Working at JDa
Careers

At JDa, we are always on the lookout for architects, intern architects, technologists and other design professionals with a strong interest in sustainable public design to join our team. We seek passionate, energetic and hard-working team players who believe in making a difference in the built environment that surrounds us. We offer successful applicants an opportunity to grow within the context of a design-oriented boutique firm with a track record for interesting and challenging projects. And we promise a work/life balance. The following positions are currently open.

Intern Architect

We are looking for an energetic, keen and enthusiastic intern architect who is looking to gain experience in construction administration across a variety of projects in a studio setting. This is your chance to learn and participate in all aspects of this key phase of a project process and increase your experience working on institutional and public projects.

This is a full-time position. Candidates will have an interest in working as part of a team, a strong work ethic and share a keen interest in the pursuit of architectural challenges. We are specifically seeking a new team member with studio experience who is proficient in Revit.

Qualifications

Candidates must be able to legally work in Canada, have a degree from a recognized university and have experience as outlined below:

  • M.Arch. degree from an institution recognized by AIBC / CACB
  • Already registered with AIBC as an Intern or have the ability to become registered as an Intern
  • Previous architectural office experience is an asset but not a requirement
  • Experience in the creation of contract and bidding documents for civic and institutional projects
  • Knowledge of the BC Building Code
  • Proficiency in Revit Architecture 2018 or better is required, including but not limited to the tasks as outlined below:
    • Experience in the development of working drawings using Revit
    • Ability to modify the properties of the model in a timely manner while respecting the multiple-user, work-sharing process characteristic of Revit
    • Seamless transition from Revit to Sketchup and Autocad and vice-versa
  • Extensive knowledge and job-related experience with the following additional computer programs: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Sketch-up Pro, including experience in architectural rendering

At the time of interview, candidates will be expected to show work samples and demonstrate experience with submission documents.

Salary range is dependent upon demonstrated experience.

Please e-mail your resume to careers@jdarch.ca, which should clearly detail your qualifications relative to the skill set described above.

Proposal Writer / Communications Specialist

We are currently undergoing a search for an energetic and enthusiastic person, with great work ethic and who shares our keen interest in the pursuit of architecturally oriented challenges to join our team. JDa offers the successful applicant an opportunity to grow within the context of a small design oriented firm with a track record for interesting and innovative projects.

This is a full-time position. Candidates will have an interest in working as part of a team, a strong work ethic and share a passion for design, story telling, art, graphics, community and connecting with others.

The position is multi-faceted, with a variety of opportunities and tasks — in short, there are never any dull moments. The preparation of Architectural proposals, responding to RFP’s with the ability to effectively convey our firms ability to deliver the project successfully. The position also involves working within the firm’s current strategic business plan to increase development opportunities, manage / improve our social media presence and expand / create marketing communications strategies.

The applicant will be required to be a self-starter with the ability to work individually and in a team environment. A keen eye for graphic design and the ability to increase the visibility of our brand through the use of graphics, is an essential part in the success of this position. Our ideal candidate is someone who brings enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and looking for an opportunity to be creative and goal driven. Lastly, our office is based in the Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver, between a Cheese Shop and a Micro-Brewery / Pizza Joint….aka, the perfect location.

The successful candidate should possess the following:

  • Experience with proposal writing.
  • Degree in Communications or Marketing.
  • 3-5 years minimum office experience.
  • A strong set of demonstrable skills in web design and social media.
  • A keen eye for graphics and understanding our brand.
  • Familiarity with implementing graphic design layout of promotional materials and experience in desktop publishing.
  • An understanding of business to business marketing including executing business development initiatives.
  • Familiarity with British Columbia and municipal processes is an advantage.
  • Ability to bring expertise in marketing and adapt to the architectural world.
  • Must be proficient in a web design platform such as Dreamweaver or Word Press; as well as experience in using InDesign, Photoshop and Hootsuite.
  • Valid Class 5, BC Driver’s License.

Salary range is dependent upon demonstrated experience.

Applicants: Candidates will be expected to show examples work and demonstrate experience with submission as well as at the time of interview. Submit resumes by e-mail only – no phone calls please. Resumes should clearly detail your qualifications relative to the above-described skill set.

Please e-mail your resume to careers@jdarch.ca, which should clearly detail your qualifications relative to the skill set described above.

 

Intermediate Architect

We are currently undergoing a search for an energetic and enthusiastic person, with great work ethic and who shares our keen interest in the pursuit of architecturally oriented challenges to join our team. JDa offers the successful applicant an opportunity to grow within the context of a small design oriented firm with a track record for interesting and innovative projects.

This is a full-time position. Candidates will have an interest in working as part of a team, a strong work ethic and share a passion for design, story telling, art, graphics, community and connecting with others.

Hello. Looking for a new challenge? Been working for the last five plus years and want to do more, be more? Interested in working on innovative civic projects which make our communities better? Like being part of a smaller studio with other passionate Architects who give a crap about what they’re doing? Want to gain experience working on Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) projects that are a little different from the old stip-sum, CCDC-2 general contract. Then we want to hear from you.

We are Johnston Davidson Architecture. We’ve been here since 1976 and like to work on challenging civic projects which are different than the rest, like supportive housing above a firehall. Mass Timber buildings, done several of them and looking to do more. Innovation, of course! Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Carbon buildings – designing those as well. We are looking to add an Intermediate Architect to our team, someone who can lead a small or medium project, or be a second on large project. If you enthusiastic about design, enjoy working in a vibrant, team environment, like to have fun at what you do and care about sustainability, innovation and making communities better, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Here are the standard bits:

• Full time position

• Candidates must be able to legally work in Canada, and must be registered with the AIBC or eligible to register with the AIBC

• 5+ years minimum experience, preferably with civic or institutional projects

• 3+ years minimum REVIT experience

• Valid Drivers License (Class 5)

• Experience in working on sustainable design projects (LEED accreditation is an asset)

• Knowledge of the BC Building Code / Vancouver Building By-law

• Experience in the development of working drawings using REVIT and show an aptitude for the use of REVIT in creative applications

• Proficiency in Sketch-up, Enscape, Adobe InDesign or other graphic programs to produce architectural renderings and presentation materials

• Salary range is dependent upon demonstrated experience

 

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. No phone calls please.

Thanks for taking the time to read our ad. If you feel like a change, a new start, let us know – we want to hear from you.

 

Please e-mail your resume to iwanttoworkhere@jdarch.ca, which should clearly detail your qualifications relative to the skill set described above.