Job Description:

The Operations Manager is new and important role in our firm. The ultimate responsibility is to promote operational efficiency, creativity and great morale. The successful candidate is a person who is interested in design and construction and has a sharp business mind. They will have proven success in managing multiple teams productively, be skilled in project management, project finance, and resource management. This role reports directly to the Principal and work closely with the Studio Directors and Director of Finance, and will also collaborate with studio leaders and project teams to ensure a smooth flow of projects by effective:

  • Solution finding
  • Resource planning and management
  • Project budgeting
  • Project Profitability metrics and progress monitoring
  • Business process improvement
  • Contract development and review
  • Managerial decision support
  • Workload balancing
  • Interpersonal communication

Qualifications for this role including:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in operations management, business administration, or a Master of Architecture with experience managing an architect firm.
  • 5+ years’ proven experience in an operations management position preferably in architecture or construction,
  • Demonstrated ability in developing, monitoring and managing project budgets,
  • Proficiency in MS Office and knowledge of general business software,
  • Knowledge of Newforma and Ajera is an asset 
  • Interest and experience in the architectural or construction industry

Why work with us at Q4A:

Q4A boasts a multi-disciplinary team of bright, dynamic professionals who are all committed to improving their knowledge of architecture on a sustained basis. Our goal is to provide our clients with an excellent standard of service while, at the same time, continuing to develop the skills that make us a leader in the industry.

This deep-rooted emphasis continual learning has resulted in a workplace culture that is based on support and collaboration. Our practice has become an environment in which all employees are a part of a comprehensive learning experience. With mentorship programs, OAA study groups, and the opportunity to work on a variety of project types, Q4A is the perfect place to hone your skills and develop your talents.

As part of this commitment to a workplace culture steeped in learning and teaching, Q4A has taken the steps to become an Organization Affiliate of CanBIM and offers our staff Revit and BIM learning opportunities.

We offer competitive compensation, and a great benefits package which includes RRSP matching, a fitness credit, access to Employee Assistance Plan (LifeWorks) provided by Morneau Shepell.

At Q4A, we believe that our employees come first and therefore encourage a healthy balance between work-life and home-life. To this end, we have implemented a hybrid work model and core hours schedule to offer maximum flexibility.

Office Description:

Our Toronto office is easily accessible by TTC and car. conveniently located at the Yonge Subway line with a direct underground access to the office building. We occupy most of the 6th floor overlooking the Don Valley Golf Course, and our open concept emphasizes our collaboration when it comes to our culture and project work.  

How to apply:

Please email your Resume and Portfolio in PDF format to: with the subject line: "Operations Manager” or apply through linkedin.

As part of Q4A selection process, candidates will be requested to provide references and employment verification relevant to the role under consideration prior to receiving a job offer. Candidates will also need to confirm they are fully vaccinated in accordance with Q4A mandatory vaccination policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Q4A is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.