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About Alquinn

Our organization is a mid-size residential home builder. We’re a small, family-owned, agile team that’s built hundreds of homes over the past 10 years and we’re known as the builder’s builder (yes, we also secretly build for other builders). Many of our trades even live in Alquinn homes – which says everything about our reputation for excellence in the industry.

About the Role

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Senior Residential Architectural Technologist. The Senior Residential Architectural Technologist is a key member of the office team with daily responsibilities related to single and multi-family residential projects. The Senior Residential Architectural Technologist will lead a team who will be responsible for custom plans, spec homes and or multi-family projects from conception to permitting. This role would be responsible for the development and maintain of master plans and black line drawings used for brochures. As the team lead you would be responsible for the timing and accuracy of the companies single and multi-family projects.


This position will report directly to the Director of Pre-Construction

Key Responsibilities

  • Master Plans – Design and develop new homes models from concept to working drawings. Create black lines drawings for brochures and all plans are to be maintained and updated on an ongoing basis.

  • Custom Plans – Design and develop custom home plans from concept to working drawings. Responsible for obtaining engineering details, engineered floor/ truss layouts, widow quotes, energy modeling and custom details.

  • Architectural approvals – Be knowledgeable with all architectural guidelines for communities that we construct in. Have a strong concept in construction cost to be able to work with Architectural firms to cost effectively meet area requirements.

  • Permitting – Responsible for obtaining full building permits as per the pre-construction timelines. Report and communicating progress to the Director of Pre-Construction.

  • Mentoring the team – Review Purchase agreements and assign workloads for Drafter(s) or contractors. Secure contract work for projects or in times where excess production is required. Review of all jobs and provide mentorship for drafting team.


The successful candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • Post-Secondary Diploma in Architectural Technologies, Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in new Product Development / Design.
  • Proven work experience using AutoCAD.
  • Strong knowledge of industry, building code, and government requirements.
  • Ability to be a strong leader by coaching and developing contractors & Team Members.
  • Effective communication skills; ability to communicate with customers, Team Members and external partners.
  • Strong proficiency using Excel.
  • Advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Final notes

We’re drafting our blueprint for the next 10 years. The time is now and the time is right for us to grow and build our team. We build great houses and we build them better and faster than anyone else. But that’s just the foundation. Now, we’re looking to lead the way forward.

There are unique opportunities available for a company our size. We’re big enough to have figured out things while small enough to offer lots of headroom to grow with our family. We’re striking a balance between standards and spontaneity, process and playfulness, exacting enough to exceed the code but agile enough to afford innovation. It is a tall order but it is worth striving for.

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Part 1: Intake Questions

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