** This role is open those based in or electing to relocate to the greater Toronto metropolitan area**
We are Steer and we help people, places and economies thrive. Steer is a global employee-owned business consultancy specializing in transportation, cities and infrastructure, with over 460 staff in 24 offices around the world.
We have an enduring commitment to generate success for our clients, for ourselves and for the communities which we support. A commitment that ultimately improves the way people live, work and travel.
At Steer North America, our consultants work to improve the outlook of our region, ensuring that our clients keep social and environmental impact in mind as they conduct their operations. We believe that actions speak louder than words, and therefore have annual measurable targets across all social impact areas, particularly DEI and sustainability. We have also committed to successfully operate as a Net Zero Carbon company by 2025, participating in the UN's Global Compact.
For further information on Steer, please take a moment to review our website Steer | Helping people, places and economies thrive (steergroup.com)
View our design portfolio: dfm.steergroup.com
About the role
Our Toronto office is looking for an experienced, motivated, self-starting, problem-solver and collaborative professional to fill our Junior Designer position. This person will be working in our Design for Movement team in the areas of transit and civic information design and wayfinding, which has contributed to our company's ongoing success in Canada, the United States, and beyond.
This person will be a contributing member of Steer's North American/International teams which is comprised of planners, engineers, economists, designers, financial modellers and technical specialists. In combination, these disciplines provide us with the breadth and depth to deliver integrated and innovative solutions to our many clients.
Our design unit brings together a mix of experts from wayfinding and industrial design to branding, cartography, and spatial analytics. We combine our understanding of people, context and function to deliver innovative, user-centred design which helps to make our cities, transport systems and public places understandable, accessible and enjoyable for all.
The Junior Designer will:
Work alongside senior colleagues to conceptualize, develop, and deliver new information design and wayfinding projects.
Contribute to our existing projects by applying design standards, conducting site visits, preparing sign location plans, message schedules, artworks.
Design documents, presentations and infographics for a wide range of Steer's projects and clients.
Support Steer's global practice via proposal development.
The Junior Designer will work in a demanding and enjoyable environment across projects in the fields of wayfinding signage, information design, cartography and visual identity, and provide wider support to our business in the design of documentation, presentations and infographics for a wide range of Steer's projects and clients.
About the candidate
At Steer, our employees are self-motivated, goal-oriented, and adaptive. Steer commits itself to providing our clients with the utmost quality of strategic and innovative advisement on some of the world's largest transportation and infrastructure projects.
The ideal candidate for this role has:
The ability to work autonomously yet in collaboration with other colleagues and our clients
The ability to provide our clients with design solutions and advice that combine creative flair and technical skill
All Steer employees seeking a full-time opportunity are encouraged to spend 60% of their time either in office or on-site with clients. An employee's typical work week consists of 37.5 hours. Hours, expectations, and exemption status will be adjusted for any applicant seeking a part-time opportunity.
The preferred candidate for this role will possess some or all of the following attributes:
2+ years relevant experience in graphic design or related field.
Interest in wayfinding, information, and cartographic design.
Strong graphic and typographic skills and understanding of design principles.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Able to take initiative and work independently.
Enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
Able to delegate, learns quickly and enjoys developing new skills.
Creative thinker/problem solver able to get to the 'essence' of a brief quickly.
Detail-oriented; able to multi-task and effectively prioritize workloads and meet strict deadlines.
Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Microsoft Office Suite.
3D design, mapping, and/or BIM software skills would be an asset
Education and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in graphic design or related field.
Certification from the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) or Design Professionals of Canada (CDP) would be an asset.
Proficiency in French would be an asset
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States or Canada without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future
For our Canadian applicants, we offer a competitive package of benefits including private medical, dental, and vision insurance, a group Share Incentive Plan, a 3% RRSP contribution and a discretionary yearly bonus based on annual compensation (dependent upon individual and company performance).
Additionally, we offer up to 22 vacation days, 13 paid holidays, and competitive sick days.
Steer is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all candidates regardless of race, color, ancestry, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Any other human expressions and experiences not mentioned here are equally welcome. If you require an accommodation, now or throughout your employment, please let us know.
In our commitment to inclusivity in the workplace, Steer has welcomed the creation of various Employee Resource Groups, dedicated to ensuring the support, progression, and well-being of all employees. For more information, check out our social responsibility page Our social responsibility | Steer (steergroup.com).
Our evaluation processes are designed around merit and capability. We don't select people on the prestige of their educational establishments or other background information. Our interviewers are trained on how to manage selection processes fairly and without bias, and to conduct processes which do not selectively appeal more to one or more demographic to the detriment of any others.
We understand that some may be dissuaded to apply based off their compatibility with the job description. That being said, we understand that not everyone is a perfect match on paper and encourage anyone to apply regardless of how much their work experience directly relates to the job description.
Part-time and flexible working applications will be considered.