Careers

Where does confidence come from?

Is it sourced from skill? Driven by success? Predicated on security?

At Smith + Andersen, we approach every project with absolute confidence, and the reason is simple: our employees. There’s no substitute for having a team of good, smart, hardworking people, and our offices across the country are where you’ll find some of the best.

At first glance, we’re a cohesive team of award-winning engineers, technologists, designers, CAD/BIM specialists, LEED APs, and tireless support staff (including best-in-class IT, marketing, HR, and accounting). But, if you look closer, you’ll see truly remarkable people – people who don’t back down from a challenge and, once they’ve overcome that challenge, share their recipe for success with others. Our unique culture – comprised of long-time leaders who expect more from their career, and new team members who aren’t afraid to step up – consistently produces innovative solutions to the industry’s newest and most interesting challenges.

Here’s the bottom line: we’re confident in our people, and we give them the tools to ensure they are confident in themselves.

Below are some great opportunities for you to empower yourself. We’re confident you’ll make the right decision…

 

Want to learn more about working at Smith + Andersen?

Check out the flyers below to find out more about our history, work, engagement, and benefits:

 

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Current Positions

Junior Designer - Electrical

Calgary

Smith + Andersen Calgary is growing, and we are looking for a talented Electrical Technologist who is ready to grow with us. You have a passion for electrical building services design. You never shy away from a load calculation, and have the skills to produce drawings in AutoCAD MEP and REVIT MEP.  You enjoy taking on new challenges, but you’re most excited when you can buckle down and efficiently get work done.

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Junior Designer - Mechanical

Calgary

Smith + Andersen Calgary is growing, and we are looking for a talented Mechanical Technologist who is ready to grow with us. You have a passion for mechanical building services design.  You never shy away from a load calculation, and have the skills to produce drawings in AutoCAD MEP and REVIT MEP. You enjoy taking on new challenges, but you’re most excited when you can buckle down and efficiently get work done. You’re not afraid to speak up and ask tough questions, and you pride yourself on your friendly yet direct communication skills.

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Graphic Designer - 6 Month Contract

Toronto

Smith and Andersen's Toronto office is seeking a Graphic Designer for a 6 month contract position, beginning in January 2020. You are a creative thinker who uses both print and digital materials to reach a variety of audiences. Passionate about design, you take pride in producing pieces which strengthen the company’s brand and clarify complex ideas. Organized and efficient, you’re comfortable working both independently and as well as part of a team – always striving to create effective internal communications documents and exciting external marketing pieces.

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Senior Designer - Mechanical

Ottawa

The Ottawa office of Smith + Andersen is currently seeking an experienced Senior Mechanical Designer with at least 5 years’ experience in the industry. You’re a trained engineer with a passion for mechanical building services design.  You never shy away from a load calculation, and have the skills to produce drawings in Autodesk Revit. You enjoy taking on new challenges, but you’re most excited when you can buckle down and efficiently get work done.

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Designer - Audio Visual

Toronto

The Toronto office of Smith + Andersen is seeking an Audiovisual (AV) Designer to design and engineer high quality audio-visual systems. You are a team player with excellent communication skills. Committed to providing clients with tailored AV solutions, you enjoy collaborating with project team members to create more usable and dynamic spaces. Continually aware of emerging trends, you champion exciting new technology within the context of industry best practices and Smith + Andersen standards.

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Designer - Mechanical

Vancouver

The Vancouver office of Smith + Andersen is currently seeking a strong Mechanical Designer. You’re a trained engineer or engineering technologist with at least 2 years' experience in mechanical building services design.  You never shy away from a load calculation, and have the skills to produce drawings in Autodesk Revit. You enjoy taking on new challenges, but you’re most excited when you can buckle down and efficiently get work done. You’re not afraid to speak up and ask tough questions, and you pride yourself on your friendly yet direct communication skills.

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BIM Technician - Mechanical

Toronto

The Toronto office of Smith + Andersen is currently seeking a Mechanical BIM Technician.  You are qualified in contributing to the design of building services, such as HVAC, Plumbing & Drainage, and Fire Protection, and possess excellent Revit modelling skills. You are a team player who is highly motivated with great communication skills. You will work under the direct supervision of a project engineer or designer and will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of projects including healthcare, commercial, residential, education, and many others.

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Designer - Electrical

London

The London office of Smith + Andersen is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Designer. You’re a trained engineer with a passion for electrical building services design.  You never shy away from a load calculation, and have the skills to produce drawings in Autodesk Revit. You enjoy taking on new challenges, but you’re most excited when you can buckle down and efficiently get work done. You’re not afraid to speak up and ask tough questions, and you pride yourself on your friendly yet direct communication skills.

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Senior Designer - Mechanical, Tenant

Toronto

The Toronto office of Smith + Andersen is currently seeking an experienced Senior Mechanical Designer for our Tenant group.  You have at least 6 years' experience in the field of mechanical building services. You’re a trained engineer with a passion for building services design. You have the ability to produce drawings in AutoCAD and Revit.  You enjoy taking on new challenges and but you’re most excited when you can buckle down and efficiently get work done.

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Field Representative - Electrical

Ottawa

The Ottawa office of Smith + Andersen is seeking a Field Representative specializing in Electrical Building Services. With meticulous attention to detail, you thrive on bringing projects to life. Through careful review of contract documents, you compare contractors’ work to original contracts to see that projects are built to requirements. Working closely with both internal design team members and contractors, you are a natural born team player who enjoys building and maintaining strong relationships.

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Designer - Electrical

Ottawa

The Ottawa office of Smith + Andersen is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Designer. You have a passion for electrical building services design.  You never shy away from a load calculation, and have the skills to produce drawings in Autodesk Revit. You enjoy taking on new challenges, but you’re most excited when you can buckle down and efficiently get work done. You’re not afraid to speak up and ask tough questions, and you pride yourself on your friendly yet direct communication skills.

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Project Manager - Electrical

Ottawa

The Ottawa office of Smith and Andersen is currently seeking an Electrical Project Manager. You’re all about prioritization. While everyone else is focused on their individual tasks, you’ve got an eye on the larger goals, and have a detailed road map for how to meet those goals. When others work with you, they know that deadlines won’t slip and details won’t get missed. As a natural leader, you’re happiest when everyone is moving in the same direction, and you never hesitate to step up and get others the answers they need.

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Project Manager - Mechanical

Ottawa

The Ottawa office of Smith and Andersen is currently seeking a Mechanical Project Manager. You’re a big picture thinker. While everyone else is focussed on their individual tasks, you’ve got an eye on the larger goals, and also have a detailed road map for how to meet those goals. When others work with you, they know that deadlines won’t slip and details won’t get missed. Your experience with multi-unit residential projects means you’re happiest when everyone is moving in the same direction, and you never hesitate to step up to get others the answers they need.

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BIM Technician - Electrical

Toronto

The Toronto office of Smith + Andersen is currently seeking an experienced Electrical BIM Technician.  You are qualified in contributing to the design of building services, such as Lighting, Power, AV & Communications, and Fire Alarm & Security, and possess excellent Revit modelling skills. You are a team player who is highly motivated with great communication skills.

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Project Manager - Electrical

Kelowna

The Kelowna office of Smith and Andersen is currently seeking an Electrical Project Manager. You’re all about prioritization. While everyone else is focused on their individual tasks, you’ve got an eye on the larger goals, and have a detailed road map for how to meet those goals. When others work with you, they know that deadlines won’t slip and details won’t get missed. As a natural leader, you’re happiest when everyone is moving in the same direction, and you never hesitate to step up and get others the answers they need.

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BIM Technician - Electrical

Edmonton

The Edmonton office of Smith + Andersen is currently seeking an experienced Electrical BIM Technician.  You are qualified in contributing to the design of building services, such as Lighting, Power, AV & Communications, and Fire Alarm & Security, and possess excellent Revit modelling skills. You are a team player who is highly motivated with great communication skills.

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Senior Associate - Electrical

Edmonton

The Edmonton office of Smith + Andersen is currently seeking a Senior Associate for our Electrical Department, qualified in project engineering of building services.You are a highly motivated team player, and a natural leader who thinks outside the box. An expert problem solver, you love collaborating with your team to tackle challenges and create innovative design solutions. A master at prioritizing multiple tasks, you can easily delegate responsibilities, mentor colleagues, and build a strong team while you meet project deadlines.

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Benefits

Just in it for the perks (as well as a great career).

What if you could work with (and for) people you actually like? Smith + Andersen is a place for knowledge sharing – peers, leaders, and support staff consistently go out of their way to help each other out. And if that’s what’s happening on our projects, you can imagine what the atmosphere in each of our offices is like…

Or, if you’d rather read than imagine, here are a few reasons why it’s fun to come to work every day when you work for Smith + Andersen:

  • The People. They’re the ones you would actually want to have lunch / coffee / drinks with.
  • The Projects. We’re talking big, exciting buildings, public spaces, and infrastructure that improves the communities in which we live.
  • The Growth. You can grow as much as you want here, and we try to provide additional opportunities for you to learn and connect with your peers (e.g., Revit Summits, Weekly Conclaves, etc.).
  • The Connections. Like many other companies, we have newsletters, town halls, and a constantly evolving intranet, but what makes a difference are the connections you’ll make with professionals at every level (across the country).
  • The Odd Break. It’s a little thing, but when you work as hard as our people do, you look forward to breaks. We have regular social activities (often organized by our employees), including bowling nights, ski days, escape rooms, picnics, weekly breakfasts, and sailing days. But for those who are just looking for a bit of reprieve during the week, we do give employees the option to take Friday afternoons off. Every week. All year long.

In addition to a fantastic workplace, we offer our employees a full benefits package which includes:

  • Health care insurance
  • Dental care insurance
  • Basic life insurance (employee and dependent child)
  • Long Term Disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD + D)
  • Retirement Savings
  • Vacation
  • Personal Days Off
  • Transit Subsidy Program
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Co-Op Program

It takes a community to raise a co-op.

At Smith + Andersen, our co-op program isn’t “just another thing we do” – it’s an integral part of who we are as a company. We’re committed to providing a culture of knowledge sharing – a place where people aren’t afraid to ask questions, but also aren’t afraid to put up their hand when they have the answer.

We know this takes a special kind of person, which is why we’ve made great strides to ensure we regularly seek out and welcome the best and the brightest. Attending career fairs across the country, we conduct on-campus, candid interviews with considered candidates. Additionally, Smith + Andersen has formed strong partnerships with elite post-secondary institutions across the country, a list that starts with the following but is always growing:

  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Victoria
  • University of British Columbia
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology

As a co-op at Smith + Andersen, you will be mentored by leaders in the industry, but you’ll also be expected to challenge yourself. You aren’t seen as a “student” – you’re seen as a junior member of the project team. It’s a big commitment to join our program, but that commitment is definitely reciprocated.

Wondering just what kind of commitment you can expect? Approximately 40% of the Associates and Principals who lead our teams across the country came up through the Smith + Andersen Co-op Program.

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