At Bell+Associates Architecture, we believe that a dedicated team truly makes the difference when it comes to providing superior service to our clients. We have immediate openings as described below, and we’re accepting résumés from qualified candidates. Please send your application, including cover letter, résumé and examples of your work to info@jbell.ca with the subject line “Careers – Job Application”.

Associate Architect OAA

We are seeking an Associate Architect OAA to help build our team and our business. We have an impressive client base that trusts us to deliver creative architectural design solutions. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual to join our team to provide design services and work with Jim Bell to further build our client base.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Become an integral part of the design team, helping to manage all aspects of the design process
  • Provide residential and commercial design services in partnership with our existing design team
  • Conduct phone and site consultations with potential clients to build the business
  • Work with our established processes, and programs. Be keen to learn new methods and experiences as a team member
  • Provide support with the production of technical drawings as they relate to ongoing projects
  • Use Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp and other software resources to create and prepare drawings for all phases of the design process
  • Review design requirements and offer recommendations to support construction projects
  • Provide Contract Administration reviews, reports and client/trade liaison
  • Manage projects and provide information to the team
  • Maintain familiarity with current techniques and developments to sustain and improve design and technical skills
  • Based in west Ottawa, but willingness to work in the Pembroke office occasionally depending on changing client workloads
  • Communicate with clients throughout the design process to share updates and answer questions
  • Provide code reviews and manage projects involving wood-frame construction, high-performance homes, and LEED building

Qualifications Include

  • Professional Masters of Architecture degree or equivalent
  • Registered OAA Architect
  • Proficiency in AutoCad, Revit, MS Office, and Sketchup (proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite is an asset)
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with Ontario Building Code, Zoning bylaws
  • Residential and small commercial experience
  • Experience with Contract Administration and Site Review
  • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with other team members

The successful candidate will work in the Ottawa-area office but may be asked to work in the Pembroke office occasionally.
Full-time salaried position with probationary period. Incentives based on our firm’s success.

Qualified candidates should contact us by email at info@jbell.ca with the subject line “Careers – Job Application”. Submit a current resume complete with contact information and examples of your work. We will contact relevant, qualified individuals requesting further information and a possible interview.

Please do not call or drop into the office.

Job Type:

  • Probationary period leading to permanent full-time employee

Required experience:

  • Residential – 10+ years

Required education:

  • Masters of Architecture degree or equivalent

Job Location:

  • Ottawa and/or Pembroke, ON

Required license or certification:

  • Registered OAA Architect

Required language:

  • English

Senior Technologist

We are seeking a Senior Architectural Technologist with residential design experience to help build our team. We have an impressive client base that trusts us to deliver creative architectural design solutions.

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual to join our team. Preference will be given to candidates with 10+ years of residential custom home experience and a proven track record with residential design work.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with our established processes, and programs. Be keen to learn new methods and experiences as a team member
  • Provide design support during the Schematic Design and Design Development phases
  • Provide support with the production of technical drawings as they relate to ongoing projects
  • Use Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp and other software resources to create and prepare accurate construction drawings based on schematic/design development sketches
  • Review design requirements and offer recommendations to support construction projects
  • Liaise with the Project Management team to assist in implementing necessary design requirements, as required
  • Coordinate drawings and provide information to the team
  • Maintain familiarity with current techniques and developments to sustain and improve technical skills
  • The successful candidate will work in the Ottawa or the Pembroke office
  • Communicate with clients throughout the design process to share updates and answer questions

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must have post-secondary education or equivalent to a 3-year college diploma in Architectural Technology
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Microsoft Office, and other relevant software with at least 10 years of experience in custom residential work; commercial experience is a definite asset
  • Possesses excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to details to ensure that work is done correctly and thoroughly
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of architectural design principles and procedures
  • Familiar with Ontario Building Code
  • Membership in a relevant Architectural Technologists Association
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with other team members

Qualified candidates should contact us by email at info@jbell.ca with the subject line “Careers – Job Application”. Submit a current resume complete with contact information and examples of your work. We will contact qualified individuals requesting further information and a possible interview.

Please do not call or drop into the office.

Job Type:

  • Probationary period leading to permanent full-time employee

Required experience:

  • Residential – 10+ years

Required education:

  • Diploma in Architectural Technology

Job Location:

  • Ottawa and/or Pembroke, ON

Required license or certification:

  • BCIN or OAA

Required language:

  • English

Intermediate Technologist

We are seeking an Intermediate Architectural Technologist with residential design experience to help build our team. We have an impressive client base that trusts us to deliver creative architectural design solutions.

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual to join our team. Preference will be given to candidates with 3+ years of residential and commercial custom home experience.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with our established processes, and programs. Be keen to learn new methods and experiences as a team member
  • Provide design support during the Schematic Design and Design Development phases
  • Provide support with the production of technical drawings as they relate to ongoing projects
  • Use Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp and other software resources to create and prepare accurate construction drawings based on schematic/design development sketches
  • Review design requirements and offer recommendations to support construction projects
  • Liaise with the Project Management team to assist in implementing necessary design requirements, as required
  • Coordinate drawings and provide information to the team
  • Maintain familiarity with current techniques and developments to sustain and improve technical skills
  • The successful candidate will work in the Ottawa or the Pembroke office
  • Communicate with clients throughout the design process to share updates and answer questions

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must have post-secondary education or equivalent to a 3-year college diploma in Architectural Technology
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Microsoft Office, and other relevant software with at least 3 years of experience in custom residential work; commercial experience is a definite asset
  • Possesses excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to details to ensure that work is done correctly and thoroughly
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of architectural design principles and procedures
  • Familiar with Ontario Building Code
  • Membership in a relevant Architectural Technologists Association
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with other team members

Qualified candidates should contact us by email at info@jbell.ca with the subject line “Careers – Job Application”. Submit a current resume complete with contact information and examples of your work. We will contact qualified individuals requesting further information and a possible interview.

Please do not call or drop into the office.

Job Type:

  • Probationary period leading to permanent full-time employee

Required experience:

  • Residential – 3+ years

Required education:

  • Diploma in Architectural Technology

Job Location:

  • Ottawa and/or Pembroke, ON

Required license or certification:

  • BCIN or equivalent

Required language:

  • English

Administrative Assistant

We are seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to support our growing team and two businesses, Bell+Associates Architecture and WinArch Window and Door Specialists. We have an impressive client base that trusts us to deliver creative architectural design solutions. We are looking for an organized, mature, detail-oriented, self-motivated, positive individual to become an integral member of our team and provide a broad range of administrative services, including client-facing support.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • General administrative duties to support the team
  • Answer calls and follow up on messages, track all inquiries to ensure timely follow up
  • Write and proofread communications, record weekly minutes
  • Contact leads to provide information, determine suitability, and schedule phone and site consultations.
  • Provide in-office support (accepting deliveries, meeting clients, arranging meetings)
  • Schedule appointments for Jim and the rest of the team
  • Keep Zoho CRM up to date with lead information and status. Follow up with leads to keep list current.
  • Assist the Director of Marketing and Communications with social media, website updates, communications, directory updates, etc.
  • Assist the Business Manager with monthly billing and accounts payable tasks
  • Assist the WinArch Sales Manager with administrative tasks as required
  • Based in Ottawa (Carp Road), but willingness to work in the Pembroke office occasionally depending on changing client workloads. This can be a hybrid role, with time spent both in the office and working from home or working all hours at the Ottawa office.
  • Work with our established processes and make suggestions to improve them. Be keen to learn new knowledge and tools.
  • Other administrative tasks as needed and assigned

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role is required; 5+ years is preferred.
  • Secondary school diploma required. Post-secondary education in a related field is a definite asset.
  • Ability to learn quickly and take initiative without direct supervision. Training and on-going support will be provided but the successful candidate must be able to work independently.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude with superior customer service skills and a strong service orientation
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Dropbox and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with Zoho CRM or a similar CRM would be an asset
  • Experience in the architecture or design & build field is a strong asset
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with other team members

The successful candidate will work in the Ottawa office but may be asked to work in the Pembroke office on occasion (less than 10%).

Full-time salaried position with 3-month probationary period. A part-time arrangement may also be considered.

To apply for this position, please contact us by email at info@jbell.ca, cc to stephanie@jbell.ca with the subject line “Careers – Job Application – Administrative Assistant”. Submit a current resume complete with contact information. We will contact qualified individuals requesting further information and a possible interview.

Please do not call or drop into the office.

  • Job Type: Probationary period leading to permanent employee
  • Salary Range: $35,000-$50,000 commensurate with experience
  • Required experience: 3+ years in a similar role
  • Required education: Secondary school diploma is required, post-secondary strongly preferred
  • Job Location: Ottawa (Carp Road) office with occasional work in Pembroke (a hybrid office/home split may also be considered)
  • Required license or certification: Valid driver’s licence