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    Senior Architect/Potential Principal

    February 13, 2018


    COLE+Associates (C+A) is an award winning, mid-sized firm, with a creative and collaborative work environment located in Ottawa, Ontario. What differentiates C+A from everyone else in our field is our distillation of its culture and ambiance into a group of core values that inform all aspects of our business practices. Having strong company values help us to guide our employees in decision-making processes and generally make our company one of the best places to work in Ottawa. We foster a culture in which staff goes above and beyond the average level of service to create a positive, memorable impact on the client, and in achieving and surpassing their expectations. We believe that excellence only happens by design.

    We have an amazing opportunity for a Senior Architect with business ownership ambitions. A well-qualified candidate for this position brings strong business development skills and a track record of profitable project delivery. A strong leader of staff with superior communication skills affords the ability to build and motivate teams for higher level results. You have an excellent reputation with clients and the business community. You are a registered Architect in Ontario/Quebec and LEED certified.

    Qualifications include:

    • Minimum of 8 years’ experience that demonstrates increasing project and client management responsibilities with exposure in a management position.
    • OAA or OAQ registration
    • Bilingualism as an asset
    • Strong business acumen
    • Ability to work independently, developing and coordinating drawings
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to lead multiple projects
    • The ability to coordinate with various consulting professionals
    • Strong work ethic, ability to work efficiently and with accuracy
    • Ability to assemble and manage multiple complex projects and administer construction contracts on behalf of clientele, while adhering to schedule and budget requirements
    • Must be able to receive a Secret level security clearance

    Duties include:

    • Grow C+A’s practice and revenues
    • Personally lead strategic client pursuits and significant projects
    • Manage Architectural teams leading to the successful delivery of projects
    • Establish and maintain exemplary client relationships
    • Manage the project delivery process; coordinate and lead teams through all phases of projects
    • Evaluate and enforce the quality control aspects of project deliverables
    • Train and/or mentor design and technical staff competency
    • Manage key projects
    • Collaborate with Principals and teams to lead and deliver projects in an efficient and timely manner
    • Ensure profitable project delivery; manage project financial performance
    • Lead and inspire the team
    • Recruit staff and manage your team appropriately
    • Be a role model, leader, and champion for integrity and professional ethics
    • Have extremely well-developed interpersonal skills for dealing with complex situations
    • Be a strong communicator, both verbally and written
    • Be a knowledge leader who ensures that a high degree of creativity and technical competence is part of our team's mandate
    • Liaise with clients, consultants and contractors
    • Participate in concept initiation and design of projects
    • Facilitate the development and evolution of the work plan, budget and schedule
    • Align work effort and resources with contract and compensation commitments and proactively address changes, including additional services as required
    • Work on multiple projects and prioritize and communicate clearly at all stages of the project

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    Cole + Associates Architects Inc.


    Ottawa, ON