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Drafter/Design Engineer

Kirkland, WA 98033

Industry: Executive Job Number: 61383
Local engineering and Land Surveying company has an immediate need for a professional land surveyor. We are a smaller but growing organization that has been in business for the better part of 40 years. We do projects in both the private and public sector.  This is not your average " robotic" firm;  we like to have fun while we work. 


  • Must be well versed in the preparation of construction documents for structural and civil engineering design.
  • Must be fluent in Civil 3D 
  • Must be able to accurately draw from sketches or specifications using appropriate symbology, terms, procedures and drafting standards.
  • Prepare bills of material, schedules, and assist engineering personnel with formal drawing transmittals and construction issues.
  • Assist project personnel to revise drawings to reflect as-built conditions.
  • Draw civil plans (site plans, grading and stormwater plans, utility plans), diagrams, and profiles, using cross-sections and surveys.
  • Create templates and other standard drawings. Ability to create styles and other template type components in Civil 3D.
  • Prepare structural plans and documents for buildings and other structure types. Plans include foundations, framing, elevations, sections, etc. Draft plans and detailed drawings for structural concrete, steel structures, and installations for various construction projects working from sketches, verbal instructions or notes.
  • Determine the order of work and method of presentation, such as orthographic or isometric drawing.
  • Review rough sketches, drawings, specifications, and other engineering data received from civil and structural engineers to ensure that they conform to design concepts.
  • Effective communication with the design team to plan, develop drawings, basic design models and resolve problems.
  • May require travel to plant/job site.

Job Requirements:
  • Must have a working knowledge of the Windows Operating System including email, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and computer-aided drafting applications (Civil 3D).
  • Bachelor’ s degree in drafting/design/engineering technology or equivalent 3-4 years of industry related civil and/or structural experience.
  • Additional Skills Required for the role include:
  • Basic construction experience or knowledge
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Basic construction experience or knowledge
  • Good Communication Skills (Active Listening, Verbal and Written)
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Attention to Detail
  • Strong desire to learn and help others

Salary to be determined based on experience and expertise.



Andrew Heard
Branch Manager

Andrew Heard is originally from Portland, OR and has a stellar track record with Opti as both a top producing Recruiter and Branch Manager. He started working as a Skilled Trades recruiter in our Portland Branch in 2012. After running a successful skilled trades desk and winning numerous performance awards Andrew was promoted to manager of the Portland Branch in December of 2013. Recently, Andrew joined the team in Seattle as their branch manager. “Loving working at Opti Staffing Group since 2012. Being part of this amazing organization allows me to help people secure a better future for themselves as well as their families. I also really like the philanthropy work that we do and feel as strongly as the organization does about giving back. I enjoy working with everyone at Opti Staffing Group so much and consider them to be part of my extended family. I come in everyday with a smile on my face and leave with an even bigger one. I’m one of the select few people in society that can truly say that I love what I do. The everyday connections and bonds that I’m able to build are turning to be lifetime connections. I can say that I’m very proud to have the fortune of working at Opti Staffing. The owners of the organization do a phenomenal job of keeping consistent with creating a rewarding, fun, and exciting culture.”

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