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Job Information

AECOM Architectural Manager in Whitby, Ontario

Job Summary

AECOM ’s growing Architectural Design practice Building & Places business line is currently seeking an Architectural Manager for immediate employment in the Whitby, ON office.

The appropriately qualified candidate will be responsible for managing the architectural team including architectural design, as well as architectural business aspects. We require someone with strong business acumen and experience managing people and multiple projects. This individual must be a professional Architect and will be responsible for overseeing our active projects and for sourcing new work to keep the architectural group strong and growing. Candidates must also have proven experience leading a team through all phases of a project. Responsibilities include client communication, consultant coordination, design development, drawing review and contract administration. We are looking for an individual with experience in municipal, commercial and transit projects and broad skills in all phases of project delivery. They must have a strong, hands-on technical knowledge, document review, consultant coordination and experience in field review and contract administration.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform as Senior Architect

  • Maintain, develop and coordinate all aspects of the architectural practice

  • Prepare creative, functional and innovative designs for clients

  • Develop, manage and grow the architecture department

  • Supervise and mentor within a team environment

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced architects, designers and technical staff; provide direction to help others meet objectives

  • Write and coordinate winning proposals, attract new clients and retain current clients as required

  • Manage financial and cost control aspects of architectural led projects

  • Meet with clients to discuss potential new work and/or review project requirements

  • Lead and manage a design team to produce fully coordinated architectural working drawings and project specifications

  • Collaborate with management on preparation of project proposals; oversee architectural development proposals and feasibility studies

  • Communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization

  • Preparation of design and contract documents, document checking, conduct construction review and contract administration throughout the duration of a project

  • Communicate with construction team to provide information and solve problems

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

  • Professional Architect

  • 8+ years of solid design in institutional, commercial and municipal buildings experience managing projects and people

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience managing projects and people

  • Thorough knowledge of building systems and construction detailing

  • Strong business acumen and people manager skills

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated strong creativity in design

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills

  • Exceptional technical knowledge of building construction and the Ontario Building Code

  • Ability to supervise production of a number of projects simultaneously

  • Ability to work within and lead in a team environment

  • Ability to co-ordinate with a multi-disciplinary in-house consultant team

  • Multi-tasking is very important for this position, combined with attention to detail, time management and organizational skills

  • Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), Outlook, Adobe

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, REVIT, Photoshop, Sketchup, and other artistic methods necessary to convey creative ideas

  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning

  • Must be dedicated to working hard with an all-hands-on-deck attitude towards completing the work efficiently and accurately

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 267682BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.