Intermediate Architectural Technologist (Contract 12-18 Month Maternity Leave)

Shane Homes Ltd., a leading residential production home builder, constructing quality new homes in premier communities throughout Calgary & Airdrie has an opportunity to join its Drafting and Design team.
The ideal candidate will be a positive, enthusiastic, multi-tasking architectural technologist with excellent organizational and communication skills ready to work in a vibrant, busy environment.

A minimum of 4 years of residential drafting experience in the Canadian construction industry is a necessity. The candidate must work well independently and as part of a project team. They also must be capable of mentoring less experienced team members. Consideration will be given to candidates with AutoCAD and/or Revit experience.

As an Architectural Technologist you will have the following responsibilities:
  • Prepare a complete set of working drawings, including plot plans
  • Have the flexibility to work on a full range of product types: single family homes, zero lot lines, duplexes and fee simple row houses
  • Work as part of a specialized project team to develop duplex and/or townhome projects
  • Design innovative floorplans and elevations
  • Maintain familiarity with architectural and interior design trends and contribute to pushing the design envelope at Shane Homes
  • Strong knowledge in structural design will be considered an asset.
  • Possess a solid understanding of the residential construction process, building materials, permit processes, etc.
  • Have a solid understanding of the 2014 A.B.C. and current  land use bylaws for Calgary and Airdrie
  • Able to create new complete construction details as requested
  • Review contract documents and customer redlines to make customer changes to standard plans
  • Review & understand Architectural control guidelines.
  • Communicate changes and/or errors effectively to Area Managers.
  • Provide complete work order packages to estimators.
  • Prepare preliminary plot plans of lot and house.
  • Shane Homes has a combined Drafting and Design team which provides candidates the opportunity to contribute to design work. In addition, there is a great opportunity to work on a variety of product lines to build your skills and career. We allow total customer customization so our team is always working on something challenging or interesting.

This is a contract position for maternity leave coverage with the potential to become permanent full time. Please email your resume and cover letter stating experience and salary expectations to Human Resources (please note "Intermediate AT – Mat leave" in the subject line).
Please provide your salary expectation in the covering letter.  No phone calls please, only successful candidates will be contacted.