Senior Design Technologist

At Canadian Timberframes LTD.

Golden, British Columbia

Job Type

Full Time


$44- $52 an hour


The Senior Designer is primarily responsible for ensuring that timber frame structures are designed and drafted to meet customer requirements and expectations, as well as, monitoring the production process to ensure ‘Quality Control’ and the high service standard goals of the company are met in the final project/ product.  Have the experience, knowledge & know-how, to take a project from inception to final product autonomously. 


  1. Meets with client/architect/designer/builder/engineer to discuss the customer requirements, expectations and budget on complex projects
  2. Prepares pricing design models and take-offs for design time, estimated machine time, board foot requirement, wood piece count, timber list and hand joinery for cost estimates
  3. Reviews with Design Manager/ Supervisor &/or Peers: designs, specifications, alterations, cost estimates and that quality control checks are completed at appropriate stages within the project follow through to final approval 
  4. On contracted projects: design timber frame models & enclosure systems, develops the connection details, generates review drawings and prepares material lists, sawmill lists, cutting file for the Hundegger as well as bill of materials.
  5. Receive and process change orders; inform sales of new costing & review with Sales before approval 
  6. Liaises with internal teams and client to maintain timeline of project - develops good working relationships and establishes a solid basis for cohesive team approach
  7. Coaches & mentors’ designers
  8. Ensures company goals and customer objectives are met and projects a positive company image
  9. Monitor projects as they are being manufactured and assist the production and finishing departments
  10. Work with external vendors 
  11. Attend raising if local
  12. Assists on special projects as required
  13. Assists in training of new employees


Thorough knowledge of Cambium software by Hundegger 

Uses advanced understanding of design principals, terminology, project requirements, methods, practices, and techniques of heavy Timber Frame construction & general construction methods (as per the building codes)

Thorough knowledge of CAD program by CADWORK to prepare house plans, construction drawings and specifications from rough sketches to final design

Reviews his/her own output, as well as others, to high quality standards

Thorough knowledge of design process and ability to manage time, scope of project, project complexities appropriately and autonomously

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients & cross function personnel within company.  

Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office suite and Adobe PDF. 

Positions self as a ‘subject matter expert’ to team members internally as well as clients

Ability & experience to cut Joinery using hand tools

Ability & experience to raise Timber frames on site


Wages: $44- $52 an hour

Starting at 15 days of paid time off

Comprehensive benefits package

Company RRSP matching program

Work social events

Joining a great team of people! 

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Join a passionate team dedicated to excellence and innovation in timber frame construction. From the pristine forests of Golden, BC, we source the finest timber, crafting dreams into reality. Whether you're an artisan, engineer, or designer, Canadian Timber Frames offers a dynamic, collaborative environment where your skills and creativity flourish.

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