Our Surrey Central City office is looking for an Architectural Technologist or Intern Architect to join our expanding architectural team in the city centre of Surrey, BC. This is a full-time position and an excellent opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive environment.
Reporting to the Project Architect, Architectural Technologists are key members of the design team. As such the Architectural Technologist will play a vital role in turning the design ideas of architects and engineers into practical, workable buildings. The Architectural Technologist will help research and prepare architectural drawings using special drafting software, and may also research building codes and bylaws, test building materials for suitability, calculate cost estimates, building digital/physical models based on architects’ designs, and oversee construction projects by reviewing the work of builders.
As an Architectural Technologist, you will:
- Produce architectural documentation for all phases of project work.
- Adheres to company and project goals of excellence in design, execution, and sustainability.
- Develop detail sketches generated by project architects.
- Design in accordance with applicable codes and ordinances.
- Use appropriate graphic and modelling techniques to communicate solutions.
- Consistently complete drawings within project schedules and budgets.
- Consistently produce accurate drawing changes with minimal supervision.
- Resolve complex technical issues.
- Conduct site visit and collection of information with client.
- Manage communications with the client.
- Manage sub-consultants such as engineers and surveyor.
- Coordination with local authorities during the permitting process.
The successful applicant will have:
- 3+ years of local experience in an architectural practice.
- Post-Secondary Degree in Architecture or a Diploma in Architectural Technology.
- Good working knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD and Adobe creative suite.
- Current experience with 3D modeling and rendering software including SketchUp, Lumion and/or Twinmotion.
- Attention to detail, deadlines, and strong work organizing/multitasking skills.
- Ability to collaborate on projects and coordinate work using Microsoft Teams.
- Be a positive and proactive team player with good interpersonal and communications skills.
- Working knowledge of typical development and building permit drawing requirements in the Lower Mainland will be preferred.
- Working knowledge of building assemblies and construction detailing considered an asset.
- Thorough knowledge of architectural design documentation, detailing, building materials and codes, construction techniques.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze and understand implications of modifications to drawings.
- The ability to take direction and function as a cooperative team member.
- The ability to draw accurate set of working drawings in a timely manner; checks own work for errors, omissions, and legibility.
- The ability to deal and respond to tight deadlines and high activity periods without loss of quality, thoroughness, and accuracy.
- The ability to assist or show creative skills.
Upon joining Aplin Martin, you will receive a competitive salary that is reflective of your skills and experience. You will also have access to a wide range of benefits, including:
- Extended medical, dental and vision benefits.
- Life and disability insurance.
- Flexible work schedules to promote a healthy work/life balance.
- Social and team-building events, including company golf tournaments.
- Relocation assistance available for the right candidate.
At Aplin Martin, you will find a friendly and supportive team that works and plays hard. Our team are passionate about their work and regularly participate in continuing education programs and industry events. We are happy to foster opportunities for professional development and career progression.