Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Senior Architect

Wed, 2017-09-20 11:05 -- walkermckinley
McKinley Burkart Architects Inc.
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Senior Architect Office Location: Vancouver + Calgary
About McKinley Burkart
At McKinley Burkart you have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest and most creative minds who push boundaries, rethink, and reimagine every day. Last year we worked in 22 cities in 7 countries around the world. Our clients are some of the best brands and names in the industry. Our two beautiful studios, in Vancouver and Calgary, collaborate as one.
Our compensation package not only includes a competitive salary and benefits package but also an RRSP matching program. We invest heavily in the growth of our team utilizing global R+D trips, conferences, and our McKinley Burkart University (MBU) lectures. We have a very social culture; taking every opportunity to celebrate our successes as a team. Oh and did we mention we have beer on tap in our boardroom?
We are a growing multi-disciplinary, architecture, interior and graphic design firm. We are so committed to total design that we design and produce custom furniture and lighting, for all of our projects. Our experience spans a vast range of sectors; from commercial, hospitality, multi-family and mixed-use architecture, to restaurant, retail, hospitality and residential design. Our portfolio spans continents from Europe to Asia to South America as well as across Canada from Toronto to Vancouver. McKinley Burkart is differentiated by collaboration, our commitment to the life-changing value of design and our belief that design is a cultural as well as an artistic act.

About You
You seek fast paced work environments where collaboration and creativity is the norm. You thrive on rethinking and challenging the status quo and want to work with like-minded individuals. You are engaged and committed to your work and you continually pursue growth and learning, not only in your career, but personally as well. You’re also not afraid to bring the fun.

Your Qualifications
 A desire to engage and invest in the growth and future of our firm and projects
 10+ years of relevant experience as a lead designer and project architect with a strong background in commercial and multifamily projects
 Registered, or eligible for registration with the AIBC and/or AAA.
 Proficiency with AutoCAD, REVIT, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Project

Your Strengths
 Strong design portfolio demonstrating significant design skills on projects from concept through completion
 Client relationship management and team communication
 Lead projects from early design phases to construction completion
 Experience resolving complex technical and design issues
 Proficiency generating technical drawings and specifications
 Experience managing multiple aspects of client, team and project coordination
 Broad knowledge of building codes and standards
 Interface with building and permitting officials during the permitting and construction phases of the project
 Proven construction administration skills and experience
 Engaged in mentoring junior and intermediate team members
 Strong communication and relationship management skills, including the ability to work effectively within a range of team compositions
 Experience in the preparation of fee proposals, contract writing
 Proven ability to establish and maintain project budgeting and scheduling

Your Submission
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We thank all candidates in advance for their submissions.

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Calgary & Vancouver
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