Must be a Canadian Resident or have a working permit in Canada to apply.

Where Are We Located?

Canadian Timberframes is nestled in amongst 3 mountain ranges, and 5 national parks – our community offers some of the best skiing, mountain biking & hiking BC has to offer. If you have the experience, extraordinary talent & desire to live in the mountains in Golden BC, we want to talk to you!

The Position?

We’re looking for a Production Designer. The 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.

We Offer?

Competitive wages; profit sharing program; a drool worthy lifestyle & excellent benefits.

Why Should You Apply?

Because we are one of the top players in this market & so are you! Because this is great opportunity to build a career within our growing organization & because of our sweet mountain town & awesome team!

Or, please pass this along, if you know anybody who should apply.


  1. Meets with client/architect/designer/builder/engineer to discuss the customer requirements, expectations and budget on complex projects
  2. Prepares preliminary design sketches, design time, estimated machine time, board foot requirement, wood piece count, timber list and hand joinery for cost estimates
  3. Reviews with Operations Manager &/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 as well as the cutting title for the Hundegger
  5. Receive and process change orders; inform sales of new costing & review with client 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 ‘Junior’ Timber frame designers
  8. Ensures company goals and customer objectives are met and a projects a positive company image
  9. Monitor projects as they are being manufactured and assist the production and finishing departments
  10. Attend raising if local


  • Thorough knowledge of machine program by Hundegger & the Hundegger capabilities 
  • 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
  • Considers customer specific styles and needs – tailors designs accordingly
  • Is thoroughly knowledgeable about design process and is able 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. 
  • Positions self as a ‘consultant’ to team members internally as well as clients
  • Corrects oversights, Q’A’s on his/her own.
  • Ability & experience to cut joinery using hand tools
  • Ability & experience to raise Timber Frames on site

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