Job Advert – Office Manager / Executive Assistant

Posted on 11.24.00
by Jack Lloyd


Post Date:             November 24, 2021
Close Date:           Open until filled
Location:               Vancouver, BC

Equilibrium Consulting Inc. is an award-winning mid-sized consulting structural engineering firm working on a diverse range of ambitious projects both locally and internationally. Eric Karsh founded the practice in Vancouver in 1998 with a focus on progressive and innovative building projects, particularly those utilizing timber construction.
Equilibrium was until recently owned by Katerra, a US based construction start-up, with Eric regaining full control of the company in August. With our head office in Vancouver, we have ambitious plans for the future and have recently started expansion into the United States and France. We strive to have an open and collaborative culture that fosters creativity and provides opportunities for our employees.

We are looking for an Office Manager / Executive Assistant to support our team and play a major role in achieving the anticipated growth of the company. As a dynamic and relatively small office, we need an administrative assistant who is willing to take on a variety of tasks, learn new things, and grow with the company. While previous experience in a similar role, particularly with an architecture or engineering firm, is desirable, adaptability and a positive attitude are equally important.

– Support the day-to-day requirements of the team and act as the “go-to” person for all administrative tasks such as filing, ordering supplies and record keeping
– Act as Executive Assistant to the leadership team
– Maintain the general email accounts and main office phone line
– Manage applications and renewals for leadership team’s and company’s engineering and business licenses
– Research, book, and manage employee travel arrangements
– Arrange activities, meetings, and events, both internal and external
– Assist with writing and formatting reports, letters, proposals, presentations and documents
– Support expense and timesheet processing
– Maintain up-to-date information in CRM and Project Databases
– Maintain employee personnel files
– Assist with recruiting, interviewing, and onboarding processes
– Act as “go-to” person for internal HR needs and liaise with HR consultant
– Assist accounting department with preparation and sending of invoices, AR, depositing cheques etc.
– Assist with maintaining website and social accounts
– Assist in preparation of project proposals, resumes, project cut sheets etc.
– Boost team culture, positive vibes and the coordination of social events

– Enthusiasm to learn, adapt, and grow with what is admittedly a very broad role
– Minimum of 2+ years (5+ preferred) of professional experience, preferably in the A/E industry
– Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
– Ability to effectively prioritize workflow
– Strong organization and time management skills
– Proficiency in MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
– Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, especially inDesign, is an asset
– Experience in proposal writing and creation of visual assets is an asset
– French language skills are an asset
– Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality
– Valid work status in Canada

Equilibrium is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity to grow with our team in a collaborative and fun, open-office environment.

All applicants should submit a CV and references to Please specify the job title in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.