Regional Architectural Lead – Transportation and Industrial

Reference #: 10003
City: Vancouver
Region: British Columbia
Secondary Location:
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Buildings



Architecture49 is a growing firm with promising career opportunities for talented people.  Our offices, situated from coast to coast across Canada, house a diverse and accomplished group of architects, interior designers, technologists, landscape architects, and support staff, and we are always looking for new people to enrich our team.

At A49, we foster friendly, open working environments where employees can thrive on congenial collaboration. We seek meaningful projects where we can build on our focused expertise and impact the communities in which we work. We strive to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues. We recognize the quality, motivation and commitment of our employees and celebrate their achievements.

Our offices have strong regional legacies, yet we are also a forward-thinking national firm focused on creativity, initiative, quality, sustainability and social responsibility. That sense of social responsibility extends to our employees and our commitment to their well-being and success. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, as well as a share purchase program and RRSP matching program. We value work-life balance and support various fitness and social initiatives. Professionally, we value our employees’ contributions and invest in their future, supporting continuous learning to help them develop their skills and expertise as they build and evolve their careers with us.






A49 is currently seeking Regional Architectural Lead to work out of our Vancouver office. This position will focus on and be responsible for the following:



  • Serve as lead Industrial and Transportation Architect in the Western Canada Region and be part of the office leadership team

  • Work with the Managing Principal and national Transportation and Industrial Leader to create a long-term strategic plan to develop and meet market and target client goals

  • Assume leadership of our existing body of work with strong clients and a team of talented architects working on transportation and industrial projects

  • Validate that designs and deliverables conform to guidelines, code requirements and other regulations

  • Advise team members on design and/or technical solutions specific to the project types.

  • Attend design team meetings

  • Attend project sites for construction observation



  • A degree or diploma in architecture and/or building technology from an accredited institution

  • Must be a Registered Architect able to be licenced in British Columbia

  • 10+ years of experience in transportation and industrial architecture

  • Strong transportation and industrial experience in Western Canada, especially British Columbia

  • Experience with multiple delivery models including design-build, P3, and design-bid-build in Western Canada, especially British Columbia

  • Experience as an account or client manager, including financial management

  • Strong listener, genuinely interested in people, and able to build followership among teammates and clients, alike

  • Track record of developing new business and relationships with a variety of clients who may own, operate, develop, construct and lead transportation and industrial projects

  • Collaborative work style, always looking for a more effective way to do things

  • Great communicator – verbally and in written form

  • Good mentor – colleagues feel that you have their best interests at heart

  • An extensive background in transportation and industrial planning and design

  • Resourceful and creative problem solver, motivated and energetic

  • Interested in the drivers and ideas impacting the current and future transportation industry


Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

Architecture49 welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Architecture49 is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.



Vancouver, BC

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