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Design Analyst

Extendicare Canada Inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 20, 2023.

We are looking for a Design Analyst to assist with design-related tasks in projects from preliminary feasibility stages to construction. Working with Project Development and Real Estate Management teams, the incumbent will research, synthesize, and present data to drive and describe various stages of the design process.

We are looking for a creative and motivated designer interested in long-term care and passionate about developing and elevating design, graphic, and presentation standards. The applicant should have good working knowledge and experience in the construction industry as it pertains to Zoning and SPA processes. The candidate must be able to simultaneously handle multiple priorities while striving for and providing excellence and attention to detail in all tasks. It is expected that the person in this position will actively build and develop Extendicare’s knowledge base and processes and assist internal stakeholders.

As a design and construction professional to be successful in this position, candidate should be able to visualize space in three dimensions, work creatively and proficiently in the various software suites, have a good understanding of construction process, and be an effective graphic communicator. Further, the applicant should be interested in developing constructive relationships with your colleagues and other stakeholders in the project development process.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of Extendicare’s Director, Architectural Services, assist with technical needs of the project development team from early feasibility studies, to concept development and project design, through to completion of design of multiple simultaneous long-term care projects

Duties shall include:

  • Becoming familiar with policies and guidelines of Extendicare’s Property Development & Construction department
  • Conducting research on specific sites and compiling reports on feasibility and environmental impact.
  • Preparing plans for early feasibility studies
  • Developing and adjusting test fits including 2D drawings and 3D renderings
  • Developing understanding of Long-Term Care Home Design Manual and OBC
  • Developing and analyzing data pertaining to Zoning and SPA processes in various municipalities
  • Working with design team to prepare room templates and space allocation tables
  • Participating in review of design documentation
  • Performing some administrative tasks as required including but not limited to scheduling, document management, filing, and meeting preparation

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have a degree in Architecture / Architectural Technology / Design
  • Minimum 3-year experience in architecture or design office preferred
  • Experience with Zoning and SPA processes preferred
  • Strong creative and visualization skills
  • Strong Technical drawing skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Bluebeam, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUP
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of building codes and regulatory standards is an asset
  • Knowledge of MLTC Design Guidelines is an asset
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

At Extendicare, we believe that working as a team creates an environment that allows us to reach our potential. We value each employee, encourage equal opportunity for growth and recognize achievement. As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

  • Continuous mentorship, support for life-long learning and growth opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement and career growth within the organization
  • A rewarding and meaningful work experience where you can enrich your life and the lives of others through your work.
  • Employee Family Assistance Program.
  • Robust benefits package.

Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of over 115 operated senior care and living centres, as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada. Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,700 individuals are united by a dedication to quality care and by our vision of being the best provider of senior care and services in Canada

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Extendicare’s Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Extendicare’s hiring process.

Extendicare recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents, patients, team members and visitors from COVID-19. As such, subject to medical exemptions, a condition of employment with Extendicare is requiring that all new hires have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.