Drafter II

Posted Date 1 month ago(8/18/2022 2:23 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-CA-San Diego
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


The second-level Computer Aided Drafter/Designer prepares construction drawings and documents for multiple systems, including natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines, substation, underground, and overhead electrical projects including physical layouts, elevations, schematics, and wiring diagrams. Technicians continue developing a greater understanding of project requirements. This role performs assignments designed to transfer information from Designers and Engineers to electronic drawing files.


  • Use computer-aided drafting tools such as AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, MicroStation, and Revit, as well as technical handbooks, utility standards, tables, and calculators
  • Develop intermediate-level skills in use of AutoCAD Civil 3D and handbooks or standards
  • Confer with designers, engineers and other staff members to resolve problems and create construction documents
  • Begin to learn design skills
  • Learn to prepare quantity take-offs in a professional and organized manner
  • Work under the direction of senior designers and engineers
  • Meet client and NV5’s requirements and standards
  • Manage and maintain design records and files
  • Begin to complete as-built drawings independently
  • Increase ability to fulfill assignments that require independent judgment and evaluation
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Develop career via peer-learning through sharing of knowledge with other experienced designers and engineers
  • Minimal travel to client sites as needed (expected to be no more than 10% of time)



  • High school diploma or equivalent

Required Skills and Experience

  • 2-5 years of AutoCAD Civil 3D experience
  • 2-5 experience drafting in a utility or power-delivery environment
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant software
  • Positive attitude, able to collaboratively work with others
  • Be able to mentor others
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Some knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, PLS-CADD
  • Knowledge of NV5, client, and industry standards


  • Based on timely, accurate completion of work
  • Attends in-house seminars and educational opportunities outside of the offices 

Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Certificate of Training in technical drafting or equivalent work in engineering environment

Physical Demands:

  • This position requires sitting for extensive periods of time


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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