Our purpose is clear – the design of a more resilient world through the advancement of sustainable design intelligence.
If you share a similar passion and excited by the opportunity to forge your own path within this entrepreneurial, integrated team approach, then please explore the opportunities listed below. We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about how you may add to our team and the value we bring our clients.

EXPECTATIONS OF OUR TEAM

As an Individual

  • Bring big ideas
  • No fear to share ideas that are creative and inventive
  • Problem solver
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Sustainable in action and design
  • Have fun! Enjoy and have a passion for your work
  • Able to work fully in REVIT, but still know your way around a hand sketch

As Part of our Team

  • Interdisciplinary design mentality
  • Drive for team excellence
  • Collaboration and communication are two of our favourite words
  • Open to new ideas
  • Focused on our client’s goals
  • Client service comes first
  • Show respect for your team and our clients throughout the design process

WHAT MAKES MCCALLUMSATHER A GREAT PLACE TO WORK AND CREATE

  • An incredibly creative and experienced team of artists, designers, technologists and construction professionals who are experts in what they do and love the chance to mentor and learn from others
  • 2 Personal Days a year, in addition to generous vacation time
  • Paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Summer hours
  • Training programs and incentives to encourage professional development and continuous learning
  • A Career Passport to help guide career advancement
  • Quarterly staff reviews for continuous feedback
  • Regular lunch & learns with industry professionals and suppliers, often with credits for various professional association bodies
  • SoBi Bike Membership subsidies for employees and spouses
  • Goals to be a Plastic-Free office
  • Remote working opportunities
  • Open office environment that provides space to learn, focus and collaborate
  • Local events/charities support including the annual Around The Bay Signature Hamilton Road Race
  • Annual Summer/Winter team-building and social events

Current Job Postings

Intermediate Design Architect

We are an exceptional company seeking exceptional teammates with creativity and a passion for sustainable design. mcCallumSather is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design firm based in Hamilton, Ontario, an exciting city with a vibrant arts community. We work in an equally exceptional workspace at Westinghouse HQ, tailored to encourage collaboration, continuous learning and creativity. There are many opportunities for growth, and we encourage our team to proactively chart their own career path, providing  you with the support and mentorship to achieve these goals. Our designers have the opportunity to work on a full range of projects throughout Southern Ontario and in emerging markets across Canada and cross-border. This is an opportunity to work in an amazing environment, and where your contributions to your design project can make a real difference.

Mission: Advancing Sustainable Design Intelligence

Vision Statement: Transforming design to create a more resilient world

ROLE: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years of design experience. Experience in healthcare or science/research environments preferred. Reporting to and under the general supervision of a firm Principal, the Design Architect will fulfill an essential role in the office by initiating design concepts that reflect the firm’s passion for bold and creative design that embraces sustainability as a fundamental principal.

SKILL REQUIREMENT

  • Strong leadership skill, working and communicating with a variety of people
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills and ability to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Experience with all phases of design including concept design, design development, working drawings and contract administration
  • Excel in a team environment and ability to manage a team, maintaining project criteria and communicate it to project teams
  • Excellent technical understanding of building systems and the OBC
  • Experience in Preparing Agenda’s and leading client and stakeholder meetings
  • Maintain effective communication with clients, contractors and authorities having jurisdiction
  • Demonstrate high initiative and be self-motivated
  • Be comfortable participating in business development
  • Clear understanding and application of sustainable design principles
  • Understanding and development of contract agreements

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively participate in the process of developing design concepts and providing critical guidance and oversight to the development of the design and design development drawings, schedules and detail design
  • Provide oversight to the development of construction documents to ensure the design intent is properly detailed
  • Attend client meeting, presentations and sub-consultant coordination meetings as required
  • Ensure CAD / Revit Standards, quality assurance and quality control procedures are followed during drawing planning and production
  • Lead the junior members of the project team and assign project duties as required while reporting to the Principal in Charge, mentor junior and intermediate staff in principles of design and building systems
  • Have significant experience in and be capable of conducting Construction Administration duties, if required, including field reviews and coordination, review and issuance of Change Orders, Site Instruction, and Certificate for Payment, Clarifications, and RFI responses on an as required basis
  • Co-ordinate project information and work with all internal and/or external disciplines including but not limited architectural, electrical, mechanical, structural, civil, landscape architect, geotechnical and specialty consultants as required
  • Have strong communication skills and ability to make effective presentations to clients and authorities
  • Have demonstrated experience with making public presentations, participating in open houses and stakeholder engagement activities

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

It is essential to have a strong skill base in the utilization of the following software:

  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • Sketch-Up
  • PowerPoint
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel

It is also considered extremely useful to have experience with the following software applications:

  • Microsoft Project
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • 5-7 years of regional professional experience
  • Strong design skills and portfolio of work
  • Experience with public and private sectors

PREFERRED SECTOR EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with healthcare, research and science considered an asset
  • Clear understanding of sustainable design principles and demonstrated delivery of projects that exemplify these principles

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – EDUCATION / LICENSING / CERTIFICATION

Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited post-secondary institution

Intern member of the OAA or Licensed Architect, OAA

Please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter to: danm@mccallumsather.com

Intermediate/Senior Mechanical Technologist/Designer

mcCallumSather is a leading multi-disciplinary firm based in Hamilton, Ontario with a special focus on sustainable design. We provide quality architecture, mechanical and interior design services through an interdisciplinary perspective and an integrated design approach. We work in a dynamic team environment and offer significant opportunities for growth within the firm to those who strive to improve and expand their skills. As an equal opportunity employer, we are an exceptional company and are seeking exceptional people who are intelligent, creative team players looking to work in an amazing city where your contributions can make a difference. Hamilton is a vibrant community, with a growing population of young professionals and exciting arts community. This mix makes it an appealing time to work in this City and be a part of mcCallumSather. Our team is dedicated to continuous learning and having fun.

Mission: Advancing sustainable design intelligence.

Vision Statement: Transforming design to create a more resilient world.

ROLE

The Intermediate/Senior Mechanical Technologist/Designer plays an important role in the design team. Our ideal candidate is a team player with the ability to receive and execute instructions from the Senior Engineer or Project Manager with minimal supervision.  The Intermediate Designer will provide guidance and delegate to the junior engineering staff.

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with and support senior personnel; oversee and direct junior members of the production team
  • Prepare contract drawings, schedules, details and sketches from conceptual design, through to tender and construction
  • Ensure CAD/Revit Standards, Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures are followed during drawing planning and production
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, ASHRAE, NFPA and industry standards
  • Ability to apply prescriptive requirements of mechanical building services engineering codes with minimal supervision provided by senior staff
  • Experience in HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Medical Gases with institutional, healthcare and Lab projects of various size and complexity
  • Work to and meet project timelines; assist in meeting project budgets
  • Coordinate project requirements with all team members
  • Support Construction Administration personnel including field reviews and co-ordination, review and issuance of Change Orders, Clarifications and RFI responses on an occasional or as required basis
  • Co-ordinate project information and work with all internal and/or external disciplines, including but not limited to, architectural, electrical, structural and civil as required

Performance measurement

  • Quality of work meets/exceeds requirements and specifications of the Lead Mechanical Engineer, project architects/engineers and clients
  • Projects are completed on budget and on time
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various levels of people within our firm and within client organizations

Minimum requirements

  • 5 – 10 years of experience in the preparation, drafting, and design of engineering drawings using appropriate standards for HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Medical Gases
  • Possession of a solid understanding of construction protocols and processes and a proven ability to interpret contract documents (drawings and specifications)
  • Well-experienced and knowledgeable with REVIT MEP, AutoCAD and MS Office
  • Ability to use HAP software load calculation and/or E-Quest for modeling
  • Ability to perform complete and detailed site take-off
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks and demonstrate a flexible approach to work assignments
  • Highly motivated individual who works well independently
  • An enthusiastic team player who loves challenges, thrives on hard work and looks forward to sharing in the rewards of corporate and personal success within a team environment
  • Willingness to continue education in industry-related programs
  • Ability to handle stressful situations in an amicable manner
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required

Education / Licensing / Certification

  • College Diploma – Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Technology
  • Drivers License

Additional Preferred Skills and Assets

  • Experience working on LEED projects
  • Preference given to LEED APs / Associates

 

Senior Mechanical Engineer

mcCallumSather is a leading multi-disciplinary firm based in Hamilton, Ontario with a special focus on sustainable design. We provide quality architecture, mechanical and interior design services through an interdisciplinary perspective and an integrated design approach. We work in a dynamic team environment and offer significant opportunities for growth within the firm to those who strive to improve and expand their skills. As an equal opportunity employer, we are an exceptional company and are seeking exceptional people who are intelligent, creative team players looking to work in an amazing city where your contributions can make a difference. Hamilton is a vibrant community, with a growing population of young professionals and exciting arts community. This mix makes it an appealing time to work in this City and be a part of mcCallumSather. Our team is dedicated to continuous learning and having fun.

Mission: Advancing sustainable design intelligence.

Vision Statement: Transforming design to create a more resilient world.

ROLE

Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Lead and Associate, Mary Georgious, the senior mechanical engineer will provide leadership and guidance to the engineering team on a wide range of projects, from residential, health care, post-secondary, commercial, corporate, science & research and municipal. The senior mechanical engineer will work well independently and manage project schedules and budgets, clearly delegate tasks, and provide oversight of the teams assigned to their projects. The successful candidate will work closely with mcCallumSather’s project managers, sub-consultant teams, and directly with clients. This includes client presentations, interviews and active participation in client meetings. It is important the senior mechanical engineer embrace sustainability in all that they do within the firm, understanding the role of energy modelling and building science and will help to drive the firm’s sustainable design leadership both locally and nationally.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work directly with and support senior personnel, and delegate efficiently to the mechanical engineering and production teams involved in their assigned projects
  • Prepare contract documents, schedules, details and sketches from conceptual design, through to tender and construction
  • Ensure CAD/Revit Standards, Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures are followed during drawing, planning and production phases
  • Apply prescriptive requirements of mechanical building services engineering codes
  • Oversee teams to meet project timelines and assist in developing and meeting project budgets
  • Co-ordinate project requirements with all team members
  • Support Construction Administration personnel including field reviews and co-ordination, review and issuance of Change Orders, Clarifications and RFI responses on an occasional or as required basis
  • Co-ordinate project information and work with all internal and/or external disciplines, including but not limited to, architectural, electrical, structural and civil as required
  • Design and selection of HVAC and Hydronic systems
  • Prepare models with the use of HAP software load calculation and/or E-Quest/IES
  • Perform complete and detailed site take-offs
  • Active in client communications, from interviews, presentations and design charrettes
  • Develop and write clear and precise client reports
  • Prepare agendas, client materials and lead client meetings
  • Maintain effective communication with clients, contractors and authorities having jurisdiction
  • Establish and maintain project criteria and communicate it to project teams

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

  • Quality of work meets/exceeds requirements and specifications of the Mechanical Engineering Lead, project architects, project managers, consulting engineers and clients
  • Projects are completed on budget and within the timelines developed
  • Demonstrates the ability to clearly define deliverables, and clearly communicate to internal and external stakeholders in the event of additional scope, scale or significant changes in a project
  • Demonstrates ability to work with various levels of people within mcCallumSather and within client organizations
  • Demonstrates ability to work well with the mechanical engineering team, providing clear direction, mentorship and oversight

SKILL/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITY

  •  7-10 years of experience in a professional services design firm or comparable experience including the preparation, drafting and design of engineering drawings using appropriate standards for HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and medical gases
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience with all phases of design including concept design, design development, working drawings and contract administration
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, ASHRAE, NFPA, and industry standards
  • A highly motivated and enthusiastic team leader who loves challenges, thrives on hard work and looks forward to sharing in the rewards of corporate and personal success within a team environment
  • Strong experience in planning and managing projects, preparation of materials, cost/timing estimates, reporting and producing high-level schematics/specifications
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize multiple tasks and demonstrates a flexible approach to work assignments
  • Willingness to continue education in industry-related programs
  • Proficiency in MS Office including word and excel
  • Solid technical understanding of building systems mainly for Lab, Health care, Institutional and Commercial Buildings
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Clear understanding and application of sustainable design principles
  • Understanding and development of contract agreements

Minimum Requirements – Education / Licensing / Certification

  • Licenced Professional Engineer – PEO
  • LEED Certified AP BD+C or O+M
  • Drivers License

CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Management
  • Business Administration
  • Communication and Public Speaking

mcCallumSather offer remote working opportunities.

Heritage Professional

Hamilton is a vibrant community, with a growing population of young professionals and exciting arts community. This mix makes it an appealing time to work in our City and be a part of mcCallumSather, a growing, integrated design firm with national exposure.

From renovation to new construction, small community initiatives to multi-million dollar, one-of-a-kind projects, mcCallumSather remains relentlessly focused on achieving our clients’ goals guided by a commitment to design excellence and sustainable solutions. Here you have the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of sustainable and net zero design, and precedent setting projects for both public and private sector clients. In addition to the chance to grow and challenge yourself, our team is dedicated to continuous learning and having fun in the process.

Job Description

We are looking for a technologist, intern architect, architect or heritage professional in the Architectural Discipline, experienced in the conservation of historic buildings and sites. Focused on team work, our ideal candidate will be hands on in the development of a full range of heritage focused deliverables including work on site, writing reports and in delivering presentations.

Our heritage studio is quickly expanding, within the context of our firm’s broad range of projects, typologies and client types. Our projects include high profile heritage consultation and architectural conservation for The Tivoli Theatre & Condos, The Westinghouse Headquarters, Huck Glove and several other developments. Additionally, we have worked on notable heritage attractions including Dundurn Castle in Hamilton and McMaster University’s storied Phoenix Pub & Restaurant. Our heritage team is supported by a larger team, providing the new candidate with the opportunity to work on a variety of building typologies and projects of all scope and size.

Qualifications include:

  • REVIT experience preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative suite – Indesign, photoshop, illustrator a bonus
  • CAHP member preferred (Intern or full professional)
  • 4 years minimum of relevant experience in an architecture or related conservation firm
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability working with teams
  • Familiarity with heritage buildings, and knowledge of conservation best practices

Duties include:

  • Lead and/or assist team members in design, contract documents and contract administration roles
    managing a conservation project
  • Technical drawing and detailing for contract document production
  • Coordination of sub consultants
  • Coordination and assembly of reports (Heritage Impact Assessments, Conservation Plans, Urban Design Briefs)
  • Deliver presentations at Public Committees (Public Speaking and visual presentation)
  • Field Review and Project Management skills

Please send your resume, covering letter and portfolio including salary expectations to kiaw@www.mccallumsather.com. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

GROWTH

We continue to grow in several sectors including healthcare, research, education, civic, as well as our rapid expansion into the private sector including multi-unit, high-rise developments, retail and high end single family homes.

Hamilton is a vibrant, growing community. Recently, our city has seen significant growth in the arts and culture community. Its easy access to transit, affordable cost of life and growing dining and entertainment scene is attracting more and more young professionals. It is an exciting place to be and mcCallumSather enjoys its place at the centre of the action.

INTERN PROGRAM

Our intern program is currently closed until January 2021.

We welcome the opportunity to work with young talent and regularly provide work terms for students. If you are interested in joining our team as an intern, please contact us to learn more about the criteria and how to apply.