Pop Quiz:

  • Do you have 10+ years experience as a licensed architect with an active OAA license?
  • Do you have experience working on complex industrial projects in Canada and/or US?
  • Are you interested in leading business development initiatives in a multidisciplinary environment?

If you scored three for three, JLR has a home for you! We’ve opened a role in all our offices for a talented, entrepreneurial candidate to work alongside exceptional people in JLR’s Architecture group. You’ll be supported by a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, 100% employee-owned firm that has a long-established reputation for quality services in multiple sectors, while you take on existing clients, develop new relationships, and deliver world-class, innovative solutions that support community building and growth in our cities.

JLR is a creative, tight-knit, and mentorship-focused community with unique opportunities for driven people with tenacity and spirit. Our organization is made up of diverse employee owners with specialized expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Joining the JLR team means joining a dynamic group of innovative architecture, engineering, and planning professionals and support staff. You’ll have the opportunity to help establish new clients and partner with existing ones to develop insightful solutions and see projects through from inception to completion.

If you’re innovative and collaborative, thrive when presented with new challenges, and are eager to take your career in new directions, then JLR is the right environment for you.

Your Role:

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

  • Working on various projects including but not limited to: water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, heavy industrial facilities, process facilities, surface mining facilities, and mine maintenance facilities.
  • Leading projects and design teams while working alongside the Chief Architect and JLR leadership group to drive projects forward.
  • Collaborating with team members as part of an integrated project team, including execution, design, and reporting.
  • Engaging 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.
  • Liaising with clients, engagement, and leadership of the business and client development activities.
  • Participating in the preparation of proposals, reports, specifications, contract documents, and budget estimates.
  • Completing Ontario Building Code and National Building Code reviews on the industrial/mining facilities.
  • Stamping architectural working drawings, reports, etc.
  • Preparing design budgets, managing projects, managing staff, and design fees.
  • As required, travelling 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 love northern Ontario and the glorious bounty of the natural world and we’re proud of our reputation and longevity in the National Capital and Kingston regions (and this year, we’re celebrating 50 years in Sudbury!). Furthermore, we’re growing our presence in southwestern Ontario and all along the great lakes of Ontario. You should also know:

  • We’re 100% employee owned with share ownership opportunities at all levels.
  • Work-life balance is strongly encouraged, including flexibility with work hours and remote working (and you’ll benefit from remote working stipends to help offset the cost of setting up a productive home-work environment).
  • We offer stable, long-term employment with opportunities for advancement based on merit, skill, and 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 multidisciplinary projects.
  • We provide a flexible career direction with opportunities to choose your own path and interesting and exciting assignments ranging in size and type.
  • Our employees lead committees charged with creating action plans for ensuring our firm’s social responsibility, including: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee; Environmental Sustainability Committee; and Indigenous Action Plan Committee.
  • We provide competitive salaries, reviewed annually.
  • Health and dental benefits and RRSP/DPSP programs are offered immediately.
  • Our merit-and-profit bonus program is our key to recognizing performance.
  • We’re active in our communities, regularly participating in fundraising efforts and giving back to the places we call home. We’ve even been recognized by Chambers of Commerce, like in Guelph (winner of the 2023 Customer Service Award), Timmins (winner of the 2024 Best Place to Work Award), and Sudbury (finalist for the 2024 Best Place to Work Award).
  • Extracurricular social events are provided so we can all have some fun along the way (biennial “Prom”, golf tournaments, sports teams, department lunches, summer BBQs, and much more).

Want to get more insight before you apply? Contact Henning Bruchmuller for more insight regarding Architectural involvement in Industrial/ Mining Projects.

Interested in our Industrial & Mining Projects? Check out the following projects on our website that our architectural team have been working on Wastewater Treatment Plants and the Gold Mine Concentrator Facility. These are just few projects to look forward to working on with JLR.

Application Instructions

Interested in joining our team? We’re always open to great talent, even if it’s not exactly what we’ve posted. Ready? Send us a cover letter and resume outlining your skills, qualifications, and the specific experiences that make you an ideal candidate for the position by emailing careers@jlrichards.ca.

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.

At JLR, each of us contributes to inclusion and we all have a role to play. Our culture is the result of our behaviours, our personal commitment, our curiosity, how we collaborate, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. In turn, our environment inspires us to try new things, speak openly, and be bold. It brings us together in ways that help us stand out. Our inclusive culture empowers all of us to connect, belong, and grow.

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