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Join our dynamic and collaborative team

You Are:

A highly collaborative and creative interior designer, driven by passion for innovation and excellence. You can lead a team of individuals in new and innovative ways. You understand the big picture and are focused on the details. You bring a unique blend of creativity and technical skills to the design process, seeking new ways to push boundaries and elevate projects to new heights. You collaborate closely with team members, consultants, and clients through brainstorming and refining designs to meet both functional design requirements and aesthetic goals. You thrive in a dynamic yet professional environment where you interact with diverse teams and individuals across multiple locations. 

We Are:

A people-centered organization focused on creating architectural solutions that elevate and inspire human experiences. We love sustainable design and highly functional approaches that truly make a difference in the lives of our clients and the people whom the spaces are designed for. We’re big on mentorship, work-life balance, and collaboration. S2 Architecture operates with offices in three locations, and we spearhead projects across Western Canada.

Our employee benefits include:

  • Competitive health and dental insurance plan 
  • Employee life and dependent life insurance 
  • Long-term disability  
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Flexible work hours 
  • Continuing education / professional development
  • Social activities 
  • RRSP, Health or Wellness spending accounts
  • S2 days for extra time to spend with family
  • Personal / sick time
  • Flexible work hours / Work from home options
  • Profit sharing program – S2PSP open to all employees

Role Summary:

The advanced senior level interior designer will lead interior design projects and / or integrated design projects. They will be responsible for design continuity, advocacy, and leadership, coordinating directly with the various team members, Client, Consultants, representatives from Public Authorities. Work may be associated with project tasks for a variety of scale projects. The advanced senior interior designer will work in collaboration with all project team members as well as provide support to the Project Lead as applicable.

What you will require:

Education, Licenses & Certifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma from CIDA accredited post-secondary institute
  • AAA Intern Interior Designer (or in progress) is an asset
  • NCIDQ – IDFX and IDPX practicum exams (or in progress) is an asset
  • IDA/IDC Intern Member (or in progress) is an asset
  • LEED/WELL Accredited is an asset
Experience:
  • Minimum 10-13 years of working experience within the interior design industry on integrated projects, with references and portfolio

What You Will Work On:

  • Establish and maintain project schedules, workplans, and EVA’s 
  • Prepares client fee letters, schedules, and reviews client invoicing
  • Schedules work assignments, setting priorities and delegating work accordingly
  • Confirms supporting project team members understanding of tasks including expected timeline of deliverables and how long they should take to complete to ensure workplan/fees are on track
  • Determines staffing requirements along with team leads and oversees the hiring and dismissal of staff
  • Evaluates policies and procedures and provides recommendations for changes to improve efficiency
  • Evaluates employee performances and provides feedback, coaching and disciplinary action and formal evaluations
  • Assists in establishing and implementing department initiatives
  • Leads site verifications and gathering space inventory data as needed
  • Prepares/leads programming analysis as needed
  • Prepares/leads space planning and preliminary code studies as needed
  • Leads Client Meetings and reviews meeting minutes
  • Prepares/leads development of design concepts and presentations materials as needed
  • Prepares/leads development of furniture specifications as needed
  • Coordinates Consultants and Vendors as needed
  • Prepares/leads/reviews contract documents and specifications as needed
  • Participates/leads in the review of construction administration submittals as needed
  • Participates/leads to contract administration documentation and site walkthroughs as needed
  • Project manages large scaled interior design/integrated projects through all phases of work
  • Oversees the project team through all phases of work 
  • Works independently on projects 
  • Able to work on multiple projects
  • Keeps Departmental and Project Leads apprised of task progress and issues as they arise 
  • Mentor and facilitate development of intermediate interior design staff
  • 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 the Following Knowledge Competencies:

  • Advanced+ understanding of building code
  • Advanced+ understanding of integrated projects 
  • Advanced+ understanding of structural, mechanical, and electrical systems
  • Advanced+ understanding of building components, construction methods and sequencing
  • Advanced+ understanding of design and construction process
  • Advanced+ understanding of contract documents, details, and specifications 
  • Advanced+ knowledge on finish specifications and materials applications
  • Advanced+ skillset in graphic/visualization
  • Advanced+ skillset in hand sketching
  • Advanced+ skillset in graphic/visualization
  • Advanced+ skillset in hand sketching
  • Advanced+ Autodesk Revit Skills, an asset
  • Advanced+ Autodesk AutoCAD Skills, an asset
  • Advanced+ Microsoft Office Suite Skills, an asset
  • Advanced+ InDesign, Sketch-Up, Photoshop and other rendering software, an asset
  • Advanced+ Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam Studio, an asset

S2 Architecture is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to the principle and practices of employment equity. We invite all qualified individuals, including persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal Peoples to apply for our career opportunities.

How to Apply:

If you think you are the right person to step into this fast-paced and exciting position, please submit your resume and cover letter to the attention of Jane Kratochvil at jobs@s2architecture.com.