Project Architect/Portfolio Manager – Post-Secondary Education


Here at DIALOG, we are passionate about design and believe it can and should meaningfully improve the wellbeing of our communities and the environment we all share.

We are a multi-disciplinary collaborative of architects, interior designers, urban designers and planners, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, and landscape architects who design for community wellbeing and urban vibrancy. We are a fun-loving bunch of big thinkers and do-gooders, who are collaborative in our approach, diverse in our perspectives, aspirational in our pursuits, and optimistic about what’s next. We’re always looking for passionate people who share our values and care as much about our communities as we do. We’re proud to be a Certified B Corporation, committed to using our design practice as a force for good in the world.

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How you’ll make a difference:

  • Lead a portfolio of design projects focused on the Post-Secondary Education sector primarily in Alberta 
  • Manage client relationships on key projects 
  • Facilitate completion of all design and technical project deliverables as outlined in client contract 
  • Establish project milestones consistent with project agreements 
  • Organize and lead project meetings to communicate plan to team; introduce team to clients, agreements, budget overviews, team goals and milestones 
  • Coordinate project meetings, ensure follow-up on decisions and action items, monitor completion of client responsibilities and communicate progress to client 
  • Report to one or more Partners on the status of the portfolio, including project progress, successes and challenges faced 
  • Monitor project portfolio finances, identify and follow up on potential changes and additional services, assist in resourcing project team members, evaluate earned value, and update progress projections 
  • Work with DIALOG’s Project Accounting team to ensure that project financial deadlines are met and financial performance is monitored 

Who you are:

  • Post-secondary education in Architecture 
  • A minimum of 10 years related experience in Architecture, ideally with sector-specific experience in Post-Secondary Education projects, with a minimum of 5 years managing projects of varying size and complexities 
  • Proficient with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office 
  • Experience with all design phases from Programming/Feasibility, Schematic Design and Design Development through production of Construction Drawings and Construction Administration, and possesses a technical knowledge of Architectural practice including building codes, specifications and materials 
  • Experience with leadership and coordination of integrated design teams, including execution of key design ideas, and can take initiative to advance project milestones 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated through successful collaboration with internal and external teams 

At DIALOG, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the world. We encourage you to apply!

Perks & Benefits

Parental leave top-up programs for all parents upon the birth or adoption of a child, RRSP matching, competitive medical and dental benefits coverage upon the first day of employment, discounted memberships, encouraged work/life balance with gifted time off during the holiday season and Vacation Buy-Up program, and reimbursement for professional memberships and dues are just a few of the benefits that DIALOGers enjoy.

Professional Development

DIALOG offers continued professional growth through leadership development opportunities specifically designed for our collaborative culture. Among others, some of our programs include: CoachDIALOG which equips our coaches with essential communication and feedback strategies for building great teams; Integrateducation™ supports DIALOGers in accredited continuing education opportunities; technical skills development via e-learning pathways; and financial support for relevant external learning opportunities.

Equal Opportunity

DIALOG celebrates diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive environment for all, free of discrimination and harassment. Employment-related decisions are made without regard to sex, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age and race. In accordance with DIALOG’s Accommodation Policy, accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request for candidates throughout the selection process.

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