Construction Contract Administrator

You have graduated from an accredited university program or recognized Architectural Technologist Program, and have a minimum of 5 years of demonstrable, progressively responsible post-graduate experience in an architectural office, including a minimum of 2 years’ specific experience administering construction contracts and performing field review services for buildings ranging in value from $1.0m to $30.0m.  You possess a working knowledge of various building types, including multi-storey residential housing and commercial/retail projects, and have developed a proficiency in best practice building science criteria utilizing a variety of building materials and systems including concrete, steel, and wood frame construction.  You possess excellent technical, project management and organizational skills; you also possess a thorough knowledge of the latest version of Revit; English language skills, a fluent understanding of the Ontario Building Code, and a valid Ontario Drivers’ License are essential.  Knowledge of Newforma project management software would be an asset.  You are motivated, multi-tasking, and will be working under the direction of senior staff as part of a project team, but with minimal supervision.

Your responsibilities will include the independent management of Construction Contract administration documentation (Change Notices, Change Orders, Site Instructions, Certificates of Payment, etc.).  You will be expected to manage the review of shop drawings and other contract submittals, perform Periodic Field Review and prepare construction Site Visit Reports, work directly with individual Project Architects and the Partners to ensure changes to the work maintain the overall project design intent, and to utilize your strong working knowledge of current construction industry costs to review and assess Contractor Change Quotations.

This role requires an individual who is capable of minor drafting tasks in preparation of responses and instructions to site on an as need basis. However, large scale drafting work is not an expectation of this role.

Given the current situation with respect to COVID-19, we are currently working remotely from the office, and the successful applicant will be expected to provide the necessary equipment to connect through VPN to a workstation at the office.  Although we currently have no scheduled date for a return to the office, we anticipate that the duties of this position will require at least occasional attendance at the office as we return to in-office work.

Please forward your resume to careers@kohnarchitects.com clearly stating the position that you are applying for, your relevant experience and salary expectations. 

We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Absolutely no agencies, telephone calls or walk-ins will be accepted.

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