Project Designer – Toronto

*Must have the ability to work in the Canada*

General Responsibilities for Project Designer

DesignAgency depends on Project Designers to carry out projects under the supervision of Senior Designers. From time to time, Project Designers may also lead project teams. The company relies on Project 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. Project 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.

From time to time, Senior Designers may also assign others to supervise Project Designers.

Development pathway

To be considered for advancement, Project Designers will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to assume responsibility for components of larger and more complex projects under supervision of Senior Designer or Team Lead
  • Possess a distinctive design ‘personality’ and receive strong positive feedback from clients and peers alike
  • Successfully manage client demands and exceed client expectations, earning the client’s trust and respect
  • Bring their enthusiasm for and interest in design trends and issues to the creative dialogue of the firm
  • Actively contribute to improving the firm’s design and technical quality

Achievement of professional credentials such as 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.

Role and responsibilities

Design

  • Strive for design impact, innovation and function
  • 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
  • Design and execute components of projects of moderate complexity from proposal through concept, construction and closeout under supervision of Senior Designer or Team Lead.
  • 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 by example, 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 to deliver projects on target

To apply, please click here.

 *Must have the ability to work in the Canada*

 

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 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 such as 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.

To apply, please click here.

*Must have the ability to work in Canada*

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*

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.