Modeling / Drafting -- Civil/Structural CAD Drafter/Technician - MicroStation

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  • Office Location Special Projects - Seattle, WA
  • Post Date 2023-05-09
  • Team Special Projects - Seattle, WA

Modeling / Drafting -- Civil/Structural CAD Drafter/Technician - MicroStation

Civil/Structural CAD Drafter/Technician (Special Projects - Seattle)

Civil/Structural CAD Drafter/Technician

KPFF Special Projects is seeking a talented and driven Civil/Structural Drafter, motivated to join a team environment in our Seattle office.

As a civil/structural drafter, you will work within a team of engineers and drafters alike and become a vital key to producing construction documents that will become a part of our real-world infrastructure. Many of these projects will include civil site plans, bridges, retaining walls, underground structures, and marine structures such as piers, wharves, dolphins, floating structures, and ferry terminals.

KPFF is a large, stable company with local control of all engineering and client decisions.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

·Experience drafting in MicroStation and AutoCAD as well as setup of and compliance with various client or agency standards in MicroStation and AutoCAD.

·Willingness to learn and become proficient in unfamiliar CAD software.

·Good communication and teamwork skills.

·Prepare plans, profiles, sections, and details from rough sketches, verbal instruction, and engineers redlines.

·Structural drafting experience in concrete, steel, wood, masonry, and a basic understanding of the construction process.

·Prepare final drawings ensuring that all work (line work, blocks, etc.) conforms to the applicable CAD standards.

Minimum Qualifications

·5+ years of relevant experience preferred

·Proficiency in MicroStation V8i/Connect and AutoCAD

·Proficiency in managing external references within MicroStation AND AutoCAD environments

·Associate degreein computer-aided drafting, and/or equivalent experience and training


With over 1,250 employees nationwide,KPFFis an engineering-focused company that is organized around the philosophy that great people thrive in an environment that enables freedom and independence while also providing the necessary amount of accountability and support.

Trust and excellence are foundational values for our company. Our non-bureaucratic approach depends on passionate, trustworthy people who are dedicated to excellence in everything they do.

We focus on long term stability and prudent growth by building lasting relationships,maintaining an excellent reputation, helping improve our profession, helping our clients to succeed, and providing increasing opportunities for the great people that make up KPFF.

KPFF Special Projects– We have recognized that there are specialized issues associated with development of certain projects, which require unique management and technical skills. The KPFF Special Projects Group was established to directly address these concerns with a unique combination of focused dedication to successful delivery via specialized project managers, a highly qualified technical staff, and a predisposition to think and act innovatively. Special Projects has offices located in Seattle & Tacoma, WA and Long Beach, CA, with a total staff size of 110+ people.

Our work generally leans toward heavy civil, transportation, rail, bridge, industrial and waterfront infrastructure throughout the US. We are frequently tasked with solving unusual, multi-discipline challenges that require an innovative and team-oriented approach.

We also like to have fun and give back to our community! Social events and community outreach activities are an important part of who we are and help to strengthen our relationships.


Benefits include medical, dental (option), life insurance, short-and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, paid family leave, a subsidized ORCA bus/rail pass (Seattle office) and paid jury duty. We also provide an excellent 401K retirement savings plan with employer contributions. Additionally, KPFF provides a bonus program for its employees based upon the profitability of their Reporting Center and contributions of the employee to its success.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and a letter of interest by clicking on the “Apply” button below.

Resumes sent elsewhere will not be considered.

KPFF Consulting Engineers is committed to recruiting and employing qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.

  • Minimum Experience 5+ Experience
  • Minimum Education Associate's Degree
  • Discipline/Specialty Modeling/Drafting
  • Pay Range $70,000-$94,000