June 19, 2024

Building Technologist/Contract Administrator, WA ARCHITECTS LTD, Victoria/Vancouver


From offices in downtown Vancouver and Victoria, WA. provides a full range of architectural, planning and interior design services. With more than forty years of practice in Western Canada, our firm is widely recognized for expertise in retail, residential, mixed-use, office and senior health-care projects. We are dedicated to high quality design, exceptional client service and the incorporation of sustainable design principles in our projects.

We are seeking a Canadian Registered Architect, Architectural Graduate, Intern Architect or an Intermediate/Senior Technologist to lead or support contract administration on our projects. Ideally this role will be based in our Victoria office but Vancouver candidates will also be considered with the understanding that frequent travel to sites on Vancouver Island will be required. This role will manage the full process from the contract documentation stage to the construction phase and then complete commissioning.



  • Maintain and review all project documentation, ensure accuracy of shop drawings, schedules, samples and alternate requests
  • Perform site reviews at project locations to ensure work is proceeding in accordance with construction contract and relevant building codes, track progress and identify issues or deviations
  • Coordinate with contractors, approving authorities or sub-consultants to document and address field issues
  • Create and manage any project change documentation, respond to requests for clarification by providing supplemental drawings/specifications
  • Collaborate with design team to resolve issues, assist with constructability reviews and provide feedback
  • Coordinate the delivery of documents, drawings, and samples for all necessary approvals to clients and consultants and attending meetings as required
  • Manage all close-out activities as per project specifications including deficiency reviews, substantial performance review, final occupancy inspection, permits, receipt of manuals/warranties, letters of assurance

Required skills and expertise:

  • Graduate of a certified Building Technology or Architectural program in a professionally recognized institution.
  • Over 5 years of relevant experience in the Canadian Architectural Industry (BC experience preferred).
  • Minimum 5 years’ of experience in contract administration of construction projects in Canada
  • Multi-disciplinary experience, specifically multi-family residential and commercial projects with knowledge of wood frame, concrete and non-combustible construction, in both new designs and renovations
  • Demonstrated expertise in building technology including wood frame and concrete construction.
  • Demonstrate design sensibilities while being pragmatic and efficient in the production of working drawings.
  • In-depth knowledge of the BC Building Code Part 3 and ASHRAE 90.1 (understanding of NECB would be an asset).
  • Advanced skills in AutoCAD, and working knowledge of Revit and Sketchup would be an asset.
  • Use of a personal vehicle and valid driver’s license with the ability to travel to project locations as required
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with all stakeholders including: engineers, clients, designers and contractors
  • Ability to modify communication styles to meet the needs of the audience
  • Ability to meet challenges head-on, manage priorities and meet tight deadlines while demonstrating flexibility and a high level of resourcefulness
  • Ability to articulate alignment with our WA Guiding Principles
  • Certification as Construction Contract Administrator would be an asset

The salary range for this position is $80,000-$100,000/year depending on experience.

What we offer:

  • Engaging and energetic work environment with an approachable management/ownership team
  • We work hard for our clients to deliver projects that go beyond their expectations and have them coming back for more
  • We recognize our hard work with Friday afternoon socials, office-wide lunches, social activities outside the office and annual Family Day picnics
  • We provide group medical benefits coverage and a hybrid work schedule


What we’re about:

  • We value honesty, integrity, communication, leadership, and design excellence
  • We foster our values with an open-door policy and a hard working yet casual approach to our business
  • We go beyond with our support of non-profit organizations and causes in our community. We provide support annually to Drive for the Cure and the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. We participate as a team in runs for a cause (ex. Scotiabank 5km) and provide sponsorship throughout the year to organizations within our industry.


Please email your resume, cover letter and samples of your work to [email protected]. Include your name and the position, Contract Administrator, in the subject of your email. If your experience and skillset meet the requirements of the position, you will be contacted for an interview. We appreciate your interest and to learn more about our firm visit http://www.wa-arch.ca/.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to
[email protected]

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