Associate - Footprint (Vancouver and Calgary)

A sustainability champion in the Vancouver and/or Calgary markets, you are a natural leader. Your education and work experience is reflective of your commitment to improving the energy efficiency of the built environment, while your magnetic personality and easy-going communication style inspires those around you. You're more than comfortable managing the delivery of LEED projects, are current in the latest provincial codes and regulations, and are ready and able to help clients make the best decisionsfor their projects. With proven project management abilities and exceptional presentation skills, you are ready to coach and mentor others in their growing careers.

Does this sound like you? If so, here are some of the more detailed responsibilites you can expect in this position:


  • Oversee assigned projects from conception to successful completion.
  • Represent Footprint at client meetings. Demonstrate effective leadership, client management and project management abilities.
  • Manage the delivery of energy modelling, LEED certification, and other sustainability certifications / measures related to new construction and existing building projects.
  • Lead technical discussions during the initial stages of complex projects (as required), in an effort to help establish the vision and objectives of the project.
  • Assign staff and provide technical guidance, supporting and mentoring project team members. Ensure adherence to quality standards and deliverables to clients.
  • Represent Footprint through the delivery of presentations to clients during industry conferences, project pursuits, and other internal and external events.
  • Provide written responses on behalf of the Footprint team for Requests for Proposal (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), and requests for Expressions of Interest (EOIs).
  • Develop and / or improve internal Footprint processes and procedures.
  • Analyze project profitability, revenue, and utilization.
  • Liaise with other disciplines, as required, while respecting the project status, major deadlines, and overall staffing requirements.
  • Establish and support the technical integrity of deliverables, scheduling, progress reporting, risk management, and client relationship management.
  • Provide insight on project opportunities and outline potential risks and/or challenges.
  • As a leader of a member of the Smith + Andersen Group of Companies, provide holistic ownership of projects, remaining cognizant of the full discipline breadth, and mindful of potential opportunities and/or challenges.
  • Lead and/or assist in human resources related activites, including staff recruitment, development, performance, and team member relations.

A few more qualifications which will help you with these responsibilities:

  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in architecture, engineering or environmental science and/or related field.
  • Must have LEED AP designation or specialty designation.
  • Proficient knowledge of building energy modelling techniques, software programs municipal green standards and provincial building codes.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; able to communicate with both internal and external clients.
  • Highly innovative with attention to detail; quick learner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and client relationship management skills.

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to Please place job title in the subject line of the email.

Appropriate accommodations will be provided to candidates upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process. Successful applicants will be advised of Footprint's accommodation policies at the time an employment offer is extended.

About Footprint

Footprint is a consulting practice comprised of a highly-specialized team of engineers, planners, architects, designers, and sustainability professionals. With offices across Canada, Footprint provides an evolving list of services, including sustainability certification and strategy, energy modelling, measurement and verification, existing building services, and dayling analysis. The Footprint team draws extensively from our technical background on a diverse range of projects - many of which are leading national examples of sustainable design. Their team has earned the trust of public and private clients in markets across Canada, and consider it their responsibility to provide reliable and unparalleled service through every stage of a project. A proud member of the Smith + Andersen Group of Companies, Footprint's foundations lie in technical expertise gained from a proven consulting engineernig firm. To find out more about Footprint, please visit their website:

About Smith + Andersen

Smith + Andersen is a trusted Canadian consulting engineering firm with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Ottawa, and Halifax. Founded in 1965, Smith + Andersen has organically grown from an established reputation as trusted mechanical and electrical consultants, reaching new levels of engineering and design excellence in the communications, security and audiovisual fields, and providing enhanced services such as lighting, buildnig automation systems, and intelligent integrated systems design. Thanks to their client-focussed approach, Smith + Andersen is able to apply efficient, sustainable, and reliable design and engineering solutions on the most exciting projects across Canada. From fully-integrated hospitals and welcoming schools, to healthy workplaces and secure transit stations, their team has established lasting relatinoships with public and private sector clients across the country. To find out more about Smith + Andersen, please visit their website:

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