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Vancouver, British Columbia

Engineering & Technical




Join a top employer and advance your career. Aplin has partnered with a BC-based company to hire a Design Draftsperson to join their engineering and CAD teams to prepare and deliver engineering drawings related to the company's facilities including water, liquid waste, and other works. Your drafting and design assignments may range from preliminary design up to records drawings.

The successful candidate will be a technical intermediate CAD / BIM professional with wide-ranging civil infrastructure design experience, including working experience in preparing civil utilities and/or linear infrastructure drawings. They will have several years of experience using tools such as Autodesk Civil 3D software to aid in the design of utility service projects and have considerable independence of judgment in performing drafting and civil design tasks.

  • Prepares preliminary and final engineering drawings of water, sewage, and drainage systems including sewage treatment plants, water reservoirs, pumping stations, and ancillary structures.
  • Prepares detailed structural, mechanical, and electrical drawings, topographic plans, tabulations, and bills of material and performs the technical calculations required.
  • Performs design and layout work involving water and sewer pipelines and appurtenances such as valve chambers, under the direction of an engineer; conducts investigations of proposed water and sewer pipeline routes.
  • Prepares cost estimates and job schedules and conducts field inspections of work sites; provides design and technical information; requests survey assistance when appropriate.
  • Reduces and plots field notes of traverses, topographic, and hydrographic surveys; calculates quantities of fill and cut at spoil sites.
  • Prepares orders for legal plans, and existing and future underground service reference plans and maintains progress reports.
  • Maintains records of changes and modifications; updates "as constructed" plans as appropriate and prepares "as built" drawings for completed construction and installation projects.
  • May check the work of one or more drafting subordinates.
  • Performs clerical and statistical duties related to the work.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Graduation from an Institute of Technology Certificate program in an appropriate discipline plus sound related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Sound knowledge of municipal engineering design and computerized drafting principles, practices, techniques, and standards; and mathematics.
  • Sound knowledge of construction methods, practices, and materials.
  • Ability to perform skilled drafting and to do the associated calculations accurately.
  • Ability to perform engineering design work of intermediate complexity and to prepare cost estimates and job schedules.
  • Ability to inspect construction work for technical adequacy and conformance to Municipal standards and specifications.
  • Ability to work efficiently with limited supervision and to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Good visual and numerical aptitude.
  • Skill in the use of drafting and computing instruments.

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