Admin/Trainee Floor Joist Designer

Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) is a part of the James Donaldson Group; and has an excellent, long standing reputation in the engineered timber sector. It is a family-owned business with a strong emphasis on outstanding customer service and innovative, solution-focused design work.

As a company we have grown to design and supply a range of products across the United Kingdom which include timber I-Joists and metal web Posi-Joists, as well as timber trusses/trussed rafters. We work on a wide range of construction projects, both commercial and residential buildings.

The Role

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated individual looking to start their career in the construction sector. Based in a busy office in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, the successful candidate will be trained to use bespoke software to design and quote for residential and commercial building projects. You will have the opportunity to work with many of the major house builders in the country, such as Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Homes and learn their detailed specification, working with buyers and site managers across the country.

Compensation & Benefits

  • A Competitive Salary, Remuneration Package and Pension Scheme
  • 30 days holiday per annum, which increases with length of service
  • Continuous professional development opportunities

Role Requirements

  • Interpreting architects’ drawings to provide layouts, quotations and design details for residential and commercial builds
  • Using bespoke software to create 2D layouts of floor areas, adhering to the clients’ specification and designing the structural elements of the floor
  • Building positive, professional relationships with site managers and buyers
  • Communicating with sites to provide technical support

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet deadlines and targets
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Attention to detail and a careful, organized approach to each task
  • Desire to progress and develop in a fast-moving industry

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