Compass Datacenters is seeking an Architectural SME (Subject matter expert) to join its collaborative team in Toronto, Canada or Dallas, Texas. The individual in this role will serve a key function assisting with the planning, design, and permitting of data center design and engineering projects. The SME will have the opportunity to grow as part of a rapid expanding team. In this role, you will gain experience in engineering and design for Datacenters and have the opportunity to lead large complex multi-disciplinary design projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Act as Compass’ SME for all architectural matters.
  • Provide expert opinion on various engineering documents including reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, cost estimates, and design plans for projects using engineering and design software (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, etc.) and equipment
  • Engage and/or manage the local consultants to review zoning, ordinance, and permit assessments, assist with the site work, and sidewalk cast estimations, and determines the feasibility of projects based on the analysis of collected data
  • Work closely with the local consultant engineer to develop the most constructible site
  • Review and sign-off on proposed data center design drawings with collaboration from the broader Compass SME team
  • Recommend new approaches and ideas that continuously improve efficiency and services performed
  • Act as test fit lead including create test fit drawings
  • Work closely with design partners to steward Compass’ Prototype program
  • Closely collaborate with all team members on project tasks and assignments
  • Perform other duties as requested

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or Architectural Technology.
  • 5 - 7 years' experience in complex building projects as lead architect.
  • Experience and understanding of multi-disciplinary coordination.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical, multitasking, and judgement capabilities.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and in a team environment.
  • Infinite curiosity.


    15% travel required


    Compass is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

    At Compass, we make lives better by providing the world's technology leaders with a secure place to plug in wherever they grow. We provide custom, move-in ready data centers from edge deployments to core facilities serving hyperscale, cloud and enterprise customers.

    We are a Culture First organization. With a keen focus on our culture, we genuinely provide a place where employees can do their best work and grow personally and professionally. Each day, we are accountable to live out our four Core Convictions: 1) Humility In, Pride Out, 2) Actions and Words are One, 3) Continuous Improvement of People, Processes and Systems (spoiler alert - we order People first for a reason!), and 4) We Ask Why to Understand the Needs versus the Wants.

    Compass is committed to an inclusive culture, and we celebrate and value diverse insights and perspectives. To continue to soar on our rocket ship, we need talent from various background, perspectives, and abilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to successfully participate in the job application, interview process, and in potential roles to perform crucial job functions.

    That is why we are committed to our core convictions and key principles as we continue to provide companies a secure place to plug in.


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