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Freshii Design Associate

Freshii Freshii Employer:
Toronto, ON, CALocation:
Wed, Oct 18 '17Posted on:

Role: Design Associate – Design

Location: Freshii HQ – 1055 Yonge Street

Reports to: Director of Architectural Design

Company: Freshii

Required: Attach a portfolio along with your resume.

Eat. Energize. That's the Freshii motto. With 250+ stores in over 80 cities across the world, we live each day with the goal of making fast, fresh food convenient and accessible. We want to empower guests through our food and their experience, but we can’t do this alone. We’re building a team of energetic entrepreneurs who want to make a real impact.

Design Associate – Design:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self- motivated Design Associate to join the Freshii Team. A Freshii Design Associate is organized, detail-oriented, and looking to make an impact and a long-term commitment to grow with an rapidly growing company. You will work with the Director of Architectural Design on special projects that will require a creative and forward thinking approach to how we view the Freshii brand in 2017 and beyond.

What this role entails

-Developing, managing and maintaining project schedules for active restaurant projects in various stages of the development process and ensuring projects are delivered on-time and within budget.

-Maintaining and updating active project files which include logging in and filing of submittals, drawing submissions, construction budgets, etc.

-Supporting the Project Management and Design Teams in the RFP and planning process by coordinating vendor proposals, comparing vendor and contractor quotes, etc.

-Assisting in plan and specification analysis in order to provide clear, easily tracked and coordinated interpretations of the design / construction documents during construction.

-Assisting in the evaluation of potential in-field problems and issues and reporting those items to the Project Management and Design Teams to ensure prompt and comprehensive resolutions are reached.

-Understanding and performing document control functions, including tracking and answering of RFI's, logging in and tracking of project submittals, composing various agreement documents and maintaining project deliverable lists.

-Providing support to the Head of Project Management and the Director of Architectural Design with other various administrative tasks as required

Qualifications:

-A degree in Construction Management, Project Management or Design (Architecture or Interior Design)

-One to three years of experience / or an equivalent combination of technical training and related experience can also be considered.

-A strong eye for design and design details and the ability to assist in making design driven decisions that will literally impact future restaurant model developments

-Strong communication skills

-A comfort with problem solving and finding the answers to your questions resourceful

-The ability to plan, organize, and multitask with minimal supervision

-The ability to use online tools and technology to help you be effective and efficient within your role

-The ability to successfully coordinate multiple projects, people and deadlines at once.

-The ability to assist in monitoring construction progress, providing status reports while ensuring design partners and contractors meet safety and regulatory compliance on their respective project.

-An interest in expanding your knowledge of construction techniques, building materials, building and accessibility code compliance and equipment/access through hands on experience

-Having a 'no job is too big or too small' mentality

-The ability to support the Project Management Team and Design Team by helping to solve Construction / Design related issues in time sensitive situations

-Having working experience in Restaurant Design, Restaurant Construction and / or Restaurant Operations are a plus

Technical Qualifications:

-A working knowledge of scheduling, project management and contract software (Salesforce for example) is a plus

-Having a working knowledge of Architectural Drafting Software (ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Revit, etc.)

-Having a working knowledge of Adobe Design Software (Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign etc.)

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

-Knowledge of U.S. and Canadian Building Codes / International Experience is a plus

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