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AECOM Senior Interior Designer in Burnaby, British Columbia

Company Description

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM Buildings + Places Architectural team is seeking a Senior Interior Designer to join our team. This position can be based out of any of the following offices: Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Burnaby, BC; Ottawa, ON; with opportunities for hybrid work.

At AECOM, we are committed to creating, enhancing, and sustaining the world's built, natural, and social environments. With a global network of experts, we tackle the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative solutions that impact communities around the world. Our multidisciplinary approach combines creativity, technical expertise, and sustainable practices to deliver projects that shape the future.

AECOM Buildings + Places Canada (B+P Canada) is a vibrant and growing fully integrated team spanning architecture, all the building’s engineering disciplines, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, economics and asset management for design and infrastructure projects. Project assignments may include, although not limited to: Transit and Municipal, Commercial, and Institutional projects, Justice, Education and Government.

Job Summary:

AECOM is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Interior Designer to join our dynamic team. As a Senior Interior Designer, you will play a crucial role in leading the design and development of interior spaces across a variety of projects. You will have the opportunity to work on projects ranging from commercial offices to healthcare facilities, educational institutions, cultural venues, transit facilities, social infrastructure buildings and beyond. You will collaborate closely with our interdisciplinary teams to deliver innovative and sustainable design solutions that exceed client expectations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the conceptualization, development, and execution of interior design concepts from inception to completion in a client facing role.

  • Collaborate with project managers, architects, engineers, and other stakeholders to integrate interior design requirements seamlessly into overall project objectives.

  • Conduct client meetings and presentations to gather requirements, communicate design concepts, and obtain feedback.

  • Produce high-quality design deliverables, including sketches, renderings, mood boards, material palettes, and detailed construction drawings.

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to intermediate and junior designers, fostering a collaborative and creative work environment.

  • Work with Market Sector Leadership in a business development capacity to lead interior design pursuits, build the project fee, develop interior design approach/methodology, and assemble proposals.

  • Understands and applies business development concepts and principles, and financial terminology.

  • Stays updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in interior design, and integrate relevant innovations into project designs.

  • Ensures compliance with building codes, regulations, and sustainability standards in all design solutions.

  • Develops detailed design and construction document drawings for assigned projects in conformance with the requirements, applicable codes, and design criteria.

  • Exercises sound judgment in assessing problem situations or complex design issues and uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.

  • Understands the use of requisitions and the role of materials management and can review/advise on purchase orders and subcontracts.

  • Intermediate knowledge of cost estimating methods and performs thorough and accurate material take-offs for the discipline.

  • Reviews completed work with design and drafting personnel responsible for its completion to ensure accuracy and compliance with codes and design data.

  • Advises the interior design director/leader about status of assignments with respect to schedule, budgets, delays, and adverse problems.

  • Understands and assists with the planning and scheduling of design tasks associated with assigned project.

  • Understands the role of each of the other disciplines and collaborates proactively mitigate coordination issues.


Minimum Requirements:

In order to be considered for the position, candidates must possess, at a very minimum:

  • Bachelor of Interior Design or Bachelor of Applied Interior Design from a CIDA accredited University + six (6) years of experience in interior design

Demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education may be considered.

  • NCIDQ Certification is required.

Preferred Qualification:

  • 10+ years working in interior design within a multi-disciplinary firm

  • Well Certification or knowledge of Well principles

  • LEED Certification or knowledge of LEED principles

  • Knowledge of BREAM principles

  • Proficient in Colour Theory

  • Proficient in Autodesk Products including AutoCAD and Revit

  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite

  • Familiarity with 3D rendering software

  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite

  • Maintains a large network of suppliers and vendors

Additional Information

Relocation is not available for this position.

Sponsorship for Canadian employment authorization is not available for this position.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $80,000.00 - $120,000.00.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: REF32579R

Business Line: Architecture

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Design

Work Location Model: Hybrid