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Facilities Designer

Job ID : 5791
Category : Finance
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada

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Definity includes some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. With strong roots that date back to 1871, we’ve grown to become a digital leader in the insurance industry. We’re proud to help our clients and communities adapt and thrive in a world of constant change.

Our promise to you: It’s better here. Why? Because we CARE, and we provide an employee experience that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative P&C insurers. Come be a part of our journey, and love what you do.

Starting in September, Definity employees move to a hybrid work model so we can collaborate, build mentoring relationships, and solve complex or cross-functional business opportunities together. Our teams work in whichever environment best supports what they're working on and who they're working with. We're actively reinventing our offices as welcoming workspaces that optimize collaboration and empower leaders to use our space to strengthen team dynamics. Our tools and processes seamlessly connect employees from multiple locations, and our culture encourages respectful engagement and flexibility. Leaders work with their teams to determine the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their team, cross-functional engagement, responsibilities and timelines, plus those of our customers, our broker partners, and the company culture.

Role Location: Waterloo (Hybrid)

Reporting to the Manager, Facilities the Facilities Designers main responsibility is to provide space planning and full design services for the organization. This will include initiating and developing the design process providing support and guidance to the clients, meeting their requirements while developing and maintaining corporate standards.

What can you expect in this role?

  • Meet with clients to develop requirements document, ensuring that accurate seating, storage adjacency, growth information is gathered.
  • Generate, in AutoCAD, all drawings as required, typically:
    • Concept layouts
    • Detailed drawings for budget preparation
    • Full drawing package for permit submission
    • Detailed move drawings to include all individual furniture items with great attention to detail
  • Arrange for drawing review with clients, Project Manager and Facilities Manager documenting and implementing changes as required.
  • Ensuring that all proposals adhere to relevant building code and proper design principles.
  • Support to Project Manager during project plan development and project execution, including all project closeout documentation.
  • Maintain inventories of furniture and artwork and develop and maintain standards documentation.

What do you bring to the role?

  • Diploma or degree in accredited interior design program.
  • Member in good standing with ARIDO & NCIDQ and Bill 124 large building certified.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in commercial design and space planning.
  • Highly proficient in AutoCAD 2019 or higher with knowledge and experience with CAFM software.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to tactfully resolve conflict.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments and deadline
  • A good understanding of and ability to use Microsoft office suite



We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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