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VIA Vancouver is Seeking Experienced Transit/Urban Infrastructure Architects

Feb 16, 2016

VIA’s Vacouver office is currently seeking candidates for architectural positions with transit/urban infrastructure experience. Those hired will supplement and work within our multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive architectural services for public transit, urban infrastructure, and other commercial projects. We are interested in exceptional candidates with strong analytical, communication and technical skills who are passionate and involved in community-building at all scales.

Experience Requirements

  • Intern to Registered architect with 10 plus years of Canadian or US architectural experience.
  • LEED AP preferred but not mandatory.

Key Skills 

  • Dedicated team player, excellent communicator, possessing demonstrated skill in design and execution of technically complex projects.
  • Interest in professional advancement to more senior levels and responsibilities through familiarity with the technical considerations involved in designing, documenting, coordinating and executing public transit, urban infrastructure and other commercial building types, including a passion for integrated sustainable design solutions.
  • Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD & Sketchup highly desired. Fluency with digital model rendering, Adobe, and other graphic programs a plus.
  • Be skilled in the preparation of graphic presentation materials, technical architectural detailing, and coordination of overall project documentation packages.
  • Experience with all project phases of design, construction documents and field services a plus.
  • Experience with the technical coordination of collaborative design disciplines and 3‐dimensional resolution of technical issues. Integrated project delivery experience a plus.
  • Ability and experience with organizing, tracking, and implementing project data, directives and design, tender and construction document production, consultant coordination, and other support roles to the Senior Project Architect.
  • Experience with various construction and building types.
  • In-depth knowledge of the BC Building Code.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to delegate, supervise, and mentor junior staff members.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits, including medical/dental insurance and retirement funds contribution matching.

How to Apply

Please email resume in PDF with cover letter/email, and “YourName_Intermediate Transit Architect/ Urban Infrastructure” in subject‐line, attention Charlene Kovacs, ckovacs@via‐

  • Please include samples of your work, keeping total email size below 2MB.
  • No phone calls or office visits please.
  • Applicants must meet minimum experience qualifications to be considered for these positions.
  • Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.