Want to work for HDR | CEI? Great. We'd love to hear from you. But you should know that we're very selective. We only hire people with a rare mixture of ingredients. To make the cut you must be exceptional at your job, passionate about what you do, and a team player to the max. The good news is that if you make the cut, you get to be part of a fun team of hard working people who love what we do. Take a peek at our Culture page to see what we're all about.

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Architectural Sector Leader, Real Estate

Vancouver, BC

HDR | CEI Architecture is an award-winning design firm that provides exceptional service for clients in education, recreation, healthcare, and real estate, with a focus on innovative and sustainable design. HDR | CEI delivers projects that make difference in the communities where we live and work.
 
Our Vancouver office is one of four offices in BC and Alberta. With over 70 employees throughout our network of offices in Western Canada, here you’ll be working alongside over 50 other architects, technologists and interior designers. We are located steps away from vibrant shops and restaurants in the West End of Vancouver, and near picturesque Coal Harbour and Stanley Park. Just try not to let the views distract you!
 
Based out of the Vancouver, BC office, the primary responsibility of the Architectural Sector Leader, Real Estate is to develop new business opportunities and cultivate business relationships with Mixed-Use, Office, Multi-Family Residential, Retail, Industrial organizations and related institutions in British Columbia and Alberta. This position requires the ability to both win work and lead a commercial Real Estate sector within the architectural practice. The role includes a variety of duties ranging from annual planning to closing on pursuits and directing project teams.  
 
Marketing & Business Development Responsibilities

  • Identify, qualify and gather business leads for the Real Estate sector, and collaborate with other staff within HDR | CEI to develop strategies to bring these opportunities to closure
  • Increase awareness and understanding within the Real Estate community of HDR | CEI’s architectural Real Estate practice on a local, regional, and national basis
  • Develop, lead and monitor targeted marketing program strategies, goals and actions in cooperation with local, regional, national and global Real Estate marketing leaders
  • Lead the development of annual and long-term Real Estate strategic plans for BC and AB
  • Monitor marketing performance indicators, marketing report accuracy, budgets and costs, risk management and implement needed actions and process improvements within the Real Estate sector
  • Actively engage in pre-marketing activities including the development of leads, client relationships, sole source opportunities, pre-proposal visitations and marketing strategies
  • Participate in the writing of RFQs and RFPs including the strategy, message, methodology, schedule and fee development
  • In collaboration with other firm leaders, lead pursuit go / no-go and strategy discussions
  • Direct pursuit interview strategies and implementation
  • Direct preparation of capture plans and qualifications for pursuits
  • Participate in relevant business organizations and activities to promote HDR | CEI
  • Represent HDR | CEI at select industry events including speaking engagements and for the purpose of building industry relationships

Project Responsibilities

  • Serve as Project Director on projects (as appropriate)
  • Support  Project Managers with the preparation, negotiation and award of project contracts
  • Provide client oversight throughout project execution including conformance to client expectations for technical/quality, financial and schedule performance
  • Maintain client relations during and following completion of projects
  • Assist with project close-out and post-occupancy evaluations
  • Participate in monthly project financial reviews

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Lead the commercial Real Estate sector team by assessing strengths and weaknesses of personnel over time; growing, developing and maintaining expertise
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to staff to assist in their career development
  • Collaborate with all of HDR | CEI’s BC and AB offices to implement key initiatives, key hires, investments and strategies for growth and increased profitability
  • Ensure that as a sector, Real Estate work is meeting the business objectives for the provinces, including goals for repeat work and profit
  • Participate in relevant community activities and service that furthers the firm’s vision and values
Required Qualifications

  • Professional degree in architecture
  • Professional architectural registration
  • 15+ years’ architectural Real Estate [Mixed-Use, Office, Multi-Family Residential, Retail, Industrial] experience
  • Proven business development experience in architectural Real Estate sector and an existing network of clients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in developing and managing diverse teams
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • Willingness to travel for business development and project assignments

Why HDR | CEI

 
At HDR | CEI, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR | CEI, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  

To apply, visit https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=146266&lang=en 

Senior Interior Designer

Vancouver, BC

HDR | CEI Architecture is an award-winning design firm that provides exceptional service for clients in education, recreation, healthcare, and real estate, with a focus on innovative and sustainable design. HDR | CEI delivers projects that make difference in the communities where we live and work.
 
Our Vancouver office is one of four offices in BC and Alberta. With over 70 employees throughout our network of offices in Western Canada, here you’ll be working alongside over 50 other architects, technologists and interior designers. We are located steps away from vibrant shops and restaurants in the West End of Vancouver, and near picturesque Coal Harbour and Stanley Park. Just try not to let the views distract you!
 

 Responsibilities

  • Participate extensively in all phases of interior architectural projects and their management
  • Serve as our primary contact with clients, consultants and public agencies on all assigned projects
  • Determine standards for project development
  • Demonstrate substantial knowledge of architectural contract preparation and use
  • Select interior details, materials, color selections, furniture and furnishings lighting design, space planning and detailing
  • Organize and lead contract negotiations while providing leadership to project teams
  • Develop schedules, manpower allocations and budgets on all assigned projects
  • Write specifications covering interior design matters, and perform code reviews
  • Assist other Interior Designers as needed and take responsibility for work in all phases of the interior design process
  • Perform other duties as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture or Interior Design
  • 10+ years experience working on healthcare, civic, commercial, recreation or education-related projects
  • NCIDQ certified
  • Knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and experience working on large project teams
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Why HDR | CEI

 
At HDR | CEI, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR | CEI, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  
 

To apply, visit https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=147048&lang=en

Senior Managing Architect

Calgary, AB

HDR | CEI Architecture is an award-winning design firm that provides exceptional service for clients in education, recreation, healthcare, and real estate, with a focus on innovative and sustainable design. HDR | CEI delivers projects that make difference in the communities where we live and work.

 

Based out of our Calgary office, the primary responsibility of the Senior Managing Architect is to develop new business opportunities and cultivate business relationships through all sectors but with a particular emphasis on the Civic and Healthcare sectors throughout Alberta. This position requires the ability to both win work and lead the architectural practice. The role includes a variety of duties ranging from annual planning to closing on pursuits and directing project teams.  

 
Marketing & Business Development Responsibilities

  • Identify, qualify and gather business leads for all sectors, and collaborate with other staff within HDR | CEI to develop strategies to bring these opportunities to closure
  • Increase awareness and understanding within the local community of HDR | CEI’s architectural and engineering practice on a local, regional, and national basis
  • Develop, lead and monitor targeted marketing program strategies, goals and actions in cooperation with local, regional, national and global marketing leaders
  • Lead the development of annual and long-term strategic plans for Alberta
  • Monitor marketing performance indicators, marketing report accuracy, budgets and costs, risk management and implement needed actions and process improvements within the architectural practice
  • Actively engage in pre-marketing activities including the development of leads, client relationships, sole source opportunities, pre-proposal visitations and marketing strategies
  • Participate in the writing of RFQs and RFPs including the strategy, message, methodology, schedule and fee development
  • In collaboration with other firm leaders, lead pursuit go / no-go and strategy discussions
  • Direct pursuit interview strategies and implementation
  • Direct preparation of capture plans and qualifications for pursuits
  • Participate in relevant business organizations and activities to promote HDR | CEI
  • Represent HDR | CEI at select industry events including speaking engagements and for the purpose of building industry relationships

Project Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Managing Architect on projects (as appropriate)
  • Support  Project Managers with the preparation, negotiation and award of project contracts
  • Provide client oversight throughout project execution including conformance to client expectations for technical/quality, financial and schedule performance
  • Maintain client relations during and following completion of projects
  • Assist with project close-out and post-occupancy evaluations
  • Participate in monthly Executive Leadership Team meetings in Vancouver

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Lead Calgary’s HDR team by assessing strengths and weaknesses of personnel over time; growing, developing and maintaining expertise
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to staff to assist in their career development
  • Collaborate with all of HDR | CEI’s BC and AB offices to implement key initiatives, key hires, investments and strategies for growth and increased profitability
  • Ensure that Calgary is meeting its business objectives for the province, including goals for repeat work and profit
  • Participate in relevant community activities and service that furthers the firm’s vision and values  

Required Qualifications

  • Professional degree in architecture
  • Professional architectural registration
  • 15+ years’ architectural experience
  • Proven business development experience and an existing network of clients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in developing and managing diverse teams
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • Willingness to travel for business development and project assignments

Why HDR | CEI

 
At HDR | CEI, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR | CEI, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  
 

To apply, visit https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=147142&lang=en

Project Architect

Vancouver, BC

HDR | CEI Architecture is an award-winning design firm that provides exceptional service for clients in education, recreation, healthcare, and real estate, with a focus on innovative and sustainable design. HDR | CEI delivers projects that make difference in the communities where we live and work.
 
Our Vancouver office is one of four offices in BC and Alberta. With over 70 employees throughout our network of offices in Western Canada, here you’ll be working alongside over 50 other architects, technologists and interior designers. We are located steps away from vibrant shops and restaurants in the West End of Vancouver, and near picturesque Coal Harbour and Stanley Park. Just try not to let the views distract you!

We are looking for a Project Architect who we can mentor into a senior, leadership role, specifically specializing in recreation and community projects. This is a multifaceted role which alongside of project work will include public speaking, developing client relationships and mentoring junior and intermediate staff.

 

Your project work and leadership skills must demonstrate a willingness to dive into the details as well as be able to see the big picture. You are an innovator who consistently looks for ways of improving projects for our clients and also in your work environment. You are passionate about design regardless of obstacles and the budget.

 

It is not necessary that you possess all of the required skills at the time of hire but you will be evaluated based on your soft skills, current strengths and potential to learn the role.

 

Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for creative concepts/solutions for complex architectural projects and coordinate a multidisciplinary team; perform all aspects of the project scope
  • Perform responsibilities on all phases of the project; delegate tasks when necessary
  • Meet directly with the owner/client, analyze project goals, conceive and develop architectural concepts/solutions for those goals; for projects involving the community, actively participate in public facilitation, open houses, workshops and charrettes
  • Establish owner/client and internal meetings, and participate in reviews with various governing agencies for rezoning, development permits and building permits
  • Represent our firm by participating as a key member of our business development team in marketing to prospective owners/clients
  • Work with various disciplines throughout all phases to ensure all concepts/solutions accommodate project needs and the owner’s program
  • Coordinate workload of team members through multiple phases to complete documents on schedule
  • Provide construction contract administration as needed
  • Perform other duties as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or closely related field
  • 5+ years experience
  • Registered Architect
  • Proven mediation, negotiation and conflict resolutions skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in use of Autodesk Revit and familiarity with related tools and process
  • Demonstrated graphic presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of codes and good planning skills
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Architecture
  • Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED desired

Why HDR | CEI

 

At HDR | CEI, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR | CEI, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  
 

To apply, visit https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=147154&lang=en

Proposal Specialist

Vancouver, BC

HDR | CEI Architecture is an award-winning design firm that provides exceptional service for clients in education, recreation, healthcare, and real estate, with a focus on innovative and sustainable design. HDR | CEI delivers projects that make difference in the communities where we live and work.
 
Our Vancouver office is one of four offices in BC and Alberta. With over 70 employees throughout our network of offices in Western Canada, here you’ll be working alongside over 50 other architects, technologists and interior designers. We are located steps away from vibrant shops and restaurants in the West End of Vancouver, and near picturesque Coal Harbour and Stanley Park. Just try not to let the views distract you!
 

In this role you will provide marketing support as needed and provide professional design, development, and production of custom and standard marketing materials including statements of qualifications, proposals, and presentations. Additionally you will be challenged with developing and executing compelling written and visual content that promotes our services both in print and on social media.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the proposal process from start to finish
  • Work with architectural and technical staff to plan, write, design, and produce all proposal and presentation materials for potential clients
  • Lead the development of interview presentation materials
  • Write and maintain project profiles for all current and past projects
  • Track and maintain marketing information to populate company data systems: pursuit and contract information, photography, resumes, project profiles, references, etc.
  • Communicate and collaborate with marketing staff in other offices as well as corporate marketing
  • Attend industry and client events as needed
  • Assist with gathering market research
  • Maintain and enforce company brand standards and quality control procedures
  • Work with the Sales and Marketing Director in the development of marketing strategies, client development plans, and pursuit capture planning
  • Assist the marketing team with social media and other marketing activities including organizing staff events
  • Participate in CSMPS and other professional organizations as appropriate
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Communications, or Journalism preferred, or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • Technical understanding of the proposal production process for professional services. Previous experience in the A/E industry strongly desired
  • Minimum 3 years document layout and production experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Highly articulate, have a clear and analytical approach to problem solving, and good decision making abilities
  • Quick, self-starter, team-oriented, and ability to work with different personalities and professional styles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must have graphics skills and advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite, primarily InDesign and Photoshop

Why HDR | CEI

 

At HDR | CEI, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR | CEI, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  
 

To apply, visit https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=147448&lang=en