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EWP Design Manager Needed for Houston Market

Hammers[POSITION FILLED] Schaffer Associates is recruiting for an Engineered Wood (EWP) Design Manager in Houston, Texas. Our Client is a $2.5 billion lumber company with locations nationwide. Known for promoting from within the organization, the Company is highly respected as an employer and dealer within the building materials industry. The EWP Design Manager will report to the store manager and will be responsible for supervising three or more EWP Designers.

For more information, contact Dawn Youngblood at (704) 535-9939 or

Industry: Pro Dealer  |  Sector: LBM  |  Reports to: Store Manager | Location: Houston, TX

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reading and interpreting blueprints.
  • Ensuring designs are accurate, optimized, and conform to standards.
  • Requesting sealed engineering drawings and/or repair details, and following up to ensure completion, when necessary.
  • Generating EWP placement layouts for final construction.
  • Generating and providing accurate pricing for estimating purposes.
  • Aiding in training of new employees when required.
  • Providing jobsite support, with the aid of sales department, when requested.

Education & Experience:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years’ experience in design

Other Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and structural blueprints
  • Ability to calculate tributary loads, concentrated loads, and load transfers
  • Knowledge of current local codes associated with wood design
  • Proficient in basic math, geometry, and trigonometry
  • Previous experience using EWP design software