Working at Allester Engineering

Allester Engineering has been in operation for over 30 years and in the last 10 years has expanded to more than 25 staff under the leadership of Jeff Allester, P. Eng., Scott Ash-Anderson, P. Eng., and Laura Garcia.

We are a dynamic, diverse, and innovative team working on residential, multi-residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial projects. Our staff are some of the best in the business and work together to ensure all of our clients receive structurally sound, aesthetically pleasing structural design for their projects. We are looking for candidates that will fit in with our corporate culture and help to bring innovative design solution to fruition.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Structural analysis and design of wood frame, concrete, steel, and masonry within the residential, multi-family and light commercial sectors
  • Coordination with other engineering and architectural disciplines to ensure cost effective structural drawings that meet the clients needs/requirements
  • Full project life cycle from assessment, design, permit application and services during construction while following Allester Engineering’s Professional Practice Plan
  • Coordination with Allester Engineering’s drafting department to ensure company guidelines and standards are met 
  • Review and approval of shop drawings developed based on Allester Engineering’s structural drawings
  • Coordination with general contractors and site to ensure all revisions to projects are up to date and fall within code requirements
  • Responding to requests for information/revisions from site
  • Scheduling and attending Site inspections to ensure construction is proceeding in accordance with Allester Engineering’s structural drawings 
  • Technical writing of reports (insurance claims, structural analysis of a site, etc.)
  • Ensuring to meet project deadlines and client expectations while managing multiple projects
  • Coordinating with Management for scheduling, deadlines, etc.
  • Tracking all time associated with each job and entering it into the project management software

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering with a structural specialization
  • Work related experience with seismic design, wood frame, steel and/or concrete preferred
  • EGBC registration is required

Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Ability to write a comprehensive technical report 
  • Ability to follow direction as given 
  • Computer design and dynamic analysis
  • Ability to Multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually with limited supervision
  • Ability to conceptualize in 3D
  • Experience with S-Frame and SAP
  • Experience with Woodworks
  • Experience on the tools an asset
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office
  • Knowledge of NBC, BCBC, VBBL
  • Ability to report to management regarding scheduling and deadlines
  • Valid BC Driver’s license Class 5 and own transport


Please send your resume to [email protected] 

AutoCAD Draftsperson


Location: Vancouver



Allester Engineering is currently looking for a passionate structural AutoCAD Drafter to join our amazing team. If you are looking to be part of a dynamic, diverse and innovative team working on residential, multi-residential and commercial projects in a quickly growing company, then this is the position for you. We are looking for candidates with the ability to work in a highly flexible, team-oriented environment that have exceptional communication skills, a positive attitude, is a quick learner with a desire to grow, is analytical and possesses organizational skills with a desire to learn. Allester Engineering offers a full benefits package and competitive salary.



Job Responsibilities

Allester Engineering is currently seeking an AutoCAD Drafter with a Structural specialization. The responsibilities will include:


  • Produce structural drawings in AutoCAD from engineer’s hand design
  • Assisting the engineers in developing structural conceptual and detailed drawings for our clients (including revisions)
  • Completing projects under company guidelines, while meeting set deadlines to our internal high standards
  • Review drawings for accuracy
  • Project coordination and organization


Job Requirements

To qualify for this role you will have the following:


  • Graduated from a CAD/Drafting program with a Certificate or Diploma 
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal
  • Competent in MS Office
  • Knowledge of the National Building Code, BC Building Code, Vancouver Building Bylaw
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and structural drawing packages
  • Ability to prepare structural engineering plans and details in AutoCAD 2014 - 2021 format
  • Familiarity with Sketch Up
  • Ability to follow directions 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually with limited supervision
  • Positive attitude 


Please send your resume to [email protected]