Truss/Floor Designer

Location: Calgary and Saskatoon Regions

Term of Employment: Permanent, Fulltime

Salary: Commensurate with candidate's skills and experience

Reporting to the Design Manager, this role will prepare truss/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.

Responsibilities

Determine design specification based on blueprints and structural design needs.

Produce floor and roof truss plans, layouts, truss design drawings and truss 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 more experienced 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 new hires, junior and trainee designers.

Require minimal double checks of final designs.

Requirements & Qualifications

Minimum three (3) years of design experience within the construction industry.

Advanced 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.

Advanced 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.

Advanced knowledge and skills to design floor and roof trusses, I-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.

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