222 Mapleview Dr. W., Ste. 300, Barrie, Ontario L4N 9E7

Residential Designer

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About The Opportunity

Creative, solution-driven, dedicated, kind, curious, skilled! These are the qualities that drive every team member at Gerrits Engineering to excel. Our passion for the work, our clients and our community has made us successful and determines how we show up for our clients and our team members. We seek these qualities in every new hire.

Gerrits Engineering provides excellence in a wide range of engineering design services including civil (land development), structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering. We are focused on building and site services, municipal development, and commercial and residential development services.

Based in beautiful Barrie, Ontario, Gerrits Engineering is a full-service Consulting Engineering firm that specializes in Civil, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering. Since 2006, Gerrits has been delivering outstanding designs and topnotch service which has resulted consistent in growth. At present, we have delivered projects to nearly 2000 unique clients.

We are currently hiring for a new Intermediate Residential Designer to join our team of exceptional professionals.

If you’re excited by developing innovative and efficient solutions and focused on a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to design, we want to hear from you!

As an Intermediate Residential Designer, you will be part of the backbone of our Residential/Structural Engineering and Design Department. You will be assisting senior designers prepare residential design drawings and develop detailed structural drawings for residential building projects in Autodesk Revit all while working with an experienced team of designers, engineers, and project managers. Our clients bring us a wide array of fun and challenging projects ranging from single family residences, subdivisions, multi-unit and multi-story condominiums/apartments. We design new construction projects, tenant fit ups, and small to complex renovations. Your contributions will ensure that we meet project design objectives, client requirements, and maintain the high level of client satisfaction that we’re known for.

Why Work with Us?

We’re more than just an award-winning engineering firm, we’re a people-first company that strives to live our core values every day.

Our incredible team of nearly 40 people, genuinely enjoy working and spending time together. We live by our Mission, Vision, and Values – especially focusing on ensuring our people go home in better shape than when they came to work.

We offer a relaxed office environment, a flexible work schedule, and a flat organization structure that creates opportunities for our people to thrive professionally and personally, while ensuring our client’s needs are exceeded in all our projects.

Gerrits Engineering is a place where authentic creativity meets innovation and teamwork. We believe in empowering people and opening doors for new opportunities. We offer a competitive compensation package, matching RRSP/DPSP contributions, time off when you need it, a remote/office hybrid work model, mentorship and room for advancement, and office space you’ll love.

If you’re looking for a place that values strong relationships and embraces diverse ideas, then Gerrits Engineering is the place for you!

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop preliminary residential designs and plans in accordance with project requirements and specifications;
  • Ensure that residential designs meet compliance with relevant codes and standards while staying within allocated budgets and timelines;
  • Design residential plans to align with the Gerrits Standard and conduct thorough reviews to ensure compliance before submission;
  • Maintain an appropriate level of detail within residential designs to meet project needs and requirements;
  • Collaborate with other departments and engineers to coordinate drawings and ensure accuracy and alignment across various aspects of the project;
  • Attend occasional site meetings to document compliance and identify deficiencies in comparison to the drawings.
  • Perform various engineering calculations using applicable software and engineering design standards to ensure accuracy and efficiency in designs;
  • Actively participate in internal initiatives aimed at improving processes, design standards, and overall efficiency;
  • Continuously review current development guidelines for the related township, city, or municipality to ensure designs align with the latest regulations;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary education in Architectural and/or Structural design or drafting technology
  • 1-3 years of experience in residential design (including co-op placements)

What You Bring to Gerrits Engineering

Gerrits Engineering is a place where authentic creativity meets innovation and teamwork. We believe in empowering people and opening doors for new opportunities. We offer competitive compensation packages, matching RRSP/DPSP contributions, time off when you need it, a remote/office hybrid work model, mentorship and room for advancement, and office space you’ll love.

We love what we do, so naturally we’re searching for people who bring the same kind of passion to their everyday work life. At Gerrits, we’re committed to creating a Super Culture comprised of many different people, all aligned to a common goal. We’re not looking for the “typical employee”, we’re seeking individuals who mirror our culture and the folks you’ll be working with.

We’re seeking a few great people who:

  • Leads with kindness and understanding;
  • Are always looking for a win-win;
  • Are excellent with written and oral communication that is clear and concise;
  • Excel at time-management and thrive under pressure;
  • Belief that nobody purposefully under-performs and that it’s usually a misunderstanding of expectations or a failure to communicate effectively;
  • Understands that conflict is healthy when there is resolution and understanding as a result;
  • Able to work in high stress situations, while maintaining integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality;
  • Has a real grasp at organizational and attention to detail;
  • Know and love Microsoft Office, Revit, CAD.

Employment Terms

This is a full-time permanent position located in Barrie, ON, which requires a 37.5h workweek. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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We thank you for your interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Gerrits Engineering Limited welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you’re applying for a job and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to workhere@gerreng.com and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by local law.

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