Careers

At Diamond Schmitt, we aim to empower our people to realize their potential in a dynamic studio environment that fosters continuous learning and professional development. 

Fuelled by a culture of collaboration and inclusivity, we are looking for individuals whose backgrounds, skill sets, and experiences are as diverse as the projects we work on and the communities we engage in to join our team and contribute to the ongoing creative conversation. 

If you have the courage to be bold, the compassion to design authentic, socially-conscious spaces, and can demonstrate integrity in the workplace, then we want to hear from you. 

All current job openings will be posted here. Please apply by sending your application to: hr@dsai.ca.

Open Positions

Location

We are looking for a dynamic, proactive, detail oriented and engaged individual to join our fast-paced Administrative Project Coordinator team. This is a great opportunity to develop your expertise in organization, administration, and document control. This role is in-person and will be based out of our Ottawa location.

Please send your resume to HR@dsai.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diamond Schmitt Architects encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.

Key Responsibilities
  • Providing a high level of administrative support to Contractor Administrators and Architects
  • Providing quality document control and data entry
  • Administering coordination between project teams (architects, consultants, clients, and contractors)
  • Compiling, coordinating, printing, distributing, filing, tracking and archiving project correspondence and documentation during all project phases such as:
  • Design:  Photos, tender and design packages, specifications, schedules and other project related materials as directed by the project design team
  • Construction: Process and track shop drawings, RFIs, site instructions, proposed changes, change orders, building permits, and other project related materials as directed by the project design team.
  • Maintaining project-specific digital and hard copy filing systems
  • In collaboration with architectural teams, uploading drawing packages to ftp sites and issuing packages for milestone project deadlines
  • Maintaining project contact lists and team calendars
  • Coordinating and scheduling meetings, including setting up video and telephone conferencing (face to face, web, video conference) and typing/formatting meeting minutes
  • Developing and implementing new project coordination procedures, as needed
  • Being fluent in office project administration standards and acting as a resource to project teams to maintain them
  • Assisting administration team and reception as needed
  • Occasional overtime
  • Provide administrative support to other projects when Administrative Project Coordinators are on vacation/away
Qualifications
  • 3+ years previous office / administrative experience
  • Excellent computer skills – proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must
  • Knowledge/experience with Newforma, SharePoint, Adobe Reader, Bluebeam Studio and database software such as Newforma, Ebuilder, Procore, Projectwise, Primavera would be an asset
  • Superior organizational skills and strong time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and solve conflicting and overlapping deadlines
  • Manage multiple design and construction projects with varying document control and distribution guidelines
  • Responsible and accurate, with attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn, teach and work collaboratively
  • Ability to work under pressure, adapt to changing situations, follow timelines, and meet deadlines adapt to changing situations
  • Strong problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of architecture and construction is a definite asset
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic design focused individuals with 1 – 3 years architectural experience to join our Toronto office.  The ideal candidates will have well-rounded architectural experience and a demonstrated passion for excellence in design.  They should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, very good organizational skills, and be able to multi-task in a busy office. 

Please send your resume and portfolio to hr@dsai.ca.  We thank all applicants who have applied however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diamond Schmitt Architects encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.

Key Responsibilities
  • Architectural design, detailing and documentation on projects in collaboration with the project architects and team members
  • Developing and coordinating construction documentation using Revit
  • Preparation of 2D, 3D and CAD drawings
  • Preparation for client presentations
Qualifications
  • Demonstrated pursuit of excellence in design
  • Bachelor of Architecture Degree
  • Revit training and work experience is an asset
  • Must also have working knowledge of current versions of AutoCAD.  Experience in modeling software such as Rhino, Sketchup, 3D Max and CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) would be considered an asset
  • Experience preparing design and construction documents is an asset.
  • Ability and enthusiasm for working in a dynamic team environment
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a Contract Administrator who will contribute their outstanding skills to the design and construction of a variety of projects.  The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of architecture and a passion for design innovation and excellence. They will work closely with principals, associates, and architects in a collaborative studio environment to execute design ideas, provide mentorship and to lead project teams during the construction phase. This position will be based in our Ottawa project office and will involve working in close collaboration with other DSA staff, engineering consultants and a design builder.  This is a full-time position serving a long-term project.

Please send your resume to HR@dsai.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diamond Schmitt Architects encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide construction administration functions to projects, including both office functions (shop drawing review, coordination of RFI responses, preparation of CO’s PC’s, CD’s etc.) and field functions (collaborative problem solving, attendance at site meetings, preparation of site instructions, field review reports, etc.)
  • Organize, direct and manage contract administration for projects
  • Implement the project as directed by, or in consultation with the project team
  • Supervise the work effort on assigned projects
  • Work in a collaborative team environment, primarily in construction administration with involvement as required in other aspects of design including pre tender document review
  • Report to the project architect on a regular basis outlining status of job cost control and scheduling issues including general progress and time management issues
Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Revit and Autocad an asset
  • 10+ years experience required
  • Mixed – use and transit project experience
  • Experience with tracking project schedules
  • Knowledge of the OBC and P3 projects is a requirement
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic design-focused individual with a minimum of 5 years interiors experience. The ideal candidate will have well-rounded experience in either an architectural or interior design firm and a demonstrated passion for excellence in design.  They should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, very good organizational skills, and be able to multi-task in a busy office. 

Please send your resume and portfolio to hr@dsai.ca.  We thank all applicants who have applied however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diamond Schmitt Architects encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist the Interior Design Lead/ Project Architect in preparing and co-ordination of project schematic/conceptual design drawings and presentations
  • Working on contract documents, plans, details and schedules, using Revit software.
  • Prepare required layouts, sketches and space plans required to convey design intent
  • Participate in the development of design solutions
  • Assisting in the coordination of architectural, electrical, mechanical, structural consultants, and other consultants or vendors.
  • Build and maintain great relationships with external and internal teams
  • Co-ordinate and/or undertake the selection and specification of furniture systems, fixtures and equipment
  • Coordinate and/or undertake the preparation of required project documents, minutes, schedules and specifications
  • Attend on-site visits and field reviews and direct contractors and vendors as required
  • Exercise strong knowledge and deep understanding of furniture materials and finishes
Qualifications
  • 5 – 8 years of experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or Architecture
  • Knowledge of federal, provincial and municipal building laws, building and safety codes, health and environmental standards and regulations for interiors
  • Strong conceptual design and presentation experience through the use of AutoCAD and Revit/or other 3D; or graphic design programs
  • Proficient in SketchUp, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Reader/Writer
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating significant design skills on projects from concept through completion
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We are looking for a Contract Administrator who will contribute their outstanding skills to the planning, design and furnishing of a wide variety of projects.  The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of architecture and a passion for design innovation and excellence. They will work closely with principals, associates and architects in a collaborative studio environment to contribute design ideas and provide direction to project teams. 

Please send your resume to HR@dsai.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diamond Schmitt Architects encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide construction administration functions to projects, including both office functions (certificates of payments, preparation of CO’s PC’s, CD’s etc.) and field functions (attendance at site meetings, preparation of site instructions, field review reports, etc.)
  • Organize, direct and manage contract administration for projects
  • Implement the project as directed by, or in consultation with the project team
  • Supervise the work effort on assigned projects
  • Work in a collaborative team environment, primarily in construction administration with involvement as required in other aspects of design including pre tender document review
  • Report to the project architect on a regular basis outlining status of job cost control and scheduling issues including general progress and time management issues
Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Revit and Autocad an asset
  • 10+ years experience required
  • Mixed – use and healthcare project experience 
  • Knowledge of BCBC and VBBL knowledge are an asset
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic design focused individual with a minimum of 5 years architectural experience to join our Toronto office. The ideal candidate will have well-rounded architectural experience and a demonstrated passion for excellence in design.  They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, very good organizational skills and be able to multi-task in a busy office.

Diamond Schmitt Architects encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.

Key Responsibilities
  • Architectural design, detailing and documentation on projects in collaboration with the project architects and team members
  • Developing and coordinating construction documentation on projects
  • Preparation of 2D, 3D and CAD drawings
  • Working experience with Revit is an asset
Qualifications
  • Demonstrated pursuit of excellence in design
  • Bachelor of Architecture Degree
  • Revit trained and work experience an asset
  • Must also have working knowledge of current versions of AutoCAD.  Experience in modeling software such as Rhino, Sketchup, 3D Max and CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) would be considered an asset
  • Experience preparing design and construction documents for institutional and residential projects.  Contract Administration experience is considered an asset.
  • Ability to work in a team environment