Architect- Teaching Spaces (MT0651, LOG3C, GR06)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals

Position Summary:

The Architect of the Design Services reports to the Associate Director. Develop plans and specifications for the renovation and construction of McGill Facilities. The architect will be responsible for teaching and learning spaces mainly, but also for projects of other spaces, such as offices, building envelope and code conformity upgrades. The incumbent will be an integral member of the design with primary responsibility for interpreting user needs and preparing designs that reconcile building constraints, planning priorities and building code requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the production of a fully coordinated set of architectural working documents including drawings and specifications. This will include revisions to existing working drawings as required.
  • Provide senior professional expertise in order to design structures that satisfy their clients' needs while conforming to the McGill Design Standards, the Quebec Construction Code and the National Building Code of Canada and provide code analysis.
  • Undertake all responsibilities in a cooperative manner with all associated project team parties conducive to the successful completion of the projects.
  • Provide senior professional expertise in order to help the clients define their needs and develop architectural design programs in consultation with the user/client and other interested University constituencies.
  • Reconcile designs to the Quebec Construction Code and the National Building Code of Canada and provide code interpretation.
  • Prepare and present verbal and written presentations to individuals and groups as required by the project dynamics.
  • Prepare a fully coordinated set of architectural working drawings and specifications.
  • Establish and develops effective partnerships with authorities having jurisdiction, the University community and senior administration.
  • Provide professional services in order to provide design development and direction from concept through to completion.
  • Inform clients on design issues and work required to maintain facilities and buildings.
  • Evaluate large, complex design projects. Provide recommendation to senior administration on feasibility of various complex design projects.
  • Attend senior level meetings and represent the unit at internal and external meetings.

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate degree

Five (5) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Experience as Project Leader on classrooms, interactive classrooms or teaching laboratory projects is preferable. Successful candidates must be highly organized with an ability to prioritize and multi-task in a deadline-oriented environment. Must exhibit excellent attention to detail as well as demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills.Good knowledge of current technology and building codes as it relates to institutional construction and renovation with experience in laboratory design or/and educational institution.Demonstrated initiative and organizational skills. Strong customer-service focus and ability to give direction and assistance to clients Strong ability to work in a PC environment using MS Office, Autocad, REVIT. Must have advanced knowledge of visual programs such as In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3ds Max and SketchUp. English & French, spoken & written. Basic knowledge of Project Management procedures and processes. Proven analytical skills and project management experience.The candidate must be Member of the ”Ordre des architectes du Québec”.LEED certification considered an asset.This position calls for creativity, design sensibility and an ability to bring new approaches and leading edge solutions to clients.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Facilities Management and Ancillary Services:


McGill University, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services (HR), Area Personnel Office

1010 Sherbrooke Street West, 10th floor

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 2R7


(514) 398-5191

Email [at]

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

McGill applicants, covered by the McGill Non-Unionized, Non-Academic Personnel Policies and Procedures, must apply to a regular M and Excluded position within ten (10) working days of the date of publication to maintain internal priority.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell [at] or 514-398-1660.

Facilities Management and Ancillary Services
Design Services
Salary Range: 
(Grade 06) $59,900 - $79,900 (midpoint)- $103,900
Three (3) years
Reporting to: 
Associate Director
Reference no.: