Senior Architect

J.L. Richards & Associates

Ontario, Canada Remote Able to work from Ottawa, Kingston, Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay or Guelph regions

Full time

Private Sector

Aug 17

Senior Architect


J. L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. JLR provides high-quality architecture, engineering, planning, and project management services to private and public clients. With offices across Ontario, all staffed with a diverse team of professionals, JLR stands out in the industry due to our unique collaborative approach.

To support our recent and ongoing growth, JLR’s team is looking to add Senior Architects to augment and round out our Architectural Group. We’re looking for talented and creative people to support both business development and design activities and proven or emerging leaders to develop and manage our clients and projects.

The ideal candidate will be a licensed architect (OAA) with at least fifteen years of diverse project experience and possess a demonstrated passion for excellence in architecture and design. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to manage and synthesize projects, organization, excellent knowledge of the Ontario Building Code (Part 3), proficiency with the CCDC 2 2020, strong understanding of building envelope systems and multi-task in a busy office are key attributes.

At JLR, candidates can expect to join a creative, tight-knit, and mentorship-focused community with significant opportunities for driven people with tenacity and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our organization is made up of diverse employee-owners with specialized expertise in a wide range of disciplines.

Your Role

Let’s talk about how your skills, experience, goals, and passions can find a home at JLR. Your role will include:

  • Lead projects and design teams.
  • Work alongside the Chief Architect and JLR leadership group to drive projects forward.
  • Collaborate with team members as part of an integrated project team, including execution, design, and reporting.
  • Engage through all project stages, from the definition, through planning, design, and construction, using your demonstrated abilities to recognize opportunities, understand client needs and manage and deliver projects.
  • Architectural design and contract administration related to a variety of commercial, institutional, and industrial construction projects.
  • Liaise with clients, engagement and leadership business and client development activities.
  • Participate in the preparation of proposals, reports, specifications, contract documents and budget estimates.
  • As required, travel between JLR offices across Ontario and Canada to meet the needs of various projects and/or training purposes.

Why Join Us?

We live, work, breathe, sleep, and thrive in the communities we build. We’re growing our presence in southwestern Ontario and all along the Great lakes. We’re proud of our reputation and longevity in the National Capital and Kingston regions, and we love Northern Ontario and the glorious bounty of the natural world. You should also know that:

  • We’re 100% employee-owned with share ownership opportunities at all levels.
  • We offer opportunities to become an Associate level member and earn even greater rewards.
  • Work-life balance is strongly encouraged, including flexibility with work hours and remote working.
  • We offer stable, long-term employment with opportunities for advancement based on merit, skill, initiative, and an “open-door” policy where communication is strongly encouraged.
  • We foster a friendly, welcoming, and team-oriented atmosphere that encourages innovation and collaboration – we have an established depth of technical and support resources that can efficiently and effectively deliver small and large multi-disciplinary projects.
  • We provide a flexible career direction with opportunities to choose your own path and interesting and exciting assignments ranging in size and type.
  • We provide competitive salaries, reviewed annually.
  • Health & dental benefits and RRSP/DPSP programs are offered immediately.
  • Our merit-and-profit bonus program is our key to recognizing performance.
  • Extracurricular social events are provided so we can all have some fun along the way (annual “prom,” golf tournaments, sports teams, department lunches, summer BBQs, and much more).

Want to get more insight before you apply? Have an informal chat with Stephanie Campbell, OAA Senior Architect, to learn more about our Architectural team, or Julie Duhaime, OAA., Associate and Senior Architect, to learn more about our Northern Offices.

Interested in our Architectural projects? Check out the award-winning LEED Platinum Vale Living with Lakes Centre project for Laurentian University ; or the new Field Crop Services Building we designed for the University of Guelph Ontario Agricultural College.

Application Instructions:

Ready? Send us a cover letter, resume and portfolio outlining your skills, qualifications, and the specific experiences that make you an ideal candidate for the position by emailing

JLR welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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