Design Associate

Toronto, ON

Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

Job Description: Design Associate 


We are looking for an enthusiastic, self- motivated Design Associate to join the Freshii Team. A Freshii Design Associate is organized, detail-oriented, looking to make an impact, and has a long-term commitment to grow with a rapidly growing company.

 Primary Responsibilities:


  • Store Planning: 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 includes logging and filing of submittals, drawing submissions, technical architecture, 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, and addressing any related questions.
  • Assisting in plan and specification analysis in order to provide clear, easily tracked interpretations of the design / construction documents during construction.
  • Assisting in the evaluation of potential in-field problems and issues and reporting those items to all relevant parties to ensure prompt and comprehensive resolutions are reached.
  • Understanding and performing document control functions, including tracking and answering of RFI's, logging and tracking of project submittals, composing various agreement documents and maintaining project deliverables list.

Job Requirements

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.

Core competencies:

A strong eye for design and details and the ability to assist in making design driven decisions
Strong communication skills
A comfort with problem solving and being resourceful when finding answers to questions
The ability to plan, organize, and multitask with minimal supervision
The ability to use online tools and technology to be as efficient and effective as possible
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.
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 is considered an asset
Technical Qualifications:

A working knowledge of AutoCAD is required.
A working knowledge of SketchUp/other 3D modelling software is an asset.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
Proficiency in Adobe Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator)
Familiarity with U.S. and Canadian Building Codes / International Experience is a plus.
Freshii is a results-driven company - we don’t micromanage! We offer flexible office hours, casual dress code, unlimited vacation days + free Freshii food to keep you energized in our fast-paced working environment! Freshii welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.