J.L. Richards & Associates Limited is always seeking to augment its complement of dedicated and experienced professionals, technologists and support staff. Our people are the cornerstone of our success.

We welcome industrious self-starters who enjoy working in a team environment and wish to pursue long term careers in our industry. We offer diverse and challenging work assignments undertaken from a total solution perspective, on the job mentoring and technical exchange with other experienced professionals, commitment to professional standards, workforce stability, competitive remuneration and benefits, ownership opportunities at all levels and some fun.

Ottawa

Assistant Controller Mar 28, 2016

Assistant Controller

J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is a fully integrated, multidisciplinary engineering, architecture and planning firm.  We are 100% employee-owned. Our portfolio is broad, covering institutional, commercial, government, and industrial market sectors. Our firm has designed a wide variety of projects throughout Canada and around the world.

JLR is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Controller in our Ottawa office.

Job Summary:

 Under the direct supervision of the Controller, the Assistant Controller will contribute to the implementation, and continuous monitoring, of financial and accounting processes with the objective of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Accounting Department. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual seeking to grow in the position.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in day-to-day financial and accounting activities at the direction of the Controller.
  • Assist in the completion of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Complete project costing reports in support of Project Managers.
  • Produce financial planning reports for use by Management.
  • Work closely with Project Managers to understand the costs of the work-in-progress and future spending associated with projects.
  • Coordinate internal deadlines with relevant parties to achieve established goals and objectives.
  • Ensure adherence to internal policies, procedures and financial controls.
  • Ensure compliance with legal, tax and other regulatory requirements.

Education & Qualification Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in accounting and/or finance is strongly preferred.
  • Professional accounting designation (CA/CPA, CMA, or CGA) would be an asset.
  • 0 – 2 years of finance and accounting experience.
  • Knowledge of best practices associated with accounting, finance, systems and quality initiatives.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well within a diverse team.
  • Results and deadline-driven.
  • Experience in professional consulting services or engineering industry would be an asset.

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Intermediate/Senior Construction Inspector Jan 17, 2016

Intermediate/Senior Construction Inspector

JLR is currently seeking an Intermediate/Senior Construction Inspector for various land development and municipal projects in the Ottawa area. As an integral part of our Civil Engineering Department, you are a self-starter with a keen interest in learning to improve your abilities and build on your educational and practical experience. This position is a full-time employment opportunity based in our Ottawa office location and under the direction of a Contract Administrator and a Project Engineer/Manager.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Inspect various construction projects in Ottawa and the surrounding area to ensure compliance with contract documents.
  • Interpret requirements and details of contract drawings and specifications.
  • Verify quantities, prepare daily progress reports and maintain written and photographic documentation and records.
  • Participate in construction progress meetings.
  • Liaise with contractors, field staff, owners, members of the public and other stakeholders.
  • Identify and act on contractual or regulatory infractions.
  • Ensure compliance with contract standards/specifications.
  • Resolve construction issues with the assistance of the Contract Administrator/Project Manager.
  • Other contract administration duties as assigned.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Civil or Construction Engineering Technology/Technician diploma.
  • Related OACETT designation required (i.e. C.E.T., C.Tech.).
  • RCSI and/or RCCA designation(s) would be considered an asset.
  • Minimum 5+ years of directly relevant experience in construction and inspection activities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of standard engineering and construction principles, practices and techniques.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction inspection and management principles, practices and techniques.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction products, materials and equipment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and regulations for construction projects.
  • Knowledge of Ontario Provincial Standard Specifications.
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings and specifications.
  • Experience in construction inspection ensuring contractor’s compliance with the requirements of the contract documents and specifications.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and interpersonal.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, observational and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required.
  • AutoCAD experience would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, both independently and in a team environment.
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle with valid registration and insurance.

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Electrical Engineer Jan 17, 2016

Electrical Engineer

JLR is seeking an Electrical Engineer for its Ottawa office with a minimum of six to nine years of related experience since graduating from an accredited engineering program.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Concept design, design development, internal coordination, peer review, contract administration and commissioning during construction of industrial and commercial projects.
  • Carrying out and directing visits to client sites and construction sites, and reporting on observations.
  • Assisting Project Managers with project execution.
  • Participating in the preparation of proposals and budget estimates.
  • Coordinating with other engineering disciplines and architects on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Mentoring junior electrical staff.
  • Travelling between JLR offices from time to time to meet the needs of various projects and/or for training purposes.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Related Electrical Engineering experience in commercial and industrial buildings designing normal and emergency power distribution, communication, life safety, and lighting systems.
  • Must have a degree in Electrical Engineering and hold a valid license to practice engineering in the Province of Ontario with a minimum of six to nine years of related experience since graduating from an accredited program (or two to five years since being licensed in Ontario).
  • Experience in instrumentation and control would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent analytic, oral, and written communication skills. Bilingualism would be considered an asset.
  • Highly self-motivated and a self-starter.
  • Ability to work in teams consisting of people with varying backgrounds.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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Civil/Municipal Engineer Jan 17, 2016

Civil/Municipal Engineer

JLR is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Intermediate Civil/Municipal Engineer with 4 to 8 years of related experience. The successful candidate will work in our Ottawa office on municipal infrastructure rehabilitation type projects.

 Responsibilities will include:

  • Engineering design, project management and contract administration related to municipal projects, including roads, watermains, sanitary and storm sewer systems.
  • Carrying out visits to construction sites and reporting on observations.
  • Assisting Senior Civil Engineers with project execution, including design and report writing.
  • Preparation of proposals and budget estimates.
  • Coordinating with other engineering disciplines on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Supervising Engineers-in-Training and technologists.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Must have a degree in Civil Engineering with an Ontario P. Eng. designation (or eligibility to receive it in the following year).
  • 4 to 8 years of related Civil/Municipal Engineering experience.
  • Well-developed computer and analytical skills.
  • Effective communication both orally and in written form.
  • Highly self-motivated and a self-starter.
  • Ability to work in teams consisting of people with varying backgrounds.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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Proposal Writer Jan 6, 2016

Proposal Writer

JLR is seeking a Proposal Writer who will bring expertise to the writing, editing and coordinating of proposal content.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop clear and concise documentation in support of project proposals.
  • Edit and review content with meticulous attention to grammar, punctuation, style, tone and consistency.
  • Collaborate with in-house graphic design team.
  • Multi-task, establish priorities and coordinate a schedule for researching, drafting, revising and submitting proposals.
  • Evaluate the approach, processes and coordination of delivery schedules to improve results; keep up-to-date on the technology and methods of proposal delivery.
  • Provide updates on the submission process and target deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in communications, English, business, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in proposal development and/or professional business writing.
  • Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills; ability to craft language that is persuasive, accurate and polished.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to collaborate with all levels of the proposal team (project managers, graphic designers, subject matter experts) and provide constructive feedback.
  • Excellent interpersonal and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to foster collegiality and guide the proposal team toward deadlines and goals.
  • Experience in, and knowledge of, design and construction industry is a strong asset.
  • Bilingualism is an asset (English/French).
  • Graphic design skills and experience with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign is an asset.

Application Instructions: Please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your skills, qualifications and the specific experiences that make you an ideal candidate for the position.

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Mechanical Technologist – Building Systems Dec 8, 2015

Mechanical Technologist – Building Systems

J.L. Richards & Associates Limited has an opportunity in both our Guelph and Ottawa offices for a motivated, initiative-driven Mechanical Technologist with at least 7 to 10 years of HVAC design experience in both the commercial and light industrial sectors. The successful candidate must be skilled with design and drafting using AutoCad & Revit. This is an opportunity to be part of a progressive team of employee-owners working together with our clients as partners, to realize respective goals on a variety of projects and challenges.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working directly with engineers and other technologists across all of JLR’s offices as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary Project Team.
  • Applying fundamentals and engineering tools to design piping, ductwork and related systems.
  • Completing site work and assisting with contract administration during construction.
  • Preparing mechanical bid and construction drawings and documents for commercial, institutional and industrial building projects.
  • Assisting engineers and other technologists with project execution during all project phases.
  • Coordinating with other engineering disciplines, architects and sub-consultants on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Communicating effectively with clients, contractors, and other project stakeholders.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Mechanical Technology Diploma from a recognized post-secondary school.
  • Eligibility for OACETT designation.
  • Sound understanding of engineering fundamentals to resolve new challenges.
  • Proficiency in the current versions of AutoCAD/ Revit.
  • Knowledge of 3D Piping design software would be an asset.
  • Good understanding of drafting principals and standards.
  • Familiarity with the design methodology of mechanical building systems, including layout of piping and ductwork.
  • Applied knowledge of the following standards and design guidelines: ASHRAE, SMACNA, ACGIH, NFPA, OBC, NBC.
  • Excellent analytic, oral, and written communication skills. Bilingualism (English/French) would be considered an asset.
  • Driven self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment.

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Sudbury

Desktop Support Technician Dec 9, 2015

Desktop Support Technician

J.L. Richards & Associates Limited has an opportunity in our Sudbury office for a Desktop Support Technician.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working with end-users to develop an understanding of the needs and uses of their PCs, including hardware, software and printers.
  • Analyzing and diagnosing problems reported by end-users.
  • Installing PC hardware and software.
  • Evaluating the condition of IT equipment and distributing as required.
  • Ability to travel from time to time as required.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education and/or coursework in computers.
  • Well-developed technical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a team environment.
  • Ability to respond to enquiries in a timely manner.
  • Effective communication both orally and in written form. French language proficiency would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; desire to work in a collaborative environment and provide technical support at all levels of the organization.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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Guelph

Architect Apr 26, 2016

Architect

J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is a fully integrated, multidisciplinary consulting services company encompassing architecture, all major engineering disciplines, and land use planning. We are 100% employee-owned. Our portfolio is broad, covering institutional, commercial, government, and industrial market sectors. Our firm has designed a wide variety of projects throughout Canada and around the world.

JLR’s Guelph office is seeking a candidate that is registered as an Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Carrying out visits to construction sites and reporting on observations.
  • Preparing proposals and budget estimates.
  • Working with senior staff to assist in developing and expanding the firm’s architectural practice in southwestern Ontario.
  • Undertaking business-development activities to secure assignments in southwestern Ontario.
  • Promoting and marketing the firm to existing and prospective clients.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • 5 – 10 years of experience working within an architect’s office.
  • Proficient in Auto CAD 2014, Revit, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (English is a must, and French is advantageous).
  • Self-motivated and ambitious with the ability to work independently.
  • Organized with the ability to manage time, deliverables, budgets, and personnel.
  • Possess a full understanding of building science, construction materials, construction methods, and architectural detailing.
  • Ability to manage the production and delivery of construction documents.
  • Work and communicate effectively with clients.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and manage a project team made up of architects, engineers, and planners.

We request that only candidates with the qualifications listed above respond to this opportunity. We look forward to and appreciate your submissions but regret that we will only be able to contact candidates selected for an interview.

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Intermediate/Senior Municipal Engineer Feb 27, 2016

Intermediate/Senior Municipal Engineer

JLR’s Guelph office is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Intermediate/Senior Municipal Engineer with 6 to 10 years of related experience. The successful candidate is a recognized leader with progressive, relevant experience in delivering municipal infrastructure projects in southwestern Ontario.  We are looking for an individual with the talent to build meaningful, long-term client relationships who will want to grow into a leadership role in the firm by being a passionate advocate of the company’s vision to expand our municipal infrastructure practice in southwestern Ontario.

 Responsibilities will include:

  • Engineering design, project management and contract administration related to municipal projects, including roads, watermains, sanitary and storm sewer systems.
  • Carrying out visits to construction sites and reporting on observations.
  • Preparing proposals and budget estimates.
  • Coordinating with other engineering disciplines on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Supervising Engineers-in-Training and technologists.
  • Undertaking business-development activities to secure assignments in southwestern Ontario
  • Promoting and marketing the firm to existing and prospective clients
  • Working with senior staff to assist in developing and expanding the firm’s municipal engineering practice in southwestern Ontario

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • A degree in Civil Engineering with an Ontario P. Eng. Designation.
  • 6 to 10 years of related Civil/Municipal Engineering experience.
  • Experience writing proposals and networking to secure assignments.
  • Well-developed computer and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and a self-starter.
  • Ability to work in teams consisting of people with varying backgrounds.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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Mechanical Technologist – Building Systems Dec 8, 2015

Mechanical Technologist – Building Systems

J.L. Richards & Associates Limited has an opportunity in both our Guelph and Ottawa offices for a motivated, initiative-driven Mechanical Technologist with at least 7 to 10 years of HVAC design experience in both the commercial and light industrial sectors. The successful candidate must be skilled with design and drafting using AutoCad & Revit. This is an opportunity to be part of a progressive team of employee-owners working together with our clients as partners, to realize respective goals on a variety of projects and challenges.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working directly with engineers and other technologists across all of JLR’s offices as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary Project Team.
  • Applying fundamentals and engineering tools to design piping, ductwork and related systems.
  • Completing site work and assisting with contract administration during construction.
  • Preparing mechanical bid and construction drawings and documents for commercial, institutional and industrial building projects.
  • Assisting engineers and other technologists with project execution during all project phases.
  • Coordinating with other engineering disciplines, architects and sub-consultants on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Communicating effectively with clients, contractors, and other project stakeholders.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Mechanical Technology Diploma from a recognized post-secondary school.
  • Eligibility for OACETT designation.
  • Sound understanding of engineering fundamentals to resolve new challenges.
  • Proficiency in the current versions of AutoCAD/ Revit.
  • Knowledge of 3D Piping design software would be an asset.
  • Good understanding of drafting principals and standards.
  • Familiarity with the design methodology of mechanical building systems, including layout of piping and ductwork.
  • Applied knowledge of the following standards and design guidelines: ASHRAE, SMACNA, ACGIH, NFPA, OBC, NBC.
  • Excellent analytic, oral, and written communication skills. Bilingualism (English/French) would be considered an asset.
  • Driven self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment.

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Mechanical Engineer – Building Systems Dec 8, 2015

Mechanical Engineer – Building Systems

J.L. Richards & Associates Limited has an exciting opportunity in our Guelph office for a self-motivated, initiative-driven Mechanical Engineer with at least 10 years of experience in the commercial, institutional and/or industrial sectors. Be part of a team of employee-owners working together to grow our local office by servicing existing clients and developing new business opportunities.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working directly with engineers, architects, technologists and specialist sub-consultants across all of JLR’s offices as an integrated, multidisciplinary Project Team.
  • Engineering design, project management and contract administration to meet each client’s specific needs from concept to completion.
  • Applying engineering fundamentals including the application and verification of related software tools.
  • Liaising with designers to optimize general arrangements, equipment selection, piping, and ductwork layouts.
  • Assisting in expanding our local client base.
  • Participating in the preparation of proposals and the development of estimates for engineering services.
  • Mentoring designers and junior engineers.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree and current member of PEO.
  • Related experience in the design of building systems including HVAC, fire protection and plumbing, in accordance with current codes and standards.
  • Knowledge of energy modelling and green initiatives is considered an asset.
  • Proven ability to apply engineering fundamentals to resolve new challenges.
  • Proven ability to work with clients and contractors as partners to achieve goals and resolve conflicts.
  • Effective communication both orally and in written form; ability to communicate in both English and French is considered an asset.
  • Project management and business development experience is an asset.
  • Driven self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment with people of varied backgrounds.
  • Experience with industrial ventilation is considered an asset.

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