Project Manager/Structural Engineer – Houses

K H Davis is looking for an Intermediate Level or Senior Level Structural Engineer with at least 7-10 years of relevant design experience, ideally related to House Construction.

The candidate should have a degree or diploma in Structural Engineering or Structural Engineering Technology from a from a North American College or University and should be a Professional Engineer Licensed in the Province of Ontario, or be a BCIN certified designer with considerable experience as a Structural Designer.  The candidate would report directly to the Principal of the firm.

Firm

K H Davis Engineering Consultants Ltd are Structural Engineers and Architectural Technologists. We are specialists in Houses and Small Building Projects that generally fall under Part 9 of the OBC but require custom design under Part 4 – We have a fabulous team consisting of 3 structural engineers, 3 architectural technologists, 1 Construction Manager and 1 Office Administrator – we serve architects, builders, and homeowners that need expert design services for their residential projects. We have appeared on many HTGV shows, such as Leave it to Bryan, Income Property and we have developed a very good reputation for this type of work in the Greater Toronto Area. We also provide expert witness services to assist lawyers, insurance adjusters, municipalities, and other engineers in litigation related matters.

Our office workload is spilt into approximately 3 different areas:  1/3 of our work is purely structural engineering design for house renovations and custom homes, another 1/3 involves providing expert consultations and reports to homeowners that have a problem with a house or a construction project, and the other 1/3 is providing full-service engineering and architectural design services for home renovations and new houses, usually projects that have a large structural component.

We bring extensive experience with virtually all types and styles of homebuilding construction and we always look forward to a challenge.

Our Principal, Ken Davis, P. Eng., regularly contributes to the AEC community by speaking at Trade Shows and related Trade Organizations in the Toronto Area.

Job Description (Detailed)

If you are a structural engineer/structural designer/building plans examiner and you truly enjoy applying your engineering skills to help homeowners and builders with their projects, then this may be the place for you. We have a very young and enthusiastic team and we are currently looking to expand our company to serve an ever-increasing demand for our services.

Note: This is a job that requires very customer service-oriented people that must have good oral and written English skills, AND someone that is truly interested in the design and construction of wood frame houses and small buildings. We are seeking people that already have experience in Part 9 and Part 4 design and construction and are ready to take on added responsibility in a senior position in our firm.  If you don’t have experience with wood frame design or house construction, then you will not be considered for this position.

An ideal candidate would be a person that has been involved in the design of many wood-frame structures in the past, possibly working as a Structural Engineer for a firm like ours, having previous experience as a Municipal Plans Examiner or possibly having experience as a wood truss designer for a Truss Manufacturer.

If you are a Structural Engineer, or an experienced Structural Designer who is looking to move up in terms of design responsibility and autonomy, then we are likely the firm for you. We offer a very flexible work environment, benefits, and above-average annual bonus (based upon year end profitability). We focus on individual responsibility to our clients and their projects – our office is a professional, yet casual office environment, where people are expected to assume responsibility and deliver projects with high technical quality in a timely manner, with minimal direct supervision.

Summary of Job Requirements:

  1. Extensive Structural Design background and comprehensive knowledge of both Part 9 and Part 4 of the OBC. Must have an excellent understanding of how houses are built in North America (wood frame with siding or brick veneer).  Excellent 3-D spatial visualisation skills are required, understanding of gravity load analysis and lateral load analysis (including the design of shear walls and moment resisting frames for typical residential applications).
  2. Candidate must be able to handle projects from start to finish. This position requires the full range of skills expected from an Engineer that is offering Consulting Services to the Public.
  3. Excellent Interpersonal Skills – Many of our clients are homeowners, so we often we need to explain technical things to non-technical people in a manner whereby the client understands the issues. The Candidate must also have excellent spoken and written English skills since direct client contact and report writing is a big part of the job. This job cannot be done my someone who does not have high proficiency with written English since 2-3 reports/proposals per week are typical.
  4. Knowledge of all commonly used Structural Analysis and Design software used for House Design, such as WoodWorks, Saffire, SAP2000, etc.
  5. It is expected that you have a good working knowledge of MS Office, and commonly used design software such as AutoCAD and REVIT. Ideally, you have a G driver’s licence for this position as well, since you must carry out site visits to locations all around the GTA.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000 to $90,000 /year

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