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.

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Electrical Engineering Intern May 17, 2017

Electrical Engineering Intern

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 an Electrical Engineering Intern for its Ottawa office with up to four years of related experience since graduating from an accredited engineering program.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Working directly with electrical engineers and technologists as part of an integrated multidisciplinary Project Team at all stages from concept design to final commissioning;
  • Applying fundamentals and engineering tools to design normal and emergency power distribution, communication, life safety, lighting, instrumentation and control systems;
  • Preparing electrical bid and construction drawings and documents for industrial and commercial projects;
  • Assisting engineers and technologists with project execution during all project phases;
  • Coordinating with other engineering disciplines, architects and subconsultants on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Communicating with clients, contractors, and other project stakeholders; and
  • Travelling between JLR offices from time to time to meet the needs of various projects and/or for training purposes.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have a degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited program;
  • Sound understanding of engineering fundamentals to resolve new challenges;
  • Related Electrical Engineering experience in commercial and industrial buildings is considered an asset;
  • Proficiency in the current versions of AutoCAD and/or Revit software is considered an asset;
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables and to monitor project tasks;
  • 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 technical backgrounds; and
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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Architect May 1, 2017

Architect

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’s Ottawa office is seeking a candidate that is registered as an Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects.  The successful candidate will be a team member responsible for development and production oversight of architectural projects.  They will become involved in client development and promoting the firm to prospective clients.

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.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing proposals and budget estimates;
  • Developing articulate design narratives and project presentations in written form;
  • Managing and working within multidisciplinary production teams in the delivery of construction documents; and
  • Understanding applicable building codes.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Licensed Architect in the province of Ontario;
  • Minimum 5 years licensed work experience with a portfolio demonstrating built work with a significant authorship role;
  • Involvement and network within the design community;
  • Proficient with digital software in the process of design, including REVIT, AutoCad, Adobe Suite, Sketchup, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.;
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Bilingualism (English / French) would be considered an asset. 

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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Civil/Municipal Engineer May 1, 2017

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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Document/Project Controller Apr 25, 2017

Document/Project 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’s Ottawa office is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Document/Project Controller. We are seeking a candidate that is looking to grow and enhance their skill set as the needs of our document / project controls group evolve.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team to manage the flow of engineering deliverables to and from our clients. They will also be responsible for assisting Project Managers with tracking budgets and schedules for ongoing projects and ensuring that established quality control processes are being followed for submissions. The successful candidate will be one that is highly organized with a keen attention to detail and the ability to complete tasks efficiently within tight timelines.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and track incoming and outgoing project communications;
  • Coordinate with Project Managers to track project schedules, as well as being responsible for the submission of deliverables;
  • Coordinate with Project Managers and Accounting to track project costs and invoices;
  • Conduct quality assurance checks on outgoing submissions;
  • Review proposals, reports, specifications, and other engineering documents to ensure adherence to quality and document standards;
  • Edit and review content with careful attention to grammar, punctuation, style, tone, and consistency; and
  • Perform administrative office duties as needed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in communications, English, business or a related field;
  • Experience in a similar role is considered an asset;
  • Attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills are paramount for this position;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize while working in a fast paced, high-pressure environment;
  • Ability to work well and coordinate with all project team members as well as being a self-starter requiring minimal oversight;
  • Advanced writing, editing and proofreading skills;
  • Ability to draft technical language that is accurate and polished;
  • Strong/advanced level proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required; VBA and Microsoft Project knowledge is an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal and multi-tasking skills;
  • Experience in, and knowledge of, the engineering and construction industry is a strong asset;
  • Willing to take on new challenges and learn new skills and processes; and
  • Bilingualism is an asset (English/French).

 

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Mechanical Technologist Apr 18, 2017

Mechanical Technologist

J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is a 100% employee-owned, fully integrated, multidisciplinary engineering, architecture and planning firm.   Our portfolio is broad, covering institutional, commercial, government, and industrial market sectors; as such we have designed a wide variety of projects throughout Canada and around the world.  We can offer exciting project opportunities and challenges as part of a progressive team of employee-owners, working together with our clients as partners to realize respective goals.

JLR currently has an opportunity for a self-motivated, initiative-driven Mechanical Technologist with 10-15 years of mechanical design experience related to building systems in the commercial, institutional, and industrial markets.  The ideal candidate will be skilled in mechanical building system design, adept at preparing design drawings using AutoCad and Revit, able to mentor junior to intermediate staff, and relish in the opportunity to find solutions to design challenges.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with a design team across all of JLR’s offices as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary project team;
  • Apply fundamentals and engineering tools to design piping, ductwork and related systems;
  • Complete site work and assist with contract administration during construction;
  • Prepare mechanical bid and construction drawings and documents;
  • Assist with project execution during all project phases;
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines, architects and sub-consultants on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Communicate effectively with clients, contractors, and other project stakeholders; and
  • Mentor junior and intermediate technologists, and EITs.

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Mechanical Technology diploma from a recognized post-secondary school;
  • OACETT designation or eligibility for designation;
  • Sound understanding of engineering fundamentals to resolve new challenges;
  • Proficient in the current versions of AutoCAD and Revit;
  • Good understanding of drafting principals and standards;
  • Knowledgeable with the design methodology of mechanical building systems, including layout of piping and ductwork;
  • Applied knowledge of the following standards and design guidelines as a minimum: 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; and
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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Sudbury

Intermediate/Senior Civil Engineer Jun 16, 2017

Intermediate/Senior Civil Engineer

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’s Sudbury office is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Intermediate/Senior Civil Engineer with 6 – 10 years of related experience. The successful candidate is a recognized leader with progressive, relevant experience in delivering municipal infrastructure projects in Northern 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 Northern Ontario.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • 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 Northern Ontario;
  • Promoting and marketing the firm to existing and prospective clients; and
  • Working with senior staff to assist in developing and expanding the firm’s municipal engineering practice in Northern Ontario.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A degree in Civil Engineering with an Ontario P. Eng. designation;
  • 6 – 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;
  • Fluent in English and French would be considered an asset;
  • Highly self-motivated and a self-starter;
  • Ability to work in teams consisting of people with varying backgrounds; and
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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Mechanical Engineer – Industrial and Mining Systems May 17, 2017

Mechanical Engineer – Industrial and Mining Systems

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 has an opportunity in our Timmins and Sudbury offices for a self-motivated, initiative-driven Mechanical Engineer with at least 10 to 15 years of experience in the industrial and mining sector. The ideal candidate will have sound technical knowledge and experience for a range of related subject matter, proven project management experience, and personal interest in the growth and prosperity of Northern Ontario. Join our team of employee-owners working together with our clients as partners, to realize respective goals on a variety of projects and challenges.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Working directly with engineers, 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;
  • Assisting senior staff with client relations and business development;
  • Working with junior and intermediate staff in the application of engineering fundamentals including application and verification of related software tools;
  • Carrying out, directing, and reporting on visits to client and construction sites;
  • Liaising with designers to optimize general arrangements, equipment selection, piping, and ductwork layouts;
  • Participating in the preparation of proposals for engineering services;
  • Identifying and responding to client needs and regulatory requirements; and
  • Mentoring designers and junior/intermediate engineers.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree from an accredited institution and current membership in PEO;
  • Extensive experience with mechanical design, industrial systems and equipment, industrial ventilation and cooling, ducting and equipment,  process piping, utility piping, gas piping, mine dewatering systems and pumping systems;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated mentoring ability;
  • Project management and business development experience is considered an asset; and
  • Driven self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment with people of varied backgrounds.

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Civil / Environmental Technologist May 17, 2017

Civil / Environmental Technologist

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 Civil / Environmental Technologist in our Sudbury office.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Participating in preliminary and final design of municipal and mining/industrial projects, including water and wastewater treatment and conveyance systems, watermains, sanitary and storm sewer systems;
  • Assisting with completion of Class Environmental Assessments and other studies for municipal infrastructure;
  • Carrying out visits to construction sites and work sites and reporting on observations;
  • Assisting Civil and Environmental Engineers with project execution;
  • Participating in the preparation of proposals, reports, specifications, and budget estimates;
  • Coordinating with architectural and other engineering disciplines on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Communicating with clients, contractors, and other project stakeholders; and
  • Travelling between JLR offices for training purposes and to meet the needs of various projects.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Civil or Environmental Technology Diploma from a recognized post-secondary school;
  • OACETT designation or eligibility for designation as a C.E.T.;
  • Proficiency in the current versions of AutoCAD and Civil 3D;
  • Proficiency in the current version of Microstation would be considered an asset;
  • Minimum 2 years of directly relevant design experience and related experience in construction and inspection activities;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Project) would be considered an asset;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of standard engineering and construction principles, practices and techniques;
  • Knowledge of Ontario Provincial Standard Specifications (OPSS) and Ontario Provincial Standard Drawings (OPSD);
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and interpersonal;
  • Strong organizational, administrative, observational and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail;
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables and to monitor project tasks;
  • Driven self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment;
  • Willingness to travel for project assignments and training opportunities as required; and
  • Valid driver’s license.

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Accounting Clerk May 17, 2017

Accounting Clerk

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’s Sudbury office is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Accounting Clerk with a minimum of 2 years of related experience.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating and issuing invoices, and updating customer files;
  • Review all employee expense reports to ensure accuracy and completeness;
  • Examine all expenditures within expense reports and ensure they are in compliance with corporate policy; and
  • Assist in ensuring adherence to all corporate policies, procedures and financial controls.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in accounting or finance;
  • 2 years of experience in financial accounting;
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Proficiency with accounting software such as Deltek Vision would be a strong asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to collaborate in a team-oriented environment;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and function effectively in a busy environment;
  • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines;/li>
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Integrity and discretion to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive data;
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized;
  • Willing to take on new challenges and learn new processes;
  • Valid Driver’s Licence;
  • Experience in staff supervision is an asset; and
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset.

 

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Technologist May 10, 2017

Technologist

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 has an opportunity for a self-motivated, initiative-driven Technologist, preferably with 1 – 3 years of mechanical design experience. 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.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Work directly with engineers and other technologists as part of an integrated multidisciplinary Project Team to develop system design, general arrangements, and select equipment;
  • Apply fundamentals and engineering tools to design piping and ductwork systems;
  • Prepare mechanical bid and construction drawings and documents for industrial, process, and specialized commercial projects;
  • Assist engineers and other technologists with project execution during all project phases;
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines, architects, and sub-consultants on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Communicate with clients, contractors, and other project stakeholders; and 

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Mechanical Technology or related diploma from a recognized post-secondary school;
  • OACETT designation or eligibility for designation;
  • Sound understanding of engineering and architectural fundamentals to resolve new challenges;
  • Proficiency in the current versions of AutoCAD/ Revit;
  • Familiarity with design methods and standards for piping and ductwork;
  • Good understanding of drafting principals and standards;
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables and to monitor project tasks;
  • 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; and
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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

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Structural Engineer May 10, 2017

Structural Engineer

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’s Sudbury office is seeking a Structural Engineer with a minimum of 6 to 9 years of related experience since graduating from an accredited engineering program.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design, internal coordination, project management and contract administration during construction of industrial, institutional, and commercial projects, from concept to completion of construction;
  • Carry out and direct site visits during the design and construction phases of the project and report on observations;
  • Assist Project Managers with project execution;
  • Participate in the preparation of proposals and budget estimates;
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines and architects on multidisciplinary projects; and
  • Travel between JLR offices from time to time to meet the needs of various projects and/or for training purposes.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have a degree in Structural Engineering and hold a valid license to practice engineering in the Province of Ontario with a minimum of 6 to 9 years of related experience since graduating from an accredited program (or 2 to 5 years since being licensed in Ontario);
  • Related Structural Engineering experience in the design of steel, concrete, wood and masonry structural systems in accordance with current codes and standards;
  • Project management experience is considered an asset;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form;
  • Highly self-motivated and a self-starter;
  • Ability to work in teams consisting of people with varying backgrounds; and
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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Structural Technologist May 10, 2017

Structural Technologist

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 Structural Technologist in our Sudbury office.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Participating in the production of construction documents for structural projects for industrial, commercial, and institutional clients;
  • Assisting structural engineers and other technologists with project execution during all project phases;
  • Coordinating with the architectural department, as well as other engineering departments on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Communicating with clients, contractors, and other project stakeholders; and
  • Travelling between JLR offices for training purposes and to meet the needs of various projects.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Civil, Structural, or Architectural Technology Diploma from a recognized post-secondary school;
  • OACETT designation or eligibility for designation as a C.E.T.;
  • Proficiency in the current versions of AutoCAD and Revit;
  • Proficiency in the current version of Microstation would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of building codes, building materials (reinforced concrete and structural steel, in particular), and construction techniques;
  • Familiarity with the design methodology of structures such as foundations, buildings, bridges, and heavy equipment support structures;
  • Sound understanding of drafting principles and standards;
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables and to monitor project tasks;
  • Excellent analytic, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Driven self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment;
  • Willingness to travel for project assignments and training opportunities as required; and
  • Valid driver’s license.

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Electrical Engineer May 10, 2017

Electrical Engineer

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 an Electrical Engineer for its Sudbury office with a minimum of 6 – 9 years of related experience since graduating from an accredited engineering program. The successful candidate will have experience completing engineering design for either heavy industrial or mining applications.

Roles and Responsibilities:

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

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have a degree in Electrical Engineering and hold a valid license to practice engineering in the Province of Ontario;
  • Must have a minimum of 6 – 9 years of related experience since graduating from an accredited program (or 2 – 5 years since being licensed in Ontario);
  • Related Electrical Engineering experience in heavy industrial or mining environments designing power, instrumentation, or control systems;
  • Experience in PLC programming would be considered an asset;
  • Project management experience would be considered an asset;
  • Excellent analytic, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Highly self-motivated and a self-starter;
  • Ability to work in teams consisting of people with varying backgrounds; and
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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Junior Architect May 1, 2017

Junior Architect

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

The candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working within an architect’s office;
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD 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; and
  • Ability to work within a team environment and manage a project team made up of architects, engineers, and planners.

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Structural Technologist May 17, 2017

Structural Technologist

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 Structural Technologist in our Timmins office.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Participating in the production of construction documents for structural projects for industrial, commercial, and institutional clients;
  • Assisting structural engineers and other technologists with project execution during all project phases;
  • Coordinating with the architectural department, as well as other engineering departments on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Communicating with clients, contractors, and other project stakeholders; and
  • Travelling between JLR offices for training purposes and to meet the needs of various projects.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Civil, Structural, or Architectural Technology Diploma from a recognized post-secondary school;
  • OACETT designation or eligibility for designation as a C.E.T.;
  • Proficiency in the current versions of AutoCAD and Revit;
  • Proficiency in the current version of Microstation would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of building codes, building materials (reinforced concrete and structural steel, in particular), and construction techniques;
  • Familiarity with the design methodology of structures such as foundations, buildings, bridges, and heavy equipment support structures;
  • Sound understanding of drafting principles and standards;
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables and to monitor project tasks;
  • Excellent analytic, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Driven self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment;
  • Willingness to travel for project assignments and training opportunities as required; and
  • Valid driver’s license.

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Mechanical Engineer – Industrial and Mining Systems May 17, 2017

Mechanical Engineer – Industrial and Mining Systems

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 has an opportunity in our Timmins and Sudbury offices for a self-motivated, initiative-driven Mechanical Engineer with at least 10 to 15 years of experience in the industrial and mining sector. The ideal candidate will have sound technical knowledge and experience for a range of related subject matter, proven project management experience, and personal interest in the growth and prosperity of Northern Ontario. Join our team of employee-owners working together with our clients as partners, to realize respective goals on a variety of projects and challenges.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Working directly with engineers, 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;
  • Assisting senior staff with client relations and business development;
  • Working with junior and intermediate staff in the application of engineering fundamentals including application and verification of related software tools;
  • Carrying out, directing, and reporting on visits to client and construction sites;
  • Liaising with designers to optimize general arrangements, equipment selection, piping, and ductwork layouts;
  • Participating in the preparation of proposals for engineering services;
  • Identifying and responding to client needs and regulatory requirements; and
  • Mentoring designers and junior/intermediate engineers.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree from an accredited institution and current membership in PEO;
  • Extensive experience with mechanical design, industrial systems and equipment, industrial ventilation and cooling, ducting and equipment,  process piping, utility piping, gas piping, mine dewatering systems and pumping systems;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated mentoring ability;
  • Project management and business development experience is considered an asset; and
  • Driven self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment with people of varied backgrounds.

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Intermediate Architectural Technologist May 17, 2017

Intermediate Architectural Technologist

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 an Architectural Technologist who is self-motivated and can work within complex design teams.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD 2014, Revit and Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Manage the production and delivery of construction documents;
  • Possess a working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code (OBC) and can complete OBC analysis on projects;
  • Ability to work within a team environment and work within a project team made up of architects, engineers, and planners; and
  • Knowledge of 3D programs such as Sketch-Up is an asset.

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Graduate of an Architectural Technology program at a recognized Ontario post-secondary school;
  • Minimum of 5 – 8 years of experience working within an architect’s office;
  • 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, and deliverables;
  • Possess a full understanding of building science, construction materials, construction methods, and architectural detailing; and
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

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Architect May 1, 2017

Architect

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’s Timmins office is seeking a candidate that is registered as an Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects.  The successful candidate will be a team member responsible for development and production oversight of architectural projects.  They will become involved in client development and promoting the firm to prospective clients.

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.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing proposals and budget estimates;
  • Developing articulate design narratives and project presentations in written form;
  • Managing and working within multidisciplinary production teams in the delivery of construction documents; and
  • Understanding applicable building codes.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Licensed Architect in the province of Ontario;
  • Minimum 5 years licensed work experience with a portfolio demonstrating built work with a significant authorship role;
  • Involvement and network within the design community;
  • Proficient with digital software in the process of design, including REVIT, AutoCad, Adobe Suite, Sketchup, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.;
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Bilingualism (English / French) would be considered an asset. 

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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Mechanical Engineer – Building Systems Apr 28, 2017

Mechanical Engineer – Building Systems

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 has an opportunity in our Guelph office for a self-motivated, initiative-driven Mechanical Engineer with 5-10 years of experience in the commercial, institutional and/or industrial sectors.  Be part of a team of employee-owners working together with our clients as partners, to realize respective goals on a variety of projects and challenges.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • 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;
  • Carrying out, directing, and reporting on visits to client and construction sites;
  • Liaising with designers to optimize general arrangements, equipment selection, piping, and ductwork layouts;
  • Participating in the preparation of proposals and the development of estimates for engineering services;
  • Interacting with existing and potential clients to secure assignments;
  • As workload demands, assist in finding and hiring experienced staff to support our work;
  • Identifying and responding to client needs and regulatory requirements; and
  • Mentoring designers and junior engineers.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree and a 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 in both oral and written form;
  • Ability to communicate in both English and French is considered an asset;
  • Project management experience is considered 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; and
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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Electrical Engineer Apr 28, 2017

Electrical Engineer

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 an Electrical Engineer for its Guelph office, with a minimum of 6-9 years of related experience since graduating from an accredited engineering program.

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.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Concept design, design development, internal coordination, peer review, contract administration and commissioning during construction of industrial and/or 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; and
  • Travelling between JLR offices from time to time to meet the needs of various projects and/or for training purposes.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have a degree in Electrical Engineering and hold a valid license to practice engineering in the Province of Ontario with a minimum of 6-9 years of related experience since graduating from an accredited program (or 2-5 years since being licensed in Ontario);
  • Related Electrical Engineering experience in commercial and industrial buildings designing normal and emergency power distribution, communication, life safety, and lighting systems;
  • Experience in instrumentation and control would be considered an asset;
  • Project management experience would be considered an asset;
  • Excellent analytic, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Bilingualism (English/French) would be considered an asset;
  • Highly self-motivated and a self-starter;
  • Ability to work in teams consisting of people with varying backgrounds; and
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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Junior/Intermediate Electrical Technologist Apr 28, 2017

Junior/Intermediate Electrical Technologist

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 a junior or intermediate Electrical Technologist for its Guelph office with up to five years of related experience since graduating from an accredited post-secondary school.

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.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with engineers and technologists as part of an integrated multidisciplinary project team at all stages, from concept design to final commissioning;
  • Apply fundamentals and engineering tools to design normal and emergency power distribution, communication, life safety, lighting, instrumentation, and control systems;
  • Prepare electrical bid, and construction drawings and documents for industrial and commercial projects;
  • Assist engineers and technologists with project execution during all project phases;
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines, architects, and sub consultants on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Communicate with clients, contractors, and other project stakeholders; and
  • Travel between JLR offices from time to time to meet the needs of various projects and/or for training purposes.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have a diploma in Electrical Technology from a recognized post-secondary school;
  • OACETT designation or eligibility for designation;
  • Sound understanding of engineering fundamentals to resolve new challenges;
  • Related electrical engineering experience in commercial and industrial buildings;
  • Proficiency in the current versions of AutoCAD and/or Revit software;
  • 3D drafting experience would be considered an asset;
  • Good understanding of drawing principles and standards;
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables and to monitor project tasks;
  • Strong analytic, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Bilingualism would be considered an asset;
  • Driven self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment; and
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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Intermediate Architectural Technologist Apr 18, 2017

Intermediate Architectural Technologist

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 an Architectural Technologist who is self-motivated and can work within complex design teams.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2014, Revit and Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Manage the production and delivery of construction documents;
  • Possess a working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code (OBC) and can complete OBC analysis on projects;
  • Ability to work within a team environment and work within a project team made up of architects, engineers, and planners;
  • Experience working through the construction phase of projects and can undertake site inspections and contract administration work;
  • Project Management experience considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of 3D programs such as Sketch-Up considered an asset; and
  • Familiarity with multi-discipline design work considered an asset.

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Graduate of an Architectural Technology program at a recognized Ontario post-secondary school;
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience working within an architect’s office;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English is a must (bilingualism in English and French would be considered an asset);
  • Self-motivated and ambitious with the ability to work independently;
  • Organized with the ability to manage time and deliverables;
  • Possess a full understanding of building science, construction materials, construction methods, and architectural detailing; and
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

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 Apr 18, 2017

Mechanical Technologist

J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is a 100% employee-owned, fully integrated, multidisciplinary engineering, architecture and planning firm.   Our portfolio is broad, covering institutional, commercial, government, and industrial market sectors; as such we have designed a wide variety of projects throughout Canada and around the world.  We can offer exciting project opportunities and challenges as part of a progressive team of employee-owners, working together with our clients as partners to realize respective goals.

JLR currently has an opportunity for a self-motivated, initiative-driven Mechanical Technologist with 10-15 years of mechanical design experience related to building systems in the commercial, institutional, and industrial markets.  The ideal candidate will be skilled in mechanical building system design, adept at preparing design drawings using AutoCad and Revit, able to mentor junior to intermediate staff, and relish in the opportunity to find solutions to design challenges.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with a design team across all of JLR’s offices as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary project team;
  • Apply fundamentals and engineering tools to design piping, ductwork and related systems;
  • Complete site work and assist with contract administration during construction;
  • Prepare mechanical bid and construction drawings and documents;
  • Assist with project execution during all project phases;
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines, architects and sub-consultants on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Communicate effectively with clients, contractors, and other project stakeholders; and
  • Mentor junior and intermediate technologists, and EITs.

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Mechanical Technology diploma from a recognized post-secondary school;
  • OACETT designation or eligibility for designation;
  • Sound understanding of engineering fundamentals to resolve new challenges;
  • Proficient in the current versions of AutoCAD and Revit;
  • Good understanding of drafting principals and standards;
  • Knowledgeable with the design methodology of mechanical building systems, including layout of piping and ductwork;
  • Applied knowledge of the following standards and design guidelines as a minimum: 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; and
  • Valid Driver’s License.

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