Senior CAD Technician / Drafter

Norfolk, Virginia, United States | 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 Senior CAD Technician / Drafter will be responsible for preparing plans to be used in engineering and construction, including highway, bridge and tunnel components. Also, will support our engineering department in designing and drafting plans, roadway profiles, cross-sections, and general civil engineering/infrastructure project elements.

The work assignment will be in Norfolk VA.

Become part of the largest road project in the history of the state of Virginia!

Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare means and methods drawings on the construction methods, sequence of works, temporary works, formwork definition as well as lifting operations and logistic issues, including scaffolding and accesses
  • Ensure that all the Requirements from Employers and any parties are met and that no objections can be provided to the permanent construction
  • Ensure that the drawings are developed using the workflows set in the CADD Manual
  • Ensure that those drawings are compliant with the required standards by using designated software (AutoCAD, 2D, 3D, and Autodesk Civil 3D)
  • Work closely with other departments and engineers
  • Integrate quality and safety measurements and prevent any risks in the execution methods and sequence drawings
  • Report about the progress of the design development
  • Circulate the drawings to the design or construction team for their further review and upon review, integrate the received comments through the issuance of reviewed drawings
  • Train and mentor junior drafters
  • Assist the engineering department on creating standards, libraries and templates
  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications To be successful in the role:

  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as Draftsman/CAD Designer in the construction industry and in infrastructure works (roadway, bridge, tunnel, etc.).
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
  • Minimum 1-year experience on Formwork, Work Sequences, and Construction Methods drawings.
  • Experience in infrastructure 3D Modeling such as: building pads, alignment and profile design, roadway modeling, DTM modeling, drainage, cross-sections, and quantity take-offs.
  • Experience with Microstation GEOPAK SS4 or Bentley Open roads designer.
  • Knowledge or experience in BIM software, such as Revit, Navisworks or Synchro.
  • Previous experience in tunneling projects and/or large infrastructure projects.

 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!