Drafter III

Posted Date 1 month ago(8/18/2022 2:24 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.


At this level, a Computer Aided Drafter/Designer is proficient in preparation of 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. Incumbents have a solid understanding of project requirements. This role works with teams of designers and engineers to apply information 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
  • Train others in the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D and handbooks or standards
  • Confer with design engineers and other staff members to resolve problems and create construction documents
  • Prepare quantity take-offs in a professional and organized manner
  • Review completed construction drawings for accuracy and in conformance with the applicable standards and regulations
  • Work under the direction of senior designers and engineers
  • Meet client and NV5’s requirements and standard
  • Manage and maintain design records and files
  • Complete as-built drawings
  • Fulfill assignments that require independent judgment and evaluation
  • Able to work independently with minimal or no supervision
  • Develop career via peer-learning through sharing of knowledge with other experienced designers and engineers
  • Mentor other drafter/designers
  • Minimal travel to client sites as needed (expected to be no more than 20% of time)



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Associate’s degree in relevant field

Required Skills and Experience

  • 4+ years of AutoCAD Civil 3D experience
  • Positive attitude, able to collaboratively work with others
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proficient using MS Office Suite and other relevant software
  • Knowledgeable of relevant industry standards for design and construction
  • At least 2 years of experience working in an engineering environment
  • Experience drafting utility drawings
  • Ability to work on small design tasks
  • Participate in technical and professional societies
  • Knowledge of design programs


  • 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
  • Must be able to visually interpret complex drawings


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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