Architectural Drafter Job Description

A drafter is a designer who creates physical drawings that communicate ideas and information.

Architectural drafters, also called architectural designers, usually work under the direction of an architect or other member of a design team.

A drafter uses computer-aided design software to create technical drawings and blueprints.

She also prepares supporting documentation and communicates design intent to project team members.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an experienced Architectural Drafter to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit, and be able to hit the ground running on a variety of projects. If you are a motivated self-starter with a passion for architecture, we want to hear from you!

Architectural Drafter Duties:

  • Research, analyze, and model existing structures to determine building requirements and design plans for future structures
  • Create plans and specifications based on research and analyses
  • Create drawings, sketches, and computer renderings as necessary
  • Create construction documents
  • Design and build models
  • Identify engineering, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing elements
  • Review projects to ensure compliance with building requirements
  • Produce detailed sketches, drawings, designs, and blueprints
  • Work with architects, engineers, and contractors on projects
  • Assist engineers in analyzing design information and making recommendations
  • Review and analyze plans and specifications
  • Develop blueprint drawings, sketches, and models
  • Design, prepare, and proofread technical drawings
  • Proactively identify, mitigate, and track recurring construction issues
  • Design and develop technical, process, and system

Architectural Drafter Responsibilities:

  • Prepare architectural drawings for site design and landscape architecture
  • Work on projects from conception to final construction documentation, and collaborate with civil engineers, architects, and landscape architects
  • Prepares and reviews preliminary sketches, working drawings, and detail drawings, and coordinates with vendors and clients
  • Interact with clients, vendors, and contractors, and attend meetings to ensure projects remain on schedule
  • Keep up to date with technology, and incorporate CAD and BIM systems into workflow

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or experience in architectural drafting
  • Excellent knowledge of scales and measurements
  • Knowledge of design practices and building codes
  • Proficient in the use of standard drafting equipment
  • Knowledge of architectural terms and materials
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work with architectural plans, elevations

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We encourage applications from all races, religions, nationalities, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We also value the unique perspectives of veterans and individuals with disabilities.