With a vision of improving the world by creating remarkable environments that evoke transformative experiences, this exceptional firm is seeking exceptional teammates to bring their creativity, intelligence and drive. We offer an opportunity for team players looking to work in an amazing city where your contributions make a difference. Hamilton is a vibrant community, with a growing population of young professionals and exciting arts, culture and culinary offerings. This mix makes it an appealing time to work in this City and be a part of mcCallumSather.

EXPECTATIONS OF OUR TEAM

As an Individual

  • Bring Big Ideas
  • No fear to share ideas that are creative and inventive
  • Problem solver
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Sustainable in action and design
  • Have fun! Enjoy and have a passion for your work
  • Able to work fully in REVIT, but still know your way around a hand sketch

As Part of our Team

  • Interdisciplinary design mentality
  • Drive for team excellence
  • Collaboration and communication are two of our favourite words
  • Open to new ideas
  • Focused on our client’s goals
  • Client service comes first
  • Show respect for your team and our clients throughout the design process

WHAT MAKES MCCALLUMSATHER A GREAT PLACE TO WORK AND CREATE

  • An incredibly creative and experienced team of artists, designers, technologists and construction professionals who are experts in what they do and love the chance to mentor and learn from others
  • 2 Personal Days a year, in addition to generous vacation time
  • Paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Summer Hours
  • Training programs and incentives to encourage professional development and continuous learning
  • A Career Passport to help guide career advancement
  • Quarterly staff reviews for continuous feedback
  • Regular lunch & learns with industry professionals and suppliers, often with credits for various professional association bodies
  • SoBi Bike Membership subsidies for employees and spouses
  • Momentum Fitness subsidies
  • Goals to be a Plastic-Free office
  • Open office environment that provides space to learn, focus and collaborate
  • Local events/charities support including the annual Around The Bay Signature Hamilton Road Race
  • Annual Summer/Winter team-building and social events

Current Job Postings

Senior Mechanical Engineer

mcCallumSather is a leading multi-disciplinary firm based in Hamilton, Ontario with a special focus on sustainable design. We provide quality architecture, mechanical and interior design services through an interdisciplinary perspective and an integrated design approach. We work in a dynamic team environment and offer significant opportunities for growth within the firm to those who strive to improve and expand their skills. As an equal opportunity employer, we are an exceptional company and are seeking exceptional people who are intelligent, creative team players looking to work in an amazing city where your contributions can make a difference. Hamilton is a vibrant community, with a growing population of young professionals and exciting arts community. This mix makes it an appealing time to work in this City and be a part of mcCallumSather. Our team is dedicated to continuous learning and having fun.

Mission: Enabling our clients to achieve their goals through sustainable, intelligent and creative design solutions.

Vision Statement: Improving the world by creating remarkable environments that evoke transformative experiences.

Role

Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Lead and Associate, Mary Georgious, the senior mechanical engineer will provide leadership and guidance to the engineering team on a wide range of projects, from residential, health care, post secondary, commercial, corporate, science & research and municipal. The senior engineer will work well independently and manage project schedules and budgets, clearly delegate tasks and provide oversight of the teams assigned to their projects. The successful candidate will work closely with mcCallumSather’s project managers, subconsultant teams and directly with clients. This includes client presentations, interviews and active participation in client meetings. It is important the senior engineer embrace sustainability in all that they do within the firm, understanding the role of energy modelling and building science and will help to drive the firm’s sustainable design leadership both locally and nationally.

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with and support senior personnel, and delegate efficiently to the mechanical engineering and production teams involved in their assigned projects
  • Prepare contract documents, schedules, details and sketches from conceptual design, through to tender and construction
  • Ensure CAD/Revit Standards, Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures are followed during drawing, planning and production phases
  • Apply prescriptive requirements of mechanical building services engineering codes
  • Oversee teams to meet project timelines and assist in developing and meeting project budgets
  • Co-ordinate project requirements with the all team members
  • Support Construction Administration personnel including field reviews and co-ordination, review and issuance of Change Orders, Clarifications and RFI responses on an occasional or as required basis
  • Co-ordinate project information and work with all internal and/or external disciplines, including but not limited to, architectural, electrical, structural and civil as required
  • Design and selection of HVAC and Hydronic systems
  • Prepare models with the use of HAP software load calculation and/or E-Quest/IES
  • Perform complete and detailed site take-offs
  • Active in client communications, from interviews, presentations and design charrettes
  • Develop and write clear and precise client reports
  • Prepare agendas, client materials and lead client meetings
  • Maintain effective communication with clients, contractors and authorities having jurisdiction
  • Establish and maintain project criteria and communicate it to project teams

Performance Measures

  • Quality of work meets / exceeds requirements and specifications of the Mechanical Engineering Lead, project architects, project managers, consulting engineers and clients
  • Projects are completed on budget and within the timelines developed
  • Demonstrates the ability to clearly define deliverables, and clearly communicate to internal and external stakeholders in the event of additional scope, scale or significant changes in a project
  • Demonstrates ability to work with various levels of people within mcCallumSather and within client organizations
  • Demonstrates ability to work well with the mechanical engineering team, providing clear direction, mentorship and oversight

Skill/Knowledge/Abilities

  •  7-10 years of experience in a professional services design firm or comparable experience including the preparation, drafting and design of engineering drawings using appropriate standards for HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and medical gases
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience with all phases of design including concept design, design development, working drawings and contract administration
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, ASHRAE, NFPA, and industry standards
  • A highly motivated and enthusiastic team leader who loves challenges, thrives on hard work, and looks forward to sharing in the rewards of corporate and personal success within a team environment
  • Strong experience in planning and managing projects, preparation of materials, cost/timing estimates, reporting and producing high level schematics/specifications
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize multiple tasks and demonstrates a flexible approach to work assignments
  • Willingness to continue education in industry related programs
  • Proficiency in MS Office including word and excel
  • Solid technical understanding of building systems
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Be comfortable participating in business development
  • Clear understanding and application of sustainable design principles
  • Understanding and development of contract agreements

Continuing Education Opportunities

  • Advanced OBC
  • Specification Writing
  • Contract Administration
  • LEED Qualifications
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Management
  • Business Administration
  • Communication and Public Speaking

 

Intermediate Designer/Architect

We are an exceptional company seeking exceptional teammates who bring their intelligence, creativity and drive. mcCallumSather is a leading multi-disciplinary firm based in Hamilton, Ontario with a special focus on sustainable design. We provide quality architecture, mechanical engineering and interior design services through an interdisciplinary perspective and an integrated design approach. We work in a dynamic team environment and offer significant opportunities for growth within the firm to those who strive to improve and expand their skills. This is an opportunity for creative team players looking to work in an amazing city where your contributions can make a difference. Hamilton is a vibrant community, with a growing population of young professionals and exciting arts, culture and culinary offerings. This mix makes it an appealing time to work in this City and be a part of mcCallumSather. Our team is dedicated to continuous learning and having fun.

Mission: Enabling our clients to achieve their goals through sustainable, intelligent and creative design solutions.

Vision Statement: Improving the world by creating remarkable environments that evoke transformative experiences.

ROLE: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 4-7 years extensive design experience, with a specific focus and expertise in design of a variety of building typologies including both renovation and new construction. Reporting to and under the general supervision of a firm Principal, the Senior Architect will fulfill an essential role in the office by initiating design concepts that reflect the firm’s passion for bold and creative design that embraces sustainability as a fundamental principal.

SKILL REQUIREMENT

  • Strong leadership skill, working and communicating with a variety of people
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills and ability to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Experience with all phases of design including concept design, design development, working drawings and contract administration
  • Excel in a team environment and ability to manage a team, maintaining project criteria and communicate it to project teams
  • Excellent technical understanding of building systems and the OBC
  • Experience in Preparing Agenda’s and leading client and stakeholder meetings
  • Maintain effective communication with clients, contractors and authorities having jurisdiction
  • Demonstrate high initiative and be self-motivated
  • Be comfortable participating in business development
  • Clear understanding and application of sustainable design principles
  • Understanding and development of contract agreements

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively participate in the process of developing design concepts and providing critical guidance and oversight to the development of the design and design development drawings, schedules and detail design
  • Provide oversight to the development of construction documents to ensure the design intent is properly detailed
  • Attend client meeting, presentations and sub-consultant coordination meetings as required
  • Ensure CAD / Revit Standards, quality assurance and quality control procedures are followed during drawing planning and production
  • Lead the junior members of the project team and assign project duties as required while reporting to the Principal in Charge, mentor junior and intermediate staff in principles of design and building systems
  • Have significant experience in and be capable of conducting Construction Administration duties, if required, including field reviews and coordination, review and issuance of Change Orders, Site Instruction, and Certificate for Payment, Clarifications, and RFI responses on an as required basis
  • Co-ordinate project information and work with all internal and/or external disciplines including but not limited architectural, electrical, mechanical, structural, civil, landscape architect, geotechnical and specialty consultants as required
  • Have strong communication skills and ability to make effective presentations to clients and authorities
  • Have demonstrated experience with making public presentations, participating in open houses and stakeholder engagement activities

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

It is essential to have a strong skill base in the utilization of the following software:

  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • Sketch-Up
  • PowerPoint
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel

It is also considered extremely useful to have experience with the following software applications:

  • Microsoft Project
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • 4-7 years of regional professional experience
  • Strong design skills and portfolio of work
  • Experience with public and private sectors

PREFERRED SECTOR EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with healthcare, research labs, post-secondary institutions, municipal facilities, transit and operational facilities, multi-unit residential, heritage, feasibility studies, master planning, functional programming all considered an asset
  • Clear understanding of sustainable design principles and demonstrated delivery of projects that exemplify these principles

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – EDUCATION / LICENSING / CERTIFICATION

Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited post-secondary institution

Intern member of the OAA, Licensed Architect, OAA

Please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter to kiaw@mccallumsather.com

Intermediate Construction Administrator

We are an exceptional company seeking exceptional teammates who bring their intelligence, creativity and drive. mcCallumSather is a leading multi-disciplinary firm based in Hamilton, Ontario with a special focus on sustainable design. We provide quality architecture, mechanical engineering and interior design services through an interdisciplinary perspective and an integrated design approach. We work in a dynamic team environment and offer significant opportunities for growth within the firm to those who strive to improve and expand their skills. This is an opportunity for creative team players looking to work in an amazing City where your contributions can make a difference. Hamilton is a vibrant community, with a growing population of young professionals and exciting arts, culture and culinary offerings. This mix makes it an appealing time to work in this City and be a part of mcCallumSather. Our team is dedicated to continuous learning and having fun.

MISSION: Enabling our clients to achieve their goals through sustainable, intelligent and creative design solutions

VISION:  Improving the world by creating remarkable environments that evoke transformative experiences

ROLE   

The role of Intermediate Construction Administrator (CA) will involve performing traditional field and office CA duties under the supervision of senior personnel including senior contract administrators, project managers and project architects. The position involves understanding and promoting high-performance enclosures and sustainable design to facilitate the firm’s commitment to exceptional service delivery, design excellence and innovation. The CA will play an important role in the firm’s quality assurance/quality control processes in reviewing contract documents. The ideal candidate will have prior experience preparing contract drawings, specifications, schedules, detail design and sketches from conceptual design, and working on projects from tender to construction completion.

SKILL REQUIREMENT

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Understanding of Sustainable Design principles and LEED requirements
  • Understanding of construction contracts (CCDC2, 5B, 5A) and related roles and responsibilities on the site
  • Experience with CAD drafting systems, AutoCAD and Revit with specific emphasis on the latter
  • Knowledge of building science and enclosure systems
  • Knowledge of building materials and building systems
  • Ability to research materials, products and systems
  • A clear understanding of construction sequencing
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the OBC
  • Understanding of accessibility requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide construction administration functions for assigned projects on site and within the office including:
  • Preparing documents for tender, issuance of addendum, review of Bids
  • Preparing contract documents for execution
  • Preparation and execution of pre-construction meeting
  • Administering change control documentation and follow up
  • Coordinating with the Client with regard to seeking/clarifying instructions in relation to the contract
  • Experience in construction administration and related field/office CA responsibilities
  • Maintain RFI, Shop Drawing, CCN, CD, SI, CO and submittal logs with supervision
  • Be responsible for the receipt and timely reply to contractor’s requests (RFI’s)
  • Review, track and manage A/E teams timely response to shop drawings
  • Reviewing suggested alternative materials
  • Attending site meetings
  • Ability to effectively monitor and track construction schedules
  • Preparing and issuing monthly field reports with supporting relevant documentation
  • Reviewing the progress of the work for monthly progress payments, occupancy requirements, substantial performance and total performance
  • Reviewing deficiencies and communicating with the contractor
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Work to and meet project timelines
  • Work with and support senior and junior members of the production, LEED and design teams

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

  • Revit
  • AutoCAD
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • Microsoft Project
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Bluebeam

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT

  • 4-7 years of regional professional experience in work directly related to construction administration
  • Have a passion for the construction process and being on the site
  • Experience with public and private sectors
  • Experience with renovations/new construction varying in size from small to large

PREFERRED SECTOR EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with healthcare, research labs, post-secondary institutions, municipal facilities, transit and operational facilities, multi-unit residential, heritage, feasibility studies, master planning, functional programming all considered an asset
  • A clear understanding of sustainable design principles and demonstrated delivery of projects that exemplify these principles
  • LEED Credentials (GA, BD+C)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – EDUCATION / LICENSING / CERTIFICATION

  • Two or Three Year Technologist Diploma from a recognized College or
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited post-secondary institution or
  • Engineering Degree from an accredited post-secondary
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the following: OAA, OAAA, PEO, AATO, BSSO, ARIDO
  • Proof of AutoCAD and Revit experience and capabilities
  • Hold a Valid Driver’s License and have a vehicle

Please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter to kiaw@mccallumsather.com

Production Document Lead

We are an exceptional company seeking exceptional teammates who bring their intelligence, creativity and drive. mcCallumSather is a leading multi-disciplinary firm based in Hamilton, Ontario with a special focus on sustainable design. We provide quality architecture, mechanical engineering and interior design services through an interdisciplinary perspective and an integrated design approach. We work in a dynamic team environment and offer significant opportunities for growth within the firm to those who strive to improve and expand their skills. This is an opportunity for creative team players looking to work in an amazing city where your contributions can make a difference. Hamilton is a vibrant community, with a growing population of young professionals and exciting arts, culture and culinary offerings. This mix makes it an appealing time to work in this City and be a part of mcCallumSather. Our team is dedicated to continuous learning and having fun.

Mission: Enabling our clients to achieve their goals through sustainable, intelligent and creative design solutions.

Vision Statement: Improving the world by creating remarkable environments that evoke transformative experiences.

ROLE

mcCallumSather is looking to expand the skill sets of our technical team. In order to build on our success as a firm and the capabilities of our technical team, we are looking for a new Document Production Lead. Through their leadership, the successful candidate will be excited for the opportunity to build a skilled and highly motivated team capable of enthusiastically providing high-quality documentation, focusing on quality, not quantity. As a senior team member, they will actively work on select projects and act as a mentor to our technical team members, developing our team’s core competencies in technical design and building science understanding. Reporting to and under the general supervision of the firm Principals, the lead will fulfill an essential role in the office by working alongside the technical team and the project managers/project architects. The professional in this role will oversee the preparation of contract documents, primarily utilizing BIM (Revit) to ensure a high level of quality, coordination and compliance with the firms’ standards.

SKILL REQUIREMENT

  • Extensive experience as a Job Captain overseeing the production of contract documents
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage others in open dialogue in a positive and learning manner
  • Strong proficiency with BIM (Revit) and AutoCAD
  • Solid technical understanding of building systems and the OBC
  • Strong understanding of building sciences and detailing
  • Strong understanding of Specifications and how they relate to the other documents
  • Strong understanding of CCDC Contracts – 2, 5A and 5B, 15
  • A clear understanding and application of sustainable design principles
  • Solid understanding of construction and sequencing of work
  • A willingness to work in a team environment and take a very active role in fostering a positive learning environment and providing informative feedback
  • LEED accreditation (GA., BD+C) an asset

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop a comprehensive process for document production that builds and expands on the existing firm process
  • Developing a strategy and plan for creating a Mentoring and Quality Assurance program relative to the production of technical drawings and review of OBC requirements and specifications
  • Lead in the Production of Contract Documents on select projects and mentor the technical teams with a specific focus on the production of contract documents, the coordination of consultant documents, building systems interface and provide meaningful feedback to the team members
  • Work with other staff members invested in developing, refining and tracking SOP’s (standard operating procedures) and contribute to that process
  • Ensure CAD / Revit Standards, quality assurance and quality control procedures are followed during drawing planning and production
  • Review specifications and work with the team(s) in understanding the coordination processes between drawing production, detailing and specifications
  • Inform the BIM processes and development of Revit Families. BIM is the office software of choice for mcCallumSather with AutoCAD assisting in a minor role or on small projects

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

It is essential to have a strong skill base in the utilization of the following software:

  • BIM (Revit)
  • AutoCAD
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • Microsoft Project

PREFERRED SECTOR EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with healthcare, research labs, post-secondary institutions, municipal facilities, transit and operational facilities, multi-unit residential, heritage, feasibility studies, master planning, functional programming all considered an asset
  • A clear understanding of sustainable design principles and demonstrated delivery of projects that exemplify these principles
  • Extensive experience working on renovations
  • Strong experience working on new construction, heritage and LEED projects

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES

  • 10-15 years of regional professional experience
  • Strong Revit skills
  • Strong working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code
  • Possession of a solid understanding of Construction and Contract Administration process
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly motivated individual who works independently
  • Ability to handle stressful situations in a calm and amicable manner
  • Rigorous attention to detail and accuracy

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – EDUCATION / LICENSING / CERTIFICATION

Diploma / Degree in Architecture from an accredited post-secondary institution or Diploma in Architectural Technology

Eligibility for licensing or certification in the following: OAA, PEO, AATO

Please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter to kiaw@mccallumsather.com

GROWTH

We continue to grow in several sectors including healthcare, research, education, civic, as well as our rapid expansion into the private sector including multi-unit, high-rise developments.

Hamilton is a vibrant, growing community. Recently, our city has seen significant growth in the arts and culture community. Its easy access to transit, affordable cost of life and growing dining and entertainment scene is attracting more and more young professionals. It is an exciting place to be and mcCallumSather enjoys its place at the centre of the action.

INTERN PROGRAM

We welcome the opportunity to work with young talent. We regularly provide work terms for high school and university students. If you are interested in joining our team as an intern, whether a high school or a professional level, please contact us to learn more about the criteria and how to apply. Learn more by emailing kiaw@mccallumsather.com.