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 a Senior Network Administrator to join our IT department in our Toronto office.  Reporting to our IT Director, the Senior Network Administrator will be passionate about ensuring and maintaining a stable network infrastructure. You will develop, administer and maintain the network infrastructure to support our business by ensuring security, integrity and high-availability of enterprise systems and related components. This position requires a person who has the ability to work a flexible schedule between the hours of 8 AM to 7 PM. Occasional after-hours support will also be required.  

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

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.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage setup, configuration and operation of virtualization layer, hardware, firewall, proxy, load balancers, IDS and operating systems
  • Assist in handling service requests, changes and incidents including problem management
  • Provide daily operational maintenance of existing network infrastructure including Cisco, Fortigate, Motorola, Juniper and F5’s. Phone systems include Cisco / Avaya VOIP and Nortel Option 11
  • Provide setup and operation of hardware including HSM, servers, clusters and storage
  • Plan and execute changes and installations
  • Provide support for networked computers and equipment
  • Setup and management of operating systems
  • Establish VPN tunnels with other sites and customers
  • Manage security solutions, including firewall, anti-virus and intrusion detection systems
  • Arrange and perform network software and hardware upgrades
  • Collaborate/communicate daily with IT staff members to ensure seamless IT operations
  • Assist Service Desk and IT projects as needed
  • Plan and execute changes in terms of software rollouts and hardware installations including testing, coordination, planning and issuing notifications regarding any changes
  • Collaborate with others to drive flexible and iterative solutions (quickly and easily)
  • Share technical knowledge with others and actively participate in continuing education
  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory, related documentation and technical specifications information
  • Identify improvements in terms of setup, capacity and expansion etc.
  • Perform health checks and maintenance of infrastructure
  • Available to be on-call for critical incident support on a rotational basis
Qualifications
  • University degree in Computer Sciences, IT or related technical/engineering field
  • 7-10 years of experience in network/system/infrastructure administration or a related field
  • 10 years of general IT experience
  • CCNA certification required, MCSE an asset
  • Very strong working technical knowledge of Workstation Server operating systems, current network hardware, protocols and standards
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multi-tiered distributed environments
  • Hands-on experience with server/network infrastructure, delivering internet facing applications and solutions
  • Knowledge of apple products and technology including iMac, MacPro laptops, iPads, macOS, iOS will be an asset
  • Exposure to cloud-based disaster recovery implementations
  • Management of iSCSI SAN environments (preferably Nimble)
  • Knowledge of virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V, VDI and HCI)
  • Knowledge of complex software/infrastructure solutions
  • Experience within the AEC industry is considered an asset
  • Solutions oriented mindset with the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours and weekends to conduct maintenance and upgrades
  • Excellent team player
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a resourceful and nimble Administrative Coordinator to join our team! This engaged and enthusiastic individual will assist and support a variety of departments and committees within the office. We are looking for someone who has over the top organizational skills, must be able to prioritize and can communicate with staff in a diplomatic and professional manner. If this opportunity sounds interesting, we would love to hear from you!

Please send your resume 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
  • Schedule and track appointments, meetings (in person, ZOOM etc.) and conference calls for Principals and committees
  • Type, copy, assemble and print correspondence, letters, spreadsheets and presentation booklets as required
  • Take meeting minutes for various committees within the office and follow up on action items
  • Register Principals for conferences and update conference tracking spreadsheet
  • Log continuing education hours in transcripts for Principals, issue deadline reminders and coordinate membership renewals with Executive Assistant
  • File Principals email as needed
  • Submit/amend/terminate Subject Matter renewals for Principals with the Toronto Lobbyist Registrar
  • Maintain active list of consultants, track and obtain Professional Liability Insurance (from consultants) and issue deadline reminders when necessary
  • Assist accounting department with various tasks (data collection, clean up and verification) and ad hoc tasks related to upcoming ERP upgrade/implementation
  • Provide coverage for Executive Assistant during vacation including travel coordination and typing various correspondence
  • Ad hoc projects: examples include CACB certifications, FRAIC nominations and various research, etc.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
Qualifications
  • 3+ years previous office administrative experience
  • Excellent computer skills – proficiency in Microsoft Office and both PC and Mac Platforms
  • Superior organizational skills and strong time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior executives both verbally and written
  • Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision and guidance and must demonstrate initiative, be hands-on
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential matters
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workflow to ensure all deadlines are met within a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Maintain a positive “can-do” attitude and a willingness to assist
  • Familiarity with the Architecture industry would be an asset
Toronto, Ontario, 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
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We are looking for an experienced IT Support Analyst to join our growing Vancouver office. Reporting to the Director of Information Technology (based in Toronto), the IT Support Analyst will independently manage day to day IT requests and issues from the Vancouver office as well as providing a helping hand to IT requests from the Toronto and New York offices remotely. The IT Support Analyst will also be able to diagnose, troubleshoot and solve end user issues relating to desktops, applications, networking, VoIP, PCs, laptops, printers, cell phones, tablets and other hardware. This position requires a person who has the ability to work a flexible schedule between the hours of 7 AM to 8 PM. Occasional after-hours support will be required. This is a great opportunity to join a results driven team and to develop your expertise in IT.

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

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.

Key Responsibilities
  • Resolve end-user IT issues, such as password reset, software questions, PC hardware problems, Internet connectivity, configurations, etc.
  • Configure, deploy & support PCs / Laptops /Smart Phones and other equipment
  • Provide one-on-one end-user support and problem resolution via telephone, e-mail etc.
  • Perform in-person, on-site repairs of PC desktop hardware, printers, and other peripherals
  • Diagnose and resolve minor network issues (e.g. LAN access)
  • Assist in troubleshooting and assessing network issues
  • Participate in moves, adds, and changes to network and systems access for new or departing employees
  • Accurately log work orders/help desk tickets and resolutions into help desk software management system; maintain vigilant maintenance of this process
  • Act as a technical liaison to Architects and support latest IT innovations in AEC industry such as 3D printers, plotters, VR and AR solutions
  • Attend and/or conduct training sessions for end users; create training materials for end users (e.g. FAQ sheets)
  • Service IT requests on our ticketing system platform
  • Maintain and support printers and other network peripherals
  • Track all issues and present reports to IT Director outlining issues, escalations and projects
Qualifications
  • Post-secondary education in information technology
  • 2-4 years of direct experience with troubleshooting, end user support and work independently
  • A sound understanding of a wide range of WAN, LAN, Server and Workstation technologies such as meraki, printers, Citrix, servers, Mac devicesand switches
  • Knowledge of apple products and technology including iMac, MacPro laptops, iPads, macOS, iOS will be an asset
  • Working knowledge of Server 2016, Windows 10, AEC software such as Revit, Auto CAD, Adobe creative suite will be an asset
  • Exposure to cloud technologies such as office 365, Azure is an asset
  • Ability to work and learn under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion and interest to work in the AEC industry is preferred
  • Excellent time management / multi tasking skills
  • Able to work as part of a team or independently as necessary
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic design focused individuals with a minimum of 3 years interiors experience. The ideal candidates 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.  Positions are available in both our Toronto and Vancouver offices.

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
  • Exercise their expertise, strong knowledge of furniture materials and finishes
  • Undertake the development of design solutions
  • Coordinate architectural, electrical, mechanical, structural consultants, and other consultants or vendors.
  • Build and maintain great relationships with external and internal teams
  • Prepare working contract documents, plans, details and schedules, using AutoCAD/Revit software
  • Co-ordinate and/or undertake the selection and specification of furniture systems, fixtures and equipment
  • Prepare and co-ordinate project schematic/conceptual design drawings
  • Prepare required layouts, sketches and space plans required to convey design intent
  • 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
  • Responsible for keeping a project on schedule
Qualifications
  • 3-8 years of experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design
  • 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 BIM Manager to join our Vancouver office to help shape the digital aspect of  design excellence through industry leading  collaboration, design and construction. The BIM Manager will represent our west coast team, while working collaboratively with our Toronto office to create a uniform way of working across the country.  The BIM manager  will work with the Toronto office to help us improve our office standards, project workflows, software adherence, and managing our future team of Vancouver  BIM Coordinators and BIM leaders.   We are looking for a BIM Manager who can work independently and communicate clearly with project teams and clients. A good understanding of construction means and methods is essential for developing consistent and thorough project workflows and standards.

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 project teams
  • Facilitate learning sessions in group or individual format to ensure standards are followed
  • Create model setup package in with the project team
  • Assist in establishing documented processes, procedures, and workflows
  • Collaborate with DSA BIM team to improve current Revit template
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to bring forward innovative ideas, methods and technology uses to improve project team workflows
  • 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 databse
  • Understand clash-detection and conflict resolution
  • Understand model data extraction for CoBie and dRofus
Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 year College diploma or University degree from a recognized architectural program
  • 5 years progressive work experience in an architectural office
  • Excellent working knowledge of Revit, Revit families, and Navisworks
  • Ability to read specifications and 2D 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 and able to work well with others in a highly collaborative, team environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Programming background is a benefit but not a requirement
  • Experience delivering and managing project data in accordance with industry IFC and COBie standards
  • Understanding BIM for Facility Management is considered an asset
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
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

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