Job Title: Draftsperson
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Reports To: Manager, Building Design
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Reporting to the Manger, Building Design, the Draftsperson is primarily responsible for altering base design drafting plans for permit application.
Design and provide technical working drawings for production and personalized homes
Develop and maintain architectural drafting standards and details
Ensure design concepts and construction documents comply with and satisfy municipal requirements and zoning by-laws, standards, Ontario Building Code and specific architectural controls.
Maintain pre-determined timeline schedule to hit milestone deadline
Day-to-day general office duties for the drafting department, including set-up of new job files and coordinating with engineers and other consultants
Complete scope of project from preliminary design concepts and base plans to working drawings
Work with Sales Team to keep the company at the leading edge in home designs
Establish and maintain architectural details and drafting standards for residential projects
Document all work completed in terms of time and date in the established timesheet on a daily basis
Inform Manager as to status of work and advise of any problems or potential problems as early as possible with identified solutions
Meet with the Manager to verify design and other specific issues, to ensure the success of the project and ensure quality control for customer satisfaction
Sign-off drawings for permit submission using personally obtained BCIN
Daily interaction with various departments and outside consultants
Provide support to job site for any design requirements
Other duties as assigned by management
Post-Secondary School diploma or degree
3 to 5 years’ drafting experience in a production residential home building environment
BCIN No. and OBC course completion considered an asset
Extensive knowledge in construction considered an asset, including construction documentation, architectural styles and local design trends, municipal zoning bylaws, and development schedules for design and working drawing programs
Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office including the most current versions of AutoCAD and SoftPlan are required.
Experience with Revit, Sketchup and NewStar is an asset.
Outgoing and engaging personality with the ability to interact with clients, consultants and municipal officials effectively and professionally
Strong interpersonal skills
Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
Motivated and self-confident with the ability to manage time effectively and efficiently
Able to work well under pressure while working on a multitude of tasks and respond quickly to changing situations
Activa is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation throughout the recruitment process please contact our Human Resources department.
If you are self-motivated and are looking for an opportunity to expand your career in a dynamic and enthusiastic environment, you are invited to submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your interest, however only qualified candidates will be contacted. For more information on our company visit www.activa.ca/our-story.