Stantec System

Senior Architect, Airports

Location CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/30/2017 9:35 AM)
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Architecture & Interior Design

Your Opportunity

We could design buildings just because we can, but we’d rather create places that inspire. Through our Architecture and Interior Design work, we challenge design ideas of the past to create spaces that foster a culture of collaboration—spaces that are designed for community.


We believe good design extends beyond the physical elements of a space—good design shapes our lives, influences our behaviors and interactions, and has purpose. We strive to design spaces that are meaningful and memorable for our communities. Join our team of creative professionals and work with us to create inspiring spaces for all.


If you have the drive, passion for design and determination to succeed, Stantec has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Architect with both project and business development skills to join our multidisciplinary team.  in our downtown Toronto office in our commercial studio. Working in a multi-disciplinary office of architects, urban designers, and engineers, this thriving practice is expanding its staff complement. We are an award-winning team, consisting of a cohesive group of professionals involved in a diversified practice including commercial/mixed use, interior design, healthcare facilities, sports and recreation and civic buildings.



Your Duties

As the successful candidate your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


Design and Technical Excellence:

  • Provides expertise in the design of buildings with an expertise in the aviation sector
  • Completes projects within time-lines and budgets
  • Coordinates multidisciplinary project teams
  • Assists in the preparation of deliverables at all project phases
  • Supports Stantec policies on project delivery, quality control, and safety
  • Helps lead the continued development of the architectural in-house expertise and methodologies
  • Regularly seeks continuing education opportunities to increase knowledge base


  • Develops and maintains client relationships
  • Facilitates and holds regular team and client meetings
  • Keeps project team well informed of changes and updates
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information Studio Leaders and Office Leadership Managing Leader
  • Delivers engaging, formative, well-organized presentations both verbally and in writing
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information


  • Mentors and inspires project team members
  • Attracts and retains architectural staff needed to deliver expertise throughout all phases of project
  • Manages team development by aligning project tasks e with capabilities and career interests
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change
  • Remains engaged and knowledgeable regarding emerging industry practices
  • Complies with and helps to enforce Stantec policies and procedures
  • Actively supports Stantec’s Safer Together and Safety programs and is required to complete all Health and Safety documentation


  • Effectively utilizes each team members to his/her fullest potential
  • Motivates team to work together efficiently
  • Mitigates team conflict and communication challenges
  • Consistently acknowledges and appreciates team members and their contributions
  • Keeps track of lessons learned and shares those lessons with team members, peers, and clients
  • Plans and facilitates team activities that promote Stantec’s Safer Together Program

Client Management:

  • Manages day-to-day client interaction, evaluates and manages client expectations
  • Seeks opportunities to increase client satisfaction and develops lasting relationships with clients
  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs, evaluates alternative solutions, and delivers value added services
  • Builds a knowledge base of each client’s business, organization, and objectives

Business Development:


  • Identifies business development and additional service opportunities for all Stantec disciplines as they relate to a specific project, program, or client.
  • Works with the other key staff to develop Aviation and Airport business development and “win” strategies prior to RFP release.
  • Engages in client contact, proposal preparation and preparation of and participation in client interviews.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

Qualifications include:

  • Degree in Architecture. Registered Architect. OAA registration strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in working on airports and in the aviation sector.
  • Experienced in, and comfortable with, leading all aspects of the project development cycle from briefing and preparing fee proposals to substantial performance.
  • Proven business development record and ability to help position future aviation projects/clients.
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplined teams, with minimal supervision.
  • Capability in design, technical and construction detailing.
  • Strong understanding of zoning bylaws and the Ontario Building Code.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.


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