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VELD architect, located in Ontario, is a client-focused and design-driven practice. We are looking for a reliable Project Manager & Designer and a Draftsperson/ Architectural Technologist to join our team.  We are raising rural and telling the story of rural Ontario through barn conversions and agritourism. Our mission is to save 50 barns in the next 25 years! All our work uses passive house, low energy, or sustainable principles for better buildings. We aim to create new rural architecture as powerful as heritage architecture!

Please be sure to apply as per the instructions at the end of this page.

Here are the features and benefits we offer at VELD architect:

  • Remote work hours (20-35 hours/week)
  • Flexible schedule, as long as you can meet project deadlines
  • Development and control over Revit standards. We are looking for someone to whip some architects into shape!
  • Creative and unique details with barn conversions, passive house, and agritourism. We know you are sick of copying and pasting details; ours are less than typical!
  • Hourly employee position

The Responsibilities of the Project Manager & Designer:

  • Responsible for the production of drawings from the design through to permit drawings phases in close collaboration with project architects and production staff 
  • Responsible for improving, maintaining, training, and meeting drawing quality standards for the office
  • Research products and implement them into models and details
  • Manage project Revit models
  • Prepare client presentations and present design concepts and drawings
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining project budgets and schedules
  • Attend on-site visits, field reviews, and project meetings 
  • Responsible for coordinating with clients, public agencies, consultants, and contractors as required
  • Responsible for the production of team drawings and quality assurance.

The Requirements of the Project Manager & Designer:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in managing architectural projects in Ontario
  • Experience with site plan approval and authority approvals in Ontario
  • Plus, the additional requirements are listed below

The Responsibilities of the Draftsperson / Architectural Technologist:

  • Responsible for the drawing set and details in all phases and collaborating with project architects
  • Responsible for improving and maintaining the drawing quality standards for the office
  • Assist with product research, specifying products, and implementing them into models and details
  • Manage project Revit models
  • Create efficient bulletproof drawing sets 

The Requirements of the Draftsperson / Architectural Technologist: :

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with Revit modeling
  • Plus, the additional requirements are listed below

Additional Requirements:

  • MUST contribute to a team environment
  • MUST be detailed oriented personality
  • MUST be able to work independently and be disciplined to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to communicate and meet with team and owner regularly via meetings, text, and Project Management software (Zoho Projects)
  • Follow and improve existing processes.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with Revit modeling
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with wood construction and a firm grasp of building science in Ontario.
  • Passive house familiarity is an asset
  • Farm experience is a bonus

Both roles will be responsible for the CAD standards in the office and making productivity improvements. We see your first year targeting these goals:

  • 90 days -familiarize with VELD systems and training, and determine a plan for efficiencies
  • 120 days – refresh existing templates and minor improvements
  • 210 days – make improvements to templates for improved efficiency and long-term goals
  • 365 days – improve BIM capabilities for the team to better serve our clients

Ready to Apply? Both roles follow our three-step hiring process. Applicants who do not follow this process will be eliminated:

Step 1:  Fill out this form and answer the questions.

https://zfrmz.com/4w3VAfJU7OgIdJL7Cyvr

Be sure to indicate the role you are applying for. Upload your resume and cover letter there as well. Video submission to answer the questions is highly encouraged, and you can add a link to the video or upload it there.

Step 2: We will review the applicants. Shortlisted applicants must take a DiSC personality test, interview, and provide references.

Step 3: We will confirm your technical abilities with two simple tests before providing the formal offer. 

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