Principal - Architecture

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 12-18-2018
Principal Architect 
Calgary, Alberta
National Architecture Firm

Our client, a leading multi-disciplinary Architecture, Design and Planning firm, with offices across the country, is currently looking for a superb individual to add to their senior leadership team in their Calgary office. This company has a well established reputation and has a project portfolio spanning both low and mid- rise residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and public projects.

This position will have a large number of responsibilities, including:
  • Establish quality control methods, ensure use by all and develop techniques for process improvement and project documentation for the office.
  • Strategically manage staff, inspire top performance and increase productivity and workflow
  • Review quality, accuracy, and completeness of projects with regard to building code compliance and architectural standards.
  • Provide design guidance, mentorship and leadership at all stages of projects and maintain architectural design and production standards and procedures.
  • Personally review and coordinate all work at critical times during each phase including specifications
  • Review appropriateness of fees for various project types and review of proposal template, terms and conditions including indemnification needs and work scope clarity.
  • Analyze building-zoning code for active & potential projects, review permit comments and provide CA support including shop drawing review.
  • Establish design standards and procedures for integrated system of design, consultant coordination, contract, specifications, and construction document delivery.
  • Work with senior leadership of the firm to develop business development strategy and effective performance metrics
  • Work to implement best practices within the office and within the company at large
  • Recommend appropriate staffing levels and coordinate activities in order to meet and exceed established schedules and budget margins 
To be considered for this position, you must possess:
  • A Master’s Degree in Architecture
  • 15 or more years’ experience working as an architect, ideally within North America
  • Licensed Architect, other provincial registration is acceptable
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills, with experience managing staff
  • LEED AP an asset but not essential
  • Excellent working knowledge of design documentation, building materials, construction techniques, building systems, proposals and project documentation
  • Passionate about trends in architectural design and their relevance to inform our work
  • Willingness and desire to participate in business development, marketing, & client presentations
  • Well connected in the industry - local candidates preferred although out of province candidates will also be considered
  • A passion to grow within the company as a highly contributing member of the firm
Apply now if you believe this is the next step in your career. Feel free to contact Laura Shalev on 587 333 7929 ext 712 or for a confidential discussion about this opportunity.
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