Senior Designer – Toronto

Must have the ability to work in Canada.

DesignAgency is seeking experienced candidates for an immediate opening for the position of Senior Interior Designer. DesignAgency relies on the Senior Designer to carry out projects and elements of projects; generally under the supervision of Partners. On occasion, Senior Designers may also lead projects. They will be responsible for designing,  directing, and coordinating hospitality, commercial / retail, multi-unit residential and residential projects with minimal direction and oversight, as well as mentoring and directing staff, and effectively managing client requests and relationships. A knowledge and interest in all aspects and categories of interior design is required, as well as a desire for professional growth and development. Must have the ability to work in Canada.

Senior Designers report to Partners or others as assigned.

 Role and Responsibilities

Design

  • Conceive, design and execute projects of moderate-high complexity from proposal through concept, construction and closeout.
  • Strive for design impact through innovative, thoughtful, and functional design.
  • Strive for efficiency and to reduce errors, and omissions.
  • Generate concept, schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding & tender phases, programs, and working budgets.
  • Work with teams to develop interior materials & finish specifications.
  • Coordinate all FF&E and interior architectural plans and finishes and products with the client and project consultants as necessary.

Leadership

  • You have the ability to translate the Partners design vision across and down through the projects you are working on
  • Contribute to the development of systems and processes for improved design, technical quality, and client service.
  • Create sound relationships with colleagues, clients, contractors, and suppliers, to promote repeat business.
  • Can work independently as well as take direction from Partners and Team Leads
  • Promote knowledge sharing throughout the studio including conducting seminars and presentation to share best practices.
  • Assist in the development of project goals, targets and schedules.
  • Direct and review design development, construction documents and shop drawings for content, accuracy, and overall design integrity.

Management

  • Use Ajera to accurately track time and activity on each project.
  • Demonstrate excellent personal time management.
  • Focus on service delivery while monitoring the status of assigned project tasks against the project schedule and participate in quality reviews of projects.
  • Mentor project designers, intermediate designers, and interns in design practice, office standards, and policies.

Qualifications

  • College-level degree (interior design or related field)
  • Experience with a wide selection of advanced and various sized interior design and/or architectural projects
  • Knowledge of design resources and evidence of creative sourcing and creative problem solving
  • Ability to supervise and direct project teams with minimal oversight
  • Ability to mentor and direct staff
  • High level of CAD proficiency
  • Skilled in In Design, Sketch Up, Illustrator, Photoshop, and hand sketching
  • Strong client management skills and experience
  • Must be positive, team-oriented, flexible, and productive.
  • Knowledge of Ajera is beneficial
  • Hospitality design experience preferred
  • Minimum 10-15 years of industry experience is preferred

Achievement of professional credentials  will be taken into account in promotion and compensation decisions, and preparatory studies or test costs may be eligible for firm support.

We offer a competitive base salary and the opportunity for growth within the company. If you believe that this could be a perfect fit for you, please click here to apply.

All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

 

Senior Project Manager: Design – Toronto

*Must have the ability to work in Canada*

General Responsibilities for Senior Project Manager: Design

DesignAgency relies on the Senior Project Manager: Design to contribute and occasionally lead projects.  Based on the needs of the project a Senior Project Manager: Design may need to facilitate the entire process of project management for project phases which include planning, design development, construction documentation, construction administration and project close out. A Senior Project Manager: Design must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements and expectations. Responsible for managing the scope of work, executing the required work with a team, monitor the quality of produced work, identify and mitigate risks, and close out successful projects that contribute to the office and teams.

The Senior Project Manager: Design reports to the Director of Project Management and will be recognized for his or her ability to oversee the design process from start to finish.

Role and responsibilities

Design/Construction

  • Establish project standards and information to set up accurate project documents that can be utilized and coordinated throughout the phases.
  • Assist in developing feasibility studies; if required.
  • Coordinate to the established project schedule milestones within the project’s scope, time and budget while maintaining the Design intent, work quality and client expectations.
  • Use of project management tools and techniques to assist the team and project management like drawings list, meeting minutes, project update logs, gantt charts, etc.
  • Coordination of design intent with contractor, structural, MEP & T, and other various consultants.
  • Coordination or production of specification manual when required
  • Construction document review (mark-ups) and quality assurance
  • Coordinate and collaborate in value engineering process when required
  • Attend consultant and construction coordination meetings, conference calls, etc. and relaying info back to Director of Project Management in form of minutes and /or scheduled meetings
  • Answering and reviewing RFI’s, change orders, shop drawings, site instructions with the assistance when required
  • Manage purchasing and oversee installation when required.
  • Site administration, visits, meetings, documentation of site progress & condition
  • Quality control of site work
  • CAD Standards: establish, evolve and maintain construction standards
  • Assist in creating and archiving the templates and typical details for future project use for internal database
  • Utilized established standard steps and process on how to issue and archive drawings and specs

Leadership

  • Mentor project managers and project designer(s) and technicians
  • Initiate opportunities to increase the firm’s design capabilities.
  • Proactively and effectively share design/construction knowledge with other team members.
  • Effective task prioritization/delegation, problem-solving and decision making skills
  • Contribute to the development of systems and processes for improved design, technical quality, or client service.
  • Create sound relationships and setting the right example with colleagues, clients, contractors, and suppliers, to promote repeat business.

Management

  • Personal/Team and Project Time Management
  • Scope Management
  • Project Budget Management
  • Quality Management
  • Project Communication Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Client & Consultant Management
  • Project Close Out & Integration Management
  • Assign tasks and schedule deliverables to project designers and technicians
  • Review project designers and technicians time sheets

Qualifications

A Senior Project Manager: Design must be in possession of an Interior Design Diploma or equivalent, with at least 10 years of working experience, and will need to have an understanding of the local building codes for Ontario. The Senior Project Manager: Design will need to have working experience with AutoCAD (Sketch-Up, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign are beneficial). These are the minimal requirements for this position, with all other experience being advantages for the successful candidate.

Achievement of professional credentials will be taken into account in promotion and compensation decisions, and preparatory studies or test costs may be eligible for firm support.

To apply, please click here.

*Must have the ability to work in Canada*

Project Manager – Toronto

General Responsibilities for Project Manager

*Must have ability to work in Canada*

DesignAgency is seeking experienced candidates for an immediate opening for the position of Project Manager. DesignAgency relies on the Project Manager to lead design teams and facilitate the entire process of project management including planning, design development, construction documentation, construction administration and project close out. Successful candidates must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques required to meet project requirements and expectations. Project Managers are responsible for managing the scope of work, executing the required work with a team, monitoring the quality of produced work, identifying and mitigating risks, and closing out successful projects.

The Project Manager reports to the Director of Project Management and will be recognized for his or her ability to oversee the design process from start to finish.

 Role and responsibilities

 Design

  • Establish project standards and information to set up accurate project documents that can be utilized and coordinated throughout the phases.
  • Assist in developing feasibility studies; if required.
  • Coordinate project schedule milestones within the project’s scope, time and budget while maintaining the Design intent, work quality and client expectations.
  • Use of project management tools and techniques to assist the team and project management like drawings list, meeting minutes, project update logs, gantt charts, etc.
  • Coordination of design intent with contractor, structural, MEP & T, and other various consultants.
  • Coordination or production of specification manual when required.
  • Construction document review (mark-ups) and quality assurance.
  • Coordinate and collaborate in value engineering process when required.
  • Attend consultant and construction coordination meetings, conference calls, etc. and relaying info back to Director of Project Management in form of minutes and /or scheduled meetings.
  • Answering and reviewing RFI’s, change orders, shop drawings, site instructions with the assistance when required.
  • Manage purchasing and oversee installation when required.
  • Site administration, visits, meetings, documentation of site progress & condition
  • Quality control of site work.
  • CAD Standards: establish, evolve and maintain construction standards.
  • Assist in creating and archiving the templates and typical details for future project use for internal database.
  • Utilize established standard steps and process on how to issue and archive drawings and specs.

Leadership

  • Mentor project managers and project designer(s) and technicians (Senior)
  • Initiate opportunities to increase the firm’s design capabilities.
  • Proactively share design knowledge with other team members.
  • Contribute to the development of systems and processes for improved design, technical quality, or client service.
  • Create sound relationships with colleagues, clients, contractors, and suppliers, to promote repeat business.

Management

  • Manage personal and team time to project schedules.
  • Project scope and budget management.
  • Quality assurance and risk management.
  • Act as client and consultant contact throughout the construction documentation and contract administration phases
  • Responsible for project close out and integration
  • Assign tasks and schedule deliverables to project designers and technicians (Senior)
  • Review project designers and technicians time sheets (Senior)

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be in possession of an Interior Design Diploma or equivalent, with working experience, and will need to have an understanding of the local building codes for Ontario. The Project Manager will need to have working experience with AutoCAD (Sketch-Up, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign are beneficial). These are the minimal requirements for this position, with all other experience being advantages for the successful candidate.

Achievement of professional credentials such as NCIDQ, MAATO, ARIDO, BCIN and LEED will be taken into account in promotion and compensation decisions, and preparatory studies or test costs may be eligible for firm support.

We offer an extremely competitive base salary and the opportunity for growth within the company. If you believe that this could be a perfect fit for you, please send your resume immediately, or if you know the perfect person for this position then feel free to forward this correspondence. All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

*Must have ability to work in Canada*

To apply, please click here.

Intermediate Designer – Toronto

*Must have ability to work in Canada*

General Responsibilities for Intermediate Designer

DesignAgency is seeking qualified candidates for an immediate opening with our firm for the role of Intermediate Designer. DesignAgency depends on Intermediate Designers to carry out projects under the supervision of Senior Designers. The company relies on Intermediate Designers to collaborate with their colleagues to design, execute and deliver great projects and develop excellent client relationships. They are expected to consult with Senior Designers and Principals on any design, technical, production, scope or client issues of which they become aware. Intermediate Designers are required to manage their project time, and meet the firm’s targets for time expenditure and billing for themselves and their project teams.

Role and responsibilities

Design

  • Strive for design impact through innovative, thoughtful and functional design.
  • Participate in the development of approaches, concepts and designs that exceed client expectations
  • Produce or direct the creation of renderings and presentations that attract and inspire clients and team members
  • Conceive and design elements of moderate complexity, or smaller projects, from design development to closeout.
  • Conceive, design and execute projects of moderate complexity from proposal through concept, construction and closeout
  • Work to master the development, continuity and detailing of design concepts
  • Develop a strong mastery of appropriate construction techniques
  • Develop high-quality drawing and documentation sets that are clear, comprehensive and consistent
  • Strive to reduce rework, errors and omissions

Leadership

  • Contribute to the design dialogue in the firm
  • Lead, motivate and develop design teams that consistently deliver great design, technical quality and client service
  • Contribute the development of systems and processes for improved design, technical quality or client service
  • Create sound relationships with clients, contractors and suppliers to promote repeat business

Management

  • Demonstrate excellent personal time management
  • Use Ajera software to manage personal time logs

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be in possession of an Interior Design Diploma or equivalent with at least three years of working experience and should have an understanding of the local building codes for Ontario. The Intermediate Designer will need to have working experience with AutoCAD (Sketch-Up, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign are beneficial). Hospitality design experience preferred. These are the minimal requirements for this position, with all other experience being advantages for the successful candidate.

Achievement of professional credentials such as NCIDQ, ARIDO, BCIN and LEED will be taken into account in promotion and compensation decisions and preparatory studies or test costs may be eligible for firm support.

We offer an extremely competitive base salary and the opportunity for growth within the company. If you believe that this could be a perfect fit for you, please send your resume immediately, or if you know the perfect person for this position then feel free to forward this correspondence. All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

To apply, please click here.

*Must have ability to work in Canada*

Intermediate Designer – Los Angeles

*Must have ability to work in the United States*

General Responsibilities for Intermediate Designer

DesignAgency is seeking qualified candidates for an immediate opening with our firm for the role of Intermediate Designer. DesignAgency depends on Intermediate Designers to carry out projects under the supervision of Senior Designers. The company relies on Intermediate Designers to collaborate with their colleagues to design, execute and deliver great projects and develop excellent client relationships. They are expected to consult with Senior Designers and Principals on any design, technical, production, scope or client issues of which they become aware. Intermediate Designers are required to manage their project time, and meet the firm’s targets for time expenditure and billing for themselves and their project teams.

Role and responsibilities

Design

  • Strive for design impact through innovative, thoughtful and functional design.
  • Participate in the development of approaches, concepts and designs that exceed client expectations
  • Produce or direct the creation of renderings and presentations that attract and inspire clients and team members
  • Conceive and design elements of moderate complexity, or smaller projects, from design development to closeout.
  • Conceive, design and execute projects of moderate complexity from proposal through concept, construction and closeout
  • Work to master the development, continuity and detailing of design concepts
  • Develop a strong mastery of appropriate construction techniques
  • Develop high-quality drawing and documentation sets that are clear, comprehensive and consistent
  • Strive to reduce rework, errors and omissions

Leadership

  • Contribute to the design dialogue in the firm
  • Lead, motivate and develop design teams that consistently deliver great design, technical quality and client service
  • Contribute the development of systems and processes for improved design, technical quality or client service
  • Create sound relationships with clients, contractors and suppliers to promote repeat business

Management

  • Demonstrate excellent personal time management
  • Use Ajera software to manage personal time logs

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be in possession of an Interior Design Diploma or equivalent with at least three years of working experience and should have an understanding of the local building codes for Ontario. The Intermediate Designer will need to have working experience with AutoCAD (Sketch-Up, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign are beneficial). Hospitality design experience preferred. These are the minimal requirements for this position, with all other experience being advantages for the successful candidate.

Achievement of professional credentials such as NCIDQ, ARIDO, BCIN and LEED will be taken into account in promotion and compensation decisions and preparatory studies or test costs may be eligible for firm support.

We offer an extremely competitive base salary and the opportunity for growth within the company. If you believe that this could be a perfect fit for you, please send your resume immediately, or if you know the perfect person for this position then feel free to forward this correspondence. All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

To apply, please click here.

*Must have ability to work in the United States*