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Calling all Senior Interior Designers … We are Hiring

Intermediate Technologist / Technician

Are you looking for a positive change in your life? Tired of the rat race of the big cities and longing to embrace the Okanagan lifestyle and a healthy work & life balance? You have a passion for Architecture and Interior Design, enjoy taking on dynamic work environments that inspire innovative solutions and new technologies. Our team is growing and we have an opening with our firm for a Senior Interior Designer who brings a positive attitude and experience working in a team environment. Please apply in person at Suite 100 – 3313 32nd Avenue or email your resume to jobs@mqn.ca

Job Description:

We have one opening with our firm for a Senior Interior Designer. We are seeking candidates who bring experience working on projects in a Revit environment and who have a solid understanding of current building systems, materials, and building codes. Working under the direct supervision of the Partner, RID or Project Architect, the candidate will perform a variety of production tasks to prepare documents needed to take a building from original concept to completion. The candidate will be responsible for the accuracy, quality, completeness, and schedule of finished drawing packages through coordination with team members and consultants. As well, you will mentor less experienced team members and help resolve difficult operating tasks or drawing production problems. We are looking for people who are comfortable communicating with clients and team members, such as: project managers, contractors, clients; as well as consultants practicing disciplines, such as: civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and landscape.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with authorities having jurisdiction
  • Lead, develop, prepare, and review Design Development Drawings (DD) and outline specifications
  • Perform Contract Administration (CA) duties in collaboration with the Contract Administrator
  • Direct the preparation of tender documents
  • Direct the assembly, circulation, and filing of project documents
  • Perform code and bylaw analysis
  • Perform Quality Control procedures
  • Coordinate with and review the work of consultants
  • Approve and control all time spent on projects, expenses, and consultant invoices
  • Provide mentorship guidance and direction to other Production Team Members
  • Communicate well with contractors, engineers, consultants, and clients in a clear and concise manner and maintain organized correspondence
  • Produce Construction Documents
  • Ability to produce 3D Design development renderings of interior and exterior spaces including daylighting, shadows, people, lighting, furnishings, signage, etc.
  • Return Architectural and Interior Design samples to local suppliers with own vehicle and return any used samples to the MQN in house design library after use
  • Attend site meetings as required in own safety boots and MQN provided safety vest and hard hat

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Interior Design degree coupled with 4+ years of experience in Design Development Drawings and Contract Documents acquired in an architectural or Interior Design firm; or a Technical Diploma in Interior Design or Interior Design Technologist coupled with 6+ years of experience in Design Development Drawings and Contract Documents acquired in an Architectural or Interior Design firm.
  • Expert knowledge of and experience with building codes, building science, and construction processes
  • Active team leader and contributor
  • Ability to mentor junior team members
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Expert problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • In depth experience and knowledge of Revit (BIM)
  • In depth experience and working knowledge with AutoCAD
  • In depth experience and knowledge of digital rendering tools such as; SketchUp, Photoshop and Enscape.
  • Familiarity with BCBC 2012 and ASHRAE 90.1 2010 standards
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and individually
  • Excellent written, grammatical, and verbal skills
  • Ability to work well under deadline constraints and a changing work load
  • Valid BC Driver’s License (and if requested, a clean Drivers Abstract)

*Preferred Additional Skills & Certifications:

  • Knowledge of LEED® Green Buildings rating system and standards
  • Knowledge of Contract Administration Documentation and/or RForm
  • In good standing with related professional associations with membership dues up to date
  • May be required to have a criminal record check for certain projects (i.e. School Districts, High Security Buildings, Courthouses, etc.)
  • Level One First Aid Certification

Perks:

  • Base salary + any approved overtime paid at or above industry standard rates based on IDIBC released salary reports
  • Work week of 37.5hrs
  • Extended health and dental benefits*
  • Matching RRSP contributions*
  • Will pay for NCIDQ and IDIBC dues for Intern and Professional Members
  • Education fund for earning necessary CEU’s at industry events for continued accreditation*
  • Summer Hours program where we close the office at 1:30 on Fridays*
  • Friday Sandbox event where staff share recent projects, CEU’s or travel design inspirations
  • ‘BIM Breaks’ and ‘REVIT Up’ in house training lunch and learns
  • Architectural and ID manufacturer lunch and learns (3-4/month)
  • Career development, Internship and mentorship programs
  • ‘Treat Tuesdays’ where staff take turns through the year preparing a savory or healthy treat to share with the team
  • Various after work events from beer & wine minglers, spa days, girls nights, etc.
  • Annual Staff Appreciation Event
  • Annual Staff Christmas Party
  • Annual Partners Breakfast – where partners personally prepare an elaborate breakfast for the staff
  • Several summer team building tailgate BBQ events
  • Participation in over 50+ community events per year
  • Start your day off right with free coffee and kick back in our funky staff lounge powered with wifi, cable & campfire drawing tables
  • Office closures between Christmas and New Years*
  • Friendly, resourceful and supportive team of Building Technicians/Technologists, Designers, Architects and Partners
  • Firm with a strong passion for environmental design and support from various in-house LEED AP Professionals
  • Family oriented firm where we celebrate all of life’s events from birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, wedding showers etc.
  • Central downtown office, close to main street restaurants, grocery, shopping, fitness, and major bus routes
  • MQN Wellness & Healthy Lifestyle program includes;
    • 5 paid Wellness days off per year (dr. appoints, personal day, kids sick day, etc.)
    • participation in various community events like bike to work week, swim the lake & paddle the lake events
    • communal fruit bowl to kick the afternoon munchies
    • lunchtime walking or fitness groups
  • Secure bike storage
  • Showers in the building for those who choose to bike to work or workout before work or during lunch hour
  • MQN hosts varied Wellness events for staff like in-house massage days or healthy living seminars

* specific details available during the interview

Application Instructions:

Apply by either email (jobs@mqn.ca), mail (100 – 3313 32nd Ave, Vernon BC V1T 2M7) or directly on our website (www.mqn.ca) and include the following;
1. cover letter
2. resume
3. references
4. sample summary of your portfolio of works

Address:
Suite 100 – 3313 32nd Ave
Vernon, BC V1T 2M7
Contact:
P: 250-542-1199
F: 250-542-5236
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