Sustainability Consultant – Architecture

Sustainability Consultant, Vancouver, BC

We believe that Architecture is the translation of an idea into space. Our employees bring their professionalism, wisdom and character to deliver this idea. We know that the buildings we design have an impact not only on our visual landscape but on our experiences as people with diverse backgrounds and cultures. We provide the advantage of being a fast-growing firm that enables employees to enhance their knowledge through exciting and complex projects. Employees benefit from continuous development opportunities that aim to create leaders and nurture a career of longevity and diversity as we continue to grow as a firm. As we continue to expand across Canada, we’re curating a list of elaborate and intricate buildings, and adding talented designers to our team.

About the Role

The Sustainability Consultant is an Architect that will promote the company’s design excellence, possess technical skills to support project work and employ effective communication skills to lead a multi-disciplinary project team. They will serve as the primary contact for clients and consultants, communicating progress and status throughout the project from preliminary conception to completion. They will be educated and knowledgeable regarding the Step-Code, Net-Zero Energy, Passive House, the local (City of Vancouver) objectives for sustainability strategies and initiatives for 2030. LEED certification is also considered to be relevant while other sustainable models are being adopted.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Conceptualize and design buildings and develop plans
  • Develop design specifications, have consideration for sustainable building and construction materials, costs and construction schedules;
  • Perform or coordinate space planning studies: programming documents, area calculations, code review
  • Work with clients and municipalities on developing and incorporating sustainable principles for buildings and projects.
  • Proposal writing and presentations that require the incorporation of sustainability strategies and principles.
  • Educating and preparing clients and consultants for transitioning current building design and construction methods to incorporating sustainable strategies.
  • Educating staff on how their designs and Architectural contributions could attain higher standards of sustainability.
  • Prepare presentations concerning how to make environmentally positive contributions to the built environment – at a single building level and at a larger community and city level.
  • Be able to review and assess energy modelling and performance.
  • Conduct research on products and materials and Architectural strategies that can contribute to the environmentally sustainable evolution of Architectural projects

About you

The ideal candidate would have the following attributes:

  • Registered Architect with AIBC and have a degree in Architecture from a recognized institution
  • 4+ years of experience in a consulting environment with Residential, Industrial, and Commercial Interiors projects as a registered architect
  • Sustainability Certification and Education that includes for LEED, Passive House, Step Code, and City of Vancouver Carbon Neutral objectives
  • Proven experience in leading projects and groups while mentoring staff

What you’re looking for

In addition to rewarding job opportunities and continuous learning and growth, we offer an attractive employee compensation package including:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Beneficial tax savings through our company savings program
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Work life balance
  • Employee referral program
  • Rewards and recognition policy
  • Employee life event policy
  • Monthly social events
CTA architecture + design is committed to our employees and the architecture we create

CTA offers me an environment of diverse backgrounds professionals which I believe add to our creativity, range of skills and cultural insights that eventually enriches our architecture. .


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