Queen’s Solar Design Team (QSDT) is a multi-disciplinary team that provides an opportunity for all members to explore their interests in sustainable building design and social justice. The team is structured to present a collaborative environment for each member to develop an aptitude for sustainable design principles, CAD modelling software, energy modelling software, and working with real-world project clients and stakeholders.

QSDT accepts students from all faculties from Queen’s University, and all applicants will be considered for each position. However, please refer to the following list to view the corresponding disciplines that would have priority to be selected for each position: Solar Decathlon Manager (All Disciplines), Structural Lead (Civil), Architectural Lead (Civil & Mechanical), Systems (Mechanical & Chemical), Business (All Disciplines), Administrative Manager (All Disciplines), Finance & Sponsorship Coordinator (All Disciplines), Marketing & External Relations (All Disciplines).

Interviews will be held via Zoom from November 5-8

Please contact director.qsdt @ engsoc.queensu.ca with any questions regarding the application and/or hiring process logistics.

Application Deadline: November 4, 2022

Brief: The Architectural Sub-Team lead will report to the Solar Decathlon Manager/Team Managers and is responsible for:

  1. Supervising the architectural design and modelling of candidate designs using software including AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, and Rhino 3D.
  2. Supervising the creation of renderings of the final design for submission in competition and delivery to the client.
  3. Working with the Team Managers to ensure the final design is compliant with the NBCC and other area-specific accessibility guidelines.