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Architectural Designer
Upside Development – Toronto, ON

Job Location:
68 Railside Road, Unit E, Toronto, M3A 1A3
Job Type: Full-time Permanent
Required experience: 3 years
Salary: TBD


Upside Development is a trendy boutique residential and commercial Design & Build development company based out of Toronto, Ontario seeking a highly reliable and experienced Architectural Designer to join the team on a Full-Time permanent basis immediately.

  • This position requires an individual well versed in computer applications that directly relate to the technical design development, estimating and bidding functions.
  • Maintain and foster healthy client relationships
  • The candidate will be required to create technical construction drawings and detail sketches with consideration towards project budgets, working closely with the Estimator and Project Manager to monitor project baselines, and updating as necessary throughout the project lifecycle                    
  • Management of multiple projects at an inter-office and on-site level                                        
  • Able to produce detailed working drawings, specifications, & technical solutions.                      
  • Confidence in resolving design technical problems and challenges that arise during construction or post construction phase.                                                                                                    
  • Perform field measurements and develop and/or update of drawings.                                      
  • Establish dimensions and incorporate new data into drawings in progress.                                
  • Familiarity with site inspections, review of shop drawings, competence in technical report writing
  • Active involvement in the pre-construction phase of the project by working closely with the Estimator to draft plans that consider budgets and coordinate with quantity take-offs, subcontractor pricing, preparation of tenders and bid reviews, estimating general renovation & new construction projects.                                                                                                      
  • Validate the quantity and details of each plan for the correct calculation of pricing.                   
  • Assist in the completion of final proposals for bid including: material costs, labor costs, equipment costs, subcontractor costs, taxes, markup and overhead.                                                            
  • Review the final proposal with the team before returning to the prospective client.                    
  • Flexibility in modification of all of numbers, percentages and labor production rates as determined appropriate.                                                                                                                        
  • Travel to the construction sites to conduct inspections and prepare reports.                            
  • Maintain project binders/online database for drawings and relevant documents for all jobs        
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with all company employees, existing and potential customers, sub-contractors, owners, suppliers, etc.

The qualifications include:

  • Education: minimum of post-secondary degree or diploma.
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years experience in residential and/or commercial drafting utilizing AutoCad software.
  • Strong design and detailing skills are required.
  • Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Strong Mathematical, Formulas and Calculation experience is a must.
  • Blueprint Reading and Project/Design Interpretation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, must have great attention to detail, be well organized and an independent team player.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills with focus on timely project completion and exceeding customer's expectations.
  • Drivers License

In your cover letter kindly include why you are leaving your current position, your salary expectation, and availability.

We appreciate the interests and efforts of all applicants, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All interested candidates please send resume and cover letter to and use WEB-ARCH in subject line.