CAD Drafter III

Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands | Full-time


Planate Management Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA with a technical support center in the Philippines that provides program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. Planate is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) missions, along with other US federal agencies.

The CAD Drafter III will be responsible for performing professional computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) work, developing departmental plans, maps, projects, and reports.

The work of the assignment will be in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.

Contract Duration:  4 months and with the possibility of extending to fill this position permanently

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide technical AutoCAD guidance and support for CAD and other technical services as required in support of specific construction projects
  • Oversees, tracks and assigns projects to CADD designers; serves as the initial contact to review concerns with AutoCAD designers on projects; provides preliminary reviews, and directs methods and approaches of CAD design
  • Leads and coordinates CAD team; coordinates resources; schedules staff, coordinates and reviews the work of assigned CADD professionals and technicians; provides input to management regarding personnel performance evaluations; recommends training opportunities for staff
  • Attend daily status meetings, pre-construction / kick-off meetings as required.  Maintains a priority list of corners; assures monthly equipment maintenance objectives are performed and documented
  • Oversees the development of engineering designs, perform drafting duties, and interpret rough engineering sketches to produce working drawings using manual and CAD techniques. Produce architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, and electrical drawings
  • Supports all engineering and architectural disciplines with detailed drawing support for design projects
  • Review digital survey information, field notes, and sketches to determine what the information is indicating and what approach needs to be taken to create a comprehensive plan
  • Research and locate existing map data (maps and other published information) to support the creation of new plans
  • Leads, mentors and directs the work of less experienced drafters
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications to be successful in the role:

  • Associates degree (A.A.S.) from a two‐year technical school with an emphasis on computer-aided design and a minimum of five (5) years of related work or industry experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of AutoCAD 2012 (or later version) and Microsoft Office
  • Has working knowledge of computer networks and be able to install, maintain, operate and troubleshoot large format plotters
  • Ability to accurately read design drawings and calculate shapes (geometric, etc.) also required
  • Must have the capability to tie all surveys/maps to geodetic monuments set by the US Government for both horizontal and vertical control

Working Environment/Physical Requirements

  • Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions

Why Planate?

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere.  We Take Care of Our Own; Personally and Professionally, Up and Down The Line.  

We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!