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Architectural Designer

Responsibilities

    • Highly creative and design oriented individual who can help our clients visualize their ideas and assist our sales representatives in the process of communicating design ideas.
    • Ability to interpret clients wants and needs and show them a solution either via sketch or a Revit model, bringing the client’s ideas to life.
    • Ability to interact with the sales team and the client in a professional manner is very important.
    • Assist in the development of architectural designs and program standards
    • Analyze building codes, by-laws, space requirements, site requirements and other technical documents and reports
    • Prepare working drawings for building permit application, including the coordination of engineered truss & floor designs and structure
    • Assist in the development of program specifications, cost estimates, material takeoffs, and contract & bidding documents
    • Ensure the highest quality of drawings are produced that maintain and conform to Normerica’s standard detailing, as well as reflect sound building science (air barrier, water management, and structural) and practical construction practices.
    • Ability to work in a team environment

Qualifications

    • Documented creative design experience in low rise, residential, wood construction.
    • Documented experience in the design of heavy timber cottages / chalets and country homes
    • Extensive working knowledge of AutoDesk Building Design Suite (AutoCAD, Revit)
    • A valid Class G drivers license
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
    • Creative and thoughtful attention to detail
    • Superior organizational and prioritization skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at once with minimal supervision
    • Knowledge of construction practices and building/finishing materials
    • Strong knowledge of building technology and assembly, construction methodology, materials application and interpretation of manufacturers requirements

Experience

    • Member of Association of Architectural Technologists
    • Member of Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
    • Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) certification in Part 9 – Residential, Small Buildings, etc.
    • Minimum 5 years of working experience a residential design environment.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to info@normerica.com.

Design Manager

Creative Responsibilities

 

Project specific drawing development

  • Help our clients visualize their ideas and assist our sales representatives in the process of communicating design ideas.
  • Interpret client’s wants and needs and show them a solution either via sketch or a Revit model. Bringing the client’s ideas to life.
  • Interact with the sales team and the client in a professional manner.
  • Analyze building codes, local zoning by-laws, space requirements, site requirements and other technical documents and reports to understand specific site restrictions, if any.
  • Work with the Architectural Design Director to ensure that current building standards are being incorporated into initial client conceptual review drawings. (Build ability)
  • Review the conceptual / review drawings while being developed by other team members and prior to them being presented to the client to ensure that they meet all client design criteria.

 

Program development

  • Assist in the development of architectural designs (plans book models) based on current trends or needs. Ensure that time is allotted in the design department schedule to support the Architectural Design Director’s mandate of one new design per quarter is required.

 

Technical Responsibilities

 

Project specific drawing development

  • Prepare working drawings for building permit application, including the coordination of engineered truss & floor designs and structural information.
  • Analyze building codes, local zoning by-laws, space requirements, site requirements and other technical documents and reports. Confirm that what has been developed in the creative design phase meets all specific municipal requirements.
  • Review permit drawings while being developed by other team members and prior to the permit package being released to the client to ensure that they are consistent with Normerica’s design standards.
  • Assist the estimating group in the development of cost estimates, material takeoffs and contract & bidding documents

 

Program development

  • Drive efficiencies within the design process, ensuring that best practices and consistent use of details are being used by all designers
  • Oversee the development and refinement of the design standard detail library
  • Assist the Operations Manager in the development of program specifications. (Normerica package)
  • Assist in the Net Zero program implementation working with the Operations Manager and Architectural Design Director:
  • Attend required program seminars and workshops as required.
  • Understand impact on Normerica standard product offering.
  • Oversee the development of additional details required for Net Zero compliance.
  • Assist in the Energy Star program implementation working with the Operations Manager and Architectural Design Director:
  • Attend required program seminars and workshops as required.
  • Understand impact on Normerica standard product offering.
    • Oversee the development of additional details required for Energy Star compliance.

 

Department Management Responsibilities

 

  • Supervise and guide fellow design team members in the use of proper detailing practices, ensuring that best practices and consistent use of details are being used by all designers
  • Ensure the highest quality of drawings are produced that maintain and conform to Normerica’s standard detailing, as well as reflect sound building science (air barrier, water management, and structural) and practical construction practices.
  • Develop day to day design schedule in conjunction with Operations Manager
  • Ensure project timelines and budgets are met.   Weekly review of actual hours. If overages are occurring determine why. Notify Operations Manager if the timeline or budget is not going to be met.
  • Annual review of budgeting information used by the estimating group in development of design hours.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Documented creative design experience in low rise, residential, wood construction.
  • Documented experience in the design of heavy timber cottages / chalets and country homes
  • Extensive working knowledge of AutoDesk Building Design Suite (AutoCAD, Revit), SketchUp, hsbCAD
  • A valid Class G drivers license
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creative and thoughtful attention to detail
  • Superior organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of construction practices and building/finishing materials
  • Strong knowledge of building technology and assembly, construction methodology, materials application and interpretation of manufacturers requirements

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to info@normerica.com.

Retail Sales Representative

 General Accountability:

 

The primary accountability of this position is to develop and generate new business opportunities, new customers, accounts, and business partners. Follow through on Sales strategy; achieving sales objectives, goals and timelines within an assigned territory or market segment by effectively selling the company’s products and related services. Grow your partner network to drive repeat business and create loyalty with our company. Deliver exceptional service, knowledge, and industry expertise. Personally contact and secures new business accounts/customers.

 

Specific Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

 

  • Establish, develop and maintain business relationships with current and prospective customers in the assigned territory to meet or exceed sales goals
  • At the beginning of each month, establish realistic prospecting/sales action plan to achieve monthly objectives
  • Forecast the following month’s sales and pipeline activities
  • Monitor daily performance and compare it with that month’s objective.
  • Make every effort to maximize both present and long-term sales and gross profits.
  • Service customers and leads as required in support of exceeding sales targets and moving clients and builders along our project activity milestones
  • Proactively prospect new clients and new business partnerships through market research, outreach, and cold calling daily/monthly to achieve monthly prospecting objectives
  • Send introductory emails to new partners/prospects
  • Phone call follow ups to get face to face meetings
  • Build the database with key industry partners
  • Maintain reporting sources for developing prospective customers, evaluating their potential, and maintaining and updating our database
  • Manage database for region, keep contact records up to date; clean data to follow database rules for consistency of approach
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining strong positive relationships with staff and coordinating sales effort with marketing, sales management, design, shop floor, and logistics
  • Analyze the territory/market’s potential and determine the value of existing and prospective customers – channels and markets value to the organization.
  • Identify advantages and compare organization’s products/services against competition – find and create unique value propositions
  • Plan and organize personal sales strategy by maximizing the Return on Time Investment for the territory/region.
  • Build key relationships at tradeshows, constantly evaluating ROI on marketing expenditure and assessing new tradeshow opportunities/markets
  • Each fall prepare a territory plan for the following year to achieve or exceed objectives
  • Prepare in advance and proactively schedule regular sales meetings with the President.
  • Work to improve your sales skills, managerial skills, business skills and product knowledge.
  • Responsible for closing qualified sales leads to contracts
  • Document all sales activities within CRM system
  • Attend weekly sales meeting
  • Staff model home, tradeshows as required
  • Travel throughout target market within Ontario for meetings/sales calls as required

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

 

  • Understanding market and competitors’ products
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • 5-7 years of industry specific sale experience in a construction or related field and knowledge of the residential building process
  • Professional communication style; experience with sophisticated, educated buyers
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of timber frame construction an asset
  • Proven track record in managing regions and consistently exceeding sales objectives
  • Strong leadership qualities with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements.
  • Proven leadership and ability to build loyal relationships & develop new business markets.
  • Able to operate in a fast-paced and changing market environment
  • Good negotiation skills and persuasiveness; proven ability to achieve sales targets & objectives
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • An aptitude for design and spatial style within a construction environment is required
  • Comfortable with a long lead time sales process
  • Comfortable working within a CRM system to document and report on daily, weekly, monthly sales activities and to keep all records updated accordingly
  • Functions well within a team environment

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to info@normerica.com.

Channel Sales Representative (Ontario)

We are seeking a Channel Sales Representative (Ontario) who is a self-motivated sales professional and possesses the following:

 

  • Proven sales experience in a construction or related field and knowledge of the residential building process
  • An aptitude for design and spatial style within a construction environment are required.
  • Experience with Timber frame construction an asset.
  • Comfortable with a long lead time sales process
  • Professional communication, presentation & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build strong long-term relationships with clients and channel partners
  • Ability to proactively identify, validate, develop, and grow a network of sales channels – including builders, building dealers, architects and others – in targeted areas.
  • Proven ability to achieve sales targets & objectives
  • Comfortable working within a CRM system to document and report on daily, weekly, monthly sales activities and to keep all records updated accordingly.  HubSpot an asset.
  • Functions well within a team environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for closing qualified sales leads to contracts
  • Document all sales activities within CRM system
  • Attend weekly sales meeting
  • Staff model home, tradeshow booth as required
  • Travel throughout target market within Ontario for meetings/sales calls as required

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to info@normerica.com.

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