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Senior Project Designer - 1


Ottawa, ON
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  • Originates and develops creative design concepts and the design documents during the design development phase.

  • Supports the resolution of design solutions during the construction documents and construction administration phases. May assist with the completion of construction documents.

  • Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.

  • Develops solutions to design problems.

  • Oversees design team or less experienced designers to ensure design intent.

  • Oversees design team to ensure project is on schedule and within budget.

  • Oversees design team in ensuring that documentation for all phases conforms to quality assurance, quality control and best practice standards.

  • Mentors and directs the work of less experienced staff, may participate in professional development reviews and Lessons Learned sessions.

  • Sets up project team software parameters and manages standards.

  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.

  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.


Client Interface

  • Regularly communicates with client representatives to verify design requirements and specifications, progress reviews and design delivery.

  • Prepare client presentations and presents design concepts and drawings.


Business Development

  • Supports the marketing and business development activities of the office when needed.



  • Provides technical support and project communications to team as required.  

  • Attends on-site visits and client meetings to verify design requirements and delivers design progress reviews.

  • Provide support to all team members for specific market, discipline, or areas of design expertise.

  • Assists Project Manager with defining project work plans.

  • Participates in team meetings to ensure the design intent is consistently in adherence.

  • Performs as Team Leader on certain projects.

  • Leads a small team of less senior designer or technicians in developing solutions to technical and design detail problems following established standards.

  • Participates in project reviews regarding project costs, budgets and adherence to schedule.

  • Responsible for tracking electronic project data and files.

  • Facilitates team internal and external project communications.


  • Travel may be required.

  • Overtime may be required.

  • The job duties and requirements that this document describes may be altered or supplemented at any time at the sole discretion of HOK.

Required Skills

  • Advanced design, visual and graphic presentation skills.

  • Proficiency in Revit required.

  • Possess basic hand and CAD drafting skills.

  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Proficiency in 3D Modeling software such as 3D Studio Max and Viz 2006 required.

  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software required.

  • Proficiency in NewForma preferred.

  • Advanced knowledge about sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.

  • Thorough knowledge of buildingSMART, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IDP).

  • Ability to work in team environment and supervise others.

  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.

Required Experience

  • Bachelors degree in architecture or equivalent in education or experience required. Masters degree preferred.

  • Licensed Architect with current registration in your region preferred, if licensure is offered in your region.

  • 15 plus years design experience preferred

  • NCARB registration preferred.

  • LEED accreditation or Green Associate preferred.

Job Location

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Position Type

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