Senior Interior Designer

House of Commons - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Bilingual Imperative (English / French)

Reading comprehension: Intermediate level (B)
Written expression: Intermediate level (B)
Oral interaction: Superior level (C)
Your Challenge

Your Challenge

If you dream of joining an organization that is small enough for you to be noticed and big enough to provide a meaningful career, we want to hear about you! The House of Commons Digital Services and Real Property is currently looking to staff a Senior Interior Designer position, for the Recapitalization and Campus Projects, Capital Projects and Standards and Guidelines Program.

The Interior Design BCC (Component) Program (ID+BCC (Component)) team is responsible for the delivery of interior design (ID) services to the House of Commons (HOC) in support of three Programs of work:
(1) Major Crown Projects (MCP);
(2) Recapitalization and Campus Projects, Capital Projects and Standards and Guidelines; and
(3) Building Components.

The positions provide direction, including the planning, management and implementation of ID projects as they relate to one of the three Programs of Work. The strategic direction and technical expertise provided to the projects ensure a high-level approach to ID, respecting codes and regulations, best practice, innovation and heritage design.

Responsibilities include planning and consulting with clients on the identification and selection of functional interior design and BCC (component) requirements and ensuring quality assurance and integration across all project phases.

Top reasons to join our organization:
  • Be part of a multidisciplinary team working towards a common vision
  • Lead projects and foster innovative design solutions
  • Promote initiatives that support the modernization of the House of Commons administrative Workplace
  • Attractive salaries and benefits
  • Work-life balance / Flexible schedules / 35-hour work week
  • Resources to promote well-being
  • Learning, professional development and advancement opportunities
  • Downtown Ottawa: a vibrant place to work!
  • Cafeterias exclusive to employees
  • Gym located on-site
Completion of post-secondary education in an Interior Design program.
Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience on complex, multi-million dollar projects with multiple stakeholders and functions whereby the candidate played a major role in providing Key ID deliverables, including; the procurement of Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment;
Strong knowledge and experience in the application of concepts and methods related to design development, ergonomic and environmental considerations, project documents, specifications for furniture, finishes, and furnishings, tendering process, contract management, project management, interior installations, and post-occupancy management;
Experience in establishing and implementing workplace strategies and change management processes;
Experience in and ability to focus on a single client with a variety of project types or multiple, concurrent projects in various stages of development;
Experience collaborating with other team members, coordinating work streams and optimizing efficiencies within deliverables;
Knowledge/understanding of technical relationships between interior design, architecture, and mechanical and electrical engineering scopes of work.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, InDesign and EXCEL;
Knowledge of corporate administrative policies, guidelines, procedures and governance;
Knowledge of current products, trends, and developments in the field of interior design;
Knowledge of project management principles, methods and practices and how they apply to construction projects;
Knowledge of corporate administrative policies, guidelines, procedures and governance;
Knowledge of data/info management practices and procedures;
Ability to develop reports, to provide technical guidance and make impartial recommendations, to prepare status reports and generate schedules;
Membership in a recognized Canadian Professional Interior Design Association.

Selected candidates will be evaluated against the Information Services Competency Profile – Advisors/ Planners.

The purpose of this recruitment and selection process is to staff the position of Senior Interior Designer on a long-term basis and to create a pool of qualified candidates that may be considered to staff future vacancies for this position or for other similar and/or related positions on an indeterminate and/or determinate basis. Successful candidates that are awarded a long-term determinate position or have been retained in the pool may be considered for an indeterminate Senior Interior Designer position when they become available. Consideration may be given to candidates with other linguistic profiles.
Essential Information
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process.
Assessments and interviews may be held in-person or virtually and the use of technology may be required. For any questions regarding use of technology, please contact
Selected candidates who do not have valid second language evaluation (SLE) results will be assessed. Bilingual non-imperative appointments could also be considered.
Please note that only applications submitted through our Career Portal will be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) on September 7, 2020.
Please save a copy of the notice of job opportunity as well as all related documents. Once the closing date has passed, these documents will no longer be available.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Recruitment and Selection at before the closing date and time of the recruitment and selection process. We will respond to enquiries within 24 hours (excluding statutory holidays and weekends).
The House of Commons is committed to an inclusive workplace that ensures full and equal access to employment, development and advancement opportunities for current and future employees.
Relocation and travel expenses incurred during the recruitment and selection process are the applicant's responsibility.
A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates.
The masculine form is used in documents for the sole purpose of simplifying them: it is not discriminatory in any way.