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Role summary

This contract administrator role requires a high level of experience in construction in an architectural firm.  This individual will perform responsibilities related to contract administration, with limited supervision, to represent the architect in office and field activities, including attendance at meetings, performing field reviews, responding to contractor inquiries, review of submittals, issuance of change management documents, communication and coordination with internal and external teams, and interpretation of construction contract documents. 

What you will require:

Education, Licenses & Certifications:

  • Industry relevant post-secondary diploma or degree, or 
  • Direct construction experience may be considered 
  • Certified Construction Contract Administrator is an asset. 
  • Membership in a relevant professional association is an asset
  • Personal vehicle & valid driver’s license is required

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 -15 years of experience in architectural administration role and /or
  • Minimum 10- 20 years of progressive experience within an architectural office setting

What you will work on:

  • Perform site reviews to determine compliance with construction contract and relevant building codes; 
  • Prepare regular field reports, in conformance with S2 standards, to document progress, identify deviation from the construction contract and to track to completion
  • Liaise with owner and contractor to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Coordinate and review shop drawings, schedules, samples, alternate requests, and project change documents to confirm all project documentation is accurate and complete
  • Coordinate, evaluate and process payment certifications
  • Involvement in Substantial Performance and Ready for Turnover review process, evaluating project completions and processing of payments
  • Coordinate with contractor, sub-consultants or relevant building authorities to address and document issues or owner concerns
  • Prepare and coordinate project change documentation, including sketches and drawings or facilitating preparation of sketches and drawings with internal and/or external teams
  • Attend and conduct progress meetings before, during, and after the project to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns with various key stakeholders; 
  • Prepare and issue meeting minutes and track issues for resolution
  • Coordinate project close out documents for submission and forwarded to appropriate parties upon completion of the project
  • Assist design and technical staff with constructability reviews and provide feedback / mentorship
  • Represent the organization and interact in a professional manner with clients, sub-consultants, suppliers, and contractor representatives 
  • Attend regular internal coordination meetings to report on progress and issues related to assigned projects.
  • Maintain safe work practice procedures while on construction sites at all times
  • Travel to project locations, as required
  • May be required to provide support or assist with various tasks at various skills levels as may be required for project and / or firm success

You will need knowledge competencies:

  • Advanced experience in a Design Build, Construction Management, and Design Bid Build contract environment
  • Advanced understanding of construction and consulting contracts, including the CCDC-2, CCDC-5, and the RAIC Document Six. 
  • Advanced knowledge in contract administration of construction projects
  • Advanced understanding of design and construction process
  • Advanced working knowledge of project design process, creative detailing, specifications, and overall building systems
  • Advanced working knowledge of roles and responsibilities of the various construction and consulting teams and relationships.
  • Advanced knowledge of Building codes and regulatory requirements 
  • Advanced familiarity with site safety procedures including use of travel / fall restraint, and standard hazard assessment
  • Maintain familiarity with current building systems and code changes 
  • Advanced knowledge of sequence of construction

You will need technical competencies:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Autodesk AutoCAD – asset
  • Autodesk Revit – asset
  • Bluebeam REVU – asset

The above description is not a comprehensive list of all activities, duties or responsibilities of the role, responsibilities and duties may be assigned or adjusted at any time with or without notice. S2 Architecture supports an inclusive and diverse workforce. S2 Architecture values and respects the diversity of our team, and we work to create opportunity for each team member to reach their full potential.

Apply for this position with your resume and cover letter: jobs@s2architecture.com