Principal, Architect

3+ months agoEdmonton, Canada

Principal, Architect - ( 210000GM )


The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn't have to be true? What if our built environment - where we live, learn, play, and conduct business - carried us forward instead?

Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future-join us!

Your Opportunity

Your role as a senior contributor on our professional Architecture team is to work independently to assist clients through the planning and creation of projects that are rooted in a deep understanding of our client's needs, are fiscally responsible, and represent design excellence. Your experience ensures that you are quite familiar with the design process from inception through close-out, including healthcare planning, code and regulatory requirements, contract documentation, estimates and building codes. You will lead diverse project teams successfully through the design process, managing workflow and production activities, while ensuring client satisfaction with the process and product. You will assist in business development activities, nurturing existing client accounts and seeking to grow our client base through building new relationships and project pursuits.

As a member of our Edmonton leadership team, you will be expected to help reinforce a collaborative and engaging environment for the teams that you lead while also ensuring design excellence, exceptional project delivery, and the highest levels of client satisfaction across Alberta. You will be expected to have a strong foundation of project management skills, but also an understanding that management of the design process requires hands on problem solving, a growth mindset, a willingness to be inclusive of all perspectives, and the ability to see challenges as opportunities, not problems. As a leader, you are expected to display the highest moral conduct and ethical standards. Consideration will also be given to applicants outside Edmonton.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Advocate and inspire creativity, critical thought and design excellence both internally and externally.
  • Support Business Development activities, including marketing proposals, interview, conference attendance, etc.
  • Assist in identification, recruiting, and interviewing of design staff at all levels.
  • Foster collaboration between offices while promoting and providing design vision.
  • Acts as a mentor, teacher and coach to design staff with the goal of growing and guiding them through their careers.
  • Evaluate the quality of design and design activities and assure a high level of design quality throughout the firm.
  • Develop and implement firm's brand, image, marketing collateral and business collateral.
  • Participate in performance reviews including setting of career goals.
  • Oversee and participate in production of design award submissions.
  • Engage staff in dialog on design, ensure design process is followed and influence usage of technological tools.
  • Act as a vehicle for the delivery of firm's message on design.
  • Express philosophy of the work with appropriate vocabulary.
  • Identify and direct project photography, written descriptions, and other media in support of building the firm's portfolio.
  • Be an ambassador and steward of the firm's portfolio of work with ability to guide and educate others.


Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • Ability to engage in creative and critical thought.
  • Be inspiring for those around you.
  • To produce design at a level that would be perceived externally as excellent.
  • Ability to effectively communicate abstract ideas through strong graphic and verbal communication to the client, their representatives, and the project team.
  • Strong presentation and interview skills.
  • To not only participate in a project team setting, but to bring out the highest value from all team members through strong engagement and leadership skills.
  • To lead several teams simultaneously on large complex projects from the development of a design concept through construction.
  • To receive criticism and respond appropriately and professionally.
  • Inspire confidence and garner trust and respect with the project team and with clients.
  • Provide a balanced approach and good judgement.
  • To check work of others for accuracy and completeness and manage team to meet project budget and schedule.
  • Scale process, design and effort to various roles on the project, the needs of the project, and other conditions.
  • Interpret sketches, drawings, codes, building program and other similar material.
  • Ability to empathize strongly with healthcare clients and comprehend problems from their point of view in order to develop solutions that best serve their needs.
  • To exhibit maturity and cultural awareness internally and externally.
  • General knowledge of building construction systems, constructability, materials, and industry associated standards.
  • Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and understanding of production processes in Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Newforma, Sefaira, Recent modeling software.


Candidates must be currently registered with the AAA, or if applying from other jurisdictions, must be eligible to be registered with the AAA.

Minimum of 15 years of experience, with substantive experience leading projects and developing business.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each others' talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : Canada-Alberta-Edmonton

Job : Architect

Organization : BC-1441 Buildings-CA Alberta North

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 1, 2021, 3:54:18 PM

Req ID: 210000GM

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

Job ID: S-9098EFE5F7D54D0191B815358FC528E61707