Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Bilingual (French and English) Project Coordinator with A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.

Tue, 2018-04-17 12:53 -- janetd
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Janet David + Associates Inc. for A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
Job Description: 

The second largest burger chain in Canada, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. is a Canadian owned company that generates over $1 billion in revenues through more than 900 franchised restaurants. A&W has articulated Climate Goals that sustain an exceptional corporate culture. With a steadfast commitment to Climate Goals and strategy, A&W has consistently earned recognition as a highly successful enterprise and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

The Bilingual Project Coordinator is a member of a dynamic Design & Construction team that is growing. Recently, two fluently bilingual (French and English) professionals joined the team based at A&W’s Home Office in North Vancouver. The team wishes to add another fluently bilingual (French and English) Project Coordinator who will also work out of the corporate Home Office in North Vancouver.
The Bilingual Project Coordinator provides direct, proactive and multi-faceted support in the design, construction and project administration of new A&W restaurants across the country with a particular emphasis on the Quebec market. The Project Coordinator reports to a Project Manager and assists the Project Manager in facilitating successful project completion in both turnkey and non-turnkey projects, from initial feasibility study through to permitting, tendering, construction, and deficiency management.

The Project Coordinator has a number of technical and project management accountabilities, including: preparing feasibility site plans and architectural drawings; creating and modifying digital architectural renderings and custom signage graphics; preparing equipment lists and cut-sheets for A&W supplied items; tracking and implementing drawing and equipment changes as required; and monitoring and communicating project progress against expected timelines. Accordingly, the Project Coordinator liaises with a wide range of internal partners, including members of A&W’s Design & Construction, Equipment Services, Marketing, Operations, and Real Estate departments and external partners, including A&W franchisees, landlords, consultants, contractors, suppliers and representatives of municipal and regional authorities.
The ideal candidate is a proactive team player with a strong drive for results, ownership for their work and an ability to commit to deadlines on multiple projects, bringing them to successful and timely completion. An energetic independent self-starter who works well under pressure, the candidate must have a degree or diploma in a relevant discipline such as Building Technology and expertise in architectural drafting and space planning through the use of AutoCAD and other graphic software such as SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. With at least 2 years of experience in construction project management support, the ideal candidate has experience working with contractors and obtaining permits from the city, and has an understanding of typical construction practices and materials. The candidate must be very organized, have exceptional problem-solving and communication skills, and have an aptitude for negotiation and conflict resolution. With the capacity to anticipate and to multi-task with ease and accuracy, the ideal candidate has sound judgment and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Fluency in French and English is a requirement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to reply, in confidence, quoting file #14642, to Please forward a cover letter and resume as one WORD file. We thank all and acknowledge all applicants and will proactively contact those selected for interviews.

Position Type: 
Corporate Head Office in North Vancouver, British Columbia
Years of Experience: 
Auto-CAD: Advanced
Revit: Advanced
Required Languages: 
English: Fluent
French: Fluent
Required Degree Level: