Mass Timber Structural Engineer @ Element5

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Unique Opportunity

Participate in the creation of world-class, sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings and become an active contributor in the largest change to the construction industry in the last 50 years.

Exciting Opportunity

The project pipeline is stacked, the second manufacturing facility has officially received certification and the team continues to add highly technical specialists to support the organization’s ongoing growth.

Make an Impact

With Element5 on track to be the leading mass timber business in Canada within the next 5 years, you have the chance to join at an opportune time and be part of the organization’s legacy and long-term success.

Mass Timber Structural Engineer @ Element5

Company: Element5 Limited Partnership

Position: Mass Timber Structural Engineer

Location: Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

The construction industry continues to demand prefabricated solutions and building materials that quickly and easily assemble at lower cost are rapidly gaining influence and relevance. The term ‘mass timber’ was created in response to new and innovative timber products that are an alternative to concrete and steel in the construction of buildings from single storey to 18 storeys, across every industry sector. Due to its high-level of structural strength, environmental sustainability, unique design and prefabrication flexibility, mass timber is redefining the future of North America’s construction landscape.

Element5 are the leading team of designers, project managers, craftspeople and installation experts in the mass timber construction sector. Their mission is to push the envelope, design with people in mind and do their part to sustain the environment through the design, fabrication and assembly of aesthetically pleasing and innovative timber buildings. Their purpose is to create spaces that will help communities thrive and grow as they live, learn and work. Element5 is known for its integrated customer-oriented approach which ensures the successful delivery of high-precision and tailored timber solutions for every project that they complete.

Skills & Experience


You will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering


5+ years


You already have your professional engineering designation in Canada, ideally held in the province of Ontario, or be on track to obtain it in the near future


Well-versed in utilizing BIM and CAD systems for the technical design and detailing of steel and/or light wood frame structures


Proven track record in designing new building structures in the ICI and/or multi-unit residential space


An expertise in lateral system design that includes wind and seismic static and FE analyses of multi-storey structures

Summary of the Role

Reporting to the Director of Engineering and Technical Operations, the Mass Timber Structural Engineer will provide the structural design and detailing of mass timber structures of Element5’s projects. In addition to sound engineering designs, the structures must be suitable for manufacturing and assembly. As the Mass Timber Structural Engineer, you will balance your time between the completion of your own design deliverables and tasks while mentoring and overseeing a team of engineers and technologists for the completion of projects. Additionally, as the Element5 design team grows you will be working in tandem with the other senior leaders to put together internal resources, tools and systems to facilitate the design of innovative, efficient and effective mass timber structures.

Your stakeholders will typically be engineers but may also include land owners, general contractors, design and architecture firms, in addition to institutions and corporations. It is anticipated that the sweet spot for these projects will be 4-8 storey buildings in the $5- 8M range that include banks, restaurants, hotels, custom homes, midrise developments, multi-unit residential buildings, offices, mixed use buildings and institutions. They will partner with other organizations for larger projects and the role you play on the design side will be crucial to success in these projects.

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