Senior Architect

Job Locations CA-ON-Windsor | CA-ON-London | CA-ON-Chatham | CA-ON-Kitchener | CA-ON-Hamilton
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Are you a experienced Architect with a passion for sustainable high-performance buildings and intelligent transportation infrastructure? Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Do you enjoy thinking strategically and solving problems? Do you bring strong leadership and technical capabilities to help lead and grow our Architectural practice. Do enjoy working with like-minded professionals who are passionate about creating intelligent and innovative buildings?  If this sounds appealing, this exciting opportunity is for you!

Your opportunity 

Dillon’s Transportation & Facilities technical group is looking for an Senior Architect to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects while gaining valuable exposure and experience in the consulting engineering industry.


We offer flexible work hours to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life. This position is available at our Windsor, London, Chatham, Kitchener, or Hamilton offices. 


What your day will look like:


  • Commitment to provide leadership and contribute to the career development of staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring.
  • Manage and assist with projects for our government, institutional and industrial clients with a focus on environmental (water and wastewater plants and pump stations), industrial and commercial infrastructure across Canada as well as institutional/residential projects in Canada's far north.
  • Assist in the development of client relationships and business growth.
  • Provide design input, technical direction and instruction to other staff.
  • Conduct field investigations, condition assessments, asset management audits, space needs studies, preliminary and detailed design, contract document preparation and contract administration for a wide variety of projects.
  • Leadership of business development activities including proposal preparation and presentations.
  • Contributions to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees and periodic participation and presentations at industry/professional conferences.
  • Travel to other business locations and Dillon offices.


What you will need to succeed:


  • A degree in Architecture.
  • Must be licensed to practice as an Architect, or eligible to be licensed within six months.
  • Demonstrated commitment to design excellence, team engagement and client satisfaction.
  • Critical thinker with the desire to analyze problems, research best-practices, consider and question multiple points of view, and develop innovative solutions.
  • Act as a mentor and coach to the team.
  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and graphic.


  • Minimum 10 years related work experience in consulting.
  • Proven experience in creative collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams on complex projects.
  • Experience with low embodied carbon projects is highly desirable.
  • Understanding of low embodied carbon building design is highly desirable.
  • Experience in proposal writing is highly desirable.


Why choose Dillon


Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop.


We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words that result in actions build trust;
  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;
  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences

In addition, we offer:

  • Employee share purchase plan
    • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all full-time regular employees
  • A competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive health benefits
    • Generous retirement savings plan
    • Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions
  • Flexible work hours 
    • Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs.  We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.
  • Learning and Development opportunities
    • As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization
    • We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal learning opportunities
  • Focus on Innovation
    • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
    • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees
  • Wellness Subsidy
    • Our employees can take advantage of wellness subsidy that can be put towards expenses for a variety of health and/or wellness related activities such as gym membership, purchase of home fitness equipment, yoga classes  and dance classes

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 22 offices and more than 1100 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.


Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 17 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.


Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences. 


Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business.

Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!


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