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

Project Architect – Healthcare/Science & Research

mcCallumSather’s purpose is clear – the design of a more resilient world through the advancement of sustainable design intelligence.

We are looking for a project architect who shares our passion for sustainability, and equally excited about the chance to resolve complex programming and highly technical designs for our healthcare, science and research clients.  Located in Hamilton, Buffalo and Kincardine, each offer a unique and thriving mix of health and research eco-systems centered on everything from life sciences to advanced manufacturing. We are active on more than 10 post-secondary and five hospital campuses, and actively working with several private sector research firms. Our clients enjoy working with us because we are as nerdy as them about the science behind these facilities, eager to learn and ask questions, able to translate that into beautiful, responsive, sustainable environments, and we like to have fun in the process!  Our staff enjoy working with this energetic and creative team, in a firm where you have the chance to forge your own career path and an entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged.

If you believe you are a creative team player, have 7+ years of experience, looking to work in cities where your contributions can make a difference please submit your cover letter, resume and portfolio for consideration. We thank everyone for your interest in our firm, however at this time we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Please submit your materials to: danm@mccallumsather.com.

Mission: Advancing Sustainable Design Intelligence

Vision: Transforming Design To Create a More Resilient World

 

Project Architect – Mid-Rise/High-Rise Residential

mcCallumSather’s purpose is clear – the design of a more resilient world through the advancement of sustainable design intelligence.

We are looking for a project architect who shares our passion for sustainability, and equally excited about multi-unit residential design, both mid and high rise.  Located in Hamilton, Buffalo and Kincardine, this is an exciting time for the housing-market and we are in the middle of it all. With a wide range of residential clients, we are well known for thoughtful feasibility studies tied to real business outcomes, and designs that meaningfully enhance the communities in which they are set. Our clients enjoy working with us because of our strengths as a multi-disciplinary and integrated team, proven experience working with authorities, creative designs tailored to their target markets, and we like to have fun in the process!  Our staff enjoy working with this energetic and creative team, in a firm where you have the chance to forge your own career path and an entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged.

If you believe you are a creative team player and have 7+ years of experience, looking to work in cities where your contributions can make a difference, please submit your cover letter, resume and portfolio for consideration. We thank everyone for your interest in our firm, however at this time we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Please submit your materials to: danm@mccallumsather.com.

Mission: Advancing Sustainable Design Intelligence

Vision: Transforming Design To Create a More Resilient World

BIM Manager

mcCallumSather’s purpose is clear – the design of a more resilient world through the advancement of sustainable design intelligence. Located in Hamilton, Buffalo and Kincardine, we provide our clients with architecture, mechanical and interior design services with specialties in laboratory design, heritage conservation, LEED and Net Zero Facilitation and mix of public and private clients across sectors.

As an equal opportunity employer, we 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: Transforming design to create a more resilient world

ROLE

We are looking for a talented technical expert who shares our deep commitment to sustainable design and who will leverage the capabilities of building information modeling toward achieving higher sustainable and energy performance.

The role requires both technical and management skills, knowledge of architecture, building elements, building details, specifications and construction methodology. The BIM Manager will maintain and enhance the firm’s established standards of model generation, detailing and coordination across all disciplines using Revit Autodesk software. The BIM Manager will be capable of understanding and mapping the whole process and content of design; coordinating the disciplines and modelers; all intertwined with the process of construction. It is a key consideration to understand how the parts fit together and bring integrity to the design disciplines. Interest and knowledge of integrated simulation and performance tools are desired.

The BIM Manager will manage and delegate tasks for standards management, content/template creation and be responsible for the quality control of model creation. The BIM Manager reports to the project managers and project architects and is responsible for ensuring project teams are provided with the proper support to develop well resolved BIM/Revit documentation. This includes ensuring we adhere to spatial and detail coordination and reflect documentation standards based on company protocols. For firm wide initiatives, training and quality assurance, the BIM Manager reports directly to the Managing Principal, Operations. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible to provide training and support to our Revit Team on standards, software upgrades and to host regular Revit sessions to cultivate the skillset of the team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-initiated architect or senior technologist with BIM/REVIT credentials who wishes to lead the enthusiastic and talented design and technology team.

SKILL REQUIREMENT

  • Detailed understanding of architecture, design and the construction process
  • Extensive knowledge of building materials, systems and details
  • Extensive experience with the production of contract documents
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage others in open dialogue in a positive
  • and learning manner
  • Strong proficiency with Autodesk software such Navisworks and AutoCAD
  • Excellent aptitude in and knowledge of Work Sharing and Work Sets
  • Ability to review and manage multiple models/projects
  • Ability to lead in the creation and modification of and Revit Families
  • Solid technical understanding of Revit MEP (Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing)
  • Experience working with Cloud Collaboration such as BIM360 an asset
  • Experience in task automation (Dynamo, Macros) an asset
  • A willingness to work in a team environment and take a very active role in fostering a positive learning environment and providing informative feedback

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist project teams with BIM project execution planning at project kickoff and project milestones
  • Advise and help define Level of Development/Detail for deliverables
  • Ability to work with project managers and lead the BIM process for technical teams
  • Continuous review and update of REVIT Standards
  • Development of tutorials and protocols for Revit users and new hires
  • Design and deliver educational offerings ranging from essentials to advanced use of REVIT
  • Draft, negotiate and execute BIM Execution Plans
  • Maintain standard view templates, starter files and project templates
  • Research and implementation of new programs and add-ons that would assist in the productivity of the team
  • Management of the Autodesk account – advising the team of program updates including training sessions on significant updates
  • Work with our IT Partner to ensure software updates are installed, licenses current and any performance issues related to the Autodesk platform are mitigated.
  • Model building including some of the following;
    • Locating a model using real world coordinates
    • Working in project phases
    • Setting up grids, sheet sets, views
    • Document and revision control
    • Creating necessary annotation and descriptions for tagging
    • Model coordination using Navisworks
  • Leverage data collection and query for purposes of design intelligence, optimization, automation and simulation
  • Perform regular model audits

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

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

  • BIM (Revit)
  • Navis Works
  • Understanding of BIM360
  • AutoCAD
  • Bluebeam
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • Clarity
  • Hive
  • Strong technical knowledge of Sketchup, Rhino, Grasshopper and other Design Applications for whole design process and workflow integration.

PREFERRED SECTOR EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with healthcare, research labs, post-secondary institutions, municipal facilities, transit
  • and operational facilities, multi-unit residential, heritage, feasibility studies, master planning,
  • functional programming all considered an asset
  • Clear understanding of sustainable design principles
  • Extensive experience working on renovations
  • Strong experience working on new construction, heritage and LEED projects

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES

  • 5 years of experience as a BIM/Revit Manager in the architectural field on construction projects
  • 7 to 10 years working with Revit with recognized REVIT Certification
  • Substantial experience with construction and related knowledge of constructability and construction processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly motivated individual who works independently
  • Ability to handle stressful situations in a calm and amicable manner
  • Confident in troubleshooting

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – EDUCATION / LICENSING / CERTIFICATION

  • Diploma / Degree in Architecture from an accredited post-secondary institution or
  • Diploma in Architectural Technology
  • Eligibility for licensing or certification in the following: OAA, OAAA, PEO, AATO

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS

  • Quality of work meets or exceeds requirements and specifications of Principals, project architects and clients
  • Demonstrated improvement in the quality, completeness and coordination of Revit Documents in both design and construction documents
  • Evidence of fostering a positive team learning environment while enhancing production quality and efficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various levels of people within the different divisions of mcCallumSather
  • Demonstrates knowledge of industry best-practice and the evolving BIM landscape within professional practice

We thank everyone who is interested, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Please send resumes and cover letter to danm@mccallumsather.com before July 1, 2021.

Intermediate Mechanical Designer  

 

Posting Date: April 29, 2021

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 can 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

Playing an important part in the engineering design team, the Intermediate Mechanical Designer is a team player with the ability to receive and execute instructions from the Senior Engineer or Project Manager with minimal supervision.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work directly with and support Senior personnel along with overseeing and directing junior members of the production team.
  • Assist in the engineering design of and prepare contract drawings, schedules, details and sketches from conceptual design, through to tender and construction
  • Ensure CAD/Revit BIM MEP 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
  • Experience in HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Medical gases with institutional, healthcare, and civic projects at a variety of scales
  • Work to and 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, RFI responses, and shop drawing review 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 MEASUREMENTS

  • 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 with mcCallumSather and within client organizations.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES

  • 2-5 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, AutoCAD, HAP and MS Office programs
  • 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 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 with 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 are required

Minimum Requirements – Education / Licensing / Certification

  • College Diploma – Mechanical Engineering Technologist or Equivalent
  • Drivers License

Additional Preferred Skills and Assets

  • Experience working in Laboratory or Health Care sectors
  • Experience working on LEED projects
  • Preference given to LEED APs / Green Associates

This opportunity will be active for a period of 1 month. Only candidates who will be interviewed will be contacted.
Please submit resumes to danm@mccallumsather.com

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.