Engineering Leader

- Wingham, ON

Britespan is looking for an experienced Engineering Leader to join our growing team.


  • Do you want to work with an organization that empowers you, encourages you to think strategically and creatively and has THE BEST team environment?
  • Great, intellectually challenging work driving CI initiatives (not repetitive!)

We are quickly becoming the fastest growing manufacturer in the fabric building industry, and need skilled, passionate individuals to join our growing team! Britespan offers competitive wages, health benefits, and pension.


  • Title:   Engineering Leader
  • Reporting Manager:   President 
  • Direct Reports:   2
  • Primary Location:   688 Josephine Street, Wingham, ON
  • Standard Hours:   8 am – 5 pm; Monday – Friday
  • Travel Requirements:   N/A
  • Ability to work Remote:   As per company policy
  • Job Type:   Full-time, Permanent

Why Britespan?

  • Work as part of a fun and engaging team out of our corporate office
  • Freedom in creativity
  • New and challenging work (not repetitive!)
  • Experience new markets and products on a regular basis
  • Always busy; never a dull moment!
  • Be part of the team driving R&D and CI initiatives
  • Great work and intellectually challenging
  • Small, friendly team environment
  • Competitive pay
  • Annual clothing allowance
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Great Corporate Culture
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Engaged in community support / engagement initiatives
  • Growing company & industry
  • Benefit and Pension


Position Summary:

genesis-building-series-britespan-systems-incReporting to the President, the Engineering Leader is responsible for leading Britespan Engineering and Product Development.  Key aspects of these functions are personnel management, development, engagement and retention, process and efficiency improvement, design optimization and cost reductions, ensuring accurate and compliant analysis of all structural details and sealing, being focused on deadlines with a strong respect for urgency. The leadership of these departments is vital for overall organizational success. Some travel may be required from time to time.

All employees are to participate in, and positively contribute to the company culture, Health and Safety initiatives, continuous improvement and abide by the Employment Standards Act and all company policies and procedures while maintaining a customer service mindset.


Position Qualifications:


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Education & Knowledge

  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) – required.
  • Familiar with Canadian and/or United States Building Codes
  • Knowledge of welding and fabrication – asset
  • Knowledge of construction.


  • Leadership & ability to lead by example.
  • Familiar with STAAD and/or Ram Elements
  • Familiar with SolidWorks Simulation and AutoCAD.
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office suite
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate with 3rd party Engineers, Customers and End Clients.
  • Proven Ability to motivate people, instill accountability and achieve results.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities.
  • Able to operate in a high stress environment.
  • Proven track record of delivering on Quality, Budget, and Time
  • Self-starter & Team Player
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to problem solve


  • 7+ years of engineering and technical managerial experience
  • Experience in technical design, product development & drafting
  • Experience with multiple building material types
  • Experience in continuous improvement
  • Experience in structural design
  • Understanding of costing materials and buildings


  • Excellent English Communication skills (oral and written)
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Reliable with follow-up and follow-through

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  • Key and vital responsibility is the leadership of Engineering and Design
  • Manage overall personnel planning to meet and manage significant growth initiatives
  • Recruit and develop team members encouraging personal development and growth
  • Mentor and motivate team to achieve optimal results and inspire innovation
  • Conduct performance reviews for members of the development team
  • Inspire new ideas and motivate team to develop simple solutions to complex challenges
  • Create and manage continuous improvement and process development initiatives
  • Manage workflow ensuring prioritization is established and deadlines are realized
  • Establish and manage departmental budget
  • Lead and support the team in finding resolutions for manufacturing and on-site challenges
  • Liase with Sales Support on custom design solutions to optimize total costs during quoting
  • Enforce development processes and standards that enhance the team’s efficiency and the quality

Technical Capabilities

  • Review & Seal Canadian projects
  • Provide concepts and design direction to team
  • Check and verify design drawings to conform they meet design specification
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of our products and quality standards
  • Develop design standards considering material specification tolerances, manfuacturing feasiblity and supplier specifications
  • Familiar with foundation reactions, and other engineering related documents & calculations

Organizational / Structure

  • Deliver improved profitability through design and optimizations
  • Develop and execute the long-term vision for the department
  • Meet and exceed annual objectives as established by the senior leadership team
  • Allocate material, human, and financial resources to implement organizational targets
  • Establish, evaluate, and manage KPI’s to ensure we are meeting business and customer expectations
  • Influence product improvements, standardization, and product development
  • Manage and enforce document control process, ensuring all relevant parties are notified of revisions

Other / Personal

  • Work closely with the Costing & Estimating team to optimize designs
  • Work closely with operational and sales leaders to set, meet and exceed organizational goals and meet delivery deadlines
  • Work with all internal departments to ensure customer needs are met
  • Liaise with the customer, 3rd party engineering services & Architects
  • Work closely with Dealer Managers and Quality to resolve any field challenges
  • Able to establish credibility with engineers and other professionals
  • Maintain a fast-paced working environment with urgency on meeting deadlines
  • Perform other tasks as assigned in support of the business

Working Conditions / Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Walking or other means of transport
  • Standing
  • Sitting
  • Kneeling
  • Bending / twisting
  • Lifting / carrying
  • Use of upper extremities
  • Stair climbing
  • Travel: to work, within facilities, within province, international **Unchaperoned


  • Follow the guidelines outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Encourage fellow employees to work safely and to report hazardous or unsafe conditions immediately to their Supervisors
  • Follow all company policies and procedures including wearing all required PPE

About Britespan Building Systems Inc.:

Britespan has been in the steel-framed fabric structure industry since 2010 and offers the widest product line available today. We design, engineer and manufacture each product line in-house. With Authorized Dealerships across North America and Europe, Britespan is rapidly growing their global presence.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.

Interested in applying?

Please fill out the following application and attach your resume:

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Referral Bonus Details: In your application email, please put the name of the person that has referred you. The bonus shall be paid upon completion of the referred applicants probationary period.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.

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