Date Posted: 11/09/2021
Req ID: 19781
Faculty/Division: Capital Projects
Department: Design & Engineering
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
University Planning Design and Construction provides the University with support through two key services : Campus & Facilities Planning and Project Management, Design and Engineering and Project Development. The team is responsible for campus master planning, space allocation, design & engineering services, costing, leasing, and all construction and renovation projects.
The University of Toronto’s Department of Design and Engineering offers a unique opportunity to be involved with the coordination of a diverse range of project types within a diverse range of buildings (e.g. heritage, medical labs). The Department’s projects involve renovations to existing buildings with construction budgets which typically range from $500K to $5M. The goal of the Department is to create innovative solutions to the challenges of incorporating new and changing needs within existing infrastructure which will ultimately contribute to enhancing the built environment for faculty, students and staff in support of the University’s mission. The Architectural Co-ordinator will enhance the team’s ability to realize this long term goal by providing technical architectural and contract administration (CA) support for the department’s Architects as well as administrative support to the Director.
Under the personal supervision and direction of the department’s Project Architects, theArchitectural Coordinator takes the lead, acting as the main point of contact for the Contractor during construction and works independently in all aspects of contract administration (CA) document preparation, document tracking, record keeping, construction site review and report preparation, consulting with the Project Architect and sub-consultants for required approvals. The Co-ordinator also provides project-related support as required during the design, design development and the contract document preparation phases of construction projects. In addition, this position may assist with preparation of presentation materials and/or independently produce drawings or sketches for the Architects using AutoCAD and 3-D drafting software.
Under the general direction of the Director, Design & Engineering, the Architectural Co-ordinator provides administrative support by assisting with tracking project data and preparing monthly project status reports. In addition, this position will assist with preparation of sub-consultant Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and will prepare related purchase order request documents for processing by others and agreement packages for approval and issuance.
Your responsibilities will include:
Producing technical documentation and CAD drawings for approval
Verifying the accuracy and completeness of documents
Conducting routine site review and preparing reports
Obtaining approval for technical documents before they are issued
Liaising with clients to ensure designs reflect operational requirements
Analyzing drawing standards and efficiencies and recommending changes for improvement
Researching and recommending new materials, equipment and manufacturers
Advanced College Diploma (3 years) from a recognized Architectural Technologist Program and a member in good standing with the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario, or an Intern Architect with the OAA possessing a professional degree in Architecture.
A minimum of eight (8) years’ demonstrated experience in an architectural office independently leading contract administration (CA)and construction site review activities as well as demonstrated experience independently undertaking a full range of architectural duties including client liaison, drawing preparation and coordination.
Must demonstrate a full understanding of building science, be familiar with a wide variety of construction materials, construction methods/techniques and architectural detailing as well as the impacts of the architectural design and design changes on engineering disciplines and the construction process.
Must have good working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, applicable statutes, regulations and by-laws.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, MS Project), advanced proficiency in AutoCAD 2020 and intermediate proficiency in 3D modelling software (e.g. Sketch-up).
Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) with a strong sense of diplomacy and ability to work in a team environment as well asindependently.
Must demonstrate sound judgement and good reasoning skills.
Must have exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, as well as the ability to work accurately and effectively under pressure to meet competing deadlines on multiple projects.
Demonstrated ability to show initiative and commitment to follow through on tasks and to take the lead in problem-solving and handling issues with tact.
Proficiency with Powerpoint, Photoshop and InDesign is an asset.
To be successful in this role you will be:
NOTE: This is a one (1) year term
Closing Date: 12/09/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 12 - $70,427 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $90,064. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Engineering / Technical
Recruiter: Lucy Katehos