Timber Frame Designer

23 Jun 2022
21 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
At Saint-Gobain people matter to us, and we try to show that every day. As part of this, our aim is to create an enterprising and innovative working environment, where you have the opportunity to learn new skills, and develop your career. Did you know we have been awarded top UK & Global Employer 5 Years Running!?

This role will see you working with our Scotframe brand, a leading supplier of award winning timber frame kits for self-build and commercial home developers across the UK and internationally.

In this role, you will design, quantify and prepare drawings for Production and Site Operatives, as well as liaise with all departments and clients to uphold Scotframe's reputation for quality and customer service.

Key Responsibilities

Complete timber frame design for a selection of building types involving producing timber frame manufacture drawings for walls, floors and roof trusses and ensuring that all projects are designed to meet Scotframe's standard detailing and specification
Produce clear and concise timber frame manufacture drawings and site layouts with sound interpretation and understanding of architectural and engineering drawings
Liaise with external partners for support e.g. roof structure design or external joinery design
Organise material procurement through coordination with our suppliers, ensuring that appropriate quantities of project materials are scheduled - a right first time approach
Maintain good working relationships with clients and team members
Identify areas for improvement in processes and practices and recommend improvements to support unrivalled customer service
Manage potential claims associated with area of responsibility professionally and with minimal liability while taking responsibility where appropriate
Ensure construction simplicity is accounted for in structural design
Provide routine updates on current workload progress to Estimating & Design ManagerWhat skills and experience are we looking for?

Experience of a technical department and the understanding of the principles of Timber Frame Construction
Strong communication skills at all levels, both written and verbal
Ability to consistently demonstrate initiative to spot and highlight areas of potential improvement
Able to manage workload and work to tight deadlines
Able to work on own or as part of a team
IT literate in systems relevant to role i.e. CAD Software (MiTek / Vertex specifically)
Good business and commercial awareness - preferably gained from similar industry
Able to translate technical language into simple terms
Strong literacy and numeracy skills
Willingness to excel and ultimately accomplish the highest levels of design output

'Making the world a better home' - Saint-Gobain's purpose, we have a history spanning more than 350 years and have a responsibility to address the major challenges faced by humanity. We are on a journey to make the world a beautiful and sustainable place to live and have pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050!

Flexible packages designed for you!

We know employees value different things more than others. As well as a great range of standard benefits we understand circumstances in life also change so flexibility through these changes is important. We give employees the ability to change and alter their package to match their needs. This flexibility is self-administered through our on-line employee hub called bubble! (Winner! UK & Ireland 'Best Flexible Benefits Plan' award at the Employee Benefits Awards 2020)

An evolving world! / The future of tomorrow

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland is home to some of the best known and respected companies in the construction sector including Jewson, British Gypsum, Isover, Graham The Plumbers Merchant and Artex. We manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.

We are an equal opportunities employer, we embrace diversity and are on a mission to make our organisation inclusive and accessible to all, we believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.

We want to be a business that you'll be proud to work for; one that is committed to improving people's daily life, being responsible, doing the right thing, and to preserving the environment by embedding sustainability in all our businesses.

Apply Now to complete our quick application process and be a part of our future