Project Coordinator and Designer

Job description

Project Coordinator and Designer

Date Posted: 01/05/2021
Req ID: 1701
Faculty/Division: UofT Scarborough
Department: UTSC:Design and Construction Management
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

About us:

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimitedpotential. Join us on our journey.

The 300-acre UTSC campus has grown from its early buildings, designed by architect John Andrew and inspired by the dramatic landscape of the Highland Creek Valley to include new residential, athletics, researchand teaching facilities. Expansion has been guided by the strong fundamentals of the original Scarborough College with a commitment to high quality architecture, natural open spaces, deep environmental considerations and a student-centered experience. Within this context, the University of Toronto Scarborough’s Department of Design and Construction Management offers a unique opportunity to undertake a diverse range of project types within a similarly diverse range of buildings. The Department’s projects involve renovations and additions to existing buildings with construction budgets, which typically range from $50K to $5M. Our goal is to create innovative and timely solutions that will contribute to enhancing the built environment for faculty, students and staff in support of the University’s mission.

Your opportunity:

UTSC is seeking a candidate with a passion for design excellence to join the DCM team. Working under the supervisionof the managing Architect, Design and Construction Management, and supporting departmental staff and the Director, Architecture, Planning and Project Development, the incumbent will work as part of the design and planning team. The incumbent works collaboratively in the consultation with stakeholders and in the preparation of architectural responses to complex and varied program requirements, and will undertake space program analysis, test-layouts, data sets, 3-dimensional models and other documentation including permit and tender sets and construction site review and documentation.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing viable design solutions and artistic renderings
  • Checking the accuracy and compatibility of design elements
  • Liaising with clients to ensure designs reflect operational requirements
  • Producing technical documentation and CAD drawings for approval
  • Developing technical specifications for inclusion on CAD drawings
  • Liaising between stakeholders and/or contractors

Essential Qualifications:

  • Advanced college diploma in Architecture or related field, or an acceptable equivalent
    combination of education and experience. Professional Degree in Architecture with ability to track towards OAA licensure strongly preferred.
  • Minimum four years of related experience in Institutional design with an emphasis on complex interior projects.
  • Sound knowledge and demonstrated experience of architectural, technical and graphic representation and graphic layout is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to create 3D modelling at an intermediate level in Sketchup, AutoCad, or other similar software.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and layout graphic materials for presentation and/or publication.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and design of systems furniture.
  • Experience in the review of specifications, shop drawings and site (field) review of projects during construction.
  • Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent computer skills including: AutoCAD with experience in the preparation of architectural drawings, Google Sketchup, Microsoft Office, Excel and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail withthe ability to generate new ideas.
  • Must have a passion for quality and design excellence, artistic ability.
  • Must possess the ability to adapt to new technical changes in architectural design and representation.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Evidence of leadership, initiative, diplomacy and excellent judgement.
  • Ability to set priorities and targets and to meet deadlines in relation to frequently changing demands.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Applicants are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience with Laboratory and Classroom design is desirable.
  • Experience with Public Space design including landscapes and hardscapes.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Accountable
  • Communicator
  • Multi-tasker
  • Perceptive
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

Notes: A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office. This is a 2 year TERM position.

Closing Date: 01/18/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 12 -- $69,730 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $89,172. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Engineering / Technical

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 1/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time