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BCIN Qualified Architectural Designer – SW Ontario


Location: South Western Ontario (London, Chatham, Windsor)
Position: Full-Time/Part-Time
Start Date: Immediately
Reporting to: Structural Forensics Practice Lead

Why Work for Origin and Cause?


Because you’ll be working with the best of the best. Our company’s size and solid reputation attracts industry leaders, creating a charged atmosphere where no matter how much you already know, you’ll learn something new every day. Ours is a problem-solving culture that encourages innovation. We pride ourselves on our friendly, people-first atmosphere, and encourage our employees to think independently, be hands-on, and do their work with skill, compassion and complete integrity.


The Opportunity


Origin and Cause Inc. is seeking a BCIN Qualified Architectural Designer for South Western Ontario who is self-motivated and efficient. Working independently or with limited supervision, you will assess and develop repair/rebuild plans for existing small buildings damaged by such causes as fire, vehicle impact, and snow overload.


Key Responsibilities


  • Take field observations, measurements, and other data necessary to develop a scope of repair and a set of repair/rebuild drawings to restore damaged wood-framed buildings
  • Develop plans in accordance with Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code and be accountable for schedule and efficiency
  • Prepare building permit applications and other documentation as required by the building departments to secure building permits for the repair work
  • Liaise with contractors, design professionals, and the staff of the authorities having jurisdiction for the purpose of coordinating the design, cost estimate, and permits
  • Travel throughout Ontario on a short notice when needed
  • Perform additional duties as required

Experience and Qualifications


  • Must have a relevant Engineering Technology Degree from a Canadian college
  • Curriculum included courses in structural analysis/design and/or wood-framed construction
  • At least two (2) years experience in drafting using AutoCAD and REVIT (certification in structural detailing is an asset)
  • Experience with other computer applications such as MS Office
  • Ability to prioritize and work within deadlines while maintaining quality
  • Must have a valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Candidate Profile


The ideal candidate will have a good overall understanding of structural systems, solid technical abilities, strong communication skills, and be a skilled problem solver.


  • Ability to conceptualize architectural details in three dimensions
  • Committed to the highest standard of client satisfaction
  • Team player with the ability to work independently
  • Fast learner with attention to detail and a desire to grow professionally and personally
  • Hard worker, inquisitive, and ready to assume responsibility quickly
  • Demonstrated and effective communication skills


    • Does this describe you and your attributes? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

      Email your Cover Letter and Resume to careers@origin-and-cause.com with the subject title “RE: Architectural Designer”.

      We appreciate your interest and efforts in submitting your application.

      A Recruiting Consultant will be reviewing all submitted applications and contacting all qualified candidates to schedule an interview.

      Thank you for your interest in joining the Origin and Cause team!