Q4 Architects is one of Canada’s most dynamic architectural practices. Since inception, we have worked with leading Canadian home developers and these relationships remain important for our business. We believe that great architecture should aim at improving everyday life through design.

We promote a positive a collaborative environment and support continuous education, personal and professional development.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a passion for residential design excellence, construction and have strong communication skills on-site as well as in the office. They anticipate the needs of clients and contractors, while collaborating with the team to keep the project on-time and on-budget. They think three steps ahead and seek solutions before a problem emerges. They will work directly with their Project Architects/Managers, project team members and collaborate with multiple stakeholders including studio leaders, municipal authorities, planners, engineers, and contractors to:

  • Develop, document, and coordinate a complex building design
  • Gather facts, conceptualize possible solutions and secure approvals of proposals and solutions
  • Site observation and reporting
  • Reviews product literature, analyzes materials and determines appropriateness
  • Develops Construction Documents
  • Establishing project Specifications
  • Organize, analyze, and coordinate various consultant, site, jurisdictional, and team information
  • Endorse and maintain firm documentation and filing standards while keeping project deliverables organized and on schedule

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience with Residential and Multi- Residential projects with a strong emphasis on wood-framed low & mid-rise design for residential and mixed-use work
  • Professional Degree in Architecture or Architectural Technology
  • Experience with Newforma is an asset
  • Experience working between BIM (Revit, Navisworks, etc.) and CAD software environments
  • Proficient with Ontario Building Code (Parts 3 and 9, with emphasis on part 9)
  • Experience in on-site reviews and Construction Administration
  • Dedication to a project, its design intent, and its successful construction
  • Rigorous attention to detail through design and construction
  • Strong Communication (both verbal and written)
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • Highly motivated with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work with constantly changing priority
  • WHMIS and Working-at-heights training will be immediately required

Portfolio Must Demonstrate:

  • Experience with wood frame multi-family residential projects (townhouses, stacked towns, back to backs, etc.)
  • Advanced experience in Revit and AutoCAD

Why work with us at Q4A:

Q4A is in search of bright and dynamic professionals to join our multi-disciplinary team. Our practice provides a rich learning experience and is the perfect place to hone your skills and develop your talents. Our work ethos is based on support and collaboration, and we offer career development opportunities and the opportunity to work on a variety of project types. We encourage teamwork, and promote a collaborative office culture. We offer our employees a great benefits package and competitive salaries based on experience.

How to apply:

Please email your Resume and Portfolio in PDF format to: with the subject line: "Ottawa Job Captain”. Only applications with a portfolio will be reviewed.

For more information, see this job posted at: Linkedin or Indeed

Please be advised that the second step of the interviewing process will include a Revit assessment.

Currently, this role is a remote-working position but will immediately require in-person Site Reviews at construction sites in the greater Ottawa area. Our client's construction sites provide a variety of COVID-related safety measures to ensure worker safety through this pandemic. Q4A utilizes Zoom and Microsoft Teams for digital collaboration among project teams and communicating with our clients. Working knowledge and comfort with these systems is essential to the success of this role.

You must reside in the Ottawa area and be eligible to work in Canada.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only be contacting those selected for an interview.