, Team Leader and Project Leaders
    • Attend client meeting, presentations and sub-consultant coordination meeting as required
    • Ensure CAD / Revit Standards, quality assurance and quality control procedures are followed by drawing planning and production
    • Work and meet project timelines

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    McCallum Sather Architects Inc.


    Hamilton, ON