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    Designer, Architectural

    June 12, 2019


    Job Title: Designer, Architectural

    Requisition ID: 1091
    Number of Vacancies: 1
    Department: Plant Maintenance (20000007) - Plant Maintenance Engineering (30000457)
    Salary Information: $83,246.80 - $104,067.60
    Pay Scale Group: 9SA
    Employment Type: Regular
    Weekly Hours: 35, Off Days: Shift:
    Posted On: June 12, 2019
    Last Day to Apply: June 25, 2019
    Reports to: Assistant Manager, Capital Design & Coordination

    The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy."

    General Accountability

    Provides architectural design services for Capital and Operating projects associated with the various maintenance, alteration, and rehabilitation work carried out on the TTC buildings and properties, utilizing standard architectural engineering methods; prepares designs, drawings, estimates, material lists, specifications, standards and work methods for architectural work related to rehabilitation projects, maintenance work or new construction; provides technical assistance to TTC trades personnel as required.

    Key Job Functions

    • Design, prepare and review detailed contract and proposal drawings, specifications, standards, proposal submissions, applications, building and mechanical permits, purchase requisitions and authorizations.
    • Coordinate and liaise as primary contact with user groups and Materials and Procurement department through contract scope development, preparation, tender and award phases; provide design co-ordination with relevant sections.
    • Prepare requests for proposal, evaluate proposal submissions, recommend contract awards; supervise consultants during all contract phases; review/confirm completion of consultant work, coordinate reviewing and commenting on consultants' deliverables.
    • Ensure design submissions and lessee design proposals conform with established material and construction standards; evaluate materials being considered for TTC use; develop alternative solutions; coordinate contract commissioning/deficiency inspections.
    • Provide architectural support and guidance regarding drawings, specifications, material lists, quantity estimations, troubleshooting and recommending solutions; provide technical support for projects, existing installations, or during construction phase.
    • Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of inclusive and accessible policies, programs and/or services for employees and customers in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.
    • Candidate will be required to participate in the TTC's customer service Ambassador Program

    Qualifications include


    • Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals
    • Demonstrate specialized expertise and knowledge in the assigned field
    • Use office technology, software and applications
    • Apply analytical skills
    • Communicate in a variety of mediums

    Education and Experience

    • Completion of a post-secondary college diploma or university degree in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
    • A Licence with the O.A.A as an Architect or a Licence with the O.A.A.A.S. as an Architectural Technologist (or membership in either the O.A.A. or O.A.A.A.S working toward full licensure.

    Additional Requirements

    • Sound knowledge of architectural design principles, methods, procedures, practices and measurements
    • Sound knowledge of mathematics, research procedures and code regulations applicable to architectural technology
    • Must possess proven technical design skills; well-developed organizational, analytical and problem solving skills; effective verbal communication and technical report writing skills
    • Must have sound judgement and the ability to co-ordinate the efforts of others during assignments
    • Must be proficient in, and keep up to date with relevant computer software such as MicroStation CAD, MS Office Suite
    • Good knowledge of the applicable codes/practices/standards (e.g. Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code, TTC standards, CSA standards, OH&S Act etc.), as well as the various functions carried out by the Plant Maintenance department
    • Must have knowledge of the practices and procedures utilized by the Plant Maintenance department trades group
    • Must exercise initiative when selecting materials and/or construction/repair details, solving operational problems and in prioritizing own work in order to avoid delays
    • A valid non-probationary Class G driving license and use of own or TTC vehicle for emergency trades support

    Duties include

    To find out more about the TTC and to apply online, by June 25, 2019, please visit, click on “current employment opportunities” and enter Requisition ID 1091 in the search field.

    We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources - Employment Services at (416) 393-4570.

    The TTC’s Employment Policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.

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