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Thank you for considering Diamond Schmitt Architects for your future employment. Please apply for job openings by contacting HR@dsai.ca.

Architect (Healthcare Specialist)

Toronto, Ontario
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We are seeking energetic and enthusiastic individuals with rich experience in healthcare design. The ideal candidate will have at least eight years of well-rounded architectural experience with a demonstrated passion for excellence in healthcare design.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a busy office are key attributes.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Development of outstanding healthcare designs
  • Ability to meet with clients and user groups to facilitate the design process
  • Ability to work independently and provide mentorship to junior staff.
  • Coordination of internal team, consultants and specification writer during design and documentation
  • Preparation of drawings in a REVIT environment


Qualifications:

  • More than eight years of experience in an environment of design excellence
  • Masters level degree in Architecture
  • Evidence of continuing education in the field of healthcare design
  • EDAC (Evidence Based Design Accreditation) Sigma Six or LEAN training is an advantage
  • Experience with dRofus or similar data management programs is an advantage
  • Experience in a P3 environment is an advantage
  • Eligibility for Membership in the OAA
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Advanced knowledge of current versions of REVIT and AutoCAD
  • Contract Administration experience is considered an asset

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.

Business Development Coordinator

Toronto, Ontario
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We are seeking a Business Development Coordinator who is a self-starter with strong writing abilities and superior interpersonal skills to join our fast-paced Business Development team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Obtain detailed “Request for Proposal” information from tenders issuing organizations
  • Work with senior staff members to define proposal layout and the division of responsibilities for writing and production
  • Organize necessary background material and research
  • Assist in the identification and assembly of the consulting team
  • Coordinate delivery of qualifications from members of the consulting team
  • Edit and proofread texts and images for proposals
  • Graphic layout of proposal document
  • Coordinate printing/production and delivery of the proposal documents
  • Organize electronic files of proposal documents in a consistent and retrievable format
  • Prepare promotional packages about the business for distribution to potential clients
  • Archive digital materials and assist in upkeep of marketing databases
  • Attend pre-proposal site tours, professional meetings or other marketing events as appropriate

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English or related field (journalism, graphic design, communications, marketing)
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in proposal and presentation development
  • Must be able to work in an ever‐changing fast‐paced environment with extremely demanding fixed deadlines
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Affinity for technology and the ability to learn and apply new skills easily
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and MAC platform
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment; respecting others views and ideas
  • Natural ability to assist fellow colleagues in a collaborative manner
  • The ability to be flexible and able to adjust and support fellow colleagues
  • Excellent time management skills

 

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.

 

Contract Administrator

Toronto, Ontario
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We are seeking 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.


Duties and 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
  • Knowledge of Revit and Autocad an asset
  • 10+ years experience required

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.

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.

Design Technologies Coordinator

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Diamond Schmitt Architects has built an international reputation for design excellence across a range of building types. From opera houses, libraries and laboratories to residential, office, academic and healthcare projects, this award-winning design firm strives to exceed clients’ expectations.

The company is a leading proponent of sustainable design innovation with a growing list of LEED certified buildings and zero-net energy projects. Design thinking that presents a strong sense of context and integration with the streetscape distinguishes the studio’s work, for which Diamond Schmitt is known and respected as a leading architecture practice across Canada and abroad.

The firm’s design sensibility is matched with a successful business model that positions it among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, GTA’s Top Employers and Canada’s Best Managed Companies™. More than 250 people work in the Toronto-based practice, with offices in Vancouver and New York City.

DSAI is seeking a Design Technologies Coordinator to join our Vancouver office to help shape the way we design excellence. The Design Technologies Coordinator will work in collaboration with our Design Technologies Manager and BIM committee to help us improve our project workflows, use of software and library content. We are seeking a Design Technologies 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.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist staff with periodic Revit training, daily problem solving
  • Assist in refining skills and project workflows
  • Develop office content (family) library
  • Refine DSAI’s current Revit template to improve project efficiency
  • Assist in pre-screening software and plugins for yearly upgrades
  • Develop video and written tutorials for office intranet
  • Explore BIM visual programming platform such as Dynamo and Grasshopper
  • Assist in project upgrading process

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 year College diploma or University degree from a recognized architectural program
  • 3 years progressive work experience in an architectural office
  • Excellent working knowledge of REVIT and REVIT families
  • 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
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Programming background is a benefit but not a requirement

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

Senior Network Administrator

Toronto, Ontario
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We are seeking a Senior Network Administrator to join our IT department in our Toronto office.  Reporting to our IT Manager, 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.


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

 

Requirements:

  • 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
  • Experience maintaining systems in a Managed Configuration including a server baseline establishment, change tracking, server build reports, and other configuration management procedures
  • 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 in 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

 

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.

 

Social Media Coordinator

Toronto, Ontario
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What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?

  • They have experience in scheduling posts/ads and social moderation, as well as a solid understanding of digital marketing and brand awareness.
  • They are passionate about storytelling and developing creative and inspiring content related to the firm’s design process, our built environments and inspiration around the firm’s accomplishments.
  • They have superior time management skills and excellent attention to detail, as well as strong organizational and communication skills.
  • They will have a positive attitude and would be willing to take initiative and are excited to support our business development team in a fast-paced, growing firm.


Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for curating and developing all social media content and manages all social media outlets including, but not limited to, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
  • Knowledge around building and engaging meaningful connections with clients, prospective clients and the architectural community
  • Collaborates with our staff and business development teams to deliver extraordinary architectural content
  • Collaborates with leadership to ensure all social content on channels aligns with the firm’s goals and brand standards
  • Collaborates with staff and moderate user-generated social media posts and content
  • Identifies opportunities for real-time social posts
  • Actively follows competitors and industry news to identify trends and topics that give us the competitive edge and are in line with the firm’s brand
  • Promotes firm events, achievements and media releases
  • Mines audience insights and makes recommendations based on findings and able to present performance analysis to leadership
  • Is able to prioritize requests and manage expectations with excellent multi-tasking abilities
  • Has a strong passion for marketing and is in-the-know of news and/or major changes in social media
  • Is a self-starter who is eager to help develop innovative and progressive marketing strategies
  • Ability to set metrics for success and develop reporting criteria to provide updates to senior management team


Required Qualifications:

  • Post graduate degree/diploma in marketing and/or social media programs
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced creative environment
  • At least 1-2 years of previous internship and/or work experience
  • Experience within architectural, engineering or construction industry is a plus
  • Strong understanding of social platform capabilities, including, but not limited to: posting, scheduling, targeting, tracking & analytics, content formats, etc.
  • Superb verbal and written communication (i.e. grammar, spelling and punctuation)
  • Excellent in visual design, consulting, writing, editing and presentation (photo/video/text)
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop)
  • Photography and video skills are a plus

 

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.