Macdonald & Lawrence's Vancouver Island shop houses a team working to the highest standard on projects that are interesting and varied. In return, M&L is committed to building a safe, fun, challenging and professional community.

M&L offers competitive compensation with benefits, solid working conditions on exciting projects.

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Timber Designer & Modeler

We are currently seeking an experienced designer to join our small, specialized team.

We are looking for an energetic, disciplined and confident personality with a good understanding of construction details. This position requires a dynamic person with a passion for architecture and structure.


  • Collaborate in conceptual designs and charette processes
  • Create clear and accurate drawings and models within agreed timescales
  • Liaise with Project Managers and Supervisors to ensure that shop drawings are appropriate to the team that will build from them
  • Contribute to pre-work briefings
  • Supervise Draftsman/Technician
  • Ensure that drawings are buildable and optimized for cost-effective construction

Experienced Timber Frame Carpenter

We are currently seeking experienced and professional Journeymen/women carpenters who bring with them a wide range of skills and a solid attitude.

As the scope of our work constantly increases in complexity, we require individuals who are keen to constantly be learning and expanding their knowledge. Along with the desire to learn, we require all members of the M&L team to:

  • Work cooperatively and realiably with the project team and crew leader
  • Lead by example and exhibit professional conduct in all aspects of work
  • Contribute to M&L’s vision
  • Adhere to M&L’s health & safety policies and WorkSafe BC requirements
  • Achieve project targets
  • Maintain quality standards
  • Demonstrate accurate and effective work methods
  • Supply and maintain a tool kit as described by M&L’s tool list.

Carpenters with M&L must demonstrate competence in all areas of carpentry. Along with being able to make solid, disciplined decisions which align both with best practices of the trade and with the M&L business model.