Senior Designer

Location: Calgary Region

Term of Employment: Permanent, Fulltime

Salary: Commensurate with candidate's skills and experience

Reporting to the Design Manager, this role will prepare roof truss/EWP floor layouts and designs for various projects and assist in the review of design work and feasibility analysis of construction plans relative to truss/floor related matters.


  • Determine design specification based on blueprints and structural design needs.
  • Produce floor and roof truss designs, layouts & quotes using your ability to understand blueprints and customer requirements for specific projects.
  • Communicate with sales staff and customers on technical aspects of plans which require clarification. Make suggestions for solutions to plan challenges or if comfortable with the customer, make changes as per customer specs and communicate this to all parties.
  • Consult with colleagues and management when more in-depth analysis is required.
  • Consistent delivery of high-quality, cost-effective designs to both our internal and external customers.
  • Review project design and drive accurate releases to production and logistics.
  • Record and expedite repairs or corrections and follow up to implement corrective actions.
  • Review other designers work as part of a check system to reduce design errors prior to submitting paperwork to manufacturing.
  • Mentor junior design team members.
  • No need for double checks, take full responsibility for the design of the project.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Minimum five (5) years of direct design experience within the construction industry.
  • Expert blueprint (architecture, structural and mechanical) reading skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of rough framing and the construction process.
  • Command of local and national building codes, structural analysis, and structural engineering, communicate and enforce adherence.
  • Expert knowledge in the application of building components and connections of floor and roof systems and in the application of floor (I-joist and LVL), roof and floor (truss) systems and tall walls.
  • Expert skills to design floor and roof trusses, and EWP (joist, LVL and beams).
  • Superior knowledge of computer design software, preferably MiTek and iStruct.
  • Strong problem-solving skills to resolve incomplete, ambiguous project requirements, errors, or omissions within blueprints.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English are required for this position.

More About ZyTech:

ZyTech has been an industry innovator since it was founded in 1997. Through product research and development, we are continually striving for the most efficient, effective, and advanced procedures to deliver the best product to our customers in the fastest way possible.


Here at ZyTech, we recognize that our greatest component is our people. With their loyalty and daily commitment to delivering promises to our valued clients, our organization is positioned to continually exceed customer expectations.



People *Better Together*   

Creating a positive culture with an engaged workforce working together with our customers, suppliers, and end users


Safety *Make it personal*   

Practice safety at work, in public and at home


Accountability  *Make it happen*

If it is to be, it's up to me.


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We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position. All candidates who apply will get a response when a decision has been made. Any personal information submitted will be managed with the strictest of confidentiality.

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