Senior Drafter / Designer (Edmonton Office)

Lawson is a leading consulting and surveying company. We go into remote locations, working accurately and efficiently while maintaining a high level of safety. Throughout our history, we have successfully gathered the data needed and provided the information and guidance required by our clients, no matter the location or level of difficulty presented in each project.

Embracing the continuous advancements in our field is essential to delivering the highest value service to our clients. Lawson has made it a priority to be at the leading edge of our industry, employing the most up-to-date equipment and advanced software solutions. We maintain an inventory of GNSS systems, the latest in UAV technology, robotic total stations and digital and laser levels to enable our surveyors to collect data quickly, accurately, and with high precision.

Our Opportunity

As we continue to grow, our company is accepting applications for a remote Senior Drafter/Designer position. The successful individual with work on upcoming projects in various industry sectors, such as Municipal, Heavy Industrial and Power Distribution.

Your Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Projects Manager, the Senior Drafter / Designer will be responsible to:

  • Develop design plans and details including site layouts, project alignments, plans and profiles and sections.
  • Transform preliminary concepts and sketches into designs, plans and project informational requirements.
  • Create and calculate field layout files from digital and plan design data and provide data solutions to resolve field problems.
  • Process incoming and outgoing drafting requests and survey work orders within a defined filing system.
  • Analyze and process field and design data across a variety of formats and coordinate systems and draft as-built plans.
  • Filter as-built data onto relevant layers and surfaces, append into and maintain the as-built drawing record.
  • Ensure drawings and designs are accurate and in accordance with project scope, client specifications, standards and all applicable codes and regulations.
  • Search and utilize a variety of file formats (CAD, plan, database) for current design.
  • Perform and create volumetric calculations and surface manipulation.

Your Qualifications

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience as a draftsperson, with exposure to major infrastructure and civil engineering projects in a consultancy environment.
  • Solid experience with and/or exposure to detailed design is preferred.
  • Three-year diploma in Drafting, Municipal, or other relevant Technology (equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered on an individual basis). Eligibility for registration as a Technologist is an asset.
  • High proficiency with AutoCAD Civil3D is essential (2019 or later software is preferred)
  • High proficiency with Trimble Business Center is preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of survey methodology and survey field experience is an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering drawings, specifications, standards and construction methods.
  • Keen attention to detail, with excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Able to adapt to working in a team environment with other drafters collaborating on one project, or alone with limited supervision.
  • Strong work ethic with ability to multitask in a fast pace environment and effectively prioritize workload.

What We Offer

Empowered and motivated employees are the source of our success and the basis for our growth. We recruit energetic and motivated staff dedicated to delivering the utmost value to our clients by efficiently performing accurate surveys and providing timely professional results. We're proud of our team and committed to providing opportunities for our employees to develop both personally and professionally. You won't get lost in the numbers here, but rather enjoy positive guidance as you learn, grow and create an impact. Lawson is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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