Architectural Manager

Architectural SolutionsRemote, Elmira, Ontario


We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Architectural Solutions team as an Architectural Manager. Reporting to the Director, Marketing- Sales & Service, you will lead the team to provide professional design, drafting and material estimating services to support the Beaver Homes and Cottages program, as well as Home Hardware’s Project Packages Program. You will support the design team to complete high quality custom blueprints, material take offs, as well as providing technical support and advice to employees and Store Owners across Canada.

If you have strong leadership skills with knowledge of residential, agricultural, and commercial building techniques, we would love to hear from you!

What you’ll do:

  • Manage a large team to complete multiple design projects within deadlines while also meeting high quality control requirements and sustaining a high level of Dealer satisfaction.
  • Create and develop strategies and processes for the team to increase efficiencies and monitor their impact through analytical data.
  • Communicate on Dealers’ and/or consumers’ behalf with professional contractors to resolve challenges during the building process and communicate with Building Officials/Authorities to resolve any issues.
  • Negotiate contracts and develop strong partnerships with multiple vendors and subcontractors.
  • Responsible for planning and controlling annual department budget.
  • Provide feedback to Team Members, and answer questions quickly to improve productivity, and offer ongoing guidance and advice regarding any construction challenges.

What we’re looking for:

  • Post- secondary education in Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Architecture or Architectural Technology.
  • Must be a licensed Architect, Professional Engineer with a certificate of authorization from the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), or accredited as a house designer by the province with a Building Code Identification Number (House or Small Building)
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, with the ability to manage a large team of professionals consisting of CAD designers, estimators, and specialists.
  • Proficient in CAD Software (Ideally Softplan/Softlist), ForteWEB, Weyerhaeuser Software, Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Solid project management skills with the ability to manage a team working on multiple design projects at various stages within the process.
  • Clear understanding of the minimum building requirements as outlined in National and Provincial building codes, while accommodating a variety of specifications.
  • Maintain high-level working knowledge of residential and agricultural framing techniques, structural load calculation and transfer, as well as the use of innovative construction techniques and materials.
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills.
Home Hardware recognizes the value of a diverse team. We believe that different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences make us stronger as an organization. Applicants representing the full diversity of communities in Canada are encouraged to apply with confidence. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants selected, or an interview will be contacted.