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Stantec Project Architect in YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories

Project Architect - ( 21000255 )


The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn’t have to be true? What if our built environment — where we live, learn, play, and conduct business — carried us forward instead?

Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future—join us!

Canada’s North is different. You know that but, do you know how different and how it’s different?

Yes, it’s cold here – extremely cold at times and even in the Summer too. You may even know that it’s remote, but do you know just how remote? Remote is a one-shot barge in the later part of the summer or a winter road that will give you 6 or 7 weeks to truck materials in and retrieve the truck-tractor before the temporary road is bulldozed to protect the tundra. Or you can fly materials in, sometimes on an aircraft as small as a Twin Otter. With communities as small as 100 people, our design team is scattered and challenged. It takes no small amount of time and experience to truly understand what our Clients and our Constructors face in this place.

That’s the challenge. And we will challenge you:

  • to be open to the differences,

  • to be open enough to them to recognize critical differences, and

  • to show us that added sense and sensitivity to deal with many different cultures and that you have what it takes to successfully deliver projects in critically different conditions.

We meet these challenges as a team. We jump in to help our colleagues. At the same time, we recognize when we need help and reach out in time. We become close-knit and rely on sharing our hard-won expertise and our extended support. We offer freedom in your day-to-day business.

The Stantec Yellowknife office has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Project Architect to become part of our integrated Architecture and Engineering practice.

Your Opportunity

As a senior contributor on our professional Architecture team you will work independently to assist clients through the planning and creation of fiscally responsible, award-winning designs. Your experience ensures that you are quite familiar with construction plans, specifications, estimates and building codes. You will be innovating and creating new prototypes designed with sustainable products with green architecture sensibility as your goals. You will lead the development of integrated design proposals, continuous updating of a building information model, preparing a variety of output / drawings throughout the project, while leading and mentoring others and collaborating with team members to contribute to the final deliverables as Project Leader.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing complex tasks on multiple, large scope, complex projects.

  • Effectively participate and help win project work in proposals and interviews.

  • Plan, organize, and direct the work throughout the project life to successfully deliver.

  • Keep the Principal in Charge informed of progress on project expectations, deadlines, and deliverables and understand the limits of the decision-making responsibilities of the role and respect the boundaries of the Principal in Charge’s responsibilities.

  • Lead the client and project team to assure that the project design meets the client program and design intent and the budget and schedule,.

  • Assist in the negotiation and development of project agreements.

  • Develop and manage project budget, schedule, and overall work plan to realize target financial performance.

  • Mentor Assistant Project Architects, Project Managers and motivate project teams.

  • Lead project coordination and owner/site meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner and contractor and sub-contractors.

  • Travel for site visits to determine construction progress and follow up with site visit report.

  • Manage and track change orders, applications for payment by contractors and other contractual modifications affecting budget and schedule.

  • Work with Principal in Charge to determine project staffing needs and recommend personnel.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Extensive project experience in all building types and locations.

  • Ability to win work through preparation of proposal response.

  • Capable of simultaneously supporting one or more Principal’s in Charge on multiple projects.

  • Excellent understanding of development regulation including zoning by-laws, construction, building and accessibility codes, life-safety codes, building construction systems, means and methods, materials, and industry associated standards.

  • Proactively take appropriate action without requiring continued direction or guidance.

  • Effectively manage multiple deadlines and priorities.

  • Team player with the client, entire project team and contractor.

  • Excellent negotiator and communicator.

  • Requires understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, Prefer experience with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUP, Newforma and MS Project.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field and Registered Architect. Minimum of 10 years of experience. LEED Green Associate, Passive House or LEED AP preferred.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : Canada-Northwest Territories-Yellowknife

Job : Architect

Organization : BC-1449 Buildings-CA North

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Sep 9, 2021, 11:14:50 AM

Req ID: 21000255

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans