Careers

Thank you for considering Diamond Schmitt Architects for your future employment.

Diamond Schmitt Architects accepts employees from a wide variety of sources and backgrounds. What unites our team, however, is talent, dedication and a high level of professional skills. Learn more about our culture and community involvement.

Please apply for job openings by contacting hr@dsai.ca.

Open Positions

Location

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual to join our team in the position of Accounts Receivable Specialist. This role has two main responsibilities: AR collections and administering prompt payment requirements. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, very good organizational skills and be able to multi-task in a busy office. This is a full-time position. Working hours are from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with summer hours and holiday closure.

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
AR Specialist 
  • Assist in monthly receivables closing procedures
  • Creating and distributing AR aging reports to the Project Architects/Managers on a monthly basis.
  • Apply payments to the open invoices
  • Research, dispute (as needed) and resolve payment discrepancies.
  • Coordinate with Project Accountants any changes to the invoices
  • Distribute monthly AR statement to the clients
  • Regularly review open accounts and prioritize collection efforts.
  • Make outbound collection calls in a professional manner while keeping and improving customer relations
Prompt Payment Administrator
  • Monitor days outstanding for projects impacted by the new prompt payment legislation in Ontario
  • Develop a process for tracking notice of non-payment from the clients
  • Advise senior management of missing payments on a weekly basis
  • Submit notice of non-payment to the sub-consultants (as necessary) based on the timelines specified in the new legislation
  • Prepare documents for filing for adjudication
Qualifications
 
  • Post-secondary education in business, accounting, legal or related field
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent time management skills and a sense of urgency
  • Confident and excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Experience with ERP systems is preferred but not required
  • Proven ability to work well in independently or in a team environment
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in Accounts Receivable and Collections
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Resourceful, enthusiastic, and not afraid to bring new ideas to the table
  • Collaborator and able to work with others to overcome obstacles
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

DSA is looking for a BIM Coordinator to join our Toronto office to help shape the way we design excellence. The BIM Coordinator will work in collaboration with our BIM Manager and BIM committee to help us improve our project workflows, software adherence and library content. We are seeking a BIM Coordinator who can work independently and communicate clearly with project teams.  A good understanding of construction means and methods is essential for developing consistent and thorough content libraries.

Please send your resume and portfolio to hr@dsai.ca.  We appreciate your interest in working with DSA, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Key Responsibilities
  • Coach, mentor and supervise the process of virtually constructing a building with a project team
  • Assist in training and project workflows
  • Develop project specific office content (family) library
  • Collaborate with the BIM team to improve DSA’s current Revit template
  • Explore BIM visual programming platform such as Dynamo and Grasshopper
  • Ensure standards defined on the project BIM Execution Plan and project workflows are adhered
  • Manage project models to ensure a healthy BIM database
  • Conduct Clash-detection and conflict resolution
  • Conduct model data extraction for CoBie and dRofus
Qualifications
  • Minimum 2 year College diploma or University degree from a recognized architectural program
  • 2 years progressive work experience in an architectural office
  • Excellent working knowledge of REVIT and REVIT families
  • Ability to read 2D working drawings
  • Understanding of common building components and how they are assembled to form a completed building
  • Multitasking,  project management and leadership skills
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Comfortable communicating in working groups of various sizes
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Programming background is a benefit but not a requirement
  • Understanding BIM for Facility Management is a benefit, but not a requirement
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a Senior Interior Designer 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, Interior Designers and Architects in a collaborative studio environment to contribute design ideas and provide direction to project teams. 

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
  • Understand all phases of a design project including contracts, budgeting, planning, design, documentation, specifications and construction
  • Work collaboratively with Interior Designers and Architects in the development of interiors concepts
  • Maintain industry connections and introduce project teams to new materials that are innovative, sustainable and compliant with LEED and building code standards
  • Participate in design charettes and critiques that improve and challenge the design work of the firm
  • Manage multiple, complex projects at the same time with minimal or no supervision
  • Participate in resource allocation for interior design projects
  • Be responsible for project budget management
  • Prepare promotional material and participate in Business Development activities
  • Maintain excellent communication and work collaboratively with multidisciplinary project teams, clients and consultants
  • Maintain positive client relationships through the duration of a project
  • Keep clients apprised of project progress on regular basis
  • Initiate and maintain contact with key project individuals to clarify, coordinate and negotiate critical issues
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
Qualifications
  • Minimum 10-15 years’ experience as an Interior Designer
  • Bachelor’s degree in interior design and/or Architecture
  • ARIDO certification
  • Proficiency in AutoCad and/or Revit
  • Knowledge of 3D Modeling software, Photoshop, Sketchup, Illustrator and InDesign graphic software an asset
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic design focused individuals with a minimum of 10 years architectural experience to join our Vancouver 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

Business Development:

  • Support DSA’s business development efforts in all sectors through speaking engagements and RFP responses

Architectural and urban design:

  • Lead teams to develop design proposals through all project phases
  • Monitor the development of design ideas and support teams to cultivate an environment of design excellence

Project leadership & management:

  • Interface with clients and manage client relationships
  • Lead projects and be responsible for the project execution from beginning to end
  • Monitor financial parameters of a project
  • Mentor and train junior and intermediate staff in all professional development areas
  • Support teams with development and building permit approvals
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
New York, New York, USA

We are seeking energetic and enthusiastic design focused individuals with 1 – 3 years architectural experience to join our New York 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

We are looking for a energetic and enthusiastic design focused individuals with a minimum of 5 years architectural experience to join our team.  The ideal candidates will have well-rounded architectural experience and a interest in excellent 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. 

Interested applicants, please forward your resume and portfolio to hr@dsai.ca.  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
  • Developing and coordinating design development and construction documents
  • Coordination of consultants and specification writer during design and documentation
  • Preparation of 2D, 3D and CAD drawings
  • Management of drawings in a REVIT environment
  • Mentoring junior staff in the preparation of accurate and technically proficient construction documents
Qualifications
  • More than five years experience working in an architectural practice with a focus on academic, institutional and multi-family residential buildings
  • Depth of technical understanding and construction detailing expertise
  • Bachelor of Architecture Degree or Diploma in Architectural Technology
  • Must have advanced knowledge of current versions of REVIT and AutoCAD 
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Membership in the OAA, AIBC, OAAS or MAATO is an asset
  • Advanced training in Building Science is an asset
  • Contract Administration experience is considered an asset
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a dynamic and engaged individual who is a self-starter with strong writing abilities to join our fast-paced Business Development team for a maternity leave contract.

Please send your resume 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
  • Determine proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs.
  • Able to meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval; entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals.
  • Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information; coordinating submissions and collections; identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
  • Develop proposals by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation; writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Write proposal narratives, executive summaries and cover letters, ensuring the company brand and messaging is consistent.
  • Prepare presentations by evaluating text, graphics, and binding; coordinating printing.
  • Maintain quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
  • Obtain approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.
  • Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, and coordination; implementing changes.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks.
  • Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership of new and different requests; explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Qualifications
  • 2 – 5 years experience in a related discipline
  • Excellent communication, writing, grammar, and spelling abilities; technical writing skills preferred
  • Detail oriented, personable, assertive, disciplined, self-motivated, reliable and high energy
  • High initiative and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment;
  • Ability to work independently and within established guidelines;
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Relevant undergraduate degree and/or professional experience, demonstrating strong business acumen;
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Eligible for security clearance